Archive for the ‘St Leonard’s-on-Sea’ category

St Leonards — more local history

July 30, 2012

Spotted along the Marina yesterday.  Evidently he didn’t stay long!

An Eminent Victorian, Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) was a fascinating and infuential writer — author of Sartor Resartus, The French Revolution and On Heroes and Hero-Worship among many other things.

His personal life was interesting too, and quite sad,  but let’s not go there.

more Roses in June – ‘Crazy for You’

June 21, 2012

 

here’s a link:  Classic Roses Crazy for You

Srange that Peter Beales should say ‘no scent’ when it actually has a very nice one!

more Roses in June — Rambling Rector…

June 16, 2012

 …preparing for takeoff!

more Roses in June – Boule de Neige and Munstead Woods

June 13, 2012

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more Roses in June – Munstead Woods again

June 13, 2012

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more Roses in June – Diana’s anonymous pinky-red one! (any ideas?)

June 13, 2012

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more Roses in June – Love Matters

June 13, 2012

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more Roses in June – Boule de Neige

June 13, 2012

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Hastings humour

June 9, 2012

There’s an extremely silly bus shelter at Warrior Square, St Leonards — Lottie gamely volunteering for the ‘does my bum look big in this?’ treatment!

Some local history — Hastings and St Leonard’s

April 15, 2012

Spotted on recent outings:

(1)

Opposite the Royal Victoria Hotel in St Leonard’s-on-Sea.  ‘Tradition says that William the Conqueror landed at Bulverhythe and dined on this stone’.

(2)

‘The site of / ST LEONARDS PIER / Where the first moving pictures / in the town were shown / 7th November 1896’

[very hard to read unless the sunlight falls at the right angle!]

To quote Shelley, ‘Nothing beside remains…’ — except a bit of open space on the roadway which must have been where the pier head was.

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At the rear of Debenhams store in Robertson Terrace, facing the seafront at Hastings — all postwar rebuilding after bomb damage.  There is other history on this site — for another day…