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The Hastings Link
"Apart from being well-known for a famous battle, there are some other facts about people associated with Hastings/St Leonards-on-Sea which may surprise you. See if you know what they are and maybe learn something interesting from the quiz. "
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Who founded St Martin's Abbey, located near Hastings, to commemorate a victory?
Ethelberht, King of the West Saxons
William the Conqueror
Which world famous author, who was born in the north of England and renowned for family sagas about poverty stricken northern families in the 19th century, started her writing career in Hastings?
Which notorious British occultist and writer, born in Leamington Spa in 1875 and called 'The Wickedest Man in the World', died in a Hastings boarding house in 1947 from a respiratory infection?
Which British actor, who played the role of Detective Chief Superintendent in a television series about World War II, has spent a lot of time in Hastings where the series is filmed and located?
Who publicly demonstrated the first moving television image of a Maltese Cross in his laboratory over a shop in Queen's Arcade in Hastings in January 1924?
Alexander Graham Bell
John Logie Baird
This well known author of "King Solomon's Mines" and "She" lived in St Leonards-on-Sea from 1918 to 1923. Who was he?
(Henry) Rider Haggard
Archie Belaney was born in 1888 and raised in Hastings. At age 17 he followed a dream and went to live in Canada where he adopted Native American (Indian) customs. This famous conservationist was known as?
In 1902, a statue of a famous Queen was erected on the sea front at Warrior Square, St Leonards-on-Sea and she still looks across to the sea today. However, she might not be amused at something which happened to her skirt during WWII. Which Queen is it?
Queen Elizabeth I
The Winkle Club was formed by Hastings Fishermen in 1900 to help under-privileged families of Hastings Old Town. Who was presented with an honorary gold winkle and wore it on his/her 100th birthday which also marked the anniversary of the foundation of the Club?
Sir Winston Churchill
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
King Harold was killed at the Battle of Hastings. In West Marina Gardens, St Leonards-on-Sea, there is an illuminated statue of the dying Harold being comforted by his wife. What was her name?
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