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SEAFORD Scene March 2013 Issue 71


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Welcome Welcome to the March issue of Seaford Scene. So finally the nights are drawing out and I do believe I’ve felt a touch of warmth in the sun. Spring is on its way! This month features new local projects Seahaven Storehouse, page 34 and the Community Rail Partnership, page 100. There’s a sneak preview of the Retro ‘Plus’ Market that’s being held in April and news for spring from The Exchange Community Garden and Seaford Tree Wardens. Recently published books by local author Rodney Castleden and photographer Chris Ashurst are featured on pages 18 and 39 and both the Rotary Club of Seaford and the Martello Rotary Club have details of their charity fundraising events. Don’t forget it’s Mother’s Day on the 3rd, St David’s Day on the 1st, St Patrick’s Day on the 17th and the clocks go forward on Sunday 31st - phew!

by Lesley Harvey

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5 Retro ‘Plus’ Market 8 Seaford Martello Rotary Club 10 Safe Crossing on Belgrave Road 12 Exquisite You Bridal Boutique 16 Rotary Club of Seaford 18 The Sussex Coast: Land, Sea & The Geography of Hope 21 NHS Shaping Our Future 22 Seaford Tree Wardens Spring into Action 28 Seaford Inner Wheel Club 28 Seaford Martello Rotary Club 30 Seaford Community Cinema 34 Seahaven Storehouse 39 Hunting the Light: 13 Days in Norway 43 A View From The Potting Shed 44 Seaford Gardening Club 49 Who’s Who In Seaford? 49 Seaford In Bloom 50 Exchange Community Garden 57 Running Commentary... 61 “Sprechen Sie Deutsch?” 61 The Downs 60 Plus Club 63 Arts @ The Crypt 63 What’s On At The Hop? 63 East Blatchington Lectures 66 St James’ Trust: Winter News Apology 68 Seaford Kurlers 68 Who, What, Where & When In March 75 Seaford Hard of Hearing Club 80 Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs Review 82 Seaford Choral Society 82 Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors 84 Mercread Youth Centre 85 Butterflies of Seaford & Surrounding Area 88 ‘M.A.D.’ Short Story 89 Seaford’s Famous Resident 92 What’s On Monthly page 92-93 94 What’s On Weekly page 94-97 100 New Seaford to Brighton Community Rail Partnership Cover photo by Sarah Sands


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RETRO ‘PLUS’ MARKET Crypt Gallery, Church Street, Seaford. April 12th, 13th, 14th 11am – 5pm

This is an exciting, new market for Seaford. April is springtime so we wanted to energize the community with something fun and new. We’re calling it Retro Plus. It’s a retro/vintage/ second hand-market with a ‘twist’. Seaford has a very successful art and craft movement with two vibrant art and craft events: the Artwave Open Houses in August and the Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair in November. We also have the French market and now, a fortnightly farmers market at the Clinton Centre that has really taken off. We wanted to do something different and we thought about those of us who love buying quality goods but

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Why is it called RETRO PLUS? We’ve called the market Retro Plus because we’re offering more than retro items. Of the 25 stalls, half will have hand-crafted goods with a ‘retro’ look. We’ve invited makers who do children’s clothes, quilting, felted jewellery, wood turning and even photography that captures a feel of the past. Finally, as we did at Christmas, the front room of the Crypt will be turned into a café so visitors can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and delicious home-made cakes.

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The market will run from Friday April 12th, 13th and 14th from 11am to 5pm. Entrance will be 50p for adults, children can come in free. For more information you can go to: or ring Robin on 07956 555688.

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5th March £54.00 Lambing on Adams Farm (from Countyfile) 21st March £45.00 Bath, lots of free time to explore the city 26th March £24.00 Royal Hospital Chelsea inc National Army Museum 10th April £34.00 Rye Market and Tenterden 18th April £19.00 Sheffield Park and Tea on the Bluebell Railway 9th May £49.00 Bluewater and Polhill Garden Centre 22nd May £19.00

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Seaford and Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch Association The 2013 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING is being held on

Thursday 21st March 2013, 7:00 pm at St Leonards Church Hall, Church Lane, Seaford. Light refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting. The Meeting is open to all existing and potential Members, Deliverers and Co-ordinators Mark Brown, Chairman. 01323 893861 6

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SEAFORD Martello Rotary Club helps local families with food hampers Seaford Martello Rotary Club has been providing food hampers to families in Seaford who needed help. The chairman of their Projects committee, Jim Austin, explained: Rotary is a charitable organisation which has been in existence for over 100 years. Its principle aims are to raise money for charitable causes across the whole spectrum of society. In the build up to Christmas 2012 the media had been covering the need for food banks to help families, the elderly and those generally in distress in the United Kingdom. The reasons for this situation are irrelevant; the daily news broadcasts inform us of businesses “going to the wall” with thousands losing their jobs. The point is there is a need to provide people with food who would otherwise go without. Perhaps a slight exaggeration but nonetheless there is a need.

Seaford Martello Rotary Club looked at this and decided to help people in Seaford in a way which might make Christmas just a little more bearable – how? We went out and bought shopping to make up 10 Christmas hampers. Not luxury items which would be put in the back of the cupboard and forgotten about but essentials - porridge oats, cereals, tins of meat, pies, vegetables, fruit and packets of custard - those are just some of the examples. To make them festive a box of crackers, tins of biscuits and boxes of chocolates were added. The hampers were given out by the Chairman of Waves, a Seaford-based charity providing family support workers, and with the aid of the schools and church groups co-ordinating and identifying those in need of help. The response was incredible but one particular statement sums up what was achieved by everybody involved: “We didn’t know the people of Seaford cared!” The economic state of this country is not getting any easier and more and more people are being identified so we are not stopping the process. We will be providing a continual supply of food with the emphasis on hampers prior to each school holiday. Seaford Martello Rotary Club has been very fortunate to have further monies donated. One particular gentleman, when it was explained to him what we had achieved, kindly donated his heating allowance (a very generous gesture) and other donations have also been received. We cannot thank them enough because their money is making it possible for us to expand the hamper scheme to provide them not just before the main holidays but also half terms. We will also be looking at the number of hampers we make up.

If you would like to make a donation, or to find out about Rotary, call 07775 604912 or email Photo: Chairman of Waves, Mr Richard Plowman (left)with the Chair of the Projects Committee, Mr Jim Austin.


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Think School Travel and Guide Dogs for the Blind have joined Councillor Carolyn Lambert in demanding a safe crossing over Belgrave Road, Seaford, near the junction with Kingsmead. Councillor Lambert explains: ‘Many residents have contacted me about the danger of trying to cross Belgrave Road. Children cross this road to access two of the primary schools in Seaford as well as Seaford Head Community College. Elderly and disabled residents have also expressed concern at the difficulty in crossing this road to access the town centre, and the police and local councillors have received repeated complaints about speeding.

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I am delighted to be working with Think School Travel, which is doing invaluable work in encouraging parents to drive safely, park safely and walk safely to school. Guide Dogs for the Blind are also supporting this campaign. I would like to encourage everyone to sign up to the e-petition at: or to sign a hard copy available from me or from Think School Travel: Councillor Carolyn Lambert 01323 890976

SEAFORD MUSEUM and HERITAGE SOCIETY Saturday, 16th March from 11:00 to 3:00pm

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For members only in the Little Theatre Followed by a talk on figurehead restoration By Richard Hunter Friday, March 29th (Good Friday) Start of Summer Season opening times Sundays and bank holidays 11am – 4pm. Wednesdays and Saturdays 2pm – 4pm Group visits are available at other times by appointment Archives are open on the first Sunday afternoon of each month Tel: 01323-898222 Postal address: P.O.Box 2132, Seaford, BN25 9BH (The SatNav address code is BN25 1JH)

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SET IN THE HEART OF SEAFORD, IS EXQUISITE YOU BRIDAL BOUTIQUE. SINCE OPENING IN 2010, THE MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TEAM HAVE BUILT A STRONG REPUTATION BASED ON SERVICE AND QUALITY. They believe that your bridal experience must welcome you into a friendly, intimate setting where you can relax and indulge yourselves.

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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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Rotary Club of Seaford Visit to Peacehaven Wastewater Plant Southern Water’s wastewater treatment plant at Peacehaven has had a long gestation period, going through a number of planning processes with different authorities. The end product, visited on 22 January by eleven Club members, is a remarkable piece of civil and constructional engineering which sits unobtrusively and almost invisibly in the rolling South Downs behind the town. From its huge grass-covered roof to the gleaming pipes and miles of cables it embodies the most up-todate designs and wastewater system management.

Arriving in bleak, near freezing weather we were warmly greeted and shown into a meeting room where our delightful guide showed us a video which described the site from its origins to the present state as well as the processes which the wastewater goes through. The project is the largest attempted to date by Southern Water and encompasses pumping stations in Brighton and at points along the A259, which join the old Victorian sewer system in Brighton to the new plant and then to the long-fall sea outlet. The plant is placed in a man-made hollow in the Downs with parts of it extending deep into the chalk. Currently it is in the process of being tested prior to the final handover but it is working as it will do when fully commissioned. The pumps, filters, bacterial degraders and dryers are fully automated and managed from the control room. The water reaching the sea is cleaned to current EU standards. Suitable solid waste product is bacterially cleaned, dried and turned into industrial soil improver and unsuitable material is separated and sent for disposal at designated sites. All this is achieved


with the minimum of human intervention. Our thanks go not only to our helpful and knowledgeable guides on the day but also to all those involved in the planning and construction of the site which has managed to combine an unpleasant necessity with imaginative design to produce an environmentally friendly complex. So friendly in fact that an eagle has had to be employed to keep the seagulls and rooks off the grass roof! Congratulations all round. We had a very enjoyable and enlightening experience.

Thinking Caps on for the Next Big Rotary Quiz The hunt is on once more to discover the Brains of Seaford as the Rotary Club of Seaford plans their next Grand Charity Quiz Night, set for Friday 22 March at Seaford Head School (Lower) in Steyne Road. Eighteen teams entered the fray in March 2012 when the quartet called Welly Wanderers finished top of the pile at the end of a frantic evening of fun and headscratching. Will they be able to defend their title – and the handsome trophy and souvenirs that go with it? The invitations to return are going out to all last year’s contestants who enjoyed fierce competition, a delicious hot, two-course meal, two entertainment breaks and some great prizes including a non-compulsory raffle. Now the booty on offer this time should be even greater, with the Rotary Club of Seaford’s drive for increased sponsorship. Rotary FUNd-raising Committee Chairman Bill Pierce said: “Last year’s event was a great success even though it raised only a modest amount of money for our worthy causes. “Everybody involved said what a fun evening it was and now we want them to come back for more. We could even have a tiny bit more room for newcomers if not all last year’s teams take up the challenge again. We’ve realized we were actually too cheap – and that the contestants will happily help us raise funds from the night with a slight increase in entry fees. “Last year’s fantastic value for a great night’s entertainment will continue with a cost of £30 per team, or 7.50 per person.” So here’s your chance to join the action. If you can raise a team of four from your workplace, shop, office, factory, sports or social club or among neighbours, friends and even just your family, contact Bill on 07971 611431 or piercewilliam991@ for full details and an entry form. Photo by Gerry Peachey

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THE SUSSEX COAST: LAND, SEA & THE GEOGRAPHY OF HOPE A new book about the shoreline – and our love hate relationship with the sea. This new book by local author Rodney Castleden tells, for the first time, the full story of the triangular relationship between land, sea and people along the Sussex coast. The shore has attracted people for thousands of years, for foraging, fishing, trade, defence, and more recently for recreation and retirement. Some settlements have been destroyed as the sea advanced, like the lost villages of Cudlow and Pende and the lost port of Old Winchelsea, others stranded as the sea retreated, like New Winchelsea and Rye. Nearly a million people now live on the Sussex coast, and the problems of managing the relationship between people and the sea have become acute. This book is essential reading for anyone who has a stake in the coast’s future.

of text in a huge book, following the natural drift of beach sand and shingle along towards Kent. The chapter on Seaford Bay tells Seaford’s story in detail from the Ice Age through to the 1987 beach recharge scheme, a flagship project in modern coastal management. The final chapter discusses the long-term future of the coast in the context of sea-level change. The book is over 300 pages long and fully illustrated with over 130 photos, maps, drawings and engravings. The Sussex Coast is on sale at Seaford Museum at £15.95. Also available from or direct from Rodney Castleden at Rookery Cottage, Blatchington Hill, Seaford. Add £3 for postal delivery; free delivery by hand by arrangement – just drop a note through the letterbox. Photo left: The sea broke through the Victorian seawall in the winter of 1945-46

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We love to gaze at the sea, in all kinds of weather, yet we hate what it does to our property, stealing gardens, houses, fields, and eventually whole parishes. We love its unbridled power and its wildness, yet we want to tame it, cage it with seawalls, control it. This is a complex relationship that continually finds expression in art, literature, music – and some costly and controversial engineering works, like the long breakwater at Newhaven and the recharged beach at Seaford. Travelling along from Chichester Harbour to Rye, Rodney explains the processes that have changed the coastline over the centuries, and shows how these changes have shaped local and even national history. Rodney ‘reads’ the coast from west to east like a line


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Shaping our future

Changes to local hospital services – what do they mean for people in Seaford? You may have seen that there will soon be some changes to hospital services in East Sussex: l

Stroke services will be centralised in a specialist centre at Eastbourne DGH. l Emergency and high risk general surgery and emergency and high risk orthopaedic surgery will be centralised in a specialist centre at the Conquest Hospital in Hastings. The doctors in charge of these changes believe the quality of care for patients will improve as a result. Eastbourne DGH will remain a thriving major hospital and the vast majority of patients will not notice any change. Planned operations and procedures, day case surgery, outpatient clinics, diagnostic tests and admissions for all medical conditions will continue as before. For example, if you regularly attend a rheumatology clinic at the DGH you will continue to do so. Everything but the emergency and highest risk elective general surgery and orthopaedic services and stroke will remain at both Eastbourne DGH and Conquest Hospital. People in Seaford will not normally be taken to Hastings for emergency and high risk general and orthopaedic surgery. Instead, the ambulance service will take them to the nearest hospital that can provide the care they need. This will normally be the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

A&E services will still be provided at both Eastbourne DGH and Hastings.

Around 1% of people who use the two East Sussex hospitals each year will be affected.

People from Seaford are already taken to Brighton for some other emergency services, such as Major Trauma.

The changes are expected to be made during 2013. January 2013

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Seaford Tree Wardens Spring Into Action! The best time for planting trees is late autumn and early spring, when the ground is still cold but not frozen, and the trees are still dormant.

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  This March, Seaford Tree Wardens will be joining forces   Contact Jo Green   with residents to plant over 70 new street trees in  Email:     Tel: 07803 575782 Seaford (including Beacon Drive, South Way, Chyngton      Way, Chyngton Road, Millberg Road and Saltwood    Road). Children and teachers will be helping to plant trees outside Chyngton Primary School, and seven wildlife-friendly trees will be planted at the Seahaven District Scouts site on Chichester Road. A mini woodland of native species is planned at Bowden House School and two elm trees will be planted as part of the Conservation Foundation’s Great British Elm experiment This event raised £500 for the Sussex Air Ambulance. The photo shows Mark Stacey and Catherine at St John’s School and Bowden House School. Southern - both antique valuers on the BBC We have been overwhelmed by the amount of interest programme ‘Bargain Hunt’ - talking to Inner Wheel and enthusiasm for tree planting from Seaford residents, member Maureen Edgar. It also proved to be a very many of whom have contributed towards the cost of social event as tea/coffee and scones were on sale for the new trees. If Seaford can keep up the good work those waiting to be seen. we have done so far, we can all look forward to a greener, leafier town.

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Lloyds promise to help first-time buyers Lloyds announced £6.5billion of loans have been set aside for first-time buyers. That’s enough to fund 60,000 new mortgages in 2013. This sounds good and I won’t knock it as there is enough negativity in the housing market being joyously reported by the media already. But it’s worth knowing that the loans are mainly for a loan to the value of 90%. If you buy a 200K property you’ll still need a 20K deposit plus costs. We have been seeing first time buyers with good deposits for several reasons recently. People have had a long time to save, as it has been common knowledge that you need 10% deposit for at least two years. Prices have also fallen and if all else fails the Bank of Mum and Dad is helping out. With the exception of last March when the end of the stamp duty holiday artificially boosted figures, November 2012 saw the highest number of first-time buyers in almost three years. This encouraging trend could be better still. First-time buyers include people who use the Government’s New Buy Scheme. This tops up their deposit in effect and is a good idea but it takes people out of the general market. We need more first-time buyers in the general market because this creates chains and chains build more business, in turn creating jobs and increasing tax revenue. Indeed if you had New Buy available across the market its impact would be huge. As it

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SEAFORD MARTELLO ROTARY CLUB GIVE £5,450 TO CANCER RESEARCH UK FROM SPONSORED WALK Seaford Martello Rotary Club have presented a cheque to representatives of Cancer Research UK, from monies raised on their sponsored walk in May 2012.This brings the total raised to £5,450. At a recent meeting held at Seaford Golf Club, members of SMRC were pleased to welcome Mrs Val Barnes from Cancer Research UK and Doctor Duncan Gilbert, who is a Consultant Oncologist who works at both Eastbourne and Brighton hospitals, specialising mainly in bowel and prostate cancers. He explained that Brighton and Sussex Universities worked jointly in the research of cancer and treatments; this falls into three main areas: Research, Clinical Treatment and trials, and Clinical & Research Forum where research and results are discussed with views towards common goals.The Sussex Universities were also linked with Barts and London hospitals, which gave them

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“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.” (Matthew chapter 25 verse 35) Seahaven Storehouse, launched on 11th February 2013, is a new resource that has been set up within the Seahaven area to provide necessary basic food supplies for individuals and families within our area who are in need. It has been set up by Dawn Woodgate from Seaford and with the support of Seaford Community Church. Through the Storehouse Dawn plans to collect donations of various basic food items which will then be distributed to those in need in our area via contacts with agencies such as Social Services, schools and Children’s Centres. Dawn has long dreamt of finding a practical way of supporting people in need and in talking about why she has chosen to set up a Storehouse states “in this day and age nobody should go hungry as there is enough food to go around. Together we can make a difference in our own community to people’s lives.” Throughout December Dawn was able to use donations of food supplied by the Eastbourne Foodbank to feed 12 families in our area demonstrating that there is a need for a resource like this in the Seahaven area. A mum who received a food parcel via her worker from ‘SWIFT Specialist Family Services’ stated that “the Christmas hamper from the SWIFT Team made Christmas, Christmas. I can never let you know enough how grateful I was - I could have cried when I got it.” Initially Seahaven Storehouse is starting with a food collection bin at Morrison’s in Seaford but if successful will seek to approach other local stores in our area to support this exciting initiative. If you would like to know more about Seahaven Storehouse or find out how you can donate items of food then contact Dawn Woodgate on 07921 844930 or email to


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MARCH 2nd: Charity Music Night for Macmillan Nurses, 7.30 - 11.30pm, featuring Duncan Richards, John Hayes with Liam Hutt, Richard Cosstick and Alan Stanyard. Please attend this worthy cause - a great night of varied live music of all styles for all tastes. Food served between 6 - 7.30pm Chicken Korma / Beef Madras served with rice, poppadom and mango chutney, £6.50

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By Chris Ashurst A first book from Seaford photographer Chris Ashurst, this book sets out to capture something of the scenic and natural beauty of the Norwegian coastline and settlements from Bergen to the Russian Border on the Barents Sea. The book also features sections on the Oslo Opera House and the Dovre Railway, as well as historical and other fascinating information. Over 400 photographs are spread over some 200 plus pages with sections on the challenges of photographing from a moving boat, and other photographic information.



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A view from the Potting Shed this around your flower- beds or around shrubs and bushes where it can be eaten by pets. Some symptoms to watch out for include skin irritation, upset stomach, sickness & diarrhoea, excessive drooling, rapid breathing, fits and fever


The next member’s Social Evening is on Thursday 28th March at 7pm. The guest speaker is Dr Sally White. Her subject is “Lewes Castle”.Society members may now join the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) at a reduced introductory rate. Joining entitles them to free entry for themselves and a guest to RHS gardens. They are also entitled book holidays with the new RHS Garden Holidays World Wide Tours. Further information available from any committee member.



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MARCH checklist

3 Watch out for frogspawn in ponds. Ponds can still get icy. Clean out all dead and decaying foliage. 3 Erect canes or suitable structure to grow Sweet Peas for our Summer Show. Plant out autumn-sown seeds that have over wintered. Wait for a few warm days. 3 Most days should now be warming up nicely. Prepare ground for planting potatoes by the end of the month. 3 Start sowing early carrots. Sow main crop later in the month. Be prepared to cover if frost threatened. 3 Divide congested clumps of perennials before they make too much growth.

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What should you do if you do suspect a problem? Firstly, you stay calm and don’t panic. It is most important that you contact your vet immediately and explain the problem. Keep a note of your vet’s contact telephone number

to hand to avoid delays. If possible obtain a sample of the suspected problem plant so it can be identified. Keep your pet warm and calm and most importantly ‘keep calm yourself. For more information on this subject consult your vet, local garden centre information service or go on line. nt MO h


hould we be worried that some plants in the garden are poisonous to animals? Most gardeners are aware that certain plants in the garden can be extremely poisonous and do take the necessary precautions particularly with children or grandchildren. But we may be less cautious regarding the plants that would not worry us but may upset pets, particularly our dogs. Dogs and cats may be left to wander around the garden at their leisure but if they are anything like mine they can nibble at plants and grasses particularly when they already feel unwell. It’s as if they think that eating grasses and leaves may help them feel better. However, some common garden plants can be toxic if eaten or chewed by pets.These include onions, rhubarb leaves, some species of ivy, daffodil bulbs, castoroil plant, cherry laurel, laburnum, lilies and lily of the valley, azalea, foxgloves, gladioli, morning glory and hyacinths. Whilst chocolate in itself may not be a problem the additives that are put in by manufacturers may cause some harm.You should also be careful in the use of Cocoa Mulch. Do not spread


Lemons have been popular in this country since Victorian times. In wealthy estate houses they would be grown in large pots, which enabled them to be wheeled into heated glasshouses for the winter. Lemon was known to be a preventative for scurvy and was a popular refreshing drink on hot sunny days. Modern varieties of lemon are quite tough and can withstand some low temperatures but they must not be touched by frost. Plant in tubs using rich, well-drained ericaceous soil so they can be moved indoors for the winter. In late spring gradually move them outdoors when all chance of frost has gone. Water regularly using rain-water where available. Give them a weekly feed of liquid manure and the occasional feed of Sequestrene. Most garden centres will stock special feeds for citrus plants. Finally, they do appreciate help with pollination. Use a fine brush or rabbit’s tail to transfer pollen between flowers. Do this about midday when the pollen is warm and ripe. With a little care you should get a lovely plant with aromatic leaves and something to put in your gin or squeeze onto pancakes! Mike Parker (Chairman)

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Seaford Gardening Club February began with some rain, a little sunshine and cold winds. Let’s hope we do not suffer any more snowfalls or bitter weather! The snowdrops are about to burst into their pure white and dancing flowers and the hellebores have been out for a week or so, sporting their intricate patterned petals. It will soon be time to start a tidy-up in the garden and think about seeds and plants for the summer. Why is it that weeds survive and multiply in the colder weather but other things suffer?! Our talk on Wednesday 30th January entitled ‘A walk round Alfriston’, given by Kevin Gordon, was both interesting and informative. He was greeted by a packed audience (including 13 visitors, as well as members) who were entertained by his knowledge and slides for over an hour. Alfriston has a population of between 400 and 500 and dates back to Roman and Saxon days. A Saxon grave was found in Winton Street on one excavation. Many of the buildings are built using flint, including the 14th-century church which is in the shape of a cross. This is a large, fine structure containing artefacts, stained-glass windows and various monuments. The War Memorial Hall stands nearby, where various activities and functions take place. The Market Cross stands in the Market Square in the middle of the High Street and is the only one in East Sussex. The old Post Office and General Store date from Georgian times. The first postman was named ‘Old Sands’ and he walked from Lewes to Alfriston every day! There are several pubs, all with their hidey-holes and passages dating back to the smuggler

days and hotels, such as Dean’s Place (once a private home) and the Wingrove. The first National Trust property, purchased for £10, is the Clergy House (above), which stands near the church – well worth a visit. We were shown slides of some of the older houses still in existence and reminded also of perhaps Alfriston’s present well-known resident, Lord Denis Healy, who often relates that he ‘never had a winter in my life, as my wife provided permanent sunshine’ – what a wonderful way to remember their long, happy marriage. Kevin mentioned many more facts about this lovely, interesting, historic village nestling in the South Downs. We will certainly ask him back again in the future. Our next talk on Wednesday 27th March will be by Mr Ray Hale, at 7.30 pm in the Clinton Centre, Clinton Place, Seaford. The subject will be ‘A stroll along an English country lane‘. Please use the entrance door opposite Tesco’s. Visitors are welcome for a fee of £2 or you can join for a yearly fee of £10 – there are no extra entry charges. Do come along and join a friendly gathering as we know you will enjoy your evening with us. The 2013 outings programme is also available. More information can be obtained by phoning Anne Silk on 01323 491331 or visit the website

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Anne Silk,Vice Chair/ Shared Treasurer & Social Secretary of the Seaford Gardening Club

Anne has lived in Seaford since 1975 and as well as being involved with Seaford Gardening Club, she is also a member of the National Trust Seaford Association, Seaford & District Horticultural Society, Newhaven U3A and the Hard of Hearing Club. Anne went to school in Hampshire and attended a convent secondary school in Salisbury. Now retired, she previously worked in accounts at BT in Brighton and as a child minder. She is widowed with two sons, John and Simon, and has a large, eight-year-old, long haired tabby cat, called Gismo. What do you like best about Seaford? Its friendly residents, lovely seafront and country walks. What book are you reading? ‘A street cat named Bob’. What is your favourite film? Recent favourite is ‘Mamma Mia’ as it cheers me up! How do you relax? Gardening or spending time with my good friends watching film shows or just having a meal and drink in our favourite pub! What is your favourite journey? Crossing to the Isles of Scilly by helicopter – really exciting! What is the best advice you have ever been given? Smile and the world smiles with you. What is your favourite song or piece of music? I like a variety of music - no particular favourite, but enjoy light classical, country and western – and especially Johnny Mathis and the Bee Gees! How would you spend a million pounds? Help my family and friends and donate some to the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research. What is your favourite smell? Newly mown grass, roses and sweet peas. What is the first line of your favourite poem? ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’ by William Wordsworth. What makes you sad? Bad manners, as it is so unnecessary, and snobbery. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Knowing my family and friends are healthy and happy. What is your greatest extravagance? Spending money on feeding the garden birds – they give me such pleasure watching them. What has been your most embarrassing moment? Putting a condolence card into the wrong envelope – taught me to be more careful in future! What is the most important lesson life has taught you? To have plenty of patience and a good sense of humour What is your greatest fear? Dying on my own. What or who is the greatest love in your life? My family, especially my grandson who was much loved by my late husband – it is a pity he did not live long enough to see him grow up. Which person in history would you most like to meet? Gertrude Jekyll – she was so clever at garden design. What would your motto be? We only have one life – make the most of it and live it to the full.

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Seaford in Bloom The first Seaford in Bloom 2013 fund-raising event is the always popular Soup, Spud & Pud Lunch with home-made soups, potato fillings and puddings. This will take place in St Leonard’s Church Hall on Tuesday 12th March from 12.30pm to 2pm. Entry is by ticket only. Tickets costing £7 including coffee, are now available from Fotobox in Broad Street and Rowland Gorringe Estate Agents, Station Approach Seaford. All the money raised from our events goes towards funding the floral displays in Seaford, which get better and better each year.

Other future events in 2013: Wednesday 15th May: A Golf Day for Seaford in Bloom at Blatchington Golf Course Tuesday 9th July: Judging of the Seaford in Bloom Floral Competition Sunday 14th July: Seaford in Bloom Open Gardens Day

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Exchange Community Garden


Sheltering in the polytunnel at the Exchange Garden in the Crouch the other Wednesday morning as the heavens opened yet again it was great to think that in future none of that rain will get wasted, thanks to South East Water’s Community Chest Fund, which is so generously donating cash for us to buy water butts and an irrigation system. Now, however dry a summer we get, the vegetables will never go thirsty. People are just so generous. We have also been able to buy a new secure store for our precious tools, thanks to Seahaven Lions, and the other hugely appreciated gifts include a host of bulbs from B&Q, Newhaven, so we

have been busy planting up begonias, irises and cannas to name but a few species, not only to provide interest in the beds, but to sell at the sales tables... ... Speaking of which, Dan is getting ready to make some new ones to replace the somewhat rickety tables we have been using, to be constructed from pallets donated by Josh from Seaford printers Tansleys. In fact that wood is going to be so useful and Dan’s got plans for building much-needed shelving, staging and bird boxes. It’s going to be a busy, colourful spring, so please come in and see us on Wednesday mornings from 9.30-12.30. We love the excuse to stop what we’re doing to give a guided tour and exchange ideas, so do join us. Photo: March should see us out of the polytunnel and enjoying a tea break in the first warm sunshine, sheltered by our high walls. L-R: Andrea, Bob, Pam (whose daughter Sophie took the picture), Mike and Diana.


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Running Commentary... The highlight for many runners this month will be the Hastings Half Marathon. It has ranked among the best in the country for many years and is ideal preparation for events such as the London, Steyning and Brighton Marathons. Despite it being a tough course it still attracts around 5000 entrants, many of whom will be first-timers as well as a huge number of runners who run it every year.

descend but unfortunately, it drops too steeply to really enjoy, and there’s still another uphill section to negotiate. The final 3 miles is along the busy promenade from the ‘Old Town’ fishing village of Hastings to the finishing line, but you can only take advantage of this flat section of the race if you have saved something and paced yourself well, and not spent all your energy on the uphill bits or had the stuffing knocked out of you on the steep downhill parts.

The Hastings Half Marathon is a very friendly and superbly Starting on the Hastings seafront, you have barely a minute organised race with plenty of energetic cheering from the of flat, easy running before a sharp right turn takes you up enthusiastic spectators around the entire route, with the a short, steep road. Minutes later you will have returned finishing straight being particularly noisy and uplifting. If it is to ‘sea level’ for another brief spell of flat road running. also a bright, sunny Spring morning then it will tick all the Those ‘Hastings regulars’ will know that this is merely a lull boxes for most runners. It is definitely one for the memory before the storm, which begins when you turn into Harley banks and will make any other race seem easy. Shute Road. The generous and excited chatter and vocal Also during March is the Eastbourne Half Marathon (on camaraderie that has been the background music for the the 3rd) which has almost too much seafront running in first mile diminishes rapidly as the lungs have to dig deep its course, and the Worthing 20-mile race on the 24th, to satisfy the sudden demands of another sharp but much comprising four dead flat laps of 5 miles - boring in the longer incline. The route levels for a short while before extreme perhaps but again, perfect preparation for a spring Queensway and the 3-mile point beckon. From here there marathon, and I recommend them both. Although March is a long, drawn-out climb that seems to go on and up for is dominated by long-distance races there are still plenty of ever...but really only for another 2 miles, until it reaches the shorter events to be found on the Sussex Races website. A2100, the road that, roughly speaking, skirts the northern Also worth googling is Eastbourne parkrun for info on edge of Hastings. For the next three miles the course is a weekly 5km1runs in the Shinewater area. They’re free, timed, Gingerfit_halfPage Ad:Layout 1 2/2/09 11:46 Page blend of fairly level road and more annoying little climbs. every Saturday and any pace is OK. Only at the nine-mile point does the route begin to Martin Bulger, founder member of Seaford Striders Running Club

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The Seaford Twinners are offering two social events in March, one of them a brand new venture. At the White Lion Pub in Belgrave Road they are launching German Conversation Evenings. The Twinning group, with its twin town Bönningstedt in Germany, is calling on all those who enjoy chatting in the German language, to meet to enjoy a convivial evening with a bar on hand, and pub food available for those who’d like it. Whether you are from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, ‘northern’ Italy; or whether you learned German at school, in evening classes, or in the Forces, this is an opportunity to practise or just chat.

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There is no charge to attend this first meeting, which is in the function room at the White Lion from 7pm onwards on Monday 4th March. No need to book, just turn up. Future events will be in evenings, or daytime, as supporters decide. As with all Seaford Twinning events, there will be a raffle. Seaford’s Twinners will also have information about visits to and from northern Germany. On Saturday 9th March the same group are hosting Skittles with a hot buffet lunch at the Royal Oak, Barcombe, starting at 11am. This event, costing £11, can be booked by phoning Garry on 01424 201610. Membership details for the Seaford Twinning Association itself are available from Liz on 01323 896315. Seaford Scene is a completely independent small business. All rights are reserved over the content and design of Seaford Scene unless agreed otherwise. The opinions expressed in editorial matter are not necessarily those of the publisher. Every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of entries. Seaford Scene cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage caused by errors, omissions or alterations and assumes no risk or liability for articles or adverts or the accuracy of the facts within them, that are provided by contributors. Seaford Scene does not endorse companies, products or services that appear in this magazine.

We are looking for new members and invite you to join us. The atmosphere at the club is relaxed and informal with the emphasis on enjoying the time together. We have spaces on the following sessions. MONDAY Art Class: 10am - 12noon Art Class: 2 - 4pm Whist/Phase 10: 2 - 4pm Tuesday Art Class: 10am - 12noon Ladies’ Social/Rummy Kub: 2 - 4pm WEDNESDAY Art Class: 10am - 12noon Choir: 10.30 - 1.30 Bridge: 2 - 4pm Chat and Hobby: 2 - 4pm Wednesday Lunch Club 12.30 THURSDAY Art Class: 10am - 12noon Scrabble: 10am - 12noon FRIDAY Art Class: 10am - 12noon There are no special requirements for joining the choir, other than an interest in singing. There is no formal teaching in the art class – just a “help and be helped” approach from a friendly group with very mixed abilities. Just come along and meet us or phone 01323 896422 on Tuesdays between 10am and 12noon. You are welcome to come to two sessions free of charge to see if you like the club. Thereafter there is an annual membership fee of just £50 and you may come to as many sessions a week as you like. There is a charge for lunch. We also offer Keep Fit, Exercise and Dance, Snooker and Table Tennis and space on these will become available during the year.

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Arts@theCrypt will be holding a Shared Exhibition with Artist in Residence, John Amos, from 23rd to 28th March 2013. Open daily 10.30am to 4.30pm at The Crypt Gallery, 23 Church Street, Seaford. There will be six exhibitors in the gallery to include Jaime Etherington, Marion Prentice, Richard Walsh, Lisa Joffe, Hazel Holden and Lesley Harvey.

what’s on at the hop? Hop Gallery Contemporary Spring Show Sat 2nd to Sun 10th March Open: Tues to Sat 10.30am - 5pm, closed Mon. Local, regional and international artists Esther Caplin, Anne Crawford, Lindy Dunbar, JanaNicole, Chris Knox, Allen Mackenzie, Peter Messer, Karen Norfolk, Nick Orsborn and Jane Wateridge come together with an interesting and diverse mix of contemporary art including sculptures, paintings, prints, jewellery, life drawings collage and textiles. ‘Here Was A Temple’ by Esther Caplin

‘A Part Of My Life’ by Neville Symonds Sat 16th to Thurs 28th March Open: Tues to Sat 12noon - 3pm. Closed Mon. Painting by John Amos

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The first of this year’s lectures is by that well-known Art Historian Kay Blackburn who will talk on Michelangelo. Kay is a brilliant speaker and I know this lecture will be greatly enjoyed . Can I stress that to ensure a good seat book in advance. Either phone 01323 891910 and book or go to Stephen Newberry Estate Agents, Church Road, Seaford. The event takes place on March 5th at 2.30pm in St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Road at a cost of £5 to include tea and homemade cake. Shirley Linsell

Neville Symonds, an Australian, came to England just after the war to pursue his academic career. His involvement in art came about in 1954 by the chance enrolment in an evening class at St Martin’s School of Art in London. It was there that he met his future wife and developed a taste for drawing and painting. His studies continued with spells in London, Dublin and the USA, culminating in 1965 when as one of the original professors, he helped to set up the University of Sussex. Since then he has lived in the small village of Kingston, East Sussex. Before his retirement in 1989 his artistic interests were mostly confined to the odd evening class and family holiday. After then, drawing and painting along with his other great interest, sailing his yacht out of Newhaven Marina, became major elements in his life.

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ST JAMES’ TRUST WINTER NEWS APOLOGY We would like to refer you back to the following statements in our Winter News Article published in the February issue of Seaford Scene. There are ambiguities that require clarification to ensure that no one jumps to the wrong conclusions. First: “The debacle with the local builder and the Gym Building was finally sorted out in court, but although we were awarded costs by the Judge, the man’s reaction was to laugh and tell us he was quite happy to go bankrupt, again, rather than pay us anything ,what a charmer. “ We would like to make it absolutely clear that the disreputable, low-life, local builder referred to in the above statement is NOT Mr. Nick Allen, of Nick Allen Building Service Ltd., the company that rents a small yard in the Trust property. Nick Allen Building Service are good tenants with whom we have a very good working relationship.


Second: “I am now in my third year as Chairman of the Trust. We need to find a vice-chair soon as I wish to split the Chairman’s job from that of the MD/Administrator. I hope to be able to hand over the Chair in July 2013 so that I can concentrate on the refurbishment of the Clubhouse and oversee the sale of the Gym.” Bryan Turner will be continuing as Chairman until a replacement can be found. He will then take on the general management of the Trust. He has no intention of leaving the Trust in the lurch and hopes to serve for the foreseeable future. If you are interested in giving some time as a volunteer or would like to know more about the Trust and what we do please telephone 01323 492800 between 9am. and 1pm or go to our website: Bryan Turner, Chairman.


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Barn Theatre, 23rd - 27th January Once again, Seaford Musical Theatre’s annual pantomime succeeded in entertaining the audience with an enthusiastic production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, directed by Tony Betts. From start to finish the audience is taken on a journey of good versus evil with excellent performances from Sue James, the wicked Queen Avarice - “she’s the meanest queen you’ve ever seen” and the perfectly cast and beautiful Snow White, played by Shana Edwards. The show has many colourful characters, including the amusingly camp Merlin of the Magic Mirror, Ricky Clarke; the eccentric pantomime Dame Edna Bucket, played by Robert Horsecraft; joke-a-minute Chuckles played by Shar Turnbull and the witty comedy duo of Justice Quill and Scribbles played by John Walsh and Sarah Eaton. Dave Terry plays the limping Slurp (“wrong leg!”) who is put under a spell by the nasty Queen Avarice (boo, hiss) and ordered to kill Snow White. However the gentle Fairy Good Fortune and narrator of the story, Angie Wright, comes to the rescue, removes the spell and instead puts Snow White to sleep. In the woods we meet the Seven Dwarfs - Smiley, Blushful, Snoozy, Sniffle, Dozy, Grumpy and Brainy, the forest animals, performed by the young dancers from Seahaven Dance School and the spirits of the forest played by the rest of the cast. Snow White sings a delightful solo of ‘Hushabye Mountain’ whilst Prince Ferdinand, gallantly played by Julie Terry, gives a confident rendition of ‘I just haven’t met you yet’. Packed with jokes and well-known songs such as ‘Mr Blue Sky’, ‘Talk to the Animals, and ‘You’re the One that I Want’, along with all the panto favourites, ‘it’s behind you’ and ‘oh no she shouldn’t, oh yes she should’, the highlight for me was the ‘If I was not in a pantomime’ scene - outstanding choreography and hilariously funny - they must have had some laughs rehearsing that one!

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BUTTERFLIES OF SEAFORD & SURROUNDING AREA Photos l-r: Male Orange-tip, underside of a male Orange-tip, Speckled Wood


With the evenings beginning to draw out and the sun growing again in strength the feeling that spring is just around the corner grows almost daily. The butterflies on the wing in early March are still those species that have hibernated over the winter with appearances on those warmer days of mainly Brimstone, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell and Red Admiral, but by the middle of the month the first of the year’s newly emerging species start to fly with the Orange-tip being the most obvious. Many wildlife enthusiasts see sightings of this species as the first true signs of Spring with the male butterfly, white with orange wing tips, flying along country roads or woodland verges on sunnier, warm days hunting out the females which have no orange wing tips, where the food-plant of cuckoo flower, garlic mustard and other crucifer plants grow.

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M.A.D. by Alan Morton

“what’s the rush?” “It’s on the telly Dad, the Russians have shot down a plane… an American plane. Saturday 27th October 1962 Steve cursed under his breath and shot a glance at his “Ian Jones, at school, says the world is going to end and we will all be killed… he is in class J1… that’s the top class!” fearful - looking wife. Panic took a hold of him and he “Well Amanda, you shouldn’t listen to what he has to say; shouted at his son. “Off to bed with you, and stop talking about this to your sister, you’re upsetting her… and your he is just trying to frighten you,” replied her mother. Amanda’s father, Steve, had been waiting for a BBC news mother… go on… be off with you.” Eddie looked shocked and ran out of the room and bulletin on the radio, but he turned it off and looked across stomped up the stairs to his bedroom. to his wife and shook his head in disbelief. “Where is Cuba, Daddy? Eddie says it’s near America and Steve turned the radio back on and the couple waited for it to warm up; the only sound was the occasional spit they are very cross and Russia are going to blow them up or crackle from the coal fire that Steve was now prodding with a very large, new, queer bomb.” “Don’t you worry poppet, Mummy’s right, there’s nothing with a poker. A few minutes later the news bulletin confirmed their to worry about. What your brother means is that Russia fears, the Russians had shot down an American U-2 fighter has made America a bit angry, but it will be ok.” that had strayed into their air space. “Will they be friends again?” “Yes, of course they will,” replied Amanda’s mother, Rene. Rene broke down in tears and Steve put his arm around her shoulders to comfort her. “Now come on, up the wooden hills to Bedfordshire. In a few minutes I will come up and tuck you in and give you a “To be honest, although it hasn’t helped, I don’t think it has changed anything. In view of the situation, I guess the kiss goodnight.” Amanda’s parents waited until they could hear her alight- Russians were within their rights to shoot it down. If it had ing the stairs and Rene was just about to speak when Steve been the other way around, then it would be different. All is not lost yet,” but he wasn’t convinced. pre-empted her. “I’ll have a word with Eddie; it’s hardly his fault… they are “Come on old girl, there’s nothing we can do; might as well watch the telly as sit here moping.” bound to be talking about all this at school. It’s just as well “I want the kids in with us tonight,” said Rene suddenly, they don’t understand the enormity of it all.” and Steve agreed. “I feel so helpless,” he continued, drawing on his Before going to bed, Steve set the clocks back an hour. pipe and filling the room with a grey fug. “Our lives, and that of humanity, in the hands of a couple of politicians who It was the night that British Summer Time ended, and he thought it somewhat ironic that daylight saving was to end we can only hope have the sanity to come to their senses.” “Do you think the Russians will back down?” asked Rene. and the nights would now be long and dark. It seemed an insignificant act as the world stood on the brink of nuclear war. “Who knows, they must do… surely. They have no That night the couple drew comfort from being together option, that’s the worrying thing. If they can get out of this as a family all in one bed, although it was uncomfortable mess without losing face then maybe, but it’s too close as the children tossed and turned constantly. At one point to call… Mutually Assured Destruction… it makes you wonder if they chose the words to fit the acronym, because Amanda’s arm threw out and hit Steve square on the nose just after he had managed to drop off to sleep. that what it is, complete madness! Is this what I fought * through the last lot for? Fifteen years of peace, then total Twenty-four fours later Steve and Rene lay in bed togethannihilation. General Patton said we should have continer with a feeling that the weight of the world had been lifted ued our path through Germany back in ’45 and taken the from their shoulders. It was over. Khrushchev had acceded to Russians out while we had the chance; by then they were Kennedy’s demands regarding nuclear deployment on Cuba, the real threat. The worrying thing is if he had been alive and he in turn had agreed to Russian requests to demilitarise today he may have made it to President, so maybe that is in other geographical regions. Sanity had prevailed. something to be thankful for.” “I’m not going to work tomorrow.” said Steve. “The kids “He would have been too old by now wouldn’t he?” are on half-term break and we can go to the park, fly a kite, observed Rene. walk down a leafy lane, go to the seaside, anything.” “Yes, I guess so,” replied Ian, tapping the bowl of his pipe “Are you sure,” replied Rene. against the grate of the fire. “Yes, why not. I might even cut the grass and wash the car.” “Maybe they will come to some sort of agreement,” “You hate doing that.” continued Rene hopefully. “A compromise where neither “Suddenly the mundane doesn’t seem quite so mundane side is seen as having lost face.” She knew she was putting anymore. I just want to celebrate.” on an optimistic air; she didn’t really believe it was going Rene knew the answer, but she asked it anyway. “Celebrate to happen, and was truly scared… scared that they were what?” facing Armageddon. “Being alive!” The door to the dining room opened and Eddie, Amanda’s elder brother, burst in. Alan Morton - Author of the Beatles Generation “For goodness sake son, take it easy,” exclaimed his father, Please mention Seaford Scene when contacting advertisers 88

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WHAT’S ON? Friday 1st March Seaford Music Society Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 7.45pm. Rosalind Ventris (viola), Lara Dodds-Eden (piano). Bach, Hindemith and Paganini. Tel: 01323 895812 Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. Singers and Musicians Night. All welcome. Seaford Hard of Hearing Club St James’ Clubhouse, Blatchington Road, Seaford 2pm. Tel: 01323 898628 The Hampden Arms South Heighton Jam Night - electric and acoustic. Tel: 01273 514529 or 07873 751166 Saturday 2nd Grand March Hare Bazaar St. Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Seaford 10am - 12 noon. Cakes, coffee, fancy goods, collectables, books. Seaford Sweethearts WI Nearly New Sale Clinton Centre, Clinton Place 10am - 12.30pm. Baby & children’s clothes and toys nursery and maternity. Tea/ coffee and homemade cake £2. Sellers register at seafordwi@ Seaford Baptist Church Belgrave Road 2 - 6pm. ‘Get Plugged In’. Youth Showcase event for ages 11 18. Displays, workshops, tuck, music. Whole family welcome. Free entry.

Monday 4th Seaford Twinning Association White Lion, Belgrave Road 7pm. German Conversation evening for German speakers of any age and standard. Bar and food available, plus raffle. Tuesday 5th East Blatchington Lectures St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Road, Seaford 2.30pm. ‘Michelangelo’ by Kay Blackburn. Tickets £5 including refreshments available from Stephen Newberry Estate Agents, Church Street or tel: 01323 891910. Seaford Head Probus Club Seaford Golf Club, Blatchington Monthly meeting and lunch for members and guests. Tel: 01323 896373 Seaford Lecture & Literary Club St Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford 7.30pm - 8.30pm. ‘Wildlife of East Sussex’. Illustrated lecture by Dr Kate Cole. Tel: 01323 899987 or 01323 893270. Seahaven Friendship Club Seaford Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane 8pm. We welcome old and new members to join us in a wide range of social events. For more information, tel the membership secretary 01323 895625 Wednesday 6th The Wednesday Group Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 7.30pm. Meeting in the Wesley Room. Pam Vieler ‘Memories after the War’. Tel: 01323 891003 Thursday 7th Seaford Inner Light Club St Peter’s Hall, Belgrave Road Seaford Constitutional Club 2pm. Entertainment, tea & raffle. Crouch Lane, Seaford Monthly meeting for Blind & 7.30 - 11pm. Charity Music Partially Sighted Persons. Night for Macmillan nurses. Featuring Duncan Richards, John Tel: 01323 899592. Seaford Bonfire Society Open Hayes and more. Committee Meeting Tel: 01323 890087 The White Lion Hotel, The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road Claremont Road, Seaford 7pm. A chance to join and meet 8.45pm. Loose Change. the committee. Tel: 01323 890154 Family Roots, Eastbourne & Sunday 3rd District Family History Society Cuckmere Valley Transition Ocklynge School,Victoria Alfriston War Memorial Hall Drive, Eastbourne 3pm. ‘Weird Weather!’ Illustrated 7.15 for 7.30pm. Speakers talk by Roger Blackmore. Tea, Meryl Atty and Audrey Gillett cakes, questions, discussion. on ‘From Scribble to Script’. Admission £3. Visitors £1.50 inc. refreshments. Tel: Jane Jones on 01323 870409 Book stand and help desk


available. Tel: 01323 731792 Friday 8th Seahaven Lioness Club Barn Dance Seaford Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane With live band ‘Ded Efnic’. All proceeds to Leo House Children’s Hospice Service. Tickets £8, available from Stephen Newberry Estate Agents, Church St, or Lioness Pat on 01323 894085. Seaford Community Cinema Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 7.30pm. ‘Kid with a Bike’ (Cert. 12A). With Cecile de France, Fabrizio Rongione. Dir. JeanPierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne. Tickets £6/£5/£3.50. Advance booking at Seaford Tourist Office or online. Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. Ben Paley and Tab Hunter. Traditional music from Ireland, America, Sweden & East Europe. The Hampden Arms South Heighton Fat Belly Jones. Tel: 01273 514529 or 07873 751166 Saturday 9th Seaford Twinning Association Royal Oak, Barcombe 11am. Pub skittles and buffet lunch for members, guests and anyone interested in joining. All standards/ages welcome. £11. Please book on 01424 201610. The Sam Jones Show The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 7.30pm. Fun-packed, mayhem and madness with magic, puppets, comedy and music. Fun for all the family. Tickets at www. or tel: 07710 426321. Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. Crystal Clear. Tel: 01323 890087 The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Bingo. Tel: 01323 890154 Sunday 10th Seven Sisters Lace Society WI Claremont Hall, Claremont Road 10am - 4pm. Join a friendly group of lacemakers for a day’s lacemaking (bring a packed lunch). All lacemakers welcome.

International Women’s Day Newhaven Fort, Fort Road, Newhaven 2pm - 4pm. Series of short talks about inspirational wartime women. Tel: 01273 517622. Monday 11th New Moon Gong Ceremony Gong Gardens, Sutton Road 6.30pm for 7pm start. Voluntary £10 contribution or exchange. Free Gong session and CD for pregnant ladies. Tel: 01323 890101 or 07973 227175. Tuesday 12th Probus Club of Seaford Seven Sisters Hotel, Alfriston Rd 12 noon for 1pm lunch. Monthly meeting with 3-course meal and speaker. Tel: 01323 894939 or 01323 897546. Seaford Natural History Society St Luke’s Church Centre, Walmer Road 2.15pm. ‘The 2007-2011 National Bird Atlas: a Sussex Perspective’ by Richard Cowser. Tel: 01323 491964 www. Guest House Storytellers Hillcrest Community Centre, Newhaven 7 for 7.30pm. Professional storyteller/actor Sarah Rundle with tales from Lands of Mystery & Desire. Tickets £6 in adv. at Hillcrest Café or email:, tel: 01825 873477. £7 on the door. Seaford Lecture & Literary Club St Leonard’s Church Hall 7.30pm - 8.30pm. ‘Northern Ireland Duties’. Illustrated lecture by Ray Hazan. Tel: 01323 899987 or 01323 893270. Wednesday 13th Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Claremont Rd 2pm. Members only meeting. Speaker Gilly Halcrow on ‘The History of Food, Drink & Table Manners’. Easter raffle. Seaford & Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch Association Police Station, 37 Church Street 7pm. Central Area police panel meeting. Discuss local issues with your police community support officers. Tel: Richard Bosworth on 01323 492506 Quiz Night The Pavilion, Chattery Court, Dane Road 6pm. Tickets £8.95 including supper and wine. Coffee and desserts available. Book now. Tel: 01323 894864.

Seaford & District Stamp Club Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 7.15pm. AGM and club competition. Tel: 01323 890699 Weds 13th - Sat 16th Seaford Head School presents ‘Grease’ Seaford Head School, Arundel Rd 7.30pm. Tickets available from Arundel Rd and Steyne Rd receptions. £6 adults, £4 students & OAPs, under-6s free. Tel: 01323 891623. Friday 15th Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. Bob Wood. Warm and engaging solo singer and performer. The Hampden Arms South Heighton Blues Issue. Tel: 01273 514529 or 07873 751166 Saturday 16th Seaford Martello WI Spring Fayre St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Seaford 10am - 12 noon. Easter eggs, crafts, plants, books, homemade cakes, savouries, jams, chutneys, all at bargain prices. Enjoy a tea/ coffee and a chat. All welcome. Seaford Museum & Heritage Society Seaford Museum, Martello Tower 11am - 3pm. ‘Sea Breezes & Sea Beans’, opening of a new exhibition. Free entry. Runs for 10 months. Tel: 01323 898222 Newhaven Fort Fort Road, Newhaven 12.30pm & 2.30pm. Guided tours. To reserve a place tel: 01273 517622. Lunchtime Concert St. Leonard’s Church, Seaford 1pm. Rosemary Kemp - piano. Concert approx 1 hour. Free and self-supporting with donations given by our generous audience. Hillcrest Film Society Hillcrest Centre, Hillcrest Rd, Newhaven 7.30pm. ‘The Guru’ (Cert. 15). Tickets £4.50, available at the Hillcrest Centre. Tel: 01273, 512376, email: film@ Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. Red Nose Comic Relief Quiz Night. Food 6-8pm. Tel: 01323 890087

The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. The Fabulous TTs. Tel: 01323 890154 Saturday 16th - Thursday 28th ‘A Part of My Life’, Neville Symonds Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane, Lewes Sat 16th 12 noon - 3pm, then Tues - Sat 10.30am - 5pm, Sun 12 noon - 5pm, closed Monday. Drawings and paintings. Tel: 07740 424949 www.hopgallery. com Sunday 17th The All New Sunday Lunch Club St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Road 1pm. Sunday roast and gettogether for Seaford senior citizens. £5. Transport can be arranged. To book and further details tel: 01323 892327 Tuesday 19th Seaford Lecture & Literary Club St Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford 7.30pm - 8.30pm. ‘Wild Grizzlies’. Illustrated lecture by Ian Rumley-Dawson. Tel: 01323 899987 or 01323 893270. Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Claremont Rd 2pm. Scrabble. Wednesday 20th Seaford National Trust Assoc. Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 2.30pm. ‘My Grandfather and the German Resistance’ by Kate Tym. Tel: 01323 899573. Thursday 21st Seaford & Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch Association St Leonards Church Hall, Church Lane 7pm. AGM. Open to all existing and potential members, deliverers and co-ordinators. Light refreshments. Tel: Mark Brown on 01323 893861. Friday 22nd Music Club St James’ Trust Clubhouse 2pm. Music club with Charles at 2pm. Contact SJT 01323 492800 Seaford Museum & Heritage Society Seaford Museum, Martello Tower 6.30pm. AGM for members only followed by a talk by Richard Hunter on figurehead restoration. Tel: 01323 898222

Rotary Club of Seaford Seaford Head School lower site, Steyne Road 7.30pm. Quiz Night. Teams of 4, £30 per team including dinner. Tel: 07971 611431 or email:

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Seaford Gardening Club Clinton Centre, Clinton Place 7.30pm. Talk by Ray Hale ‘A Seaford Community Cinema Stroll Along an English Country Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 7.30pm. ‘Drive’ (Cert. 18). With Lane’. Tel: 01323 491331 Carey Mulligan, Ryan Gosling. Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn. Tickets Thursday 28th £6/£5/£3.50. Advance booking Seaford & District at Seaford Tourist Office or at Horticultural Society St. Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford Seaford Folk Club 7pm. Dr Sally White on ‘Lewes The Royal British Legion, Castle’. Social evening for Claremont Road members only. 8pm. Silk Purse. Mother and Tel: 01323 898733. daughter duo. Friday 29th The Hampden Arms Seaford Choral Society Good South Heighton Friday Concert Showcase Friday - 2 solo acts. St. Leonard’s Church, Seaford Tel: 01273 514529 or 7pm. Charles Gounod’s ‘Messe 07873 751166 Solonelle De Sainte Cecile’. Saturday 23rd Open to all who enjoy singing. Newhaven Fort Tel: 01323 492791 Fort Road, Newhaven Seaford Folk Club 12.30pm & 2.30pm. Guided The Royal British Legion, tours To reserve a place tel: Claremont Road 01273 517622. 8pm. Singers and Musicians Night. All welcome. Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford The Hampden Arms 8pm. Race Night. South Heighton Tel: 01323 890087 Brass Monkeys. Tel: 01273 The Royal British Legion Club 514529 or 07873 751166 Claremont Road, Seaford Saturday 30th 8.45pm. The Checkers. Seaford Community Cinema Tel: 01323 890154 Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 2.30pm. ‘Cloudy With a Chance Saturday 23rd - Thursday 28th of Meatballs’ (Cert. U). With Shared Exhibition Anna Faris, James Caan. Dir. The Crypt Gallery, Church St Chris Miller, Phil Lord. Tickets 10.30am - 4.30pm daily. Work £6/£5/£3.50. Advance booking from local Artist in Residence at Seaford Tourist Office or at John Amos, plus 6 other artists. Tel: 01323 894870. Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford Sunday 24th 8pm. Encore. Table Top Sale Downs Leisure Tel: 01323 890087 Centre, Sutton Road 9am - 12 The Royal British Legion Club noon. Tel: 01323 493029. Claremont Road, Seaford Tuesday 26th 8.45pm. Full House. Seaford Lecture & Literary Tel: 01323 890154 Club St. Leonard’s Church Hall, Seaford 7.30pm - 8.30pm. AGM. Sat 30th March - Mon 1st April Tel: 01323 899987 or 01323 Newhaven Fort 893270. Fort Road, Newhaven Seaford Sweethearts WI ‘Hands on History’. Fun Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road activities for all ages, including 8pm. Easter-themed Prize Quiz. WW2 paintball guns, leatherworking and make your Wednesday 27th own gas mask. Full Moon Gong Ceremony Tel: 01273 517622. Gong Gardens, Sutton Road 6.30pm for 7pm start. Voluntary 93


Artists Group The Palm Tree, 12 Sutton Park Road (opp. Tesco) Weds & Thurs: 10am - 4pm. Local artists - come meet, share and display your works. thepalmtreeseaford Eastbourne Moviemakers Club St Luke’s Parish Rooms, Stone Cross, Pevensey 1st & 3rd Weds: 7.45 - 9.45pm. Members show videos, advice available, speakers on videorelated topics. Contact Julia Galvin 01323 507712 Knit & Chat St John Ambulance Centre, Little Place Lane Tues: 10am - 12 noon. £1 inc coffee. All welcome. Tel: Jane on 01323 861682 or Linda on 01323 07967 331147 Knit & Natter The Little Theatre, Steyne Road Weds: 10am - 12 noon. For all Seaford hand knitters, beginners to experts. Tel: Eileen on 01323 491638 Lyn on 01323 893412 Little Acorn Machine Knitting Club Baptist Church, Belgrave Rd 2nd Fri of month: 2 - 4pm. Tel: Shirley Bone on 01323 492034 or email: Newhaven Art Club Peacehaven Evangelical Church Mons: 2pm. Members meet to paint and draw together with discussions, demonstrations, lifedrawing and sketching outdoors. Annual subs. £25. Why not come along and see how you get on? Seaford Art Club Downs Leisure Centre Alternate Fris: 2 - 4pm. New members welcome of all levels. If you would like to paint, this is the place for you. Come and join us. Tel: 01323 895223 Seaford Photographic Society Chyngton Methodist Church Hall Fri: September to June. 7.45pm.

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

Kids Aloud Kingswell, 115-117 Vale Road Civil Service Pensioners Alliance (Community Church Hall) Mon - Fri: 3.45pm - 5.30pm. Seaford Constitutional Club, Free after-school activities for Crouch Lane children aged 4-12. All welcome 1st Tues of month: 10am. Friendly chat inc. group business for games, art and stories. Tel: Tina 01323 492833. www.kingsand info on pensions/benefits/ socials & days out. Refreshments. Lipreading Classes Clinton Centre Café St James’ Clubhouse Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Tues mornings: Tel 01323 Tues: 10.30am - 12pm. Coffee/ 898628 email: bcarter29@ tea and biscuit, 80p. Coffee/tea with toast and butter or mini Midland Bank/HSBC Retirees cake £1. Tel: 01323 873262 Group Coffee Morning & Bring and Lansdowne Hotel, Eastbourne Buy St Luke’s Church Hall, Last Thurs of month: 10.30am Walmer Rd - 12 noon. Calling all retired Weds: 10am - 12 noon members. Coffee, tea and Coffee Pot Chyngton Methodist biscuits with friendly people.Tel Church Hall Mrs Doreen Woodward-Davies Thurs: 10 - 11.30am. Assorted 01323 898907 items on sale. Disabled access. Friendly atmosphere. Tel: 01323 Mitchell House Monday Tea Club Lexden Drive 891534 Mon: 3 - 4.30pm. Tea, chat and The Downs 60 Plus Club a game or two. 50p and extra Sutton Corner, Seaford (Old charge to play games (for prize Flint Building, grounds of funding). Tel: 01323 891804 Downs Leisure Centre) Mon - Fri: 10 - 12 noon art class National Trust Seaford Mon: 2 - 4pm - art class, whist/ Association (NTSA) Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd Phase 10. 3rd Weds of month: 2.30pm. Tues: 2 - 4pm ladies’ social, Illustrated talks on a wide rummy kub. range of subjects, plus outings. Weds: 10.30 - 11.30am choir. Annual fee £7. Tel Membership 12.30pm lunch club. 2 - 4pm Secretary: 01323 896399 bridge, chat & hobby. Thurs: 10 - 12 noon Scrabble First 2 sessions free, £50 annual membership thereafter, unlimited weekly sessions (excl. lunch). Just come along or tel: 01323 896422 on Tuesdays 10am - 12 noon.

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Royal Naval Association, Seaford Royal British Legion Club 1st Tues of month: 8pm. All serving and ex-service members and friends welcome. The Royal Society of St George Monthly events. England’s leading patriotic society. Patron HM The Queen. Contact Chairman 01323 899985 or email: St John Ambulance Headquarters, Little Place Lane Cadets Mon: 6.30 - 8.30pm. (10 to 17 yrs) Adults Tues: 7.30 - 9pm Badgers Tues: 5.45 - 7.15 (6 to 10 yrs) currently not running. Tel: 07817 604279 Seaford Afternoon Flower Club St Luke’s Church Hall,Walmer Rd 3rd Thurs of month: 2.30pm. Talks, demos, outings, etc. Past and new members welcome. Visitors £4.50 inc. refreshments. Tel Wendy: 01323 895832 Seaford Bonfire Society The White Lion Hotel, Claremont Road First Thurs of month: 7pm. Membership and open committee meeting. 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), sandwiches, cakes and drinks. All welcome. Contact Jane on 01323 896953 or email: jane.

Seaford Bridge Club Downs Leisure Centre Parish Tea Party Tues:1.30 - 5pm. Duplicate St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Rd bridge in a friendly atmosphere 3rd Mon of month: 3pm. Tel: for intermediates and above. 01323 895552 Fri: 6.30 - 10pm. Duplicate bridge for intermediate and Probus Club of Seaford Seven Sisters Hotel, Alfriston Rd above. Tel: 01323 893022 Friendly Hour 2nd Tues of month: 12pm for Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 1pm lunch. Monthly meeting Seaford Constitutional Club Tues twice monthly: with 3-course meal and speaker. Crouch Lane 2.30 - 3.30pm. Talks on a variety Tel: 01323 894858 or 894073 Mon: Cribbage & Line Dancing. of subjects. Transport can be Tues: Whist. 3rd Weds: Klondyke The Rotary Club of Seaford arranged. Tel: Rita Evans on Whist. Thurs: Tea Dance/Dance Seaford Golf Club, Firle Rd 01323 896877 or email: Classes. Fri & Sun: 8.15pm Bingo. Weds: 12.45 for 1pm. Weekly Last Sun of month: Shadows. meeting. Tel: 01323 890087 ‘Growing Old Disgracefully’ Grp. The Archway & various venues Royal Antidiluvian Order of Seaford Evening Flower Club Buffaloes. The Royal British 2nd Fri of month: 2 - 4pm. St Luke’s Church, Walmer Rd Monthly meeting including, talks, Legion, Claremont Road 1st Thurs of month: 7 for Sun: 3pm. Weekly meetings discussions and outings. For 7.30pm demo. Affil. to NAFAS. Tel: 01323 325121 more details tel: 01323 490154 New members welcome. Visitors £4.50 inc. refreshments. Tel: Marian 01273 515544 Encompass St Luke’s Church, Walmer Rd 3rd Mon of the month: 2 - 4pm. A variety of speakers, tea, sandwiches and cake. All welcome. Tel: 01323 891749 or 894608 or 872281.

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Seaford Head Probus Club Seaford Golf Club, Blatchington 1st Tues of month: Monthly lunch for members and guests. Tel: 01323 896373 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 Martello Rotary Club Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road Mon: 7.15pm for 7.45pm. Tel: 01323 891009 or seafordmartellorotary@gmail. com

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The Archway Blatchington Rd Tel 01323 897590 Gospelish Choir Mon:12.30 - 2pm and 8 9.30pm. £5 per session. Contemporary Choir Weds: 12.30pm. and 8pm. £5 per 1.5hr session. Seaford Children’s Choir Thurs: 3.45. 5 to 8yrs and 9 to 12yrs. £4. The Glee Choir Thurs: 7.45 - 9.15pm. £5. Just Voices St James’ Community Hall, Blatchington Road Mon: 2 - 3.30pm. Come and sing with us! Tel 07788 166173, email: monmaloney@

Quiz Night The Hampden Arms, South Heighton Weds: 8pm. Tel: 07873 751166 or 01273 514529

Seaford Choral Society Cradle Hill School Mon: 7.15 - 9.15pm. Weekly rehearsals. Tel: 01323 492791

Seaford Farmers Market Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Thursday: 10am - 2pm. 01323 654104.

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

Seahaven St John Ambulance Coffee Morning Ladies’ clubs Headquarters, Little Place Lane Inner Wheel Club of Seaford 1st and 3rd Sats 10am - 12noon Seaford Golf Club, Firle Road 2nd Tues of month: 7.30pm. Seahaven (Afternoon) Trefoil Members only. Guild Afternoon Meeting St Leonard’s Church Hall Seaford Martello WI 1st Tues of month: 2.30 St Leonard’s Church Hall 4.30pm. Tel: 01323 897959 2nd Thurs of month: 7.30pm. Seahaven (Evening) Trefoil Guild Tel: 01273 583484 Evening Meeting Downs Leisure Seaford Sweethearts WI Centre Over 60s Club Claremont Hall, Claremont Rd 3rd Thurs of month: 7.30pm. 4th Tues of month: 8pm. Up and Tel: 01323 893250 coming events include kitchen utensil percussion, bird watching, Southdown Bridge Club bread making and salsa. New 60+ Club, Downs Leisure Cnt members welcome. www. Weds: 6.30 - 9.45pm. Friendly duplicate bridge for any age. Tel: 01323 892171/896236 Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Sussex Army Cadet Force No. Mon: 9.30 - 12 noon: Art 2 Platoon (Seaford) 2pm - 4pm: Play Reading Old Scout Hut, Newlands Tues: 9.30 - 10.30am: Tai Chi School, Eastbourne Road 2 - 4pm Craft Mon & Weds: 7 - 9.30pm. For ages 12 (school year 8) to18 yrs. Every 3rd Weds: 2 - 4pm Scrabble For further information email Seahaven Lioness Club The Old Plough, Church St, SussexRoamAbility Seaford, Function Room Last Sun of month: A club 2nd Tues of month: 7.30pm. for disabled people who like Monthly meeting. Tel: 0845 to explore the countryside. 8332796 Contact 01323 892647 email:,

Seaford Handbell Ringers St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd Weds: 10am - 12.30pm or 2 4pm. New members welcome. Tel Joe on 01323 893878 Seaford Little Theatre Workshop & Social Evening Steyne Road Weds: 7.30 - 10pm (except during productions). Set building, props and backstage activities. Tel 01323 894304 Seaford Musical Theatre The Barn Theatre Tues & Thurs: 7.30pm. Rehearsals - new members welcome. Tel: 01323 492240. Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors The Barn Theatre Weds: 6 - 8pm. Rehearsals for 8 to 17-year-olds. To book a place for rehearsals tel: 07939 296034 or 01323 492240 or email: Seaford Silver Band The Annexe, Steyne Road Weds: 8 - 10pm. Rehearsals. New members welcome. Tel: 01323 892424 or 07740 646386 visit www.

Seaford Youth Drama Group Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd Mon: groups from 5pm. Tues: 6.15pm, mature group Very reasonable prices. New members welcome. Contact Chris on 01323 892023. Southdown Society of Recorder Players St James’ Clubhouse 4th Sat of the month: 2 - 5pm. Contact Phoebe Williams 01323 8943111or email: U3A ‘Hotch-Potch Orchestra’ St James’ Clubhouse Fri: 10am - 12 noon. Conductor Pat White. Tel: Phyllys Merrifield on 01323 893882 U3A Recorder Group St James’ Clubhouse Weds: 2 - 4pm. Contact Maggie Jakeman on 01323 895552


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

sport & dance 12-Week Community Weight Loss Challenge The Wellness Centre, 18 Church Street, Seaford Sports Nutrition Talks Thurs: 7pm, all free - please book. Cont... Skincare Workshops Tuesdays: 11am - 12.30pm Health Walks: Thurs: 9.30am. Starts from Wellness Centre. Booking essential. Tel: 01323 325060 or 07969 041865 www.nutritionforall. Fitter Dads Cradle Hill School, Lexden Rd Mons: 7pm. Contact Fitter Mums Starts Sept, for details tel: 01323 325060 or 07969 041865 www. nutritionforall. Aerobics Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven Tues: 6.30 - 7.30pm. All over body work-out. Tel Louise on 07786 425758

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Aerobics For Beginners Claremont Hall, Claremont Rd Tues: 6pm - 7pm. Ideal for beginners or seniors. Tel: Kelly on 07973 441074. Email: Alfriston Badminton Club Pleasant Rise, Alfriston Weds: 8 - 10pm. Small friendly group looking to expand its membership. All standards welcome. Tel: 01323 645210

CoreAbility Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Mon & Weds: 6 - 7pm. Shape, tone and strengthen your whole body. Beginners welcome. Tel: Claire 07711 890956 or 01323 896600 Denton Indoor Bowls Club Denton Island, Newhaven Mon - Sun: 9am - 7pm. New members welcome. Tel 01323 899668

Just Mums on the Run Outside The Salts Cafe Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz & Mon: 9.30am (no buggy). Musical Theatre Combine body and tummy Nikki Bond School of Dance St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Rd. toning and stretches with running. Tel Alex 07540 551054 Weds: Ballet & Musical Theatre & Adult Tap/Ballet Kids Boxercise Fri & Sat: Ballet, Tap & Modern Seaford Primary School, dance from 2.5 years. Wilkinson Way Free trial class. Tel: 01323 492795 Tues: 3.30 - 4.15pm. Tel: Claire or 07703 485348 01323 896600 or 07711 890956 Ballroom Fitness Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven Line Dancing Tues: 7.45pm. Weds: 11 - 12 Daytime classes for mixed noon. Tel Louise on 07786 abilities starting after Easter 425758 Tel Val on 01323 325993 Body Vibes Line Dancing Windover Fitness, nr Alfriston Mercread Youth Centre, Mon: 10am. Weds: 7pm and Mercread Road 8pm, Thurs: 5.30pm, 6.30pm Fri: 6 - 7pm Beginners, 7 - 9pm and 7.30pm. Tel: 01323 Intermediates. 871554/07930 738034. Bishopstone Village Hall Tues: 6 - 7pm Beginners, Body Works 6.30 - 8.30pm Intermediates. Seaford Baptist Church Tel Gina on 01273 470456 Fri: 1.30pm: All age circuits, or 07810 245784 2.45 - 4pm: Older adult stretch & tone. £5 pp. Tel: 01323 Line Dancing with the Dance 871554/07930 738034. Company Clinton Centre, Clinton Place BOKWA® Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Weds 6pm - 7pm. Absolute beginners. 7pm - 9.30pm Mon: 8-9pm. Amazing new Improvers. dance and fitness class. St Luke’s Church, Walmer Rd Beginners welcome. Thurs 9am - 10.15am. Beginners. Tel: Claire 07711 890956 or Tel: Donna on 01323 873558, 01323 896600 email: donna_steele@rocketmail. Boxercise® com Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Mon: 7-8pm. Fun workout for all, Line Dancing with Studio In Line Seaford Constitutional Club beginners welcome. Fri: 7-8pm Crouch Lane Advanced padwork & circuits. Mon 7.30 -10pm. All levels Tel: Claire 07711 890956 or Downs Leisure Centre 01323 896600 Thurs 9.30 - 10.30am. Absolute ® Boxercise Bootcamp beginners, 10.30am - 12pm All The Scout Hut, Fort Road, levels. Newhaven Tues: 7-8pm. Fun Tel: Territa on 07957 260379 workout for all, beginners Meditation welcome. Tel: Claire 07711 The Archway, Blatchington Rd 890956 or 01323 896600 Tues: 6.30 - 7.30pm. Simple breathing exercises, relaxation, guided visualisation and mediatation. £5 per session. To book tel: 07956 555688


Meditation The Yurt, side entrance Florence House, Southdown Rd Weds: 7.30 - 8.30pm and Sun: 6.30 - 7.30pm. Meditation and Oneness-Deeksha blessing. Donation by contribution. Tel Marisha 07966 285221 Mums Tone & Burn Mercread Centre Weds: 9.30am. Children welcome. Tel Alex 07540 551054 Pilates The Archway Arts Centre, Blatchington Road Tues & Thurs evenings Weds, Thurs & Fri mornings Tel Tricia 07941 922129 Pilates - Movement for Life Mon & Tues: 9.30am - Seaford small group. Tues: 7.30pm mixed ability, Alfriston War Memorial Hall. Thurs: 9.30am mixed ability, Chyngton School, Milberg Road. 7.30pm - Seaford small group. Tel 01323 873309 Seaford & District Folk Dance Group Sutton Hall, Downs Leisure Centre Mon: 7.45pm. New members welcome. Tel: 01273 516668 or 01273 585551 Seaford Kurlers Downs Leisure Centre Tues: 2 - 4pm. All welcome. Tel: Mrs June Wood on 01323 895376 Seaford Netball Club Seaford Head Sports Hall Mon: 6pm - 7pm. Juniors, age 10-14. £3. 1st & 3rd Mon of the month: 7.15pm - 8.45pm. Development, age 15-18. £4. 2nd & 4th Mon of the month: 7.30pm - 9pm. Seniors, age 19 upwards. £5. New members welcome. Tel: 07724 956649.

Seaford Striders Running Club From Downs Leisure Centre Mon & Weds (main night): 7pm. All ages and abilities welcome. Seaford Table Tennis Seaford Head College Sports Hall, Steyne Road Thurs: 7 - 9pm. Players of all levels welcome. Email: Stress and Relaxation The Archway, Blatchington Rd Thurs: 10.30 - 11.30am. Relax your body, calm your mind and take control of your life. Weekly drop-in sessions run by Pia Prince. Tel: 07432 429688 Swimming Lessons Newlands School, Eastbourne Rd Sat: Beginners: 9.15 - 9.45am, Improvers: 9.45 - 10.30am, Improver 2/advanced: 10.30 -11.15am. 6-week courses, £30. Tel: 07989 455020 Tea Dancing Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane Thurs: 2 - 4.30pm tea dance with Peter Harvey. Tel: 01323 890087 Tone & Trim Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Rd. Tues: 6pm - 7pm. Relaxed, friendly and fun. Suitable for beginners, intermediates and seniors. Tel: 07973 441074, Toning Mercread Youth Club, Tues & Thurs: 11am. Tel: Louise, 07786 425758 Tots & Tums Outside The Salts Cafe Tues & Thurs: 11am. Mum and buggy exercise class, bring your baby in the buggy. Tel Alex 07540 551054

Wave Leisure Health Walks Seaford’s Playford Dance Group From Downs Leisure Centre St Peter’s Church Hall Thur: 10.30am. Tel: 01323 490011 Weds: 7 - 9pm. Dancing from Yoga past eras. Tel 01323 492310 Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd Seaford Rugby Football Club Mon: 6.30 - 8pm. All levels Salts Recreation Ground and beginners welcome. Tel: Tues & Thurs: 7 - 9pm. Therese 07515 961327 or email: Recruiting new players for two teams in the Sussex leagues. Yoga Classes for the Less Able Come along or contact Paul St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Rd Burns, club captain on 07732 Thurs: 11am - 12pm. Seaford 202208 Group of the Eastbourne Seaford Rugby Football Club & South Wealden Multiple Junior Training Sclerosis Society. Exercises for Salts Recreation Ground the floor and chair with trained Sun: 10.30am -12pm. Ages yoga teacher. £4 per lesson. Tel. ranging from 6 to 16, a friendly 01323 492351 but ambitious squad. Come along or tel 07818 438378 cont over...

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Yoga - Seahaven Yoga The Archway, 1 Blatchington Rd Weds: 6.30pm, Sat: 9.30am Summerhayes Centre, Marshall Lane, Newhaven Thurs: 6.15pm. Gentle traditional yoga. New year classes start Sat 5th January. Tel 07983 622840/01323 982638 Zumba with Louise Mercread Youth Club, Seaford Tues: 10am. Thurs: 10am and Zumba Gold at 2pm. Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven Weds: 7.30 - 8.30pm. The Trek Club, Blatchington Rd Fri: 7pm Tel 07786 425758

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. Tel: 01323 325060 or 07969 041865 www.nutritionforall. Slimming World Seaford Constitutional Club Tues: 5.30pm. Weds: 9.30am Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Thurs: 7.30pm. Tel: Annette 07581 751116 01273 757339

Weight Loss Challenge & Wellness Club WellnessWorks Fri: 11am £35 for 12 weeks. Free private consultation by appointment. Free. Tel 01323 897671 Zumba With Becky Free Herbalife Healthy Chyngton School, Milberg Road Breakfast & Sampling Mon: 6.45 - 7.45pm & 8 - 9pm. Free. Tel 01323 897671 Cradle Hill School, Lexden RD FreecSkin Care Workshop Tue: 7pm - 8pm. & Facial Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven Free. Tel 01323 897671 Thurs: 7pm - 8pm. Discounts for loyal cards. Tel: 07892 884944 Zumba For Kids Scout Hut, Salts Rec Ground Sats: 10am. Kids 8+ years Limited spaces - to reserve places tel 07892 884944.

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

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


Seaford Musical Theatre would like to welcome new members as they start rehearsals for their June production of ‘The Wiz’ - an adaptation of the Wizard of Oz - made famous by the 1978 film version starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Rehearsals take place at the Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, Seaford on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.30pm. Prospective new members should email the Chairman Shar Turnbull at or ring 07736 250741 - or visit the website at



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