Old Hastings Preservation Society was founded in 1952 to promote the permanent preservation of buildings of beauty/historic interest, especially in Hastings & St. Leonards and foster an appreciation of the history of Hastings. We encourage and record research which supports our objectives. Good architecture, design and town planning is encouraged. In 1956 we founded the Hastings Fishermen’s Museum open daily in Rock-a-Nore Road and more recently Hastings History House.
Women’s Voice invites you to dress as a suffragette and join the great women’s suffrage procession on Saturday 23 June.
10am: Assemble at Warrior Square Gardens. 11am: Setting off: we will march along the seafront to the town centre, then back to St Mary’s in the Castle. 12.30pm: Speakers, films, theatre and a massed women’s choir singing songs from the suffrage movement. All events are free.
Speaking for Women’s Voice, Ann Kramer says: ‘the march will be one of the highpoints of the events we have organised to celebrate one hundred years since (some) women won the parliamentary vote. Local suffragists and suffragettes processed along the seafront and through the streets of Hastings more than a hundred years ago in their fight for the vote, so we decided it would be good to honour their struggle and re-create one of their processions.’