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Goldentimes July/August 2012

Making the most of life over 50...

Wonders of the Weald WIN attraction passes to 7 fantastic local destinations

Spectacular Summer Events Olympic celebrations, carnivals, fetes and more

Health & Wellbeing Health walks, exercise classes and therapies

Food & Drink


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Your guide to what’s on and where to go in East Sussex


The best places to eat and drink in the local area


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elcome to the latest edition of Golden Times, packed with information to help you make the most of summertime by the sea. It’s been a very busy year so far, having only just packed away the Jubilee Bunting, it’s almost time for the Olympic Torch to make its way through the county giving us all another excuse to cheer and wave. You can find out more about the local Olympic celebrations and many more great events throughout the magazine. As well as information about what’s going on throughout the County, we’re also offering readers the chance to win tickets to a fantastic show on page 5 and free entry to the fabulous 7 Wonders of the Weald on page 20! I hope you enjoy reading the magazine -

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Golden Times would like to thank the Hastings Printing Company for the excellent service they have provided, enabling us to bring you a great magazine.

Franks Column July Listings Regular Events/Local Clubs July Listings Continued Olympic Events Health & Wellbeing Tricia’s Column August Events Food & Drink Seniors Forums

No part of this magazine, including advertisements, may be reproduced in part or in whole, without explicit permission from the editor. The opinions expressed within the magazine are not necessarily those of the publishers but those of the individual contributors. The greatest of care is taken to ensure that all information published in this magazine is correct at the time of going to print. Readers should be aware that the Publishers cannot be held responsible for errors, omissions or inaccuracies. Please check details of all events with the organisers before attending.

Jason: Editor

Debby: Sales

Frank: Columnist

Tricia: Columnist

Golden Times Magazine, 78 Elphinstone Rd, Hastings, TN34 2BS tel: 01424 429139 email :

A wonderful event for all the family including the


Swords of Chivalry fighting knights and medieval

HASTINGS Town & Country

traditional and rural demonstrations. Marquees with arts, crafts, lifestyle and food stands. Traditional Punch & Judy Show, bouncy castles, fairground (charges apply) and Small Animal

10:00am - 5pm each day admission: £5 concessions £4 children age 5-16 £2 Family: £12 (2 adults + 2 children) Pre-booking discounts available at



Racing, Rustic Furniture, Whittling, Trugs, Besom looming, pole-lathing as well as many other

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 July

Hastings TN34 2LD

Show, Birds of prey and falconry displays, Terrier broom-making, wood-turning, basket making,


Alexandra Park

re-enactment village, Working Dogs, The Goat

Displays with TOTALLYAlive! to keep your little ones engaged while you sit back enjoying a well earned cuppa or perhaps something a little more bracing and ponder how well Towser, Fido and Pongo might do on Sunday in The Companion Dog Show proceeds from which all go to Marie Curie Cancer Care and which is open to all dogs and their companions too ...of course!

there’s masses to see and do supported by our chums at the

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lots more info: 0800 141 2823


Frank’s Column My first full day in Honolulu was spent doing the whole tourist “thing”. I walked around feeling totally bemused by the sights and sounds of this beautifully clean, vibrant city, with its incredibly wide roads and where it seemed that every other car was a stretch limousine. The police vehicles which patrol the beach area around Waikiki and the wide boulevard which seems to run for miles along the seafront, looked just like old English three wheeled milk floats! I soon found out, however, that the similarity was purely visual. As I walked past one of them the driver must have got a call because the almost “Del Boy” look-a-like vehicle took off like it was on steroids! After lunch on that first day I spotted a tall, bronze statue which I thought was worth a second look. The statue was of a local hero who had won 3 gold and 2 silver medals in Olympic Swimming events during the 1920’s. He actually won his 2nd silver medal in the 1924 Olympics at the age of 34. His name was Duke Kahanamoku and he went on to become the father of modern day surfing. Later, as I paused for refreshment at a “remedial font”, I spotted the Hawaiian state flag flying proudly atop a public building. Imagine my surprise when I spotted that the top right hand quadrant of the flag was a Union Jack! As I had only had one beer I knew I wasn’t seeing things so next day, I decided to look further into this. It turned out that it was all to do with the first visit of Captain Cook to the Hawaiian Islands. He can’t have been too popular because on his second visit, a year later, the native

chiefs kebabed him with a wooden spear - end of Captain Cook! I could write volumes about my visit to Oahu, but I really want to end my column with an account of my visit to Pearl Harbour. As my visit was pre9/11 there were none of the security restrictions that are in force today, so everything about the day was very laid back. Pearl Harbour is best known for the attack by Japanese forces on the morning of Sunday 7th December 1941. The attack destroyed a huge part of the American Navy’s Pacific Fleet and cost nearly 3,000 lives. The splendid gardens have huge plaques dedicated to each ship destroyed, and each bears the names of crew members who perished. The most poignant is the sunken wreck of the battleship USS Arizona. This massive, 35,000 ton ship received a direct hit into it’s forward magazine and the resulting explosion caused it to sink in just nine minutes, taking over 1,000 crew down with it. It seems that some things really do come full circle as the recently decommissioned battleship, USS Missouri, on which Japanese surrender was accepted by General Douglas MacArthur, is now serving as a Naval museum only a few hundred yards from the wreck of the Arizona. The day after I went to Pearl Harbour I bade farewell to Oahu, and departed Honolulu airport for my next stop on Fiji, so until next time, watch how you go, stay healthy and enjoy living!

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Inspired by the multi-million selling albums Dreamboats and Petticoats one, two, three, four and five, the smash hit musical, direct from the West End, comes to the White Rock Theatre, Hastings 17-22 September for just one week only! For your chance to WIN TWO TICKETS to the opening night of this spectacular show on Monday September 17th, at 7.30pm, all you have to do is simply answer the following question: Finish the title of the hit song: "Bobby’s ____" Is it: A) Wife B) Girl C) Shoes To enter, just send your answer & contact details to: Dreamboats & Petticoats Competition, Golden Times Magazine, 78 Elphinstone Road, Hastings, TN34 2BS. Or you can email your answer to: The deadline for entries is 15th August 2012. We will select one correct answer at random to receive a pair of tickets to attend the show on September 17th. Good luck!

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Event Listings - July What the Butler Saw 1st May-21st October. Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent. Special exhibition offering a glimpse of life in a bygone era. Hastings Proms Night 5th July, 6pm to 9.30pm Alexandra Park, Hastings An orchestral extravaganza with a patriotic, Jubilee flavour. Dinner Dance with the Neal Richardson Trio 6th July, Bookings from 7pm The Cooden Beach Hotel, Cooden. Jazz,swing & rat-pack sounds plus some classic pop and party tunes to accompany a 3 course dinner. To book call 01424 842281 Continental Market, Eastbourne Seafront 6th to 8th July, All day event. Grand Parade, Eastbourne. Wide range of continental foods alongside clothing, jewellery and craft items. Hastings Beer & Music Festival 6th-7th July, Alexandra Park, Hastings. Annual celebration of local bands and real ale. Live Music Night 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th July from 8pm. The Cooden Tavern, The Cooden Beach Hotel, Cooden Live music from 8, every Friday, Free entry. For more details visit: The Boat Project 7th & 8th July The Stade Open Space, Hastings Accompanied by a “sing-a-thon” from Hastings community choirs.

St Leonards Festival 14th July, 11am to 8pm Warrior Square, St Leonards. Wide variety of entertainment for all ages. Glynde Food & English Wine Festival 14th & 15th July, 10am to 5pm Glynde Place, Glynde. 2 days, 8 great chefs, 18 English wine makers.

Mais House Summer Fete Extravaganza 2pm Saturday 14th July 18 Hastings Road, Bexhill-on-Sea Licensed bar, tea & coffee, home made cakes, BBQ, Ice creams. Face Painting, Bouncy Castle Treasure Hunt, Tombola, Plant Stall, Arts & Crafts All proceeds will be used to provide the elderly, ex-service men & women living at Mais House with treats and luxuries they so deserve! Japanese Day at Chiddingstone Castle 15th July, 11am to 4pm Chiddingstone Castle, Kent Annual celebration of Japanese crafts and culture. Demonstrations of Archery, sword arts, calligraphy and the Japanese Tea Ceremony. Finding Bexhill’s Sporting Story 15th July, 2pm Meet at Bexhill Sea Angling Club 3 mile guided walk around east Bexhill with a sporting theme. £3 per adult, proceeds to Bexhill Museum.

as well as helicopter rides, dog shows and refreshment stalls. Tel 07775 712955

When we needed some new blinds for our recently decorated bedroom, the Golden Times team contacted Blind Design in Eastbourne. Everything from measuring up to fitting the blinds was done quickly, professionally and for a very reasonable price. We’d certainly recommend them to our readers, see their ad on the opposite page for more information. The War Horse (Film) 18th July, 7pm. Battle Memorial Hall, Battle. Tickets available at the venue in advance or on the door. 01424 772044 St Michael’s Church Summer Fete 21st July 11.30am to 3pm St Michael’s Church, Rye Rd, Playden. Traditional fete with lots of stalls, refreshments, games and more. Hastings Sea Shanty Festival 21st July, from 1pm at Hastings Fishermen’s Museum and from 7.30pm at the Stade Open Space. For more information tel 01424 451111 Hastings Town and Country Show Alexandra Park, Hastings 21st - 22nd July, 10am to 5pm Family country show with all day entertainment, birds of prey, working dogs, childrens entertainment and arts, crafts, gifts and refreshments. Family ticket £12, under 5’s free.

999 Emergency Services Display 7th & 8th July, 10.30am to 5pm Western Lawns, Eastbourne Seafront. Demonstrations from each of the emergency services.

Jazz Breakfast Triple Bill 15th July, 11am St Mary in the Castle, Hastings. Local groups perform at the start of a week of Olympic events in Hastings.

Indian Head Massage Workshop 7th July, 10.30am to 1pm YouNique Wellbeing Studios, 11 Windmill Drive, Bexhill. 01424 217630

Race for Life 15th July, 11am Alexandra Park, Hastings. Charity fun run to help beat cancer.

Amsterdam Shipwreck Tour 21st July, 7.15pm to 9.30pm Meet at the viewing platform. Bulverhythe Beach, Hastings Experienced guides from Hastings Shipwreck Museum will lead visitors around the wreck of the Amsterdam at low tide. £2 Children, £6 Adults.

Blue Bayou, Entertainment country style 13th July 7pm No 48 Devonshire Rd, Bexhill £6.50 with supper

Appledore Vintage & Classic Car Rally 15th July, 10.30am - 5pm Appledore Recreation Ground, The Street, Appledore, Kent. Over 150 vintage and classic cars

Red Arrows Display Hastings Old Town. 22nd July, 5pm to 7pm The Red Arrows return to Hastings for a terrific display.


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Local Clubs & Associations 1066 Cycle Club Tel: 01424 775592

Cuckmere Valley Petanque Club Sundays & Wednesdays Tel: 01323 469340

1066 Tai Chi Tel: Stuart Innes 01424 863991

Eastbourne Angling Club

Anderida Writers, Eastbourne Tel: Tony Flood 01323 471726 or Elizabeth Wright 01323 503952

Eastbourne Photographic Society Eastbourne Rotary Club

Age Concern Social Club (Battle) Tel : Ruby Kiley 01424 773536

Eastbourne Seniors Club Tel: Lesley Penfold 01323 728157

Age Concern Eastbourne William & Patricia Venton Centre Tel : 01323 638474

Eastbourne Seniors Forum Tel: 01323 479846

Bexhill Rotary Club 01424 843929

East Sussex Townswomens Guild Tel: 01424 753108 or 01424 213207

Bexhill Royal Air Forces Association Tel: - 01424 220114 Bexhill Royal British Legion Bexhill Sailing Club Tel: 01424 212906 Cooden Beach Sports & Social Club Tel: 01424 844810

Hastings & Rother University of the Third Age Tel : Julie Windus 01424 752681 Hastings & St Leonards Angling Association Tel: 01424 431923 Hastings & St Leonards Royal Air Forces Association Tel: 01424 430250

Hastings & St Leonards Sailing Club Tel: 01424 420656 Hastings & St Leonards Seniors Forum 01424 432295 Little Common Bridge Club Social rubber, Thu evenings 01424 844101 Old Hastings Club 39a High St, Hastings. 01424 43194 Rother Seniors Forum 01424 870801 Rye Royal British Legion Tel: 01797 222564 WRVS: Russel Centre, Eastbourne. Tel: 01323 412279 Isabel Blackman Centre, Winding Street, Hastings. Tel: 01424 446428 Isabel Blackman Club, South Street, St Leonards. Tel: 01424 426090

Regular local events - What’s on each week Mondays: Beach Belles Ladies Club. 2-4pm, The Beach Tavern Pevensey Bay. Tel: Pamela Atkins 01323 762187 Keep fit for over 50’s. 10.30am, St Barnabas Church, Bexhill. Tel – Julie – 01424 221885 FOTOP (Friends of the Old People) Bingo, 1.30pm to 3pm, 4 Middle Street, Hastings. Tel: Terry Steeples 07977 958454 Gentle mobility group. 11.1512.15. YouNique Wellbeing Studios, 11 Windmill Drive, Bexhill 01424 217630 Tuesdays Live Folk music. 9pm, The Stag, 14 All Saints St. Hastings Old Town. Zumba Gold for active older adults. 11.15am Battle Memorial Hall, Battle. Tel: 07772 473415 Craft & Chatter. 2pm to 4pm Bring your own sewing, knitting, etc. YouNique Wellbeing Studios, 11 Windmill Drive, Bexhill 01424 217630


Bexhill Widows, Widowers & over 55’s Singles Group. 7.30-10.30pm The Royal British Legion Hall, London Rd, Bexhill. Tel: Pauline 01424 712803 Wednesdays: Live Bluegrass music. 9pm, The Stag, 14 All Saints St., Hastings Old Town. Rye Farmers Market. 10am-12pm, Strand Quay, Rye. Fusion Choir. 7.15pm to 8.45pm, The Phoenix Venue, Parkstone Rd, Hastings. 01424 448200 Le Roc Modern Jive. 7.30pm-10.30pm, Manor Barn, Bexhill Old Town. 07799 482808 Thursdays: Hastings Farmers Market. 10am3pm Hastings Town Centre. FOTOP (Friends of the Old People) Armchair Exercise, 2pm to 3pm, 4 Middle Street, Hastings. Tel: Terry Steeples 07977 958454

Zumba Gold for Over 50’s. 6.15pm Sedlescombe Village Hall, Sedlescombe. Tel: 07772 473415 Fridays : Friday club (Over 50’s). 10am, Concordia Hall, Church Road, St. Leonards. Call Theresa on 01424 851606 Rye Country Market. 10am, Rye Community Centre, Rye. Home grown produce. Afternoon of live music. 12-3pm, The Beach Tavern Pevensey Bay. Hits from the 40’s to the 70’s. Battle Country Market. 9.45am to 11.15am Battle Memorial Hall, Battle. 01424 851517 Brede Farmers Market. 10am-12pm, Brede Village Hall, Brede. Saturdays: Pilates 9am to 10am YouNique Wellbeing Studios, 11 Windmill Drive, Bexhill 01424 217630

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There is a question playing on the minds of many older people these days, along the lines of: “We have worked hard all our lives to leave something for our children and grandchildren. Why should the local authority get it all?” If you have to go into care and you have assets that total more than £23,250 (including the value of your home), you will have to fund your care in full. A care home costs, on average, £36,000 a year. The reality is that your children could end up with very little. Although care may seem a distant possibility right now, there are important steps you should take now to protect your home.

Married Couples: A legal trust arrangement within your will could save your family tens of thousands of pounds and ensure your hard earned wealth passes to those you choose. Widowed/Single: The options available to you to protect your home are fewer and it is vital you act now. “I’m protected, I’ve signed my house over to my children.” What would happen if your child/children were to experience marital difficulties and your home forms part of a divorce settlement? Did you know that capital gains tax is payable on second homes, meaning a potentially huge tax bill when your home is eventually sold by your children? It’s not too late to put it right, call Collective Legal Solutions on 01424 854561 or 07967 159376

70,000 HOMES WERE SOLD LAST YEAR TO PAY FOR CARE COSTS! PROTECT YOUR HOME NOW ! For peace of mind contact David on: 01424 854561 or 07967 159376 for a free, no obligation consultation in your own home.


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Greenheat are an MCS accredited Renewable Energy Company and are local to you. They specialise in Solar PV and Heat Pumps and as REAL assurance scheme members they are committed to excellent service. They offer expert advice on all alternative energy solutions and are looking to save their customers money as well as explain clearly how it all works! If you are currently using oil fired heating, Air Source Heat Pumps can help to cut your heating bills by up to 70%. They work by taking heat from the outside atmosphere and moving it into your home – even when it is freezing cold outside, your home will be warm and snug. With Solar PV installations you can enjoy free electricity and sell your surplus back to the national grid with returns of up to 12%, even on the NEW FiT rate. We offer a friendly, approachable and dependable service. Government grants are available, to find out more, call Rachel on: 01424 457 668 Or visit :

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Event Listings - July Contd. Hastings & Rother Gay Helpline Information/Social Session 26th July, 2.30pm to 4.30pm Community Centre, 16 Silchester Rd, St Leonards. Held on the last Thursday of each month for local LGBT residents aged 50+. Free event, refreshments provided. Party in the Polegrove 27th July from 6.30pm Polegrove Recreation Grounds, Brockley Rd, Bexhill. Live music, carnival fair & firework display at 10.15pm, part of Bexhill Carnival week. To book tickets Tel 01424 220217 Hastings Old Town Carnival Week 28th July - 5th August Throughout Hastings Old town For full programme of events, see: Carnival Tea Dance 28th July, 2.30pm St Mary in the Castle, Hastings. Louise Denny entertains and plays

music for dancing. Knights Tournament 28th & 29th July, Battle Abbey, Battle. Marvel at medieval knights as they take on the ultimate tournament.

Lammas Festival 28th & 29th July, 11am to 4pm Western Lawns, Eastbourne A pageant of morris dancing, carnival giants and live music. The Annual Hastings Beach Concert 28th & 29th July, 12pm to 3pm Behind East Hastings Angling Club, Nr the Stade, Hastings Old Town. Local bands perform in aid of the Hastings RNLI

Bexhill Carnival Parade 28th July, 1pm to 5pm Turkey road to Polegrove, Bexhill. The culmination of Bexhill Carnival week. Trade stands and carnival fair in Polegrove park from 12.30pm Classic Car Parade 29th July, 9am to 5pm De La Warr Parade, Bexhill A parade and display of classic cars along the beautiful seafront at Bexhill Beginners’ Bird Watching 29th July, 10.30am to 12.30pm Meet at Rye Harbour Car Park Learn how to identify a number of resident and migratory birds. Binoculars and field guides available to use on the day. Donations appreciated. Bexhill Men’s Open Bowls Tournament. 30th July to 4th August Polegrove Bowling Greens, Bexhill. Singles, Pairs and Triples. For further details Tel Bill Whittington 01424 854965

A caring way of life Who we are

exercises, arts, crafts, and quizzes. Transport may be provided within the Bexhill area, but if you live further a field and can arrange your own transport you would be welcome to join us. We have independent supported accommodation with our fully equipped single and double sheltered housing flats, restaurant and laundry What we are facilities, and linked to our in house 24hour life line. These flats are open to those aged 55 years A unique, comprehensive retirement complex, providing a wide range of care needs on one site, and over who have links to the communications/ consisting of: Day Care Centre, Sheltered Housing marketing industries. The Care Wing is registered for 36 beds and provides both residential and Flats, Registered Care Home – The Care Wing. nursing care to persons over 55 years of age. We Where we are are able to provide extra assistance with our range of specialist equipment in an environment where Situated in the heart of Bexhill Old Town, and qualified registered nurses are on duty 24 hours set in three acres of award winning tranquil a day. landscaped gardens. Also close to the Doctors Surgery, Dentist, Chemist, and Newsagents. For Enquiries & Further Information contact Established in 1966, Peterhouse is owned and managed by NABS (National Advertising Benevolent Society) a charity funded by donations from those within the Advertising Media Industries.

What we offer Peterhouse has a range of purpose built accommodation and facilities. The Day Centre is open to residents and non-residents providing social support and offering a wide range of activities including cooking lessons, seat based


Hazel Silverlock (Care Manager) Peterhouse, Church Street, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2HF Tel: 01424 730809 Email: Web:

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Olympic Torch Relay Route



Torch Relay Celebration Party 17th July 11am - 5pm, Princes Park A full day of sporting action, music, fun, games, plus live coverage of the torch bearers progress on a giant screen! Free Event.

17th to 22nd July To celebrate the arrival of the torch, events will be held at Grosvenor Gardens, Warrior Square and the (all ticket) evening event at the Stade. For those not lucky enough to have tickets for the Stade event, a giant screen will be relaying the action live at Pelham Place car park. Once the torch has departed for Dover via Rye, the fun continues with a number of Olympic-themed events, culminating in Pirate Day on the 22nd, followed by the Red Arrows roaring into town! Further details of all planned events will be available at :

Olympic Community Live Site 27th July until 12th August, 10am to 10pm, Princes Park From the opening ceremony on the 27th July until the closing ceremony on 12th August, Princes park hosts a giant TV screen featuring all the Olympic action live each day. Super Saturday BBQ on the 4th August, Fun fair 9th to 12th August and a fireworks display to coincide with the closing ceremony. Further details can be found at :

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The Olympic flame arrives in Eastbourne on day 59 of it’s round-the-uk Marathon, find out below when it will be closest to you! Tuesday 17th July Eastbourne Start 15:18 Kings Drive (Junction with Kings Ave) Pevensey Bay Start 16:41 A259 Eastbourne Rd (by sign for Pevensey Village) Bexhill on Sea Start 17.08 Cooden Sea Road St Leonards on Sea Start 17:57 A259 Bexhill Rd (Opposite Bridgeway) Hastings Start 18:20 Eversfield Place Evening Celebration - The Stade Wednesday 18th July Hastings Start 08:17 East Hill Funicular Railway Rye Start 09:44 A259 New Winchelsea road from Rye Town sign. All details correct at the time of going to press, for full details of the Olympic Torch Relay Route, visit

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Personal Assistant supporting people living independently HELP IS ONLY A PHONE CALL AWAY

If you are elderly/disabled and need assistance, or a family in need of respite care, I can make a difference to your life. Call Meg for a chat.

07815 500524 Richmond offers outstanding care in exceptional Richmond offers outstanding carerooms in exceptional surroundings. With 58 en suite in a light and surroundings. With 58 en suite rooms a light and airy building, we offer residential andindementia care airy offer residential and dementia care to thebuilding, highest we of standards. to the highest of standards. Why not arrange to visit us and have a look around Why not arrange visitgrounds, us and have around Richmond’s roomstoand sharea alook coffee and Richmond’s rooms and grounds, share a coffee and meet our staff team? meet our staff team? Phone the Manager on: Phone the Manager on:

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I am mature and reliable. I can drive you to medical / hospital appointments. Visit friends and family, accompany you to the cinema/theatre, or other social outings. I can also help with light personal care & housework, shopping, gardening and cooking. References Provided, Enhanced CRB Checked First Aid and HSE Certificate (St John Ambulance) Hours Negotiable/Reasonable Rates

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Support With Confidence A new scheme to approve local providers of care and support services We are welcoming applications from: •

Personal Assistants

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Bunty's is a family run business, providing a unique shopping experience (clothing) for the more mature individuals in residential care, nursing homes or assisted living. We are currently creating the website and a catalogue for those living independently as well as for our existing customers.

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Mais House - Care Home with Nursing

Our aim at Mais House is to help each resident get the most out of life, whether that is by providing round-the-clock care or helping people to live more independently. We like to think we are a particularly friendly and welcoming Home where there is always something going on for residents to enjoy.

Getting the most out of life

Like every Poppy Home, we are exclusive to ex-Service men and women. Eligibility covers a wide range of people (and their spouses) who served in the armed and allied services - full time and reserve, during conflict and peace.

For further information about Mais House, please contact : Sue Jones The Matron/Manager, Mais House, 18 Hastings Road, Bexhill-on-sea, East Sussex, TN40 2HH Telephone : 01424 215871 Email :

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Improve your health & wellbeing Experience the calm & tranquil setting of YouNique’s Bexhill-on-Sea studios, where a warm welcome is extended to visitors & our regular clients. All ages and ability levels are catered for. Exercise with Pilates, Yoga, Ta’i Chi, Zumba & Qi Gong. Therapies including Reiki, Massage Treatments, Reflexology, Thermal Auricular, Counselling, Indian Head Massage and Emotional Freedom Technique. Workshops Healthy Eating, Meditation, Floristry, Arts & Crafts, Life Coaching and Emergency Life Support. Find out more about our classes on offer:

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When you’re suffering, every minute can feel like an hour. It can mean discomfort day and night for months. our infection rates are very low and that our And it undoubtedly means putting your life - work, customer satisfaction rating is more than 99%. holidays and many everyday activities - on hold. And you can discover the benefits for yourself. Benenden Hospital Trust offers rapid access Our services are available to self-funded, for private or self-funded patients. We provide a range of services which includes hip private patients and members of Benenden Healthcare Society*. and knee replacements performed by our highly experienced consultants. We offer advanced operating theatres and compassionate nursing staff. You also have the reassurance of knowing

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Ask your GP to refer you. Find out more information call us (quoting Golden Times) on 01580 242 576 or visit *Society members receive an exclusive 25% discount on the full Self-funded price.

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Make a Match and Share Your Home in East Sussex An innovative new scheme has been launched to provide help and support for the elderly and vulnerable in East Sussex. ‘Homeshare’ aims to match people together so that a householder gets a bit of extra help around the house in return for letting someone live in their home. This could be for anyone aged 18 years or over who may need help because they have a physical or learning disability, a mental health problem or feel they just need that extra bit of support to live independently. Adult Social Care will organise this match so that both parties benefit from the arrangement and will ensure that it is working well. Usually the householder will be an elderly person living on their own, providing a room for their sharer rentfree. In return the sharer will give about 10 hours a week unpaid help, such as cooking dinner, gardening or shopping. This works out well for both parties as they are safe in the knowledge that they are secure and have support from a Homeshare Co-ordinator in Adult Social Care. The Co-ordinator will aim to put the right people together, ensure security checks are in place, conduct in-depth interviews and provide ongoing support. This includes helping with the initial agreement and then monitoring its success. If the arrangement does not work out then it can be ended and new matches found if appropriate. An East Sussex spokesperson said: “Homeshare will provide benefits to many people in East Sussex. For example elderly people and others will be able to remain independent and secure in their own homes for longer and younger people will have a place to live. Of course this is not a substitute for professional care, if it is needed, but is a welcome boost to the wide range of services that can be provided in East Sussex”. Kate Hardy, who is managing the Homeshare Scheme for Adult Social Care said: “A householder can have some help, companionship, security and peace of mind about the person they are letting into their home. There is also reassurance for family and friends that their loved one is not alone and has a bit of extra help. For the homesharer there is somewhere to live, rent-free in an area or property that might otherwise be unaffordable”.

For further information contact Kate Hardy, Homeshare Co-ordinator on 01323 444107 or email

LONELY, NEED SOME HELP, WANT TO STAY IN YOUR HOME – HOMESHARE EAST SUSSEX COULD BE THE ANSWER Homeshare is working well for people in East Sussex, we have a few matches up and running now which are all working very well for the people involved.

other immediately so agreed to a trial period which now seems like a distant memory to them. They have the same sense of humour and enjoy many of the same things and Pat says she is enjoying Nick’s cooking! Sarah & Mary Mary is in her early 90’s and lived alone, she had a stroke a few years ago and has been left unable to use one arm. She also missed company. Sarah is a district nurse who works locally and was staying with a friend whilst looking for accommodation. She didn’t really want to live alone and liked the idea of being able to give someone some support and have a home to live in. They have similar interests and their diets are the same. Sarah does chores around the home that Mary can no longer manage and will take Mary to appointments when she can. They are both enjoying how the match has worked out for them. For more information please contact:

Pat & Nick Pat was widowed a couple of years ago and was finding life a bit lonely, she also wanted someone who could help her with the maintenance around the house. Nick was in need of accommodation and is good at general maintenance and cooking! They met and liked each


Kate Hardy, Homeshare Co-ordinator Amberstone, Carters Corner, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 4HU Tel: 01323 444107 Mobile : 07833 435131

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Move forward with the Alexander Technique! Liz Jeffries is MovingU4ward! With over 16 years experience teaching the Alexander Technique and benefiting from it myself, I have developed unique styles of teaching to enable everyone to learn, benefit and have fun with the AT. Alexander Technique can improve your everyday movement, it is suitable for all ages and relieves joint and back pain. To alleviate pain when walking or relief during your favourite sport, I have an option for you! Stem Weekends launches in October with a long weekend on the Isle of Wight incorporating my Alexander Technique Stem Sessions, including walking in the countryside and with other therapies and treatments available. Numbers are limited, please put your name down now! I can visit clubs and groups to speak about unique sessions that I offer and the benefits of the Alexander Technique. Whether you are pregnant or a grandparent struggling with a push chair – help is at hand!

Colon Hydrotherapy Professional treatments carried out by a fully qualified practitioner Colon Hydrotherapy helps with a wide range of problems including Constipation, Diarrhoea, IBS, Bloating, Haemorrhoids, Gas, Candida, Headaches, Crohn’s disease, Colitis, Sciatica, Toxins, Parasites, Asthma & Bad skin. Gently deep cleanse, reshape, exercise and stimulate your colon. MovingU4ward

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Wellbeing Alexander Technique with MovingU4ward I have developed several unique ways that you can benefit from the Alexander Technique. Choose which one best fits your need: l ‘One to One’ lessons, incorporate all areas of A.T. to meet your

individual needs l Group A.T. Sessions, to teach you a better way to move in everyday activities l Stem Sessions, concentrate on walking in comfort l Stem Weekends, an opportunity to walk with some luxury included! l Special Sessions for expectant and new Mums, also for over 50’s Groups

Join in and have fun with the Alexander Technique! To know more, please call me, Liz Jeffries on: 01424 465838 or email go to

Colon Hydrotherapy or Colonic Irrigation is a simple and effective treatment that has existed for centuries. A Study in America examined 96 people awaiting operations with different bowel complaints, over half of them didn’t need surgery after 6 courses of colonic irrigation. We are exposed to many different types of toxins and pollutions which get stored in the large intestine. Once there, they can cause a variety of problems from candida, bloating, smelly wind, lethargy and bad skin to more serious problems such as colitis, diverticulitis, ulcers and the second biggest killer in England, bowel cancer. Even if you have a healthy diet and open your bowels regularly, your system will still benefit from a summer cleanse! The treatment is painless and odour free and lasts around 45 minutes. A disposable scope is inserted into the rectum, warm water is gently flushed into the colon, encouraging faeces, toxins and gas to be released. Why not give it a try, I look forward to meeting you - Lucy Rolles.

Alive & Active Senior residents in Bexhill and across East Sussex & Kent have been enjoying my exercise classes for several years now. I’ve been keeping them active and entertained week after week and seeing real differences in their lives as a result of my fun and energetic seated workouts. After years of being asked, I’ve finally created a brand new, exciting DVD. Now, with your very own personal trainer in your living room, seniors everywhere can enjoy the huge benefits that regular, safe exercise can bring.

Whether you lack the confidence and motivation to exercise alone, fancy a workout to get you moving on those rainy days or simply want to add some new challenges to supplement your existing activities then the Alive & Active DVD is for you! The Alive & Active DVD is also the perfect way to show you care for the older loved one in your life.

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is a low impact version of Zumba for those who want to increase their general mobility and fitness. The local classes run by Debbie Winchester are a fun and relaxed way to lose some weight, improve your balance and keep your brain and body agile, young and alive! The classes are designed for the active older person, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. ‘Mature’ adults want camaraderie, professionalism and effective moves and exercises so that their fitness class becomes a pleasurable and entertaining part of their weekly schedule. Zumba Gold is the perfect fit ! See our timetable of classes in our advertisement to the left and join us at a class near you soon!

St Augustine’s Church Hall, Bexhill Mondays 10.45am & 11.45am Battle Memorial Hall, Battle Tuesdays at 11.15am Fridays at 11.15am Sedlescombe Village Hall Thursdays at 6.15pm Manor Barn, Old Town, Bexhill Thursdays at 9.30pm

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Osteopathy provides gentle, effective treatment for: Back pain and ache Arthritic Pain - Joint Pain Muscle Tension - Nerve Pain Circulatory Problems We would like to welcome our new osteopath, Deborah Hollands Battle: 077892 24002 Hawkhurst: 01580 753526 who has previously worked in a Hastings: 01424 442520 specialist osteopathy clinic for the elderly. Mobile: 07789 224002 Visit: E-mail:

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Classes: Mendham Church Hall - West Hill Monday 7.00 - 8.00pm Monday 8.00 - 9.00pm Contemporary Dance Studio - Old Town Tuesday 7.30 - 8.30pm Wellington Square Health Centre Private, one-to-one sessions NEW! Monday 10.00 - 11.00am available in addition to classes Friday 10.00 - 11.00am Spaces are limited, please ring for availability and more information

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OUR 1ST SHOP IS NOW OPEN AT: ENTERPRISE SHOPPING CENTRE, STATION PARADE, EASTBOURNE, E. SUSSEX, BN21 1BD. When I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had chemotherapy I didn’t realise how important it was to wear a hat until I had no hair. So this is why I started Tit4Tats. Losing my hair was a real shock, but it was also somehow exciting because not only did I get the chance to start over with new hair I also got to wear hats. BUT WHERE COULD I GO TO FIND THE HAT I WANTED? I needed a comfortable, confident, light hearted environment, a way of sharing thoughts and feelings with people that understood.So that’s why Tit4Tats is here to help. It’s also about helping people to find that positive mental attitude and making the most of our lives even in the most extreme circumstances. But hats are for everyone, so let’s all get involved and keep it real. consultation area. So anyone who needs a hat, come along to Tit4Tats.

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Walking for Health - Your local weekly walk diary MONDAYS: Hastings Old Town: Starting at 2pm opposite the Jenny Lind pub. Eastbourne: Seafront walk starting at 10am at the Lifeboat Museum. Under 1 mile. Pevensey Bay: Starting at 9.45am outside Pevensey Bay library. Suitable for older walkers. Rye: Starting at 10am at Gibbets Marsh car park. TUESDAYS: St. Leonards Sea front: Starting at 11am, meet inside WRVS centre, South Street. WEDNESDAYS: Alexandra Park: Starting at 12pm, at the Cafe in the park. Hampden Park: Starting at 10am, at the Lakeside Tea Chalet, 1 mile walk. THURSDAYS: Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne: Starting at 10am outside Bright Ideas. Three mile circular walk finishing at a cafe. Hastings Town Centre: Starting at 2pm outside United Reformed Church, Robertson Street.

Bexhill: Starting at 11am, meet inside the De La Warr Pavilion on the sea front. Mainly flat. Contact Details & Further Information: Pevensey Bay: Louise Clarke – 01892 602881 Eastbourne: Chris Moakes – 01323 638474 All other walks: Paula Hubens – 07740899559

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Tricia’s Column

’ve certainly been busy since my last column, not only have I been gadding about visiting castles, stately homes, and gardens, but I also took delivery of my 7th grandchild, Peggy, at 3am on the 17th May. She weighed in at 7lbs 1 and she is beautiful, happy and healthy. So, castles and gardens! I had a very busy start to May, visiting Chiddingstone Castle and Penshurst Place in one day, then Leeds Castle a couple of days later. Chiddingstone and Penshurst are two of the “Seven Wonders of the Weald”, seven tourist attractions located in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty spanning the borders of Kent and Sussex. The full list includes Bedgebury Pinetum, Biddenden Vineyard, Kent & East Sussex Railway, Marle Place, and Merriments Gardens as well as Penshurst and Chiddingstone. Penshurst was first on our itinerary, an impressive, building, with certain parts dating from the 14th Century. After a walk through the building admiring a wide range of exhibits and architecture, we were treated

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to a tour of the wonderful gardens by the passionate and articulate head gardener. On an overcast day in May it was impressive enough, but I’m sure it’ll be at it’s best during the sunny days of July and August. After Penshurst, we headed over to Chiddingstone Castle. Tucked away in the picturesque Kent countryside, Chiddingstone feels very quiet and relaxed with wonderful, farreaching, countryside views and charming, landscaped gardens. Surprisingly, it houses collections of Japanese, Egyptian and Buddhist artefacts. These are the collections of former owner, Denys Eyre Bower who, by all accounts, was a classic English eccentric. After a full day’s exploring, I enjoyed a fabulous cream tea which was worth the trip to Chiddingstone on it’s own! You can find out more about the Seven Wonders of the Weald, and how you can win a pair of Seven Wonders Attraction Pass tickets, below. You can also read about my visit to Leeds Castle on the page opposite. Grandparents looking for School Holiday activity ideas should keep an eye out for our sister publication The Family Buzz (right) which is packed with information for family fun! I’ll be back in September with more adventures...

Penshurst Gardens

Your Chance to win! The Seven Wonders of the Weald are unique places to visit, and Golden Times is delighted to be able to offer two lucky readers a chance to win a pair of Seven Wonders “Attraction Passes” which allow free entry to each of the seven attractions! Stroll through the pines at Bedgebury, relive the days of steam at the Kent & East Sussex Railway, explore the history of Penshurst Place, walk among the flowers at Merriments Gardens and Marle Place, sample fine English wines at Biddenden and marvel at the eccentric collections at Chiddingstone Castle. A tour of the Seven Wonders is a fantastic way to see the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and to win a pair of Seven Wonders passes, all you have to do is tell us which two of the wonders our columnist Tricia visited in May (Hint, see her column above!) You can either send your answer on a postcard to us at : Golden Times Magazine, 78 Elphinstone Rd, Hastings, E Sussex, TN34 2BS or e-mail your answer to We’ll pick the winners on the 15th of August so be sure to enter before then!


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Bodiam Castle

Grand Medieval Weekend 11th and 12th August 2012

Our biggest and most impressive event of the year, one not to be missed! Step back in time to the 15th Century with jousting displays by the Knights of Arkley, sieges, gruesome battles, medieval musicians, hawking displays, a living history encampment and more. For a full programme of events, visit: Charity No. 205846

Admission Prices: Event only : Adult £9.50, Child £4.75, Family £27 (2 adults, 3 children) Castle and Event : Adult £16.50, Child £8.25, Family £45 N.B. the event admission prices also apply to NT members. Pre-book on 0844 2491895 and use your tickets all weekend!


s I mentioned in my last column, I was lucky enough to be invited along to Leeds Castle to see the “What the Butler Saw” exhibition when it opened at the beginning of May. Leeds Castle is a beautiful place to visit at any time, but this new exhibition brings to life a fascinating period in the castle’s history. The focus of “What the Butler Saw” is the period between the wars when Leeds Castle hosted glorious weekend house parties. Famous friends of the Castle’s last private owner, Lady Baillie, would regularly stay at the castle to enjoy the high life! You can see Goldentimes’ very own sales & marketing director, Debby, enjoying a bit of the high life in the photo to the right! The fact that the exhibition is based on life during the 1920’s and 30’s made it more interesting for me. The fashions, and tales of extravagant parties all seem a little bit closer to the modern day. There are many rooms to visit throughout the castle and each gives an insight into a different facet of life there. You’ll also find a wealth of fascinating facts and photographs on display along the way. The exhibition is open until October 21st, with entrance included in the price of admission to the castle. Find out more at:

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Tel : 07795833741 or 01424 217430 Vicky Payne is a qualified, experienced vet providing complementary veterinary care to pets in East Sussex and West Kent. Holistic Veterinary Care aims to bring the whole animal back to health rather than just treating symptoms. Holistic techniques combine well with conventional treatments, and in many cases conventional drugs are essential to success. The whole animal is treated with one or a combination of the wide range of treatments available. A common long term aim of Holistic Veterinary Care is to reduce use and dosages of conventional drugs and to help animals cope with their side effects. In other cases we offer treatments where no conventional drugs are available. Patients are treated on referral from your primary care vet. For more information, see our website:

Wheelers Walkies is a small, friendly company that offers dogs and their owners a professional & reliable dog walking and pet sitting service in Hastings, Battle, Bexhill and surrounding areas. Wheelers Walkies aims to provide you with a complete fully tailored service fulfilling all your dogs needs, with the dogs happiness and wellbeing at the centre of everything we offer. All customers receive a Welcome pack, free consultation, 10% off their first week’s walks and monthly newsletters. Fully insured, CRB checked, Pet First Aid trained & excellent references. Please check out our website & facebook page for a full list of services we offer or why not give us a call or send us an email.

Herbal medicine, acupuncture, diet and lifestyle advice and physical therapies. Qualified, experienced vet. Home visits call (07958142959) Clinics at: Companion Care Eastbourne (01323 649315) and Goudhurst Vets (01580 211981)

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In July the scent of sweet peas and the heady fragrance of lilies begin to perfume the air at Pashley. There are hundreds of lilies, in over 40 Stunning 11 acre gardens with romantic landscaping,             varieties, in the gardens and woodland, which imaginative planting, fine trees, fountains & large ponds               flower throughout July and August - so these two Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Bank   months have been called ‘Lily Time’. Holiday Mondays & Special Event days; 11am—5pm                           There is also a Kitchen Garden which provides for Café with terrace; Sculpture and Art Exhibition; Gift shop  the house and café throughout the season and is at WHAT TO  its most bountiful in mid-summer. SEE IN JULY  Roses, lilies and a & AUGUST  variety of summer Lily Time  bedding plants Throughout July and August  continue through Open on usual days  into August, then Hundreds of lilies, some  in late August and highly perfumed, planted  September the throughout the gardens and  woodland  hot borders come   into their own with Herbaceous Borders  dahlias, cannas At their best through July,  August & September with  and sunflowers amongst the many late flowering dahlias, sunflowers etc. etc.  herbaceous perennials.   Sussex Guild Craft Show  Delicious cakes and lunches served from the 25, 26 & 27 August  Garden Room café; gift shop; plant sales; garden sculpture exhibition. Ticehurst, East Sussex, TN5 7HE       01580 200888    See   or call 01580 200888 for more details.

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dancing. Put on your dancing shoes and have a go with the Charleston Jive Squad. Hastings Old Town Carnival Procession 4th August, 5pm to 8pm Rock a Nore Car Park, Hastings Spectacular procession through the picturesque streets of Hastings Old Town. Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen 5th August, 7pm St Mary in the Castle, Hastings. 50th Anniversary Tour of this iconic Jazz Band. For more information, please visit : Annual Rye Raft Race and Fete River Rother & The Salts, New Road, Rye 5th August, 12pm to 5pm Many stalls, rides, BBQ & Live music plus the lively raft race. Free event but charity donations welcomed. Airbourne - Eastbourne Airshow 9th-12th August, 10am to 6pm Eastbourne Seafront.

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Event Listings - August Princes Park Fund Raising Day 18th August, 11am to 4pm Princes Park, Eastbourne. Entertainment, craft stalls, pony rides bouncy castles and much more. Eight Foot Square Performance Day 18th August, 1pm to 9pm Stade Open Space, Hastings. The people of Hastings & St Leonards take their chance to perform in an 8x8 space!

50th Year Celebration. For further details Tel 01424 220843 England’s Medieval Festival 25th to 27th August, 10am to 6pm Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham. Over 1,000 knights, bowmen and men at arms lay siege to the castle. Hooes Old Motor Club Vintage Car Show

Bexhill Ladies Open Bowls Tournament. 25th to 27th August Polegrove Bowling Greens, Bexhill.

Bexhill 100 Classic & Custom Car Show 27th August, 10am to 5pm Polegrove, Richmond Close, Bexhill. Parade and display of classic and custom cars. Hastings & Rother Gay Helpline Information/Social Session 30th August, 2.30pm to 4.30pm Community Centre, 16 Silchester Rd, St Leonards. Held on the last Thursday of each month for local LGBT residents aged 50+. Free event, refreshments provided.

Eat @ Ours Film Screening 18th August, 7.30pm to 11pm Alexandra Park, Hastings. Open air cinema with Barbecue, bar and pop up cafe! Tickets £4 Rye International Jazz Festival 23rd to 27th August The finest in Jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, Funk, Gospel. For more information telephone 01892 227984 or visit :

Firle Place International Horse Trials 26th August, 9am to 5pm Firle Place, Firle, Lewes. Fun for all the family, including one of the biggest dog shows in Sussex. £10 per car.

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Sun August 5th 11am to 5pm Adults £5, Under 16’s free Hooe’s Old Car Club Annual Car Show This show, which is in its 43rd year, is now acclaimed in the National Motoring Press. There are classes for cars from the turn of last century until 1970. Informed commentary is provided in the main ring on the various vehicles together with the prestigious “lady and car” competition in which ladies dress to match the age and spirit of the car. There will be a plethora of stalls, not all motoring related, refreshments and musical entertainment provided by The Hooe Silver Band. There will be plenty going on for a great day out. Admission which includes a programme is £5 for adults (Children under 16 free). Car parking in the new improved car park is free. Money raised is distributed amongst local charities. Contact: John Bishop 01323 843202 or Chris Hone 01424 772682

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WHITES SEAFOOD & STEAK BAR 44-45 George St, Old Town, Hastings 01424 719846


ll the team at Whites proudly welcome you to our family run restaurant situated on George Street in Hastings’ historic Old Town. Nestled between the ancient East and West Hills, Whites is just a short distance from Rock-a-Nore beach, home to the local fishing fleet, with it’s famous black net huts. Our Specials Board is changed daily to reflect the differing seasons and the availability of local produce, much of which is landed yards away by the Hastings fishing fleet. During summer we also offer dishes such as fresh, local old town whole plaice with caperberry sauce or fresh dressed crab with marinated seafood salad. Our steaks are all top quality British beef and are char grilled to your preference to give them the mouth watering flavour we are so well known for. Visit to view our wonderful seafood platters, the best in Hastings, as well as our everyday main menu. We also have a Light Lunch Menu, offering one course for £8.50pp or two courses for £12.50pp. To make the most of the summer,

Whites Lobster Bisque Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 Live lobsters (small) 1 Onion, coarsely chopped 1 Stalk celery, coarsely chopped 1 Carrot, coarsely chopped 3 Bay leaves 1/2 lb. Butter 2 Quarts water 1/4 Cup flour 2 Cups heavy cream 1/2 Cup sherry 1/4 Cup Brandy Salt & white pepper to taste Directions: If you are using live lobsters, the most humane way to prepare them is to pop them in the fridge for 30 minutes to send them into hibernation. Place the lobsters in a large, heavy pot. Cover with salted water, bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and plunge the lobsters into cold water to prevent further cooking. Extract the meat, chop it and then set to one side.

Whites has a canopied outside dining area where we are able to seat approximately 20 people. The perfect spot to enjoy the ambiance of Hastings Old Town or to take a break from the excitement of Hastings Pirate Day and the Old Town Carnival during July and August. Families are warmly welcomed; high chairs and a separate children’s menu are available for our younger guests. Here at Whites we are always aiming to improve our business and we are very proud of our newly refitted open kitchen. Not only can you see your food being prepared to the highest standards but also enjoy the enticing aromas generated by our talented chef. We recommend booking in advance as visitors to the ‘Trip Advisor’ website have rated us the top Seafood & Steak restaurant in Hastings ensuring we get busy, busy, busy! We hope to welcome you to Whites soon, please contact us if there is anything we can do to make your visit even more enjoyable. Bon appetit! Alex and Ellie

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The perfect waterfront venue with direct access to the beach, a short distance from the historic village of Pevensey. We pride ourselves on being one of the best pub restaurants East Sussex has to offer. Why not come and relax in our beach front beer garden and sample some of our delicious seafood, fine wines and ales while enjoying the sunshine.


Jeremy & Julie welcome you to the Aqua Club, situated on Pevensey Bay beach. The club is open to members and non members and hosts a wide range of events from live music to pool leagues, bingo nights, quiz nights and much more all held on a weekly basis. Here at the Pevensey Bay Aqua Club we strive to provide a professional service to all our guests. We pride ourselves on serving excellent food with a warm smile. Being on the Pevensey Bay beach provides us with a unique opportunity to take advantage of the British sunshine for our superb barbecues and outdoor music events held in the summer. Pevensey Bay Aqua Club is the perfect place for beautiful seafood and fine ales We have a great team and a warm and friendly atmosphere, so why not come and join us for a drink in the bar or a bite to eat in our lovely restaurant overlooking the sea. Whether you want a light lunch, a slap-up dinner or simply a bar snack, all our food is homemade and cooked to order – and our puddings are to die for! There’s lots of things going on throughout the week for members and non-members alike, so come along and join in the fun!

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Seniors Forums HASTINGS & ST LEONARDS SENIORS’ FORUM The Hastings & St Leonards Seniors Forum held a JUBILEE AFTERNOON CREAM TEA PARTY at the Friends Meeting House on Saturday 9th June. The room was decked out in red, white and blue, as were many of those attending. What a feast they had – even the Queen would have been impressed! The President,

Pam Brown, and Members toasted the Queen before the celebrations began. Future Events: Tues 31 July OLYMPICS THEME Coffee Morning at the Friends Meeting House. 10.30am to Midday Wed 19 Sept. CRAFT, HOBBIES & HEALTH FAIR in the Sussex Room at the White Rock Theatre. 10.30am to 3.30pm



WEALDEN SENIOR CITIZENS PARTNERSHIP THE ALTERNATIVE GAMES Forget about the decathlon, the pole vault, the cycling, swimming and athletics – instead come and enjoy an afternoon of fun and games with the Wealden Senior Citizens’ Partnership. The games will include Shove Ha’penny, Bagatelle, Skittles, Dominoes, Ludo, Draughts and other games that will remind older folk of their childhood and misspent youth! There will even be a chance to win gold medals (of the chocolate variety!). The event takes place at St. Wilfrid’s Hall, Eastbourne Road, Pevensey Bay between 1.30 & 4.30 on Wednesday 18 July 2012. It will cost £2 per head, which includes refreshments, and if transport is a problem, we will try and arrange some for you, so don’t let that put you off! The Wealden Senior Citizens Partnership is grateful to Wealden District Council and the Sussex Community Foundation for their support with this event. For further information, or to arrange transport, ring Carol Hodge on 01825-762934.

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New Beginnings The New Beginnings social group for unattached people of 50+ been branc The U3A (University of the Third started in France In 1972 and has the first established for over 7 years. The club has a UK followed 10 years later in 1982.Toweekly celebrate thisat event local Hastings bar night a well the known Hastings Sun 8 July Muffins Garden Fair 2.30 to 5.00 pm at the Hotel. In addition, there is a monthly Rother U3A will be having stalls at the following events: Taplin Centre, Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards programme of events arranged by members Sun 5 Aug St Leonards Gardens 2.00 to 4.30 pm Behind for members of the club. the Royal Victoria Hotel, St Leonards Sun 8 July Muffins Garden Fair 2.30 to 5.00 pm at the Taplin Centre, Uppe Mon 27 Aug (Bank Holiday) Bexhill 100 Classic Car A typical programme may include pub and restaurant meals, dances and discos, walks, Hill,(allStday) Leonards Show Polegrove, Bexhill ten pin bowling trips tothe places of interest. Sept Displays at Hastings & Bexhill Libraries Sun 5 Aug St Leonards Gardens 2.00 4.30 pmand Behind Royal Victoria H The club is now looking to recruit new At all these events there will be members in attendance Leonards members to replace those who have left after to explain the benefits of joining the local U3A with relationships. Mon 27 Augwith(Bank 100 Classic Car Show (all day) Polegr handouts together a list of Holiday) the 56 group Bexhill activities forming the Hastings & Rother U3A has to offer. These usually Contact Alex (01424 814227) or Bexhill take place in members’ homes across the region, Little Sallie (01424 814938) for more information. The U3A (University of the Third Age) started in France In 1972 and the first branch in the UK followed 10 years later in 1982. To celebrate this event the local Hastings & Rother U3A will be having stalls at the following events:

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