Hastings promenade

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ColinL
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Hastings promenade

Postby ColinL » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:30 pm

Visiting Hastings for a few days.

Pleased to see the introduction and growth of plants and shrubs around the crazy golf in the Old Town. Saw several groups of youths on the course during the day just having a good laugh with each other at their shots, failures and successes. The Pelham roundabout with the simple fountain and vegetation was soothing to the eye although not spectacular.

Not many on the beach but plenty of people walking and cycling along the prom. (5.30 am cyclists group at the pier!) Plenty of people on the East and West Hills. Good 'cafe Ki', in George Sreet well worth a visit for their home cooked and unusual menu.

Keep it up guys

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Re: Hastings promenade

Postby Richard » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:50 pm

There is plenty of cycling stuff of interest.
A new venture near Warrior Square, down to the lower beach level is "Bike Lab", they seem to know about fixing/training bike repairs/maintenance.

http://www.hightidecycles.co.uk/local/

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Re: Hastings promenade

Postby ColinL » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:40 pm

Also good to see the various interpretation boards near places of interest in addition to any blue plaques. For example at the lower end of Wallinger's Walk a board explains that Revd Wallinger was the first vicar of St Mary in the Castle and that his mansion and grounds was the site of the current surrounding housing. AS a young boy I remember that the house was a ruin with ivy and weeds covering what was left of a once fine house. It was nicknamed 'the jungle'. In addition for those interested in architecture a nearby board explains the original development of Castledown Terrace, which is still a privately maintained road rather than being part of the town. It was the heyday of private schools for young ladies to ensure they were educated in the necessary knowledge for a wife: that is a little sewing or embroidery, some music or non-professional art and perhaps a continental language, but certainly not public affairs to 'worry their pretty little heads about'!

Luckily however, some young women did break out of the mould and learn about sciences, medicine, and become renowned in their specialisms.


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