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Was the Battle of Hastings fought near Winchelsea?

Went to an interesting talk about the Battle of Hastings given by Kathleen Tyson to celebrate the launch of her new book in St Thomas’s Church at Winchelsea. “The Carmen and the Conquest: A spirited translation of the earliest account of the Norman Conquest”- by Bishop Guy d’Amiens  (Amazon.co.uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1483959546) The author has written her book by using the first ever more »

Great picture

A great picture of our bee hives behind the pictorial meadow that we planted last year. Tom took this picture yesterday while he was repairing the garden paths. We are opening the garden in September with some others in Winchelsea to support the local hospice St Mary’s in Hastings (http://www.stmichaelshospice.org/). The Winchelsea Garden Society does this a couple of times more »

Hastings & Battle bid to be City of Culture 2017

Hastings and the wider 1066 area has submitted their bid to be the 2017 UK City of Culture. Along with the usual artistic festivals and events,  a 300 mile march from Stamford Bridge to Battle is planned to commemorate the 951st anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. Unusually the events will also incorporate ones across France charting the journey made more »

Strand House supports Rye Harbour Sailing Club

Strand House is proud to support Rye Harbour Sailing Club and its season of sailing events throughout the summer. See http://www.rhsc.org.uk/ for details of all the events. Look out for the following races: 13th June Short Cruiser Race 8th July Short Cruiser Race 11th July Foxiana Tankard 22nd August Short Cruiser Race 5th September Short Cruiser Race

German Car Club at Strand House

Strand House is hosting a rally by a German Car Club with a collection of vintage cars over the next few days. 14 vintage cars ranging from Rolls Royces, early Jaguar racers, Porsche 1600 GT, AC’s, Mercedes and many more. They are visting Goodwood (http://www.goodwood.co.uk/motorsport/motorsport.aspx)  to drive round the race circuit and the RAC Clubhouse as well as taking in more »

Kitty Kat has many new friends!

Kitty Kat has had a busy weekend entertaining children in the garden of Strand House, for  some reason he is popular with lots of little girls who follow him round during breakfast. But he has a secret lair just outside the office in the rockery where he can sleep in the sun and remain undisturbed lying in the old stream more »