Walk around the former public house sites of St Leonards – 3pm Sunday 14 July

On Sunday 14 July starting at 3pm our chairman Stephen Van Dulken will be re-running the well received walk around the former public house sites of St Leonards. The walk lasts around one hour with a planned final stop at the Horse and Groom (for anyone actually requiring refreshments by that point). Well behaved dogs […]

Travelling from afar to beg in St Leonards on Sea, 1880

By chance I came across, in the Hastings and St Leonards Times, 22 May 1880, two interesting reports of begging in St Leonards by men who had come a considerable distance. The details given about the prisoners are touching. HASTINGS BOROUGH BENCH. SATURDAY. Before Mr H.C. CAULFEILD and Mr Alderman WILLIAMS. BEGGING ALMS William Cooper, […]

Guided Walk of Burtons’ St Leonards: Monday 26th August, 2024. No booking required

The next ‘turn up & go’ (no booking necessary) guided walk of Burtons’ St Leonards will be on the Bank Holiday, Monday 26th August, 2024 at 11am. Meet promptly for 11am on the St Leonards seafront (high level) opposite the Royal Victoria Hotel, Marina, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0BD for a 90 minute walk around Burtons’ […]

The British Schools, St Leonards on Sea

The title of this posting is that of an illustration in the Illustrated London News, 30 January 1869, page 113. It accompanies an article titled ‘St Leonard’s British and Infant Schools.’ Below is the image. I was aware of the former building’s site opposite Christ Church, but not of its appearance or other details. The […]

St Leonards in the newspapers, 1834-35

2 June 1834, Sussex Advertiser On Thursday morning, the Bishop [of Chichester] consecrated St Leonard’s Church, before several of the clergy, and a respectable assemblage of individuals, according to the usual forms and ceremonies of consecrations [The day before he had carried out confirmations at St Clement’s in Hastings]. 16 June 1834, Sussex Advertiser SEA […]

A fire at Marina, St Leonards in 1863

The following account is from the Brighton Gazette, 19 February 1863.  On Sunday morning a fire occurred in this town, and although, fortunately, unattended with no loss of life or personal injury, it resulted in considerable destruction of property, and but for the energy displayed in extinguishing it, would doubtless have been of a far […]