with optional Open Top Bus Ride
(free if you show your concessionary bus pass)
Thursday 3rd September
Pick-up times will start at 8:00am from the bus stops at
Avisford Park, à Becket’s Avenue, Church Way, The Parade and The Bear Inn.
We will then journey to Hastings where the day will be free for you to do as you wish.
# Soak up Hastings’ history by wandering
~ the preserved Old Town’s winding streets which are crammed
with Tudor houses and flowered-bedecked cottages
~ the hard-working fishing quarter with its towering net huts
and ramshackle huts on the beach.
# Walk out onto the Pier
# Simply enjoy a day browsing the shops.
# Ride on one of the funicular railways:
~ take the East Hill Lift (the UK’s steepest funicular railway)
from the fishing beach up to the Country Park
~ take the West Hill Lift from George Street up through a tunnel of rock
and explore the ruins of Hastings Castle (built by William the Conqueror)
and the caverns underneath packed with thrilling history of
smugglers, bootleggers and warring bloodthirsty gangs.
# Visit some of the quirky museums:
~ The Shipwreck Museum opposite the Blue Reef Aquarium
~ the Fishermen’s Museum with a suit made from winkle shells
~ The Flower Makers’ Museum in the High Street which invites you
into a world of fabrics, cutters and presses
~ From there you can take a short and scenic walk to admire
(from the outside) the house where Foyle’s War was filmed.
~ The unusual True Crime Museum, which is further along the seafront
and tucked into caves. This is a collection of criminal memorabilia
such as acid baths, execution beds and knuckledusters!
To book, telephone Janet on 697593 or see her at a coffee morning
Please note, no booking can be confirmed until full payment is received