Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3DW
HASTINGS IN WARTIME
As with other towns on the south coast, Hastings was very much in the “front line” during the Second world War.
This illustrated talk by Ken Brooks will look at our preparations for a German invasion as well as our defences. Walls were built around the town centre, barbed wire was placed along the sea front, and St. Clement’s Caves were used as air raid shelters. However, despite the threat of invasion and the terror of bombing raids, everyday life somehow continued – often with our traditional sense of humour.
Today, reminders of the War, including air-raid sirens and tank traps, may still be seen locally.
The talk will be presented at the Shipwreck Museum, Rock-a-Nore Road, on Sunday 22nd May at 2.30 p.m. Booking is advised. Please phone:
01424 426459. Adults £3 and Children £2.