Hastings

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Hastings is a seaside town and borough in East Sussex on the south coast of England, 24 mi east to the county town of Lewes and 53 mi south east of London.wikipedia
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A2100 road

A2100
Hastings is also linked to Battle via the A2100, the original London road.
It was part of the original A21 road from London to Hastings, and passes through Battle, the site of the Battle of Hastings.

Suggs (singer)

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Many notable figures were born, raised, or lived in Hastings, including computer scientist Alan Turing, poet Fiona Pitt-Kethley, actress Gwen Watford, comedian Jo Brand and singer Suggs.
Graham McPherson was born on 13 January 1961 in Hastings, Sussex, England to William Rutherford McPherson (1935–1975) and jazz singer Edith Gower.

Fiona Pitt-Kethley

Many notable figures were born, raised, or lived in Hastings, including computer scientist Alan Turing, poet Fiona Pitt-Kethley, actress Gwen Watford, comedian Jo Brand and singer Suggs.
She lived for many years in Hastings, East Sussex, and moved to Spain in 2002 with her husband James Plaskett and their son, Alexander.

Jo Brand

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Many notable figures were born, raised, or lived in Hastings, including computer scientist Alan Turing, poet Fiona Pitt-Kethley, actress Gwen Watford, comedian Jo Brand and singer Suggs.
Brand was born in Wandsworth, London and grew up in Hastings, East Sussex.

May Day

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Throughout the year many annual events take place in Hastings, the largest of which being the May Day bank holiday weekend, which features a Jack-in-the-Green festival (revived since 1983), and the culmination of the Maydayrun—tens of thousands of motorcyclists having ridden the A21 to Hastings.
A separate revival occurred in Hastings in 1983 and has become a major event in the town calendar.

Alan Turing

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Many notable figures were born, raised, or lived in Hastings, including computer scientist Alan Turing, poet Fiona Pitt-Kethley, actress Gwen Watford, comedian Jo Brand and singer Suggs.
Turing's father's civil service commission was still active and during Turing's childhood years Turing's parents travelled between Hastings in the United Kingdom and India, leaving their two sons to stay with a retired Army couple.

Hastings and St Leonards Priory Cricket Club

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Hastings Priory is the town's largest cricket club, having 4 teams playing competitive, as well as a large junior section.
Hastings and St Leonards Priory Cricket Club (often shortened down to Hastings Priory) is a cricket club in Hastings, East Sussex.

British Rail Class 201

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A historic British Rail Class 201 "Thumper" can sometimes been seen (and heard) on historic runs to and from Hastings.
60000 has been named Hastings after the town which it previously worked to.

South Saxons Hockey Club

Other local teams include Cinque Ports Rugby Club which plays at Grove School, and South Saxons Hockey Club which plays on the astroturf pitch at Horntye Park.
South Saxons Hockey Club is a field hockey club based in Hastings, England.

Horntye Park Sports Complex

Horntye Park
The club's home is at Horntye Park, though it also makes use of the facilities at Ark William Parker Academy.
Horntye Park Sports Complex is a sports complex and conference centre in Hastings, East Sussex, England.

Foyle's War

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The first six series are set during the Second World War in Hastings, Sussex, England, and in series seven, Foyle works after retirement for MI5 on Cold War espionage.

The St Leonards Academy

The secondary schools in the town include Ark Helenswood Academy, Ark William Parker Academy, Hastings Academy and The St Leonards Academy.
The St Leonards Academy is a coeducational secondary school with academy status, located in the St Leonards-on-Sea area of Hastings in East Sussex.

Eastbourne

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This block of flats can be seen up to 20 mi away on a clear day, from Holywell, in the Meads area of Eastbourne.
Eastbourne is connected by road to London by the A22, and to Brighton and Hove and Hastings by the nearby A27.

Southeastern (train operating company)

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Hastings is served by two rail companies: Southeastern and Southern.
'Mainline' services connect central London with Dover, Folkestone, Hastings, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Ramsgate, Chatham, Maidstone and Canterbury.

South East England

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Ashford, Kent

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Stagecoach also run long distance buses up to Northiam, Hawkhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Ashford and Canterbury.
A line to Canterbury opened in 1846, followed by the Marshlink Line to Hastings and a line to Maidstone in 1884, which was served by until 31 December 1898.

Robert Tressell

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When St. Andrew's was demolished in 1970 to make way for a supermarket, a fragment of the decorative scheme there, painted by Robert Noonan (also known as Robert Tressell, author of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists) was rescued and features in the Hastings Museum.
In any event, around the turn of the century, Noonan ended up in Hastings, Sussex.

University of Brighton

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The regeneration scheme saw the construction of the University Centre Hastings, (now known as the University of Brighton in Hastings) the new Sussex Coast College campus and construction of the Priory Quarter, which still remains unfinished but now houses Saga offices, bringing 800 new jobs to the area.

TN postcode area

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These cover south Kent (including Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Ashford, Sevenoaks, Cranbrook, Edenbridge, New Romney, Romney Marsh and Tenterden) and northern and eastern East Sussex (including Hastings, Battle, Bexhill-on-Sea, Crowborough, Etchingham, Hartfield, Heathfield, Mayfield, Robertsbridge, Rye, St Leonards-on-Sea, Uckfield, Wadhurst and Winchelsea).

Gwen Watford

Gwendoline Watford
Many notable figures were born, raised, or lived in Hastings, including computer scientist Alan Turing, poet Fiona Pitt-Kethley, actress Gwen Watford, comedian Jo Brand and singer Suggs.
Born in London, Watford attended an independent school in Hastings where her father, a retired army officer, ran a public house.

Schwerte

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Gravesend

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The Saxon Shore Way, (a long distance footpath, 163 mi in length from Gravesend, Kent traces the Kent and Sussex coast "as it was in Roman times" to Hastings.
The Saxon Shore Way, a long distance footpath, starts at Gravesend and traces the coast as in Roman times as far as Hastings, East Sussex; 163 miles (262 km) in total.

Grey Owl (film)

Grey Owl1999 biopic
The film was shot in the English town of Hastings, Quebec towns Chelsea and Wakefield, Jacques Cartier Park and Saskatchewan's Prince Albert National Park.