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Town honours Bohemia student of local history

Hearty congratulations to local history man and frequent Voice contributor Edward Preston on his recent award from Hastings Council. The document (pictured below) reads ‘The Mayor of Hastings, Councillor Maureen Charlesworth is delighted to present a mayoral award to Edward Preston for imparting his local history knowledge to residents and visitors throughout the years (signed) Maureen Charlesworth, Mayor, meeting of the full Council, 18th February 2009’.
Edward’s friend, Bill Third, says “As well as his series of lectures every year, Pieces of the Past, touching on various aspects of Hastings’ history, Edward is always in demand as a speaker at churches, fellowships and associations throughout Hastings & Bexhill. He is also a minister at the Independent Church in Albany Road: here, he combines his deep knowledge  of the scriptures with links to today’s affairs, providing a thought-provoking and, at times, an entertaining service. It’s good that his valuable work in the community has been recognised in this way. His 2009 series of lectures (see list)  start in May at Hastings Museum in Bohemia.

2009 Local History Lectures
by Edward Preston

May 25     Harold & William met here
Jun 1    The Bourne valley
Jun 8    The moving finger writes
Jun 15    Church & chapel in St Leonards
Jun 22    Queen’s Road & her tributaries
Jun 29    Bank notes? – Cheque mate!
Jul 6    Highways & byways
Jul 13    The name on the wall
Jul 20    PARKing & GARDENing
Jul 27    Down below
Aug 3    Time to watch the world go by
Aug 10    Beside the seaside
Aug 17    Private houses & public houses
Aug 24    Hastings born & bred
Aug 31    Vanishing trades & services
Sep 7    Top of the bill

10.30am Hastings Museum, Bohemia Road
Admission free

Edward Preston  award

Edward Preston award

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