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Bohemia Village Voice No. 74. April/May 2010 News magazine for Bohemia, Silverhill, Gensing, & Central St Leonards. Circulation: 15,000

Election battle for Gensing Ward Candidates from each of the three main parties are contending for election in the local wards on 6th May. With the General Election as well as the local elections it’s more exciting than usual. Hopefully this will spur us all on to actually use our votes. We have the franchise – let’s take advantage of it! Standing for the Borough Council Elections in the various wards covered by the Voice are: Gensing: Andrew Cartwright (Lab), Rob Lee (Con), and Chris Benner (Lib Dem).

Chris (Lib Dem) p 23

Braybrooke: Godfrey Daniel (Lab), Amanda Charlesworth (Con) and Oliver Maloney (Lib Dem) Silverhill: Nigel Sinden (Lab), Andrew Gurney (Con), and Chris Beaumont (Lib Dem) Central St. Leonards: Jeremy Birch (Lab), Habbibah Anwar Bhatti (Con), and Paul Smith (LibDem). The Voice interviewed the three candidates standing for Gensing. All three were asked the same questions so readers can compare the answers.

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Editorial Election time is here again, and we feature interviews with all the candidates for Gensing ward (pp 21 to 25). The proposed Magdalen Development, blocks of flats containing 500 bedrooms, plus hundreds of car-parking spaces, has prompted local resident Bernard McGinley to investigate the history of the Magdalen Road Convent (pp 6 & 7). Sheila Shepheard reports on the last ever regular service at St. Peter’s (p 13), and local history finds continue to come to light in Bohemia Road (p 11). This will be the last Bohemia Village Voice under the present editorship. Susan King is going to pastures new, and Sarah Janes will be taking over for our next edition in June/July. Ed. Our next issue is: June 1st 2010

Susan King Daughter of the editor of the respected Kentish Independent, lover of local history, wildlife and all things traditional – though no great admirer of modern life or mobile phones – never flustered, always calm, even when deadlines have to be met. Good luck Sue and great success in whatever direction you decide to travel – it’s been a privilege working with you. You will be sorely missed. John Humphries

Events in Bohemia APRIL Sat 10 Hastings Museum, Bohemia Rd. Women Travellers with Clare Gittings. 2pm. 0845 274 1052 Sat 17 Hastings Museum, Bohemia Rd. Arabesque. Painting & pattern workshop. 11am – 4pm. 0845 274 1052 Mon 19 Park Rd Methodist Church. Bohemia Area Association meeting. 7 pm. 445086 MAY Sat 8 Park Rd Church. Fundraising Day, & Local History Bohemia Walled Garden Association. Talks by Heather Grief. 10am–2pm. bohemiawga@yahoo.co.uk 07719 716264 Mon 10 Hastings Museum, Bohemia Rd. 1066. Local history lecture with Edward Preston. 10.30 am. 0845 274 1052 Sun 16 Markwick Gardens. Dog Show. 11 am. 434344. Mon 17 Hastings Museum, In-TUITION. Edward Preston. Mon 17 Park Rd Church. May Meeting Bohemia Area Association. 7pm. Peter Holland: 445086. Mon 24 Hastings Museum West Hill – Hastings. Ed Preston Mon 31 Hastings Museum Art Gallery. Edward Preston. Bohemia Village Voice 79, Bohemia Road, Bohemia, Sussex, England, TN37 6RJ. Tel: 01424 430460. Email: editor@bohemiavillage.com Website: www.bohemiavillage.com Publisher: John Humphries. Editor: Susan King. Editorial staff: Sarah Janes. Proofreader: Sheila Shepheard. Consultant editor: Julian Beecroft. Website manager: Alan Jeffries. Advertising sales: Sue King & Leah Davidson. Accounts: Pam Brown. First published 2006. © John Humphries. Circulation: 15,000 (unaudited). Published every two months. Copies hand delivered in and around Bohemia, Gensing, Silverhill and Central St Leonards and distributed via shops and other outlets. Deadline: 1st of the month preceding publication, e.g. 1st Jan for Feb/Mar issue. Subscriptions: by post for one year (6 issues) £6 (UK). Printed in England.

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The Old Convent The origins and history of the Magdalen Road convent by Bohemia resident Bernard McGinley outh of Bohemia Road and west of the Oval is the Convent site. The Convent's existence is largely the work of one woman, Cornelia Connelly, née Peacock in Philadelphia in 1809. From a rich Presbyterian/Episcopalian background, she married Pierce Connelly and had many children. (A slave was a present for the eldest, born in Mississippi in 1832.) Her husband soon decided that Roman Catholicism was the way of the future. Rapidly in every sense they went over to Rome: he became a priest and she became a nun. Well-connected in British Society, she was encouraged to set up her own order of nuns. She founded the Society of the Holy Child Jesus (SHCJ), modelled on the Jesuits, and in 1848 she and her 17 followers arrived by train to set up their headquarters. The nearest station was Bo-Peep Junction. All Souls Convent, situated on the then-isolated stretch of land between St Leonards and Hastings, was the first Roman Catholic female institution in England since Henry VIII's break with the Papacy in the Bernard 1530s. McGinley

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In the years following the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829, a local priest, Revd John Jones, was active. With a view to founding a charity, he bought this land from the Eversfield Estate, using a bequest from Lady Stanley, a Roman Catholic benefactor married to Sir William Stanley, 5th Baronet, of Hooton and Stourton. Revd Jones's emphasis on 'conventual property' is well recorded. The elegant and only building touching the east pavement of Magdalen Road still carries the date '1840'. The whole 15-acre site was soon offered to the incipient SHCJ, who accepted and made it their mother-house. When Revd Jones died soon after, the entire property was left to Lt Colonel Charles Towneley, a nephew of Lady Stanley. As an MP and magistrate he had access to top legal advice, and he established a trust deed (with trustees) for the Convent, to achieve 'the safest mode of settling the property for the objects of an Educational Religious Community'. Cornelia Connelly Questions of the use of the resources, public access to worship, and who was ultimately in charge, led to a discreet power struggle. Towneley was a generous supporter of Mother Connelly and the SHCJ. In opposition, others worked for Cardinal Wiseman and his followers, who emphasised 'the mission' of faith and conversion, and believed that the English Counter-Reformation could finally be achieved. Revenues and expenses (as well as workloads and prestige, and views of religious activity) were in dispute. As late as 1864, eviction seemed possible. In grim times, the SHCJ did poor relief in St Leonards and Ore. By 1856 the Convent site had a Poor School, a Middle School, a Highest School, and a Teacher-Training College – all partly residential. The Holy Child Theatre did plays in continental languages. In addition to academic subjects, girls were taught needlework, dancing (the polka and the waltz) and sea-bathing. About this last, one senior churchman countered by suggesting that salt be added to the bathwater. But Cornelia Connelly's vision of a rounded education looks farsighted today. Her solidly educational Book of the Order of Studies was published on the Convent's own printing press. Meanwhile, Pierce Connelly's strange behaviour grew to become intensely anti-Catholic, and led to the scandalous case of Connelly v Connelly – in

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Aerial view of the Magdalen Road convent site. In the background, the funfair on the Oval may be seen.

which he petitioned Parliament and the Vatican. Even while fighting child-custody battles with her exhusband, 'the Foundress' had a deteriorating relationship with Cardinal Wiseman and his staff. (The establishment in 1865 of St Thomas's church, Magdalen Road, arose from the latter intricate dispute.) Despite various setbacks, the SHCJ order worked hard and expanded. The Gothic Revival chapel at the Convent was completed in 1868 by E W Pugin, son of the more celebrated A W Pugin, co-designer the Houses of Parliament. Most of the Convent, including its other chapel, was the work of W W Wardell. This other chapel was also used as a refectory and community room, indicating the busy community that flourished in this complex of buildings. The Foundress died in

1879, and is now a candidate for sainthood. Eventually the mother-house of the order was moved to Mayfield, East Sussex, where the nuns had founded a school and sanatorium in 1863. Following curricular changes, in 1976 the sisters of the SHCJ sold the St Leonards site, but continue their educational ministry: the nuns have long had an active presence in four continents, where Cornelia Connelly’s name is very well known. After some years as a summer-school for continental teenagers, change possibly pends for the old Convent. Though all of the site is in a Conservation Area, developers are encroaching. Blocks of flats and hundreds of parking spaces are now proposed. A better use is imaginable. Bernard McGinley

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Bohemia Village Voice No. 74 April 2010 From “The Pubs of Hastings & St Leonards” by kind permission of David Russell.

The British Workman – a pub without beer! he first British Workman temperance ‘pub’ was set up in Leeds in 1867 and others quickly spread around the north of England. The first British Workman in the south opened at 105 Bohemia Road in 1871. About forty people ‘mainly working men living in the neighbourhood’ attended. They drank tea and organised a sick fund, a drum and fife band, a bible class and a flower show.

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The pub consisted of two large front rooms on the ground floor and a third room on the first floor. The bar was designed for drinking tea, (‘the cup that cheers but does not inebriate’), conversation, smoking and games. The landlord Mr Crouch used the second room and a third room was used as a reading room. The British Workman was located in the St Paul’s Workingmens’ Club in the building on the southeast corner of Salisbury Road. Others followed. British Workman No. 2 opened in Hollington (1873), No. 3 in Castle Road (1879) and No. 4 in Waterworks Road (1885). They provided free teas, dinners and concerts for the unemployed during the recession but by the 1880s the tag: “temperance pub” had been dropped and the organisation had become very similar to the Salvation Army. British Workman No. 1 was open from 9am to 11pm

every day except Sundays for anyone who abstained from alcohol. It was also the headquarters of the Bohemia Lodge of The Good Templars who pursued a policy of total abstinence and absolute prohibition. They spent their time trying to persuade magistrates to The British Workman today – close the pubs and not surprisingly Merrick House, corner of Salisbury and Bohemia Roads landlords were very wary of this threat on their doorstep (the Hearts of Oak was opposite). British Workman No. 1 closed in 1894 and the building became the Bohemia Police and Fire Station. The Good Templars then moved to Park Road, Methodist Church. o David is interested in any Hastings & St Leonards’ pub memories and photographs. David Russell: 200227.

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Parents grieve for daughter Tragedy struck a Bohemia businessman and his family when his two-year old daughter was killed in a car crash near Polegate. Eloise Mann, twin daughter of Steve Mann, a director of WBM Insurance, died at Eastbourne Hospital after the car driven by her Eloise Mann mother Ann collided with a van travelling in the opposite direction. The accident happened in heavy rain on the A27 near the Dittons roundabout, at the end of February. Eloise and her twin brother Finlay were strapped into the back seat. Finlay suffered minor injuries, as did Ann and the driver of the other vehicle. Steve and Ann, of Tower Road, said, “We have lost a beautiful daughter and things will never be the same again for us as a family. Eloise brought sunshine into our lives. She had a wonderful personality and was never unhappy. “Finlay has lost his beloved twin and playmate. They did everything together and adored each other.”

Pets welcome at new shop Father and son team Eric and Keith P e p p e r opened their new pet food store in Upper Park Road at the beginning of March. Keith said, “It’s a totally new venture. We fancied getting into the retail side. Eric, Keith and Ronnie their dog We’ve got animals ourselves and we thought there was space for it round here”. “Because the other two have gone.” added Eric. He continued, “Quite a lot of people came in yesterday. We weren’t expecting it on our first day!” Pepper’s Pet Food, situated opposite Park Road Methodist Church, has plenty of space for people to come in with their pets, and stocks a very wide range of foods.

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Tram lines revealed after 105 years Sections of tram lines [illustration] were unearthed in Bohemia Road just by the junction of Salisbury Road during the recent road works. Trams came to Hastings in 1905. If we think it is chaos with the current Bohemia roadworks, just imagine what it must have been like in 1905 with the roads all over the town being dug up at the same time. Trams met with much opposition when they first came to Hastings, but they soon took over from horse-buses.

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In short Park Road Under Fives’ group celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary on April 25th. It started in 1985 at Park Road Methodist Church, where it still meets. Chairperson Sharon Adams said, “We still have two original members of staff, Penny and Nicola.” There will be a 25th anniversary celebration in the afternoon after the Easter Fair, date to be confirmed. Garden find This piece of an old cistern [below] was dug up by Richard Hall in his garden in Vale Road. 122 Bohemia Road is the premises now occupied by The Outdoorsman. Richard said, “Silverhill Farm was built by a Mr King, a prolific local builder, so perhaps this is the same firm.”

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Dear Sir, the tale of the Home and Colonial sign [Voice 73 and pictured right] interested me because I remember collecting OXO tins from that very shop in the 1950’s when, as a child, I lived in Blomfield Road (these tins had a ‘second life’ as lunch boxes and were also ideal for the hoarding of small items so important to children - including odd little items purchased from ‘The Magic Shop’). My mother would give me the penny ha’penny trolleybus fare from Magdalen Road to the Wheatsheaf (Service 6 or the less frequent service 2) so that I could go shopping for her in establishments including the Home and Colonial, vegetables from Jim Samson in the ‘Warrior Stores’ and groceries from Grooms both on the other side of the road, or bread and cakes from Borgeauds next to ‘The Prince Of Wales’ (now the Labour Party HQ) Oddly enough I didn’t go into Henry King & Feaist - now the Village Voice office (must have been something to do with the free ‘stale cakes’ from Borgeauds. I don’t know if your readers are aware how signs like the one at the Home and Colonial were made and the reason that it has remained so bright - the lettering was cut into a backboard (which is what remains now), usually wood,

and then gilded with real gold leaf. The whole sign was then faced with glass, carefully painted on the inside, usually in black for dramatic effect – and the signage lining up with the backboard allowing the incised lettering to show through. This technique afforded tremendous protection from the elements to the sign and required very little maintenance. Ion Castro, 119 Braybrooke Road, Sunny Hastings. Dear Sir, most interesting, that fascia found like that. These were typical “state-of-the-art” Victorian shop signs, with gilded lettering on a black background, and a plate glass cover. They would last for ever and be very visible, making all the other ‘old-fashioned’ hand painted ones look pale and unnoticeable in comparison. As modern in its time as a neon sign or a LED sign, and they were everywhere at the time. Hopefully this one can be carefully, restored, and saved for display elsewhere or in a museum. Peter Lennard RIBA. Hastings Museum has agreed to take the sign – ed.

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St Peter’s closes service of thanksgiving was held on Sunday, Jan 31st, to mark the ending of regular worship at St. Peter's (recounts Sheila Shepheard). The decision by the church council to request closure was described as a courageous step, although necessary in the context of the required reduction in the number of churches in the town. As a geographical landmark and as a significant Christian influence in the neighbourhood over many years, the church will be sorely missed, and there was a sense of sadness and loss at the ending of an era. But the predominant flavour of the evening of Jan 31st was one of celebration. The church was well filled as the service was introduced with a welcome by the Rev David Fentiman, who has been running the day-today life of the church in recent months. The Bishop of Lewes, the Rt Rev Wallace Benn, Organist for 40 years, Frank Jenkins led the Service of Eucharist and preached. He spoke on the words of Simeon when he saw the Christ-child, 'Lord, now let your servant depart in peace….for my eyes have seen your salvation'; reminding us that endings bring new beginnings in God's purposes for his people. The Archdeacon, the Ven Philip Jones was present, as were our MP Michael Foster and his wife, together with numerous clergy and well-wishers from local parishes. The Rural Dean, the Rev Chris Key was joined by some members of St Peters in giving appreciation and recollections of the church; the church's reader, Sheila Johnston read a lesson and the organ and keyboard were played, as for many years past, by Frank Jenkins [pictured]. It was a pity about the heating, but the chairs were extremely comfortable; the hymns were sung with hearty enthusiasm; the refreshments afterwards were delicious, and we came away encouraged and inspired; there's life in the old church yet! Few if any changes take place quickly in the C of E, and St Peter's will still be holding services on important days in the Church Year, for some months, as listed on p. 4. Sheila Shepheard [right]

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New readers Dear Sir, we always enjoy our local "small magazine". It even helped me 3 years ago finding my new job where I met lots of lovely people, including Edward Preston. And now you have 2 new readers: our twins, Thomas (right in picture) and Kate find the magazine very interesting, maybe because they are half Czech! Good luck for the future. David and Kamila Breen.

Christmas Dear Sir, just what is your correspondent in his letter headed ‘Christmas’ trying to prove? What sort of childhood did he have that he has from an early age not celebrated Christmas when after all Christmas is the festival for children? I agree with his view that far too much emphasis these days is placed on material things and commercialism has ruined Christmas as I knew it as a child. How strange he talks of parental love when the basics behind Christmas is the birth of a man who preached love to each other especially to little children. I wonder did he give gifts as tokens of his love to his children and wife at any time? Did he ever buy her a bunch of flowers? Small gifts often silly little things given as tokens of one’s feelings towards another are very much appreciated both in giving and receiving. I suggest he tries it. Vic Chalcraft, Aldborough Road.

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A Passion for Real Ale Dave Ayres, new tenant of the Dripping Spring, is full of enthusiasm and knowledge about real ale. He has always worked at real ale pubs, starting at the Star Inn at Norman’s Bay as a potman when he was fourteen years old.

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“There wasn’t much to do in the winter because it’s so quiet out there, so they threw me down in the cellar! That’s where I got my training. After a few years I became cellarman and bar manager. Then I went to the Jolly Boatman in Newhaven.” Later he had the George at Robertsbridge. It was the Drip’s tradition of real ale that made Dave decide to take over. Dave keeps a list of real ales from all over the country at the bar, as the customers are true connoisseurs of their beer. Many are CAMRA members. On weekdays there are four or five real ales, at weekends up to seven and there is real cider from the cask. “When I came in and had a look I thought straight away, ‘This will work’. It was the general welcoming of the customers, the real ales, and I loved the two bars. It’s so rare nowadays to get two bars.” “There’s 500 plus real ales you can chose from. In the eight weeks I’ve been here I’ve tried forty or fifty. We’ve got the spring and summer honey beers coming in now. Any beers suggested I write on a slip of paper. When I do the ordering I just pull a slip out of the box and order that one!” Dave will be having a beer festival in the summer, “probably in August, as we’re expecting a baby on 30th June!” Currently he is trying out all the ales from local breweries and judging them on a points system for the festival. “When we’ve picked the final ten we’re going to collect them ourselves and have a tour of all the pubs!” “Robin and Joan ran this very well, and I’ve inherited all that. Robin and Joan take the credit. I don’t see any need to change it. I’ll just take it forward by having beer festivals. When we have a complete refit of the cellar we can start entering some competitions and getting some prizes. Perhaps we’ll even brew our own!” www.bohemiavillage.com

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THE ‘VOICE’ INTERVIEWS ROB LEE, CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE FOR GENSING WARD

Rob has ‘strong ear’ and ‘likes to get things done’ Voice: What is your background? Rob: I work as an administrator for a Sussex company which promotes health in the workplace . I went to university in Birmingham and got two degrees, one in English literature and the other in history. I was brought up in Nottingham. My mother was a nurse and a single parent. Then I moved to London, and to East Sussex a few years ago. Voice: What is your political experience? Rob: I’ve been involved with the Conservatives since I was a teenager delivering leaflets, and got further involved at university. I also worked for them for a short time. I think this is the right time to stand for election. I feel enthusiastic about it and I feel enthusiastic for St. Leonards. Voice: What are the local issues? Rob: The hot topics are: l Anti-social behaviour, which crops up again and again when talking to people. l Litter, including abandoned shopping trolleys. l Slightly tacky ‘To Let’ signs. People are mentioning this more and more. On the seafront they’ve been taken down, and Gensing should look at doing the same. l Parking is always a big issue. Voice: In the light of the new ‘Duty to Involve’ legis-

lation, how do you plan to enable local people to take more control of their locality? Rob: I think for people to take more control of their locality can be part of the future. It can only be a good thing. Voice: What else do you plan to do if elected? Rob: I want to be a strong voice for the Rob Lee, Conservative local community. I think that Gensing currently does not have what it deserves in that respect. I think people want to be listened to, want people to care and that’s what I can give them. Voice: What distinguishes you from the other candidates? Rob: My enthusiasm. I’m very enthusiastic. I like to listen to people. I have a strong ear and I like to get things done. I’m very approachable and friendly.

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THE ‘VOICE’ INTERVIEWS CHRIS BENNER, LIB DEM CANDIDATE FOR GENSING WARD

Chris: ‘dog licences should be re-introduced’ Voice: What is your background? Chris: I came here from Bath seventeen years ago to work as a teacher at Hillcrest. After that I worked for the Child Support Agency, then I decided to retire. If I’m elected to the Council it will be my full-time occupation. I don’t have any other paid or unpaid employment. Voice: What is your political experience? Chris: I didn’t join the Lib Dems until I came to Hastings. I always used to vote Labour until New Labour came in, then I became very disillusioned. The Iraq war was the last straw. To me it became almost like another Conservative Party. I started voting Lib Dem locally, but still voted nationally for Labour. However, every time I read the Lib Dem manifesto I thought it was very good, very reasonable, so I switched my allegiance. Voice: What are the local issues? Chris: Quite a lot. The major issues at the moment are l Road works. Old ladies have difficulty getting to bus stops, and the bus stops keep being moved. There are lots of ongoing problems: l Fly-tipping, sometimes right by signs saying ‘no rubbish’. l Dog mess, as despite the Council providing bins, irresponsible people don’t use them. I think we should flood the area with dog-wardens for a year, with the power to give on-the-spot fines. We should put up posters to educate people. Dog licences should be re-introduced. Though they penalise good people, the income could pay for dog wardens. l Litter, the general dishevelment of the area, and neglected buildings. This is a main road, the main entrance to Hastings, and there are all those shops that just look abandoned. There’s a large transient population. People on low incomes can’t afford to repair their own homes, and if the landlords don’t, the buildings just continue to look neglected. l Traffic and parking. People now use Charles Road West as a rat-run. The residents are unhappy and want traffic-calming. Parking is a big problem and I think there will be a domino effect on parking, which will gradually encroach on the western part of Gensing, due to overdevelopment such as Horntye. I think planning is the Council’s worst area. Voice: In the light of the new ‘Duty to Involve’ legislation, how do you plan to enable local people to take more control of their locality? Chris: I will be listening to what people say and rep-

resenting them as a councillor. Lib Dems are very good at listening. We need to be out there not just to get elected but afterwards. We’re not under the Party Whip so we’re much more free in how we can behave as a party. Voice: What else do you plan to do if elected? Chris Benner - Lib Dems Chris: It’s a case of being involved in the community as much as possible, finding out what people want, and acting on their behalf – fighting sounds a bit aggressive, but sometimes we need to do that to get things done. Voice: What distinguishes you from the other candidates? Chris: Because I’m a Lib Dem and because of our views of the way things should be, and because of what Lib Dems have done for the town generally.

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In short St Helen’s Wood Local historian Edward Preston will be launching his new History of St. Helen’s Wood, at the St Helen’s Wood Preservation Society’s open day on Sat Jun 19. Tyres spiked Heartless vandals are targeting Cloudesley Road for a series of tyre-spiking attacks. One resident, who had all four tyres spiked, paid £400 for new ones only to have the vandals spike them again three days later. They also spiked his wife’s car tyres and those of another car further down the road. His wife, who is disabled, said, “We can’t leave the car outside any more. It’s disrupted our lives completely.” The police have now placed CCTV cameras in the vicinity. Anyone who has experienced similar damage: phone the police and quote ref: 408. The Wheatsheaf, Bohemia’s oldest pub, was sold at auction in February this year. Auctioneers were Clive Emson and the lot was knocked down at their sale in Brighton on Feb 23rd for £162,000. It had previously been on offer via estate agents Fleurets of Brighton for £210,000. It is understood that the buyers are a Chinese couple and that they intend to re-open the premises as a Chinese restaurant and/or takeaway.

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Save our Gulls! by local resident Tim McKenzie, NGRP

National Gull Rescue and Protection (NGRP) is heading a campaign to make the public aware of new laws now in place to protect gulls. Since January 2010 it has been illegal to harm gulls as they are now on the red list because their numbers are seriously declining. The NGRP urge anyone who does not want gulls nesting on their roof to act now as the breeding season will start in April. NGRP does not recommend netting: there have been many calls in the last month where birds have been trapped in netting and died a slow, painful death. The humane alternative is a chimney guard which keeps gulls away from their nesting places. For anyone who loves gulls, NGRP are putting out an appeal for help. People are urgently needed to collect injured birds, provide newspapers and towels and to clean out aviaries. Gulls cost a lot to look after (picture) – even a mildly injured one can be in the aviary for a few weeks while it builds up its strength and this costs a lot of money in fish, meat and medicines. If you can help please donate via www.seagullrescue.co.uk or ring for further details: 07765 114599.

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THE ‘VOICE’ INTERVIEWS ANDREW CARTWRIGHT, LABOUR CANDIDATE FOR GENSING WARD

Andrew: ‘I believe in a strong community’ Voice: What is your background? Andrew: I came from the north of England to Hastings in 1988 to work for Barclays Commercial Services as a systems security administrator. Voice: What is your political experience? Andrew: I joined Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth in the mid 1980s. I joined the Labour Party when I came to Hastings. I first campaigned in 2001, was elected 2002 as borough councillor, lost my seat in 2006, and regained it in the by-election of 2007, always for Gensing. Voice: What are the local issues? Andrew: l To bring empty shops back into use, firstly by supporting local service organisations like lawyers and accountants, secondly by starting a project to encourage local artists to use empty shops as studios. l Community safety. l Cleanliness, especially dog fouling. l Parking. l Condition of some roads and pavements. Voice: In the light of the new ‘Duty to Involve’ legislation, how do you plan to enable local people to take more control of their locality? Andrew: A Scrutiny Review Team which I’m leading on the Council has finished a report concerned with how the Council can improve the way it consults with residents and traders. The legal basis for this representation is ‘Duty to Involve’. If re-elected I’ll do all I can to make the recommendations of this report enacted in reality. The report acknowledges that local residents and traders have a lot of knowledge of the town and its needs. Consultation should begin by the Council approaching residents to share the problem. At the moment, the Council keeps the problem to itself, creates complex solutions, then puts these solutions to the residents. It would make more sense if, in the first place, the Council shared its views with residents. For example, waste collection the Council should ask residents and traders how they think it could be improved and only then work up a solution to the problem. Voice: What else do you plan to do if elected? Andrew: Ensure the Council does all it can to tackle climate change and protect our environment. I led a report (Scrutiny Review) last year which updated the climate change action plan. However, the Council has failed to report back on what it’s doing to put that plan into action. The Government can make broad policies but it’s up to the Council to implement locally those policies. We’re a coastal town and not in a position to want sea levels to rise. We need money spent on sea defences. l History – both the built

environment and green spaces give people a sense of identity, so caring for them is also caring for people and their sense of belonging in the town. Voice: What distinguishes you from the other candidates? Andrew: The Labour Andrew Cartwright - Labour party is focused on strengthening the community. Our focus is not the needs of the Council, the Law, or the Government – it’s about building a strong community. I’m interested in equalities and against prejudice. Everybody has the right to their own opinion. I wish to work with as many people from different backgrounds and views as possible. I think my greatest achievement is winning the trust of people who are not natural Labour supporters but have an interest in what’s happening. I’m not a party man. The biggest issue in politics today is trust.

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Walled Garden April 2010

Bohemia Village Voice No. 74

Bohemia Walled Garden

Progress report by Bob Hart & Sue Thomson

At last the Heras fencing (picture below) is in place! The gap on the east side of the garden is now looking tidy and secure, where once there had been a tangle of wire, brambles and ivy. The site itself has also been cleared of a substantial quantity of brambles and saplings, thanks to Chris, his mighty strimmer and volunteers with rakes. He worked both morning & afternoon on both Saturday & Sunday, determined to make the most of the fine weather. Bob, Chris and Sue went to see Amy Terry, Volunteers clearing the site ... in preparation for planting some vegetables? manageress of HBC’s Estates Dept, to inform her of progress. We asked the planting season. Slowly we are clearing space in Amy to consider the Heras fencing as a good, secu- the garden (upper picture), which will give us the rity barrier that would enable us to move onto the opportunity to grow some vegetables ... perhaps horticultural stage of our plans. She agreed that this some broad beans or potatoes or onions. We are at was a good idea and will be sending an HBC inspec- the garden each Sunday 10am to noon. tor to have a look. She will also ask for a Hastings There are the latest photographs and other details Council report on the hole in the brickwork behind available on the BWGA website. The site also will the sandstone wall to determine whether HBC can note on the day if a work day is cancelled due to bad repair this hazard; as this is only about a metre weather. square, she thinks it may be possible to arrange for this repair. Fundraising event We have also submitted a draft lease, to replace our The Bohemia Walled Garden Association will be ‘Tenancy At Will’ and a business plan to Amy. These holding a fundraising event on Saturday 8th May are not final documents but represent “work in at Park Road Church. This will be to let people progress”. When we feel that all necessary changes know what their aims are and how they are proand amendments have been made to the Lease, we gressing, and also to raise money through donawill ask Pat Weaver of Hastings Voluntary Action to tions and the sale of bric-a-brac, books & cakes. have a look at it for us. Her guidance in the writing our Constitution was invaluable. We look forward to milder weather and the start of Bohemia Walled Garden Association Letters donations and letters please to: The Bohemia Walled Garden Association, c/o Bohemia Village Voice, 79, Bohemia Road, St Leonards, TN37 6RJ Tel 07719 716264 Email bohemiawga@yahoo.co.uk Website www.bohemiawga.weebly.com

There will also be a talk by Heather Grief in the morning about the history of the Summerfields estate. This is to coincide with the publication of her book on the Summerfields Estate, which will be on sale for the first time at this event. Heather has generously offered to make a donation to BWGA from the sales of her book. In the afternoon, about 1 o’clock, Heather will speak about the Bayeux Tapestry. If you feel you can help, either at the event or by donating saleable items, please contact us. Thank you.

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Sunday afternoon

– an ultra-short story by Andrew Jackson

nother beautiful Sunday. It's really pleasant here. The birds are singing their little hearts out, the white fluffy clouds are scudding across the blue sky, the eels are slithering over the muddy seabed. There's no nicer way to spend a warm, bright, summer's day than strolling over to France – along the bottom of the sea. It can get chilly, but I always carry a spare jumper. And I never forget to take my Thermos flask of tea and a small box of sandwiches. I can't think why more people don't enjoy the delights of sea-floor walking. The first time I tried it, I was spluttering and coughing, finding it impossible to get used to breathing under water. But it's easy: you don't need any fancy kit, just a good pair of lungs – and a bit of faith. If you like solitude, I can recommend a few hours stroll over the English Channel. I

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never meet a soul – but many a sole – ha, ha. I find the crabs the most interesting people to talk to. I've made quite a few friends. They all know me. 'Here comes Arthur' they say. That's me, Arthur Thompson. Time for a break, I think. Here's a nice bench. Unpack the flask and sarnies. Just a minute, where have all the crabs gone? And the fish? Something must have scared them away. This is odd. And what's even odder is that a nice-looking woman with a kind face is walking straight towards me over the grass. As she bends forward, I can see right down her white blouse. 'I thought I might find you in the garden, Mr Thompson, it's time for your three o'clock meds.' Reprinted, with permission, from local author Andrew Jackson’s collection of fantasy and sci-fi ultra short stories, Al Capone. Copies of the book are available, price £1.95, from the offices of the Bohemia Village Voice at 79, Bohemia Road, St Leonards. Tel: 430460.

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Puzzle Corner

Summerfields’ ghosts

Picture puzzle Part of a Bohemia Road shop

Dear Sir, I think I can explain the mysterious sightings of nuns in Summerfields Woods. The nuns were probably real, not ghosts. It is a very short walk from the Convent and Catholic Church.

sign, exposed in March this year. But where is it? A £10 gift token, kindly donated by Empress Art of Tower Road will be awarded to the winner. Closing date 1st May 2010. Our address is on page 3.

In the font in the Convent they always used the purest water they could get, and I have been told they got it from the spring at the Roman Bath. Mr D. Quilter, Cornfield Terrace.

Last month’s puzzle The Eleven vicars Dear Sir, I attended the last service at St Peter’s Church and took this picture of the list of vicars who have served. Just eleven names from 1885 to now. I couldn’t help but reflect on the enormous changes which this brief time has witnessed. I think we’ve paid too high a price for our current wealth. My heart goes out to the young who don’t seem to have yet found a strong source of moral guidance to rely on. Mrs Jo Hunter, St Peter’s Road.

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De Cham Road death

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UK Independence Labour has put us heavily in debt Conservatives signed away our fishing LibDems refused our referendum English Democrats want the same thing as UKIP, i.e. Britain & England to rule itself, so why are they splitting the vote against UKIP?

A 79-year old local woman pedestrian was in colliThere is likely to be a hung parliament and not sion with a Ford Transit van in De Cham Road (picin a million years will the Lab/Con form a coalitured) at 3.45pm on Thurs 4th March. She was taken tion with any BNP member, so that is a wasted to the Conquest Hospital with head injuries but her vote. death was confirmed on arrival there. The van drivUKIP came 2nd over Labour in the last June er, a 51-year old local man, was unhurt. There was Elections. Let’s bring rule in Britain back to the nobody else in the van. The driver was arrested on British. As long as we are in the EU we must, by EU law, allow any & everyone from the 26 suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and other EU nations to have free entry into Britain. was later bailed without charge to return to Hastings This cannot go on. We are already overcrowded. police station on 4th June, whilst police enquiries Vote UK Independence – to control Britain’s continue. Polegate police are appealing for anyone borders and make our own laws. who saw the collision to contact them on 0845 60 70 999, quoting Operation Wilcote. The victim has been Published by Tony Smith,Brownbread Stud, Ashburnham, Battle,TN33 9NX named as Doreen Garrick, of De Cham Road. www.bohemiavillage.com


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CASA LIFELINE alarms. 776640 CHANTRY, Jenny Counsellor 07708 232450 CHAPEL PARK CENTRE 714095 CHRISTCHURCH School 422953. CLARKE, Peter Carpenter 440685 CLARENCE Pub. Silverhill. CLIPPERS Sed Rd N S’hill 444500 COLEMAN Construction 714885 COLLECTIVE Legal Solns 465267. COLLINS, Kit Gardener 457817 COMMUNITY INFO CENTRE 16 Silchester Road, St L. 438291. g CONCORDIA HALL 07964 065474. CONNECTION PIZZA S’hill. 442004 CONSERVATIVE PARTY 383 Battle Road. Tel: 850828 CO-OPERATIVE FOOD 45 Bohemia Road. 01424 423875. g CO-OPERATIVE FOOD 9-15, Sedlescombe R N, S’hill. 432767 g CO-OP FUNERAL 233 Lon R 444325.

ELSINORE GARAGE 44 00 55 www.elsinoregarage.co.uk EMBASSY English school 464820 EMPRESS ART Picture framing, prints, greetings cards, watercolours by local artists. Colin Green. 3/4 Tower Road. Tel 442000. g ESCC Children’s Services. Tower Bldg, Lower South Rd. 720702. EXPRESS CLEAN Cleaning service. 01424 436282 & 07971 673623 FAIRYTALE PHOTOS 68/70, Sedlescombe Rd South. 420588. FALAISE FITNESS Falaise Rd g FAMILY HISTORY FAIR 437493 FASTPRINT Gensing Rd 440204 FIRE BRIGADES’ UNION 447700. FISHER, P.A. Butcher. S’hill 444022 FITZGRAHAM Solicitors 446666 FLICKERS Ladies’ & gents’ hairdressing. 16 Tower Rd. 439621. FLOORBORED Wood floors 201172 FLOWER SHOP 46 Bohemia Rd. Sharon. 423377. 429464. FLUDES CARPETLAND 445991 FORWARD, Cllr Kim. Cllr.kim.forward@hastings.gov.uk Tel: 781066. FOSTER, Michael MP Hastings & Rye. 84 Boh. Road. 01424 460070.

COPY CATS 59, Boh. Rd 423328 COSTCUTTER 68 Bohemia Rd g COUNTRYMAN DECOR 201849 CREATE RECORDS 461045 CREST HOUSE Care home. St Matthew’s Road. Tel: 436229 CROWN TAXIS Family firm 855855. CRYSTAL HEALING 07940 181 215. CURRY HUT 51 Boh Rd. 200451. DANNY’S DISCOUNT Silverhill. DBM Property Services 442380 DENTISTS 56 Chap Pk R. 433666. DESTINATION MX 18B Tower Rd. www.destmx@aol.com 439767. DIANA MERCAVO. Independent Herbalife distributor. 07795 074 338. DOCTORS – see ‘Sedlescombe House’ and ‘Silver Springs’. DOGG PA HIRE . 07814 659729 DOGGIE REHAB 07878 739467 DOMINIC’S Barber Shoppe 52 Sed Rd N, opp Welcome Stranger. 712252. DRIPPING SPRING Robin & Joan. Camra pub. Tower Rd. 436222. g EASY BUILDERS 72 Boh R 721890 EAT CAFE Warr Sq Station g ECLIPSE 73 Boh R. 44 44 22. g EDDIE Disco. 07761 544 250. EHREN FRANCIS www.ehrenfrancis.co.uk 07917 305621

FREWYN (Duncan) 01797 252 268 FRYDAY’S Traditional fish & chips. 53 Boh Rd. Tel 01424 461391. g GABLES Day nursery. 426426. GARAGE on the GREEN Car sales: 718080. Repairs: 425599. GARDEN CLEARANCE 203991 GAY HELPLINE 7-9pm Wed 444777 GENSING WRITERS’ GROUP 438291 GENSING RESIDENTS 715764 GEORGE STONE Building contractor. 10 Tower Rd West. 436166. GOOCH UPHOLSTERY Recovering furniture. 200301. 717129. GOOD DAY greetings cards 429 575 GORDON BUSBRIDGE Lounge, dining, 289 London Rd. 420368. GRIEF, Heather History talks. Bayeaux Tapestry, Bohemia. 444277 GRAEME medium 07854 304461 GRAND HOTEL 428510. www.grandhotelhastings.co.uk GROOVE TEST Funk parties. Marquee hire, DJs 07814 659729. HARVEY’S HOBS Lon R 721922 HASCOR CONSTRUCTION 211321 HASTINGS BADGER Soc. 439168. HASTINGS COUNTY COURT 710280.

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HASTINGS FILM CHALLENGE hastingsfilmchallenge.com HASTINGS FURNITURE SERVICE Dorset Pl www.hfs.org.uk 441112 HASTINGS MUSEUM John’s Place, Bohemia Road. 0845 274 1052. HASTINGS POLICE Station. 0845 60 70 999. To speak anonymously: 0800 555 111. Street bobby: to contact our local PCSO Andy Hubbard (pictured) direct, call 07787 685793. Constable for Gensing ward: Nick Marriott, 0845 60 70 999 (ext 16226). HASTINGS SIGNS 259 Lon R 429292 HBC ESTATES Horntye Pk, 451641. HENEKE, Martin studio 717783 HERCULES Newsagent, groceries & lottery. Springf’d Rd. 712272 g HIGH SPIRITS Newsagents, confect, Paypoint. 255 Lond R. 460996. HILLCREST GARAGE MoTs, repairs, Tower Rd West. 422157 HKS KITCHENS 138 London Rd. hastings@hks-uk.com 443464. HOLDEN ROOFING Work g’teed. 01424 715223 & 07967 360398. HOPE, (Maurice) Complete building service. 222002 & 0792 758 4488. HORNTYE PARK Sports Centre. Banqueting, meeting rooms, wedding receptions, parties. Boh. Road. 716666. www.horntyepark.org g HYPNOSIS & PSYCHOTHERAPY James Caspian. Positive change 714647 & 07939 542632. IMAGEN GALLERY 447518 IMPERIAL MOTOR Co 442200. www.imperialmotorcompany.com INDEPENDENT CHURCH Edward Preston, 63, Bohemia Rd. 435849. INFORMATION CENTRE Queen’s Sq, Hastings. 0845 274 1001 g IN TOUCH 464 888 INNER EARTH Electrics 722891 INSIDE OUT Theatre company. 12, Woodland Vale Rd. 438200 JOE JOE’S Chicken & ribs 203344 JOE WHITE Television S’hill 423577 KARINA’S WOOLS 131 Boh R. 712226

Karina’s Wool Shop Stockist of Sirdar & Stylecraft wools. Also cottons, needles and knitted baby clothes. Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 9am to 5pm, Wed, Sat: 9am to 1pm.

Tel: 712226 131 Bohemia Road KAT LEE RYAN Songwriter, singer. www.katdog.co.uk 07814 659729.


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NOBLE GARDENS 715898 NORTH STAR INN Real ales. Clarence Road 436576. g NRB CARPENTRY 443 428 & 07968 019661 OCCASIONAL Gardening Company. 712086 & 07847 556 151. OPERA SOUTH EAST Tel: 443316. ORIENTAL RUGS ONLINE 78 Norman Rd justin@juskat.plus.com OUTDOORSMAN Work, trekking, military, security, shooting, hunting, survival, camping. 122 Boh Rd. www.outdoors-man.co.uk 429343.

PARK LANE GROUP Residential letting. 141 Boh Rd. 0870 752 2540. PARK ROAD CHURCH Suns: 10.15 & 6.30. Tel: 422350. Under 5s: 443030. Parent & toddler Group & Rainbows: Rosemary: 445117. Brownies: 441051. PARSONS, Bob Brickwork, roofing, plastering, painting. 14, Boh. Rd. 07979 502842, 200135. PAT-A-CAKE Bakery. S’hill. 424454 PAVILLION Decorating 08081 559546 PEPPERS’ PET FOOD. Upper Park Rd. Tel: 431595 PETER’S Fish bar S’hill. 433806. PHYSIOTHERAPY Margaret Blurton 07519 039969. PIANO TEACHER Kat Lee 20 yrs exp. 203 991 & 07814 659729. PIZZA GO-GO Silverhill. 718071 PIZZA HUT 728866. Fax: 422806. www.pizzahut.co.uk 172A Boh. Rd. PORTOBELLO Furniture. Anthony. 269 Lon Rd. 200650. S’hill 440927 POST OFFICE Sedlescombe Rd North, Silverhill. 435902. g PRESTON, Edward. Local historian, minister of religion & lecturer. 63 Bohemia Rd. 435849. PROSPER Home loans S’hill 712333 PURPLEFURBALL Bands, duos, events, kids arts. Tel. 203991 REGISTER OFFICE Births, deaths, marriages. 721722. Horntye Park. REIKI Indian head m’age. 201849. RESTO CLASSICS V W specialists. Clarence Rd. Philip Shaw. 445020

RE-DEC Decorating Services Richard Morris, painter & decorator 47 Cornfield Terrace, Bohemia

Tel: 425725 Mob: 07748 373 061 richardmorris@re-decoratingservices.co.uk

www.re-decoratingservices.co.uk RLS Ceramic tiling. 07531 507465 RODMELL, (Nicola) School of dance 07814 680933. St Paul’s School. ROSEMARY CONLEY Marie 236316 SALSA LOCO Tuition 214746 SCOTT JAMES Windows. 64 Bohemia Rd. 431422 & 435229. SEAGULL Rescue 07765 114 599 SECURITY FIRST Intruder & fire alarms, locks, safes, keys. 427550. 07973 322697. 71 Bohemia Rd. SEDLESCOMBE HOUSE Surgery. Dr Kaliniecki & Dr Lewis. 720574. SELLENS FRENCH Accountants. 93 Bohemia Road. 01424 446488. S.H. TACKLE Angling supplies. Live bait. 58 Bohemia Rd. 431583. SHELL SERVICE STN Bohemia Road. Tel: 01424 728950. g SILVER RIVER Chinese takeaway food. 56 Bohemia Rd. 433439. SILVER SPRINGS Medical practice, Beaufort Rd, Silverhill. Drs Cameron, Young, Schneider, Rae & Fmialowski. 422300. 428766. SILVERHILL BISTRO Cantonese restaurant 3 Sedlesc. Rd N. 718889 SILVERHILL CHIROPODY 425025 SILVERHILL CLUB 435368 SILVERHILL COMPUTERS 6-8 Lon Rd, St Leonards. 717717. SILVERHILL MODELS 431133 SILVERHILL SERVICE STATION (BP) Sed Rd N, Silverhill 438636. g

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SLIMMING WORLD - meetngs in Hastings and St Leonards MonThurs. Denise: 440293, Teresa: 465170 www.slimmingworld.com SLM Van Centre www.slm.co.uk 755966 SMART, Richard 120 Boh Rd 422297. SOUTH-EAST ENTERTAINMENT 2B Tow Rd West. www.seents.co.uk SOUTHWATER CENTRE Stainsby Street, (Warrior Sq Stn). Tel:461414 SRG Solar power 0900 988 6570 ST JOHN AMBULANCE 421105. ST LEONARDS Business Association info@sba-online.co.uk ST LEONARDS FLORISTS 426477 ST LEONARDS WARR SQ Stn g ST LUKE’S Church, Silverhill. Sun: 10.30am. Rev Andrew Birch 447003. ST MARY Primary School. Jane Smith, head. Magdalen Rd. 427801. ST MATTHEW’S Church Sun services 10.30am, 6.30pm. Rev Mike Coe. Tel: 430262 & 425863 mike@stmatts.co.uk www.stmatts.co.uk ST MATTHEW’S RESIDENTS’ Assn. Gaby Hill, chair. 434653. ST PAUL’S SCHOOL Primary. Karen Bye, acting head. Horntye Road. Tel: 424530. ST PETER’S CHURCH St Peter’s Road Enquiries: Rev Chris Key: tel: 425172. ST THOMAS’ CHURCH Rev Ian Byrnes, 31c Magdalen Rd. 420815 STEVENS Richard LibDem 781026. STOP SMOKING NHS drop in clinics. 0800 917 8896. STREATFEILD HOUSE Residential home in Cornfield Terrace. 439103. gillclusker@hotmail.com STRICKLANDS 35 Sed R N. 423348 SUMMERFIELDS GUEST HOUSE Lux en-suite rooms, family suite. Open all year. 718142. Bohemia Rd. liz.summerfields@btinternet.com www.summerfieldshouse.co.uk SUMMERFIELDS Sports Centre Boh Road. 0845 337 4040. g SUSSEX AMBULANCE SERVICE. Ambulance Station, Bohemia Rd. SUSSEX BIN CLEANING 751477 SUSSEX & KENT Home Improvements. 08000 833 467 SWIFT CARS Saloons, etc 422 884 SYCAMORE Computers 443377. T & D AUTO REPAIRS Clarence Road. 07885 719769. TALAY THAI Restaurant. 249 London Road. Mrs N. Barnes. 721852. TENNESSEE Fried Chicken. 43, Sed Rd N, Silverhill. 717575. THAYRE, Chris. Swimming pools. Shornden Passage. 439831. THE GREEN Lawn Tennis Club 430221 THE HAIRDRESSERS S’hill 446586

TILE DESIGN Wall & floor tiles, 2 Upp Pk R. 446613, 07973 176554. tiledesign.contracts@virgin.net www.tiledesigncontracts.co.uk TOP GUN Specialist sportswear. 2 Shornden Passage. 719734, 719707. www.topgunclothing.co.uk TOTE SPORT Sed Rd N, Silverhill. TOWER HOTEL Pub 721773. TOWER HOUSE 1066 Guest accomm. 28 Tower Rd W. 427217 www.towerhouse1066.com g TOWER LAUNDERETTE 447889. TRACEY’S Barbers 07527 844 374 TRAVELODGE Hotel Open 24/7, 365 d/y. 0870 085 0950. 0870 191 1810. www.travelodge.co.uk g TRAVIS Perkins Springfield Vall. 424300. TW CAR SALES 17 Tower Road. www.twcarsales.com 719888. TWANA’S Car Mechanics, Salisbury Yard. 07931 134489. TYRE SHOP Upp S Rd 07983 919576 TYRELL, Allena. Artist. 718727. UPPER CUT Hair. S’hill 713477 VALE H’ware, Vale R, S’hill 436950 VAN AALST FairTrade www.vaft.co.uk VAUXHALL TEC @ M Hall 437205 VISUAL MAGIC 81 Boh R. 445578. www.visual-magic.biz g WASHTEC Recon domestic appliances. 74 Bohemia Road. 444784. WBM INSURANCE Business, home, private, car & travel insurance. 434675. 78 Bohemia Rd. info@wbminsurance.com www.wbminsurance.co.uk WEBB, Trevor. County Cllr for Cent St L & Gensing. 07876 036931. cllr.trevor.webb@hastings.gov.uk WEBSITE DESIGN Alan Jeffries 236493 WEIGHTWATCHERS 07801 701 823 WELCH, Matthew. Artist. 443804. WELCOME STRANGER Pub. S’hill. WELFORD, (Peter). Electrical engineer & contractor. 6, St Paul’s Rd. 713611. peterwelford@tiscali.co.uk YESTERDAY STUDIO Your memories on DVD. Tony Wade: 443229. YMCA Sports centre & youth club. Roller skating, badminton, afterschool & activity clubs, chess, etc St Paul’s Rd. hastingsymca@hastingsymca.plus.com 429677. YOGA & natural therapies. 07930 442 639. www.bodywisdom.org.uk

THE ROOMS 33 West’n R 713555 g TIFFINTIME 10 Sed Rd N. 432629

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KC COMPUTERS Computers & accessories, sales & service. www.kccomputers.co.uk 261 London R. 714713 & 08717 500202. KNIGHT Accountants 0845 302 6408 KÖTTING, Leesa. Artist 447303. LABOUR PARTY (Hastings & Rye) 424125. 84 Bohemia Road. LADY GARDENER £9/hr 447893 LEEVES, Simon. Plumbing & heating. Corgi reg. 11 Aldborough Rd. 444362. & 07940 791116. LEGENDS Guitar shop. 48, Boh Rd. 07731 340312 10.30-6 Mon-Sun LEONARD & SONS 719005 LIB DEMS 9 London Rd, St Lnds. LIDL Supermarket 0870 444 1234. LITTLE FROG Murals & wall hangings. 0845 428 0259. 422133 LITTLE MILL BAKERY 265 London Road. Telephone: 421474. LITTLE SHOP 85 Boh R 07931 134489 LLOYDS Pharmacy S’hill 421132 LLOYDS TSB S’hill 0845 300 0000 LOCK, Matthew J Cllr for Silverhill. cllr.matthewj.lock@hast715351 ings.gov.uk LOCK, Matthew County Cllr St Helens & Silverhill cllr.matthew.lock@hastings.gov.uk LONGLEY Publications. 714423. M. HALL Motors 07773 216363 MAGIC WOK 45 Sed R N. 435710 MAGISTRATES’ COURT The Law Courts, Bohemia Road. 437644. MARTEL Colour prints. 205491. MARTIN’S NEWSAGENT Silverhill MASQUERADE Closed Sept 2009 MATHS Tuition Jane Hickman 435051 MATHS Tuition Mike Baker 717053. McWilliams, John Plast’ing 465085 MERCER & Son Funerals. 421805. MICK’S Keycutting. Handbags, shoe repairs, etc. 253 Lon R. 201775. MISTY’S Bric-a-brac. 75 Boh Rd g MONAGHAN, Samantha 426387. MR PIZZA Sed Rd N, S’hill. 202070 MUNDAY’S Newsagents, sweets, tobacco. 437233. 54 Boh Rd. g MUSIC GYM For those with profound disabilities. 444322. NATWEST BANK Silverhill branch. 142 London Rd. 0845 610 1234. NEIGHB’HOOD Watch 01273 404868. NEPTUNE Computing 07769 645423 NEWMAN’S CLEANERS Clothes cleaning. 62 Boh Rd. 465006. g

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Bohemia Village Voice No. 74

April 2010

Crest House Charming Residential Care Home Crest House Care Home has been privately owned and managed by mother and daughter team Jo and Lisa since 1987. Our philosophy at Crest House is to create an environment in which residents feel at home. We offer care, comfort, respect and dignity within an environment that is safe and believe in family values and individual choice. l Single & double rooms – all rooms with en-suite facilities l Passenger lift to all floors l External wheelchair access l Two Victorian conservatories l Short-term (respite) care l Visiting chiropodist, optician & hairdresser l Arranged activities and entertainment l A good quality outcome for all awarded by the Care Quality Commission

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Your local neighbourhood care home Telephone in all rooms Short-term care available Dedicated and trained staff Under same management since 1987 Home cooked excellent meals Special diets accommodated Preferred provider to East Sussex Social Services

Contact Jo Crawford or Lisa Willard on: 01424 436229 St Matthew’s Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN38 0TN www.bohemiavillage.com

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