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 up over rollers.

Old film about the Ionian at Aldeborough

Here’s another film treat, this time about a trawler converted to a houseboat on the beach at Aldeborough. Does anyone have memories and stories to share?

As a young boy holidaying with my family in the area in the 1960s, I remember being intrigued by the old hulk – but my parents warnings and the strong smell of wee kept me out of there.