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Welcome to the Historical Hastings Wiki

The Historical Hastings Wiki is intended to be a supporting website to both the Historical Hastings Facebook group and an associated mapping site.

In addition to the repository of images catalogued within the wiki, the editor is compiling pages about features as time permits, combining all known works and writings about those features to better understand the history of Hastings.

Where possible, most features are catalogued by their modern name, although in some instances this proves impossible, so the most recent known name is utilised. In any event, all names that are known to the editors of relevant pages are linked by means of re-directs or links within other pages.

Tucked in various 'corners' of the Wiki are a number of personal histories and 'pen portraits' of the town as published in The Hastings & St Leonards Observer. A sample piece is the Pen Portrait of Hastings 1889, with a series penned by Thomas Brandon Brett currently being transcribed; St Leonardensis' Columns.

All visitors are welcome to add or correct information to pages to hopefully form the definitive history of our town. If uploading, or assisting to categorise the over 1,000 images stored on the wiki, this guide may be useful: Information for indexing images.

Wars that affected our town

Historical Events

Various shops around the area in photographs

Roads in Hastings

Leisure Activities

Places of Worship

A grouping by general area


Images grouped by date

Images grouped by photographer