Death at Caterina Villa. The First Murder in Burtons’ St Leonards, 1848

Sunday 23rd February :

Talk by Helena Wojtczak

Helena Wojtczak is a local author and historian specialising in the lives of women in the Victorian era. She has written four books about the subject and one on the history of female railway workers. After discovering that a serial poisoner and Jack the Ripper suspect once lived and worked in Hastings, she branched out into a new genre and wrote a study of his life and crimes. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and her latest book ‘Strange Exits from Hastings’ will be launched at the talk. 

Royal Victoria Hotel 4 p.m.

£2.50 members & £5.00 non members

How to build a Georgian house

A talk by Steven Gray

Sunday 27th October 2019 – 4 pm

Royal Victoria Hotel, St Leonards

From the aftermath of the Great Fire of London and into the Victorian era, one house type was ubiquitous from London to Bath, Liverpool to Dublin and Boston to St Leonard’s-on-Sea. Danish architect Steen Eiler Rasmussen described the Georgian terrace house as “…a refined industrial product brought to perfection through constant selection during repeated serial construction.”

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