Friday, 1 April 2016

Five on Friday in Hastings

Hello

It's Five on Friday time! Thanks to Amy for the link-up.

I've been in Hastings over Easter so here are five things related to this coastal town.

One - Fish and Chips

There was an abundance of fish and chips available, freshly caught by local fishermen - the fish that is, not the chips. Plenty of seagulls were hoping for a sneaky fish when no one was watching. Hastings has the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Britain.


Two - Cliffs

There are two cliffs which you can either walk up or take the funicular railways, much more fun! On the top of the West Cliff you'll find the remains of a Castle and on the East Cliff is a Country Park. Needless to say there are spectacular views over the Old Town and the sea.




Three - Flowers

Bluebells were out here and there, which is about a month earlier than usual. The magnolias looked fantastic next to the blue sky.



Four - Houses

The Old Town has all sorts of different shaped and coloured houses squished in the valleys and perched all the way up the hills. I'll put a few more photos on soon.


Do you recognise the house below? DCS Christopher Foyle from the charming TV series Foyle's War lived here. In fact Hastings itself plays a big part in the series.



Five - Easter Procession

On Good Friday we were startled by a lot of shouting in the Old Town while we were exploring and turned to see a large crowd moving up the High Street. As it reached us we could see it was an Easter procession with Jesus carrying the Cross being roughly treated by the Guard. It looked very realistic and troubling. They proceeded up the hill to the Crucifiction as we went down.



Thanks for joining me today. Have a good week.

Cheerio

34 comments:

  1. I bet seeing the easter procession was very surreal!

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    1. It was quite unexpected but made the story come alive. :-)

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  2. Lovely photos. The buildings look fascinating. I've never visited Hastings but I think I should. B x

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  3. Lovely, I remember the old town and I recognise Foyle's house. The blue bells are early aren't they? Haven't seen any around here but saw magnolia trees in flower in front of the Minster this morning:)

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    1. It's all starting to happen now flowerwise isn't it. :-)

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  4. You was only round the corner from me!, Hastings is nice to go to, proper English holiday resort and lovely Fish and Chipsxx

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    1. You are lucky to have a big choice of nice places to visit on your doorstep. x

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  5. Lovely photo's I think the Easter procession would make me sad though. I like the sound of the fish n chips it looks like a lovely place to visit. :)

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    1. It's a place with lots of books and crannies to explore. Have a good weekend. :-)

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  6. We stayed in Hastings a few years ago and I loved it. It's a gorgeous little place and the seafood is amazing. Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. Lots of history plus the sea as well! :-)

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  7. Thanks for showing me and other readers around Hastings. It's always interesting to see different parts of the world.

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    1. I always enjoy seeing other places too and add them to my list of places to visit! :-)

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  8. You certainly took us on a beautiful tour of Hastings, a place that I have never visited. How wonderful to catch the Easter procession.

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    1. It was a bit of a surprise but so well done. :-)

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  9. Thank you for showing us photos of Hastings, a place I have never been. I like the mix of housing styles in the old town. xx

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    1. The houses were at all sorts of different angles and heights with tiny streets in between. Great fun. x

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  10. The scenery photos could be jigsaw puzzles and I bet they would be a challenge. Foyle's War was a favourite show of ours to watch.

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    1. That's a good idea. It's a shame they aren't going to make any more programmes. :-)

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  11. I have never been, although my grandparents were very fond of Hastings and honeymooned there, so thank you. x

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    1. How lovely. There's lots to see and do, we had intended to go outside the town but ran out of days. x

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  12. Glad you had a great time away, it looks like a great place to visit and very interesting to see the Easter procession as well. Thank you for taking part in Five On Friday, I hope you have a great weekend! xx

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    1. Thanks Amy, hope your weekend is going well. x

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  13. It's been many years since we've been to Hastings, so thanks for all the pictures.

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  14. I like the magnolia blossom a lot! The architecture is interesting, too.

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    1. It's beautiful isn't it, we were lucky that it was flowering and just perfect when we were visiting. :-)

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  15. What a lovely spot you found yourself in. Now I'm craving some fish and chips and it's only 8 am in the Seattle area!! Hastings looks so very picturesque. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thanks Ellen. Fish and chips are extra special when the fish is fresh but 8 am is far too early! :-)

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  16. We just finished watching an episode (one of the newer ones) of Foyle's War this evening. How fun to see Hastings and his house.
    Fish and chips - oh yummy!

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    1. That's a bit of a coincidence! They are good though, aren't they. :-)

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  17. Looks a great Easter weekend - and lovely blue skies. The magnolias are just beautiful but they do seem early this year don't they? Hope you've had a lovely weekend, and you can't beat fish and chips by the sea!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, the weather turned out much better than it was supposed to, apart from all the gales. :-)

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