Hastings Heritage Trail 2019
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Hastings Heritage Trail

Launching October 2018

Hastings Living History Heritage Trail is an interactive walking tour taking in ten central Hastings locations that have not largely changed for at least 25 years. Each place has been chosen for its fascinating history with a focus on design. The trail is supported by 10 signs, a leaflet with a children’s rubbing trail and this website.


Designed by council engineer Sidney Little in 1931 it’s the first underground car park in the UK! It holds up to 120 cars with colour coding every tenth pillar to help people remember where they parked.


Established as a jewellers in 1925 the original shop front still exists with a curved glass entrance and tiled floor. Specialists in second hand diamond rings.


The course was built by the Arnold Palmer Putting Group in 1974 and the World Crazy Golf Championship takes place here every June. Listen to the insults from Woody the Tree at the last hole.

Trail Map.

Trail Map Download

Ten Trail Locations 
  • F Chambers Jewellers, 51 Robertson Street
  • The Claremont Hair Studio, 7 Claremont
  • Carlisle Parade/Robertson Terrace Concreate Seaview Shelters
  • Carlisle Parade Concreate Underground Car Park
  • The Pelham Place Roundabout Fountain
  • Hastings Crazy Golf Course
  • The Albion Pub, George Street Bar
  • The West Hill Lift
  • The Net Shop & Jellied Eel Bar, 7a Rock-a-Nore Road
  • Tamarisk Steps, Rock-a-Nore Road

About the Trail

Hastings born Living History Design Historian Maxine Beuret is leading the project and has created 10 short videos featuring interviews and images from each location on the trail.

Please feel free take your own photographs and videos at each location and share them with us via social media using the tag #hastingsheritagetrail Your pictures will be available to view on the website and Each month a selection will be chosen and displayed on the signs. 

In Situ.

At each trail location In Situ design collective has designed a unique cube display  point featuring photographs & text – to create an engaging depiction of each place in its own special atmosphere.

Hastings Borough Council.

Hastings Borough Council strongly supports the trial that links with the Destination America Ground and White Rock Hastings.

Old Hastings Preservation Society.

A great source of local historical knowledge and encouragement has come from the Old Hastings Preservation Society.

Supported using public funding from Arts Council England.

Contact Us

If you have questions, suggestions or comments about the Hastings Heritage Art Trail, or would like to find out more, please feel free to contact us.

(+44) 07970 104299