Austerity Diary from Lavender Cottage

Hastings 1947

Victoria Seymour hosted a range of events to launch her new book about postwar Hastings.  

The book was launched in the Unitarian Church on 4th November 2010 at a coffee morning held as benefit for Age Concern. Pictured below ( L to R) are Canadian Wendy Johnson, who flew to England for the event. (It was a collection of Wendy's wartime family letters that started Victoria's writing career.) Victoria, Hastings Deputy Mayor and the local co-ordinator of Age Concern. 

Victoria Seymour's launch of 'Austerity Diary, Hastings' at the Unitarian Church.

As a benefit for Age Concern  Victoria spent a day at the Age Concern Charity Shop, Battle High Street, Battle( close to Battle Abbey Gates). The shop window was given a lavender theme for the day.

the Age Concern Charity Shop in Battle     


On 10th October 2010 Victoria exhibited, pre-launch, at the 

Books Born in Hastings event at Hastings Town Hall.

Victoria at the Town Hall

Other events included the Ore Village Community Centre Christmas Fair,  a signing at Waterstone's, Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, Hastings. and the Moon Times Book Store, Trinity Street Hastings.

 Acme Wringer

An image from the section of the book on 1947 advertisements and 'austerity tips'.



Signing announcement










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