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Czech dance academy supports the Hilderstone 100!

We were absolutely delighted to hear from the Duncan Centre dance academy in the Czech Republic about the wonderful effort their students – past and present – have made to contribute to our 100 km target in aid of Comic Relief. By walking, running or dancing, they have added at least 45 km to our […]

THE PALACE CINEMA

This character building is bigger inside than it looks from the outside! It has been a cinema since 1965 (although the building had several uses before that), and has had several changes of name and ownership. It only seats 111but it boasts the latest digital sound and projection technology, and is very popular with Hilderstone […]

THE CLOCK TOWER

There has been a clock tower in Broadstairs since 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee (60 years on the throne). The original clock tower was destroyed in a fire and the current one was built in 1970 to commemorate Queen Elizabeth 11’s silver jubilee (25 years on the throne). The clock tower is located […]

THE GRAND HOTEL

For those of you who have visited Broadstairs, do you recognise this building standing tall and majestic on the seafront at Louisa Bay? It was the Grand Hotel, built around 1881. It had over 100 guest bedrooms, ballroom, a billiards hall, stables and beautiful views across the sea. It was a very prestigious hotel. It […]

YORK ARCH

YORK ARCH, in our town of Broadstairs, was built in the 15th century. It once had two strong wooden doors to defend against high tides. In later years, it offered protection against smugglers and our enemies, should we become under attack. Now there are no doors but this very important and beautiful arch remains. It […]

THE LOOK OUT HOUSE AND STORES

It is thought that this building dates back to around 1700. It is called the Look Out House and Stores but it was also known as the Boathouse because it was the life-boat station and harbour master’s office between 1869 to 1912. During that time 275 lives were saved from shipwrecks by the brave life-boat […]

ONLINE COURSE REVIEW: ‘I really enjoyed the language course.’

Christina, from Germany, recently participated in an online course focusing on Academic English, with other university students. Here’s what she had to say about her Hilderstone experience. I took part in a 3-week online course at Hilderstone College in September 2020. I felt a bit suspicious before because the course had to be online, but […]

December social programme is a big success!

While taking all necessary precautions because of Covid-19, our social team have come up with some wonderful activities for these difficult months. Here are some of them! MINCE PIE NIGHT Our students really enjoyed making these traditional Christmas sweet treats, and don’t they look rightly proud of the results! CHRISTMAS CARD EVENING This was an […]