HASTINGS OLD TOWN CARNIVAL WEEK
3-11 August 2013
WALKS PROGRAMME 2013

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Not to be confused with Hastings Week, 12th - 20th OCTOBER 2013
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Can’t decide which walk to go and when?
Old Hastings Preservation Society Old Town Walk. plan your week from this list click on walk.

Hastings Old Town Walks

FREE OLD TOWN WALKS DURING CARNIVAL WEEK
Saturday 3rd August,
Tuesday 6th August,
Thursday 8th August,
Friday 9th August
Saturday 10th August

All at 2.30pm All walks start 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 and
twittens. 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. 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 email walks@ohps.org.uk.
Steps make this unsuitable for wheelchairs.

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Stade Guided Walk
Saturday 3rd August 3pm
Sunday 4th August 3pm
Monday 5th August 11am
Tuesday 6th August 11am
Friday 9th August 3pm
Sat 10th August 11am
Sunday 11th August 2pm

Meet at the Lifeboat station. Join our volunteer guides for a guided walk of the Stade and explore 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
Saturday 3rd August 3.30
Tuesday 6th August 2pm
Saturday 10th August 1.45
Sunday 11th August 3.30

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.

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Twilight Smugglers Walk
Saturday 3rd August 7.15pm
Thursday 8th August 6pm
Friday 9th August 7.15pm

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

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The Hastings Horror Walk
Sunday 4th August 7.30pm
Tuesday 6th August 8 pm
Thursday 8th 8.30pm
Sunday 11th 7.30pm

Meet St Clements steps opposite Swan Gardens, High Street, Tickets Adult £8 accompanied Child £5 no reservations necessary. 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. Donation to OHPS

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Foyle’s Walk
Saturday 3rd August 2pm
Tuesday 6th August 3.30pm
Sat 10th August 3.30pm
Sunday 11th 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

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Exploring the Lost Roads of the Old Town
Friday 9th 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 £3.50 from Hastings History House

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After Dark Ghost Walk
Saturday 3rd August 8.30pm
Monday 5th August 8.30pm
Wednesday 7th August 8.30pm
Friday 9th August 8.30pm

Meet St Clements steps opposite Swan Gardens, High Street, Tickets Adult £8 accompanied Child £5 no reservations necessary. Duration approx 1 hour 20mins. Dogs on short leads permitted. Wheelchair accessible Informative descriptions of a wide variety of local
hauntings with thought provoking explanations. Dare you join us? Donation to OHPS

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Old Town Health Walk
Monday 5th August 2pm
Meet Opposite the Jenny Lind. An hours walk along the twittens of the Old Town. Please wear suitable
shoes.

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Dandies and Dragoons – a Regency Walk
Monday 5th August 2 pm
Weds 7th August 2pm

Meet Hastings History House 21 Courthouse Street.
Tickets £3.50 from Hastings History House The Georgian period was a time of great change for Hastings; explore the evidence in Hastings Old Town and discover the legacy of some of the characters who helped put Hastings on the map. There will be hills and steps on this walk.

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Exploring the Architecture of All Saints Street
Tuesday 6th August 10.30am
The walk will start with a short presentation in Hastings History House, Courthouse Street followed by a walk with John Shirlaw looking at the wealth of building styles and details in historic All Saints Street. Tickets £3.50

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Outside the Wall – exploring the“suburbs”
Thurs 8th August 10 am
Meet at Hastings History House, 21 Courthouse Street. Discover traces of the Old Town Wall and the life outside it. George Street was known as the “suburbs” as Hastings began to expand along the sea front; from gentlemen’s club to the poor house all human life was there. Tickets £3.50

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Pirates and Wreckers
Saturday 3rd August 7pm
Sunday 4th August 3pm
Wednesday 7th August 7pm
Thursday 8th August 7pm
Sunday 11th August 11am

Meet St Clements steps opposite Swan Gardens, High Street, Tickets Adult £8 accompanied Child £5 no reservations necessary. Duration approx 1 hour 20mins. Dogs on short leads permitted. Dastardly deeds from a bygone era brought vividly to life. Hardcore local history. Donation to OHPS

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Hidden Hastings Revealed
Saturday 3rd August 3pm
Sunday 4th August 11am
Friday 9th August 7pm
Saturday 10th August 11am
Sunday 11th August 3pm

Meet Chessboard, Butlers Gap, George Street Tickets Adult £7 accompanied Child £4 no reservations necessary Duration approx.1 hour 40 minutes. Dogs on short leads permitted. Includes steps and steep inclines. A trail of discovery through concealed byways, some little known and rarely explored; featuring obscured and obscure evidence of bygone Old Town life. Donation to OHPS.

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Twittens & Cat Creep Walk OHPS Old Town Walks Twilight Smugglers Walk Lost Roads of the Old Town After Dark Ghost Walk Dandies & Dragoons Exploring the Architecture of All Saints Street Old Town Health Walk Outside the Wall –exploring the“suburbs” Pirates and Wreckers