Hastings & Rother


We have a wide range of speakers at our monthly speaker meeting. These are held on the fourth Monday of each month (unless a Bank holiday) at either the Sussex Hall, White Rock Theatre, Hastings TN34 1JX or St. Peter's Community Centre, Bexhill TN40 2HE. Coffee, tea & biscuits available from 09.45-10.15, announcements at 10.30 and speaker at 10.45. For details of speakers and subjects, please see the list below. No meeting in August. All speaker meetings will be held on Zoom until further notice. Login from 1030, lecture starts at 1100

We also have a coffee morning on the 2nd Monday of the month 10.00-12.00 at the Royal Victoria Hotel in St. Leonards and the restaurant of the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. (i.e. 2 coffee mornings, taking place simultaneously) These are informal social events for members. No coffee mornings in August or December. Coffee mornings currently suspended due to coronavirus.

Dates for your Diary
Mon Mar 22nd "The Crystal Palace"
Ian Bevan
Mon Apr 26th "Bruges: It's more than just Chocolate!"
Melanie Gibson-Barton
Mon May 24th "A Humourous Look at Victorian Graveyards"
Kevin Gordon
Mon Jun 28th "The Social and Political Satire of Gilbert & Sullivan"
Bernard Lockett
Mon Jul 26th AGM
To be confirmed
Walking: Longer
Tue May 4th Steve & Richard will lead COVID complaint walks around the reserve in small groups probably of no more than 6 (subject to government restrictions).

Richard’s group leaving at 10.00 & Steve’s group leaving at 10.10 so as to allow for social distancing. To be reviewed in line with Government Guidelines. All participants to have completed the individual walkers’ risk assessment. No organised social gathering afterwards. Individuals are of course at liberty to make use of local hospitality venues if they are open.

Earlier recent risk assessment showed entry allowed into the bird hide with the recommendation that gloves etc are used. To be checked nearer the day.
Tue Jun 1st Details to be determined but will follow the principles as per May. (Lorna and Chas)
Tue Jul 6th Our Annual Bring and Share get together. Kindly hosted by Valerie and David. We plan not to have the food on tables inside. Valerie has kindly offered to provide some tables outside to put the food on. In the event of rain this will be postponed until August.
Richard Longer Walk (07981-372124)
Shorter Walk Steve Gibbs (07777-626261)
Tue Dec 7th Ann has kindly booked our annual Christmas Lunch at the College at 12.30 Beforehand by a walk lead by Richard around the Twittens of Old Town. May be a coffee break in Eat@ on the Stade. We have a booking for 30 at the moment. I will be taking names in early November.