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SEAFORD Scene May 2012 Issue 61

YOUR LOCAL BUSINESS DIRECTORY AND WHAT’S ON GUIDE

Sporting Legacy Boost for Wave Leisure Seaford Young Mayor’s Scheme Wins Award A View From the Potting Shed Running Commentary... Distributed free each month to homes and businesses in Seaford

COME AND TRY OUR BRAND NEW CLASSES FOR MAY! Gospelish Choir

Meets Monday evenings, 8 - 9.30pm. If you like the Gospel vibe and enjoy a challenge, you’ll love this fabulous group. £5 per session - no audition - includes all printed materials.

Contemporary Choir

The ‘soul’ choir meets Wednesdays at 12.30pm and 8pm - you choose! We tackle a range of songs suitable for all ages. It’s really great fun. Anyone can join in. £5 per session.

GLEE Choir - NEW!!

Thursdays from 7.45 - 9.15pm, term-time only. It’s high energy, great fun with pop and show tunes. £5 per session - no audition - includes all printed materials.

Pilates OF SEAFORD

With Patricia Robertson from Pilates of Seaford. Full programme, beginners welcome. Telephone 07941 922129 or visit www.pilatesofseaford.co.uk for more details.

SEAHAVEN Yoga

Vajrasati yoga with Rosie Waters. Saturday mornings from 9.30 - 10.45am and Wednesdays from 6 - 7.30pm. All levels. Telephone 01273 512170 for more details.

WEEKLY RELAXATION & STRESS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Thursdays 10.30 -11.30am. Starts 15th March. Discover new techniques that actually work and make positive changes in your life. With Pia Prince BA (Hons) . Tel: 01323 491854

ART CLASS

Wednesdays 10.15am - 12.15pm. Run by the ever popular Pauline Jay. Suitable for beginners and improvers. Tel: 01273 472794

WELL-BEING CAFE & WORKSHOPS

Cafe and Worshops now run every Monday from 10am-2pm. Come along and enjoy a coffee or light snack and socialise whilst experiencing craft making activities.

OVER 60s dance & movement

With Caroline Carey. A wonderful class held every Tuesday from 11.30 to 12.30. Visit www.alchemyinmovement.com or call 07702 513679 for more details.

EASY TO LEARN MEDITATION

With Robin Shell. Tuesdays (Term time only) 6.30 - 7.30pm. Starts 17/4/2012. £5 per session. For more information and to book contact Robin on 07956 555688 or robinshell63@gmail.com

KINDERMUSIK

With Helen Watts. Fabulous new four week music course for newborns to age 7. Call 07895 071054 for more details.

GROWING OLD DISGRACEFULLY

Monthly meetings includes talks, discussions and outings. Call 01323 490154 for more details.

Contact The Archway Blatchington Road, Seaford. Email: info@thearchway-seaford.co.uk Tel: 01323 897590

STUDIOS AVAILABLE TO RENT

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Welcome Welcome to the May issue of Seaford Scene. It’s my favourite month of the year, with warmer sunny days (hopefully), clear blue skies and pretty blossom on the trees. Sadly only one bank holiday this month but we will all make up for it next month! The theatre is in vogue this month with a production of ‘Hobsons Choice’ by Seaford Little Theatre, page 38 and ‘Cash on Delivery’ by Meeching Amateur Dramatics, page 54. Newhaven Fort presents ‘The Angel and the Fiend’, as part of the Brighton Festival along with an exhibition set-design by Cinecity for ‘Hangover Square’, with period props on loan from Seaford Museum. Enjoy your May!

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4 Extraordinary End to Mad March Marathon 4 Easter Saturday at The Crypt 6 Sporting Legacy Boost for Wave Leisure 8 British Youth Council Awards won by Seaford Young Mayor’s Award Scheme 12 Seahaven Branch of Royal Society of St George Makes Use of Surplus Cash 14 Green Village Trading 14 East Blatchington Lectures 20 Sussex Roamability at Nyman’s Park 25 Seaford Head Golf Club Raise Funds for H4H 27 St John Ambulance Volunteers off to Uganda 31 Seaford’s Mystery Artist 36 Short Story: ‘The Opportunity’ by Alan Morton 38 Seaford Inner Wheel Fund-Raising Lunch 42 ‘The Angel and The Fiend’ at Newhaven Fort 44 A View From the Potting Shed 46 Seaford Gardening Club 48 Seaford in Bloom 54 Seaford Unity Group 54 Meeching Amateur Dramatics present ‘Cash on Delivery 56 Seaford Museum & Heritage Society AGM 57 Mayor’s Select XI is Victorious! 62 Cinecity presents ‘Hangover Square’ Film Set 64 Who, What, Where & When? 65 Seaford’s Youth Facility Secures Funding! 66 Seaford Scene’s Object of the Month 67 Who’s Who In Seaford? 74 Running Commentary... 75 Seaford Kurlers 82 What’s On at the Hop? Hop Open Exhibition 86 The Rotary Club of Seaford 65th Birthday 92 Sub Aqua Display at Newhaven Fort 95 Living at Cuckmere Haven Part 9 92 What’s On Monthly? Pages 96 - 97 96 What’s On Weekly? Pages 98 - 100 100 Sudoku 106 Index of Advertisers

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An Extraordinary End to the Mayor’s Mad March Marathon After a month full of fundraising activity, The Mayor’s Mad March, in aid of the charity WAVES, has come to an end. It has been a very busy month for all involved, but a very worthwhile one, which has raised around £4,000 for the Seaford charity. The Mad March Marathon has seen collaboration from local businesses and organisations, as well as the WAVES volunteers, the local community and, of course, the Mayor herself. Amongst a diverse range of events, fundraising has been held in various forms, including a charity football match held by Seaford Football Club, a quiz night held by the Lionesses association, and events held by organisations such as Micklefield School, Seaford Horticultural Society and Seaford Literary Club. The M&Co Fashion Show, raising over £500 on the night alone, was a very special evening, seeing the Mayor and the Chairman of WAVES, Richard Plowman, modelling on the catwalk! The Mayor’s Ball was also a huge success, featuring a raffle and auction, and raising over £900. Also held last month was the Young Mayor’s Awards, where WAVES’ own Lydia won the Volunteer of the Year award. Alongside all the fundraising efforts of the March Marathon, WAVES held a non-fundraising Mad Hatters’ Tea Party and Fun Day for local families. With appearances from costumed Alice in Wonderland characters, numerous craft opportunities, story time and even a magician, the afternoon was a great success. The event attracted around 150 people in total to enjoy the fun and watch the presentation of a WAVES cake for the Mayor, in recognition of her work in aid of the charity. The amount raised during Mayor’s Mad March Marathon was well above expectations. A great deal of hard work was needed and it is thanks to the contributions of local businesses, organisations, volunteers and the Mayor that the events were so successful.

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EASTER SATURDAY AT THE CRYPT Seaford Family Focus Group held an afternoon of free Easter activities in the Crypt. The Crypt was full to bursting with families painting eggs, making spring bunting and cress heads. Giles Paley-Phillips, local children’s author and poet, ran a storytelling session enjoyed by children and adults alike. Meanwhile rabbits were cuddled by all the families. Check the Crypt website and Facebook group for future exhibitions and hiring details. http://www.thecryptgallery.com/index.html http://www.facebook.com/groups/artsatthecrypt/

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Sporting Legacy Boost for Wave Leisure Updated facilities for Seaford after £50,000 investment. Wave Leisure has secured £50,000 of Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund. The Inspired Facilities Fund is part of the £135 million Places People Play legacy programme that is bringing the magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the country. Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark – celebrating the link to the Games. The project will extend the small multi-use studio at the Downs Leisure Centre in Seaford, East Sussex, meaning that more people will be able to play more sports at the enlarged facility. Sport England’s Chair, Richard Lewis, said: “This investment will create a fantastic sporting legacy for Seaford. This fund has really hit the mark with sports

Seaford

Diamond Jubilee Celebration Monday 4 June 2012

11.00am - Procession from the Salts Recreation Ground to the Martello Fields Live Music Arena Displays Face Painting Tug of War Rides and Stalls Climbing Wall Laser Show Lighting of the Jubilee Beacon

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clubs in the South East. It shows we’re offering the legacy that people want for their local community. For hundreds of clubs and tens of thousands of people, 2012 will be the year their local sports facilities got better.” Peter Crowley, Managing Director of Wave Leisure said: “We are delighted that this Inspired Facilities funding will enable us to extend the types of activities we offer local residents as well providing dedicated facilities that are suitable for all sectors of the community to use for their physical activity initiatives.” The project is one of 350 local community sports groups that have been offered a total of £17.4 million in Olympic legacy funding through the Inspired Facilities Fund. The investments announced today will breathe new life into tired facilities that can be unattractive to sports participants, or difficult to maintain and run. Grants have also been offered to convert existing buildings into venues that are suitable for grassroots sport and allow local clubs to buy the facilities they use.

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Minister for Sport and the Olympics, Hugh Robertson MP, said: “We want to use the Olympics and Paralympics this summer to inspire a generation to get involved in sport across the country. This is why as a part of the £135 million Places People Play legacy programme we invited community sports clubs to apply for funding to upgrade their facilities.”

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Places People Play is being delivered by Sport England working in partnership with the British Olympic Association (BOA) and the British Paralympic Association (BPA), with the backing of The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the London 2012 Inspire mark. LOCOG Chair, Seb Coe, said: “This is a fantastic funding project that will deliver a real legacy from the London 2012 Games. It will provide a whole range of sporting opportunities for young people through improved facilities and I hope will inspire them to take up sport.”

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British Youth Council awards won by the Seaford Young Mayors Scheme The Seaford Town Council Young Mayors Scheme and the Seaford Young Mayors Awards have won the British Youth Council Innovation Award and Inspiring Project Award as part of their Youth On Board scheme. The scheme celebrates organisations and projects that support youth participation in innovative and exciting ways and marks the fantastic achievements that can happen because young people are supported to get involved. The Inspiring Project Award recognises efforts made by projects to engage young people and give them a voice and the Innovation Award celebrates new ideas and practices that have made a real difference to how organisations work with young people. Seaford Town Council started the Young Mayor scheme

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in 2009 with the first young Mayor of Seaford, Oscar Hardy. Ellie Homan was the second young Mayor and the current Young Mayor, Maddie Jay, is about to hand over the medal of office to her Deputy, Amy Gough. The scheme encourages young people to become more involved in their town, to understand the issues of local young people and to represent these views to the Council and other groups and organisations. All of the Young Mayors and their Deputies have been involved in local projects including the skate park, base art work, emergency services awareness, Seaford Youth Forum and most recently helped to secure funding for the ‘all ages’ green gym equipment currently being installed in the Salts recreation park. They held their second annual Awards Evening for young people last week, which was sponsored by the Keith Baker Charitable Trust. The incoming Seaford Young Mayor, Amy Gough, and her newly elected Deputy, Georgia Colyer, will be setting their objectives for 2012/13 shortly and would like to hear from other young people in Seaford with their views and comments. They can be contacted through the Seaford Town Council Facebook or Twitter page, email admin@seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk or telephone 01323 894870. Photo: The Seaford Young Mayor, Maddie Jay (centre), and her Deputy, Amy Gough (right), with the winner of the Young Volunteer category, Lydia Smith, at the Seaford Young Mayors Awards 2012.

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Fine Dining and Wine at the Hostellerie de la Riviere, France

Seaford Scene has teamed up with Victoria Travel (Sussex) Ltd to offer you a wonderful trip to France where you can enjoy a 4/5 course gourmet lunch with red and white wines at the beautiful Hostellerie de la Riviere plus more food and drinks en-route! Our day starts on board our 36-seater executive diner coach with Bucks Fizz and Danish pastries served on the journey to Folkestone. On arrival at the Eurotunnel Terminal, there may be time for a short break before boarding the train, then coffee and biscuits are served on the coach while travelling through the tunnel. On arrival in Calais, we make a short journey to the Hostellerie de la Riviere just outside Boulogne and weather permitting we will be served a glass of champagne and aperitifs in the garden before going through to the restaurant. Lunch will be a minimum of four courses (chef has a habit of adding one or two!) served with a different red or white wine with each course. Coffee with Petits-fours complete the delightful relaxing lunch. If time allows, we will stop at the Auchan

Hypermarket, giving us the opportunity to stock up on French wine, cheeses etc before travelling back to Calais. There should be time for a short break at the Eurotunnel Terminal before boarding the train for our return journey. Once on the train, a supper of French bread, paté and cheese, together with a glass of wine will be served to complete the day. Come and join me for some ‘Haute Cuisine’ on 14th August 2012 for only £99! Bon Appetit! Fran Tegg, Editor, Seaford Scene.

Included in your trip X Travel by 36-seater diner coach with courier/hostess service. X Return journey on Eurotunnel from England/France. X 4/5 course lunch with red & white wine and coffee. X Bucks Fizz and Danish pastries served en-route to France. X Morning coffee and biscuits served on the Eurotunnel. X Supper of French bread, paté, cheese and wine served on return journey.

For further details and available dates please contact Ross on 01273 517888 or 07429 585842.

Victoria Travel (Sussex) Ltd A New Coach Holiday and Day Trip Company Specifically For

Seaford, Newhaven & Peacehaven

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of you who have contacted us requesting brochures and everyone who joined us on our FOUR ‘Get To Know Us Days’ and tour to Bath & Wells. The response to our new company has been overwhelming and far exceeded anything we could have hoped for. So it’s onward and upwards, and having read and noted the questionnaires we received, we are busy planning exciting trips for later this year and a full programme for next year, Watch this space! and we’ll keep you posted! Ross Coming Up Day trips Saville Gardens & Windsor Canterbury Cambridge & Wimpole Hall Hampton Court Flower Show

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Longer Holidays Dutch Floriade:- 7th-10th July inc a full day in the spectacular flower show held every 10 years, plus a day visit to Monschau £345.00 Loire Valley:- 16th-21st Sept staying in delightful Saumur and includes all visits and entrances to wonderful Chateau’s and Gardens £599.00 Christmas in the Cotswolds:- 5 days over the Christmas, in a wonderful thatched hotel including full board and entertainment £545.00

For further information on all our day trips, short breaks and holidays, please contact us and we will be pleased to keep you informed of all our exciting new plans for the future

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SEAFORD OPEN HOUSE

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May, 10am to 5pm 25 Chyngton Way Seaford East Sussex BN25 4JB Tel: 01323 872400

Tegan: Original Hand Painted Cards and Paintings Jajumade: Beautiful Gifts for the Home or Garden Daisy Chain: Interior Soft Furnishings Krissy of Sussex: Home made Jams, Marmalades,Pickles & Chutneys Contact: krissyofsussex@hotmail.co.uk • Tel: 01323 872400 This year’s charity is for

Sale of Teas/Coffee and Home made Cakes in the garden

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SEAHAVEN BRANCH ‘THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ST GEORGE’ MAKES USE OF ITS SURPLUS CASH! Following the successful presentation of equipment to the Seaford Life Guards in February, the Seahaven Branch of ‘The Royal Society of St George’ has gone on to make two other valuable contributions to worthwhile causes. A presentation of £200 was made to Councillor Linda Wallraven, the Mayor of Seaford towards her ‘Mad

March Marathon’, a fund-raising month for her charity, which is WAVES. This was made at a branch luncheon held at the Inn on the Park at Deanlands. Following this, a presentation was made to South Heighton Village of badges for use in their Jubilee Street Party, which promises to be ‘a right royal knees up’, in June! The next major event for the branch was the St George’s Day celebration on Monday 23rd April, where members and guests joined a special church service at St Andrew’s Church in Alfriston followed by a formal dinner in the nearby Dean’s Place Hotel. The Lord Lieutenant and many local civic leaders joined in with the celebration of the day. The Chairman of the Branch, Bob Peedle MBE, said “It is very satisfying when we are able to use our spare cash to help other organisations in our area. We have an enjoyable time anyway accumulating this money, which is usually gained from the raffles organised by committee member Maeve Mabey, which are held at our monthly functions. St George’s Day, being England’s National Day, is especially important to us as one of our aims is to encourage its observance and celebration by everyone.”

Enquires for membership should be directed to the Chairman on 01323 899985. Top: President Don Mabey hands over a cheque to Councillor Linda Wallraven as the Seahaven Branch’s contribution to her Mad March Marathon fund-raising in aid of Waves. Below: (l-r) Angela Cole and Sophy Thorpe from the South Heighton committee and Margarita Scarfe and Ann Abbott from St George, spread out some of the Jubilee badges for inspection.

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Chris’s Catering Catering for all occasions

Parties l Weddings Funerals l dinner parties Outside Catering No event too small

Farm cottage, firle road, seaford, East sussex BN25 2HJ

Tel: 01323 890096

Are you a car owner/driver with occasional free time on a Monday afternoon? The Seaford Stroke and Caring Club desperately needs volunteers with their own cars to transport our members to and from the local venue. It would only be once in every four weeks, but this generous help would ensure that we can continue and do not have to leave anyone at home. A milage payment is available.

Please contact Tony on Seaford (01323) 890575

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Antique & second hand jewellery, gold, silver, furniture, paintings, china, glass, clocks, watches, bronzes & decorative items. Single pieces or whole contents purchased. Repairs & restoration of jewellery, watches, clocks & furniture. Valuations undertaken for insurance, probate & family division.

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£ £ NEED EXTRA CASH? £ £ Gold is at an all time high Sell your broken and unwanted jewellery

Gold up to £1050 per troy oz. Silver up to £18 per troy oz Buy & sell Please call in at 16 High Street, Seaford or telephone the shop 01323 873090, mobile 07818 035675 Open 9am - 5pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Wednesday afternoon. To advertise in Seaford Scene please call 01273 710793 or email fran@seafordscene.co.uk

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Green Village

Trading Sustainability and Seaford ‘A cross between a studio, a gift shop and a gallery’ is how Seaford sculptor Jo Allen describes Green Village Trading, which opened at The Little Shop, 6 The High Street on 21st April.

Caricatures By Lesley Harvey The ideal Birthday, Anniversary present or just to make a friend laugh! One image on A4 framed £39. Extra images £20 each. All I need is a clear photo and a few details.

The reality is a tiny room which houses Jo’s ongoing sculpture work in one corner with a riot of local arts, crafts and literature covering every other available surface. The idea first occurred to Jo in 2008 when she was described as an ‘environmental artist’ following her summer exhibition, ‘On Seaford Bay’. Since then, having completed an MSc in advanced environmental and energy studies, she feels a little more qualified to comment on arts and the environment. “The shop is as much a concept as a retail outlet”, explains Jo. “The key to reducing the use of fossil fuels is to manufacture and trade locally which, in the case of gift purchases, is so easily satisfied by the incredible wealth of creative talent here in Sussex.” Along with the work of more traditional and wellknown local artists, Green Village Trading also aims to showcase something special for every taste and every budget and is always looking for new talent to represent.

Have a look at my website: www.lesleyharvey.co.uk or tel: 07722 236741 or email me at: lesleyharvey17@hotmail.com

East Blatchington Lectures St Peter’s Church Hall Belgrave Road May 1st, 2.30pm

For further information please contact Jo Allen on 07778 301823 or info@jo2jo.com.

Kay Blackburn gave one of her brilliant art lectures on the Pre-Raphaelites at St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Rd on Tuesday 3rd April to a very appreciative audience.

Cottage or mansion, bungalow or barn, If you’d like a painting, pick up the phone,

Our next lecture will be on May lst at the same venue at 2.30pm. We are delighted to have Kevin Gordon, who will speak about Parliament. Kevin, who is of course our well-known guide around Seaford, is also a guide at the Houses of Parliament. This promises to be very interesting.

I’ll capture the charm of your lovely home.

I am grateful to all my speakers, caterers, washer ups and cake makers.

Call Rita on 01323 890 533

Tickets are £5 available from our very kind estate agents, Stephen Newberry on Church Street or at the door. May I thank also Seaford Scene, who are always helpful.

Deco, mock-Tudor or rambling old farm.

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• The majority of gifts currently purchased in the U.K. have travelled in excess of 20,000 miles from creation to destination. • The majority of these gifts are manufactured from, or packaged in, non-recyclable plastics. • Fossil fuels are a finite and rapidly diminishing resource.

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• Consumerism is rampant and impersonal; there is too much “stuff” in the world. • A handmade or personalised gift is particularly precious.

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• We showcase beautiful and original gifts created by local artists, authors and makers and everything we stock has been handcrafted in Sussex using recycled or sustainable resources.

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Dedicated to Supporting Sustainable Creativity THE LITTLE SHOP, 6 HIGH STREET, SEAFORD, BN25 1PG 01323 490742 To advertise in Seaford Scene please call 01273 710793 or email fran@seafordscene.co.uk

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Z Jewellers

14 High Street, Seaford.

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SEAFORD’S HIDDEN GEM Z…IS OFFERING TOP CASH PRICES FOR ALL UNWANTED, ITEMS OF GOLD (starting at £10 per gram today!) EVEN BROKEN PIECES, SOVEREIGNS ( up to £235, any condition), SILVER (£19 per oz) & OBJECTS D’ART. CANDLE STICKS, SILVER SPOONS, BOXES, PAINTINGS OR UNUSUAL BUTTONS! EVEN IF YOU JUST WANT A VALUATION FOR ITEMS, WE OFFER A FREE & FRIENDLY ADVICE SERVICE. DON’T MISS OUR FABULOUS EXCLUSIVE NEW DESIGNED COLLECTIONS, FOR A UNIQUE PIECE OF JEWELLERY YOU WONT FIND ON THE HIGH STREET, ALL AT UNBEATABLE PRICES! AND INSIDE Z JEWELLERS >>>

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For antique clocks and mercury barometers. Movements, dials and cases. Collection and delivery. Clocks and barometers bought and sold.

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Peter Trevor & Co Ltd

The Jewellers

Family run business since the company was formed in 1948

As well as buying your unwanted jewellery and old gold, we will take it in part exchange for any article purchased. As this has been very successful, we have a considerable variety of items on offer at

UP TO 1/2 PRICE!! all items of jewellery set with diamonds and coloured stones

20% discount Church Street Seaford BN25 1LD

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Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers

Your Local Saleroom with an International Reputation

SELECTION OF SOLD LOTS FROM MARCH SALE Fine Art, Antiques & Collectables

Sale Dates

Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th May 10 am start on both days

Chinese Planter SOLD FOR £6,500

Chinese Rice Paper Drawings SOLD FOR £3,400

Oriental Silver Bowl SOLD FOR £820 Oriental Fan SOLD FOR £950

Oriental Bowl SOLD FOR £2,640

Damaged Chinese Plate SOLD FOR £24,000

Oriental Bowl SOLD FOR £1,080

Oriental Market on Fire

Oriental Clothes SOLD FOR £600

Oriental Silks SOLD FOR £4,600

Oriental Book SOLD FOR £1,950

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SUSSEX roamability go Rambling in Nyman's Park With the early arrival of spring, the countryside looked glorious and when we visited Nyman's Park it was spectacular. Masses of daffodils in all their varieties bloomed in drifts throughout the park. Trees of magnolia and camellias set us gasping and there were even early bluebells and rhododendrons in flower despite it being only 25th March!

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In this spacious park we discovered the ruin of the old house, which remains beautiful. The carefree atmosphere of this park is good for children to roam and play in. Our group had prebooked the park buggy a powered vehicle which holds about 6 passengers and was driven by a knowledgeable National Trust guide. The ride lasted about an hour of relaxed touring through woodland and was full of interest.

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Seaford Head Golf Club raises £5,000 for Help for Heroes The Help for Heroes Charity received a boost from local Seaford fundraisers of £5,000 raised throughout the year from members of Seaford Head Golf Club.

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St John Ambulance Volunteers Off to Uganda At the end of March, two young members of the Seahaven Division of St John Ambulance, Kayleigh Matthews and Mathew Templeman, both aged 18, left for the ‘experience of a lifetime’. They have gone to spend five months working with the small independent charity Hands for Hope - Uganda, using their firstaid skills they have learnt at St John in the slum area surrounding Kampala. They will be helping in a nursery, teaching school children and working in a hospital/ medical clinic, caring for those who are very sick. They have had to raise almost £8,000 to pay for the trip. Their fund-raising activities have included making and selling cakes, having stalls at car-boot sales and running a Christmas Fayre. They have also received generous donations from both the NP&S Lions and the Seahaven Lioness Club. Part of their salaries have also been put towards paying for this venture. Kayleigh works as a nursery nurse at the Blue Door Nursery, in Seaford and Matthew works for GP Joinery in Newhaven. Everyone who knows them wishes them well as they begin their experience of living in Uganda, which no doubt will change their lives forever.

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Mystery Seaford artist Colour woodcuts by a Seaford artist whose work hasn’t been exhibited for more than 70 years will go on display at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne at the end of May. Eric Slater, who lived in East Albany Road for more than 30 years remains something of a mystery. But, following an appeal in February’s Seaford Scene, local writer James Trollope has found out more about the artist who, in the 1930s, had an international reputation. About ten of his prints, many of local scenes, will be hung alongside works by more famous artists including Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden and John Piper. “It’s great that Eric Slater’s finally getting the recognition he deserves even though it comes nearly 50 years after his death,” said Mr Trollope who has spent more than a year researching his life and hopes eventually to produce a catalogue of his prints. The exhibition at the Towner gallery will continue until November 2012.

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The OPPORTUNITY by Alan Morton He had bumped into me as we both joined the funnel of humanity trying to negotiate the ticket barriers at Victoria underground station. I knew it was him; even after all these years, I just knew, but I suppose I had to make certain. Looking straight at me, I could see that look in his eyes from so many years ago which I had hated so much. He wouldn’t recognise me of course, why should he? I was of no significance. I had not indelibly marked his early teenage years or made his life at school a misery. No, he wouldn’t know me, but if he had a birth mark on the back of his left hand, then I would know him…. for sure, John Hamer, or Hammer, as he was called for reasons more obvious at the time. He was shabbily dressed in a grubby brown mackintosh, and I followed him as he went through the ticket barrier towards the Victoria Line. The throng fanned out to negotiate the barriers, then came together again as they channelled their way towards the escalator. He was a couple of steps ahead of me and, it would appear, in no hurry, keeping to the right as others with more pressing engagements descended the stairs to the left. His left hand clutched a Metro newspaper and I tried to see the back of his hand more clearly. As we alighted from the escalator, he transferred the paper to his right hand and I saw what I had expected. It had faded over the years but it was discernible for anybody looking for it; the birth mark on the back of his left hand! Now I was sure that the man only a metre away from me had shared time at the same school as I in the 1960s. He was responsible for the slight crook in my nose, it having been broken by Hammer’s right fist for refusing to part with my dinner money in October 1964. I remember the time vividly; I was off school for ten days and it coincided with the Tokyo Olympics, so I spent my recuperation watching the events on the TV; not that I told anybody what really happened of course. I said I had clashed heads playing football up the park, being too scared of what Hammer might do if I dobbed him in it, and I spent the time off school dreading going back for fear of whatever else he may have in store for me. He and his sycophantic entourage were relentless in their hedonistic endeavours to ensure their status of playground enforcers was never in doubt. I wasn’t singled out of course; I was one of many who suffered at the hands of the most notorious of bully boys at Milton Street Secondary Modern.

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For attacks from behind he favoured the boot in the lumber region or a karate chop, something he probably picked up from TV programmes such as Danger Man or The Saint. Once he had hit Danny Robertson so hard he broke a bone in his own hand; back at school the next day, with his fingers strapped together, his servile minions treated him as a hero. I feared and hated him with a passion, and on occasions I wondered what I could do if I ever saw him again. Life had treated me well enough, better than he by the looks of it. I had been successful in business, too successful, as it had cost my marriage some years back and I knew I had only myself to blame, so there were no recriminations. We were approaching the bottom of the moving stairway, and as we alighted I stepped up my pace until I was right behind him when we stepped onto the second escalator which would take us down to the station. His hair was greasy and unkempt; grey at the roots, the result of an attempt some weeks previously to stem the ravages of time. I could smell him; stale sweat, tobacco and booze; an unpleasant cocktail! Life hasn’t treated you too well at all, has it Mr Hamer? I thought to myself. I wonder where you are off to today. My plans were a single stop to Green Park then the Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf, but now? Well, who knows? As we descended I made the decision. It was not as though it hadn’t occurred to me before; there wasn’t much time anyway. I stuck close behind him as the moving floor merged with solid ground and I followed him to the northbound platform; the same as mine, but it no longer mattered. There was always a train within a minute or two; you could feel it coming, the charge of air being propelled forward and reaching the station well in advance of the train itself. My mind was racing – could I go through with it? Could I pull it off? In the end did I care? One way or the other the end was inevitable. I was standing immediately behind him now, within touching distance, the rush of air cooling my face, the rumbling of the approaching train. There it was, appearing from the tunnel, slowing but with still a fair way to go before it would stop. I only had a matter of months to live, the visit to Harley Streets two days before had confirmed that. I stepped from behind Hammer, then grabbed his arm and pulled it to my back before falling in front of the advancing train. There was panic and screaming, and to the seven witnesses who had been looking in that direction, it looked for all the world as though the bewildered-looking man in the dirty brown mackintosh had pushed someone in front of the train.

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Newhaven Fort presents ‘The Angel and the Fiend’ The life of the fashion model, photographer and Surrealist muse Lee Miller presented as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival. Written and edited by her son, Antony Penrose. “I was terribly, terribly pretty. I looked like an angel, but I was a fiend inside”. This is how Lee Miller described herself in an interview she gave towards the end of her life. Her career began as a New York fashion model but she soon became a Surrealist muse and photographer in her own right in 1920s Paris. During the war she worked as a combat photographer with the US forces in Europe. Miller ended her days as a renowned gourmet cook living at Farley Farm in Chiddingly, visited amongst many others by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Max Ernst. Newhaven Fort, as a part of The Brighton Fringe Festival, will present ‘The Angel and the Fiend’ on Saturday 19th May, a dramatic reading of five voices accompanied by a projection of more than 360 of Miller’s photographs from throughout her career. Her life and work are presented through her own words and

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Telephone: 01323 417518 The Industrial estate, GREEN STREET, EASTBOURNE, BN20 1QN OPEN 9.30PM TO 1PM MON TO SAT 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 abeit 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 A259 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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SEAFORD & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY www.seaford-sussex/sdhs

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We can all help to stop this decline by making our gardens friendlier for bees and pollinators. Nationally our gardens cover over one million acres, so if we can do just a small amount to help our pollinators in their work it will make a significant difference. Bees and insects pollinate both vegetables and fruit in our gardens. Better pollination leads to heavier crops and bigger yields. So what should we do? The answer is to plant pollen and nectar-rich plants and flowers. Many popular bedding plants mass-produced through garden centres are colourful but have no natural pollen

MEMBERS’ NOTICE BOARD Pippa’s Mystery Coach Trip on Wed 2nd May. Coach starts pick-ups from 1.30pm. Social Evening on Thursday 31st May at 7pm at St. Leonard’s Church Hall. Guest speaker is Kevin Gordon on “Royal Seaford”. Our Summer Show and Coffee Morning is next month. Check your Members’ Programme for details.

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Growing fruit in the garden or allotment is now becoming extremely popular. With a little bit of effort you get a supply of fresh, tasty fruit for the summer and autumn plus the added bonus of beautiful blossom in the spring. Fruit trees, often known as Top Fruit, are split between Pip Fruit, that’s apples and pears, and Stone Fruit, that’s plums, peaches/nectarines, cherries, damsons etc. Many of these fruit trees now come in a variety of different sizes to suit your requirements. Then there is Soft Fruit: Blackberries/Gooseberries/ Strawberries. Currants come in red, white and black and then Cane Fruit: raspberries, loganberries etc. From May onwards it is important to ensure that all fruit has enough water to develop when fruit is setting. Weed control is important and mulch where possible.Young fruit trees less than two years old should not be allowed to carry fruit so remove fruitlets by hand. Older trees should be thinned a little later on. Set up Codling Moth pheromone traps where you have a group of trees to keep control of the little blighters. Similar traps can also be obtained for Plums and Cherries. Peaches under cover can now be thinned to one fruit every 4 to 6 inches. Raspberries should be tied to avoid damage in high winds. Thin out every other gooseberry for a larger crop and check every few days for Sawfly. Mike Parker, Chairman

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Seaford Gardening Club What extremes of weather we are experiencing as I write this article! Thank goodness we are not suffering the wintry conditions as in the northern counties. Hopefully things will settle down soon ready for planting out seedlings etc. At our March meeting Laurie Manser gave an amusing and informative talk entitled ‘Pot Plants, their Care and Propagation’. Apparently more pot plants are bought in the winter months and can suffer damage being transferred from hothouses via garden centres and shops to our homes. Due to changes in temperatures plants can ‘catch cold’ so must be protected with wrapping etc. If you have central heating place on window sills but move into the room at night once curtains are drawn. As they can dry out in such conditions, give them the occasional misting; do not over water and only feed when necessary. Only re-pot when plant begins to outgrow the size pot it is in as some specimens will survive better under stress. Laurie also related information about the propagation of some species, eg. Amaryllis - let leaves die back after removing dead flower head, do not water while dormant and only re-pot when it has outgrown present pot. Begonias and Streptocarpus can be increased by leaf cuttings, using a mixture of 50% all-purpose compost and 50% perlite. African violets do better in smaller pots, and propagate well with whole leaves removed and placed in water to develop roots before planting in new containers. More advice and information followed and slides were shown of the beautiful varied colours of begonias he had grown, plus tips on how to transport specimens to shows safely. It was Laurie’s third talk to the club and we will certainly ask him back again. A most enjoyable evening was had by all present. Our next social evening will be on Wednesday 30th May at 7.30pm at Cross Way, Steyne Road, Seaford (opposite the Wellington pub). We are only using this venue for May and June, returning to the Clinton Centre in September for the new season. Mr Ian Gledhill will give a talk entitled ‘The Story of Crystal Palace’. Why not come along, either as a visitor for a fee of £2 or join for £10 for the year. Phone Anne Silk on 01323 491331 or visit www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/ sgc for more information.

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The Seaford in Bloom Open Gardens Day 2012, sponsored by Rowland Gorringe Estate Agents, will be held on Sunday 15th July between 1pm and 6pm. This is the fourth year running that Rowland Gorringe are very kindly sponsoring this event This year, there are several new venues including winning gardens from the 2011 Seaford inSeaford Bloom Floral Competiton. This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to see the variety of plants and shrubs that thrive in a very windy seaside location growing in a varied selection of gardens which will be very different in their size, style and content. Throughout the afternoon, cream teas will be available at two of the gardens and, at specified times, Ashley Stephenson LVO will be on hand at two other gardens to offer his expert gardening advice. For the first time, “The Bourne Chorus” will be performing at The Barn at 4pm. Although there are several other Open Gardens weekends taking place in and around Seaford this year, we hope that our event will once again be well supported, as it has been for the last 15 years. All the money raised from this event goes towards funding the floral displays in Seaford Town, which this year will have a main colour theme of red, white and blue, marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Year. The final list of the 2012 venues will soon be available and details of the gardens to visit will be posted on our website and in Seaford Scene. Information leaflets will also be available at the Tourist Information Centre in Church Street, Seaford and at Rowland Gorringe Estate Agents in Station Approach, Seaford. In 2011, despite gale force winds and three hours of relentless heavy rain, there was an excellent turnout to view the ten lovely Open Gardens on show. We are hoping for better weather this year. The closing date for entries in the 2012 Floral Competition is July 3rd and judging will take place on July 10th. Entry forms will soon be available in town or they can be downloaded now from our website: www.seafordsussex.co.uk/sib

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Bookings are now being taken for stalls at our Market Day on Sunday, 5th August at the Martello Tower. Anyone wishing to have a stall (£5) please contact: webmaster@seafordmuseum.co.uk Summer Season Opening Times Sundays & Bank Holidays: 11am to 1pm & 2:30 to 4:30pm Wednesdays & Saturdays: 2:30 to 4:30pm Group visits are available at other times by appointment Archives are open on the first Sunday afternoon of each month Tel: 01323-898222 www.seafordmuseum.co.uk Postal address: P.O.Box 2132 - Seaford - East Sussex - BN25 9BH (The SatNav address code is BN25 1JH)

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Meeching Amateur Dramatics (MAD) is bringing to the stage Michael Cooney's riotous farce, 'Cash on Delivery' in May. Michael, the son of Ray, has enjoyed success both in Europe and all across the United States with this unusual offering. Whilst identity theft is usually not the stuff of combustible comedy, when it results in mistaken identities, mixed signals, ill-timed interruptions and the rest of the detritus of classic farce, it becomes a comical tour de force. This farce centres around the antics of Eric Swan, who (aided by his Uncle George and unbeknown to his wife Linda), has pocketed thousands of pounds through fraudulent DSS claims. Throw in the antics of the lodger, Norman, an undertaker, bereavement counsellor, a psychiatrist, fiancée, corpse and a rebellious washing-machine and you have a very funny evening's entertainment. The production runs over two consecutive weekends from Thursday to Saturday, 17 to 19 and 24 to 26 May. Each night, 7.45pm except Saturday 19 matinee only 3pm, at Meeching Hall, Fort Road, Newhaven. Tickets £8 (Matinee £7) from Meeching Estate Agents, High Street, Newhaven Tel. (01273) 515566.

The Unity Group started two years ago. It is for ex- RAF personel and their spouses to meet and greet and enjoy lunch together. These meetings are run by Doreen and Ken Davies c/o Drop-in Centre, The Old Town Hall, South Street, Seaford. Rita Evans looks after the transport bookings and meals at Diella's - the next one is in Aug/Sept. The last Unity meal was at the White Lion, a sausage and mash lunch, followed by fruit crumble and custard. The atmosphere at these lunches is relaxed and enjoyable; we only ask for a raffle donation please, as part of our fund-raising efforts. Our last raffle raised £40. We look forward to seeing you. To join us, please let us know in ample time by contacting Rita Evans on 01323 896877 or write to 21 East Street Seaford. Alternatively, call in to the Drop-in Centre and enjoy an excellent drink and fresh home-baked cake. You will be very welcome.

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Seaford Museum and Heritage Society AGM Seaford Museum and Heritage Society held its Annual General Meeting at the Little Theatre on the evening of Friday, 23rd March. This was a quite a milestone event for the Museum as an updated constitution was approved and the old group of trustees was replaced by a new post of President filled by Mr Laurie Holland. Some key, long serving members of the committee are leaving for various reasons: Charles Painter has led the services team for many years and was also vicechairman. He is continuing with the services work but stepping down from the committee to reduce his workload. Hazel Henderson is in charge of sales with the full responsibility for the museum shop. She will also be continuing with this work but no longer wishes to have the extra work as a committee

member. Sue Sutton (pictured above) is not only leaving the committee but also leaving the Seaford area for family reasons. Sue has worked on compiling the vast archive of Seaford information for over 30 years. As the archivist, she has helped thousands of people in searches for information about past inhabitants, events, houses, etc. which they wanted for their family trees, buying a house or research for writing a book. The archives contain tens of thousands of entries on the museum data-bases, which are currently being upgraded to a more modern system and Sue has been playing a major role in defining this new design. She will be a great loss to the Museum as whenever there is a query, the usual action is “Ask Sue”. Although the committee is losing valuable, experienced members, evolution continues and already two new members have been accepted. Judith Marr is responsible for general housekeeping and has already made a difference in many of the displays. Paul Bowler has also been active for some time and will be stepping into the space on the committee for services. After the AGM matters were rapidly settled, members were entertained with music by Joy Lewis & Derrick Hughes accompanying poetry by Peter Martin read by Peter, his wife, Patricia Martin and Mandy Gordon. The narrator for the evening was Kevin Gordon.

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Mayor’s Select XI is victorious! The Mayor’s Select XI played the Seaford Town Veterans on Sunday 25th March at the Crouch Gardens as part of the Mad March Marathon to raise funds for WAVES Family Support Service. The score at the end of full time was 2-2 but a penalty shoot-out saw the match awarded to the Mayor’s Select XI 5-3. it was an excellent game, played in good spirits, on a lovely sunny day. The Mayor of Seaford, Councillor Linda Wallraven, thanked the Seaford Town Football Club members and supporters and her Select XI for all their enthusiasm. Photos: The Mayor of Seaford Linda Wallraven with the captain of the Mayor’s Select XI, former Irish International John Byrne and below, match action.

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CINECITY creates film-set for Patrick Hamilton’s classic novel ‘Hangover Square’. 50 years after the death of Patrick Hamilton iconic author, saloon-bar laureate and former Hove resident - a unique art installation will revisit his most famous work. To mark its 10th anniversary CINECITY and production designer/ artist Anna Deamer present a film set for an imaginary film version of 'Hangover Square', widely regarded as Hamilton's masterpiece. Commissioned by HOUSE 2012, the free exhibition runs at the University of Brighton Gallery throughout May as part of Brighton Festival. Seaford Museum has generously supported the

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who, what, where & when in MAY 1st 5th 6th 7th 9th 12th 18th 19th 23rd

1874 The Seaford Bay Hotel opens. 1937 The Bishop of London visits the Heritage Marine Hospital at Tide Mills and also attends a Coronation Luncheon at the Esplanade Hotel. 1895 First Council meeting at 3, Clinton Place. 1890 Compensation is paid to house- holders in Sutton Road after road widening. 1592 Robert Callard, a shipwright of Seaford, leaves a will which bequeaths to his son John ‘the peas and beans growing on Seaford Down’. This is the last mention of a ship builder in the town. 1967 The body of murdered gangster John “Scotch Jack” Buggy is found floating in Seaford Bay. 1999 First meeting of Seaford Town Council. Laurie Holland is elected as the first Mayor of Seaford. 1984 Seaford is formally twinned with Bonningstedt in Germany. 1216 King John visits Seaford en route from Canterbury to Winchester and stays the night. Compiled by Kevin Gordon.

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The Base Management Committee Chairman, Councillor Paul Heseltine said, “The management committee has been very active in gaining support and momentum for The Base and receiving this additional funding will greatly assist with our plans”. Whether it is a place to meet friends, undertake band practice or attend drop-in sessions run by the Youth Development Service, The Base is in a fantastic location with lots of exciting potential. Paul continues, “We would love for teenagers, parents and interested parties to join our committee or become members of The Base and help keep this unique facility in full use”. We would be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to use the The Base or has ideas for its potential use. For further information, please contact Councillor Paul Heseltine on 07866 421025 or email him at paul@brushstrokes.co.

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SEAFORD SCENE’S OBJECT OF THE MONTH Each month the Seaford Scene will identify an object of interest amongst the museum’s vast collection. Look out for the ‘Seaford Scene Object of the Month’ label which identifies it at the museum. WOODEN PHOTOCOPIER Seaford Museum not only has a comprehensive archive of documents relating to Seaford History but also has a huge and diverse collection of objects relating to social and domestic life. Visitors are fascinated when they see objects that they remember when they were younger and I regularly hear someone say “My Gran had one of those in her home!”. Some exhibits however are unusual, such a Braille typewriter, a mummified frog and this item – a wooden photocopier. When was the last time you saw one of these? The museum is now open longer hours so please call in and have a look at this quirky machine, which is on display in the Photographer’s Shop. Selected by Kevin Gordon Museum Summer Opening Times from April 7th: Sundays and Bank Holidays. 11am to 1pm and 2.30 - 4.30pm. Wednesdays and Saturdays. 2.30pm - 4.30pm. Group visits are available at other times by appointment. Tel: 01323 898222

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Lasting Powers of Attorney This document enables you to give named persons, your attorneys, the powers to deal with your affairs should you become unable to deal with them yourself. The document can be, and should be, prepared well in advance so that it is there if the time comes. It must not be left until it is too late as a person without capacity cannot then appoint attorneys and an application to the Court to appoint a Deputy must be made, which is much more time consuming and expensive. The moral is to prepare the document when you can and, if you have elderly relatives, make sure that they have done so as well.

Estates If a relative has passed away, it is very often a stressful time for the family. In these circumstances, our team of specialists at Barwells can take the burden of dealing with the estate off your hands, bringing to bear our extensive experience in the administration of estates. If you find yourself having to consider dealing with an estate, give us a call and we can let you know how we can help.

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TAXING NEWS FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS Accused of lowering taxes for the rich, while

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Government is trying to highlight its efforts to clamp down on tax avoidance.

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On the bright side our residential property department has seen some good signs this spring. New sales are going through and we can only hope first timers are able to weather the extra tax burden.

On 24th March stamp duty relief was removed for first time buyers. From now on any residential property of £125k or over will incur stamp duty.

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ARE YOU PLANNING FOR A SUCCESSFUL RETIREMENT? Even if it is not currently top of your agenda, being able to retire when and how you would like, is sooner or later likely to be one of your most important financial objectives writes Robin Stevenson Head of Taxation and Private Clients at top accountants Swindells. But achieving this goal takes planning and perseverance and is particularly important now, especially given the current state of the economy and markets. You could spend a third of your life in retirement. Will you find those years the golden times we all dream of, or a constant struggle ?

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Running Commentary... Running is a positive, healthy and rewarding activity, requiring little in the way of specialised equipment. In the early stages of taking up running, improvements in your strength, fitness and stamina, and an increase in the distance you run, are inevitable consequences of enjoying what you’re doing. All these factors help create the mind set of a runner, enabling you to cope with tough conditions, pain and further improvements. It is well-known that carbo-loading boosts the fuel tank in your legs so you can handle long-distance running but just as important is the need to ‘fill the tank’ in your brain because runners need to be not only physically ready but mentally prepared as well. Filling that ‘tank’ is a mind game, where you feed the brain with encouraging thoughts before, during and after an event or training run. Running up a hill, for instance, should not be seen as a difficulty or ‘dislike’ but as an interesting bit of variety for the legs… and think of the lovely view from the top, especially around Seaford. Running in the rain?… well, that can help lubricate your breathing and make running easier, while feeling tired after a run usually implies that you’ve been going faster or further, and that’s an encouraging thought to feed the brain with too. When you perform well in a race or on a training run you probably feel good about it but is that because you ran well or did you run well because you felt good? It’s more likely to be the result of a positive-thinking mind-set. Even though running engenders calmness and confidence, and its own feel-good factor, it still requires extra inputs to keep the fuel tank in your brain topped up to ‘raise the bar’ to greater achievements. This applies whether you are a beginner, regular runner or seasoned campaigner. ‘Mind over matter’ is a powerful tool in a runner’s armoury and the more it is used the more effective it is. One of the best exponents of this approach to running is marathon and ultra-distance runner Stuart Mills from East Hoathly, who has won the Beachy Head Marathon more than any other runner, and he’s still winning races even though he is approaching fifty. Keeping a diary of your training, races, times and even the weather conditions is a good way of developing a more positive outcome to your running, rather than expecting your memory to hold all the information.

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Amongst the host of running events this month is a very interesting new one, spread over three days. It is part of what’s called the Sussex Living Marathon Weekend, starting on Saturday 5th May with the East Grinstead 10-mile race. Then on the Sunday it’s the Haywards Heath 10 miler, followed on the Monday by the Burgess Hill 10km. Enter all three and you will have covered a marathon distance. There is also a team relay option and children’s races too. Check out the Sussex Races website for details of this and all the other events that could make this a month to indulge yourself!! Martin Bulger, founder member of Seaford Striders Running Club.

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Well, here we are again - hopefully well away from winter and the cold weather. Now all we want is lots of sunshine and rain at night, hopefully. Come rain or shine Seaford Kurlers will be at the Downs Leisure Centre every Tuesday from 2pm until 4pm. - if you feel like trying something new - come and join us. All adults are welcome regardless of any disability. and it is £2.50 per session with annual membership fee of £5. Apart from kurling we have a busy social time. In April a group of us went down to the Lakeside at Hayling Island for a long weekend. and in the same month, a group went to Chatham Docks. Coming up in May, the Seahaven Lionesses have their sports tournament and once again we shall referee the kurling section of the competition. In June, along with the rest of Great Britain, we shall be celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Because there are so many activities taking place on the day we have cancelled Kurling on the 5th june, 2012. We will have our celebrations on the Tuesday before at the Downs Leisure Centre - the 29th May, 2012. Come along and see us in action. Your first visit is free. We are affiliated to ESDA ( East Sussex Disability Association) Contact Mrs June Wood, Secretary to Seaford Kurlers. 7 Landsdown Road, Seaford, BN25 3JS. Tel. 01323 895376 or email: sally1989@tisali.co.uk.

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Bishopstone May FaiR Sat 5th May 2012 1 - 4pm Bishopstone Village Green Barbeque and refreshments, Lewes Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band, Seaford Musical Theatre Group, Birds of Prey, Newhaven Model Railway Club and any more traditional amusements and attractions for the whole family including: cakes and produce, books, bric-a-brac, plants, tombola and raffle, all within this beautiful Downland village. Ample parking.

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what’s on at the hop? ‘Past & Present; People & Places’ by Karren Urben and Karen Norfolk

HOP GALLERY OPEN EXHIBITION INVITATION TO ARTISTS The Hop Gallery (www.hopgallery.com) will be holding its second Open Exhibition in October this year and would like to invite all artists in Brighton & Hove, Sussex, Surrey and Kent to take part. The exhibition will comprise 2D wall-hung work in any media (painting, mixed media, textiles, photographs). Unfortunately we cannot accept 3D work, sculpture, etc. Last year’s exhibition was very popular, with nearly 70 artists exhibiting their work, and over 1,000 visitors coming to see it.

Saturday 28th April - Thursday 10th May For more information about entry fees, terms and Tuesday – Saturday 10.30am-5pm; Sunday 12noon-5pm, conditions and entry forms please contact the curator Closed Monday of this exhibition, Barbara Walters, either by telephone: 01323 500569 or by email: waltersba@hotmail.com. Two Sussex artists present an exhibition of representational oil paintings, mixed media and sculpture. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday, May 30th 2012 at 12noon. They will be showing a mix of past and present works. The ‘Present’ features new pieces created specifically for their joint Hop Gallery exhibition.

‘Somewhere’ Art22 Saturday 12th May – Sunday 20th May Monday – Saturday 10.30am-5pm; Sunday 12noon-5pm This is a new exhibition by a group of fourteen artists collectively known as Art22. Paintings, prints, photographs and wood sculptures varying from the abstract to the figurative, their inspiration comes from living and working in the countryside of East and West Sussex.

‘Downland Light’ by Jamie Etherington Saturday 26th May – Thursday 7th June Tuesday – Saturday 10.30am-5pm; Sunday 12noon-5pm; Open Bank Holiday Tuesday. Closed Monday. First solo exhibition and a collection of new paintings by Lewes artist Jamie Etherington, depicting the ever-changing nature of the Downs. Painted over a couple of years, with camera in hand and travelling on foot or bike, he transforms a captured moment in time into a unique and atmospheric painting.

Images top left clockwise: ‘A Mother Brushing her Daughter’s Hair’ by Karren Urben, ‘Bridesmaid’ by Karen Norfolk, Jamie Etherington and Yvonne Crichton of Art22.

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Living at Cuckmere Haven

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The last painters have just packed up their easels and left after a wonderful three-day oil-painting workshop here at the cottage. We love hosting these workshops. By some magical intervention, the sun always seems to shine and it’s a pleasure to share the wonders of the sky- and seascape here. It’s great to look around the garden and see painters deep in concentration, capturing the vastness of the landscape on their canvases. And they always seem to leave a very peaceful feeling in and around the cottage. We’re enjoying the sense of having our house back too though, now that everyone has left. Once the doors have closed, the cottage becomes our home again and we can sing outrageously loud and talk in strange ‘pet’ voices to the dog and cats. People who have attended courses here always offer us a great gift: the chance to see our home anew. Regular readers of this column will know that we often count our lucky stars (all of them, sometimes the sky is like a carpet of them here). But there’s something about seeing everything afresh that makes our souls sing with joy…When people first walk in and see the clear horizon through all the windows and experience the deep sense of stillness and peace that Cuckmere offers, we get to live it all again through them.

and artificial it would seem if electric light poured out across the garden. Lots of people seem concerned about our eyes, because we both read avidly and by candlelight. Just to reassure one and all, both sets of our peepers seem to be doing okay! I got Robb a really good solar torch for Christmas. So often these products fade after a few hours’ use, but this one lasts for ages and is bright without being painfully so. But when we went to order another one - or ten! - we were disappointed to find that the company no longer makes them. So we take it in turns to read with it, and I still find that a candelabra with three candles is more than enough light for me to read by. On my birthday in April, my sister Melissa, Robb and I all walked from Eastbourne to Cuckmere. Though snow had been threatened (Robb told me this on April’s Fools Day so I thought he was just playing a trick on me), the day actually turned out magnificent. We even got a little bit sunburnt in the spirit of all hapless Brits by the seaside (well, when snow’s been forecast, you have to be forgiven for neglecting to pack the sun-cream). Every year, we set off to Pembrokeshire in a big family team, to walk the coastal paths. My birthday walk lifted the spirits in much the same way as our Pembrokeshire walks do. The combination of turquoise seas, blue skies, green, green grass and white chalk all combine to evoke such a holiday feeling.

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WHAT’S ON In & Around Seaford MAY Saturday 28th April - Thursday 10th May ‘Past & Present; People & Places’, Karren Urben and Karen Norfolk Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane, Lewes Tues - Sat 10.30am - 5pm, Sunday 12 noon - 5pm. Closed Monday. Representational paintings, mixed media and sculpture. A mix of past and present works, some created specifically for this joint exhibition. Tel 01273 487744. www.hopgallery.com Tuesday 1st Seaford Head Probus Club Seaford Golf Club, Blatchington Monthly meeting and lunch for members and guests. Tel: 01323 896373 East Blatchington Lectures St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Road 2.30pm. Parliamentary guide Kevin Gordon on the Houses of Parliament. Tickets £5 inc tea and cake, from Stephen Newberry Estate Agents, Church Street, or on the door. Seaford Natural History Society Cow Gap/Whitbread Hollow 2.30pm. Meet at kiosk on Duke’s Drive. Ref: TV600971. Tel: 01323 491964, www. seafordnaturalhistory.org.uk 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 2nd Seaford & District Horticultural Society Afternoon Mystery Coach Outing 1.30pm. Coach deaparts. Tel 01323 898733. www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/sdhs Silver Song Club - Sing For Your Life Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road, Seaford 2 - 3.30pm. Free social singing for all older people & carers. Refreshments inc. Tel: Barbara Cronk on 01323 897401 The Wednesday Group Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 7.30pm. Meeting in the Wesley Room. Peter White, Town Crier. Tel: 01323 891003

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Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. Special general meeting. Please bring membership cards. Tel: 01323 890087 Thursday 3rd Seaford Bonfire Society The White Lion Hotel, Claremont Road 7pm. Membership and open committee meeting. Family Roots, Eastbourne & District Family History Society Ocklynge School,Victoria Drive, Eastbourne 7.15 for 7.30pm. ‘Side Tracked!’ A talk by Meryl Catty. Visitors £1.50. Tel: 01323 731792 www.eastbournefhs.org.uk Friday 4th Seaford Hard of Hearing Club St James’ Clubhouse, 11 Blatchington Road, Seaford 2pm. ‘Down Memory Lane’, an audio-visual presentation by Don Dray. Music, humour and photos from the 1920s-1960s. Tel: 01323 898628 Seaford WEA Fiction Writing Workshop Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven 10am - 12.30pm. every Friday for 10 weeks (week 4 of 10). Fiction writing workshop with Umi Sinha, for beginners and more experienced writers. £100 for the course. Tel: 01323 890201. Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. Singers and Musicians Night. Come and join our DIY night to either perfom or just listen. www.seafordfolkclub.com Saturday 5th Grand Plant Fair St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Road 10am - 12pm. Annuals, perennials, vegetables and second-hand tools, plus refreshments. Plant donations welcome.Tel Nick on 01323 896314 for details. Bishopstone May Fair Bishopstone Village Green 1pm - 4pm. Amusements and attractions for the whole family. Ample parking. Free entry. Lunchtime Concert St Leonard’s Church 1pm. Duo Figaro, violin and viola duo. Concert approx 1 hour.

Free and self-supporting with Saturday 5th and Monday 7th donations given by our generous Seaford Crouch Bowling Club audience. Crouch Gardens, East Street 12pm - 2pm. Open to all for Seaford Constitutional Club taster sessions. Tel: 01323 Crouch Lane, Seaford 896344 or email brian. 8pm. Rick Bonner. bodsworth@btinternet.com Tel: 01323 890087 The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Bark Like A Dog. Tel: 01323 890154 www.seafordbritishlegion.co.uk Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th Seahaven’s Biggest Pumpkin Challenge! Paradise Park Garden Centre, Avis Road, Newhaven 9am - 6pm. Gardening competition for young people up to age 16 in aid of Newhaven, Peacehaven & Seaford Lions Club ‘Young Carers’ charity. Pick up a starter pack from Paradise Park Garden Centre for a small donation, grow for judging competition on September 29th. Open House 25 Chyngton Way, Seaford 10am - 5pm. Paintings, cards, gifts, soft furnishings and home made james, marmalades, pickles and chutneys. Refreshments in the garden. Tel: 01323 872400 or krissyofsussex@hotmail.co.uk Mercread Youth Centre Mercread Road 10am - 4pm. Open for visitors, Humpties playgroup, gym taster activities, cakes and refreshments. Bric-a-brac sale Saturday 10am-2pm. The Exchange Garden Heathfield Road 12pm - 3pm. Garden open for visitors and plant sale. Saturday 5th - Monday 7th Annual Youth Tournament Seaford Town Football Club, Crouch Recreation Ground 9.30am - 5.30pm. Open to all for taster sessions. For details tel Bob Downing on 01323 892500, or www.youth.stfc.org.uk Alfriston Art Club Exhibtion and Sale Alfriston War Memorial Hall 10.30am - 5.30pm. Framed and unframed paintings at affordable prices. Refreshments available, free entry. Sorry, no credit card facilities. Tel 01323 870717 for information.

Sunday 6th Seaford Martello Rotary Club Sponsored Walk Martello Fields 8.30am. Sponsored walk from Seaford to Eastbourne to raise money for Cancer Research UK. www.martellowalk.co.uk Charity Race Night Seaford Rugby Club, Salts Recreation Ground 7.30pm. Includes raffle and auction. In aid of Remember Spencer, the local children’s cancer charity. Tickets £7.50. www.rememberspencer.co.uk or www.teamspence.co.uk Monday 7th Quakers Crouch Gardens, East Street 1pm - 3pm. The making of the Peace Garden. 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 894858 or 01323 894073 Wednesday 9th Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Claremont Rd 2pm. Monthly meeting Seaford District Stamp Club Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 7.15pm. Meeting and talk. ‘1940: A Desperate Year’ by Dr Jim Etherington. Tel: 01323 890699 www.seafordstampclub.co.uk Seaford Museum & Heritage Society Martello Tower 7.30pm. ‘Wealdon Iron Industry’, illustrated talk by Jeremy Hodgkinson. £2 (members £1). Tel: 01323 898222 www.seafordmuseum.co.uk Friday 11th Lewes Concert Orchestra with Seaford Choral Society Spring Concert Town Hall, Fisher Street, Lewes 7.30pm. Saint-Saens Symphony No. 2, Brahms German Requiem. Tickets £10 / £5 under-18s. Tel: 01273 561736 or www.lewesco. org.uk

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Friday 11th - Saturday 19th Hobson’s Choice Seaford Little Theatre, Steyne Road 7.45pm. Matinee 2.30pm on Saturday 12th. No Sunday performance. Harold Brighouse’s ageless comedy directed by Stella Dench. Tickets £8/£7 matinee/2 for 1 Friday 11th.

Thursday 17th Seaford U3A Recorder Ensemble and Seaford Handbell Ringers Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 2.30pm. Refreshments available after the concert. Collection in aid of the refurbishment of the Cllinton Centre.

The Wednesday Group Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 7.30pm. AGM in the Wesley Room. Tel: 01323 891003

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Dramatic reading of five voices accompanied by Miller’s photographs. Not suitable for under-15s. Tickets £9, from 01273 517622 or www. brightonfestivalfringe.org.uk Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. Encore. Tel: 01323 890087 The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Club Disco. Tel: 01323 890154 www.seafordbritishlegion.co.uk Seaford Museum’s Night at the Museum Martello Tower TBC. Tel: 01323 898222 www.seafordmuseum.co.uk Sunday 20th Rotary Club of Seaford Boot Sale, Craft and Produce Market Martello Fields, Seaford 7.30am for sellers, £8 per car, £10 for produce market vendors. 9am - 1pm open to public. Free parking. Tel: 01273 513162 or email: secretary@seafordrotary.org.uk Friends of Tide Mills Community Beach Clean Tide Mills beach 10am - 12pm. No membership fees, just turn up and start picking! Tel: 01273 517291 Wednesday 23rd National Trust Seaford Association Fish & Chip Supper Birling Gap Restaurant 7 for 7.30pm. £9 per person including coffee or tea, and gratuities. Booking required by 9th May. Tel: 01323 892750 Friday 25th Barn Dance The Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane 7.30pm - 11pm. Live band Ded Effnik and caller Tony Dunn. Tickets £8 (£5 for under-13s) including ploughman’s available from Stephen Newberry estate agents, Church Street. Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. Vicki Swan/Jonny Dyer, a blend of traditional material and contemporary interpretations. www.seafordfolkclub.com The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Quiz Night. Tel: 01323 890154 www.seafordbritishlegion.co.uk

Saturday 26th Inner Wheel Club of Seaford May Fayre St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Street 10am - 12noon. Crafts, jewellery, flower arrangements, bric-a-brac, books, raffle, cakes, coffee and tea. All proceeds to Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice. For details tel: 01323 893318. Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. Quiz Night. Tel: 01323 890087 The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. The Checkers. Tel: 01323 890154 www.seafordbritishlegion.co.uk Sat 26th - Thurs 7th June ‘Downland Light’, Jaime Etherington Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane, Lewes Tues - Sat 10.30am - 5pm, Sunday 12 noon - 5pm. Closed Monday. Lewes artist Jaime Etherington’s first solo exhibition of paintings is inspired by the undulating hills, meandering chalk paths and ever-changing light of the South Downs. Tel 01273 487744, www. hopgallery.com Tuesday 29th Seaford Natural History Society Friston Forest 10.30am. Meet Forest car park, Litlington Road. Ref: TQ518002. Tel: 01323 491964, www.seafordnaturalhistory.org.uk Wednesday 30th Seaford Gardening Club Crossway, Steyne Road 7.30pm. Talk by Ian Gledhill on ‘The Story of Crystal Palace’. Tel: 01323 491331 www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/sgc. Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. The Liz Quiz. Tel: 01323 890087 Thursday 31st Seaford & District Horticultural Society St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Seaford 7pm. Social evening for members only. Speaker Kevin Gordon on ‘Royal Seaford’. Tel 01323 898733. www.seaford-sussex.co.uk/sdhs Compiled with assistance from Seaford Tourist Information Centre and Lewes District Council.

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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

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) to18yrs. For further information email ben.clay@serfca.org

Civil Service Pensioners Alliance Blatchington House, Firle Road Little Acorn Machine Knitting Club Baptist Church, Belgrave Rd 1st Tues of month: 10am. 2nd Fri of month: 2 - 4pm. Tel: Seaford CSPA meeting. Friendly Shirley Bone on 01323 492034 chat inc. group business and info or email: shirleybone@ymail.com on pensions/benefits/ socials & days out. Refreshments. Newhaven Art Club Coffee Morning Bishopstone Parish Hall The Clinton Centre, Clinton Pl. Mons: 2pm. Members meet to Tues: 10.30am - 12pm. Coffee, paint and draw together with discussions, demonstrations, life- tea and biscuit, 80p. The coffee drawing and sketching outdoors. morning will not be held for the duration of the building Annual subs. £25. Why not work at the centre. Sessions are come along and see how you expected to resume in July 2012. get on? Tel: 01323 873262 www.newhavenartclub.org.uk Seaford Afternoon Flower Club Coffee Morning & Bring and St Luke’s Church Hall,Walmer Rd Buy St Luke’s Church Hall, Walmer Rd 3rd Thurs of month: 2.30pm. Weds: 10am - 12 noon Talks, demos, outings, etc. Past and new members welcome. Coffee Pot Chyngton Methodist Visitors £4.50 inc. refreshments. Church Hall Tel Wendy: 01323 895832 Thurs: 10 - 11.30am. Assorted items on sale. Disabled access. Seaford Art Club Friendly atmosphere. Tel: 01323 Downs Leisure Centre 897799 Alternate Fri: 2 - 4pm. New members welcome of all levels. Encompass If you would like to paint, this is St Luke’s Church, Walmer Rd the place for you.Come and join 3rd Mon of the month: us. Oct 7th - June 22nd 2012. 2 - 4pm. A variety of speakers, Tel: 01323 895223 tea, sandwiches and cake. All welcome. Tel: 01323 891749 or Seaford Evening Flower Club 894608 or 872281. St Luke’s Church, Walmer Rd 1st Thurs of month: 7 for Friendly Hour 7.30pm demo. Affil. to NAFAS. Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd New members welcome. Tues twice monthly: Visitors £4.50 inc. refreshments. 2.30 - 3.30pm. Talks on a variety Tel: Marian 01273 515544 of subjects. Transport can be arranged. Tel: Rita Evans on Seaford Photographic Society Chyngton Methodist Church Hall 01323 896877 or email: Fri: September to June. 7.45pm. ritaevans@hotmail.com www.seafordphotosoc.co.uk ‘Growing Old Disgracefully’ Grp. The Archway & various venues clubs & 2nd Fri of month: 2 - 4pm. organisations Monthly meeting including, talks, Air Cadets discussions and outings. For 1218 Sqn. Air Training Corps more details tel: 01323 490154 Transit Road, Newhaven Lipreading Classes Mon & Thurs: 7 - 9.30pm. St James’ Clubhouse Aged 13 to 17 and interested Tues mornings: Tel 01323 in aviation? Come along any 898628 email: bcarter29@ evening. Tel: 01273 513218 btinternet.com

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Seaford Bridge Club Downs Leisure Centre Tues:1.30 - 5pm. Duplicate Parish Tea Party bridge in a friendly atmosphere St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Rd for intermediates and above. 3rd Mon of month: 3pm. Tel: Fri: 6.30 - 10pm. Duplicate 01323 895552 bridge for intermediate and above. Tel: 01323 893022 Probus Club of Seaford Seven Sisters Hotel, Alfriston Rd Email:lesliefowle@tiscali.co.uk 2nd Tues of month: 12pm for Seaford Constitutional Club 1pm lunch. Monthly meeting Crouch Lane with 3-course meal and speaker. Mon: Cribbage & Line Dancing. Tel: 01323 894858 or 894073 Tues: Whist. 3rd Weds: Klondyke Whist. Seaford Head Probus Club Seaford Golf Club, Blatchington Thurs: Tea Dance/Dance Classes Fri & Sun: 8.15pm. Bingo. 1st Tues of month: Monthly Last Sun of month: Shadows. lunch for members and guests. Tel: 01323 890087 Tel: 01323 896373 The Rotary Club of Seaford Seaford Golf Club, Firle Rd Weds: 12.45 for 1pm. Weekly meeting. Royal Antidiluvian Order of Buffaloes. The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road Sun: 3pm. Weekly meetings Tel: 01323 325121 l.dmurray@yahoo.co.uk Royal Naval Association, Seaford Royal British Legion Club 1st Tues of month: 8pm. All serving and ex-service members and friends welcome. St John Ambulance Headquarters, Little Place Lane Cadets Mon: 6.30 - 8.30pm. (10 to 17 yrs) Badgers & Adults Tues: Groups not currently running. Tel: 07817 604279 Seaford Bonfire Society The White Lion Hotel, Claremont Road First Thurs of month: 7pm. Membership and open committee meeting. Seaford Book Group 4th Tues of month: 7.30pm. New members welcome. Contact seafordbooklovers@hotmail. co.uk. for more information. Seaford Branch ESDA St Peter’s Hall, Blatchington Rd Last Weds of the month: 2.30pm. An afternoon for catching up with friends and making new ones, with a raffle (items welcome please),

Seaford Lecture & Literary Club St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane Tues: 7.30 - 8.30pm. Illustrated lectures by well-known speakers on a wide range of subjects. From Oct to March. Tel 01323 899932 or 893270. 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 Branch of Royal Airforces Association Over 60s Club, Downs Leisure Centre 4th Tues of month: 7.30pm. All ex-members and friends of RAF welcome. Tel: 01323 894763 or come along. Seahaven St John Ambulance Coffee Morning Headquarters, Little Place Lane 1st and 3rd Sats 10am - 12noon Southdown Bridge Club 60+ Club, Downs Leisure Cnt Weds: 6.30 - 9.45pm. Friendly duplicate bridge for any age. Tel: 01323 892171/896236 SussexRoamAbility Last Sun of month: A club for disabled people who like to explore the countryside. Contact 01323 892647 email: sheilamatthews99@aol.com, www.sussexroamability.co.uk

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The Wednesday Fellowship The Clinton Centre, Clinton Place, Seaford Weds: 2.30 - 3.30pm. Variety of speakers and subjects, musical afternoons, talks of local interest. All welcome. Tel: 01323 898068 Whist Drive St Thomas More Roman Catholic Church Hall Thurs: 1.45pm. Admission £2 inc. tea and biscuits. Tel: 01323 896412

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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 - 1pm. All are welcome to visit, volunteer or just enjoy the garden.

music & drama The Archway Blatchington Rd Tel 01323 897590 www.thearchway-seaford.co.uk 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.

Seaford Choral Society Cradle Hill School Mon: 7.15 - 9.15pm. Weekly rehearsals Tel: 01323 492791 www.seaford-choral-society.com Seaford Collective Choir Seaford Head Community College Tues: 3.30 - 4.30pm. 12 to 17yrs. www.thearchway-seaford.co.uk

Newhaven Country Market Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven Thursdays: 9.45am - 1pm. Seaford Handbell Ringers Homemade produce, free-range St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd eggs, fresh fish, plants, crafts, café. Weds: 10am - 12.30pm or 2 4pm. New members welcome. Ladies’ clubs Tel Joe on 01323 893878 Seaford Martello WI Seaford Little Theatre St Leonard’s Church Hall Workshop & Social Evening 2nd Thurs of month: 7.30pm. Steyne Road Tel: 01273 583484 Weds: 7.30 - 10pm (except Seaford Sweethearts WI during productions). Set building, Claremont Hall, Claremont Rd props and backstage activities. 4th Tues of month: 8pm. Up Tel 01323 894304 and coming events include Seaford Musical Theatre bingo social evening, first aid The Barn Theatre emergency, dress to suit your shape. New members welcome. Tues & Thurs: 7.30pm. Rehearsals - new members www.seafordwi.co.uk welcome. Tel: 01273 581912 Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors The Barn Theatre Mon: 10am - 12pm. Art group Weds: 6 - 8pm. Rehearsals for 8 Every other Mon: 2 - 4pm to 17-year-olds. To book a place Play-Reading. for rehearsals tel: 07710 426321 Tues: 9.30 - 10.30am Tai Chi or email: smtjuniors@hotmail.co.uk 2 - 4pm Craft/Social group Seaford Silver Band Seahaven (Afternoon) Trefoil The Annexe, Steyne Road Guild Afternoon Meeting Weds: 8 - 10pm. Rehearsals. St Leonard’s Church Hall New members welcome. 1st Tues of month: 2.30 Tel: 01323 892424 or 4.30pm. Tel: 01323 897959 07740 646386 visit www. Seahaven (Evening) Trefoil Guild seafordsilverband.co.uk Evening Meeting Downs Leisure Southdown Society of Centre Over 60s Club Recorder Players St James’ 3rd Thurs of month: 7.30pm. Clubhouse Tel: 01323 893250 4th Sat of the month: 2 - 5pm. Seahaven Lioness Club Contact Phoebe Williams The Old Plough, Church St, 01323 8943111or email: Seaford, Function Room jgpwilliams852@btinternet.com 2nd Tues of month: 7.30pm. Monthly meeting. Tel: 0845 8332796 www.npslions.co.uk

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

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Come and Play Kingswell, 115 -117 Vale Road Home of the Community Church Weds: 1.30 - 2.30pm. Free play sessions for parents with preschool children, school termtime only. Stay on for a drink. Contact 01323 492833 or visit: www.kings-well.org.uk/kingswell/ new_pages/come_and_play.htm 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

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3D Circuits Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Weds: 7 - 8pm. Sat: 9 - 10am. Cardio and conditioning class suitable for beginners. Tel: Claire on 01323 896600 or 07711 890956 Aerobics Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven Tues: 6.30 - 7.30pm. All over body work-out. Tel Louise on 07786 425758 Aerobics For Beginners Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd. Tues: 6.30 - 7.30pm. Relaxed, friendly and fun aerobic, conditioning and body-toning class. Tel: 07973 441074, bushellkelly@hotmail.com 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 & Limbapop Nikki Bond School of Dance St James’Clubhouse, Blatchington Road. Weds: Ballet & Limbapop. All ages inc adults. St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Rd. Fri: Ballet, Tap & Modern Jazz. All ages. Free trial class. Tel: 01323 492795/07703 485348 Ballroom Blitz Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven Weds: 11am. Easy Ballroom/Latin steps without a partner. Tel Louise on 07786 425758 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. 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. Boxercise Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Mon: 7-8pm. Boxercise for Beginners. Fri: Boxercise Advanced Padwork & Circuits. Tel: Claire 07711 890956 or 01323 896600 Coreability Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Mon & Thurs: 6 - 7pm. A mix of functional movement, pilates and yoga. Suitable for beginners. Tel: Claire 07711 890956 or 01323 896600 Denton Indoor Bowls Club Denton Island, Newhaven Mon - Sun: 9am - 9pm. New members welcome. Tel 01273 305211 or 01323 873015 Junior Netball Club Seaford Head Sports Hall Mon: 6 - 7pm. Looking for new members, girls aged 11 to 16. Tel Juliet Hayden on 07970 681746 Kids Boxercise Seaford Primary School, Wilkinson Way Tues: 3.30 - 4.15pm. tel: 01323 896600 or 07711 890956 Line Dancing Scout Hut, Chichester Road Fri: 7 - 9pm. Beginners and improvers. Due to the building work at the Clinton Centre, classes are currently taking place at the Scout Hut. Tel Val on 01323 895760

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

Pilates The Archway Arts Centre, Blatchington Road Tues & Thurs evenings Weds, Thurs & Fri mornings Tel Tricia 07941 922129 www.pilatesofseaford.co.uk

Pilates - Movement for Life Mon & Tues: 9.30am - Seaford Line Dancing with Studio In Line small group. Tues: 7.30pm Mon: 6.45 - 10pm. Seaford mixed ability, Alfriston War Constitutional Club. All levels. Memorial Hall. Thurs: 9.30am £4.70. Thurs: 10am - 12pm. mixed ability, Chyngton School, Downs Leisure Centre. All levels. Milberg Road. 7.30pm - Seaford £4.50. 6.45 - 7.45pm. Cradle Hill small group. Tel 01323 873309 School. Absolute beginners. 7.45 Seaford & District Folk Dance - 9.30pm. Cradle Hill School. All Group Sutton Hall, Downs levels. £4.70. Tel: 01323 873558 Leisure Centre Line & Tea Dancing Seaford Mon: 7.45pm. New members Constitutional Club Crouch Lane welcome. Tel: 01273 516668 Thurs: Line Dancing.Tel: 01323 or 01273 585551 890087. Seaford Kurlers Tea dance with Peter Harvey. Downs Leisure Centre Ballroom & Latin classes with Studio Tempo. Tel: 01273 476565 Tues: 2 - 4pm. All welcome. Tel: Mrs June Wood on 01323 Meditation 895376 The Archway, Blatchington Seaford Netball Club Road Seaford Head Sports Hall Tues: 6.30 - 7.30pm. Simple 2nd & 4th Mon of the month: breathing exercises, relaxation, 7.30 - 9pm. New members guided visualisation and welcome. Tel 01323 894648 or mediatation. £5 per session. 07724 956649 Starts 17th April. To book tel: Robin on 07956 555688 robinshellsilks@hotmail.co.uk

Seaford’s Playford Dance Group St Peter’s Church Hall Weds: 7 - 9pm. Dancing from Meditation past eras. Tel Caroline: 01323 The Yurt, side entrance Florence House, Southdown Rd 492310 Weds: 7.30 - 8.30pm. Discussion, Seaford Rugby Football Club meditation and OnenessSalts Recreation Ground Deeksha blessing. Tues & Thurs: 7 - 9pm. Sun: 6.30 - 7.30pm. Meditation Recruiting new players for two and Oneness-Deeksha blessing. teams in the Sussex leagues. £1 contribution by donation. Tel Come along or contact Paul Marisha 07966 285221 Burns, club captain on 07732 202208

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Seaford Rugby Football Club Junior Training Salts Recreation Ground Sun: 10.30am -12pm. Ages ranging from 6 to 16, a friendly but ambitious squad. Come along or tel 07818 438378 Seaford Table Tennis Seaford Head College Sports Hall, Steyne Road Thurs: 7 - 9pm. Players of all levels welcome. Email: john.jrinst@gmail.com Stress and Relaxation The Archway, Blatchington Road 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 Wave Leisure Health Walks From Downs Leisure Centre Thurs: 10.30am. Tel: 01323 490011 Yoga Cross Way Church, Steyne Road Mon: 6.30 - 8pm. All levels and beginners welcome. Tel: Therese 07515 961327 or email: freeflowyoga@aol.com Yoga Classes for the Less Able St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Rd Thurs: 11am - 12pm. Organised by the Seaford Group of the Eastbourne & South Wealden Multiple Sclerosis Society. Led by a trained yoga teacher, exercises are designed for the floor and chair. £4 per lesson. For more info tel. 01323 651364

Zumba Alfriston School Mon: 7.30pm 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 Louise on 07786 425758 Zumba With Becky Chyngton School, Milberg Road Mon: 6.45 - 7.45pm and 8 - 9pm. Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven Thurs: 7pm - 8pm. Discounts for loyal cards. Tel: 07892 884944

Weight loss & Beauty

12-Week Community Weight Loss Challenge The Wellness Centre, 18 Church Street, Seaford Tues & Thurs: 9.30am and 6.30pm. Open daily for wellness evaluations by appointment. Tuesdays: skincare workshop Thursdays: sports nutrition talk 7pm, all free - please book. Tel: 01323 325060 or 07969 041865 www.nutritionforall. co.uk ABS Free Weight Loss Club Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Weds: 6.30 - 7.30pm. Weekly weigh-ins. Motivational talks and advice. .Tel: 01323 896600 Arriba! Weight Loss Challenge WellnessWorks, 1st Floor, 38 Church Street 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

Facial Fridays WellnessWorks, 1st Floor, 38 Church Street Fri: Test our vitamin-enriched skin care range, nourish your Yoga - Seahaven Yoga The Archway, 1 Blatchington Rd skin through diet and leave with a skin-care plan suited to your Weds: 6.30pm, Sat: 9.30am Summerhayes Centre, Marshall age and lifestyle. Call to book a free consultation on: 01323 Lane, Newhaven 897671 Thurs: 6.15pm. Gentle traditional yoga. Tel 07983 Weight Watchers 622840/01273 512170 rosie60 Plus Club, Downs Leisure waters@tiscali.co.uk. www. Centre vajrasatiyoga.co.uk Mons: 9.45am. Join us and relax www.yoga-portal.co.uk with a cup of coffee or tea. Leader Sally 01273 605749. www.weightwatchers.co.uk

Weight Watchers Seaford Constitutional Club Weds: 5.45pm. Come along and learn about ProPoints. Contact Sue on 07786 967000.

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