I was told over the summer of the death of John Hazeldine – a true character of Abbey Hulton - as the death notice proclaimed better known by many people on the estate as Johnny ‘Pap Pap’. Johnny ‘Pap Pap’ would drive down towards the shops in Abbots Road in his car, except he did not have a car. He pretended to motor along Priory Road, making the noise of a car exhaust with his lips and with hands gripped on an imaginary steering wheel. It was never an ordinary imaginary car that Johnny drove. It was usually a Jag or a Daimler, nothing as common as a Ford or an Austin. He was an utterly harmless individual and locals joined in the joke. On one occasion in the early 70s I saw Johnny engaged in an amicable chat with a skinhead who was amused by Johnny’s earnest answers about his “motor”. In the 1930s the writer Edith Sitwell, below, wrote a book on English Eccentrics. In her view the eccentric was someone who was unafraid of what others … [Read more...] about Was Johnny Pap Pap the last of the city’s true eccentrics?
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PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 18:02 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Suffolk's most inspirational women Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector. Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. Here we celebrate the women who have make us proud to be from Suffolk.Jenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and two young children, operating her business, Events Under Canvas, from Capel St Mary. While travelling in her 20s, Jenna began a recruitment … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women
The names of The Fallen of The Great War from Hastings are listed here as an act of remembrance. Names have been taken from www.roll-of-honour.com - an exemplary resource for anyone interested in discovering more about the impact the First World War had on our communities 100 years ago. It contains much more information than is listed here. Many of the names have been sourced from “Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1918” a list created by HMSO in 1921 and is an official list of war dead. We have added names from the Hastings War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in Hastings Town Hall. Andrew Abel. Private in the Canadian Infantry Canadian. Died on Thursday, February 15, 1917 Age 18 R H Abraham. Regimental Quarter Master SergeantRobert Horace Abraham. Royal Sussex Regiment, died 28 August 1917A T Abrey. PrivateCecil Lewis Adams. Royal Army Medical Corps, died 16 July 1916 Charles Adams. Royal Sussex Regiment, died 25 July 1917Charles Richard Adams. Deck Hand in the Royal … [Read more...] about Roll of Honour of those killed in the First World War from Hastings, East Sussex