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Hidden Hastings – The Winkle Club Statue

Standing proudly on Winkle Island in the Old Town (between the Jerwood Gallery and Royal Standard) Local Talent Leigh Dyer’s 6ft stainless steel winkle statue is well worth a visit. With its spectacular detailing featuring the local catch, as well as rusty elements to represent the fisherman’s tools (rope, hooks, floats etc.) You can help

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Sweet Ride – Wacky Races

Published on May 21, 2012 in Sweet Rides

STATISTICS: Name: Wacky Races Age: 30 years Owner: Jeremy Origin: Built by an engineering student General Info: This Is Hastings saw this Sweet Ride coming down George Street, a mile off! Jeremy kindly dismounted his Wacky Racer to give us some more information: Inherited from an engineering student almost 30 years ago, this high-rise bike

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Positive Press – Let’s Move To Old Town

This Is Hastings was directed to a recent article published in The Guardian newspaper, which describes the reasons why to move to Hastings Old Town. This Is Hastings has its own opinions on this interesting take on our hometown. We urge one and all to give it a read and come to your own conclusions

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Local Talent – Leigh Dyer

If you were to Google search Leigh Dyer, you would be presented with two options – fictional, busty blonde Baywatch babe, or incredibly talented Hastings’ metal sculptor – This Is Hastings caught up with the latter for a quick natter … Walking around Hastings and St Leonards, you would be hard pressed not to have

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Sweet Ride – Fifi

Published on May 4, 2012 in Sweet Rides

STATISTICS Name: Fifi Age: Made in the 1960’s Owner: Lucy Origin: Courthouse Street Market (restored) General Info: This adorable little vintage Moulton bicycle, despite appearances cannot actually fly! It is in fact carefully teetering from the beams of metal-man Leigh Dyer‘s workshop. When not suspended from the rafters, it can often be seen “underneath Lucy.”

 
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Hidden Hastings – Clover Tree

After a lovely chat with local metal sculpting talent Leigh Dyer (feature article coming soon), we hit the streets in search of some of the lesser known bits of metal masterwork dotted around the town. The Clover Tree, which can be found just off from the High Street in The Old Town is a stunning

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