Veterans and NHS workers are to be given a prime viewing spot for the Coronation.

In addition, it’s been announced that more than 6,000 men and women from the UK’s Armed Forces will take part in the historic royal event. It is said to be the largest ceremonial display of armed forces in a generation.

Our latest Community Rail Coronation Connection is looking at the links to the Marshlink line (Hastings to Ashford International).

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery has many exhibits with Royal connections. The collection includes a Royal Warrant signed by Queen Elizabeth I in 1565, the Royal visit to the town by Princess Victoria in 1834, the opening of the White Rock Pavilion by the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII, in 1927 and memorabilia from the Diamond Jubilees of Queen Victoria in 1897 and Queen Elizabeth II in 2013.

Travelling by train is one of the greenest forms of transport and a train journey from central London emits 71% less in greenhouse gases than a petrol car trip on the same route.

Please check with the venue for opening times and directions from the railway station.

Mock train ticket showing environmental saving of 71% in greenhouse gas emissions from taking the train rather than driving a car from central London to Hastings station on the Marshlink line to visit Hastings Museum