We would like to thank all those who walked, ran, cycled, skied or danced to take part in our Hilderstone 100 challenge – you have been incredible, and in fact the final total was over 300 km, with participants from over 15 countries and every continent! Hilderstone College has made a donation to Comic Relief […]
North Foreland Lighthouse, along the coast between Broadstairs and Margate, was built in 1691. It was first lit by fire in 1499! The lighthouse is probably one of the most photographed local landmarks in the Isle of Thanet.
The building is around 200 years old and in the late 1800s was an entertainment venue. From the early 1900s it had other uses (including a café) but has been a pub since the 1960s and is now named after a very famous visitor to Broadstairs!
Dating back to 1588 and close to the sea, The Old Curiosity Shop in our town of Broadstairs was connected with smuggling long ago, but is now a popular cafe and a popular subject for photographers! It is named after a novel by Charles Dickens, who spent a lot of time in Broadstairs. #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstone […]
The miles are adding up, and we are getting closer and closer to our target of 100 global kilometres, to raise awareness and money for Comic Relief! Here are the walkers from around the world who have joined us so far….. Thank you to you all. Alex from Queensland, Australia: 2 km Marloes and Elmar […]
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 […]
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 […]
Have you heard of Pancake Day? The proper name is Shrove Tuesday, and it marks the last day before the Christian fasting period of Lent. Pancakes were a good way of using up the butter and eggs that one had to give up over Lent. My favourite filling is simple lemon juice and sugar, but […]
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 […]
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 […]