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SEAFORD Scene January 2013 Issue 69


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Happy New Year Welcome to the January 2013 issue of Seaford Scene and a Happy New Year to you all! Let’s hope it’s a happy, healthy and prosperous one for everyone. So Christmas has been and gone, the wrapping paper and bottles are waiting to be recycled and 2013 is just beginning - what will the new year bring for you? Stop! Look no further than your Seaford Scene where there are lots of suggestions as to what you can do this year, whether it’s taking up a new sport or joining a club, maybe you want to spruce up your home with a spot of decorating or perhaps it’s time for a new kitchen or how about transforming your garden? Maybe 2013 is the year for some pampering and dining out? Whatever you decide, be sure to shop local. There’s so much to choose from in Seaford, why go anywhere else? Enjoy!

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News from the Rotary Club of Seaford Seaford Natural History Society Seaford Choral Society Running Commentary... What’s On for Young People in Seaford? Seaford & Blatchington Lawn Tennis Club Zumba with Becky Restorative Pilates at Cuckmere Haven Seahaven Lioness Club New Year, New Hobby A Good Read Don’t Let Mould Take a Hold RAF Air Cadets Presentation Evening A View From The Potting Shed Seaford Gardening Club Seaford In Bloom Seaford Tree Wardens Sussex Freemasons Donate £1,200 Who’s Who In Seaford? Who, What, Where & When In January Seaford Kurlers Meeching Amateur Dramatics Crossword Local Business Picks up Eastbourne Award Rottingdean Whiteway Centre Mercread Youth Centre Competition FSW Gives Books Another Chance What’s On At The Hop? Marmalade & Chocolate Shortbread Recipe Seaford Exchange Garden A Short Story by Alan Morton Sudoku What’s On Monthly page 191-92 The Big Garden Birdwatch What’s On Weekly page 94-97 Rita’s Charity Lunch Seaford’s Famous Residents Index

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NEWS FROM ThE ROTARY CLUB OF SEAFORD On Saturday 1st December 2012 there was a flurry of activity at opposite ends of the Crouch as two groups of people busied themselves with spades, forks and other horticultural paraphernalia. Co-ordinated by Keith Blackburn, Chairman of the Seaford Tree Wardens, the Rotary Club of Seaford were planting in the North West corner of the football pitch area, while a Neighbours group were simultaneously planting in the Bramber Road entrance to the Crouch. Advised by Ashley Stephenson LVO (Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order), ex-Bailiff of the Royal Parks, the Rotary planting was of a flowering tree and saplings to commemorate the Club’s 65th birthday, as it was “born” in 1947. Also installed was an automatic irrigation system. As an added bonus, it is hoped that students from the Eastbourne campus of Sussex Downs College will be growing wild flowers from seed and then planting them out around the Rotary trees. The Neighbours group, led by Michael Harmer, were supported by Seaford Town Council and the Big Tree Plant, a Government Defra initiative. Three young ladies formed a Mercread Team helping the Neighbours. For more information about The Big Tree Plant go to If anyone passing Newlands School in Seaford recently was captivated by an aroma of 5 star cooking it was probably from the first competition to find the Seaford Young Chef of the Year, organised by the Rotary Club of Seaford. Open to all students aged 11 to 17 who live or attend a school in Seaford, the entrants prepared a healthy two-course meal for two people consisting of a main course and either a starter


or dessert and costing not more than £10. Judging was by catering professionals Roy Perrett, Vice President of the Craft Guild of Chefs, and Stefano Diella, owner of Diella’s Restaurant in Dane Road in Seaford - they had the hard task of tasting the range of dishes prepared by the chefs. Typical of these was a starter of Butternut Squash and Pine Nut Salad, a main course of Salmon and Prawn Bake with potatoes, served with salsa verde and spinach salad, while desserts included Asian Pear and Orange Flambé on a light meringue served with vanilla Greek-style yoghurt, and Lemon Mousse in a filo pastry cup with raspberry coulis. All the competitors received certificates to commemorate the event and prizes were awarded to the top three, who were Mollie Woodward, Josh Pollins and Maisy Labib. Presenting the prizes, Rotary Club President Paul Vaesen congratulated all the chefs on their skills and hoped this could be the first of many such competitions. He also thanked the judges for bringing a professional approach to the competition and reserved special thanks for Newlands School for so willingly making available their excellent facilities. President Paul and his wife Daphne visited Seaford Gymnastics Academy to present them with a cheque for £300. The Academy was formed in January 2008 by Lorraine McKenzie to provide a friendly club of recreational and squad gymnastics, for girls and boys across junior age groups. Sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturday mornings at Newlands School for children aged 4 years and upwards, and currently there are 130 members. In April this year, seven of their older main squad girls competed in the Chichester four-piece competition and collectively won 2 Gold medals, 2 Silver Medals and 2 Bronze Medals, which was a great achievement! The donation will buy a much-needed modular block, which will enable the gymnasts to practise their hand springs from the vault more effectively. It will also help the

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coaches to reach the gymnasts on the high bar of the asymmetric bars, which will help the gymnasts with their training on this apparatus. President Paul said “The Rotary Club of Seaford is keen to encourage youngsters in the town in their involvement with sports, and we are delighted to provide some help to this thriving Gymnastics Academy.” Louise Collins from Chestnut Tree House came to collect a £300 donation to our local Children’s Hospice. We try to support this charity on a fairly regular basis, and a previous visit and talk from Louise had updated members of the Club on Chestnut Tree House progress. On this occasion the donation was to help with running costs. For more information about Chestnut Tree House visit

development of the lifeboat itself from being a vessel powered solely by oars and occasionally sail, to the present 25 knots state-of-the art lifeboats that operate today. Our Boot, Craft and Produce Fairs were very successful in 2012 (apart from occasional difficulties with the weather), and in 2013 we shall have seven Sunday Fairs at the Martello Fields. Dates will be 21st April, 19th May, 16th June, 14th July, 11th August, 8th September and 6th October. We look forward to seeing you there. We have now recovered from our Sleigh rounds marathon, and wish to thank all of our supporters including Friends of Rotary, families of Rotarians, and of course all those who turned out to see Father Christmas and his elves.

We wish you all a very happy New Year Photos: left from top: Tree planting: Keith Blackburn directs, while President Paul Vaesen, Isla Sitwell, Mike Logan & Gerry Peachey dig; Seaford Gymnastics Academy: President Paul Vaesen with Lorraine McKenzie and girls; Young Chef competition winner, Mollie Woodward with President Paul; Chestnut Tree House: Louise Collins with President Paul.

Guest speaker Mike Tubb, the Operations Manager of Newhaven Lifeboat Station, came to speak to the Club and told us that the Royal National Lifeboat Institution was founded in 1824 by Sir William Hillary for the sole purpose of saving life at sea. It is a voluntary organisation both in terms of the fact that it is funded entirely by voluntary contributions and, with the exception of the Coxswain or Mechanic at all-weather lifeboat stations, all of the crew are volunteers. It is possibly unique as a charity in that it operates in both the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. Since records began to be kept in the 1850s, over 139,000 lives have been saved by RNLI lifeboats. Mike went on to outline the history of the Newhaven station, illustrating his talk with some slides. He said that its foundation in 1803, which predated that of the RNLI by some 21 years, was as a result of an initiative by a number of local worthies who had felt the need for action following the loss of HMS Brazen in 1800, which foundered on the rocks close to Newhaven with the loss of 105 lives. They decided to form a committee and with the aid of a £50 donation from Lloyds of London purchased a lifeboat for the town. He then briefly outlined some of the more noteworthy rescues carried out over the years and spoke about the

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SEAFORD NATURAL hISTORY SOCIETY All the best for 2013 from Seaford Natural History Society – we look forward to seeing current and new members in the New Year. We are a friendly group of people with an interest in wildlife, and particularly the plants and animals of East Sussex. In the winter, we arrange illustrated talks, usually on local flora and fauna - on 15 January our topic is ‘Woodland Archaeology: Understanding a walk in the woods’ with Vivienne Blandford from the Institute of Field Archaeology. On the 29th of January David Bradford will be talking about ‘Sussex in Close-up’, looking at the smaller things in the countryside. See the listing at the back of Seaford Scene for dates and details. Visitors are welcome – we ask for a donation of £3 (which will be deducted from your membership if you decide to join the society). In the spring, summer and autumn, we arrange outdoor meetings, usually gentle strolls of around two hours. For more information about the society, please visit our website or ring 01323 491964.

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OUT AND ABOUT IN JANUARY Whilst there is plenty for the birder to see at this time of the year - Black Headed Gulls, Little Egrets, Grey Herons, a variety of ducks such as Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, and Shoveler, as well as Lapwing, and Canada and Greylag Geese (below) can all be seen in the Cuckmere valley - there is little to catch the eye on the ground. Many plants are in leaf but few are in flower – but you can look out for the white of snowdrops and the blue of lesser periwinkle, harbingers of more colour to come in the spring. Even in January, there is always something to draw people out into the countryside. Local woodlands, like Friston Forest, are worth visiting in the depth of winter, especially on fine crisp days. Without leaf cover, you can see the trunks of the trees silhouetted by the low sun – the beeches with their conical, tall, slender trunks and smooth grey bark look particularly good at this time of the year.

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Saturday 1st December 2012 St Leonard’s Church, Seaford

Counter-tenors are splendid fellows, but they had no place in the ‘traditional’ line-up of soloists in the Watkins Shaw version of Messiah as presented by Seaford Choral Society in their Winter Concert. Instead, we had the admirable quartet of Alexandra Stephenson (soprano), Rebecca Anstey (alto), William Blake (tenor) and Thomas Faulkner (bass). Special mention must be made of Ms Anstey, whose warm tone was admirable suited to her impassioned rendering of “He was despised”. We should have liked to have heard more of her. Mr Faulkner is a young bass of whom we shall doubtless hear more in the future. He skilfully negotiated the tricky runs as he raged furiously in “Why do the nations?” and his stentorian rendering of “The Trumpet...” sounded to the farthest reaches of Seaford. Providing an impressive framework to the four soloists

was the ensemble under the capable direction of Sion Parry, who led the Exceat Players, Nicholas Houghton (harpsichord), and, not least, the ladies and gentlemen of the Choral Society. The choir was in excellent voice and the enthusiasm and fervour of their rendering warmed their audience on a cold December night. Messiah is so familiar that the challenges it can present to choirs is sometimes overlooked. However, the Seaford Choristers took all in their stride and the sopranos, especially, must be commended for the way in which they tackled their high-flying line in “The Hallelujah Chorus”. The concert reached a triumphant conclusion with an exultant “Amen Chorus” and the audience left the performers in no doubt as to their appreciation of a wonderful evening of music-making. Bravo, Seaford Choral Society, ninety-five years old and going strong, hopefully, for another 95. A total of £445 was raised in the retiring collection for the Seaford Kurlers. Amfortas

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Running Commentary... The weather was cold, very wet and windy, and the conditions underfoot were muddy and very slippery. The one hundred runners who had gathered at the start line were nervously hopping from one foot to the other or standing quietly, trying to reassure themselves that it would be OK while some were chatting furiously, probably as a distraction from facing the reality of the situation. It was called the Little Pell Hell Mud Run and was nearly 5 miles long. This new off-road event, close to Bewl Water and Wadhurst, was not only very hilly but also had a number of unspecified obstacles for the runners to negotiate. The list of reasons for not taking part in the event was long and obvious but seemed to be lost on the runners, as they had… not fear etched on their faces… but delight, and not the look of ‘why me’ in their demeanour but ‘why not?’ The race organiser, Albert Kemp, then picked up the loud speaker and called out… three… two… one… go!… and off they went. Picking out some of the main features of the race that they had to tackle - very soon after the start there was a wall of tyres and a log fence to jump or climb over and a huge tractor tyre to climb through. Further on was a large expanse of netting to crawl under and wriggle forward like snakes in deep mud. Going through a wood there were ropes strung across the pathway forcing runners to scramble under and over and weave their way through to the next hazard… knee deep water to wade through and a stretch of waist-deep water to cross, numbing the legs for the rest of the race. Repeatedly, runners had to summon up the strength and stamina to follow zig-zagging routes up and down steep, grassy hills, and every field gate that they met had to be climbed, not opened. With nearly 31 minutes on the clock, the first runner crossed the finishing line. The sole Seaford runner, Claire Keith, came home in 17th place and was the 2nd lady to finish. Intriguingly, all runners completed the course with smiles on their faces. The big question is… why? And why do runners put themselves through such pain and torment? Can they really enjoy it? For those people who think that runners and joggers are a few feathers short of a chicken, the description of this race probably confirms it. In my experience I would say that the muddiest event in England is the ‘Tough Guy’ race (approximately 12 miles long) near Wolverhampton. It is expensive to enter, contains plenty of extremely difficult hazards, finishing with a 2-mile section known as the killing


fields. It’s always oversubscribed and because it is held at the end of January there is invariably thick ice on all of the water hazards... including a part which has to be swum!! I’m sure the Little Pell Hell Mud Run is aiming to be the muddiest race in Sussex, which, on this occasion was made more gruelling by the cold and windy weather… or maybe it plans to challenge the Tough Guy as the toughest in the Country. If you are inspired to have a go at a challenging cross country event this month, and you have some decent off-road trainers, I suggest you try the East Sussex XC league race at Snape Wood, Wadhurst on the 13th January. Martin Bulger, founder member of Seaford Striders Running Club


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“Becky’s Zumba classes are classes full of fun and laughter whilst getting fit! Me and my friends look forward to it every week” - Becky Terry, Seaford

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WINTER BLUES? RESTORATIVE PILATES AT CUCkMERE hAVEN COULD BE JUST ThE ThING! Long evenings are here again and after Christmas as winter draws on it’s back to business as usual. In the cold we tend to hunch up against the wind, our joints stiffen, and if it’s wet or icy we may try to avoid going at all - after all it’s time to hunker down and hibernate – if only! Yet, winter is also a time of incredible beauty, the structure of nature revealed in trees bared against the sky, leaf skeletons, frost on the garden, snow-laden branches of the forest, low tide after a winter storm. It’s important to keep active at this time of year and getting out in the fresh air is still one of the best ways to clear the mind and lift our spirits. Just as we feel most deprived of the sun, the light is returning and exercising, wrapped up well, in the fresh air is fun, increases circulation and inner warmth, boosts our immune system and replenishes our vitamin D. More than just a form of exercise, Pilates awakens awareness of the body

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and how we use it, helping us to manage the physical and emotional changes we experience daily, through the seasons and stages of our lives. Being in nature can inspire and energize our Pilates practice, and instill a sense of connection with the landscape. In addition to year-round weekly classes, Movement for Life Pilates is offering a unique opportunity to keep active and at the same time to slow down and indulge in two days of restorative Pilates, walking and meditative relaxation with experienced Pilates teacher, Karen Hall, in the charm and hospitality of Cuckmere Cottage in the coastal beauty spot of Cuckmere Haven. Tuition will be in small groups offering an intimate introduction to Pilates for beginners and a refreshing approach for those with more experience. Keep strong and supple, taking time out for yourself to breath, soak up the beauty of this stunning location, release stress and deepen awareness and wellbeing to recharge, welcome and move into a happy and healthy New Year! For details of Pilates Retreats at Cuckmere Cottage on Saturdays 16th February & 20th April, and weekly studio classes throughout the year visit: tel. 01323 873309

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NEW YEAR NEW hOBBY Eat healthily, start exercising, get more sleep… As you list your usual New Year resolutions, why not add in something fun for once? January is the perfect time to lift your spirits out of a winter slump by starting a new hobby, and there have never been so many activities to try. To narrow down your choice, think about what you’d like to add your life. Do you want to meet more people? Be more active? Learn a skill? Get creative? You may want to develop something that you are already interested in, or try something completely new. Look around to find out what’s going on. Your adult education centre and library will be able to help, and you’ll find information in cafés, newsagents, community centres and local magazines. If you were inspired by the 2012 Olympics, you could try a new sport or exercise class, but getting fit doesn’t have to mean sport. Why not follow the Strictly contestants and sample the benefits of ballroom dancing or Zumba, or simply aim to get out more and enjoy the countryside? Geocaching is an exciting new outdoor activity that the whole family can enjoy. It’s essentially a high-tech treasure hunt. Another new trend is roller derby – a fast-paced contact sport where teams race to lap the opposition as they skate around the track. If you fancy using your mind more than your body, you

could learn a new language in preparation for a foreign holiday perhaps. Or build on an existing interest by joining a photography class or book group. Music can reduce stress and improve your mood, so why not dust off that instrument you haven’t touched for years and join an amateur orchestra? Choirs are increasingly popular and you’re sure to find a range of musical styles available. Crafts have had a real boost lately, with knitting and sewing groups setting up all over the country. Jewellery and card-making are also satisfying. You can get started quite cheaply and pick up the basics quickly. The bonus is that you get to keep the end result, or give it as a gift. You also have the potential to earn money by selling your creations. Increased access to computers means that we can get involved in a whole host of new communities without even leaving the house. Many of us enjoy researching our family trees and finding the facts behind our memories. It’s also easy to use social networks to track down old school friends and colleagues that we’ve lost touch with. And if none of these is for you, how about foraging, meditation, wine-tasting, line-dancing, magic tricks, bee-keeping, historical re-enactments, home baking… the list really is endless! Alex Brown

A GOOD READ Clown by Quentin Blake

Can you tell a story without words? Well, Quentin Blake can, and in Clown he does. The book consists entirely of illustrations, in Blake’s well loved and instantly recognisable style. Our hero, Clown, finds himself thrown into the dustbin, along with a number of other toys. He escapes, dusts himself off, and sets out to find someone who can help him to rescue his friends. Along the way he finds himself in a fancydress competition, entertaining a rather fierce-looking dog, and possibly finding himself a home – all without words. The beauty of the story is that while Blake’s illustrations carry the narrative forward, the reader can


choose their own way of telling it. No two versions are ever the same, as each child brings to the book their own language and rhythms. Clown himself is wonderfully expressive, and the pictures are enough to have you laughing out loud in several places. An absolutely marvellous book, which every child should read – and which every adult will enjoy too. Kath Bennett

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Mockford’s the Blindmakers Specialists in quality handmade vertical and roller blinds

The Industrial estate, GREEN STREET, EASTBOURNE, BN21 1QN OPEN 9.30PM TO 1PM MON TO SAT. Telephone: 01323 417518 So many of Jean and Harvey Mockford’s Seaford customers recommend them or place new orders, that they do not need to advertise, however many are unaware that the ten year lease on the shop in Sutton Road has expired. As their customers in Seaford are too numerous to contact individually, this notice of their address and telephone number will appear in the Seaford Scene each month. Nothing else has changed, they still regard themselves as Seaford’s Blindmakers albeit based 15 minutes away in Eastbourne, where their headquarters have been for more than a quarter of a century. To telephone for after-sales service, or to arrange for Jean to call to estimate for new blinds (that are guaranteed for 20 years) or if you wish to visit the showroom... take the 259 from Seaford, on approaching Eastbourne go straight ahead at the traffic lights, then by the Tally Ho pub turn left into Green Street and the industrial estate is up a driveway opposite the first bus shelter.

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Don’t Let Mould Take A hold – With Seaford home hardware Your bathroom should be a place of tranquillity and somewhere to relax and soak away your cares. So if, as you sink into your nice hot bath, all you can think about is how those black speckles on the tile grout seem to have increased in the past few days, you may be wondering if you’re sharing your “me time” with some alien life-form. In a way you are. What you’re seeing is mould. It’s neither plant nor animal. It is, in fact, a fungi that thrives in warm, damp places. Humidity that forms in poorly ventilated spaces where moisture is prevalent offers the ideal conditions for mould growth, like your bathroom or kitchen. Mould spores not only look unsightly, they can aggravate respiratory problems, particularly in asthma sufferers and young children, so you’ll do well to tackle the problem before it takes hold. Fortunately, there are a number of solutions available at Seaford Home Hardware. We particularly recommend HG Mould Spray, awarded the coveted Good Housekeeping Institute Approved logo for excellence. It is specially formulated to kill spores, and includes a bleaching agent to restore the appearance of grout and silicone sealants around baths and shower trays, or in the kitchen.

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SEAHAVEN BLINDS & CURTAINS Tel 01323 899011 Seahaven Blinds is a family run business, located in Seaford. We sell all types blinds at competitive prices. Free home visit. Personal service. Made to measure. Price includes measure, supply and fitting.

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IF YOU REQUIRE BLIND’S TO FIT YOURSELF... you could go to a D.I.Y superstore and cut down an off-the-shelf blind to make it fit your window? Or you may think it makes more sense to visit UFIT D.I.Y. BLINDS and have it made to measure at a similar price: VERTIcALS FROm £19, ROLLERS FROm £24, BUDGET & DELUxE RANGES & OVER 2,000 DIFFERENT FABRIcS. UFIT D.I.Y BLINDS is situated at 1 Green Street, Eastbourne BN21 1QN. Tel: 01323 417518. To find us, take the A259 from Seaford, straight ahead at the first traffic lights on the outskirts of Eastbourne, take the next left into Green Street, UFIT entrance is opposite the bus shelter.

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ROYAL AIRFORCE AIR CADETS PRESENTATION EVENING On the 1st December 2012 the Staff, Civilian Committee and Cadets of 1218 (Newhaven) Squadron Air Cadets held their Annual Presentation evening at Seaford Golf Club. In attendance were Cllr. Linda Wallraven (Mayor of Seaford), Cllr. Graham Amy (Mayor of Newhaven) and Cllr. Eileen Russell (Mayor of Peacehaven), along with their Consorts an several other distinguished guests, parents and of course Cadets. The evening started with a speech by Flt.Sgt. Ashley Catt (o/c Squadron), then Sqn.Ldr. Peter Bonfield (Civilian Committee Chairman) and then the Presentation of Awards to the Cadets for General and Sporting events. The presentations were made by: Cllr. G. Amy, Cllr. L. Wallraven, Cllr. E. Russell, Flt.Sgt. A. Catt, Sgt. N. Collins (Sqn.Training officer) and Sqn.Ldr. P. Bonfield. After the presentations the Cadets and all tucked into

a splendid buffet supplied by the Golf Club. To round off the evening an auction and raffle were held which raised funds for computer equipment and sets of bagpipes for the new pipe band. The raffle raised £250 and the auction £400: a grand total of £650! Thanks to our sponsors: Seaford Golf Club; Cadet Direct; Frost Cars; LD Lines Ferries; M&Co.;Harvey’s Brewery; Luna Rosa; Toy Town; Paradise Park; Intersport; Newhaven Fort; Super Nova; Sainsburys; B&Q. Photos by Paul Philpott. Thank you to all who supported the Squadron and especially to the Civilian Committee whose hard work made it a great success. If you want to come along to join the Squadron as a Cadet, Staff or Civilian Committee please telephone: 01273 513218 (Mon or Thurs evenings) or email: for more information. Seaford Scene is a completely independent small business. All rights are reserved over the content and design of Seaford Scene unless agreed otherwise. The opinions expressed in editorial matter are not necessarily those of the publisher. Every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of entries. Seaford Scene cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage caused by errors, omissions or alterations and assumes no risk or liability for articles or adverts or the accuracy of the facts within them, that are provided by contributors. Seaford Scene does not endorse companies, products or services that appear in this magazine.

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We have arranged an interesting series of monthly social evenings with specialist talks covering the growing of various flowers & vegetables, local and natural history. We also hope to increase the number of our popular coach outings from three to four during the year culminating in a pre-Christmas trip to the Brugge Festive Market. All of these new events will be detailed in the 2013 Programme & Show Schedule which is free to members. The annual membership subscription is unchanged at £6 for the whole household. This is excellent value during the continuing financial climate. New members are always welcome. For more details please visit Alternatively phone Sylvia (Membership Secretary) on 01323 891954 or Mike Parker on 01323 898733.


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irstly, a ‘Happy New Year’ to everybody. January 2013 sees the start of a new gardening year for members of the Seaford & District Horticultural Society and it will be a year of change. One major change will be the venue of our Annual Show in August, which will move from the Waves Leisure Centre to the Main Hall at Seaford College in Arundel Road. This will be a challenge for our show management team but I am confident that visitors to the show will not be disappointed. We will work hard to ensure that our visitors still enjoy this annual feast of flowers, fruit, vegetables, arts, crafts and domestic produce. Our Coffee Morning and Summer Show will be in June and this year we will have the addition of Children’s Classes.

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Nomenclature or the Naming and Classification of plants Many people ask why do we use Latin names for plants? Why not use easy or common names. Take for example the Rose of Sharon. This same name is often given to two distinct plants Hypericum Calycinum and Hibiscus Syriacus, neither of which are actually roses! This could lead to confusion. In the 18th century the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus designed a system for naming and classifying plants and later animals which avoided any confusion. Latin was at that time a universal but little-used language. Where there were no relevant Latin words then they used a Greek word instead; if that did not exist then a general description was used. The first word is the Genera (Genus) or Family of the plant. The second word is the Species; this is an adjective use to describe the plant’s characteristics. Take the Acer Palmatum. (Japanese Mapel) Acer means Maple, Palmatum means “shaped liked a palm or hand”. A third Latin name may then be added to denote a sub-species (Acer Palmatum Dissectum) where the leaves are finely shredded or dissected. Lastly, if you then have specific cultivars then a fourth description can be added, Acer Palmatum Dissectum Flavescens. (Flavescens means greenish yellow). Carl Linnaeus’s system is still used today all over the world to avoid any confusion between different languages and countries. When you now look at plant labels you may often notice how their Latin names give an indication to their English equivalent, for example: Folias means leaves, Florus means flowers, Compactus is small, Rubra is red, Glaucus is blue/grey and Aurea is golden Yellow. The trouble is that it is often difficult to get your tongue round a Latin name so it is often easier to stick to common or recognisable names and hope for the best.

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SEAFORD GARDENING CLUB A Happy New Year to you all with the hope that 2013 brings you much happiness and good fortune. Now that all the festivities of Christmas and the New Year are over our thoughts will turn to planning and ordering seeds and plants ready to make our gardens colourful and productive in the coming months. Let’s hope the winter is not too severe. At our November 2012 meeting Dr Anthony Mace gave a very informative talk entitled ‘An Introduction to Cacti and Succulents’. He told us that he had been growing these interesting plants since he was nine years old! In the wild they grow in semi-desert conditions, mainly in America, South Africa and the Canary Islands. They should be cultivated in a John Innes type soil with added grit and potted on every 2 to 3 years in either plastic or clay pots. Overwatering can be a problem causing a rotting of the root system. All will flower at some stage but some are slower than others to do so, but the end-results, when they produce such


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Seaford in Bloom The Seaford in Bloom Pasta Evening 2012 was held at Diella’s restaurant in Seaford on Friday 30th November and more than 50 loyal supporters had a very enjoyable evening, thanks to the excellent meal and efficient and friendly service.

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SEAFORD TREE WARDENS WE NEED TREES MORE THAN EVER The tragic loss of so many ash trees will change our landscapes. But civil engineers, who have not had much time for trees in the past, are beginning to refocus on “soft engineering” - reforestation of catchment areas, tree planting to stabilise river and railway embankments and so on. The idea that we can tidily pave over everything is last century’s solution. In Seaford there is a groundswell of support for planting more trees, and the Tree Wardens are trying hard to deliver that in these straitened times. On 1 December, there was a highly successful planting of trees at The Crouch, involving the Mercread Youth Club, Rotary, and other helpful volunteers and neighbours - croissants were A1- Thanks! In February, the children of Chyngton Primary School and residents of Saltwood and Millberg Roads will get together to give their area a lift by planting more than twenty trees in the verges. We are catching up with the list of other residents who have asked to do the same. Some planting can be in February, some (sigh!) may have to wait for next financial year. We also have an embryo Wild Flower Group, which will work to plant or revive wild flowers in public areas. The Big Tree Plant has given a welcome grant, but they chiefly want us to plant “whips”, which are much too small for street trees. Several kind residents have started to foster baby trees until they are three years old and can be planted out. If you have a bit of garden space and would like to help in February, please email <margerydiamand@>or Tree wardens will deliver 30cm (1ft) pots, seedlings and advice if you need it. Please recycle this magazine when you have finished with it.

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1827 The Seaford Benefit Society (also known as the True Blue Club) is formed. 1866 Part of Seaford Battery is washed away and much of the town flooded during a storm. 1900 Henry Coxwell the Balloonist dies in Seaford and is commemorated at St Peter’s Church, East Blatchington. 1890 Seaford Infants School opens in Church Street. Amy Chambers is the head teacher and Minnie Carey is the Pupil Teacher. 1915 The Empire Cinema shows its first colour films “The Great Bank Robbery” and “The Curse of War”. 1771 A boarding school opens in Seaford providing Grammar, Arithmetic, Geometry, Navigation and the Italian method of bookkeeping. 1881 A massive snowfall with drifts in Church Street reaching the rooftops of some houses. 1888 Seaford Golf Club hold their first competition followed by a dinner at the Bay Hotel. 1701 Sir William Thomas is elected Seaford MP.

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OK so it is winter. So I am not best pleased. I want the sunshine and warmth!! The Seaford Kurlers however, will be there at the Leisure Centre to get you all warmed up, and enjoying the company of our friendly group. We took a group of kurlers to the Speed Ice Show at the Brighton Centre on the 23rd November. It was an amazing show. Very fast, very noisy and very, very good. Once again we were safely transported there by one of ESDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (East Sussex Disability Association) coaches. Out next trip to the Brighton Centre will be on the 9th January to see Starlight Express.

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The in-house tournament has now finished. The winners were Barbara Bradley and Joyce Lane (for the second year running) and the runners up were Eileen Ward and Jan Haydock. The presentation of the shield was done at our annual Christmas Lunch at the Drove, Newhaven on Tuesday 4th December, 2013. We also presented Jordan Meeks with a keepsake cup for winning the Bob Matthews Achievement Cup. As you can see we are not just serious sporty types. We have fun playing the game of new age kurling and we socialise as well. Kurling is a game that can be played by all ages and by any level of physical ability. Still not sure?? Give us a try... We meet every Tuesday at 2pm until 4pm at the Downs Leisure Centre, with a break half way. For further details contact the secretary, Mrs June Wood, 7 Landsdown Road, BN25 3JS or email: Photo: Barbara Bradley(left) and Joyce Lance are the 2012 winners of the In-house Knockout Tournament, with club chairman Keith Hylands and Tim Wood, competition organiser, right.

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MAD PRESENTS ‘ThE WIzARD OF Oz’ by John Morley 18th – 26th January (except Sun 20th) 2013 at Meeching Hall, Newhaven Meeching Amateur Dramatics (MAD) has decided to return with flamboyance and passion to giving Newhaven its very own pantomime for 2013. We are talking about an incredible version of ‘The Wizard of Oz’, written by John Morley, who in the past has prepared scripts for literally all the great stars of professional pantomime, for theatres like the London Palladium and for television. So be prepared for MAD, who in its own vibrant way intend to enchant and thrill you with this ‘Wiz’ of a pantomime, which faithfully follows the original story of Dorothy and her three friends Scarecrow, Tinman and Cowardly Lion, in the land of Oz. This is a pantomime for adults and children and includes music, dance, fun and mayhem, so come along and support your local theatre. Remember our ticket prices are reasonable and that the last pantomime MAD produced in 2006 (Hercules – the Panto) won a national award

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LOCAL SEAFORD BUSINESS PICkS UP PRESTIGIOUS EASTBOURNE AWARD The best of Eastbourne’s businesses gathered last month for the 10th Eastbourne Business Awards 2012, which was held at the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne. The gala lunch, compered by Meridian Tonight presenter Fred Dinenage and sponsored by the Eastbourne & District Chamber of Commerce Ltd, in partnership with Edeal, honoured businesses from across the area. This was a chance for local businesses to receive the recognition they deserve and one of these companies was Badger Inks, based in Seaford, who picked up the Highly Commended Award for Service and Support, sponsored by the Lynette Baldwin of Baldwin Training Centre (right in photo). Managing director Alasdair Fortune said, “It has been a tough year with price increases from Royal Mail and commission increases from eBay and Amazon but we have still managed to keep our prices keen”. He added “I would like to thank all the staff at Badger Inks for their tremendous efforts and our customers for continuing to believe in us as a company that tries to give the best price and service in the market.”

Since the company started back in May 2009, we have worked hard to offer a wide range of both compatible and original ink and toner cartridges. Our main market is currently online but we are working hard to reach the local market. It is lovely when people pop in to see us in our office, which is in the town centre just above Phillip Mann Estate Agents. We are happy to offer advice on any of our products and if we haven’t got it in stock, we’ll do our very best to get it for you.

QualitySolicitors Barwells For friendly and professional advice come to QualitySolicitors Barwells where we can help you with: - Wills, Trust and probates - Sales and purchase of property - Matrimonial and divorce - Financial affairs - Accident claims Newhaven Eastbourne Seaford Peacehaven 01273 582271 01323 899331 01273 514213 01323 411505 QualitySolicitors Barwells is the trading name of Barwells Solicitors LLP. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. LLP Registration No. OC336671. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority


Matrimonial clinics are held at our Seaford, Eastbourne and Peacehaven offices during lunchtimes and early evenings every month. Please telephone the relevant office for available appointment times.

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how much redundancy pay am i Entitled to? The asking of this poignant question has been an unfortunate sign of the times of late. For the majority of people, the answer to this question is quite simple, however there are a few other things that are worth bearing in mind if you find yourself facing redundancy. thE basics Employers are only legally obliged to make redundancy payments to members of their workforce who satisfy all of the below criteria: 1. The person is an employee (i.e. not self employed or another category of worker). 2. Upon the date that they are to be made redundant (i.e. their last working day for the employer), the employee has worked for the employer for a continuous period of more than two complete years.

• Half a week’s pay for each complete year of service under the age of 22. The amount of a “week’s pay” is capped, and the current rate is £430. This rate is usually increased each year, typically around February. In addition, only a maximum of 20 years’ service can be taken into account when calculating a redundancy payment. The current maximum statutory redundancy payment, therefore, is £12,900. othEr points to consiDEr It is also worth investigating whether your employer is likely to make any payments over and above the statutory amount. You might find this in your contract of employment or within a redundancy policy. losing your EntitlEmEnt to a rEDunDancy paymEnt

3. The reason the employee is being dismissed, is either for redundancy, or because they have become eligible for a redundancy payment because they have been laid off or kept on shorttime working.

The right to a redundancy payment can be lost. Examples of how an employee can cause this include:

Due to point 2 above, it can sometimes be the case that an employer will consider paying employees “in lieu of notice” to avoid them completing their second year of service during their notice period, and therefore becoming entitled to a redundancy payment.

2. Failure to work their contractual notice period.

thE amount payablE By law, the calculation for a statutory redundancy payment is as follows: • One and a half weeks’ pay for each complete year of service after age 41. • One week’s pay for each complete year of service between ages 22 and 40.


1. Unreasonably rejecting an offer of suitable alternative employment.

3. Misconduct – if an employee is dismissed for gross misconduct without notice before their redundancy payment otherwise becomes due. by Katie White, Employment solicitor tel: 01273 775533 Email: kwhite@mayowynne

Call: 01273 775533

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QualitySolicitors Barwells

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• Wills • Lasting Powers of Attorney • Concerns about Ageing Relatives

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• Care Home Fees • Administration of Estates • Elderly Client Wealth Management

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ROTTINGDEAN WhITEWAY CENTRE Are you sitting comfortably? The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has once again acknowledged the Whiteway Centre’s value to the community by generously granting funds for the purchase of 95 top-of-the-range chairs. Since the 1970s, when the Centre was founded, visitors have been obliged to perch on hard moulded plastic seats – but no longer! From this week, students, group members and visitors are able to luxuriate in padded comfort, thanks to BIG! This is the second grant made to the Centre. In 2011 BIG funded the purchase of laptops and other IT equipment to enable the creation of a now-flourishing Computer Club. Wholly self-funding, Rottingdean Whiteway Centre relies on voluntary helpers to manage the variety of learning and leisure activities which are on offer there, not only to Rottingdean but also to the wider community.

The Big Lottery Fund is the largest distributor of National Lottery good-cause funding across the UK. The Fund aims to enable others to make real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need. Full details of the Whiteway Centre’s Spring/Summer courses can be found in their new prospectus, or at


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jOIN THE AMAZING SEAFORD YOuTH DRAMA GROuP neW terM starts MonDay 7th janUary 2013 Join us for the Eastbourne Festival

100% LAMDA Exam Success. 2012 winners of major drama awards at the festival We perform in festivals, street theatre, plays, charity events, films, summer production in a theatre and original plays. Very reasonable fees l Professional Tuition l Est. 29 years l Groups from 5 years l Private lessons from 9 years l Mature students and serious students of drama welcome l Help with auditions and exams. Students in the prestigious National Youth Theatre, film, television and teaching drama.

For more information phone Chris on 01323 892023 Classes taught by professionally qualified teacher/actress, Chris Stanley AGSM LRAM Dip. Couns: Sussex. Enhanced CRB checked.

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Muddy Paws Dog Home Boarding & Walking Services Dog Walking Doggie Day Creche Holiday Home Pet Feeding Dog Sitting Fully Insured

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Lewes District Council Registered

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visit Contact Jo green email: tel: 07803 575782

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For dogs, cats and all small animals on a daily, weekly or holiday basis. Pet au pair is a visiting service providing pet feeding and exercising, with genuine company given to your best friends. Call Kathi on:

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The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, Seaford 23rd – 27th January 2013 7.30pm Wednesday to Saturday, Matinees at 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday

Pet Au Pair is fully insured and CRB checked Trading since April 2006


Tickets: £9 Adults, £6 Children, £7.50 Students. Family ticket: £25 (2 adults and 2 children) Box Office: Seaford Tourist Information, 37 Church Street, Seaford Tel: 01323 897426 Charity No. 291270

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MERCREAD Phil Clayton YOUTh CENTRE Drive the ‘SAFE-wAY’ A Brand New ‘Brand’ is needed for the Youth Centre so throughout January, we are running a design competition for 10 to 19 years old to design a new logo plus strapline catchphrase which can be integrated into the building and used for all our publicity and promotional material.

A £50 FIRST PRIzE! A RANGE OF OThER ExCITING GIFTS! We hope that this will tempt budding designers and we are grateful to Kemmel Engineering and to the Premier League for providing those prizes. Entries are open for 10 to 19 year olds so for more information ask at your school or college or contact Mercread on 01323 892531 or Sam Whittaker on 07876 037545. Hopefully the new ogo will head up our articles in future editions of Seaford Scene. The closing date for entries is 31st January 2013.

Local based driving instructor offering driving lessons to all. Pass Plus & refresher courses. Beginners starter lesson package first 3 hrs special price.

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earn to drive with Chris King ADI Fully qualified, Pass Plus registered Driving Instructor Covering Seaford and surrounding areas.

Discounts available Through out 2013

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It hardly seems possible that a year has flown by since our exciting new building was opened and we’ve been very busy during that time. We’re close to the centre of town but, being tucked away off Crouch Gardens, are still unknown to many in the community both young and old. Come and find us and see what we have to offer both to young people and to the wider community. Give us your ideas and help us to help you. At present, as well as all our youth activities, we are pleased to host Seaford Youth Forum, the Down’s Syndrome Support Group, Line Dancing, Zumba and several others and in future issues we’ll give you a flavour of what’s going on. Roger Daw, Chair.


Purr-fect accommodation for your cat! Boarding 365 days a year. Fully insured, heated & insulated pens. Licensed by Local Authority. FAB Approved. Owner lives on site.

OPEN Mon to Fri: 10am - 12pm and 2 - 4pm. Sat: 10 - 11am By appointment only BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

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Seaford Osteopathic Clinic Est over 35 years

mr J vara & Associates registered osteopaths

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Sonia marshall

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The 29th December will see FSW Family Support Work open up ‘Wise Books’ a secondhand bookshop in Seaford, East Sussex. Unlike the regular charity shops you might find on the high street, FSW’s will be specifically designed to cater for book lovers. “Having built up a reputation for selling books with our big annual book sale fundraiser, it seemed a natural move to open up a book shop,” said Maggie Simons, director of the charity. The grand opening of Wise Books is to be held at the premises at 14 Sutton Road, Seaford, at 10am on 29th December with two of FSW’s Patrons: Great British Bake off Star Cathryn Dresser and Children’s Author Giles Paley-Phillips in attendance. FSW has been around for about 100 years helping families throughout Sussex to deal with a vast array of social problems, including, poverty, bereavement, domestic abuse, mental illness and unemployment. A variety of organisations, for example GPs, schools, churches and social services refer clients to FSW for help and then FSW deal with these cases directly. FSW use a highly experienced team of out-reach, social and play workers across Sussex, who work with and along side each of the families. FSW also has a respite centre based in Hurstpierpoint, just nine miles outside Brighton and very close by to Seaford! This enables clients to have a break from their day to day situations, and gives them a chance to bond as a family. FSW also regularly gives out tons of food to clients who can’t afford to feed themselves and their families. Please recycle this magazine when you have finished with it.


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WhAT’S ON AT ThE hOP? The Hop Gallery opens its doors in February to welcome the first of many talented artists who will be exhibiting their work throughout 2013. There are some new names as well as some well-known friends, group shows and solo shows, and as in each year, the Hop Gallery will provide something for everyone with over 20 exhibitions to choose from. New names include Susanna Lobb (right whose show launches the 2013 season) with her exhibition “Heaven and Earth”, Neville Symonds, who will not just be showing his paintings and sketches in March, but also a new book of his sketches. Brenda May will be presenting two-and three-dimensional work at the gallery in early April, whilst later that month Jana Nicole uses salvaged material to create images of chickens in her exhibition. Returning artists include Gaylord Meech (whose work was so popular in 2011), Anne Johnson (right - who, since her last Hop Gallery show, has had work in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition), Rachael Plummer (was at the Hop Gallery in 2010), Nick Orsborn, (who also has work in other shows during the year, and is ever popular), Cecily Tucker (left whose exhibition opened the 2011 season), Eva Clarberg also returns with some stunning new work after her successful 2011 exhibition, and


lastly Tilney Hardiment, who took part in a group show in 2011 and is now having her first solo show at the gallery. We also have a good collection of group shows taking place at the Hop Gallery in 2013 including the welcome return of the Star Group, who are celebrating their 21st Birthday, the Sussex Watercolour Society who will be holding their 36th Annual Show and the Sussex Arts Collective together with Mohamed Hamid Star Brewery Pottery, who will end the year with another spectacular Christmas Show. The Hop Gallery will be holding its first Contemporary Spring Show in March featuring new artists to Hop as well as many artists who visitors love to see including Peter Messer, Jane Wateridge, and many more. Some artists who met at the gallery during the programme launch or Open Exhibition have now collaborated to produce their own shows; these include Irene Marot, Christina Reading, Stephanie Kirk and Val Eritt, whose exhibition “Orders of Change” will be part of the Brighton Festival Fringe at the Hop Gallery. Another group show, this time in June, features work by Sue Barnes, Sheila Marlborough, Kate Penoyre, Angela Perrin and Lesley Robertshaw in “Paint 5”. Another four artists, Margaret Turton, Sonya Tatham, Marty Waite and Chris Byrneham, will be showing their paintings, sculpture and jewellery in July, and then in October, another well known artist, Meryll Stringell, will be joined by sculptor Pippa Burley for their exhibition “Two Visions”. We have a short retrospective exhibition in February which will feature the work of childrens’ book illustrator Anne Cathcart, who sadly died in 2011. Profits from her cards and etchings will be donated to the St. Wilfrid’s Hospice. So all in all, a very full programme of events for 2013, and we hope you will be able to come along to the Hop Gallery to visit them. hop Gallery Star Brewery, Castle Ditch Lane, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1YJ . Tel: 01273 487744 Email: Top to bottom: ‘No Sound but the Waves’, Susanna Lobb, ‘So Little we know of Birds’, Anne Johnson, ‘Mevagissey Lighthouse’, Cecily Tucker.

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Marmalade and Chocolate Shortbread January is the season for blood oranges. This recipe was a favourite childhood tea-time treat, made with our Granâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s special home-made marmalade. If you make your own marmalade then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re good to go: if not buy the best-quality marmalade you can. Makes 24. Preparation time: twenty minutes plus 30 minutes chilling time. Cooking time: 40-45 minutes Ingredients 300g plain flour 50g finely ground rolled oats 250g unsalted butter (slightly softened and chopped into cubes) ½-1 tsp salt. 110g caster sugar Zest of an orange 115g good -uality orange marmalade 100g good-quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped Method Grease an 18cm x 28cm rectangular baking tin (nonstick is best). Mix the flour, rolled oats and salt together.


You can process them if you want a really fine mix or if you only have normal oats. Beat the butter, sugar and orange zest together until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the flour until the shortbread mixture sticks together in small clumps. Press a little more than half the mixture into the greased tin. Level and smooth the top. Spread this base with the marmalade and sprinkle the roughly chopped dark chocolate over the top. Crumble over the remaining shortbread mixture then refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 150C / Gas Mark 2. Bake shortbread for 40-45 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool in the pan and cut into 24 before it cools completely. Notes: Milk chocolate can be used instead of dark. The resulting shortbread will be sweeter. Lime marmalade can be substituted with equally delicious results. The shortbread will keep in an airtight container for up to three days.

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LIkE ChILDREN IN A SWEET ShOP... ... It may be winter but the blackboard bearing the jobs list at Seaford Exchange Garden in the Crouch Gardens just seems to get longer: deadhead anemones, repot pot-bound plants, mend the poly-tunnel roof, cut back helichrysums and geraniums, plan the veg beds for 2013, repair guttering... and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just the start. But all work stopped when Veronica and Diana returned from a trip to Newhaven saying that they felt just like children in a sweet shop. Why were we goggling? Because B&Qâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Angela had donated a selection of end-of-season plants for our garden that included some choice strawberry plants which will be added to our soft fruit offerings next summer.

compost, thank you so much to all of you who continue to bring in your veg peelings. Mike looks after three rotating bins that provide a good proportion of our compost needs, but the more we plant the more we need, so bring it on! We are planning a very colourful spring and summer and have already placed a new seed order for flowers and veg to be planted in the new year, and we are hoping to have a profusion of herbs to scent the garden and, of course, to sell on Wednesday mornings. We look forward to welcoming even more of you in 2013, and should still have plenty of potted bulbs to tempt you, but in the meantime we all wish you a very happy gardening new year. The Gardening Team

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Photos: (top) Thank you B&Q! (below) Exchange volunteers, left to right, Jan, Jimmy and Veronica, crack on with pot washing in the warmth of the poly tunnel.

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NEW YEAR’S DAY – A SIGN OF ThE TIMES By Alan Morton Kerry sat buried in the corner of the lounge settee. She was nine years old and she knew nothing of the psychological state she was in, or why she felt so confused and miserable. She had been suffering with a slight stomach ache and this had compounded her gloomy demeanour, but the fact that she was sitting alone in an empty room was of her own choice. Her dad had been enthusiastic about their time together over the New Year, and how they were going to visit his parents, her grandparents, but things had not worked out as planned. He had received a phone call from his current girl-friend about some emergency or other, and had been a called away with a promise of it only being for a couple of hours; later on we may go out and get a burger; how does that sound? Kerry looked at the mobile phone she constantly caressed and checked for text messages, but it was New Year and things had been quiet today. She thought of her friends with their families and enjoying themselves, so she decided to phone her mum and tell her of her woes. One tap on the short-dial key, three rings of the phone and she was connected to her mother. Kerry told her mother of how she wasn’t feeling well and that she felt neglected as Dad had gone off and wouldn’t be back until later on. Kerry’s mother promised to sort things out and this took the form of her using one of her own short-dial codes once she had finished the call to her daughter.

some consideration for your own family rather than somebody else’s!” “Hello, hello”, said Wayne, but Dawn had ended the call. Wayne pressed one of his own short-dial codes before the phone at the other end was answered after a long delay. “Hello, Dad?” “Oh, hello son… sorry about that… couldn’t find the blessed thing; heard it ringing but it was buried under your Mum’s knitting. You’re missing the party. Flo and Dan are here and your auntie Emilie, and Jim, Jenny and the kids.” “Sorry, Dad. I’ll be along as soon as I can. I’ve just had a call from Dawn. Apparently Kerry rang her and said she isn’t feeling well. I’m tied up for a bit, could you sort it out?” “No problems son, leave it to me.” Wayne’s father ended the call, looked at his wife and puffed his cheeks out in exasperation. He opened the door that lead from the dining room into the lounge and looked at Kerry slouched on the settee. “Now what’s all this all about you not feeling well… you could have told your nan you know. Now why don’t you come into the other room with the rest of us and join in the fun?” Alan Morton - Author of the Beatles Generation www.the

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“Hello, Dawn, what’s up now?” “Don’t you what’s up now me, Wayne. I’ve just had a call from Kerry and she is not feeling well, not well at all. This is supposed to be your long-weekend together; where the hell are you?” There was a long silence before Wayne answered. “Look, I had to drive over to see Karen. Her son’s playing up.” “Her son? What about our daughter?” “OK, OK, I will fix it. I will be back there in a couple of hours. I’ll take her out for something to eat.” “Well, she may not feel up to it if she’s not well. This really is so typical of you; you should have


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WhAT’S ON JANUARY 2013 Wednesday 2nd The Wednesday Group Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 7.30pm. Meeting in the Wesley Room. Peter Hammond on Natural History. Tel: 01323 891003 Thursday 3rd Seaford Inner Light Club St Peter’s Hall, Belgrave Road 2pm. Entertainment, tea & raffle. Monthly meeting for Blind & Partially Sighted Persons. Tel: 01323 899592. Seaford Bonfire Society Open Committee Meeting The White Lion Hotel, Claremont Road 7pm. A chance to join and meet the committee. Family Roots, Eastbourne & District Family History Society Ocklynge School,Victoria Drive, Eastbourne 7.15 for 7.30pm. Speaker Kevin Gordon on ‘Collecting Old Postcards’. Book stand and help desk available. Visitors £1.50 inc. refreshments. Tel: 01323 731792 Friday 4th Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. Singers and Musicians Night. All welcome. The Hampden Arms South Heighton Jam Night. Tel: 07873 751166 or 01273 514529 Saturday 5th Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 9am. Grand Open Day. Chance for all clubs and organisations to view facilities and see what we can save you on membership, parties or regular hall bookings. Discounts available on the day. Tel: 01323 890087 The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Bingo. Tel: 01323 890154 Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. The Diamond Year Quiz. Tel: 01323 890087


Sunday 6th Seaford Quakers The Little Theatre, Steyne Road 10.30am - 11.30am. First of a new weekly Meeting for Worship, followed by refreshments. All welcome. Tel Joyce Bowley on 01323 892413. Tuesday 8th Probus Club of Seaford Seven Sisters Hotel, Alfriston Rd 12 noon for 1pm lunch. Monthly meeting with 3-course meal and speaker. Tel: 01323 894939 or 01323 897546. Seaford Head Probus Club Seaford Golf Club, Blatchington Monthly meeting and lunch for members and guests. Tel: 01323 896373 Guest House Storytellers Hillcrest Community Centre, Newhaven 7pm for 7.30pm. ‘1001 Nights’ A selection of stories from the fabulous Arabian Nights (suitable for adults and 12+ year olds. Tickets £4/£3 on the door. Seaford Lecture & Literary Club St. Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford 7.30pm - 8.30pm. ‘Ditty Box - Naval Yarns’. Illustrated lecture by Roger Paine. Tel: 01323 899987 or 01323 893270. Seahaven Friendship Club Seaford Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane 8pm. We welcome old and new members to join us in a wide range of social events. For more information, tel the membership secretary 01323 895625 Wednesday 9th Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Claremont Rd 2pm. Members only meeting. Speaker Peter Pyemont on ‘The History of the Olympic Games’. Seaford Museum & Heritage Society Seaford Museum, Martello Tower 2.30pm. ‘Treasure Chest - the Making of Seaford Anthology’. A talk by the author, Diana Crook. Tickets £2 or £1 members. Tel: 01323 898222 Seaford & District Stamp Club Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 7.15pm. Members’ night showing stamps with M, N and O on. Tel: 01323 890699

Friday 11th Seaford Hard of Hearing Club Diella’s Restaurant, Dane Road 12.30pm. Members’ New Year lunch with entertainment. Tel: 01323 898628 New Moon Gong Ceremony Gong Gardens, Sutton Road 6.30pm for 7pm start. Voluntary £10 contribution or exchange. Free Gong session and CD for pregnant ladies. For more information tel: 01323 890101 or 07973 227175. Seaford Community Cinema Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 7.30pm. ‘A Royal Affair’ (Cert. 15). With Mads Mikkelsen, Alicia Vikander. Dir. Nikolaj Arcel. Tickets £6/£5/£3.50. Advance booking at Seaford Tourist Office or online. Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. Reg Meuross. One of Britain’s best singer-songwriters. The Hampden Arms South Heighton Burning Organ. Tel: 07873 751166 or 01273 514529 Saturday 12th Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. John Kay. Tel: 01323 890087 Sunday 13th Seven Sisters Lace Society WI Claremont Hall, Claremont Road 10am - 4pm. Join a friendly group of lacemakers for a day’s lacemaking (bring a packed lunch). All lacemakers welcome. The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Free juke box and pool. Tel: 01323 890154 Tuesday 15th Seaford Natural History Society St. Luke’s Church Centre, Walmer Road 2.15pm. ‘Woodland Archaeology: Understanding a Walk in the Woods’ by Vivienne Blandford. Tel: 01323 491964 www.

Tuesday 15th cont... Seaford Lecture & Literary Club St. Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford 7.30pm - 8.30pm. ‘Commonwealth War Graves Commission’. Illustrated lecture by Ian Everest. Tel: 01323 899987 or 01323 893270. Wednesday 16th Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Claremont Rd 2pm. Scrabble. Seaford National Trust Association Talk Cross Way Church, Steyne Road 2.30pm. ‘Exploring Films of Sussex’ by Frank Gray. Tel: 01323 892750. Thursday 17th Quiz Night The Pavilion, Dane Road 6pm. Tickets £7.95 per person including supper and wine. To book, tel: 01323 894864. Friday 18th Seaford Community Cinema Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 7.30pm. ‘2 Days in New York’ (Cert. 15). With Julie Delpy, Chris Rock. Dir. Julie Delpy. Tickets £6/£5/£3.50. Advance booking at Seaford Tourist Office or online. Seaford Music Society Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 7.45pm. Touchwood Piano Quartet. Works by Schubert and Dvorak.Tel: 01323 895812 Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. David Gibb and Elly Lucas. Harmony-filled classics and original work. The Hampden Arms South Heighton The Gangsters. Tel: 07873 751166 or 01273 514529 Friday 18th - Saturday 26th MAD presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Meeching Hall, Newhaven 7.45pm, plus 2.30pm matinee Sat 19th. No performance on Sun 20th. Meeching Amateur Dramatics pantomime for adults and children. Tickets available from Meeching Estate Agents, High Street, Newhaven. Tel: 01273 515566.

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WhAT’S ON JANUARY 2013 Saturday 19th Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival. Tel: 01323 890087 The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Karaoke. Tel: 01323 890154 Sunday 20th The All New Sunday Lunch Club St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Road 1pm. Sunday roast and gettogether for Seaford senior citizens. £5. Transport can be arranged. To book and further details tel: 01323 892327 Tuesday 22nd Seaford Lecture & Literary Club St. Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford 7.30pm 8.30pm. ‘Georgette Heyer - An Appreciation of Regency Novels’. Illustrated lecture by Richard Pinder. Tel: 01323 899987 or 01323 893270.

Wednesday 23rd - Sunday 27th ‘Snow White’ - Seaford Musical Theatre The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 7.30pm, plus 2.30pm matinee Sat & Sun. Tickets £9 adult/£6 child/£7.50 conc, £25 family. Available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church St. Tel: 01323 897426 Friday 25th Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. Sally Ironmonger. Singersongwriter, with brilliant guitar work and harmonies. The Hampden Arms South Heighton Jellyhead. Tel: 07873 751166 or 01273 514529 Saturday 26th Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. The Hat Man. Tel: 01323 890087

Saturday 26th cont... The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. 6Ts. Tel: 01323 890154 Saturday 26th - Thursday 31st Shared Exhibition with Artist in Residence Lorus Maver The Crypt Gallery, 23 Church St 10.30am - 4.30pm. Works by six exhibitors, including local artist in residence Lorus Maver. Tel: 01323 891461 Sunday 27th Full Moon Gong Ceremony Gong Gardens, Sutton Road 6.30pm for 7pm start. Voluntary £10 contribution or exchange. Free Gong session and CD for pregnant ladies. For more information tel: 01323 890101 or 07973 227175.

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Take part on January 26th - 27th Did you know that British gardens occupy twice the area set aside for nature reserves? This means they play a vital role in wildlife conservation. how you can help Put up nest boxes and roosting pockets. These provide places for birds to breed and sleep. Set up feeding stations - high-energy foods like stale cake, biscuits, pastry, pasta and potato are enjoyed by many birds. Raisins and other dried fruit are welcomed by Blackbirds and Thrushes. Most garden centres stock a variety of proprietary bird seed and nuts which appeal across the

Tuesday 29th Seaford Natural History Society St. Luke’s Church Centre, Walmer Road 2.15pm. ‘Sussex in Closeup’ by David Bradford. Tel: 01323 491964 www. Seaford Lecture & Literary Club St. Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford 7.30pm - 8.30pm. ‘Isambard Kingdom Brunel - Engineer Extraordinary’. Illustrated lecture by Graham Albon. Tel: 01323 899987 or 01323 893270. Wednesday 30th Seaford Gardening Club Clinton Centre, Clinton Place 7.30pm. Talk by Kevin Gordon ‘A Walk Around Alfriston’. Tel: 01323 491331

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species but don’t forget to scatter some under hedges for shy birds like Dunnocks and Wrens who prefer to feed on the ground. Make sure fresh water is available it’s important for drinking and bathing. Once you’ve created a welcoming environment it’s time to sit back and take part in The Big Garden Birdwatch run by the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds). Simply spend one hour recording how many birds and which species visit your garden on either the 26th or 27th of January and submit your results online at the address below. Not only will the results will be analysed and published on the site but you’ll get the warm glow that comes from knowing you’ve done your bit for bird conservation. Visit Sarah Davey

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Artists Group The Palm Tree, 12 Sutton Park Road (opp. Tesco) Weds & Thurs: 10am - 4pm. Local artists - come meet, share and display your works. thepalmtreeseaford Eastbourne Moviemakers Club St Luke’s Parish Rooms, Stone Cross, Pevensey 1st & 3rd Weds: 7.45 - 9.45pm. Members show videos, advice available, speakers on videorelated topics. For further details contact Julia Galvin 01323 507712 Knit & Natter The Little Theatre, Steyne Road Weds: 10am - 12 noon. For all Seaford hand knitters, beginners to experts. Tel: Eileen on 01323 491638 Lyn on 01323 893412 Little Acorn Machine Knitting Club Baptist Church, Belgrave Rd 2nd Fri of month: 2 - 4pm. Tel: Shirley Bone on 01323 492034 or email: Newhaven Art Club Bishopstone Parish Hall Mons: 2pm. Members meet to paint and draw together with discussions, demonstrations, lifedrawing and sketching outdoors. Annual subs. £25. Why not come along and see how you get on? Seaford Art Club Downs Leisure Centre Alternate Fris: 2 - 4pm. New members welcome of all levels. If you would like to paint, this is the place for you. Come and join us. Tel: 01323 895223 Seaford Photographic Society Chyngton Methodist Church Hall Fri: September to June. 7.45pm.

CLUBS & ORGANISATIONS Air Cadets 1218 Sqn. Air Training Corps Transit Road, Newhaven Mon & Thurs: 7 - 9.30pm. Aged 13 to 17 and interested in aviation? Come along any evening. Tel: 01273 513218


Civil Service Pensioners Alliance Blatchington House, Firle Road 1st Tues of month: 10am. Friendly chat inc. group business and info on pensions/benefits/ socials & days out. Refreshments. Clinton Centre Café Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Tues: 10.30am - 12pm. Coffee/ tea and biscuit, 80p. Coffee/tea with toast and butter or mini cake £1. Tel: 01323 873262

The Palm Tree 12 Sutton Park Road (opp.Tesco) Tues: 10am - 12 noon. Internationals coffee morning. Sat: 10am - 1pm. Counselling/ Coaching & Healing Room thepalmtreeseaford

Seaford Book Group 4th Tues of month: 7.30pm. New members welcome. Contact seafordbooklovers@hotmail. for more information.

Seaford Branch ESDA St Peter’s Hall, Blatchington Rd Parish Tea Party Last Weds of the month: St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Rd 2.30pm. An afternoon for 3rd Mon of month: 3pm. Tel: catching up with friends and 01323 895552 making new ones, with a raffle (items welcome please), Coffee Morning & Bring and Probus Club of Seaford Buy St Luke’s Church Hall, Seven Sisters Hotel, Alfriston Rd sandwiches, cakes and drinks. All welcome. Contact Jane on Walmer Rd 2nd Tues of month: 12pm for 01323 896953 or email: jane. Weds: 10am - 12 noon 1pm lunch. Monthly meeting with 3-course meal and speaker. Coffee Pot Chyngton Methodist Tel: 01323 894858 or 894073 Seaford Bridge Club Church Hall Downs Leisure Centre Thurs: 10 - 11.30am. Assorted The Rotary Club of Seaford Tues:1.30 - 5pm. Duplicate items on sale. Disabled access. Seaford Golf Club, Firle Rd bridge in a friendly atmosphere Friendly atmosphere. Tel: 01323 Weds: 12.45 for 1pm. Weekly for intermediates and above. 891534 meeting. Fri: 6.30 - 10pm. Duplicate Encompass Royal Antidiluvian Order of bridge for intermediate and St Luke’s Church, Walmer Rd Buffaloes. The Royal British above. Tel: 01323 893022 3rd Mon of the month: Legion, Claremont Road 2 - 4pm. A variety of speakers, Sun: 3pm. Weekly meetings Seaford Constitutional Club tea, sandwiches and cake. All Tel: 01323 325121 Crouch Lane welcome. Tel: 01323 891749 or Mon: Cribbage & Line Dancing. 894608 or 872281. Royal Naval Association, Seaford Tues: Whist. 3rd Weds: Klondyke Friendly Hour Whist. Thurs: Tea Dance/Dance Royal British Legion Club Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd Classes. Fri & Sun: 8.15pm Bingo. 1st Tues of month: 8pm. All Tues twice monthly: Last Sun of month: Shadows. serving and ex-service 2.30 - 3.30pm. Talks on a variety members and friends welcome. Tel: 01323 890087 of subjects. Transport can be The Royal Society of St George Seaford Evening Flower Club arranged. Tel: Rita Evans on St Luke’s Church, Walmer Rd Monthly events. England’s 01323 896877 or email: 1st Thurs of month: 7 for leading patriotic society. Patron 7.30pm demo. Affil. to NAFAS. HM The Queen. Contact ‘Growing Old Disgracefully’ Grp. Chairman 01323 899985 or New members welcome. The Archway & various venues email: Visitors £4.50 inc. refreshments. 2nd Fri of month: 2 - 4pm. Tel: Marian 01273 515544 Monthly meeting including, talks, St John Ambulance Headquarters, Little Place Lane Seaford Head Probus Club discussions and outings. For Seaford Golf Club, Blatchington more details tel: 01323 490154 Cadets Mon: 6.30 - 8.30pm. 1st Tues of month: Monthly (10 to 17 yrs) Kids Aloud lunch for members and guests. Adults Tues: 7.30 - 9pm Kingswell, 115-117 Vale Road Tel: 01323 896373 Badgers Tues: 5.45 - 7.15 (Community Church Hall) (6 to 10 yrs) currently not Seaford Lecture & Literary Club Mon - Fri: 3.45pm - 5.30pm. running . Tel: 07817 604279 St Leonard’s Church Hall, Free after-school activities for children aged 4-12. All welcome Seaford Afternoon Flower Club Church Lane St Luke’s Church Hall,Walmer Rd Tues: 7.30 - 8.30pm. Illustrated for games, art and stories. Tel: lectures by well-known speakers Tina 01323 492833. www.kings- 3rd Thurs of month: 2.30pm. on a wide range of subjects. Talks, demos, outings, etc. Past From Oct to March. Tel: 01323 and new members welcome. Lipreading Classes Visitors £4.50 inc. refreshments. 899932 or 893270. St James’ Clubhouse Tel Wendy: 01323 895832 Seaford Martello Rotary Club Tues mornings: Tel 01323 Seaford Golf Club, Firle Seaford Bonfire Society 898628 email: bcarter29@ Road Mon: 7.15pm for The White Lion Hotel, 7.45pm. Tel: 01323 891009 or Claremont Road Mitchell House Monday Tea seafordmartellorotary@gmail. First Thurs of month: 7pm. Club Lexden Drive com Membership and open Mon: 3 - 4.30pm. Tea, chat and committee meeting. a game or two. 50p and extra charge to play games (for prize funding). Tel: 01323 891804

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Seaford Stroke & Caring Club St James’ Centre, Blatchington Rd Mons: 2 - 4pm. Slides, music, quizzes, bingo, tea and homemade cakes. Some transport available. Tel: Joyce Woodgate: 01323 894547 Seahaven St John Ambulance Coffee Morning Headquarters, Little Place Lane 1st and 3rd Sats 10am - 12noon Seahaven (Afternoon) Trefoil Guild Afternoon Meeting St Leonard’s Church Hall 1st Tues of month: 2.30 4.30pm. Tel: 01323 897959 Seahaven (Evening) Trefoil Guild Evening Meeting Downs Leisure Centre Over 60s Club 3rd Thurs of month: 7.30pm. Tel: 01323 893250 Southdown Bridge Club 60+ Club, Downs Leisure Cnt Weds: 6.30 - 9.45pm. Friendly duplicate bridge for any age. Tel: 01323 892171/896236 Sussex Army Cadet Force No. 2 Platoon (Seaford) Old Scout Hut, Newlands School, Eastbourne Road Mon & Weds: 7 - 9.30pm. For ages 12 (school year 8) to18 yrs. For further information email SussexRoamAbility Last Sun of month: A club for disabled people who like to explore the countryside. Contact 01323 892647 email:, Whist Drive St Thomas More Roman Catholic Church Hall Thurs: 1.45pm. Admission £2 inc. tea and biscuits. Tel: 01323 896412


East Dean Farmers’ Market East Dean Village Hall Weds: 10am - 12.30pm. 01323 423481 Exchange Community Garden Crouch Gardens next to the Peace Garden Weds: 9.30am - 12.30pm . All are welcome to visit, volunteer or just enjoy the garden.

Quiz Night The Hampden Arms, South Heighton Weds: 8pm. Tel: 07873 751166 or 01273 514529 Seaford Farmers Market Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Thursday: 10am - 2pm. 01323 654104.

Seaford Collective Choir Seaford Head Community Coll. Tues: 3.30 - 4.30pm. 12 to 17yrs.


Seaford Handbell Ringers St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd Weds: 10am - 12.30pm or 2 4pm. New members welcome. Tel Joe on 01323 893878

Seaford Martello WI St Leonard’s Church Hall 2nd Thurs of month: 7.30pm. Tel: 01273 583484

Seaford Little Theatre Workshop & Social Evening Steyne Road Weds: 7.30 - 10pm (except during productions). Set building, props and backstage activities. Tel 01323 894304

Inner Wheel Club of Seaford Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road 2nd Tues of month: 7.30pm. Members only.

Seaford Sweethearts WI Claremont Hall, Claremont Rd 4th Tues of month: 8pm. Up and coming events include kitchen utensil percussion, bird watching, bread making and salsa. New members welcome. www. Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Mon: 9.30am - 12.30pm. Art. 2 - 4pm Play-Reading. Tues: 9.30 - 10.30am Tai Chi 2 - 4pm Craft/Social group Seahaven Lioness Club The Old Plough, Church St, Seaford, Function Room 2nd Tues of month: 7.30pm. Monthly meeting. Tel: 0845 8332796

MUSIC & DRAMA The Archway Blatchington Rd Tel 01323 897590 Gospelish Choir Mon:12.30 - 2pm and 8 9.30pm. £5 per session. Contemporary Choir Weds: 12.30pm. and 8pm. £5 per 1.5hr session. Seaford Children’s Choir Thurs: 3.45. 5 to 8yrs and 9 to 12yrs. £4. The Glee Choir Thurs: 7.45 - 9.15pm. £5.

Just Voices Seaford Consitutional Club, Committee Room, Crouch Lane Mon: 2 - 3.30pm. Come and sing with us! Tel 07788 166173, email:

Newhaven Country Market Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven Seaford Choral Society Thursdays: 9.45am - 1pm. Homemade produce, free-range Cradle Hill School eggs, fresh fish, plants, crafts, café. Mon: 7.15 - 9.15pm. Weekly rehearsals. Tel: 01323 492791

Seaford Musical Theatre The Barn Theatre Tues & Thurs: 7.30pm. Rehearsals - new members welcome. Tel: 01323 492240. Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors The Barn Theatre Weds: 6 - 8pm. Rehearsals for 8 to 17-year-olds. To book a place for rehearsals tel: 07939 296034 or 01323 492240 or email: Seaford Silver Band The Annexe, Steyne Road Weds: 8 - 10pm. Rehearsals. New members welcome. Tel: 01323 892424 or 07740 646386 visit www. Seaford Youth Drama Group Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd Mon: groups from 5pm. Tues: 6.15pm, mature group Very reasonable prices. New members welcome. Contact Chris on 01323 892023. Southdown Society of Recorder Players St James’ Clubhouse 4th Sat of the month: 2 - 5pm. Contact Phoebe Williams 01323 8943111or email: U3A ‘Hotch-Potch Orchestra’ St James’ Clubhouse Fri: 10am - 12 noon. Conductor Pat White. Tel: Phyllys Merrifield on 01323 893882 U3A Recorder Group St James’ Clubhouse Weds: 2 - 4pm. Contact Maggie Jakeman on 01323 895552


Humpty Dumpty Crèche Parent & Toddler Group Mercread Youth Centre, Mercread Road Mon & Tues: Crèche: 9.15am 12.15pm. Children from 1 year. £11 per session. Mon: Parent & Toddler group: 1 - 3pm. First session free, £1 per session. Tel Mary: 07890 486063 Parent and Toddler Group St Peter’s Church Chapel Rms Tues: 9 - 11am. Open to all

SPORT & DANCE 12-Week Community Weight Loss Challenge The Wellness Centre, 18 Church Street, Seaford Sports Nutrition Talks Thurs: 7pm, all free - please book. Cont... Skincare Workshops Tuesdays: 11am - 12.30pm Health Walks: Thurs: 9.30am. Starts from Wellness Centre. Booking essential. Tel: 01323 325060 or 07969 041865 www.nutritionforall. Fitter Dads Cradle Hill School, Lexden Rd Mons: 7pm. Contact Fitter Mums Starts Sept, for details tel: 01323 325060 or 07969 041865 www. nutritionforall. Aerobics Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven Tues: 6.30 - 7.30pm. All over body work-out. Tel Louise on 07786 425758 Aerobics For Beginners Claremont Hall, Claremont Rd Tues: 6pm - 7pm. Ideal for beginners or seniors. Tel: Kelly on 07973 441074. Email: Alfriston Badminton Club Pleasant Rise, Alfriston Weds: 8 - 10pm. Small friendly group looking to expand its membership. All standards welcome. Tel: 01323 645210 Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz & Musical Theatre Nikki Bond School of Dance St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Rd. Weds: Ballet & Musical Theatre & Adult Tap/Ballet Fri & Sat: Ballet, Tap & Modern dance from 2.5 years. Free trial class. Tel: 01323 492795 or 07703 485348


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SPORT & DANCE Ballroom Fitness Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven Tues: 7.45pm. Weds: 11 - 12 noon. Tel Louise on 07786 425758

Kids Boxercise Seaford Primary School, Wilkinson Way Tues: 3.30 - 4.15pm. Tel: Claire 01323 896600 or 07711 890956

Pilates The Archway Arts Centre, Blatchington Road Tues & Thurs evenings Weds, Thurs & Fri mornings Tel Tricia 07941 922129

Body Vibes Windover Fitness, nr Alfriston Mon: 10am. Weds: 7pm and 8pm, Thurs: 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Tel: 01323 871554/07930 738034.

Line Dancing Scout Hut, Chichester Road Weds: 11am - 1pm. Class starting January 2013. To join the class in the New Year, tel Val on 01323 895760

Body Works Seaford Baptist Church Fri: 1.30pm: All age circuits, 2.45 - 4pm: Older adult stretch & tone. £5 pp. Tel: 01323 871554/07930 738034.

Line Dancing Mercread Youth Centre, Mercread Road Fri: 6 - 7pm Beginners, 7 - 9pm Intermediates. Bishopstone Village Hall Tues: 6 - 7pm Beginners, 6.30 - 8.30pm Intermediates. Tel Gina on 01273 470456 or 07810 245784

Pilates - Movement for Life Mon & Tues: 9.30am - Seaford small group. Tues: 7.30pm mixed ability, Alfriston War Memorial Hall. Thurs: 9.30am mixed ability, Chyngton School, Milberg Road. 7.30pm - Seaford small group. Tel 01323 873309

BOKWA® Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Mon: 8-9pm. Amazing new dance and fitness class. Beginners welcome. Tel: Claire 07711 890956 or 01323 896600

Line Dancing with the Dance Company Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Weds 6pm - 7pm. Absolute ® Boxercise beginners. 7pm - 9.30pm Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Improvers. Mon: 7-8pm. Fun workout for all, St Luke’s Church, Walmer Rd beginners welcome. Fri: 7-8pm Thurs 9am - 10.15am. Beginners. Advanced padwork & circuits. Tel: Donna on 01323 873558, Tel: Claire 07711 890956 or email: donna_steele@rocketmail. 01323 896600 com Boxercise® Bootcamp Line Dancing with Studio In Line The Scout Hut, Fort Road, Seaford Constitutional Club Newhaven Tues: 7-8pm. Fun Crouch Lane workout for all, beginners Mon 7.30 -10pm. All levels welcome. Tel: Claire 07711 Downs Leisure Centre 890956 or 01323 896600 Thurs 9.30 - 10.30am. Absolute CoreAbility Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Mon & Weds: 6 - 7pm. Shape, tone and strengthen your whole body. Beginners welcome. Tel: Claire 07711 890956 or 01323 896600 Denton Indoor Bowls Club Denton Island, Newhaven Mon - Sun: 9am - 7pm. New members welcome. Tel 01323 899668 Fitness Walks WellnessWorks, 1st Floor, 38 Church Street 6 per week, 30 minutes, times vary by level. Free. Tel: 01323 897671 Just Mums on the Run Outside The Salts Cafe Mon: 9.30am (no buggy). Combine body and tummy toning and stretches with running. Tel Alex 07540 551054


beginners, 10.30am - 12pm All levels. Tel: Territa on 07957 260379

Meditation The Archway, Blatchington Rd Tues: 6.30 - 7.30pm. Simple breathing exercises, relaxation, guided visualisation and mediatation. £5 per session. To book tel: Robin on 07956 555688 Meditation The Yurt, side entrance Florence House, Southdown Rd Weds: 7.30 - 8.30pm and Sun: 6.30 - 7.30pm. Meditation and Oneness-Deeksha blessing. Donation by contribution. Tel Marisha 07966 285221 Mums Tone & Burn Mercread Centre Weds: 9.30am. Children welcome. Tel Alex 07540 551054

Stress and Relaxation The Archway, Blatchington Rd Thurs: 10.30 - 11.30am. Relax your body, calm your mind and take control of your life. Weekly drop-in sessions run by Pia Prince. Tel: 07432 429688 Swimming Lessons Newlands School, Eastbourne Rd Sat: Beginners: 9.15 - 9.45am, Improvers: 9.45 - 10.30am, Improver 2/advanced: 10.30 -11.15am. 6-week courses, £30. Tel: 07989 455020

Seaford & District Folk Dance Group Sutton Hall, Downs Leisure Centre Mon: 7.45pm. New members welcome. Tel: 01273 516668 or 01273 585551

Tea Dancing Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane Thurs: 2 - 4.30pm tea dance with Peter Harvey. Tel: 01323 890087

Seaford Kurlers Downs Leisure Centre Tues: 2 - 4pm. All welcome. Tel: Mrs June Wood on 01323 895376

Tone & Trim Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd. Tues: 6pm - 7pm. Relaxed, friendly and fun. Suitable for beginners, intermediates and seniors. Tel: 07973 441074,

Seaford Netball Club Seaford Head Sports Hall Mon: 6pm - 7pm. Juniors, age 10-14. £3. 1st & 3rd Mon of the month: 7.15pm - 8.45pm. Development, age 15-18. £4. 2nd & 4th Mon of the month: 7.30pm - 9pm. Seniors, age 19 upwards. £5. New members welcome. Tel: 07724 956649.

Toning Mercread Youth Club, Tues & Thurs: 11am. Tel: Louise, 07786 425758 Tots & Tums Outside The Salts Cafe Tues & Thurs: 11am. Mum and buggy exercise class, bring your baby in the buggy. Tel Alex 07540 551054

Seaford’s Playford Dance Group Wave Leisure Health Walks St Peter’s Church Hall From Downs Leisure Centre Weds: 7 - 9pm. Dancing from Thur: 10.30am. Tel: 01323 490011 past eras. Tel 01323 492310 Yoga Seaford Rugby Football Club Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd Salts Recreation Ground Mon: 6.30 - 8pm. All levels Tues & Thurs: 7 - 9pm. and beginners welcome. Tel: Recruiting new players for two Therese 07515 961327 or email: teams in the Sussex leagues. Come along or contact Paul Yoga Classes for the Less Able Burns, club captain on 07732 St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Rd 202208 Thurs: 11am - 12pm. Seaford Seaford Rugby Football Club Group of the Eastbourne Junior Training & South Wealden Multiple Salts Recreation Ground Sclerosis Society. Exercises for Sun: 10.30am -12pm. Ages the floor and chair with trained ranging from 6 to 16, a friendly yoga teacher. £4 per lesson. Tel. but ambitious squad. Come 01323 492351 along or tel 07818 438378 Yoga - Seahaven Yoga Seaford Table Tennis The Archway, 1 Blatchington Rd Seaford Head College Sports Weds: 6.30pm, Sat: 9.30am Hall, Steyne Road Summerhayes Centre, Marshall Thurs: 7 - 9pm. Players of all Lane, Newhaven levels welcome. Thurs: 6.15pm. Gentle Email: traditional yoga. New year classes start Sat 5th January. Tel Sports Nutrition Advice 07983 622840/01323 982638 WellnessWorks, 1st Floor, 38 Church Street Weds: 7.30pm. Free.Tel 01323 897671

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Zumba with Louise Mercread Youth Club, Seaford Tues: 10am. Thurs: 10am Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven Weds: 7.30 - 8.30pm. The Trek Club, Blatchington Road, Seaford Fri: 7pm Tel 07786 425758 Zumba For Kids Scout Hut, Salts Rec Ground Sats: 10am. Kids 8+ years Limited spaces - to reserve places tel 07892 884944.

Herbalife Healthy Breakfast & Sampling WellnessWorks, 1st Floor, 38 Church Street Tues & Sat: 10am. Free. Tel: 01323 897671 Skin Care Workshop & Facial WellnessWorks, 1st Floor, 38 Church Street Tues: 11am and 7pm. Free. Tel: 01323 897671

Slimming World Seaford Constitutional Club Tues: 5.30pm. Weds: 9.30am Zumba With Becky Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Chyngton School, Milberg Road Thurs: 7.30pm. Mon: 6.45 - 7.45pm & 8 - 9pm. Tel: Annette 07581 751116 Cradle Hill School, Lexden RD 01273 757339 Tue: 7pm - 8pm. Weight Loss Challenge & Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven Wellness Club WellnessWorks, Thurs: 7pm - 8pm. Discounts for 1st Floor, 38 Church Street loyal cards. Tel: 07892 884944 Mon: 7pm. Fri: 11am WEIGhT LOSS & £35 for 12 weeks. Free private consultation by appointment. BEAUTY 12-Week Community Weight Tel 01323 897671 Loss Challenge The Wellness Centre, 18 Church Street, Seaford Tues & Thurs: 9.30am and 6.30pm. Open daily for wellness evaluations by appointment. Tel: 01323 325060 or 07969 041865 www.nutritionforall.

Weight Watchers 60 Plus Club, Downs Leisure Ctr Mons: 9.45am. Join us and relax with a cup of coffee or tea. Leader Sally 01273 605749.

Weight Watchers Seaford Constitutional Club Arriba! Weight Loss Challenge Weds: 5.45pm. Come along and WellnessWorks, learn about ProPoints. Contact 1st Floor, 38 Church Street Sue on 07786 967000. Weds: 7.30 - 8.30pm. Join the fun! Shape up for good health! For men and women of all ages, shapes and sizes.Tel 01323 897671

RITA’S ChARITY LUNCh AT PAVILION Thank you for the kind raffle prizes and contributions made at the Charity Lunch event held at the Pavilion on Wednesday 28th November. A special thank you to Simon and his team for the delicious food they gave to us. The next charity lunch will be at Trawlers Fish Restaurant Seaford, in mid-April (date to be confirmed). The usual raffle prices and donations are very welcome. The last event raised £70, which was shared between St James Trust, CTLA Community Transport for the Lewes Area and NPS Lions. Please contact me if you would like to attend the next charity lunch, by the end of March on 01323 896877 or email: and for more information. I am hoping that transport for collection to and from venue will be arranged at a small fee. With thanks, Rita



Eastbourne Road, Seaford, East Sussex. BN25 4BG 01323 899759 07534 083878

Shared Exhibition with local Artist in Residence, Lorus Maver The Crypt Gallery, Church Street, Seaford Saturday 26 – 31 January 2013 Open daily 10.30 am – 4.30 pm email: Telephone: 01323 891461

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Ollivers Restaurant


7 Clinton Place, Seaford


All-Day Breakfasts from £4.45 Sandwiches, Baguettes, Paninis, Snacks Homemade Cakes, Homemade Soups Specials of the Day Buffet service available for meetings, functions and parties. Take-away service. Telephone orders taken. All our food is cooked to order

open Mon to Sat from 8.30am Tel: 01323 897800

JAN 2013

Please visit Ollivers website for our monthly menu, vouchers and special offers and also for any upcoming news and events:,


per person (5 course option only)

Valid for Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights until 31/01/2013 PLEASE BRING VOUCHER ALONG WITH YOU TO QUALIFY.

11 Clinton Place Seaford East Sussex BN25 1NL.

Telephone: 01323 872111.

SEAFORD’S FAMOUS RESIDENTS RIChARD MALLET This is Richard Mallet, who was a Seafordian of great renown. On several occasions whilst in the Royal Navy he had occasion to jump into the sea to rescue men who had fallen overboard. When he settled down in Seaford his life was no less exciting. On 16th December 1869 he dived into Seaford Bay to rescue the crew of a French ship The Seraphine, which had floundered in stormy seas. The people of Seaford were proud of their local hero and started to raise money for him. He was presented with an inscribed watch and a gold medal by the French Government. Mallet Close, off The Causeway, was named in his honour in 1987. By Kevin Gordon

Seaford Museum Winter Opening: Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am to 1pm and 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Group visits are available at other times by appointment. Tel: 01323 898222


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JAN 5th The Diamond Year Quiz 12th John Kay 19th: Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival Traditional American burgers and hot dogs served & free bottle of wine for the best 50s dressed couple 26th: The Hat Man Sat 5th Jan GRAND OpEN DAY from 9am onwards.

For all clubs, organisations and individuals, this is your chance to view our facilities and see what we can save for you on membership and parties or regular hall bookings for your club. Discounts available on the day, on all our regular hire rates and lunches, with free tea and coffee served.

Crouch Lane, Seaford, BN25 1PU. Tel: 01323 890087 E:


10% Discount on take-aways over £15 on collection only (offer excludes our new menu dishes - regular menu applies)

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Try our Sunday Special only £10.95

Choose from our a la carte menu, one starter, main and side dish (except King prawn)

Free home delivery in Bishopstone/Seaford area on orders of £20 or more

30 Church Street, Seaford. Tel: 01323 89 90 77 Open 7 days a week inc. Bank Holidays GOLD AWARD QUALITY FOOD 2010-2011


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The Royal British Legion Club (Seaford) Limited CLAREMONT ROAD · SEAFORD · 01323 890154 ·




Forthcoming Events

Anyone can join! For an £8 registration fee, then one annual membership fee of £23. You don’t have to be ex-forces. • Low Price Meals & Drinks • Snooker and Pool Tables • Meat Raffle Every Sunday • Family Celebrations Catered For

JANUARY Saturday 5th Saturday 12th

Saturday 19th Saturday 26th


Acts subject to change please check with club to avoid disappointment


Monday - Closed Tuesday 12-3 Wednesday 12-3 & 5-8 Thursday 12-3 & 5-8 Friday 12-3 & 5-8 Saturday 12-3 & 5-8 Sunday 12-3


07873 751166 or 01273 514529

COME AND TRY OUR NEW MENU Thurs to Sun, 12pm – 2pm NOW OPEN SAT & SUN EVENINGS 6pm - 8pm Booking Advised

Pizza available anytime. Fri 4th: JAM NIGHT


Fri 11th: Burning Organ

Fri 25th: Jellyhead




F ri 18th: The G angsters

Every Weds is QUIZ NIGHT, 8pm

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 QUIZ NIGHT Thursday January 17th at 6pm (Another Quiz Night - becoming a regular event - by popular request)

Join us for this fun evening. Be part of a team or bring your friends and make up a team of your own. Ticket price includes supper and wine. £7.95 per person. Coffee and desserts available. We guarantee a truly enjoyable evening. BOOK NOW We are opposite Morrisons. Phone 01323 894864 The new team invite you to the

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alFRiSton Road, SeaFoRd. tel 01323 896548

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QUIZ NIGHT Thursday January 17th at 6pm pub Food with a ChoiCe oF RoaSt mealS on SundayS (Another Quiz Night12-noon becoming a regular Food is served between and 2.30pm and 6pm to 9pm, every day of the week.

event - by popular request)

Join us for this fun evening. Be part of a team or bring your friends and make up a team of your own. Ticket price includes supper and wine. Families are welcome, large car park £7.95 per person. Beer garden, free Wi-Fi and pool table Coffee and desserts available. our selection of home-made pies are available daily We guarantee a truly enjoyable evening. BOOK NOW We are inopposite Phone 01323 894864 101 To advertise Seaford SceneMorrisons. please call 01273 710793 or email Lunchtime special deals at £6.95 Mon to Friday. January & February - A free bottle of wine for 4 dining in the candlelit restaurant evenings, with 2 courses including a main meal l Large Function Room available for parties and meetings. l l

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Accommodation Hill House B & B 97 Accountants Tasker Osman & Co 67 Antiques/Auction Rooms Eastbourne Auction Rooms 89 Martello Antiques 91 Arborist/Tree Surgeon Cuckmere Garden Services 40 Hollywood Tree Surgery Ltd 41 Tree Wizard 39 Wealden Tree Surgeons 41 Architectural Consultants Creggan Builders/Construct. 50/51 Darren Moore Architectural Serv 51 Plans 51 STL Planning & Design Solutions 50 Artists/Makers/Galleries Arts @ Crypt Gallery 97 Lesley Harvey Caricatures 8 The Hop Gallery 82 Bathroom/Bedroom/ Kitchen Supplies/Fitting A J Gander 25 Aqua Solutions 28 C & J Property Solutions Ltd 58 Chas Ireland Plumb/Maintenance 58 Claremont Interiors 29 Creggan Builders of Seaford 50/51 Garry Powers Kitchen Fitter 30 STC 31 Beauty & Tanning Absolute Beauty 79 D’vyna 85 Haven Therapies 79 Phoenix Hair & Beauty 5 Salon 19 81 Blinds Mockford’s Blinds 30 Seahaven Blinds & Curtains 34 Sussex Curtain & Blind 35 U Fit Blinds 36 Bridal Shops Exquisite You 84 Building Services C & J Property Solutions Ltd 58 Creggan Builders/Construct. 50/51 David Tickner Pointing Specialists 51 Headway Roofing 53 Inside Out 24 M Kneller Roofing 52 Nick Allen 50 Tim Davies Building Services 50 Cakes & Cake Decorating Pam-A-Cake 91 Care Homes & Sheltered Housing Abbeyfield House 62 Blatchington Court 65 Clifden House 63 Nova House 64 Prime Care 9 Rivendale Lodge 64 Seaford Head Care Home 62 Carpentry/Joinery Inside Out 24 Mike Barnes Carpentry & Joinery 22 R L Izzard Carpenter & Joiner 22 Tim Davies Building Services 50 Carpet Supplies & Fitting Carpets at West One 35 Catering & Food Suppliers Chris’s Catering 91 Children’s/Youth Activities Nikki Bond School of Dance 19 Seaford Youth Drama Group 73 Chimney Sweep Seahaven Services 25 Cleaning Services All Home Cleaning Services 21 Arkwell Services 60 Carpet Cleaning Seaford 23 Cont..


Dolly Char Domestic Cleaning 22 Seahaven Services 25 Window Cleaner Martin 23 Wow Jet Washing 23 Clock Restoration Robert Edwards Clock Restoration 91 Clubs & Organizations Seaford & District Con. Club 99 The Royal British Legion Club 100 Coach/Bus Services/Tours Victoria Travel (Sussex) Ltd. 9 Computer Supplies, Support & Service PC & Mac Aquarius Dawn 66 Ocean PCs 66 SBG Computers 66 Cooker & Dishwasher Repairs Access Repairs 30 Curtain Makers Curtains by Katie 33 Seahaven Blinds & Curtains 34 Sussex Curtain & Blind 35 Discos Sophisticated Mobile Disco 6 Door Supplies and Storage South Coast Sliding Doors 37 Driving Instructors Buckle-Up School of Motoring 75 C K Drive 75 Drive The ‘Safe-Way’ 75 Electricians & Suppliers Allcott-Wells Electrical Ltd 56 Ashley Electrical South East Ltd. 54 DJB Service Ltd 59 Garry Powers Kitchen Fitter 30 J K Pope & Sons Ltd 56 Estate/Letting Agents Rowland Gorringe 104 Family Tree Research Stuart Cameron-Waller 86 Fencing Fullers Fencing & Decking 45 Financial/Mortgage Advice Premier 71 Fireplaces/Fires/Stoves Craftstone of Sussex 33 Flooring & Fitting Chas Ireland Plumb/Maintenance 58 James Lawrence Flooring 22 Funeral Directors Cooper & Son 4 Gardening/Landscaping/ Supplies/Services/Furniture Avimore 47 Cuckmere Garden Services 40 Fullers Fencing 45 Horizon Landscapes 47/48 Inside Out 24 J-W Landscapes 44 K P Landscapes 42/46 Lime Landscapes Ltd 39 Liston Products Ltd 43 Seahaven Services 25 Suttons Groundcare 43 Garage Doors Burnage Garage Doors 36 Gas/Heating/Plumbing A J Gander 25 Amethyst Plumbing & Heating 59 C & J Property Solutions Ltd 58 Chas Ireland Plumb/Maintenance 58 DEgan Gas Services 58 Dave Butler DJB Service Ltd 59 Garry Powers Kitchen Fitter 30 George Ward Plumbing/Heating 3 Michael Upton 57 N M Plumbing & Heating Ltd 57 Tim Davies 50 Gifts & Gift Shops Family Tree Research 86 Lesley Harvey Caricatures 8 Martello Antiques 91

Glazing/Windows Dane Glass & Windows 32 Just Like New 34 Haberdashery/Wool Supplies Stitch 27 Hairdressers D’vyna 85 Jason’s Barbers 80 Ocean Cuts 81 Phoenix Hair & Beauty 5 Short Cuts Barber Shop 81 Salon 19 81 Strandz Hair Design 83 The Blue Room 87 Handyman Services Handy Manda 24 Inside Out 24 JDC’s Handyman & Decorating 24 Seahaven Services 25 Health & Wellbeing Acupuncture Naturally 77 Chrysalis Hypnobirthing 79 Counselling & Psychotherapy 78 Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy 11 Learn to Teach Yoga 12 Olive Grove 79 Seaford Chiropody & Podiatry 77 Seaford Osteopathic Clinic 76 Sussex Eyecare 77 The Wellness Centre 12 WellnessWorks 10 House Clearance Seaford House Clearance 47 Ink Cartridge Supplies Badger Inks Ltd 69 The Office Shop 66 Ironing Service All Home Cleaning Services 21 Dolly Char Domestic Cleaning 22 Jewellers Marks 90 Job/Business Vacancies Blatchington Court 65 Prime Care 9 Locksmiths Andy Anderson 3 Massage Absolute Beauty 79 Haven Therapies 79 Menswear Hire Exquisite You 84 Museums/Galleries Seaford Museum 49 Newsagents Angie’s News 49 Office Supplies Badger Inks 69 The Office Shop 66 Opticians Sussex Eyecare 77 Painters/Decorating Arkwell Services 60 Brush Strokes Ltd. 60 C & J Property Solutions Ltd 58 Creggan Builders of Seaford 50/51 JDC’s Handyman & Decorating 24 Tim Davies Building Services 50 The Cottage Decorators 61 Therin & Son 61 Paving/Pointing/Stone Work Creggan Builders of Seaford 50/51 David Tickner Pointing Specialists 51 Horizon Landscapes 48 J-W Landscapes 44 K P Landscapes 42/46 Pet Supplies & Services Headland Cattery 75 Muddy Paws 74 Pet Au Pair 74 Pet Set...Go! 74 Pad 2 Pad Pet Transport & Dog Walking 103 Photographers/Supplies Buckland Photographic 27 Seahorse Photography 24

Plastering C & J Property Solutions Ltd 58 Plumbing Services see Gas. Property to Buy/Rent Rowland Gorringe 104 Recycling/Waste Removal Cuckmere Garden Services 40 Horizon Landscapes Ltd 47 Suttons Groundcare 43 Removals & Storage Britannia Beckwith 53 R Ranger Removal & Storage 52 S J Hampton 52 Restaurants/Café/Public Houses†/Take-Aways* Cafe Seven* 98 Ollivers Restaurant 98 Seaford & District Con. Club 99 Seven Sisters† 101 The Bengal Palace* 99 The Hampden Arms† 100 The Pavilion 101 The Royal British Legion Club 100 Roofing Services Headway Roofing 53 M Kneller Roofing 52 Rooms For Hire Seaford & District Con. Club 99 Seven Sisters† 101 The Royal British Legion Club 100 Solicitors Barwells 68/72 Mayo Wynne Baxter 70 Sport, Dance & Exercise Abs Personal Training 13 Aerobics/Ballroom/Toning/Zumba 18 with Louise Bokwa® 17 Boxercise® 17 Body Shapers 15 Gingerfit 12 Mum’s Fitness 16 Nikki Bond School of Dance 19 Personal Trainer - David 19 Pilates Movement for Life 20 Pilates of Seaford 19 Seaford Golf Club 21 Seahaven Yoga 18 Tai Chi & Qi Gong 18 Wave Leisure 2 Yoga with Therese 18 Zumba with Becky 45 Taxi Services Seahaven Cabs 6 Tiles & Tiling Services Chas Ireland Plumb/Maintenance 58 Garry Powers Kitchen Fitter 30 Inside Out 24 STC 31 Tim Davies Building Services 50 Theatre Groups Seaford Youth Drama Group 73 Seaford Musical Theatre 74 Trading Standards East Sussex County Council 6 Tuition GCSE AS Mathematics Tuition 73 Learn to Teach Yoga 12 TV & Satellite Services Andy’s Aerials 54 R S Aerials of Seaford 5 Seaford Television 55 Teleview 54 Washing Machine/ Tumble Drier Repairs Access Repairs 30 Website Designers Aquarius Dawn 66 Ocean PCs 66 Weight Loss Body Shapers 15 Hypnoband 11 The Wellness Centre 12 Weight Loss with Claire 17 WellnessWorks 10



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