HASTINGS OLD TOWN CARNIVAL WEEK
PROGRAMME 2017

Old Hastings Preservation Society Old Town Walks
OLD TOWN WALKS
Hastings Old Town Carnival Week

Hastings Old Town Carnival

Free Old Town Walks

Tuesday 1st August,
Thursday 3rd August,
Friday 4th August
All at 2.30pm and start at the TOP of the West Hill Lift and proceed gently down - hill, taking about 90 minutes. Join us for a fascinating tour of Hastings Old Town, the premier ancient Cinque Port, with its wealth of medieval, Tudor and later historic buildings and twittens and cat-creeps. It is a town steeped in history, going back to long before 1066 and forward beyond its front-line position in the Second World War.
Find out why famous artists, authors and celebrities of their day flocked to the town. It has been said that there are more paintings of Hastings than of any other English resort! Hastings also attracted famous authors such as Byron, Keats, the Rossettis, Dickens, Lewis Carroll and Catherine Cookson.
Although there is no charge for these walks, OHPS welcomes donations to the charity.
For more information and to book a walk for a group of adults email ohpswalks@gmail.com or phone 01424 461446. Steps make this walk unsuitable for wheelchairs.

Hastings Fishermen’s Museum, Stade Guided Walk
FREE GUIDED WALKS

Saturday 29th July,
Sunday 30th July,
Monday 31st July,
Friday 4th August,
Sat 5th August,
Sunday 6th August.
All at 11am, meet at the Fishermen’s Museum duration 1-1½hours. Join our volunteer guides to explore the Stade Fishing Quarter. Discover the history of our sustainable Fishery and its community. The walk takes a maximum of one and a half hours and is free but donations are appreciated to support the continuing work of the Fishermen’s Museum. Maximum 15 people. Walks for groups can be arranged through the Fishermen’s Museum. Suitable footwear advised. Walks are on a level but the ground may be uneven. Mobility needs? Please contact the museum in advance. School and other group visits can prebook educational tours.
Hastings Fishermen’s Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW. Tel: 01424 461446. email stadewalks@gmail.com

Twittens and Cat Creeps

Sunday 30th July 3.15pm
Tuesday 1st August 3.15 pm
Thursday 3rd August 3.15pm
Saturday 5th August 3.15pm
Sunday 6th August 3.15pm

Meet at Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore. An interesting and unusual guided walking tour of hidden narrow footpaths, flights of steps and nooks & crannies, many with a tale to tell. The tour, lasting approx 1hr 20 mins, involves some steps and steep inclines and will include amusing factual and historical anecdotes. Conducted by Clive Richardson, British Tourist Authority Blue Badge Guide. Tickets in advance £4.75 adults, children £3.50 under 14, from Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore or from guide on the walk at £5.50 adults, £4.00 children under 14. Donation to Shipwreck Museum and OHPS.

Twilight Smugglers Walk

Saturday 29th July 6.45pm
Friday 4th August 6.45pm
Meet at Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore.
An atmospheric and entertaining guided walk of approx 1hr 20 mins around the Old Town and fishing quarter, with true stories of smuggling in Hastings in the 18th and early 19th centuries and the involve ment of local people. Conducted by Clive Richardson, British Tourist Authority Blue Badge Guide. Tickets in advance
£4.75 adults, children £3.50 under 14, from Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore or from guide on the walk at £5.50 adults, £4 children under 14. Donation to Shipwreck Museum and OHPS.

Foyle’s Walk

Sunday 30th July 1.30pm
Tuesday 1st August 1.30pm
Saturday 5th August 1.30pm
Sunday 6th August 1.30pm
Meet at Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore. A fascinating ‘war time’ guided walk of approx 1 hour, taking in most of the Hastings TV film locations used for this popular TV series. Conducted by Clive Richardson, British Tourist Authority Blue Badge Guide. Tickets in advance £4.75 adults, children £3.50 under 14, from Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore or from guide on the walk at £5.50 adults, £4.children under 14. Donation to Shipwreck Museum and OHPS.

Exploring the Lost Roads of the Old Town

Monday 31st July 2pm
Thursday 3rd August 4.30pm
Meet at Hastings History House. The Old Town lost roads, twittens and rows when the “slum” clearances began which ultimately paved the way for the A259 to drive its way through the heart of the community. This walk looks at the traces of these that can still be seen in the Old Town today. Tickets £4 from Hastings History House 

A Literary and Artistic Stroll over the East Hill and down High Wickham

Wednesday 2nd August 4pm
Meet at lower station of East Hill Cliff Railway.but please purchase your tickets first from Hastings History House. Tickets £5 which includes a ride up to the East Hill  

Dandies and Dragoons

Thurs 3rd August 10am
Meet at Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse St. A look at Hastings Old Town during the Napoleonic period. Tickets £4

Hastings Ghost Walks

Monday 31st July 7.30pm
Tuesday 1st August 7.30pm
Meet at the Chess Square, Butlers Gap, George Street. Tickets £5 adults and £2.50 children under 12. No booking required. Spooky things are happening in Hastings Old Town! The dead are rising from their graves and walking the streets of Hastings once more and they have many stories to tell!. Come and step back in time and meet the colourful characters who have made up the dark past of this town, but be warned…your curiosity might be the death of you! Family friendly and arrangements can be made for disabled access [Please email hastingsghostwalks@gmail.com if you need assistance]. Walk ends at the Stade opposite the Dolphin.

 

Not to be confused with Hastings Week,

Pictures from Hastings Old Town Carnival Week can be seen in the photogallery

Hastings Old Town Carnival Week