Remembering John Scollay
On the 2nd of February at 12:00 on Winkle Island, The WInkle Club will be having a short service and an unveiling a plaque in memory of John Scollay, a much missed Winkler.
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Kids Christmas Party (ages 4 to 8)
Saturday 14th December – 2.00 pm
This years event is for children age 4 to 8, It starts at 2.00 pm with a procession from Winkle Island to the East Hastings Angling Association, where the party will take place from 2.30 pm.
2.00 pm Procession from Winkle Island
2.30 pm to 4.00 pm Party (Entry by ticket only.)
Tickets are available from the anchor pub or fisherman’s museum.
Christmas Time to Remember (Carol Singing and Wreath laying.)
Saturday 21st December – 6.00 pm
On Saturday evening ( 21st. ) Hastings Winkle Club holds its ‘Christmas- A Time to Remember’ event at which it recalls those who make their living from the sea but also those who continue to protect, warn and rescue those who risk the might of the ocean.
Particularly in peoples minds will be those who have served or continue to serve in the RNLI. Her Majesty’s Coastguard Service, Fishermen, The Pett Level Rescue Boat and of course Winkle Club Members both past and present.
This year, however, organisers point out that this is very much a community event for the town during which loved ones can be remembered and respected whether seafarers or from different walks of life.
At 6.00 pm there will be a short ceremony by the Cyril and Lilian Bishop restored lifeboat and then the procession will form up at the bottom of Harold Road at 6.30pm.
The church bells will ring as the procession, lead by a loan piper, will make its way along All Saints Street to Winkle Island. Once on the Island, carols will be sung and wreaths will be laid. There will also be the poignant unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the life of John Scollay who was a stalwart of both the Winkle Club and the RNLI. Members of John’s family will carry out the unveiling.
Once formalities are concluded, refreshments will be served to all in attendance.
We hope members of our community will come and show their support for all those whose lives revolve around the demands of the sea and those still remembered for their special contribution to our coastal town as a whole both currently and in years gone by
Christmas Day Carol Singing
25th December – 10.30pm
This has become a tradition on Christmas day. We meet at Old Hastings House at 10.30 am for an 11.00 am start.
Everyone is welcome, singers, non singers, old and young, family and friends. please come a long to support this long standing event.
Friday 3rd January 2020.
This is an event not to be missed. The supper will include a entertainment a and raffle. Please remember that this event is included as part of your membership.
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A little Further a head…..
Our Annual General Meeting will beheld on Sunday the 5th of April at 10.00 am. This will be at the East Hastings Angling Association. We would like to remind you that only paid up members can vote on issues, so please ensure you have renewed your membership.