Fishermen's Museum exhibition opening: local MP pays tribute to Hastings' fishing fleet

Hastings Carnival Week would not be the same without an event dedicated to Hastings’ Harbour, as well as to Hastings’ fishermen and fishing fleet. It is with this in mind, that Hastings Fishermen’s Museum situated on Rock-a-Nore road has dedicated a special exhibition focusing on the history and development of Hastings Harbour over the centuries. The special exhibit, called ‘Hastings Harbour Past, Present and Future’, was attended by Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP and opened by Hastings Deputy Mayor James Bacon.

Following the opening, Amber - accompanied by the Deputy Mayor - was given a guided tour by the museum’s curators who explained in detail the history of Hastings Harbour. During the tour, visitors were given an overview of the history of Hastings Harbour, and the vital contribution made by the harbour to both the life and character of Hastings.

Commenting on the opening, Amber said: “I was delighted to have attended the opening of this special exhibition dedicated to Hastings Harbour and to the history of fishing in Hastings. I was particularly impressed to hear about the vital role played by Hastings Harbour during the Second World War, and its invaluable contribution to the war effort. I would urge everyone to come along and have a look around the exhibit.”

 

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Notes to the editor:

  • Amber is pictured with Deputy-Mayor Councillor James Bacon who is opening the special exhibition on Hastings Harbour at the Fisherman’s Museum.