Battleaxe visits Ballgowns Exhibition at V & A

Just had to take a break from those builders…. we went to London for the day.  The crowds and the queues were terrible at the V and A – of course, it was still the…

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Battle of Hastings Builders….

I feel guilty…. Blogging has not been my highest priority over the past couple of weeks.  I have already mentioned about our new house?  Well, it has been full of builders since we got possession…

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Hastings Battleaxe’s Brummie heritage comes to Hastings

This device is a fly-press for punching and stamping metal, made in around 1910 by a company called Hazelwood and Dent in Branston Street, Birmingham.  It is standing outside Leigh Dyer’s West Street Incurva studio,…

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Secret Hastings – the Garlic wood

The first year we came to Hastings, the Philosopher and I stumbled on an amazing sight – the hidden wild garlic wood in Alexandra Park at the top of Shornden Reservoir. We have visited every…

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Jack in the Green – Battleaxe’s shame….

No, I’m not ashamed to admit it – here I am, a Hastings resident, and I didn’t go to the Jack in the Green festival.       Don’t get me wrong, if required I can haul…

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