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Hastings Week

Hastings Week

Hastings Week Diary 2018  - 6-14 October

14th October (now Hastings Day) was the date in 1066 when King Harold lost the Battle of Hastings. William Duke of Normandy, who was using Hastings as his base, then claimed the crown and changed the way England was governed forever. He also gave us the English language.

In 1966 the 900th anniversary was celebrated and it was such a success that Hastings Borough Council decided to mark the date every year as Hastings Day. For a time it was just a day of activities but it has grown over the years to become a week-long celebration of art, music, sport, events, and exhibitions.

Here are some of the highlights:

The Opening Ceremony

Secret Hastings Walk - Saturday 6

10.66 Walk - Saturday 6, Sunday 7 October

Classic Car Show - Saturday 6, Sunday 7 October - This show is fully booked

A Tale of two Old Town Streets - Sunday 7

From Hastings to Flanders Fields - Sunday 7

Hastings Net Shops/Museum - Sunday 7

Georgian Weekend Walk - Monday 8 October

Maureen Charlesworth Chess Challenge - Monday 8

Twilight Smugglers Walk - Friday 12

Vintage & Classic Motorcycle Show - Saturday 13

Lost Pubs and Breweries - Sunday 14

Twittens and Cat Creeps - Sunday 14

Little Known St Leonards - Sunday 14

Sprat & Winkle Run - Sunday 14

National Town Criers Championship - Saturday 13 October

Hastings Bonfire Celebrations - Saturday 13 October

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