Prince Albert Statue Community Group
About the Group
The group is a charity managed by a committee of trustees. It seeks to restore Prince Albert’s statue (above) to a public place. The statue used to adorn the Prince Albert’s memorial clock tower in Hastings town centre from 1862 to 1963. When the tower was demolished the statue was saved, but spent a number of decades in a disused greenhouse in Alexandra Park.
Membership is for people who are aged 18 or over. Prospective members should apply to the trustees. Membership is free.
Aims of the group
To relocate the statue of Prince Albert to alongside Hastings Town Hall.
To educate the public on the history of the statue.
To work with other groups on the preservation of local statues.
To fundraise for the project.
An illustrated booklet, The Story of Albert and his Memorial, has been produced by Brian Lawes and Hastings Local History Group. This costs £3 and is available from BOOK-BUSTER, 39 Queen’s Road, Hastings (open 9am-6pm Mon to Sat; 10am-4pm Sun).
All proceeds from the sale of the booklet go towards the project.