Cyril and Lilian Bishop, Hastings

The good folks of Hastings did it! The 1931 Hastings lifeboat and Dunkirk little ship Cyril and Lilian Bishop has been made beautiful as could be, and now stands outside the town’s All Saints Church. Read more about her here. Advertisements

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On the beach at Hastings

Last week my son and I went to Hastings beach for an outing and to have a look at the fishing fleet…. Here’s what I came back with… One of the best bits was watching one of the beach-based fleet boats landing. They literally drive straight at the beach, catch a line and get hauled … Continue reading “On the beach at Hastings”

The George Woods photographic collection: fishermen and boats at Hastings in the 1880s and 90s

The George Woods Collection of photographs held by East Sussex Libraries is a fantastic thing – and you can see it for yourself on Flickr. Many of the photos are very posed – with men dressed in oilies on what are clearly dry, fair-weather days and girls in summer frocks – but they do present … Continue reading “The George Woods photographic collection: fishermen and boats at Hastings in the 1880s and 90s”