Bexhill and Hastings – a daytrip

Its that Ladybird Book show.  But first a valuable conversation with the railway booking hall man, in the course of ticket-buying conversation he told us of a good home-brew supply shop in St Leonards on Sea – in Norman Road.

Bexhill has little to recommend it, but the De La Warr Pavilion is always pleasing.  The display of Ladybird books in the entrance hall kept me longest.  I don’t recall having seen any as a child, but the historic and scientific ones, with their explanations of machinery and designs for working models reminded me of some teaching resources I developed, both print and CD-ROM.  In the exhibition it was the flight series book on Canada that caught my attention – given we will be doing it in the summer.

Celebrating really quite a lot of years of Ladybird books at the De La Warr Pavilion.

Celebrating really quite a lot of years of Ladybird books at the De La Warr Pavilion.

Another Ladybird illustration - but I don't think we will be travelling this way in Canada

Another Ladybird illustration – but I don’t think we will be travelling this way in Canada

After moving on to Hastings and the brew pub ‘First In, Last Out’ (Filo) to meet up with Liz, we went back to their new house for lunch.  It was good to catch up with them after such a long gap.

Tried these two - served in oversized glasses, which was good to see - no spills and no waste plus a full pint.

Tried these two – served in oversized glasses, which was good to see – no spills and no waste plus a full pint.

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