Today Armed Forces Day is being celebrated from 10.30am to 4.30pm in Hastings (though it was yesterday); see website. Also, starting a wee bit later, from noon until 4pm will be The Wonders of the Deep Kraken Hunt – "A treasure hunt with a difference!" This is a Hastings Borough Bonfire Society celebration of the 100th year sine the birth of 'Oxo', Leslie Ernest Richardson (born on the 15th November 1917).
Today, the Bonfire Society will be taking to the streets and pubs of the old town in search of 'wonders of the deep' cards, leading to the discovery of the Kraken, "the greatest sea monster of all." All competitors will be given a list of clues to the pubs, all with names connected to the sea. Once pubs have been tracked down, answering a question correctly earns points towards a chance to win The Great Kraken Hunt.
The Hastings Borough Bonfire Society invites people to go along and join in, or to just "watch the fun." Starting out from the Cinque Ports Arms, All Saints Street, 12.00-12.30pm; entry costs £5, and dress is expected to be nautical or steampunk.
Enjoy the day!