Hastings Net Shops

These are the amazing Net shops on Hastings sea front in the old town.

Vera and I went down to Hastings last weekend for the Hastings Trusts ‘Pathway to Construction’ event. Before we got stuck into that, we had a fascinating tour of the old town from Peter at ‘Chalkdown Lime’. These Net shops are the only buildings like this in the UK, built by fishermen to house their nets, they would have originally (before the new artificial beach) been on piers to allow the sea to wash up under them at high tides. Ingenious as well as beautiful!