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Hastings' Week of Pageantry: Sir Herbert Tree Unveils the Tablet to Kean & Elliston

A plaque commemorating the first theatre in Hastings is unveiled and Stone Age dwellers take to the lake for a race.

Non-Fiction 1914 2 mins Silent


You may not have a hat to wave, but still, let’s all join in the rousing ‘hip, hip, hip hooray’ as Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree unveils a plaque commemorating the first theatre in Hastings. Kean and Elliston are the celebrated actors Edmund Kean and Robert Elliston, who took to the stage there in the 1820s. The Hastings Pageantry was obviously a varied affair, as down by the lake ‘Stone Age villagers’ take to their coracles for a furious, if somewhat slow, race for glory.