Going to Battle – or is it Hastings?

1066 saw the Battle of Hastings, in er, Battle. OK, Hastings is only a few miles away and they didn’t have Google maps in them days. Anyway, one Wednesday in October saw me heading in that direction at the wheel of one of the schools shiny new minibuses – they were still clean then, not with a party of kids on a History field trip, but some parents. A club had been set up to provide various activities for said parents to enjoy, presumably as a bit of a thank you for the considerable sums in school fees they hand over every term.

The organiser had contacted me prior to say they was an admission ticket for me if I wanted it, and it seemed a good opportunity to grab some photos. Not only that but they had dragged a couple of history teachers along for the ride so I even got to learn something. It linked in well with our time in France in the summer, and Normandy in particular when we went to the the Bayeaux Tapestry which depicts of course, the Battle of Hastings.

It’s owned by English Heritage – so members will get in free, and car parking is available, and although I didn’t get a chance to have a look around, the town looks a pleasant place to spend a few hours too. Anyway, enough of the waffle, time for the photo’s:

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