The Order of 1066
 
1968 Mr W H Dyer former Publicity Officer for Hastings
1969 Mrs Doris Swaine a local journalist
1970 Mr Percy Walker Past President of Hastings Rotary Club
1971 Mr Joe Adams former Secretary of Hastings Lifeboat
1972 Mr R H Bryant a former Mayor of Hastings
1973 Mr A K Vint OBE a former Public Relations/Publicity Officer for Hastings
1974 Hon Alderman Mrs Vera Jones a former Mayor of Hastings
1975 Mr Charles Hayward a local historian and lecturer
1976 Group Captain Ralph Ward organiser of the 900th Anniversary of the Battle Celebrations in 1966
1977 Miss Daphne Cheal Secretary of Hastings Charities Association
1978 Mr Barry Funnell a local historian and lecturer
1979 Dr R E Irvine OBE Consultant Physician, Hastings Department of Geriatric Medicine
1980 Mrs lrene Quilter Secretary, Hastings & Bexhill Society, Mentally Handicapped Children
1981 Mr John Burton MBE former Director of Entertainments and President of Hastings Winkle Club
1982 Miss Phyllis Godfrey Principal of The Hollies School of Dancing
1983 Mr Eric Blackham former Councillor / Chairman of European Consultative Group
1984 Mr Joe Martin former Coxswain of Hastings Lifeboat
1985 Mr A E R Keyte former CO Hastings Sea Cadets
1987 Mr G J Davies President of Hastings Chamber of Commerce
1988 Miss Dorothy Clements BEM Founder Chairman of Hastings First Association
1989 Mr Eric Hardwick Hastings Half Marathon
1990 Mrs Sheila Pratt St Helen's Park Preservation Society
1991 Mr George Wainwright services to Sport and Twinning
1992 Mrs Sheila Leach founder of St Michael's Hospice
1993 Miss Cecily Perring Hastings and Rother Voluntary Association for the Blind
1994 Mr Eric Stokes District Commissioner Hastings Scouts
1995 Mrs E Shiner Voluntary Services & Age Concern
1996 Mr John Woodharns Entertainment
1997 Miss June Fabian for Charity work within the Town
1998 Mrs E Montgomery Guide Commissioner VSP JP
1999 Mr Keith Leech Hastings Borough Bonfire Society
2000 Mrs M Green MBE N.S.P.C.C.
2001 Mrs G Stewart Charity Work 
2002 Dr B Eton MBE Service for the Community
2003 Mr Ron Lowndes Friends of the Conquest Hospital & St Leonards Parish Church
2004 Mr Derek Norcross Various Charity Works
2005 Rev C Sears Service to the community 
2006 Mr Brion Purdey Service to the community 
2007 Mrs P Cavanagh - Service to MacMillan Cancer Support
2008 Mr J Cosson - Service to the Community
2009 Mr C Morris - Service to the Community
2010 Mr I Porter - Service to the Community
2011 Mrs M Atherden -Service to the Community
2012 Mr Rod & Mrs Mildred Pelling – for Exceptional Services to the Borough of Hastings.
2013 Terry Novis -for outstanding service to the Borough of Hastings & St.Leonards
2014 Owen Thompson - for services to the community in Hastings, particularly multiculturalism, older people, St Michael's Hospice, Citizen's Advice Bureau and setting up the Hastings Intercultural Organisation. 
2015 Mr DeeDay White - for service to the community
2016 Mr Nick Lynas - for service to the community
2017 Ms Molly Townson - for service to the community
2018 Mrs Eve Martin - for service to the community
2019 Mrs Janice Harmer - for service to the community
2020 The people of Hastings - for community spirit during COVID-19
2021 Mr Bill Wicking - for service to the community