HASTINGS OLD TOWN CARNIVAL WEEK
GUIDED WALKS 2012
 
 
Not to be confused with Hastings Week, 6th - 14th OCTOBER 2012
 
 
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Old Hastings Preservation Society Old Town Walk
FREE OLD TOWN WALKS DURING CARNIVAL WEEK
Tuesday 31st July 2.30 Wednesday 1st August 2.30 Thursday 2nd August 2.30 Friday 3rd August 2.30
All walks start at 2.30pm at the TOP of the West Hill Lift and proceed gently downhill, 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,. Many are hidden in narrow passages, known here as Twittens often unseen by tourists. Many of these buildings have fascinating histories.Learn about the important part Hastings played in piracy and smuggling.Find out why celebrities flocked to Hastings, many settling permanently in the town. Artists including Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites came and delighted in painting local scenes. 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. 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.
Although there is no charge for these walks, OHPS welcomes donations to the charity.Student groups must pre-book on 01424 420555 or online at walks@ohps.org.uk.
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Stade Guided Walk
Saturday 28th July 3pm
Sunday 29th July 3pm
Monday 30th July 11am
Tuesday 31st July,3pm
Friday 3rd August 3pm
Sat 4th August 11am
Sunday 5th August 11am

Meet at the Lifeboat station
Join our volunteer guides for a walk of the Stade exploring the history of our unique Fishing 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. If you have mobility needs please contact the museum in advance.
Hastings Fishermen’s Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW tel: 01424 461446.E mail stadewalks@gmail.com
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Twittens and Cat Creeps
Sunday 29th July 4pm
Tuesday 31st July,2.30pm
Friday 3rd August 2.30pm
Saturday 4th August 1.45pm
Sunday 5th August 3.30pm

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 20mins, 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 adults, children £3  under 14, from Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore or from guide on the walk at £4.50 adults, £3.50 children under 14. Donation to Shipwreck Museum and OHPS.

Twilight Smugglers Walk
Saturday 28th July 7.30pm
Tuesday 31st July, 7.30pm
Friday 3rd August 7.30pm
Sunday 5th August 7.30pm

Meet at Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore
An atmospheric and entertaining guided walk of approx 1hr  20mins around the Old Town and fishing quarter, recounting true stories of smuggling  in Hastings in the 18th and early 19th centuries and the involvement of local people. Conducted by Clive Richardson, British Tourist Authority Blue Badge Guide. Tickets in advance £4 adults, children £3 under 14, from Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore or from guide on the walk at £4.50 adults, £3.50 children under 14. Donation to Shipwreck Museum and OHPS

The Hastings Horror Walk
Monday 30th July 8pm
Wednesday 1st August 8pm
Friday 3rd August 8pm
Sunday 5th August 8pm
Meet St Clements steps opposite Swan Gardens, High Street, Tickets Adult £7 accompanied Child £4. Duration approx 1 hour 20mins. Dogs on short leads permitted. Wheelchair accessible
Grim and Gruesome local history featuring true tales of terror from the Old Town’s less illustrious past. Definitely not for the squeamish. Content may not be suitable for some children.

Foyle’s Walk
Sunday 29th July 2pm
Wednesday 1st August 3.30pm
Sat 4th August 3.30pm
Sunday 5th August 1.45pm

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 adults, children £3 under 14, from Shipwreck Museum, Rock a Nore or from guide on the walk at £4.50 adults, £3.50 children under 14. Donation to Shipwreck Museum and OHPS

Exploring the Lost Road of the Old Town
Monday 30th at 3pm and Wednesday 1st at 2.00pm From Hastings History House.
The Old Town lost many roads, twittens and rows when the “slim 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 £3

Exploring Old Town Churchyards
Sunday 29th July 3pm
Thursday 2nd August 7pm
Sat 4th August 3pm
Meet Stables Theatre Car Park entrance The Bourne
Guided walk discovering local funerary art and the origins of bygone, sometimes bizarre, burial practices.
Tickets Adult £6 accompanied Child £3.50. Duration approx 1 hour 20mins. No dogs please. Uneven surfaces, unsuitable for wheelchairs or buggies.

Old Town Health Walk
Monday 30th July 2pm
Meet opposite The Jenny Lind, High Street
An hour’s walk through the Old Town, up and down steps, through twittens.  Please wear comfortable shoes.  Not accessible for wheelchairs.  Donations to OHPS welcome.

After Dark Ghost Walk
Saturday 28th July 8.30pm
Sunday 29th July 8.30pm
Tuesday 31st July,8.30pm
Thursday 2rd August 8.30pm
Sat 4th August 10pm
Meet St Clements steps opposite Swan Gardens, High Street, Tickets Adult £7 accompanied Child £4. Duration approx 1 hour 20mins. Dogs on short leads permitted. Wheelchair accessible
Informative descriptions of a wide variety of Old Town hauntings with thought provoking explanations of the inner workings of the elusive spirit world. Dare you join  us?

Regency Walk
Sunday 5th August 2 pm
Meet Hastings History House 21 Courthouse Street. Tickets £3 numbers limited
Explore the development of Hastings in the Regency Period and life at that time we end in a flat in Pelham Crescent where participants may partake of appropriate refreshments for a donation to OHPS.

Exploring the Architecture of All Saints Street
Tuesday 31st July at 11am
Meet at Hastings History House, Courthouse Street Tickets £3 numbers limited
A walk with John Shirlaw looking at the wealth of building styles and details in historic All Saints Street.

Desperate Fishwives
Saturday 28th July 3pm
Sunday 29th July 11am
Sunday 5th August 11am
Meet Chessboard, Butlers Gap, George Street. Tickets Adult £6 Accompanied Child £3.50
A guided walk tracing the highs and lows of one of Britain’s most celebrated fisheries down the centuries.
Dogs on short leads permitted. Wheelchair accessible.

Plants of the Shingle and Microclimate of the Old Town
Saturday 28th July 3pm
Wednesday 1st August 2.pm
Meet at Shipwreck Museum Rock-a-Nore
Tickets in advance £4 adults £3 children under 14 from Shipwreck Museum Rock-a-Nore Road on from the guide on the walk £4.50 Adults and £3.50 Children. Donation to Shipwreck Museum and OHPS.
An unusual walk of approx 1 hour discovering both plants growing on the shingle and others in tucked away sunny and sheltered corners of the Old Town. Usually found in warmer climes, this walk will reveal their hiding places.

 
 
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Twittens and Cat Creeps Walk   4 pm   2:30 pm   2:30 pm 1:45 pm 3:30 pm
Old Hastings Preservation Society Old Town Walk     2:30 pm 2:30pm 2:30 pm 2:30 pm  

Stade Guided Walk

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3 pm 11 am 3 pm   3 pm 11 am 11 am
Desperate Fishwives 3 pm 11 am       11 am
Old Town Health Walk   2 pm      
Exploring the Architecture of All Saints Street     11 am      
Exploring the Lost Roads of the Old Town   3 pm 5:30 pm    
Regency Walk         2 pm
Foyle’s Walk   2 pm   3:30 pm   3:30 pm 1:45 pm
Exploring Old Town Churchyards   3 pm     7 pm   3 pm  
The Hastings Horror Walk   8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm
Twilight Smugglers Walk 7:30 pm   7:30 pm   7:30 pm 7:30 pm
After Dark Ghost Walk 8:30 pm 8:30 pm   8:30 pm   8:30 pm   10 pm  
Plants of the Shingle and Micro climate of the Old Town 3 pm       2 pm      

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