Monday, 15 July 2019

Old Town Guided Walk


Tomorrow afternoon (16th July) sees the continuation of the regular Tuesday Old Hastings Preservation Society (OHPS) free guided walk of Hastings Old Town (website). If you wish to take part, and it is well worth it, meet up by the top of the West Hill Lift (lower entrance at the west end of George Street) by 2.30pm. An OHPS volunteer will guide your exploration of the historic buildings of the old town, the twittens and the cat creeps, and tell you why 'celebrities of their day flocked to Hastings' and, indeed, why many still do!


The walk proceeds gently downhill, with some steps, and lasts about 2 hours. It is provided free of charge, though the OHPS would be grateful for any donations made, many thanks. Wearing comfortable walking shoes is sensible, and the weather forecast is for a sunny day, so please be prepared, particularly, if like me, you catch the sun quickly, hat and/or Factor 50 may well be appropriate, and enjoy yourselves!

Sunday, 14 July 2019

S.O.S. Save Our Seas!


Further to my blog yesterday about Pirate Day today, a reminder to do our best to make this a Plastic Free Pirates day and to help to Save Our Seas by turning the tide on litter! #turningthetideonlitter #plasticfreepirates #saveourseas 

The Met Office (website) suggests maybe rain early doors, but drying out by the time of the events of the day, please enjoy yourselves me 'arties!

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Hastings Pirate Day 14th July 2019


Tomorrow is not only Bastille Day, but it's Hastings Pirate Day too! People were already setting up for Pirate Day yesterday (eg see above image), so you may be sure that there will be much to see, do and enjoy. The organisers have had to raise more funds themselves as there are now fewer sponsors (crowdfunder), and although Hastings already has the world record of Pirates on a Beach at 14,231, an attempt will be made to gain the World Record for the largest human image of a boat, on Pelham Place Beach at 12.30 pm; requiring over 6,000 pirates to turn up please.  For more information about events go to the official facebook page.


Music, displays, refreshments, pirate market, Hastings will be awash with pirates too, another opportunity to dress up obviously. The RNLI Lifeboat Station down at The Stade will be providing refreshments and entertainment too from 11.00 am, and you can take a look at the new speedy lifeboat if you haven't already seen it.

Ever environmentally aware, there are tips for a 'Plastic Free Pirates' Day, primarily, please bring your own reusable drinking vessels, eg if you still have a reusable Fat Tuesday or Beer Festival plastic vessel, or bring a pewter tankard if, like me, you have one, because the police will be banning the use of glasses in pubs for the day.

Whatever, enjoy Pirates Day me 'arties, yo ho ho!!

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Why No Weekend Blogs?


So why didn't I write any blogs over the weekend? Personal really, partly as I had no internet access excepting on my mobile, but mainly because my brother was given 2 free tickets for Wimbledon Tennis by a friend of his, many thanks to Dan's mate Richard. This was on Friday afternoon, and we saw a couple of very good matches on Court Number 2, but the heat got the better of us, no shade at all, plenty of Factor 50 and a cap to wear just about got me through to when we decided to pub it, cheers!


On Saturday we walked about 20 miles, in the morning to another friend of Dan's flat to water their plants whilst they were away. In the afternoon to Mortlake Cemetery to tidy up the family grave (Great-Grandmother and Great-Aunt, both Mum's side of the family, and ashes of Mum, Grandma and Grandad); sadly the miniature box hedge has died.


On Sunday we walked another 16-18 miles to Southwark and back to attend Henry V played at Shakespeare's Globe theatre (website). Another fine performance at this excellent venue, and still only £5 if you are happy to stand as a 'groundling' and we were right at the front, always guaranteed to get you involved with the cast!

So, Wimbledon tennis, and a decent Shakespeare play for just a fiver each over the weekend, and ales for just £1.79 a pint, can't be bad...

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Old Town Guided Walk This Afternoon...


This afternoon sees the regular Tuesday Old Hastings Preservation Society (OHPS) free guided walk of Hastings Old Town (website). If you wish to take part, meet up by the top of the West Hill Lift (lower entrance at the west end of George Street) by 2.30pm. An OHPS volunteer will guide your exploration of the historic buildings of the old town, the twittens and cat creeps, and tell you why 'celebrities of their day flocked to Hastings' and many still do!


The walk proceeds gently downhill, with some steps, and lasts about 2 hours. It is provided free of charge, though the OHPS would be grateful for any donations made, many thanks. Wearing comfortable walking shoes is sensible, and the weather forecast is for a bright day, though it's a wee bit overcast right now, anyway, please be prepared, particularly, if like me, you catch the sun quickly, hat and/or Factor 50 could be appropriate, and enjoy yourselves!