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Written by Carol Attwell on

A day in Hastings can be an interesting mix of old and new to suit all the family.  In the Old town there is the Shipwreck Museum opened in 1986. Then past the unmistakable fisherman’s huts to the new Jerwood Gallery which only opened in 2012. There are the usual amusement arcades, fish and chip cafes and seaside rock shops all along the seafront to the brand new pier which has its grand opening on 21st May after it was destroyed by fire.

 But for something different it is worth walking past the Blue Dolphin fish & chip shop ( or pop in on the way past, for the best fish & chips in town) go up the hill to find a unique mix of lovely old shops that are great for a Sunday afternoon browse. There is one shop called A C Hendry & Co Home store and you walk through the door back in time. It is stocked with old style enamel kitchen ware, candles wooden brushes and numerous other items all displayed in Victorian shop units. What you remember seeing in your home as a child will really show your age!

Why not make the most of the town and stay at Church Passage Cottage - almost opposite this shop.

Carol Attwell

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