Boasting a natty funicular railway, a knackered castle, a bustling fishing fleet, shedloads of boozers and some stunning historic architecture, Hastings is well worth a look around.
Here’s a set of 60 photos taken during my recent visit:
Fishing boat on a roundabout near the railway station.
Grey, damp, late November skies.
Old newspaper office.
Looking out to sea in a gale, 2am.
The storm blew itself out overnight and left me with a cracking day to go exploring around the town.
There’s not a lot left of Hastings Castle. I liked the pirate flag though.
Looking for customers.
No ice creams today.
Walking around the Old Town.
A very narrow terrace.
View from near the castle.
Hastings Pier in the distance.
I loved this: “Happiest Was She-By The Sea.”
All Saints Street hosts some of the oldest surviving houses in Hastings, dating from 1450.
Fresh fish stall.
Down by the beach.
Hastings Miniature Railway runs on a tiny 10 1⁄4 in (260 mm) gauge track. First opened in 1948, it runs along Hastings Old Town seafront between Rock-a-nore and Marine Parade.
Pebbles scattered over the walkway after the previous night’s storm.
Fishing boats on the beach.
The windswept vista of Hastings Pier, Autumn 2019
Hastings Pier, 2005 – Archive pier photos taken before the fire.
Hastings Pier – A splendid Victorian pier fighting for its life 
Hastings fishing port in photos.
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