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Last Month’s Talk at Ore Centre (14th March) Bodiam History to the Present by Geoff Hutchinson

Geoff Hutchinson provided his customary skill and eloquence with this in-depth look at Bodiam Castle, one of our National Treasures. The loss of almost all of the interior buildings while the outer walls remain intact was explained. There had never been an assault on the building until Henry VIII’s soldiers moved in to destroy the living quarters during the ‘Dissolution’. Up until then it had been a somewhat luxurious home rather than a fortification. Difficult to understand now, it was very nearly pulled down altogether to provide stone for local roads until “Mad Jack” Fuller bought it at a bargain price in 1824, saving it for posterity. Lord Curzon later took it on and made restorations to the current National Trust guardianship.      

NEXT Talk at Ore Centre

Weds 11th April, 2018Bulverhythe: An area equal in history and interest to Old Town Hastings with Ian Porter 

Ian Porter will be explaining his claim about this often-neglected are of the town, bridging the gap between St Leonards and Bexhill. Home of the Amsterdam wreck and venue for a succession of sporting fixtures over time.

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 Open to Members and Non-Members

Starting 7:30 p.m. – Ore Community Centre, Old London Road, Ore, Hastings

Our Next Foolish Fun Quiz

at All Saints Church Hall, All Saints Street, Hastings

will be Fri 13th April 2018 – starting 7.30 pm  

Get a team together or come along and join others

Teams  up to 6 at £2.50 per head

Jointly organised by HRFHS & Two Towers Trust

The Public Library – Brassey Institute, Trinity Street            RE-OPENS Saturday 2nd March – welcome back!

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Regular Talks – 2nd Wednesday of EVERY month

Wide range of topics of local and family history interest

Ore Community Centre, Ore Village, Hastings 7.30 p.m. 

 Research Room

Open Thursdays & Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 12:30

For general enquiries and help – come and talk to us about your family!

(not open on the Saturday of Bank Holiday week-ends)