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SEAFORD Scene March 2012 Issue 59


Visions For Seaford Seafront Diamond Jubilee Celebrations For Seaford Mayor’s Mad March Marathon Local Author’s Children’s Book Nominated for Awards

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


Vajrasati yoga with Rosie Waters. Saturdays from 9.30 - 10.45am and Wednesdays from 6.30 - 7.30pm. All levels. Tel: 01273 512170 / 07983 622840


With Louise Cave. Tuesdays 10 - 11am and Fridays 6.30 - 7.30pm. Telephone 07786 425758 or email: for more details.


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


With Sue Richardson. Call for details of the next scheduled 8-week course.


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


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Welcome Welcome to the March issue of Seaford Scene, your monthly community magazine, business directory and what’s on guide. Have we seen the last of the cold spell, I ask? Who knows? We’ve had snow in April before! Believe it or not, March marks the start of spring on the 20th and the start of British summer time on the 25th, when we put the clocks forward – don’t forget! This month, we also celebrate St David’s Day on the 1st, Commonwealth Day on the 12th, St Patrick’s Day on the 17th and Mothering Sunday on the18th. Every reason to enjoy good times with friends and family! Take a look at what’s on in and around Seaford on pages 94 to 98. There’s so much to do; the warm days of summer will be here before you know it! Enjoy your March issue!

Fran Tegg

by Lesley Harvey

Seaford Scene, Publishing Partners, 4th Floor, Intergen House, 65-67 Western Road, Hove, East Sussex BN3 2JQ. Tel: 01273 710793. Email: next APRIL issue Please send your information and adverts by FRIDAY 9th MARCH

“Pamper yourself it’s the beginning of Spring!!”

oyster cards The easiest way to travel around london Now available from Seaford Tourist Info. Centre, 37 Church Street, Seaford. Tel: 01323 897426 Opening times Mon to Fri 9am - 4.45pm (Oct - Mar) Mon - Sat 9am - 4.45pm (Apr - Sept)

4 Diamond Jubilee Celebration for Seaford 4 Visions For Seaford Seafront 8 Seaford Martello Rotary Club 8 Family Fun Day & Food Fest 2012 12 Seaford: Trees For The Queen! 12 Fairtrade Market For Seaford 18 Huw Edwards-Jones: Designer & Maker in Wood 20 Living at Cuckmere Haven Part 7 23 Mayor’s Select 11 v Seaford Town FC Seniors 28 Eastbourne Festival 32 A View From the Potting Shed 35 Seaford Gardening Club 36 Seaford in Bloom 39 Grand Rotary Club Quiz Night 43 Seaford Choral Society 48 Short Story: The Queue by Alan Morton 53 Who’s Who In Seaford? 60 Who, What, Where & When? 62 Newhaven Fort Opens for 2012 Season 64 ‘Cinderella’ Seaford Musical Theatre Review 66 Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors 66 Singing Really is an Amazing Thing 67 ‘The Fearsome Beastie’ Local Author’s Children’s Book Nominated for Awards 68 No. 2 Platoon (Seaford) Sussex Army Cadet Force 68 Seaford Rugby Football Club Fixtures 69 Cruise Control Driver Coaching 70 Seaford Scene’s Object of the Month 71 Running Commentary... 75 Seaford Rediscovered - The Course is Back 77 Sudoku 80 What’s On at the Hop? 82 Seaford Natural History Society 94 What’s On In Seaford? Pages 94 - 98 102 Index of Advertisers

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Diamond Jubilee Celebration for Seaford Seaford Town Council are working with local organisations in the town to arrange a Diamond Jubilee Celebration on Monday 4 June 2012 starting with a procession from the Salts Recreation Ground to the Martello Fields where a programme of exciting events will entertain residents, young and old. Live music, arena displays, face painting, tug of war, rides and stalls and a climbing wall are just a few of the entertainments on offer during the day and the evening is expected to be finished off with a laser show and the lighting of the Jubilee Beacon. The town’s shops will be invited to take part in a shop window and fancy dress competition. A Commemorative Jubilee Mug will be provided to every child attending a primary school in Seaford as a keepsake to mark the event.

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Organisations including the Rotary Clubs of Seaford, NPS Lions and Lionesses, Seaford Baptist Church, Seaford Bonfire Society, Round Table, Sea and Army Cadets, Brownies, Scouts and Guides and Seaford Lifeguards have been involved in the planning for the event. Seaford Town Council would encourage any other group who would like to be involved to contact them on 01323 894870 or email:

Rethinking the Seafront Investigations and Visions for Seaford Seafront Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th March at the Crypt Gallery, Seaford An exhibition at Seaford’s Crypt Gallery from Saturday 24th March to Sunday 25th March will ask residents, business people, councillors and community groups to give their views on the future of Seaford’s seafront. The exhibits are based on small, sustainable ideas to enhance and bring more interest to the Seafront, and are the results of a project by students at the University of Brighton and the Office for Spatial Research at the Faculty of Arts, who have been working with Seaford Community Partnership. Local schools are also taking part in the exhibition, and students from Annecy Catholic Primary School, Chyngton Primary School, Cradle Hill Primary School and Seaford Head Community College are displaying drawings, paintings and models of their visions for the seafront.

Available for holiday lets, this is a well kept and spacious villa which can sleep 6+ people. It has 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms + communal pools just yards away. Close to shops seafront and restaurants. You’ll have a great time. For more details and a price list, Contact Christine Wilson on 07941 560398 or 07941 120777. Make 2012 a year to remember, by visiting Cyprus, home of the Gods, sunshine & history.


Members of the public are warmly invited to visit the exhibition, view the exhibits and give their feedback on the ideas and designs. 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 the accuracy of the facts within them, that are provided by contributors. Seaford Scene does not endorse companies, products or services that appear in this magazine.

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26th March 2012


Campaigning to improve the quality of life for the over 50s’

Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Rd, Seaford.

from 2 until 4pm

Refreshments will be available in the main church hall after the meeting. All members, friends and those interested in the work of the Forum are welcome to attend and hear from our speakers from the NHS and St. Wilfrid’s Home Care Team who on the day who will be providing presentations on The Changes in Acute Health provision and Independent Living which we are sure will be very interesting. Help us to be a voice for older people in Seaford Members please note, if you are attending on the day please bring the notice sent to you in advance, as it contains the Agenda, Minutes and Treasurers Report for use on the day. This will help us in reduction of printing costs. Thank you and look forward to meeting with you on the 26th March 2012.


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Our feature tour for this year is the magnificent Loire Valley. With magnificent Chateau's, Vineyards and Castles, this is one of the most beautiful areas of France. We will be staying in the delightful town of Saumur on the Loire River. This town together with its Castle perched on the hill overlooking the river, makes the perfect base for visiting the castles and attractions of the Loire. Our Hotel for the duration of our stay is the 3* Best Western Adagio Hotel just a few minutes walk from the town centre in a quiet location just across the river. As well as free time to explore, we have included visits and entrance to of the following:Villandry - Stunning Chateau and magnificent formal Gardens Abbeye Royal at Fontevrand - Largest Monastic City in Europe Chateau D’Azay Le-Rideau - a 16th century masterpiece of architecture A Troglodyte Homestead - A two family homes and farm set underground Mushroom Museum and Model Village - Set underground in caves Chateau Breze - A unique Chateau with Troglodyte Castle underneath. Complementary Door to Door Service

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Come with us to Holland to visit the World Horticultural Expo, Floriade 2012. This vibrant festival is staged in the Netherlands once every 10 years and runs from April until mid-October in 2012. This, the sixth Floriade, will be organised in Venlo, situated close to the German and Belgian borders. Floriade 2012 presents visitors with the opportunity to enjoy the world's most exquisite and exceptional flowers, plants, trees, fruit and vegetables. The range of superb exhibitions and shows are spread across the five themed zones of the 66 hectare park. But Floriade 2012 offers much more. Each day features a cultural programme of music, dance, literature, theatre and visual art from all over the world. We will also be spending a full day in the magnificent town of Monschau. Included in tour 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at the 4* Hotel Schaepkens in Valkenburg, Holland, Full day including entrance to the Floriade, Day excursion to Monschau, Germany. Visit and free time in Brugge on return journey. Complementary Door to Door Service

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SEAFORD MARTELLO ROTARY CLUB At a recent meeting of Seaford Martello Rotary Club held at Seaford Golf Club, President Reg Dove presented a cheque for £500 to Chris Downton of The Children With Cancer Fund (Polegate). Chris spoke to the Club about the work they are doing in helping children and their families who are suffering, or have suffered, from cancer. CWCF is a registered charity and was set up in 1998 by Ursula & Chris Downton

with Kirsty (Ursula’s sister) and James Denny. They are supported by a team of volunteer helpers and fundraisers in the local community. President Reg said “I am delighted to make this donation on behalf of Seaford Martello Rotary Club as my aim is to support local charities, particularly those helping families and children.” Seaford Martello Rotary Club are organising a Sponsored Walk from Seaford Martello Tower to Eastbourne’s Martello Tower, a route which will give participants some of the most spectacular views in the South of England. All the money raised from sponsorship will go to Cancer Research UK. Last year the same event raised over £7,000 for Help For Heroes and the Club are hoping that even more can be raised this time. The event takes place on Sunday 6th May, 2012 and starts at the Martello Tower, continues over Seaford Head, down into the Cuckmere Valley, over the Seven Sisters to Birling Gap, and finally over Beachy Head, ending at the Martello Tower, Eastbourne, a total of 12.7 miles. A truly challenging walk that will test the endurance of all taking part.

FAMILY FUN DAY & ‘A TASTE OF SUSSEX’ FOOD FEST 2012 The 2012 Seaford Family Fun Day is scheduled for Sunday, 22nd July, 10am to 4pm.

The entry fee is £12 which includes a T-shirt, drinking water and transport back to Seaford. To register for the walk and get your sponsorship form, go to or call 07891 731534 or send a cheque payable to ‘Seaford Martello Rotary Club’ together with a SAE to: Martello Rotary, 1 Hawth Hill, Seaford, BN25 2RL.

Following the success of the 2011 Food Fest, it has been decided to again hold a food festival supported by the Seaford Rotary Club’s extremely popular Tavern in the Tent. As well as the usual fun fair, club exhibitions, games, and live music, there will be a few surprises on the day. The event will take place on the playing fields at the Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road, Seaford. If you or your organisation would like to take part in either the Food Fest or have a community stall at the event, please contact Dawn Thompson at Seaford Town Council on 01323 894870 or email for more information.


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SEAFORD: TREES FOR THE QUEEN! Seaford Tree Wardens’ Group will know in twenty years whether its work has been a success, from the fact that Seaford will be a leafier place. Many people have told us how much they appreciate the tree planting so far. At the moment we are working on the Big Tree Plant for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The pilot project in Chyngton Avenue/Saltwood Road is a great success so far – the trees of course will need summer watering and extra care for a few years, but residents’ level of support was really cheering and encouraging for the future. Many people have asked for trees to be planted in the verges outside their houses and they have commented that their neighbours would also like trees to be planted. There is much scope for community action to plant and water trees. We will respond to the individual requests we have received during the summer and will also consult neighbours so we can plant in the autumn. We would like to create a tree planting programme covering the next few years using funds from the Big Tree Plant, with modest amounts from the Town Council and some voluntary contributions from residents. A key factor in deciding where trees should be planted will be the extent to which there is local enthusiasm to plant and care for trees. Please contact me if you would like trees planted in the grass verge outside your house. We have plans for a Jubilee Avenue of trees in Seaford and will be contacting residents for their views. Our main tree planting this year will be in the autumn again – annoying that we can’t do it in the summer, but street trees planted then are less likely to survive. Of course, well cared-for garden trees are a different matter, and we hope that many people will wish to plant a modest tree in their garden to mark the Jubilee. We are also helping Cradle Hill School to plant trees. Trees take time, but they are a huge asset to a town, increasing local property values and giving a real sense of well-being to a place. There is no magic about creating a leafy town – the whole community has to help its young people to value and protect growing things. Seaford used to have plenty of trees, and we hope will again. If you would like to help, you can email a member:


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FAIRTRADE MARKET FOR SEAFORD Seaford Fairtrade group will be following up their successful annual meeting with a Fairtrade Market in March. The event will mark Fairtrade Fortnight and will take place in the Clinton Halls, Clinton Place from 10am to 1pm on Saturday 10 March. Admission is 50p per person, with accompanied children free. There will be a range of stalls providing a market atmosphere ideal for browsing. A range of Fairtrade goods, including clothing, crafts and food products, will be on display, with some available for purchase. Delicious home-made cakes, made with Fairtrade ingredients, will be available in the café area, with the opportunity to sit down and enjoy a free Fairtrade tea or coffee. Face-painting will keep the children entertained, and two local duos will provide musical entertainment. Fairtrade Fortnight takes place annually on a national basis and enables people to see the wide range of Fairtrade goods which is now available. “This is our big event of the year,” commented Fairtrade Group chair, Ralph Taylor. “The Fairtrade mark guarantees producers in developing countries a fair price for their goods. This is our opportunity to publicise Fairtrade and encourage people to look for the Fairtrade mark when doing their shopping.”

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Designer & Maker in Wood My interest in all things wood was sparked off whilst training as a navigation officer in the merchant navy in 1974 I found myself using up all my spare time in the chippy’s workshop, carving wooden objects rather than revising for my navigational exams. This started me off looking for someone to take me on as an apprentice cabinetmaker/antiques restorer. After working at several small restoration workshops and working on many fine period pieces of furniture I decided to go it alone. Twenty-five years ago I launched myself into designing and making pieces of original furniture and functional sculptural objects of my own design, made from the finest hardwoods, exotic and European. All my pieces are made using time-honoured traditional methods of construction and other techniques, often learnt by trial and error, to create interesting sculptural shapes. I always felt that working with the finest period pieces of furniture from the Regency to Art Deco had given me an eye for proportion and classical form which is so important in designing objects with integrity and stature. My first serious piece of work, displayed at the Olympia Daily Telegraph & Interior Design exhibitions, was seen by Arthur Brett, Master of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers and he suggested that I should put the piece forward for a Guild Mark award which I did and gratefully received Guild Mark 191 for the elliptical cabinet in snakewood and steamed pear. Also, I met John Bly, antique furniture expert from the Antiques Roadshow who asked me to appear on his new program Heirlooms, which was a nerve-racking experience in front of a live audience. Since then, I’ve exhibited at the Guild Mark exhibition at Philips in London, Cheltenham and other places and I’ve received five Guild Marks and become a Liveryman and Freeman of the City of London. After closing my antique restoration workshop in Seaford back in 1985, I’m now back living in Seaford with my new workshop just outside Eastbourne. I recently had an exhibition and gave a talk in London hosted by John Bly and we discussed my most important pieces including my latest and largest under-


taking the Spitfire Memorial Table, dedicated to Spitfire designer and mentor R J Mitchell. Eight years from conception and with a design patent granted, it is now only a few months from completion. The Spitfire Table is made up from many WW2 parts which are extremely collectable and rare and I was very fortunate in obtaining these. It is an aeronautical iconic one-off sculpture and conference table and is exact in every detail to the most famous of all the Spitfires, the MK IX. This piece had much provenance even before its completion and I was given support for it by the late Gordon Mitchell, son of R J Mitchell, who wrote several letters, to me. “It is clear that you seek perfection in all your works and that would have received 100 per cent support from my father, as he also seeked perfection, which he achieved in his masterpiece the Spitfire,” he wrote. The late Battle of Britain Hero and Ace, Wing Commander Bob Doe, also gave me great encouragement, describing the Spitfire Table as spectacular. Past clients include Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys Jones, Charles Hart, lyricist (Phantom of the Opera) and The Yehudi Menuhin School Headmaster, amongst many others. I am presently available for antique restoration, architectural woodworks, bespoke furniture, bespoke shop-fittings, general woodworks and insurance work. Huw Edwards-Jones Photos: left and top to bottom Lectern Guildmark Award No 272 Made for retiring headmaster of the Yehudi Menuhin School. Tilting head of satinwood veneers, soild ebony detail works, basewood walnut. Ying Yang Fish Box Guild Mark Award Piece. A wedding present to HRH Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones. Two interlocking lids forming two coy carp fish with ebony side carved tails. Woods: burr palm, solid ebony and solid pearwood. Solid Walnut Upstanding Cabinet for Drinks Counter lever external barrel, hinges in solid walnut and pink ivorywood. Cabinet opens out to create a wall of features: drawers, bureau and wine storage. The Mulberry Pyramid Boxes Coming together as a whole to create a pyramid. Each section with side-sliding drawers and secret compartments. Each sibling owns one section of the whole. Carved inscription around the bottom drawer of each cabinet to read ‘Il Faut, Cultiver, Notre Jardin’ (‘we must cultivate our garden’) – a statement from Voltaire’s Candide.

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Living at Cuckmere Haven

Part 7


rotting leaves and the crisp scent of bonfires in chill air. Think spring and it’s fresh cleansing rain and blossom, grass and fertile soil. That smell always makes my heart feel lighter and brighter. To celebrate my sister’s birthday, we walked along the Vanguard Way from her house in East Hoathly, back to our house at Cuckmere. It was a magical walk, taking in – as both my sister and I kept remarking – some of our favourite kinds of Sussex countryside. Rolling hills dotted with sheep, sea views, secluded woodland…and how fantastic to be able to walk from her front door to mine (although, admittedly, it did take about seven hours so probably won’t become our usual mode of transport!). Robb is now in training for the Brighton marathon in April, regularly running to Birling Gap and back, over the shoulders of the Sisters. I’m always in awe of his running prowess – I struggle to run more than a mile without feeling like I’m going to cough up a lung. Last year he did the Brighton Marathon without any socks because he ‘forgot’ (?!) to put any on, and still managed to complete it in 3hrs 31mins with the most enormous blisters I’ve ever seen. He bounds off into the countryside, utterly happy. This year he’s delighted to be running for the Sussex Wildlife Trust, raising sponsorship money for all the furry, feathered friends he shares his training ground with. You can read his sponsorship message at He’s also finished doing us a website for the cottage, where you can find out about the exciting workshops we’re hosting this year – from oil painting to Shakespeare, and plenty in between… Find out more at Enjoy springing into Spring! Lucy Corkhill

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I love spring. This probably has a lot to do with the fact that my birthday falls in springtime, and in actual fact, each of the seasons holds its own magic and wonder. Our ancestors celebrated the turning of the ‘wheel of the year’, and they believed the year started on October 31st, rather than January 1st as we do now. They also believed a day followed a night, the darkness holding the seed of the light. In this way, we needed the dark to bring us into the light. When we look at the natural world, this makes a perfect kind of sense. The dark, still soil of winter holds within it all the abundance of spring. So winter for us humans is the ideal time for reflection, for quiet contemplation and rest, dreaming and visioning the year ahead. Spring is the time for putting our winter dreams, projects and ideas into action, just as new life springs forth from the earth. By summer, the earth is in full bloom, and hopefully so are our dreams – we have that wonderful sense of the endless days and our exuberant energy. Autumn marks the end of the Celtic year, a time to reap the harvest of all the joyful seeds we’ve sown over the lighter months and a time for drawing in again for the quiet of winter. So it is the sense of potential I love about spring; the feeling that the year is beginning to unfurl and open up with possibility. All around us, the world is bursting into new life and the days are starting to warm up (thank goodness, we say, from beneath our blankets here!). There’s something enlivening about all the chatter and activity after the winter’s stillness. The snow was amazing here – though short-lived – and created that inimitable blanket of silence. (By the way, did any walkers down this way notice how the snow made the usually shimmering Seven Sisters look really grubby, like they needed a good scrub?!) After walking along the river with only the crunch of snow underfoot, it’s so lovely to hear the birds in full voice, busying themselves with mating rituals and building their new love-nests! I love the determination of spring bulbs, bursting into defiant colour everywhere, even in the most grey and unlikely roadside places. And seeing trees explode with blossom, so profuse it’s scattered all over the ground and blowing in the breeze. And the smells! I think you can always tell a season by its smell…autumn conjures up the rich earthy tang of

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April 7th – 29th 2012 Brighton has had a well-deserved reputation for its interesting and wide-ranging gifts and works of art available in its Open Houses for many years now, but it looks as if Seaford and Eastbourne are going to give them a run for their money in the coming years. Preparations are underway for this year’s Eastbourne Festival and three Seaford artists are delighted to be taking part in one of the many Artists’ Open Houses, which will welcome the public during the festival. Seaford based Diane Costello, Margaret Westwood and Anne Pickering will be joining the multi-talented artists at the Latimer Group Open House in Eastbourne, where a stunning variety of artwork and handcrafted gifts will be on show and available to purchase at affordable prices. The Latimer Group hosts David Anstey and Anji AnsteyHolroyd, will be exhibiting their artworks, hand-painted china and richly textured art textiles inspired by patterns and colours of nature. Skye Connolly will have gorgeous ‘Green Grocery’ organic beauty products, Diane Costello offers her lovely handmade bags using recycled fabrics, beads and stitch, Sarah Harborne is showing her fabulous earth-coloured ceramics and Mike Ellis, his unusual contemporary photography. Plus, two very talented jewellers, Ruth Holyoake with her unique, colourful resin-based jewellery and Anne Pickering with delicate jewellery in silver and semi-precious gemstones will both be there to tempt you and Margaret Westwood will return with her beautiful hand-dyed and shibori folded silk scarves. If you have never visited an Open House before and feel daunted by the prospect of going into a complete stranger’s home – and there are some of you out there apparently – please take note that all the participants in Open Houses work very hard to gather together unique items, which they are dying to show you. So, come along and browse – and if you find something you can’t resist for yourself or as a gift, then it will be a happy outcome for everyone. Please recycle this magazine when you have finished with it.


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Seaford Gardening Club As I write this article, we are experiencing the first (and hopefully the only) fall of snow for this year. Everything looks so pretty, but the tricky walking conditions it causes can be a nuisance to a lot of folk. Still, plant life under the white layer will be kept warm, ready to emerge once the warmer days arrive. Our speaker at our last meeting gave us a very interesting talk about the history of Seaford. Kevin Gordon has lived in the town for 20 years and does voluntary work for the local museum. He began by telling us that evidence had been found under the cliffs verifying that dinosaurs had been in the area many thousands of years ago. There had been a Neolithic camp on Seaford Head (boundaries can still be seen) and Roman and Saxon remains have also been found in the area. Seaford was a very busy port at one stage and King John (1166 – 1216) visited on two occasions. Markets selling wool and cattle existed and there are medieval carvings in the church. In 1545 a large battle with the French took place at The Buckle. There was also a prison in the old Town Hall and the Crypt was built in the 12th century. Three Prime Ministers graced the town, including Henry Pelham and William Pitt; East Blatchington, Sutton and Chyngton all had links with the Gunpowder Plot and the arrival of the railway helped with transportation. Two camps were built for Canadian and Irish troops plus a contingent of West Indians. The town was attacked on several occasions in World War 2 and several houses in Pelham Place were bombed. Kevin gave a full and comprehensive history of our town and we shall certainly invite him back again. Anne Silk


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Seaford in Bloom The Seaford in Bloom Soup, Spud and Pud Lunch will take place in St Leonard’s Church Hall on Wednesday 14th March from 12.30pm to 2pm. Entry is by ticket only. This event is always extremely popular, and tickets costing £7 including coffee, are now available from Fotobox in Broad Street and Rowland Gorringe Estate Agents, Station Approach. Our main annual fund-raising event, the Seaford in Bloom Open Gardens Day, will be on Sunday 15th July. 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. The judging of the 2012 Floral Competition will take place on Tuesday 10th July. All the money raised from our events goes towards funding the floral displays in Seaford, which get better and better each year. The main colour theme for this year’s displays will be red, white and blue marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Year.


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On Good Friday, 6th April, the Society invite non-members to come to St Leonard’s Church and swell the chorus for the now traditional annual ‘Almost Instant’ performance at 7pm. This year, as part of the church’s Easter programme, the work to be performed is John Stainer’s The Crucifixion, composed in 1887 for his friend and pupil W. Hodge (the organist) and the Choir of St Marylebone Parish Church in London, and performed there every year since. The Passion story is told by tenor and bass soloists and the chorus and is interspersed with five fine hymns for the congregation/ audience to sing along with the choir. Sion Parry will conduct, with Richard Toms at the organ. We are familiar with the expression ‘for services to...’ when the honour of knighthood is conferred. While John Stainer is now chiefly remembered as the composer of The Crucifixion and a few grand hymn tunes, his contribution runs much deeper than his compositions. As a boy chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral he sang at the funeral of the Duke of Wellington (1852) and at the first performance in England of Bach’s St Matthew Passion on 6th April 1854. An organ virtuoso and much admired as an improviser, at 16 he was appointed as organist of St Michael’s College, Tenbury which had been founded to arrest what was seen as the decline of Anglican church music in the Victorian period. In 1860 he left to become organist at Magdalen College, Oxford, and moved to St Paul’s Cathedral in 1872. There, as organist and choir trainer, he established standards for church music performance which remain a vital part of our cultural heritage, while also subsequently taking on the additional role of Government Inspector of Music at elementary school teacher training colleges. His dedication and influence continued later when he became Professor of Music at Oxford University in 1889, retiring not long before his death in 1901. In short, a largely unsung hero who gave a lifetime of devoted service to music-making. All the chorus singers – members and visitors – and the audience are requested to contribute an admission charge of £3 at the door on the day and the proceeds of the event will go to the Church’s chosen beneficiary, the local registered charity Homelink, assisting homeless people to obtain private rented accommodation. There will be a run-through for performers at 5pm on the day, followed by refreshments and then the performance at 7pm. Guest singers are invited to attend, if they are able, an optional


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Short Story

Did that come with the Minted Pea Dressing?

The Queue

Yes, I believe it did.

by Alan Morton

Amanda, dahling, fancy seeing you here. Good heavens! Christina; how wonderful, mwa-mwa.

Yummee…. To die for! And what about the main? Shuffle forward, Christina, the queue’s moving.

Are you here with the sprogs?

Main, ergh, I had the Locally Raised Sirloin of Beef on Celeriac Purée and Sloe Gin Sauce.

Yes, they’re outside.

And Geoff?


Well, I thought he could have chosen something a little less provincial, but he had the Rabbit Roasted in Prosciutto, Stuffed with Leek and Bacon and Mild Mustard Sauce.

Just around the corner….over there. Anyway, enough of the idle chit-chat, how did the Big Meal Out go, it was last Saturday wasn’t it…. at The Chatsworth Hotel? Yes, and dreamy. Amazing food, cost a pretty penny, but you do get what you pay for. We had a lovely evening. So, come on, what did you have? Well, for entrée, I had Hot Goat’s Cheese and Cherry Tomato Chutney Croustade and Geoff had the Seared Scallops with Crispy Bacon.

Oh, nice. I hear that is good, but I know what you mean; just as well Chicken Maryland wasn’t on the menu! Did you go for the raspberries for dessert? Yes, the Raspberry Soufflé with Eau Vie de Framboise, Chocolate and Pistachio Cream… was gorgeous, although I thought the portion was a little on the light side. A big plate, with what looked like a small Picasso at the centre. It was all very nice, but I want to eat my food, not frame it! Geoff went for the Nougat Glacé Tart with Ginger and Lemon Verbena Sorbet… there was no steamed pudding with custard! Shuffle up again, nearly there. So, did you retire to the lounge? Ooooh, yes, after the meal we had a pot of fresh coffee and an assortment of petit fours in front of the log fire. It was so romantic. The Colombian-blend coffee is lovely there…. And I love all those little chocolate truffles and those darling little glazed pastries. Of course Geoff was looking for his after dinner mint… he can be so common! "Next!" It’s you, Amanda.


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AESTHETIC DAY We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to attend our

Aesthetic Open day on Tuesday 20th March 1pm – 7pm Our expert skin therapists and medically trained staff will be available for a free, private consultation to answer your personal questions regarding your skins requirements. We are licensed and insured to administer a variety of aesthetic facial & body treatments of which are becoming increasingly popular, including DERMAL FILLERS l ANTI WRINKLE INJECTABLES l LASER & IPL SKIN REJUVENATION FOR PIGMENTATION l ACTIVE ACNE AND TEXTURE l LASER & IPL PERMANENT HAIR REDUCTION l ELECTROLYSIS PERMANENT HAIR REDUCTION l ELECTRICAL MUSCLE STIMULATION TO HELP LIFT AND FIRM MUSCLES l CHEMICAL PEELS l MICRODERMABRASION SKIN RESURFACING l LASER & IPL THREAD VEIN & ROSACEA REMOVAL l LASER TATTOO REMOVAL l

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Who’s Who In Seaford?

Isla Sitwell, President of the Rotary Club of Seaford & Bandmaster of Seaford Silver Band Isla has lived in Seaford for about 25 years and as well as being a President and Bandmaster, he also sings in a Barber Shop group, The Cuckmere Croakers and with a chamber choir, ProMusica. He was educated at Newlands School in the early 1950s and he worked as a GP in Bexhill-on-Sea from 1971 to 2006., now retired. Isla is married with four children, one step-son and three grandchildren. He has five cats, all Ragdolls, which are an American long-haired breed. What do you like best about Seaford? Everyone is friendly. There is so much going on underneath an apparently quiet surface. The Town is surrounded by magnificent scenery whether it be downland or the ever-changing moods of the sea. What is your favourite song or piece of music? Bach’s Fugue in G minor (the ‘little’ fugue). What book are you reading? The Heart of the Great Alone – a record of the Scott and Shackleton Antarctic Expeditions. Where is your favourite place to go in Seaford and why? Seaford Head and Cuckmere Haven for the wonderful views which change almost daily through the year. What is the first line of your favourite poem? If you can keep your head when all about you... Kipling’s If. What is your idea of happiness? Having just the right number of things to do in the time available! Which living person do you most admire? Nelson Mandela. What is your favourite smell? Gently frying bacon. How do you relax? I have a woodworking lathe which my children gave me for my 60th Birthday and which gives me great enjoyment. I do a lot of gardening though I am not a very good gardener and I enjoy my music-making activities. What is your greatest fear? Heights. What is the best advice you have ever been given? Look after those who depend upon you before you look after yourself. What makes you sad? Cruelty and injustice. What words or phrases do you most overuse? Nice. What is the most important lesson life has taught you? Don’t give up. However difficult a problem might seem there will be a solution. It may not be easy or pleasant but it is there, and when the problem is solved you can move on. Which person in history would you most like to meet? Samuel Pepys. What is your most memorable learning experience? Going on a week’s conducting course in Edinburgh when I was able to conduct a Championship Brass Band.


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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.


Seaford Gold Buying Centre

£ £ 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


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Looking for an original gift? Purchase a gift voucher for that special person and I will do their tree

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East Sussex Hearing Resource centre

WE NEED YOU We are looking for sympathetic volunteers to help with hearing aid maintenance sessions in Seaford You will have full training and support. Desirable skills Good communication skills Some manual dexterity Hearing loss experience - whether personal, professional, family or friends - is an advantage, but not essential. For more information, please contact Janice Brown Volunteer Development Manager Email: or tel: 01323 722505 or write to ESHRC, 8 St Leonard’s Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3UH


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Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers

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Sale Dates

Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd March 10 am start on both days

Carriage Clock SOLD FOR £2,100

Oil on Canvas SOLD FOR £4,800

Medal SOLD FOR £1,450

3�˝ � high Moorcroft Vase SOLD FOR £3,750

Diamond Ring SOLD FOR £6,350

Miniature Globe SOLD FOR £950

Medal Group SOLD FOR £1,150

Pembroke Table SOLD FOR £4,700

Grecian Pot SOLD FOR £850

Oriental SOLD FOR £4,350

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2nd 1859 The National School, built by John Fitzgerald, opens in Steyne Road. 4th 1690 Henry Pelham is elected Seaford MP 6th 1820 George Agar-Ellis becomes MP for Seaford. He helped to form the National Gallery. 10th 1801 The census show the population of Seaford as 847 and that of Alfriston as 576 12th 1936 St Thomas More Church opened. 15th 1779 The ship Mercurius, en-route from Benuado to Amsterdam laden with brandy, wine, almonds and silk handkerchiefs is wrecked at Cuckmere Haven. 20th 1847 Revd Dennis (of East Blatchington Church) sees a puffin at the Buckle (now very rare in Sussex). 20th 1934 Death of Seaford Doctor William Pringle Morgan, the first person to identify dyslexia. 24th 1883 Henry Coxwell’s “Captive balloon” ascends from Seaford to watch military exercises along the coast towards Brighton 26th 1987 Seaford Station is listed by English Heritage. Compiled by Kevin Gordon.

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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




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Newhaven Fort opens for 2012 season Newhaven’s historic fort re-opens to the public on Thursday 1st March 2012 and promises visitors a quality day out to remember. For the 13th year running the award-winning attraction has received a glowing assessment from the annual Visitor Attractions Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS), endorsed by Enjoy England, allowing the attraction to maintain its quality accreditation. Open from 10.30am-6pm daily Newhaven Fort offers visitors the chance to enjoy interactive wartime displays and exhibits, fascinating architecture and breathtaking clifftop views of the Sussex coastline. Throughout 2012 Newhaven Fort will host an extensive programme of popular events, from open-air theatre and live music to military re-enactments and children’s activities during the school holidays. To celebrate English Tourism Week, Newhaven Fort are running a number of special events from 10th-18th March. On Saturday 10th, in recognition of International Women’s Day, Newhaven Fort will present a set of short talks relating to the lives of women in Britain and abroad throughout the 20th and 21st centuries including: The Cantinieres of the French Army, An Edwardian Wife, The Suffragettes, The Russian Women’s Death Battalion of 1917, The Commonwealth Countries League Education Fund Is there something about Newhaven Fort that you’ve always wanted to know but never asked? Then why not join one of our guided tours on 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th March*.

Plumbing & Heating George Ward Established for 30 years

Boiler Service / Repairs / Replacements New or Old , Bathrooms, Kitchens, Blocked Drains and all aspects of Gas Work. Landlord Gas Certs

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To round off the week, on Sunday 18th March, celebrate Mother’s Day in style with a visit to the fort and indulge in our special cream tea offer. *Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance. Please call Newhaven Fort on 01273 517622. For more information on Newhaven Fort events visit: Website: Facebook: Twitter: @NewhavenFort


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Amethyst Plumbing & Heating Services A Quality Job - On Time Every Time

24 Hour Emergency (no call out charge) Approved plumber, work guaranteed & fully insured Fixed agreed price to your budget Bathrooms, Kitchens, basins, sinks, & radiators Leaks, blockages & overflows. All those jobs you mean to get done Wall and floor tiling carried out Part P electrical work carried out & certified Approved Sure Stop water switch installer. For prompt reliable service please call: 08000 842781 or 07789583782 Keep me safe, you never know‌

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Seaford Musical Theatre Cinderella Review Seaford Musical Theatre put on an outstanding production of Cinderella, directed by Angie James, as their seasonal panto in January this year. From the opening colourful village scene with an overture of ‘That’s Where the Music Takes Me’ to the beautiful wedding scene and finale of ‘Spread a Little Happiness’, the show was fun all the way, a laugh a minute, and great entertainment for the whole family. All your panto favourites were there, with songs for all ages, the ‘oh no he isn’ts’, a pantomime horse, ugly sisters, cringe-inducing jokes and mild innuendos, a ghost and lots of audience participation. The delightful Cinderella was played by Julie Terry, who gave a very professional performance as did her handsome, thigh-slapping Prince Charming, played by Emily Szilagyi-Ruggins. The very funny but rather disgusting ugly sisters were played brilliantly by Steve Llewelyn and Dennis Picott. Their one-liners, outrageous costumes and a never ending pair of stripy stockings were highly amusing! Gentle Buttons played by Lee Powney and his tap dancing pantomime horse played by Mandy Crnkovic were lovable characters who sang silly songs and encouraged children to take part and join them on stage. The very funny comedy duo of Bodgett and Leggett whose theme tune of ‘Bob the Builder’ along with their slap-stick style entertainment were also favourites with children and adults too! Shar Turnbull was an exceptional and very loud Baroness Hatty Hardup who I found particularly hilarious whilst her husband Baron Horace Hardup, played by Robert Horscraft also gave an excellent performance. Sue James as Dandini, Jenny Humphries as the fairy and John Walsh as Chambers all gave noteworthy performances as did the graceful young dancers from Seaford School of Dancing which culminated in a wonderful production all round. Songs included ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’, ‘The Greatest Day’, ‘Islands in the Stream’ and ‘When you Wish upon a Star’. With great costumes and changes, creative sets and lighting and excellent musical accompaniment, it’s hard to believe that a performance of such a high standard can come out of a small theatre, in a small town! Well done to everyone, bring on next year’s panto...oh yes you will! Fran Tegg

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humpty dumpty’s  childcare   

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crèche  monday & tuesday mornings  9.15 til 12.15   

children from 1 year  £11 per session 

parent and toddler group     

monday afternoons  1:00 til 3:00  first session free  £1 per session 

call Mary on  07890486062 

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Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors After receiving rave reviews for their first show 'Jessie's Dream' in October 2011, the Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors are hoping to raise the bar even higher with their March show ‘Carry On Up The Beanstalk’ at the Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, Seaford. Jack Twinkle returns home after travelling the world to make his fortune and impress the Princess Jasmine, to find that evil Fleshcrawl and his henchmen are terrorising and robbing his village on behalf of a giant, and the King is powerless to stop them. With only a dairy cow to his name, can Jack find a way to free his family and the villagers and win the heart of the girl he loves? With cast members aged between 8-16, 'Beanstalk' promises comedy, song and dance to entertain all the family. The show is on from Wednesday 7th* to Friday 9th March at 7.30pm and Saturday 10th March 2.30pm, matinee only. Tickets are adults £5 and children £2.50; bookings on 07710 426321. *Wednesday 7th is a charity performance in aid of WAVES FSS and Leukaemia Research.

Singing really is an amazing thing Singing really is an amazing thing – it brings people together, makes you smile, lifts your spirits and benefits you physically too, improving your breathing and circulation. And did you know that there are now more choirs than fish and chip shops in the UK?


So come along to one of my free Just Voices ‘taster’ workshops at St Thomas More Church Hall, Sutton Road on Monday March 19th 2 - 3.30pm or at the Old School Annexe, Steyne Road (adjacent to Timber Requirements) on Tuesday March 20th 7.30 - 9pm and experience some of these benefits for yourself. Regular weekly sessions will begin after Easter (days and times to be announced). There are no auditions (although you will need to be able to sing in tune) and songs are taught by ear so there’s no need to read music. Just Voices is mostly about having a good time. The songs I would like to share with you are usually unaccompanied and include uplifting harmonies, a Scottish folk song, soulful African rhythms, a Maori love song and many other songs from around the world. Tempted? For more information or to express an interest phone Monica now on: 07788 166 173 or email

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The Fearsome Beastie

Short-listed in 2012 Rotherham Book Awards and Nominated for the People’s Book Prize 2012! Thursday 19th January saw the launch of the 2012 Rotherham Book Awards at Rockingham Professional Development Centre, with The Fearsome Beastie by Giles Paley-Phillips short-listed in the Picture Book category. Giles, who hails from Seaford, said “To see so many children involved in an event dedicated to the wonder of books and reading is fantastic. And with previous winners including Michael Morpurgo, it is an honour to be nominated. The main satisfaction in writing comes when you hear that people - in my case children - enjoy your work, so to be nominated for an award where the votes are cast by children themselves is wonderful. It means I’m doing something right.” Consisting of five categories, ranging from Teen Read to Imagination Library, other high-profile nominees include David Walliams, whose book Gangsta Granny is nominated in the Upper KS2/KS3 category. The winners of the 2012 Awards, which are voted for by children, will be announced on 20th June, and in the meantime, children will have the chance to read and explore the nominated books before casting their votes. Having already scooped a Bizziebaby Gold Award, The Fearsome Beastie also came highly commended in America’s Forward Literature Awards, and, with winners of the 2012 People’s Book

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Prize and Rotherham Children’s Book Awards yet to be announced, the title may add more honours to that list in the near future. Many high profile people have sent personal messages, in praise of Giles’ book, including Quentin Blake, David Walliams and even a letter from Prime Minister David Cameron. Comedian and Children’s author David Walliams, credits The Fearsome Beastie with inspiring him to write his own picture book. “I really enjoyed it,” wrote Walliams in a hand-written letter to Paley-Phillips, “and it inspired me to do a picture book.” Giles said “It’s so humbling to receive such encouraging messages and I am just thrilled to be nominated for these awards alongside so many great writers, and I hope that

the children involved are inspired to read and enjoy books, and develop their imaginations along the way.”

An ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted) Nursery in Seaford You need to book NOW for Sept 2012 and Jan 2013!

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Phil Clayton

Drive the ‘SAFE-WAY’ Local based driving instructor offering driving lessons to all. Pass Plus & refresher courses. Beginners starter lesson package first 3 hrs special price.

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For 150 years this national voluntary youth organisation has been devoted to improving the lives of young people in a fun and adventure-filled environment. Through a demanding programme – which includes adventure training, physical training, first aid and fieldcraft – the ACF aims to develop and enhance self-confidence, leadership and assertiveness skills, as well as improving overall health and fitness. (We are not a recruitment tool for the Army).

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On Monday, 12th March 2012 at 19:30 hours we will be holding a Presentation Evening for young people aged 12 (in school year 8) – 18 years and their parent/s or guardian/s who are interested in finding out more about Sussex Army Cadet Force. This presentation will be held at the old Scout Hut, Newlands School, Seaford and it will give those who attend the chance to receive detailed information about the activities covered and the opportunities available. We look forward to seeing you. Sgt. B. Clay (Detachment Commander) For further information please email

MARCH RUGBY Fixtures 1st XV

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Cruise Control Driver Coaching Keeping your cost down through excellence in instruction. FREE Theory Test Material, regularly updated online. Also catering for clients with special needs. Cruise Control Driver Coaching is a successfully established Driving School in Seaford. A 75% first time pass rate proves that individual training plans, tailored to the needs of the client, are an effective way of increasing the enjoyment of learning to drive. The high chance of success at the first test also means that cost can be minimised whilst safety is never jeopardised. What do you get for your money? An instructor who is: l Highly qualified - DSA approved Grade 6 (one of only 6.1% of instructors nationwide) l East Sussex County Council approved Speed Awareness Trainer l RoSPA Gold advanced driver and tutor l “Brake” accredited Road Safety Educator l Approved specialist instructor for clients within the autistic spectrum, with ADHD and/or dyspraxia l Has full liability insurance l With Adult education qualifications (PTLLS) l CRB checked and Emergency First Aid qualified l A member of the DIA and LCDDIA l Committed to the DSA code of conduct for Approved Driving Instructors. Julia White at Cruise Control Driving Coaching has a flexible approach with regards to your individual training needs. She combines your previous knowledge and her extensive experience into an effective training plan, applying different teaching styles to maximise your potential in the shortest possible time. Julia is a road safety enthusiast who will always explain the “whys”, not only the “hows”. She continually updates her knowledge and keeps in touch with learning - she recently passed both her motorcycle and minibus licences with a view to

teaching both categories in the future. She can offer you an extended knowledge of road safety and car handling skills, in excess of the DSA Learning to Drive curriculum, without extending your overall training time. Above all you will work with someone who you can trust. “I will keep you safe at all times. I’m said to be unflappable, and I am focused on achieving learning in every lesson by choosing appropriate and varied routes, building your confidence and adjusting teaching strategies to the way you learn best. I am professional and fair, and will plan way ahead for your practical test to ensure you have a high chance of passing without excessive cost. Oh, and did I forget, I have a very dry sense of humour, so be warned! “ Flexible time slots will be available shortly during weekday mornings and lunch times/early afternoon, which may be easier for shift workers, students or stay-at-home parents.

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The Crafty Garden

CRAFT SHOP CLOSING DOWN SALE CLOSING DOWN REDUCTIONS IN STORE (excludes already discounted products and selected other products ) NEW OPENING TIMES FOR MARCH 10.00am-4.00pm WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY 28 Sutton Road, Seaford, Sussex BN25 1RU 01323 897419

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 ZX81 COMPUTER Seaford Museum is always full of surprises and, unlike many museums it has collections of relatively recent items that many people actually remember using. The collection of ‘old’ computers is popular and I myself remember using the ZX81 computer. This was the first mass produced computer to be available to the public and made a fortune for its inventor Sir Clive Sinclair. The ZX81 was first produced in 1981 and had a meagre 1kb of on-board memory. The computer had to be connected to a TV screen and any memory stored on an external cassette recorder. I can’t actually remember using the ZX81 for anything useful but, like many people, it was my introduction into the world of computers. Selected by Kevin Gordon Museum Winter Opening Times up to April 6th: Sundays and Bank Holidays. 11am to 1pm and 2 - 4pm. Group visits are available at other times by appointment. Tel: 01323 898222


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Running Commentary... This month Peri Chilides, a qualified UKA Volunteer Coach, shares with us a few of his thoughts. He writes… I have been running since my early thirties, but my best performances have only come to fruition in the last couple of years. Don’t listen to people who tell you your running performances can only diminish with age. Whilst the ageing process brings obvious challenges, consistent effort and intelligent training are a powerful counter-measure. My own more recent progress came as a result of a more structured approach to my training, which included regular running within groups. Apart from running, I am a regular gym user - resistance exercises are a great way to maintain skeletal and muscular strength, thus reducing the risk of running-related injuries. For those of you about to embark on running as an activity for the first time, it may appear a little daunting, with some people giving up through lack of progress. I also experienced several false starts, until I had the courage to join Edmonton RC in North London. I have since been a member of Trent Park RC also in North London and, with my relatively recent move to the South Coast, Seaford Striders. All these clubs share a similar DNA. They are all supportive, friendly, and resourceful and they will encourage you to meet your running goals, even if your ultimate aim is just to run and have fun. Whatever your ability, there will be a group within most clubs who can accommodate your talents and, more importantly, potential. There is also healthy, but respectful competition within running clubs. I am more guilty than most of putting in a final sprint finish to show off my “fast twitch fibres” which give me natural speed, though I tend to get tired sooner than my longer distance running colleagues. For many, once the decision is made to be part of a running group and to also begin recording mileage and effort, you soon feel more like a runner than a casual jogger. Of course, there are some individuals who become very successful competitors without the need to train within groups, or the need to be coached. However, for the majority, it is difficult to maintain longer term discipline without additional support of some sort. If you want to progress in any activity, you should really consider a programme or training plan. I would recommend a Personal Motivator.You may be lucky enough to find a volunteer or mentor. This person does

not need to be someone you have to meet on a regular basis. Once a plan is mutually agreed, it is just a case of setting you on the correct path. Where you may miss your goals, your PM will help you quickly get back on track, also identifying factors which may have caused you to fall short of these goal/s in the first instance. It may just be a case of over-ambition with your early plan. This can easily be adjusted by keeping a diary, preferably one generated from a GPS watch that will simply record your time, average pace and distance. If you want, it can also do far more. It will record the required data on the watch, or if you prefer, you can download the same data onto your computer in the form of a diary. Programme your weekly number of runs in advance. For example on a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. This allows plenty of recovery between runs. Finally, think about booking your first road race, say in 3 months’ time. In all races, there is an eclectic mix of abilities.You are very unlikely to be at the very back, and the experience will more than likely encourage you to enter other races. Martin Bulger, founder member of Seaford Striders Running Club and this month contributor, Peri Chilides, a qualified UKA Volunteer Coach


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March Madness at WellnessWorks Free Refreshments - Donations to Cancer Research

Saturday, 10th March


Join Jane Sefton MBAcC to find out more about acupuncture and discover how it can help change your life and benefit your health. 10 - 11am.


Enjoy a free facial whilst making up your Mother’s Day Wish List. Or send Dad and the kids to do it for you! Have fun selecting & wrapping luxuriously soothing bath & beauty products Mum will love! And, handmake a card to be cherished. No time? Our pampering baskets are beautifully wrap & delivered and always appreciated. 12 - 3pm. Orders must be placed by 12/3/2012.

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Claremont Hall, Claremont Road, Seaford FREE INTRODUCTORY LESSON FREE WEIGHT LOSS CLUB* *Free to all class members

CALL CLAIRE OR ALEX ON 01323-896600 OR 07711-890956 / 07540-551054 Or visit for class times & more information

SEAHAVEN Yoga Vajrasati Yoga with Rosie Waters

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Seaford Rediscovered The course — back by popular demand! Following the success of the autumn course last year, Seaford Museum & Heritage Society has decided to repeat its popular ‘Seaford Rediscovered’ local history course on five Saturday mornings in March and April 2012. Once again the tutor will be Kevin Gordon, the Museum’s Chronicler and well-known and respected local historian. The sessions will provide an opportunity for people interested in Seaford to find out more about the town, its history, its personalities and the part it played in national and local events. It will draw on both Kevin Gordon’s personal knowledge and expertise, and the extensive museum archives. All the sessions will be held in the atmospheric fitness setting of the Seaford’s Museum at Martello Tower 74 on the backcare Esplanade. remedial


rehabalitation The course fee will be £45 for Seaford Museum classes Members or £50 for non-members, which will include&a personal tuition year’s museum membership. The number of participants in & around will be limited to 10, so early booking is advisable. Seaford

More details from Seaford Museum, Info: Karen on 01323 873309 PO Box 2132, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 9BH. Telephone 01323 898222 (answer phone when museum closed).


fitness backcare remedial rehabalitation classes & personal tuition in & around Seaford

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Friday 23rd March at 6:30pm in The Little Theatre

Annual General Meeting For Members only All Members are requested to attend


Friday 30th March at 6:00pm

In the Martello Tower Formal opening of the new exhibition

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Winter Season Opening Times (to 6 April) Sundays & Bank Holidays (Not Christmas Day) 11:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00 to 4:00pm


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 - East Sussex - BN25 9BH (The SatNav address code is BN25 1JH)

LET’S GET FIT THE FUN WAY Mon 7.30pm: Old Chapel Centre, Alfriston Tues 10am: The Archway, Seaford. Wed 7.30pm: Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven. Thurs 10am: Old Chapel Centre, Alfriston. Fri 6.30pm & 7.30pm: The Archway, Seaford. (Please book for Friday classes)

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whats on at the hop? ‘A Sense of Place’ by Dawn Stacey Saturday 3rd – Thursday 15th March Tuesday – Saturday 10.30am-5pm; Sunday 12noon-5pm, Closed Monday Dawn Stacey’s first major show in Lewes includes over 25 new paintings focusing on her response to the local landscape, capturing the seasons and her observation of nature as she encounters it. Dawn studied textile design at Derbyshire College and has an MA in Illustration from the University of Brighton.

‘Variations’ by Sheila & Peter Marlborough Saturday 17th – Thursday 29th March Tuesday – Saturday 10.30am-5pm; Sunday 12noon-5pm; Closed Monday An exhibition showing the different approaches to painting landscape that Peter and Sheila have developed over many years. Peter likes to create the atmosphere and feeling of the place whereas Sheila is more interested in abstracting through shape and colour. Images: ‘Early Morning in February’ and front cover ‘Blue Mist Over the Cuckmere’ by Dawn Stacey and ‘White Primroses’ by Sheila Marlborough.

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Seaford Natural History Society

The Fascination of Wild Orchids March 20th 2012 We are lucky to live in an area where wild orchids flourish. On Tuesday 20th March 2012 Sue Buckingham, a botanist from Kent Wildlife Trust will be talking about these wonderful plants to the Seaford Natural History Society. The talk is at 2.15pm in St Luke’s Church Centre, Walmer Road, Seaford and visitors are very welcome. We charge £3 to visitors which is refunded if you decide to join the society.

For more information about the society, please visit our website or ring 01323 491964.


East Blatchington Lectures St Peter’s Church Hall Belgrave Road March 6th, 2.30pm

The East Blatchington Lectures start this year on March 6th with the return by public demand of Alan G Baker and Samuel Nunn with ‘Tales from the Green Room Part 2’. Alan and Samuel are leading lights of our own Little Theatre and I know it will be a fun afternoon. Samuel who is a concert pianist will also play for us. As usual there will be tea and homemade cake all for £5. Stephen Newberry will sell tickets and they will be also available on the door or from Shirley Linsell on 01323 891910.

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The Alzheimer’s Society has argued that money wasted on sedative drugs should be spent on training care home staff to deliver good quality dementia care. Research has shown that anti-psychotics have minimal benefit and drastically increase the risk of medical complications, leaving people with dementia robbed of their quality of life. At Clifden House we reduce the use of all unnecessary and harmful medication, allowing our residents to lead a full and active life in a purpose built environment where the care team are able to offer the assistance that they need.

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Wills Are you aware of how your estate would be distributed if you died without making a will? It might not be as you think or would wish for, leaving a lot of potential problems for your beneficiaries. A will is inexpensive to make and the professional advice you will receive at Barwells will ensure that your loved ones are left with as few problems as possible.

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SWINDELLS ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENTS Peter Gale, Managing Partner at top local accountants Swindells, has announced the appointment of two new Associates to support the firm’s expansion. Kerena Allen and Grenville Livens are senior members of Swindells management team but their appointment as Associates means that they will be working more closely with their clients and developing the firm’s growing business.

Grenville has been with Swindells for nine years as Senior Accounts manager and will be taking on new responsibilities for smaller owner-managed businesses dealing with all their accounts and tax matters. Grenville said, “I try to provide business owners with a friendly, easy-going accountancy service in a language that can be understood by the non accountant.” Commenting on the appointments, Peter Gale said “We are delighted by these appointments. Kerena has made a huge contribution to our growing corporate finance business and Grenville is a thoroughly professional, experienced accountant with a common sense approach, which is really valued by our smaller business clients who play such a vital part in our local economy.”

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WHAT’S ON In & Around Seaford MARCH Thursday 1st Family Roots, Eastbourne & District Family History Society Ocklynge School,Victoria Drive, Eastbourne 7.15 for 7.30pm. ‘Hancox, a House and a Family’, a talk by Charlotte Moore. Visitors £1.50 Tel: 01323 731792 Friday 2nd Seaford Hard of Hearing Club St James’ Clubhouse, 11 Blatchington Road, Seaford 2pm. Talk with Diane Mulligan OBE. Tel: 01323 898628 Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. North Sea Gas - popular Scottish folk band. 3-part harmonies, guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, whistles, bodhrans, banjo and good humour. Gold and silver disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Assoc. and sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Saturday 3rd Digital Switchover Support Team Display Broad Street, Seaford 9am - 5pm. Organised by Seaford Town Council. Seaford Sweethearts WI Nearly New Sale & Coffee Morning Clinton Centre, Clinton Place 10am - 12.30pm. Children’s clothes, toys, maternity, nursery items. Tea/coffee and cake £2. Sellers wanted, email: Grand March Hare Bazaar St Leonard’s Church Hall 10am - 12 noon. Come and join us for delicious cakes, coffee and fancy goods etc. Lunchtime Concert St Leonard’s Church 1pm. Recital with Fiona Hosford. Concert last approx. one hour. Free and self-supporting with donations given by our generous audience. Cosmofil Travel Talk Ethiopia The Old Chaple Cnt. Alfriston 5pm. Speaker Crichton Casbon on ‘Ethiopia’ - way of life, culture, food and drink - some to taste - music, dance etc. Tickets £5, Cosmofil friends £3. Under 18 and A-Level students free. Bookings: or tel: 01323 871492


Seaford Mayor’s Mad March Marathon Seahaven Lioness Club Charity Quiz Night St Thomas Moore Church Hall, Sutton Road 7.15 for 7.30pm start. In aid of the Mayors Charity WAVES. Teams of 4, £4 per person. BYO alcohol. Tea, coffee and nibbles provided. Tickets from Fotobox, Broad St or tel 01323 492263, email:

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

Brighton Male Voice Choir Cross Way, Steyne Road 7.30pm. Tickets £10 incl. refreshments available on the door or from The Wellness Centre, Church Street. Proceeds for the development of the Clinton Centre, Seaford.

Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. Race Night Tel: 01323 890087

Wednesday 7th 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

Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. Bad Bad Whiskey (Skiffle Band). Tel: 01323 890087

The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Raw Deal Tel: 01323 890154

The Wednesday Group Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 7.30pm. Meeting and talk with Norma Young on ‘For Better For Worse’. Tel: 01323 891003

Saturday 3rd - Thursday 15th ‘A Sense of Place’, Dawn Stacey Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane, Lewes Tues - Sat 10.30am - 5pm, Sunday 12 noon - 5pm. Closed Monday. Dawn Stacey’s first major show includes 25 new paintings which focus on her response to the local landscape seasons, light and nature. Tel 01273 487744

Wednesday 7th - Saturday 10th Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors ‘Carry on Up the Beanstalk’ Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane 7.30pm Weds - Fri, 2.30pm Saturday matinee. Weds eve charity performance in aid of WAVES. Tickets £5 adults, £2.50 children, tel: 07710 426321

Tuesday 6th Seaford Head Probus Club Seaford Golf Club, Blatchington Monthly meeting and lunch for members and guests. Tel: 01323 896373 Seaford Natural History Society St Luke’s Church Centre, Walmer Road 2.15pm. ‘Life & Fossils on the Seashore’, by Tony Smith. Visitors welcome, £3 donation, deducted from your membership if you decide to join. Tel: 01323 491964 East Blatchington Lectures St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Road 2.30pm. ‘Tales from the Green Room’, by Alan G Baker. Lecture to raise funds for the ‘Raise the Roof ’ campaign. Tickets £5 inc tea and cake, from Stephen Newberry Estate Agents, Church Street, or on the door. Seaford Lecture & Literary Club St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Street 7.30 - 8.30pm. Illustrated lecture on ‘Exploring the Isle of Man’ by Jo Whicher. Tel: 01323 899932 or 01323 893270

Friday 9th Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner. Two of the most experienced and established harmony singers on the folk scene, sensitive, moving and plenty of humour. Saturday 10th WellnessWorks ‘Acupuncture Unravelled’ & Pampering Day 1st Floor, 38 Church Street 10am - 1pm. Acupuncture 12 - 3pm Free facial whilst making up a Mother’s Day present. Tel: 01323 897671 Fairtrade Market Clinton Hall, Clinton Place 10am - 1pm. Fairtrade clothes, crafts and food products to buy. Fairtrade home-made cakes, tea or coffee. Also children’s face painting and musical entertainment. Admission 50p. Seaford Musicians of the Year Awards Newlands School, Eastbourne Road 7pm. Organised by the Rotary Club of Seaford. Application forms from Seaford Head C C and Newlands School. Tel: 01323 492846.

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Bishopstone Village Hall Committee Bishopstone Village Hall 7.30pm. In aid of the Mayors Charity WAVES Sunday 11th Table Top Sale Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road 10am - 4pm. £5 per table. Tel: 01323 490011 English Tourism Week; Guided Tours at Newhaven Fort Fort Road, Newhaven 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Booking advisable. Tel: 01273 517622 Monday 12th No 2 Platoon (Seaford) Sussex Army Cadet Force Presentation Evening Old Scout Hut, Newlands School, Eastbourne Rd 7.30pm. Presentation evening for young people aged 12 to 18 and their parent/s or guardian/s who are interested in finding out more about Sussex Army Cadet Force. For further information email: Tuesday 13th 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 Seaford Lecture & Literary Club St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Street 7.30 - 8.30pm. Illustrated lecture on ‘Amberley Working Museum’ by Brin Thomas. Tel: 01323 899932 or 01323 893270 Men’s Wellness Workshop WellnessWorks, 1st Floor, 38 Church Street 7.30 - 9pm. 10-point MOT and a personalised healthy lifestyle plan. Take action - it could save your life! To book tel: 01323 897671 Compiled with assistance from Seaford Tourist Information Centre and Lewes District Council.

Wednesday 14th Seaford in Bloom Soup, Spud and Pud Lunch St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane 12.30 - 2pm. Tickets £7 inc coffee available from Fotobox, Broad Street and Rowland Gorringe Estate Agents, Station Approach. Entry by ticket only.

Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. Mike Lynch Tel: 01323 890087

Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Claremont Rd 2pm. Monthly meeting

The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. The 6T’s Tel: 01323 890154

Seaford National Trust Assoc. Cross Way, Steyne Road 2.30pm. Talk on ‘My Grandfather and the German Resistance’ by Kate Tym. Tel: 01323 896399

Saturday 17th - Thursday 29th ‘Variations’ by Sheila and Peter Marlborough Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane, Lewes Tues - Sat 10.30am - 5pm, Sunday 12 noon - 5pm. An exhibition showing how Peter and Sheila have developed different approaches to landscape painting over many years. Tel 01273 487744

Thursday 22nd Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Claremont Rd 2.15pm. Group Garden Club

Seaford District Stamp Club Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 7.15pm. AGM and club competitions. All stamp collectors welcome. Tel: 01323 890699 Mad March Marathon Quiz Night Seaford Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane 8pm. £2 per person - teams up to 6. In aid of WAVES Family Support Service. Friday 16th Seaford Mayor’s Mad March Marathon M&Co Fashion Show Broad Street 7pm. Tickets £5 in store. In aid of WAVES family Support Service. Cosmofil Film Club ‘Vincent, Françoise, Paul et Les Autres’ Alfriston War Memorial Hall 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £7, Cosmofil friends £5. Under 18 and A-Level students free. Bookings: or tel: 01323 871492 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. Saturday 17th Seaford National Trust Assoc. Spring Fayre St Leonard’s Hall, Church Lane Tel: 01323 896399 Bishopstone Horticultural Show Claremont Road, Seaford Time tbc. In aid of the Mayors Mad March Marathon charity WAVES Seaford Mayor’s Mad March Marathon Guided Tour of Seaford and Tea with the Mayor 2.30pm. With Seaford historian Kevin Gordon. Tickets £5 inc. tea and cake with the Mayor. Tel: 01323 894870. In aid of WAVES Family Support Service.

Dr Scardo Gig Cinque Ports, High Street 8.30pm. New awesome drummer, new songs and new glasses for the keyboard player. Rocking, funking, original tunes galore.

Sunday 18th Friends of Tidemills Community Beach Clean Tidemills 10am. Tel 01273 517291 Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th Free Just Voices Taster Workshops Mon: 2 - 3pm. St Thomas More Church Hall, Sutton Road Tues: 7.30 - 9pm. Old School Annexe, Steyne Road (next to Timber Requirements). Come and sing and have a good time. No auditions, although you will need to be able to sing in tune (see page 66). Tel: 07788 166173 or email: Tuesday 20th Absolute Beauty Aesthetic Day 14 Place Lane, Seaford 1 - 7pm. Expert skin therapists and medically trained staff will be available to answer your personal questions regarding your skin requirements and treatments. To book a free 1-2-1 consultation tel: 01323 899768 Seaford Natural History Society St Luke’s Church Centre, Walmer Road 2.15pm. ‘The Fascination of Wild Orchids’, by Sue Buckingham. Visitors welcome, £3 donation, deducted from your membership if you decide to join. Tel: 01323 491964

Seaford Lecture & Literary Club St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Street 7.30 - 8.30pm. Illustrated lecture on ‘Dr John Bodkins-Adams’ by John Surtees. Tel: 01323 899932 or 01323 893270 Wednesday 21st Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Claremont Rd 2pm. Scrabble

Friday 23rd Grand Rotary Club Quiz Night Seaford Head Lower School, Steyne Road Teams of four at £20 per team. Restricted numbers so don’t delay. Excellent prizes, raffle, comedy and musical entertainment. To submit your team, contact Bill Pierce on 01273 513162 or email: Seaford Museum & Heritage Society AGM Little Theatre, Steyne Road 6.30pm. AGM for members only. Tel: 01323 898222 Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. Hatful of Rain. Bluegrass influenced British folk/roots band based in Sussex. The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Karaoke Tel: 01323 890154 Saturday 24th Seaford Martello Women’s Institute Spring Fayre St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane 10am - 12 noon. Sale of homemade cakes, savouries, jams and chutneys, books, crafts etc. Come and enjoy a tea/coffee and a chat. Cosmofil French Walk & Talk 10.30am, return approx. 1.30pm. Practise your French with francophone friends whilst on a walk incl. a pub stop - no pressure and franglaise allowed! This is a free event. Bookings: or tel: 01323 871492

Seaford & Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch Assoc. Annual General Meeting Cross Way, Steyne Road 11am.Meeting followed by refreshments. Open to all residents and existing members, co-ordinators and potential members. tel: 01323 893861 Seaford Young Musicians ‘Rock & Jazz Cabaret Evening’ Seaford Head, Arundel Road 7.30pm.With Seaford Rock and Jazz Orchestra and guest musicians and singers. Bar, raffle and dancing. Donations to St Wilfrid’s Hospice. Tickets £5, under 16’s £3on the door or by phoning Peter on 01323 897360 Seaford Mayor’s Mad March Marathon Ball Seaford Constitutional Club, Crouch Lane 7.30pm. Tickets £25 inc. fork buffet and dancing. In aid of WAVES Family Support Service. Tel: 01323 894870 Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. Sports Relief Quiz Tel: 01323 890087 The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Disco Tel: 01323 890154 Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th Rethinking the Seafront Investigations and Visions for Seaford Seafront Crypt Gallery, Church Lane 10.30am - 4.30pm. Exhibition of drawings, paintings and models by students at the University of Brighton and the Office for Spatial Research at the Faculty of Arts and children from schools in Seaford of their visions for the seafront, in association with Seaford Community Partnership. Sunday 25th Seaford Mayor’s Mad March Marathon: Seaford Mayor’s Select 11 Versus Seaford Town FC Seniors Crouch Gardens, East Street 12 noon. Friendly charity match featuring John Byrne, in aid of the Mayors Mad March Marathon supporting WAVES Family Support Service. or

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Sunday 25th Seaford Cemetary Historic Guided Tour Seaford Cemetary gates, Alfriston Rd 2pm. Tickets £5, available from Seaford Tourist Information Centre or tel: 01323 897426 Monday 26th Seaford Seniors’ Forum AGM Seaford Baptist Church, Upper Belgrave Road 2 - 4pm. Members, friends and those interested in the work of the forum are welcome. Speakers from the NHS and St Wilfrid’s Home Care Team. Refreshments available after the meeting.

Wednesday 28th Seaford Gardening Club Crossway, Steyne Road 7.30pm. Talk by Laurie Manser on ‘Pot Plants - Care and Propagation’. Tel: 01323 491331 Thursday 29th Seaford & District Horticultural Society St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Seaford 7pm. Social evening for members only. Speaker Dr Sally White on ‘Sussex Piers’. Tel 01323 898733.

Friday 30th Seaford Museum & Heritage Society Illustrated Talk Martello Tower, The Esplanade Tuesday 27th Seaford Lecture & Literary Club 6pm. Formal opening of the new exhibition ‘Sporting Seaford’. St Leonard’s Church Hall, opening for public on Sunday1st Church Street 7.30 - 8.30pm. AGM. Tel: 01323 April. Tel: 01323 898222 899932 or 01323 893270

Seaford Music Society Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 7.45pm. Navarra String Quartet, to include works by Haydn, Brahms & Schubert. Subscription £50 for 5 concerts or £55 inc. two guest tickets. Tickets £12, students £5 on the door. Tel: 01323 491601.

Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. Michael Stephens Tel: 01323 890087

Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. Black Strap Molasses, Eastbourne-based band who perform mostly modern singer songwriter folk.

Seaford Mayor’s Mad March Marathon Guided Tour of Seaford and Tea with the Mayor Seaford With Seaford historian Kevin Gordon. Tickets £5, tel: 01323 894870. In aid of WAVES Family Support Service.

Saturday 31st Seaford National Trust Assoc. Spring Fair St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane 10 - 11.30am. Entry 50p incl. coffee and biscuits. Tel: 01323 896399

The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Looking Back Tel: 01323 890154

Seaford Mayor’s Mad March Marathon – Music from the Fabulous Baker Boys Seaford Rugby Club, The Salts Recreation Ground 8pm. Tickets 01323 894870. In aid of the Mayor’s Mad March Marathon charity WAVES Family Support Service.


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

Seaford Evening Flower Club St Luke’s Church, Walmer Rd 1st Thurs of month: 7 for 7.30pm demo. Affil. to NAFAS. New members welcome. Visitors £4.50 inc. refreshments. Tel: Marian 01273 515544

Coffee Morning The Clinton Centre, Clinton Pl. Tues: 10am - 12pm. Coffee, tea and biscuit, 70p. Raising funds for the proposed building work at the centre. Tel: 01323 873262

Lipreading Classes St James’ Clubhouse Tues mornings: Tel 01323 898628 email: bcarter29@

Mitchell House Monday Tea Club Lexden Drive Seaford Photographic Society Mon: 3 - 4.30pm. Tea, chat and Chyngton Methodist Church Hall a game or two. 50p and extra Fri: September to June. 7.45pm. charge to play games (for prize Little Acorn Machine Knitting Club Baptist Church, Belgrave Rd Coffee Pot Chyngton Methodist funding). Tel: 01323 891804 2nd Fri of month: 2 - 4pm. Tel: Church Hall Parish Tea Party clubs & Shirley Bone on 01323 492034 Thurs: 10 - 11.30am. Assorted St Peter’s Church Hall, Belgrave Rd or email: organisations items on sale. Disabled access. 3rd Mon of month: 3pm. Tel: Air Cadets Friendly atmosphere. Tel: 01323 01323 895552 Newhaven Art Club 1218 Sqn. Air Training Corps 897799 Bishopstone Parish Hall Transit Road, Newhaven Probus Club of Seaford Mons: 2pm. Members meet to Encompass Mon & Thurs: 7 - 9.30pm. Seven Sisters Hotel, Alfriston Rd paint and draw together with St Luke’s Church, Walmer Rd Aged 13 to 17 and interested 2nd Tues of month: 12pm for discussions, demonstrations, life- in aviation? Come along any 3rd Mon of the month: 1pm lunch. Monthly meeting drawing and sketching outdoors. evening. Tel: 01273 513218 2 - 4pm. A variety of speakers, with 3-course meal and speaker. Annual subs. £25. Why not come tea, sandwiches and cake. All Tel: 01323 894858 or 894073 Sussex Army Cadet Force No. 2 welcome. Tel: 01323 891749 or along and see how you get on? Platoon (Seaford) Seaford Head Probus Club 894608 or 872281. Old Scout Hut, Newlands Seaford Golf Club, Blatchington Seaford Afternoon Flower Club School, Eastbourne Road Friendly Hour 1st Tues of month: Monthly St Luke’s Church Hall,Walmer Rd Mon & Weds: 7 - 9.30pm. For Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd lunch for members and guests. 3rd Thurs of month: 2.30pm. ages 12 (school year 8) to 18yrs. Tues twice monthly: Tel: 01323 896373 Talks, demos, outings, etc. Past 2.30 - 3.30pm. Talks on a variety For further information email The Rotary Club of Seaford and new members welcome. of subjects. Transport can be Seaford Golf Club, Firle Rd Visitors £4.50 inc. refreshments. arranged. Tel: Rita Evans on Weds: 12.45 for 1pm. Weekly Tel Wendy: 01323 895832 Civil Service Pensioners Alliance 01323 896877 or email: meeting. Blatchington House, Firle Road Seaford Art Club 1st Tues of month: 10am. Downs Leisure Centre ‘Growing Old Disgracefully’ Grp. Royal Antidiluvian Order of Seaford CSPA meeting. Friendly Alternate Fri: 2 - 4pm. New The Archway & various venues Buffaloes. The Royal British chat inc. group business and info 2nd Fri of month: 2 - 4pm. Legion, Claremont Road members of all levels welcome. on pensions/benefits/socials & If you would like to paint, this is Monthly meeting including, talks, Sun: 3pm. Weekly meetings Tel: 01323 325121 the place for you.Come and join days out. Refreshments. discussions and outings. For us. Oct 7th - June 22nd. more details tel: 01323 490154 Tel: 01323 895223


Coffee Morning & Bring and Buy St Luke’s Church Hall, Walmer Rd Weds: 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. St John Ambulance Headquarters, Little Place Lane Cadets Mon: 6 - 7pm. (10 to 17 yrs) Badgers & Adults Tues: Badgers (6 to 10 yrs) 5.45 - 7.15pm, Adults (17+ yrs) 7.30 - 9.30pm. Tel: 07817 604279 Seaford Book Group 4th Tues of month: 7.30pm. New members welcome. Contact seafordbooklovers@hotmail. for more information. 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. Tel: 01323 896877 or email: 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. Seaford Bridge Club Downs Leisure Centre Tues:1.30 - 5pm. Duplicate bridge in a friendly atmosphere for intermediates and above. Fri: 6.30 - 10pm. Duplicate bridge for intermediate and above. Tel: 01323 893022 Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane Mon: Cribbage & Line Dancing. Tues: Whist. 3rd Weds: Klondyke Whist. Thurs: Tea Dance/Dance Classes Fri & Sun: 8.15pm. Bingo. Last Sun of month: Shadows. Tel: 01323 890087 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 Self Advocacy Group Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 2nd Tues of month: 5.15 6.45pm. Group for adults with a learning disability. Tel. Carol McAuley on 07717 766950 Seaford Stroke & Caring Club St James’ Centre, Blatchington Rd Mons: 2 - 4pm. Slides, music, quizzes, bingo, tea and homemade cakes. Some transport available. Tel Joyce Woodgate: 01323 894547 Seahaven St John Ambulance Coffee Morning Headquarters, Little Place Lane 1st and 3rd Sats 10am - 12noon Seahaven (Afternoon) Trefoil Guild Afternoon Meeting St Leonard’s Church Hall 1st Tues of month: 2.30 4.30pm. Tel: 01323 897959 Seahaven (Evening) Trefoil Guild Evening Meeting Downs Leisure Centre Over 60s Club 2nd Thurs of month: 7.30pm. Tel: 01323 893250 Southdown Bridge Club 60+ Club, Downs Leisure Cnt Weds: 6.30 - 9.45pm. Friendly duplicate bridge for any age. Tel: 01323 892171/492146 SussexRoamAbility Last Sun of month: A club for disabled people who like to explore the countryside. Contact 01323 892647 email:, The Wednesday Fellowship The Clinton Centre, Clinton Place 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 £1.50 inc. tea and biscuits. Beginners and all welcome. Tel: 01323 490747


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.

Newhaven Country Market Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven Thursdays: 9.45am - 1pm. Homemade produce, free-range eggs, fresh fish, plants, crafts, café.

Ladies’ clubs

Seaford Martello WI St Leonard’s Church Hall 2nd Thurs of month: 7.30pm. Tel: 01273 583484 Seaford Sweethearts WI Claremont Hall, Claremont Rd 4th Tues of month: 8pm. Up and coming events include bingo social evening, first aid emergency, dress to suit your shape. Nearly New Sale 3rd March. New members welcome. Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Mon: 10am - 12pm. Art group Every other Mon: Play-Reading. Weds: 9.30 - 10.30am Tai Chi 2 - 4pm Craft/Social group Seahaven Lioness Club The Old Plough, Church St, Seaford, Function Room 2nd Tues of month: 7.30pm. Monthly meeting. Tel: 0845 8332796

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

Seaford Silver Band The Annexe, Steyne Road Weds: 8 - 10pm. Rehearsals. New members welcome. Tel: 01323 892424 or 07740 646386 visit Southdown Society of Recorder Players St James’ Clubhouse 4th Sat of the month: 2 - 5pm. Contact Phoebe Williams 01323 8943111or email: 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. 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


Come and Play Kingswell, 115 -117 Vale Road Home of the Community Church Seaford Collective Choir Weds: 1.30 - 2.30pm. Free play Seaford Head Community sessions for parents with preCollege Tues: 3.30 - 4.30pm. 12 to 17yrs. school children, school term-time only. Stay on for a drink. Contact 01323 492833 or visit: www. Seaford Handbell Ringers St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd pages/come_and_play.htm Weds: 10am - 12.30pm or 2 Humpty Dumpty Crèche 4pm. New members welcome. Parent & Toddler Group Tel Joe on 01323 893878 Mercread Youth Centre, Seaford Little Theatre Mercread Road Workshop & Social Evening Mon & Tues: Crèche: 9.15am Steyne Road 12.15pm. Children from 1 year. Weds: 7.30 - 10pm (except £11 per session. during productions). Set building, Mon: Parent & Toddler group: props and backstage activities. 1 - 3pm. First session free, £1 per Tel 01323 894304 session. Tel Mary: 07890 486063 Seaford Musical Theatre Parent and Toddler Group The Barn Theatre St Peter’s Church Chapel Rms Tues & Thurs: 7.30pm. Tues: 9 - 11am. Open to all Rehearsals - new members Tots ‘n’ Tums welcome. Tel: 01273 581912 Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors Tues & Thurs: 10.45 - 11.45am. The Barn Theatre Mums and babies exercise class. Weds: 6 - 8pm. Rehearsals for 8 Tel: Alex 07540 551054 to 17 year olds. To book a place for rehearsals tel: 07710 426321 Continued... or email:


sport & dance

3D Circuits Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Weds: 6.30 - 7.30pm. Sat: 9 - 10am. Cardio and conditioning class suitable for beginners. Tel: Alex 07540 551054 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 Road Tues: 6.30 - 7.30pm. Relaxed friendly and fun aerobic, conditioning and body-toning class. Tel: 07973 441074, 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 Chapel Rooms, Belgrave Road. Fri: Ballet, Tap & Modern Jazz. All ages. Free trial class. Tel: 01323 492795/07703 485348

Denton Indoor Bowls Club Denton Island, Newhaven Mon - Sun: 9am - 9pm. New members welcome. Tel 01273 305211 or 01323 873015 Junior Netball Club Newlands Sports Hall, Eastbourne Road Mon: 6.30 - 7.30pm. Looking for new members, girls aged 11 to 16. Tel Clare for more details on 01323 894648 or 07724 956649 Line Dancing Clinton Centre, Clinton Place 6 - 6.30pm: Free half-hour step tuition, 6.30 - 7.30pm: Beginners and improvers, 7.30 - 9pm: Improvers to intermediates. Tel Val on 01323 895760 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 Line Dancing with Studio In Line Mon: 6.45 - 10pm. Seaford Constitutional Club. All levels. £4.70. Thurs: 10am - 12pm. Downs Leisure Centre. All levels. £4.50. 6.45 - 7.45pm. Cradle Hill School. Absolute beginners. 7.45 - 9.30pm. Cradle Hill School. All levels. £4.70. Tel: 01323 873558

Line & Tea Dancing Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane Thurs: Line Dancing.Tel: 01323 Ballroom Blitz 890087. Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven Weds: 11am. Easy Ballroom/Latin Tea dance with Peter Harvey. Ballroom & Latin classes with steps without a partner. Studio Tempo. Tel: 01273 476565 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.

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

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.

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

Boxercise Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Mon: 7-8pm. Boxercise for Beginners. Fri: Boxercise Advanced Padwork & Circuits. Tel: Claire 01323 896600

Seaford Rugby Football Club Salts Recreation Ground Tues & Thurs: 7 - 9pm. Recruiting new players for two teams in the Sussex leagues. Come along or contact Paul Burns, club captain on 07732 202208 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’s Playford Dance Group St Peter’s Church Hall Weds: 7 - 9pm. Dancing from past eras. Tel Caroline: 01323 492310 Seaford Table Tennis Seaford Head College Sports Hall, Steyne Road Thurs: 7 - 9pm. Players of all levels welcome. Email: Seaford & District Folk Dance Group Sutton Hall, Downs Leisure Centre Mon: 7.45pm. New members welcome. Tel: 01273 516668 or 01273 585551 Wave Leisure Health Walks From Downs Leisure Centre Thurs: 10.30am. Tel: 01323 490011 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 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. Tel 07983 622840 or 01273 512170

Zumba with Louise The Archway Arts Centre Blatchington Road Tues: 10 - 11am. Fri: 6.30 & 7.30pm (booking req) Coreability Shakespeare Hall, Newhaven Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Seaford Netball Club Weds: 7.30 - 8.30pm. Mon & Thurs: 6 - 7pm Newlands Sports Hall, Old Chapel Centre, Alfriston Coreability. A mix of functional Eastbourne Road Mon: 7.30pm. movement, pilates and yoga. 2nd Mon of the month: 7 - 9pm. Thurs: 10am. Suitable for beginners. New members welcome. Tel Tel Louise on 07786 425758 01323 894648 or 07724 956649 Seaford Kurlers Downs Leisure Centre Tues: 2 - 4pm. All welcome. Tel: Mrs June Wood on 01323 895376

Zumba With Becky Chyngton Methodist Church, Milberg Road Mon: 6.45 - 7.45pm and 8 - 9pm. Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven Thurs: 7 - 8pm and Discounts for loyalty 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. Arriba! Weight Loss Challenge WellnessWorks, 1st Floor, 38 Church Street Weds: Weigh-in from 7pm, 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 skin through diet and leave with a skin-care plan suited to your age and lifestyle. Call to book a free consultation on: 01323 897671 Free Weight Loss Club Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road Weds: 6.30 - 7.30pm. Tel: 01323 896600 Slimming World Seaford Constitutional Club Tues: 5.30pm & 7.30pm with Brenda. Weds: 9.30am with Charlie. Clinton Centre, Clinton Place Thurs: 7.30pm with Brenda. Tel Brenda on 01323 325648 or Charlie on 01323 492904 Weight Watchers 60 Plus Club, Downs Leisure Centre 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.

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