hastings finale

October 17, 2010

Last week started like this . . .

 . . . at Winkle Island. This week was the 944th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings  – the specific day being  14th October.

The musician, and a baby gull making off to the nearest fish and chip consumer. The little girl looks rather worried – is her mother dancing? 


Last night, events got noisier, more dramatic, colourful and exciting. The Hastings Bonfire Society processed through the town, in the dark, with drums and costumes to announce the finale – bonfire and fireworks – we’ve had one big fire already! 

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.   Fire and Ice. Robert Frost









3 Responses to “hastings finale”

  1. Cloudier Says:

    Ha! Like the poem very much.

  2. […] – families throng the beach – and the fireworks start. An excellent show this year and one from […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: