There's one date in English history that everyone knows ' 1066, the year the invading Normans defeated the Anglo-Saxons at the Battle of Hastings.There is just as much myth surrounding the conflict as known fact. The two armies did not even fight at Hastings, but at a place north of the town now named Battle. In the ruins of the abbey that King William later built to commemorate the event, you can imagine you're standing on the very spot where the defeated King Harold fell. These days, a free interactive audio tour re-creates the sounds of the battle, as you stand where the Saxon army watched the Normans advancing towards them. With the Saxons occupying the higher ground, the Normans were forced to fight uphill. The battle raged for some hours with neither side gaining an advantage, until its course was decided when the Normans pretended to flee, but then turned back to cut down the Saxons who had broken ranks in pursuit.
Hastings was once one of the Cinque Ports and is now a popular holiday resort with a three mile promenade which is reached via the narrow streets of the old town with its Tudor half-timbered buildings. Fishing boats are now winched up on the shingle beach as the harbour silted up centuries ago. The Fisherman's Museum contains the last lugger which was built in Hastings in 1909. Other museums of interest are the Museum of Local History and Hastings Museum. It was at Hastings that William the Conqueror prepared for the famous Battle of Hastings in 1066 where he defeated King Harold, although the actual battle was fought six miles north at the appropriately named town of Battle.
Highwoods Golf Club is situated on the outskirts of Bexhill on Sea close to the Sussex Coast. The course was established in 1924 under the supervision of J H Taylor and KG Hawtree. It has matured over the years into one of the areas finest courses. Measuring 6218 yards, Par 70 offering a fair challenge of golf along tree lined fairways with a stream coming into play on six of the holes. Popular with both visitors and societies alike, who enjoy the friendly atmosphere and warm welcome to be found in the clubhouse.