Hastings Battleaxe recommends: The Grand in Folkestone

Battleaxe readers will know that she is a great fan of faded grandeur hotels – Philosopher may be less so, but he tags along happily enough. I have had the Grand in Folkestone in my…

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Hastings Battleaxe visits All Souls Church, Clive Vale, Hastings

Near us there is this impressive church, All Souls, in Athlestan Road. It is now redundant and empty. It was deconsecrated in 2008 and has been deserted ever since.  This morning we were lucky enough…

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Hastings Battleaxe enjoys a night at the Stables Theatre

Last night we went to see ‘See How they Run’ at the Stables Theatre.  We haven’t been for ages….. The play was directed by a friend of ours , and we both had an excellent…

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Hastings Battleaxe and the Old Town/Hastings Week Poetry Competition

Last night Battleaxe, accompanied by Philosopher, went down to the Town Hall to the Presentation Evening resulting from the 2018 Hastings Week Festival.  Part of the celebrations involve a poetry competition, organised by our Deputy…

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Hastings Battleaxe doesn’t see Jeremy Corbyn…

Yes, I know it was over a week ago but people keep asking ‘why didn’t you write about going to see Jeremy Corbyn in Hastings’. Well, simple, because I never actually saw him.  Now, get…

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