Hastings Pier official opening, Shanty Singers....busy
Just a quick fill-in.. It was the official opening of Hastings Pier on Saturday, and in the evening we went to a Shanty Singing session. Been very busy with WI things, garden full of baby birds, and off to the Chelsea Flower Show tomorrow....
|A grey day for the official opening of the Pier|
Had coffee with friends Shirley and Brian, then joined the throng to hear the speakers. Nothing to say about that, but it is an excellent thing to have helped, even only a tiny bit, to get the Pier reborn.
|Nice flags though|
|Amber - not looking happy to be in Hastings....|
We didn't stay on the Pier very long - despite everyone appearing to get stuck into the festivities - and we didn't go to the Madness gig in the evening. I gather that it was an absolute blast. You could hear it all over the town, even up here in Clive Vale.
Instead, we went to a Shanty singing session to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Fishermen's Museum down by the net huts in the Old Town. (It's in the former Fishermen's Church. A lovely little place full of interesting things, staffed by nice people and free to get in - Battleaxe recommends). Our friend Tom Kelly is in the RX Shantymen who were doing the singing. They are really excellent, and the Museum was a great setting for them to do their thing, despite the fact that the enormous old fishing boat that lives in the main room somewhat obscured the view... There are four of them, but this not-good photo only shows three.
|Three out of four RX Shantymen|
I thought starlings were supposed to be in decline?
|Waiting for food in the hedge|
|On the feeders|
|In the bird bath|