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SEAFORD Scene September 2011 Issue 53


Seaford Live! Living At Cuckmere Haven Sink One 4 Sussex

Seaford Handbell Ringers Seaford & District Folk Dance Group Distributed free each month to homes and businesses in Seaford


Living life. . your way MORE ENERGY

Welcome to the September issue of Seaford Scene, your monthly community magazine, business directory and what’s on guide. All of sudden the summer is drawing to a close and autumn will soon be upon us, as traditionally September marks the start of the season. September often has some of the best weather, so here’s hoping for a warm, Indian summer! This month sees the return of Seaford Live! with music and arts events taking place throughout the town, see page 4. The RAFA Seahaven Branch are holding their annual Battle of Britain parade and church service on 18th September, including a Lancaster aircraft fly past, see page 36. This month we feature Seaford Handbell Ringers, page 61 and Seaford & District Folk Dance Group, page 69 and we have the first of a series of articles by Lucy Corkhill about her experiences of living in one of the coastguards cottages at Cuckmere Haven, page 31. What is ‘Sink One 4 Sussex’ all about? Turn to page 42 to find out! Enjoy your September issue!


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4 Seaford Live! 2011 4 Evening of Poetry at the Crypt Gallery 6 Memorial Vigil for Victims of Nagasaki 12 Seaford in Bloom 14 What’s On At The Hop? 17 A Seaford Scene 20 Seaford & District Horticultural Society 22 Seaford Gardening Club 25 Seaford: Trees For All (In Time) 31 Living at Cuckmere Haven 33 The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company 36 RAFA Seahaven Battle of Britain Parade 38 Retired Forces Social Club 38 Who, What, Where & When? 42 Sink One 4 Sussex 45 Seaford Head Film Project 46 It’s Time to Enrol for WEA 49 The Inner Wheel Club of Seaford 52 ‘Something to Hide’ Review 57 Who’s Who In Seaford? 59 Seaford Rediscovered - The Course 61 Seaford Handbell Ringers 63 Friends of Seaford Library Visit Jubilee Library 69 Seaford & District Folk Dance Group 75 Seaford Kurlers Visit Houses of Parliament 80 Running Commentary 80 Seaford Rugby Football Club Fixtures 82 Mayor’s Mad March Marathon! 86/7 What’s On Monthly in Seaford? 88/9 What’s On Weekly in Seaford? 90 Sussex Roamability 90 Sudoku 94 Index of Advertisers Cover photo: Boats on Seaford Bay by Kevin Gordon


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PLAYING WITH FIRE This September sees the return of Seaford’s music and arts festival Seaford Live! showcasing a host of local and regional talent. Running from Friday 2nd to Sunday 11th September 2011, the festival features music from local bands and artists as well as Artwave open houses, poetry, booking readings, church concerts, guitar workshops, a ‘gosplehish’ choir and art exhibitions. Now in its fourth year Seaford Live! continues to raise money for charity and this year is proud to be supporting Sussex Air Ambulance, with proceeds and collections going to this deserving charity. Many of the events and performances are free to attend along with a number of ticketed events. This year sees a host of musical talent including established acts such as Juno, Barber and Taylor and Ulrike Gabriele in the Crouch Gardens, Trip Wire, Seaford Folk Dance Group at the Downs Leisure Centre, Archway choirs, Seaford Baptist Church concert, Eastern promise western mind, Riffz and blues and Celtic guitar workshops with Terry Lees. We are also delighted to see the return of the Crypt in this year’s Seaford Live! Festival with poetry and booking readings. For events at the Crypt please contact the venue directly.

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An evening of poetry at the Crypt Gallery Tuesday 6 September, 7.30 pm, part of Seaford Live!. Readers include: • Peter Martin, reading from his latest collection, Ghost Music, poetry informed by the history of Seaford and the Cuckmere Valley • Rachel Playforth, contributor to the Frogmore Papers • Ralph Taylor, reading from his late wife Pam Hughes's work. Her last collection was Shadows on the Downs. Other readers are welcome and there will be open-mic sessions as part of the evening. If you would like to read, contact the MC, Tom Roper, or 01323 873564, or turn up on the night. Admission: £3, to include a glass of wine. The Crypt Gallery, 23 Church Street, Seaford, BN25 (just down the road from St Leonard’s Church, less than three minutes’ walk from Seaford Railway Station and about five minutes’ walk from the sea front). next October issue: Please send your information and adverts by Thurs 8th Sept.

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Seaford Peace garden Memorial Vigil for the Nagasaki Bombings The chair of Lewes District Council, Eileen Russell, and the Mayor of Seaford, Linda Wallraven, with her consort, attended the memorial vigil to the victims of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki held in Seaford Peace Garden on Tuesday 9 August. Katsumi Smith showed the origami cranes that she made in memory of the victims of the bombing of Nagasaki, to Eileen Russell, Chair of Lewes District Council. Japanese children also handed out origami cranes to members of the public. People stood in silence and candles and lanterns were lit in memory of the victims of the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9th 1945.

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That Super-Duper 70s Show 21 – 24 September 7.30pm The Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, Seaford Matinee on Saturday 24 September at 2.30pm. Adults £9 and children £6 Tickets from Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street, 01323 897426 or online


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Seaford in Bloom a a a a a a a a The Seaford in Bloom Open Gardens Day took place on Sunday July 17th and for the fourth year running was sponsored by Rowland Gorringe Estate Agents. Unfortunately for everyone, we suffered the worst weather conditions ever for the annual Open Gardens Day, with gale-force winds and nearly three hours of relentless heavy rain. In spite of this, there was an excellent turnout to view the ten lovely gardens on show. £1,400 was raised from ticket sales, sponsorship, cream teas and plant sales. This was an excellent result in view of the adverse weather conditions.


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The generosity of the sponsors, the kindness of those who opened their gardens and the enthusiastic support of everyone who visited and struggled on through the wind and rain, is greatly appreciated by SIB Chairman Isabel Stephenson and her committee as it makes all their hard work worthwhile. New venues are always being sought to be included in this annual event and anyone who is interested in opening their garden in 2012 should contact Isabel. All the money raised goes towards the floral displays in town and, as many people have commented, despite the recent gales, they are looking better than ever this year.

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Kevin Gordon, local historian, will be conducting his last tours of the year, this month. Saturday 3rd Sept: Seaford Guided Tour. Meet at the Tourist Information Centre, 10.30am. Alfriston Guided Tour. Meet at Market Cross, Alfriston, 2pm.

Full details about Seaford in Bloom, including photos of this year’s Open Gardens, can be found on our website at: Gardens from top: 7 Hawth Park Road; Driftwood, 4 Marine Drive, Bishopstone; Grosvenor Road; ‘Old Tiles’, Cuckmere Road.

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Sunday 4th Sept: Tour of Seaford Cemetery. Meet at the cemetery gates, 2pm. Sunday 25th Sept: ‘Non-walking’ Guided Tour. If you would like to have a tour of Seaford but find walking is difficult, why not come on this tour? Meet at St Leonard’s church entrance at 2pm. Tickets and details of all tours can be obtained from the Seaford Tourist Information Centre in Church Street. Tel: 01323 897426 for more details. 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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Do You Enjoy Gardening? Do You Grow Your Own Fruit and Vegetables? Do You Want To Know More About Gardening? Do You Want To Meet With Like Minded People? Do You Want To Have Fun? Then the Seaford & District Horticultural Society is the society to join!

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We have two ‘shows’ each year. This year we had a Sweet Pea & Rose Show in June and our main Annual Horticultural Show was in August. We have a full programme of social evening talks and coach outings from January to November. Our members enjoy discounts from local businesses, nurseries and garden centres. We have eight social evenings a year, all held in the St. Leonard’s Church Hall. We are affiliated to: l The Royal Horticultural Society l The National Sweet Pea Society l The National Dahlia Society l The British Gladioli Society Membership costs only £6 per year and covers the whole household. Each year you will be sent your membership card plus our annual programme and show schedule. For details about Membership contact Mrs Wendy Shorten (Membership Secretary) on 01273 516897. 2012 will be a special year with the Olympics and the Queen’s Jubilee so we are planning two special shows for next year. We are looking for sponsors and advertisers. We are self-supporting and receive no grants or funding from any other sauce. For details regarding advertising or sponsorship contact Gary Carter on 01323 891954. For any other enquiries contact Mike Parker (Chairman) on 01323 898733. Mike Parker, Chairman

GARDENING QUIZ 1 What is the botanical name for African Violets? 2 All cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti. True or False? 3 What is unusual about the way you should water an Urn Plant? 4 What is the ‘cast iron plant’ usually called? 5 Oriental and Asiatic are types of which flowering plant grown from bulbs? 6 Quercus Robur is the botanical name for which tree, a basic custodian of our countryside? Answers page 45.


BE R SE P TEM R O F S R IN D E ready IN G R E M ted and labelled c GAR DEN e ll o c may be r. l Seeds new yea g ing in the s in their flowerin w o s r fo r e w o fl out wall l Plant s, , daffodil ns. g pansies in positio r e w o fl winter l Plant thus. ld plants d polyan n a s th eplace o in R . s ie r r hyac e wb new stra l Plant . s shoots r a e y -4 owering -fl n o n after 3 m fro cuttings ls. l Take perennia d n a s b u r h s of Society History Part 8. The ’70s 1970 saw the election of Mrs Hughes-Games as President and it also brought about another trip to the Chelsea Flower Show. A coach was hired for 35 members to attend. Each member paid only a pound for the cost of the coach plus entrance to the show. A second “mystery coach outing” was arranged which included a stop for a three-course meal. The cost of this outing was £1.50 per member. October saw a successful jumble sale held at the Simmons Institute Hall. Two new classes were included in the late Autumn Show. One was for Honey and the second for homemade Sloe Gin! 1973 saw the cancellation of a coach trip to the Congress Theatre at Eastbourne due to lack of support. The star of the show was Dickie Henderson and the cost was £1.50. It was stated that the lack of support might be because Mr Henderson was not everybody’s cup of tea! Coach trips continued to be popular. In 1977 the outing was to Guildford followed by a boat trip to Godalming returning by coach again to Seaford. Total cost £2 each. In 1978 Bert Rose was elected as the new President. The annual subscription was increased to 50p per member due to rising inflation and a campaign was started to stop the council from building on the Southdown Road Allotments. To be continued... MEMBERS’ NOTICE The next Social Evening for members only is on Thursday 29th September at 7pm. Our own ‘Gardener’s Question Evening’ is being held to answer all your gardening questions. We have two specialist horticultural experts attending to help solve all your problems. For further details please contact Mike Parker, Society Chairman, on 01323 898733.

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Seaford Gardening Club I am sure you have all enjoyed the lovely summer weather we have experienced at times in the last couple of months. Although a little warm for gardening in some parts of the day, it was good to find a shady spot and just sit with a book and a cuppa or something stronger! Let’s hope the remainder of the summer is as pleasant. We did not have a meeting in July so no talk to report on; instead I thought I would give a brief summary of the three outings that members and friends have enjoyed so far this season. In May, after having stopped for an hour in Tenterden for a coffee and a browse round the shops., we visited the Mount Ephraim Gardens near Faversham. Mount Ephraim is a very peaceful place with ten acres of gardens overlooking the Swale Estuary. A refreshing cup of tea and piece of delicious homemade cake concluded the afternoon, before we set off for home. In June we visited Uppark House and gardens, which has recently been restored after a disastrous fire in 1989. Here we could experience the contrast between the elegant world of the Feterstonhaugh family and underworld life

of the servants. A very interesting afternoon was had exploring the lovely house, discovering the underground tunnels and enjoying the pretty gardens. Another cuppa and delicious food sent us on our way at the end of the day. Highclere Castle was our destination for July and what a treat for us all. A beautiful house used in the filming of the TV series Downton Abbey - the second series has already been filmed, the guide informed us. It was fun searching for the secret garden which was well worth the effort when we eventually found it. Another enjoyable day. There are a few places left on the September 7th and October 15th outings and anyone is welcome to come.



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Living at Cuckmere Haven Towards the end of last year, our dear friend Carolyn McCourt put a very attractive proposition to us: would we like to rent and care for her house whilst she was travelling in China with her daughter? Now, this is no ordinary house. This house is steeped in magic and history, perched precariously atop the cliffs with one of the most iconic views in Britain. Built in 1818 by Customs and Excise as a means of curtailing smuggling, the coastguard cottage at Cuckmere Haven boasts a panoramic view of the horizon that brings a sense of uplift and peace to all who enjoy it. If I’m sounding a little like an estate agent here, forgive me. This isn’t the kind of house that comes up regularly on estate agents’ lists and if it did, gushing would be understandable! You won’t be surprised when I tell you that we said yes. My husband and I have spent the last year living on a beautiful little 91-year-old wooden boat, our own piece of history. We’ve loved it; it has given us the chance to spend more time together, doing the things we enjoy and we have been welcomed into a close-knit live-aboard community. Before that, we were very happily living in Stanmer Village, in another close-knit community. But the chance to live at Cuckmere Haven, well, that is something else altogether. The cottage is regularly hired as a film location and has recently been featured in projects as diverse as a Natwest mortgage advert to Brora the cashmere company’s brochure. Groups of film students have created their own mini-masterpieces using it as a backdrop. What a lot of fun it is to watch a film shoot! Especially the ones where they bring crates of beautiful clothes and shoes for the models to wear! Carolyn has asked us to take over this aspect of managing the house as a film location, something we’re only too happy to do.

enjoyed visiting the cottage and sampling the view. We also felt hugely welcomed by Seaford people as we went around to all the satellite venues to help distribute the many paintings by amateur artists. Particularly memorable is a delicious and well-needed meal at Diellas after another manic day of preparation! We are looking forward to discovering Seaford and making it our local community. Before Carolyn and Li Chen set off on their adventures to China, we will be spending a week together to get to know the rhythms of life without mains electricity. We’ve been at the cottage during cold winter days when the nights draw in even before the sun seems to have made an appearance but it will be different when we’re really ‘living it’. Last year’s Christmas card from Carolyn urged us not to forget to order coal before this year’s winter set in with the word ‘brrrrrrr’ to remind us this would be a rather chilly mistake. But we’ve still got the last days of summer to enjoy before then…and where better to soak up the rays and marvel at nature’s majesty than right by the sea with the Seven Sisters soaring up to the skyline? Lucy Corkhill

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The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company came to Seaford’s Crouch Gardens in July and played to an audience of over 240 people. People came with chairs, rugs and picnics to see ‘Gentle Harry’s Farm’, and were able to enjoy a glass of Pimms in the Exchange Garden before the show began. The performance showcases the impressive acting and musical talents of the cast in a witty production written by the company’s director, Pete Talbot. This is the theatre company’s second year in Crouch Gardens, invited by local community group Friends of the Crouch. This September will see further musical and theatrical events in Crouch Gardens as part of Seaford Live!.

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Retired Forces Friends Social Club A few weeks ago, a lunch was arranged by a group of friends at St James’ Trust, and once again we all had a good time. 28 guests were invited and tucked into a beautiful salad followed by a delicious dessert. It was a very successful afternoon, an idea arranged by a group of friends and an opportunity for catching up. The raffle also did well, raising another £33, making the funds raised to date nearly £100. The Christmas lunch will be held at the end of November so if you are ex-service personel and are interested in joining us, please contact 01323 898907. If you would like transport to be arranged, please leave a message for Rita on 01323 898977, in plenty of time. Raffle prizes are always very welcome. The date will be notified in due course. On December 11th Community Transport for the Lewes Area Ltd (CTLA) is arranging a trip to the ‘Royal Air Force in Concert’ at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne. The cost is £28 including transport to and from Seaford (weather permitting). Rita Evans

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C onfidence C reative C onstructive An ambitious project to create an artificial reef off the Sussex coast near Seaford has been launched by the Sussex Marine Trust. Sink One 4 Sussex hopes to create a reef habitat by sinking an ex-Navy warship for colonisation by marine life, improving biodiversity, attracting divers and boosting commerce throughout the local area. The ship ideally will be one of the Royal Navy’s decommissioned Type 42 Destroyers, which will provide more than 10,000 square metres of prime marine 'real estate' for population by numerous ocean species. Taking inspiration from the HMS Scylla, scuttled off Plymouth in 2004, the Sussex ship reef is expected to boost tourism in the area, generating an estimated £606,320 each year in direct scuba-divingrelated revenue alone. The local community will benefit too from events and educational programmes based around the reef, and improved communal areas. Once acquired, the ship will be thoroughly cleaned to remove any hydrocarbons (fuels, oils and lubricants) and other possible marine pollutants such as electrical cabling, and potential diver entanglement hazards such as pipes and some bulkheads. Parts of the ship’s top structure, such as the mast and antenna array, will be donated by the Trust to a local authority, to be re-used as works of public art in communal areas. Around 70 diver access holes will be cut into the vessel, which will then be towed to the chosen site, and anchored above its final resting place prior to scuttling. Scuttling will be achieved by using strategically placed explosive cutting charges to open holes in the ship’s hull, ensuring the vessel floods equally and rests on the seabed in an upright position, which is preferred by marine species and divers alike.

The reef ’s location which will be between Shoreham and Hastings, is currently fairly featureless, with a flat, sandy bottom on a base of pebbles. During the initial site survey, minimal marine life was sighted here, due to the nutrients in the water of the English Channel simply washing over the flat seabed and not settling and therefore not sustaining a local ecosystem. The impact of a Type 42 Destroyer landing on the seabed will therefore cause only a small amount of damage to this area, of which approximately 330 square metres will be permanently covered by the footprint of the ship. A wider area will temporarily be affected by silting caused by the impact but this is unlikely to be greater than the damage done on a daily basis through the action of tides and current. As a result, the new reef ’s nutrient-catching hard surfaces will first attract algae and invertebrates such as barnacles, mussels and corals, followed by the larger marine creatures which feed on these pioneers. The resulting habitat will act as a nursery for many fish species, encouraging and sustaining the great biodiversity associated with reef communities. Webcams will also provide time-lapse footage of the habitat’s colonisation and a real-time feed of the underwater environment once the ship is in place on the seabed, giving even those on dry land a glimpse of life on the reef.

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The Inner Wheel Club of Seaford’s July meeting was a momentous occasion for the members because not only did we change our venue after 21 years but we also inducted our new President for the year ahead. The photo above shows our outgoing President, Jackie Arkwell on the right, presenting the chair of office to our new President, Pauline Ruckes. In her maiden speech Pauline told members that the charity she would like to support would be Chestnut Tree House, which offers support to sick children and their families.

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SOMETHING TO HIDE A spectacularly thrilling show was put on by Seaford Little Theatre last Tuesday (Tuesday 26th July 2010). Full of unexpected twists and turns, spine-tingling ‘Something to hide’ by Leslie Sands was by far the best production I have seen at the Little Theatre. ‘Something to hide’ is a mystery thriller based around the suspicious events taking place in the English country house of novelist Howard Holt (Steve Wetherilt) and his wife Karen (Sandra Haynes). The action of play revolves around a police investigation into Karen’s car accident and the alleged murder of Howard’s mistress Julia Grant (Angela Chabot).





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Who’s Who In Seaford?

Celia Hughes, Tourist Information Assistant.

Celia, who works at Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street, moved to live in Seaford in 1993 from Saltdean. She has been working at the TIC for over 13 years, having previously worked in the library service. She is a member of Seaford Allotment Society, which keeps her very busy and she shares her life with her partner Richard. What do you most enjoy about your job? I enjoy meeting a variety of people from all walks of life. Every day is so different, from providing local community information, booking accommodation for overseas visitors to promoting local events like ‘Artwave’ the visual arts festival for the Lewes District which is an event I particularly enjoy. What do you like best about Seaford? The friendly people, beautiful countryside and unspoilt seafront. What is your favourite song or piece of music? I enjoy all types from classical, pop, rock, punk to flamenco. What is your favourite film? Moulin Rouge and Chocolat. What is your idea of happiness? A hot summer’s day in the garden enjoying good food, wine and laughter with friends. What book are you reading? Nigel Slater’s Real Food, it is just one of my collection of over 200 cookery books. Where is your favourite place to go in and around Seaford and why? The Crouch Peace garden with it’s tranquil planting, creative sculpture and seating, it is a joy to visit. Which living person do you most admire? My mother who at 91 years young is still very independent and is an inspiration to anyone who meets her. I love her dearly How do you relax? Canoeing on the River Cuckmere, walking the seashore and the South Downs National Park, visiting local attractions, belly dancing! and helping at our friends’ award winning garden, ‘Driftwood’ at Bishopstone, on their open days in aid of charities. What makes you sad? The recent rioting in our towns and cities. What is your favourite smell? Natural - the smell of roses. Synthetic - my favourite perfume Agent Provocateur. Which person in history would you most like to meet? Claude Monet. I love his paintings and the beautiful garden he created at Giverny. What is your favourite journey? To our holiday home in Spain with the anticipation of a relaxing holiday with friends. What would your motto be? Live and let live.

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Seaford Museum & Heritage Society, Heritage Group

has been vacant for several years since the sad death of Pat Berry who ran similar courses for many years.

Seaford Rediscovered - The Course

The course will cost £45 to Seaford Museum members or £50 to non-members, but that will include a year’s membership of the Museum. Prior early booking and payment will be essential as the organisers expect the course will be very popular.

‘Tides and Turbulence’; ‘Not so Rotten’ and ‘Lessons and Leisure’ are the themes of three of the six-session, Seaford local history courses being run by Seaford Museum on Saturday mornings from mid-September until the end of October.

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The course will be held in the unique atmospheric setting of Seaford Museum’s Martello Tower 74. Numbers are being kept to around 15 to ensure participants enjoy a comfortable, interactive and participatory experience. The course tutor will be Kevin Gordon, the popular local Seaford historian and Seaford Museum Chronicler. Kevin has drawn on his own knowledge and new research, together with the Museum’s extensive and important archive, to design a course which will have widespread interest. The course links into the Museum’s 2011 ‘Seaford Rediscovered’ theme, and is intended for people from Seaford and elsewhere, who are interested in the history of the town, its past residents and the events which have shaped its development. It will help to fill the gap which

More information and an application form can be obtained from Seaford Museum during normal opening hours or by telephoning the Museum on 01323 898222 (an answering machine is in operation when the Museum is closed). David Swaysland.

Over 200 visitors came to the Mayor’s 1st Open Garden, hosted by Geoff Stonebanks at 4 Marine Drive on Sunday 14th August. Both he and the Mayor would like to thank all those who supported the event and raised £600 for The next event is at White Corner, 80 Sutton Road on Saturday 10th September, 2-5pm.

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Seaford Handbell Ringers



Following an U3A Course in Handbell Ringing, ‘Seaford Handbell Ringers’ was established in1999. Generous donations from Help the Aged’, the Millennium Trust and Seaford Council subsequently enabled the Group to purchase a set of handbells from the Whitechapel Foundry. Two groups now meet every Wednesday either in the morning from 10am to 12.30pm or in the afternoon from 2pm to 4pm at St James’ Trust, Blatchington Road, Seaford. The members derive great enjoyment from playing as part of a group and also improving their skills. One year ago, due to the interest of several local people, a Beginners’ Group was set up. This group has received instruction throughout the year and is now ready to integrate into the afternoon group, which will happen in September. The morning group is led by Barbra Bradley and the afternoon group by Joe Tigg. The Handbell Ringers are often invited to play to various organisations in the community.

So, if you are interested in learning how to make music as part of a Handbell Group, can read music or would like to pursue a new interest, please contact Joe Tigg on 01323 893878. We would love to hear from you and if you would like to group to visit you then you can also contact Joe on the number above.


Professional Pet Care

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


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

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Friends of Seaford Library Visit Jubilee Library To anyone interested in the past, old books and manuscripts are a rare treat. In mid-July a small group from the Friends of Seaford Library spent a memorable afternoon at Brighton’s Jubilee Library. After a guided tour of this very impressive centre and some welcome refreshments we were taken into the library’s ‘Rare Books and Special Collections Department’. The department is home to about 45,000 items, most of tem published before 1850. They are the result of very generous donations by individual collectors, as well as works purchased by the library itself. The material covers over six centuries from early printed books and illuminated manuscripts to private press publications and printed material. They are a valuable contact with people’s minds in the past as they cover subjects such as literature, history, the arts, philosophy, natural history and theology. Among the most popular with visitors is Dr Johnson’s first English dictionary. There is also a 14th-century first edition by the famous printer, William Caxton, the beautifully composed 15th-century Book of Hours and a History of Scotland dating back to 1585. There are also curiosities like the 14th-century work by Thomas Woolgar, Flora Lewensis and the earliest known work of sports medicine, De Arte Gymnastica by Geronimo Mercurialls, a sixteenth-century writer who studied diet, exercise and hygiene in ancient Classical texts. The manager of the Rare Books Department, Margaret Curson, kindly laid out on display a selection of books which included the second edition of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies published in 1632. Amongst other works were a clever pattern book of plans for eighteenth-century gardening and some exquisite colour illustrations of Japanese dress. Interestingly, these kinds of interests still appeal to people today but at times one is given a jolt by seeing the inclusion of an old work on witchcraft. Old leather books of the kind in this collection were of course intended to last but, to ensure their preservation, they are kept in cool conditions in a store behind the display room. Mrs Curson kindly took us around the tall shelves and rows of leather volumes before we left. There was clearly much more to be discovered than we had time for. Barry Hoad

Clock Restoration Service

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Free Legal Advice Clinic

Z Jewellers

Do you need some legal advice on family matters, divorce, probate, trusts or wills? Then visit one of our free advice clinics. All discussions will be in the strictest confidence and by appointment only. The advice clinics will take place on the following dates: Brighton Office: Saturday 10th September, 9am-1pm Lewes Office: Saturday 24th September, 9am-1pm Seaford Office: Saturday 1st October, 9am-1pm

Call 01273 407419 to book an appointment or email for further information.

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Call Linda or make a trip down, we can view there and then!!

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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.

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Thursday 15th and Friday 16th September 10 am start on both days

Valuations undertaken for insurance, probate & family division.


American Dollar SOLD FOR £2,640

Dunhill Lighter SOLD FOR £3,360

Inlaid Tea Caddy SOLD FOR £900

Military Wristwatch SOLD FOR £1,440

Medals SOLD FOR £1,320

Sovereign Set SOLD FOR £4,560

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Gold and Diamond Brooch SOLD FOR £3,600

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Gold up to £775 per troy oz. Silver up to £19 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. 66

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Ink Drawing SOLD FOR £16,800

Early Pottery Figure SOLD FOR £3,160

Abstract Picture SOLD FOR £15,600

Auction House, Finmere Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 8QL

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-1.30pm, 2.30-4pm for FREE VALUATIONS

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SEAFORD & DISTRICT FOLK DANCE GROUP Folk dancing has taken place in the Seaford area since the 1960s, initially under the direction of the Education Institute. Then a Country Dance Club was formed in 1969 and continued through the 1970s. Summer dances were held outside in the Crouch Gardens and holidaymakers were encouraged to join in. The organisers included the owners of the Sea Hotel, who were members of the club and thought that there was little entertainment for visitors to the town at that time. The present club was started in 1985 and celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010 with a grand dance at the Seaford Constitutional Club. In the early years there was a display team, which danced at many events in this area and also travelled to France to give displays. French dancers made return visits to Seaford to give displays of their style of dancing. A highlight of the 1980s was the annual 18th-Century Ball, when members and guests wore elaborate costumes and danced to the tunes of John Playford. A popular venue for this was the oakpanelled hall at Corsica Hall, long before the building was converted into flats.

Carol DAYKIN Local seamstress

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Nowadays the club meets every Monday evening at the Downs Leisure Centre, except in August and on bank holidays. There is a very friendly informal atmosphere and you do not need to come with a partner or have any previous dancing experience. It is suitable for all ages and a very enjoyable way of having exercise. New dancers are helped by more experienced members. There is a different caller each week and a variety of dance styles including 18th-century Playford, traditional country dances, American and some modern dances. The club holds two Saturday evening dances during the year with live bands and callers from around the country. There are also some afternoon tea dances and the profits from one of these is given to local charities. These have included Newhaven Coastwatch, Seaford First Responders and St. James Clubhouse. On 5th September the club is holding an open evening as part of Seaford Live. There will be simple dances and a warm welcome to anyone who would like to try folk dancing as a new activity. There will be no charge for visitors on that evening. Just come along or contact Judy on 01273 516668 or Pam on 01273 585881.




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Chris’s Catering Catering for all occasions

Parties l Weddings Funerals etc Outside Catering No event too small

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The English Wine Centre & Cuckmere Barns

The English Wine Centre – Dedicated to a huge variety of English Wines. Over 140 varieties of English Wine stocked in our wine shop. Open everyday 10am to 5pm. We have regular tutored wine tastings given by our English Wine specialists. Wine and food tastings range from 2 people as a treat to 100 or more for a conference activity. Bookings are necessary please.

Tel: 01323 870164 Email:

Oak Barn – Weddings and parties.

36 Church Street Seaford East Sussex, BN25 1LD 01323 894643


Our 17th Century Oak Barn, landscaped private gardens and large marquee are ideal for a wedding reception or special private party. We can seat up to 70 in the winter months and 150 in the summer months. Locally sourced and freshly prepared seasonal menus cooked by our two chefs. The Oak Barn is licensed for civil ceremonies.

Flint Barn Restaurant – Great English food. As much as we are able, we source our food locally. Freshly prepared to order, our seasonal menus are quintessentially English with a choice of English wines to match. For all enquiries Tel: 01323 870164 or visit our website: The English Wine Centre, Alfriston Road, Berwick, East Sussex BN26 5QS

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Framing Gallery

Sebucy Framing Gallery is a family run picture framing business. We aim to offer a friendly and professional service in a welcoming atmosphere. We can advise on how to enhance your art or photos to their fullest potential using a variety of different framing mounts and mouldings.

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One double en suite room in a lovely timber Lodge. Also Barn Owls Self Catering Holiday Lets consisting of three separate cottages in a lovely, old, converted flint barn.

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We offer the highest level of expertise in all aspects of hair

Come in and meet our friendly team; Cindy, Lyn, Naomi, Nicky, Sian, Georgie and Chris, for a free consultation

STRANDZ HAIR DESIGN WELCOMES WILLIAM TO OUR TEAM! See William for a free consultation and a special offer cut and blow-dry £25, wet cut £15. Including all styling products.

All stylists have in excess of 10 years experience Easy parking and disabled access

I worked as a junior in the West End for 2 years before I joined John Frieda as a stylist in 1979, working alongside Nicky Clarke, Trevor Sorbie, and John himself!

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I have also worked for Daniel Galvin and, more recently, Jo Hansford’s new Mayfair salon and my clients have included The Duchess of Gloucester, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Billie Whitelaw, Peter Gabriel and Tim Rice, among others!

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Senior citizen excl. Sat £7.50 On the 28th July, 2011 the Seaford Kurlers went on a visit to the Houses of Parliament. It was fantastic! Everyone was truly amazed by the experience. We were very lucky indeed to have our local Seaford Historian, Kevin Gordon, to be our guide. He brought British history and our heritage alive. The building itself seemed to talk to us about its place in the history books. Seaford’s part in the making of British history was very carefully explained to us by Kevin. Highly recommended. Because we are members of ESDA (East Sussex Disability Association) we were able to hire a coach from them, enabling us to be able to take any disabled members. Seaford Kurlers are a very active sports group that is well able to cater for disabled people and enable them to take part in our fun sport on equal terms with those that are fully able. Our numbers have grown to 40 plus.



Apart from playing the sport of New Age Kurling and taking part in competitions, we also have social events and outings which are very popular. Come along and try the game - your first visit is free, after which the sessions cost £2.50. We meet every Tuesday from 2pm until 4pm at the Downs Leisure Centre. We are a very friendly group and very welcoming. June Wood, Club Secretary.



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Seaford Osteopathic Clinic Est over 35 years

Mr J Vara & Associates Registered Osteopaths

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The Wellness Centre, Seaford LOCAL PEOPLE, REAL RESULTS!

The 12 Week Weight Loss Challenges formerly run from the Tennis Club, have now moved to the heart of Seaford at 18 Church Street. The latest winners won £600 in prize money! The participants lost a total of 360lb of body fat and 478cm off their measurements and they all quickly saw benefits to both their health and energy levels! Denise, a winner from July 2010, promised to give a testimonial a year after she won the challenge. She said “I learnt about eating a wholesome and healthy diet, about body fat, visceral fat, hydration and the importance of exercise. I have managed to keep the weight off with the change of eating habits and change of lifestyle (for 1 year). Should the pounds creep back on I know they can easily be shed. The best thing about the Herbalife plan is that I do not feel deprived of any treats and I do eat out and have occasional cake!” Many people are initially sceptical and can only appreciate how well it is possible to feel after trying our programme for a couple of days! The weight management formula is the same formulation as used by Leo Messi and FC Barcelona - which is why we

recommend it as a healthy breakfast or lunch option too. You can therefore be rest assured that it’s nothing but the best and you are seen as the gold standard in the industry! The benefits are that is it delicious, easy, convenient, and is personalised to your needs and budget. Our program is science based and backed by numerous research studies. Join our Weight Loss Challenge and change your life too! Numbers are restricted so secure your place TODAY! Call or book online at www.wellnessforall. No penalties, only positive support from your own Wellness Coach and online notes available. Additional online support via Herbalife iChange will only be available via your coach. Weigh-in and measurements are done privately. 1:1 appointments are available if you prefer not to attend a group. Referral reward scheme too! Invite your friends and be rewarded.

Looking to improve your health? Book your 1:1 appointment for a FREE Wellness Evaluation and body composition analysis worth £45! We have programmes for healthy ageing, digestive health, womens, mens, and heart health. Boost your immune system too! Ask to see our testimonials. Look out for our calendar of events listed on the ‘What’s On’ pages in Seaford Scene. As part of our commitment to the community, we are proudly raising money for the Children’s Respite Trust, and in the last couple of months have raised nearly £200. We have many future events planned too. For more information about the trust www. We are a growing team, but need more help! Are you looking for extra income on a part-time basis and need flexibility around existing commitments? Call for more information.

Sue van Heuvelen and the team.

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Visiting Chiropodist B. Lincoln Lawson MBChA MSSCH HPC Registered

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Running Commentary... With less daylight now available towards the end of each day, midweek runs will tend to be shorter but this could well mean that you will find yourself running on much fresher legs at the weekend, and that could result in you running further, even if you’re not building up for the local Beachy Head Marathon next month. On those long runs it is worth remembering that the wild blackberries that abound on the Downs are a good source of sustenance, and just what you need when you start to flag. This month’s guest contributor is Mark Chadd who has been running for about 9 years and rates his 2009 Beachy Head Marathon time of just over 5 hours as his greatest achievement. He writes… “People who do not go running have often asked me why I run, especially as I am at the stage in life where my hair has lost it’s natural colouring and the body is beginning to show signs of wear and tear. Like many people I started running to get fit, because I was fed up with feeling both overweight and lethargic. At first it was a struggle and when I read fitness programmes stating ‘… and on the fourth week run for 30 minutes.’ I thought, no way Jose, you’re ‘avin a laugh! However, when you

start from a relatively low base, improvement does come quickly, which encourages you and then without realising it you start to get a bit of a buzz from running. My neighbour, who was a very capable runner and member of Seaford Striders, suggested I go along to a club night and give it a try to see if it was for me, as in his opinion that was the best way of both enjoying and improving your running, and I must say he was spot on. Of course I was nervous on the first night because I thought they would be all super-fit athletes who would leave me for dead but I could not have been more wrong. I was made to feel very welcome and was introduced to a group of runners who they thought would be about my pace and off we went. To start running in a group was a real eye opener and so much more fun and made the whole thing a real social occasion. Additionally of course, I was also getting fit. I began to enjoy my running more and more, and even entered some races. Like anything in life, along the way I have had my ups and downs with personal bests and frustrating injuries, but even when you have a bad run or it seems harder work than usual, when you’ve finished you still get a great feeling of satisfaction, even if you’ve just gone for a long slow plod and discussed with your fellow runners all your aches and pains and frustrations… definitely a cathartic experience. So despite my advancing years and dodgy right knee, I enjoy my running and the people I run with. I have done things I never thought I would achieve in a million years, which is great for the soul. Most importantly, I have made a new group of friends I would never have otherwise met if I had not started running. For certain, it is a sport that has something for everybody, which is why I run.” Martin Bulger, founder member and Mark Chadd, member of Seaford Striders Running Club.

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The Mayor’s Mad March Marathon! The Mayor of Seaford, Councillor Linda Wallraven, has launched a Mayor’s Mad March Marathon (MMMM) which aims to raise funds for WAVES, the Family Support Service based in Church Street, Seaford. She has written to Seaford organisations asking them to pick a date in March 2012 and host an event of any size in aid of WAVES – the Mayor will attend, take part and publicise the events, which could include a spare change hunt, a tug-of-war, a youth concert, a sponsored sporting event, cake or book sales and dress up (or down) days at work.

The Royal Society of St George, Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors and staff and Councillors at Seaford Town Council have already pledged their support in hosting events.

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England’s “eternal city” is a place of outstanding beauty with its history recorded in the streets, buildings and museums gathered around the mighty Minster. The North Yorks Moors Steam railway is proud to have Goathland as the most famous station along its 18-mile journey. The line was built in the 1830s by George Stephenson. Our tour includes a full day sightseeing in Goathland and a ride on the North York Moors Steam railway. There will, of course, be time to explore York and all its attractions as well as making a visit to Anglesey Abbey near Cambridge on the return journey. The Monkbar Hotel is located in the centre of York which makes exploring the picturesque city very easy. The menu in the restaurant is seasonal to reflect the best in local produce INCLUDED IN TOUR * Travel by 32-seat diner coach with courier/ hostess service * 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at The Monkbar hotel * Time in York * Visit to Goathland * Ride on the North York Moors Steam Railway * Visit to Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill

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WHAT’S ON In & around Seaford SEPTEMBER Sat 27th Aug - Thurs 1st Sept The ‘Seaford Set’ Exhibition Crypt Gallery, Church St, Seaford 10.30am - 4.30pm daily. Paintings by Jacqueline Bayley, Peter Baker, Michael Harrison and David Wall. Sat 27th Aug - Thurs 8th Sept ‘Bad Girls and Cicadas’ Hop Gallery, Lewes Watercolours, oils, mixed media, resin jewellery and giclée prints by Nick Orsborn. His work seeks to express the optimistic side of life. Mon - Sat 10.30am to 5pm, Sun 12 to 5pm. Tel: 01273 487744. Sat 27th Aug - Sun 11th Sept Artwave 2011 Various venues in Seaford and the Lewes District 16 Hill Rise, Seaford Sat 27th - Mon 29th Aug and Sat 3rd - Sun 4th Sept, 11am - 5pm. Watercolours and oils by Anthony Morgan-Jones and handprinted etchings by Maureen Black. 54 Stafford Road, Seaford Sat 27th - Mon 29th Aug, Sat 3rd - Sun 4th, Sat 10th - Sun 11th Sept. 11 -5pm. Eighteen artists and makers show a variety of work and hand-crafted gifts in a wide range of media. Sat 27th Aug - Sun 11th Sept Driftwood, 4 Marine Drive, Bishopstone Sat 27th - Sun 28th: 12 - 5pm, Mon 29th: 2 - 6pm Sat 3rd - Sun 4th and Sat 10th - Sun 11th Sept: 12 - 5pm. Nine artists’ work displayed in an award-winning garden. Tel: 01323 899296. Thursday 1st September Seaford Bonfire Society White Lion Hotel, Claremont Road 7pm. Membership and open committee meeting. Friday 2nd Seaford Hard of Hearing Club St James’ Clubhouse, 11 Blatchington Rd, Seaford 2pm. Musical entertainment by ‘Four in a Bar’ with audience participation. Tel: 01323 898628 Friday 2nd - Sunday 11th Seaford Live! 2011 Various locations in and around Seaford Forth year of this music and arts festival including music, exhibitions, theatre, dance, family days and more. For acts and events visit


Saturday 3rd Seahaven Scouts Boot Sale Seaford Head Lower School 8.30am gates open for sellers. Tel: 0844 414 6086 Rottingdean Whiteway Centre Open Day The Library, The Grange, Rottingdean 10am - 4pm. Enrol to a secure a place on the many adult education and leisure courses available. Enquiries to 01273 305292 or 01273 304180 or visit: Historic Guided Tour of Seaford Meet outside Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street 10.30am. Guided tour with local historian Kevin Gordon. Tickets £4 from the Tourist Information Centre. Tel: 01323 897426 Historic Guided Tour of Alfriston Meet at The Market Cross 2pm. Guided tour with local historian Kevin Gordon. Tickets £4 from the Tourist Information Centre. Tel: 01323 897426 Seaford Live! Crouch Gardens (landscaped area), East Street 6 - 7.30pm. Musical performance with Barber & Taylor (acoustic folk and blues with bluegrass/ country/celtic flavours) and Ulrike Gabriele (quiet mystique of pure voice and gentle guitar). Free entry, donations welcome. Bring your own chairs, picnics and rugs. Seaford Twinning Association Social Evening: Bingo & American Buffet. 37 Church Street, Seaford 7.30pm. Please bring plate of food & own drink. Admission £1, bingo £1.50 per game. Unfortunately no entry after 7.30pm. Tel Garry: 07962 188162 Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. Quiz Night Tel: 01323 890087 The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Del UB40 Tel: 01323 890154 Sunday 4th Seaford Cemetery Historic Guided Tour Meet at cemetary gates, Alfriston Road, Seaford 2pm. Guided tour with local historian Kevin Gordon. Tickets £4 from the Tourist Information Centre. Tel: 01323 897426.

Monday 5th Seaford District Folk Dance Group Open Evening Downs Leisure Centre, Sutton Road, Seaford 7.45pm. Part of Seaford Live!, there will be simple dances and a warm welcome to anyone who would like to try folk dancing as a new activity. Free. Come along or contact Judy on 01273 516668 or Pam on 01273 585881. Tuesday 6th Seaford Probus Club Seaford Golf Club, Blatchington Monthly meeting and lunch for members and guests. Tel: 01323 896373 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 U3A Open Day Sutton Hall, Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford 2 - 4pm. Meet course leaders and committee, find out which courses have vacancies, sign up for membership, enjoy tea or coffee and biscuits. The Wednesday Group Cross Way, Steyne Road 7.30pm. Meeting with talk by Terry Coppenhall on ‘Uganda’. Tel: 01323 891003 Friday 9th Seaford Baptist Church Concert Belgrave Road, Seaford 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Seaford Live event raising funds for WAVES and the Church Redevelopment Fund. Music by Karl Jenkins, John Rutter, Handle, Liszt, Sibelius, Borodin. Mozart and more..Solo pianist Rosemary Kemp, Solo singers Margot Miller & Peter Fickweiler. Featuring concert choir and directed by Frank Parker. Seaford Baptist Church Concert Belgrave Road, Seaford 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Friday 9th - Monday 12th Flowers Festival at St Leonard’s Church Church Street, Seaford Fri/Sat/Mon 10am - 5pm Sun 2 - 5pm with choral evensong at 6pm. Saturday market in the church hall, 10am - 1.30pm inc. refreshments and stalls. Tel: 01323 894216

Saturday 10th The Mayor’s Open Garden Hosted by Mike & Jenny Wright White Corner, 80 Sutton Road, Seaford 2 - 5pm. To raise funds for Waves family support charity. Refreshments available to purchase. Tel: 01323 894870. Seaford Folk Club Singaround The Office Bar, The Courtyard, Saxon Lane, Seaford 1 - 5pm. Singaround at the Office Bar. All musicians, singers and audience welcome. Seaford Live! Synergie Theatre Company Crouch Gardens (landscaped area), East Street 3 - 5pm. Costumed performances of famous Shakespeare monologues. Free entry, donations welcome. Bring your own chairs and rugs. Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. David Fennel Tel: 01323 890087 The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Bingo. Tel: 01323 890154 Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th Seaford Museum & Heritage Society Heritage Weekend Martello Tower, The Esplanade Sat 2.30 - 4.30pm. Sun 11am 4.30pm. Free entry to Seaford Museum with special event on Sunday. Tel: 01323 898222 Saturday 10th - Thurday 22nd Sussex Watercolour Society 34th Annual Exhibition Hop Gallery, Lewes Mon - Sat 10.30am to 5pm, Sun 12 to 5pm. The exhibition shows a rich variety and diversity of members work from traditional watercolour to the use of inks and acrylics. Tel: 01273 487744 Tuesday 13th Seaford Natural History Society Birling Gap/Shooters Bottom 10am. Meet at Birling Gap car park. Ref: TV554960 Tel: 01323 491964 Seaford Natural Trust Assoc. Lee Valley Olympic Tour & River Cruise Outing. For more details contact Doreen on 01323 896399

Wednesday 14th Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road 2pm. Monthly meeting Seaford District Stamp Club Cross Way Church Hall, Steyne Rd 7.15pm. Members’ night showing stamps ‘Railways and Trams’. Tel: 01273 516897 Friday 16th French Market Church Street, Seaford 8.30am - 4pm NP&S Lions Club Coffee Morning St John HQ, Little Place, Seaford 10am - 12pm. For enquiries tel Gloria on 01323 899873. Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. Singers and musicians night. Bring your new (or old) songs and meet up again after the break. Saturday 17th Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. Crystal Clear Tel: 01323 890087 The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Stash Tel: 01323 890154 Saturday 17th - Thursday 29th Seaford Photographic Society Annual Exhibition ‘In the Frame’ Crypt Gallery, Church St, Seaford 10.30am - 5pm daily incl. Sundays. Free admission. Sunday 18th Seahaven Branch of RAFA 71st Anniversary Battle of Britain Parade and Church Service Seaford War Memorial & St Leonards Church 2.15pm Parade commences from Seaford war memorial followed by a service at St Leonards Church, Church Lane, Seaford. Weather permitting, there will be a Lancaster aircraft fly past between 2 and 3pm. Commemorates the battle of Britain and remembers all those airmen and women who have served in the Royal Air Force and Air Forces of the Commonwealth. All are welcome. Tel 01323 894763.

Wednesday 21st Seaford Women’s Institute The Salts Cafe, Marine Parade 10am. Coffee club Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road 2pm. Scrabble group. WEA: Medieval Monateries & Cathedrals St James’ Club House, Blatchington Rd, Seaford 2 - 4pm. 10 meetings £90. Tutor Michael Hughes. Tel: 01273 570146 or 01323 890201 Weds 21st - Sat 24th Seaford Musical Theatre Presents ‘That Super-Duper Seventies Show’ Barn Theatre, Saxon Lane, Seaford 7.30 pm or 2.30pm Sat matinee. Songs and silliness through the 1970s. Tickets: adults £9, child £6 from Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street, Seaford. 01323 897426. Thursday 22nd ‘Act On It’ Film Project Seaford Head Community College, Arundel Road 10.15 am - 1pm. 7 sessions over 14 weeks. Volunteers required from the senior community (50+) to work with students alongside professional drama coaches. Contact 07593 780855, email: lynnopenshaw@btinternet. com or Brookside East WI Group Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road 2.15pm. Garden club Thurs 22nd - Sat 24th Meeching Amateur Dramatics ‘Music Hall’ Meeching Hall, Fort Road, Newhaven 7.45pm. Tickets £8 from Meeching Estate Agents, High Street, Newhaven. Tel: 01273 515566. Friday 23rd Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. Kathleen O’Sullivan and Billy Teare - storytelling and traditional Irish songs Saturday 24th Lunchtime Concert St Leonard’s Church, Church St 1pm. Michael Maine on organ. A one-hour-long concert, free with a retiring collection. Tel: 01323 894216 The Seahaven RAFA Annual Battle of Britain Dinner Seaford Head Golf Club 7 for 7.30pm. members are invited to attend. £17.50 per head: please book and pay by

1st Sept to Mrs Maeve Maybey, 108 Upper Serwood Road, Seaford BN25 3EA. For booking slip and menu, tel 01323 899985. Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane, Seaford 8pm. Chris Marx Tel: 01323 890087 The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Kangeroo Juice Tel: 01323 890154 Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th Denton Island Indoor Bowls Open Day Newhaven 10am - 1pm. Come along and try the game. Bowls and tuition provided. We have a superb 6-rink club with bar and restaurant. Tel Kate on 01273 305211 or Frank on 01323 873015. Sunday 25th Royal British Legion County Poppy Walk Newhaven Fort to Seaford Martello Tower 10am. Starts at Newhaven Fort. Proceeds in aid of the local Poppy Appeal. For details tel RBL office on 01444 441470. Historic Non-Walking Tour St Leonard’s Church, Seaford 2pm. Tour with local historian Kevin Gordon, suitable for persons of limited mobility. Includes a tour around the church and slide show of other aspects of Seaford.Tickets £4 from Seaford Tourist Information Centre, 37 Church Street, or on the day. Tel: 01323 897426 Tuesday 27th WEA: Local Diaries and Journals from 17th - 20th Centuries. East Dean Village Hall. 10.30am - 12.30pm. Tel: 01273 570146 or 01323 890201

WEA: Ten Musical Cities St James’ Club House, Blatchington Rd, Seaford 2 - 4pm. Connections between music and places. £79. Tutor Robert Carrington. Tel: 01273 570146 or 01323 890201 Seaford & District Horticultural Society St Leonard’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Seaford 7pm. Social evening for members only - gardening question time and talk to the experts. Tel. 01323 898733. Friday 30th Seaford Folk Club The Royal British Legion, Claremont Road 8pm. Another singers and musicians night and perhaps some story telling. The Royal British Legion Club Claremont Road, Seaford 8.45pm. Quiz. Tel: 01323 890154 Fri 30th Sept - Thurs 6th Oct Hailsham Art Group Exhibition Crypt Gallery, Church St, Seaford 10.30am - 4.30pm daily. Visit or tel 01323 894879 for more details on bookings. Saturday 1st October Seaford Twinning Association Social Evening: Skittles & Lunch Royal Oak, Barcombe 11am. Also raffle. To book a place at least 7 days in advance tel Garry on 07962 188162. Compiled with assistance from Seaford Tourist Information Centre and Lewes District Council.

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Wednesday 28th Seaford Gardening Club Clinton Centre, Clinton Place 7.30pm. A talk entitled ‘Spring Time in Sussex’ by Alan Carter. Visitors £2. Tel: 01323 491331 Thursday 29th Oakleafe Walking Group High ’n Over Hill Circular Walk Meet 9.50am for 10am start at the NT car park, Alfriston Road, top of High ’n Over. For more details tel: 07930 738034/ 01323 871554 or email: walking@

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WHAT’S ON Weekly Every Day Mon - Sun Denton Indoor Bowls Club Denton Island, Newhaven 9am - 9pm. New members welcome. Tel Kate: 01273 305211 or Frank: 01323 873015 Mondays Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road 10am - 12pm. Art group Every other Monday: Play-Reading Group fortnightly Seaford Stroke & Caring Club St James’ Centre, Blatchington Rd 2 - 4pm. Slides, music, quizzes, bingo, tea and homemade cakes. Some transport available. Tel Joyce Woodgate: 01323 894547 Mitchell House Monday Tea Club Lexden Drive 3 - 4.30pm. Tea, chat and a game or two. 50p and extra charge to play games (for prize funding). Tel Alison: 01323 891804 St John Ambulance Cadets Headquarters, Little Place Lane 6 - 7pm. (10 to 17 yrs) Contact tel: 07817 604279 Tone, Shape ‘n Stretch Exercise Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road 6 - 7pm. Beginners welcome. Free first class. Tel: Claire 07711 890956 Boxercise Beginners Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road 7 - 8pm. Beginners welcome. Free first class. Tel: Claire 07711 890956 Seaford Choral Society Cradle Hill School 7.15 - 9.15pm. Weekly rehearsals Tel: 01323 492791 Seaford & District Folk Dance Group Sutton Hall, Downs Leisure Centre 7.45pm. New members welcome. Tel: 01273 516668 or 01273 585551 Gospelish Choir The Archway, Blatchington Rd 12.30 - 2pm and 8 - 9.30pm. £5 per session. Tel 01323 897590 Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane Cribbage & Line Dancing. Tel: 01323 890087 Mon, Tues & Thurs 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 Line Dancing Mon: St Luke’s Church. 10am Beg. 11.15am Impr. Tues & Thurs: St Andrew’s Parish Church. 6pm Beg. Tel: 01273 470456 Mon & Thurs Air Cadets 1218 Sqn. Air Training Corps Transit Road, Newhaven 7 - 9.30pm. Aged 13 to 17 and interested in aviation? Come along any eve. Tel: 01273 513218 Line Dancing with Studio In Line Mon: 6.45 - 10pm. Seaford Constitutional Club. All levels welcome. £4.70. Thurs: 10am 12pm. Downs Leisure Centre. All levels. £4.50. 6.45 - 7.45pm. Cradle Hill School. Beginners 7.45 - 9.30pm. All levels. £4.70. Tel: 01323 873558 Tuesdays Ballet & Limbapop Nikki Bond School of Dance, Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road. All ages. Free trial class. Tel: 01323 492795/07703 485348 Parent and Toddlers Group St Peter’s Church Chapel Rms 9 - 11am. Open to all Seaford Women’s Institute Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road 9.30 - 10.30am Tai Chi 2 - 4pm Craft/Social Group Coffee Morning The Clinton Centre, near Tesco 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 Mornings. Tel 01323 898628 email: Seaford Kurlers Downs Leisure Centre 2 - 4pm. All welcome. Tel: Mrs June Wood on 01323 895376 Seaford Collective Choir Seaford Head Community College 3.30 - 4.30pm. 12 to 17yrs. Aerobics For Beginners Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road. 6.30 - 7.30pm. Relaxed friendly and fun aerobic, conditioning and body toning class. Starts Sept 13th. Tel: 07973 441074,

St John Ambulance Badgers & Adults Headquarters, Little Place Lane Badgers (6 to 10 yrs) 5.45 7.15pm, Adults (17+ yrs) 7.30 - 9.30pm. Tel: 07817 604279 Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane Whist. Tel: 01323 890087 1st Tuesday of month Civil Service Pensioners Alliance Blatchington House, Firle Road 10am. Seaford CSPA meeting. Friendly chat inc. group business and info on pensions/benefits/ socials & days out. Refreshments. Seahaven (Afternoon) Trefoil Guild Afternoon Meeting St Leonard’s Church Hall 2.30 - 4.30pm. Tel: 01323 897959 Royal Naval Association, Seaford Royal British Legion Club 8pm. All serving and ex-service members and friends welcome. Seaford Head Probus Club Seaford Golf Club, Blatchington Monthly lunch for members and guests. Tel: 01323 896373 2nd Tuesday of month Seaford Self Advocacy Group Cross Way Steyne Road 5.15 - 6.45pm. Group for adults with a learning disability. Tel. Carol McAuley on 07717 766950 Seahaven Lioness Club The Old Plough, Church St, Seaford, Function Room 7.30pm. Monthly meeting. Tel: 0845 833 2796 www.npslions. Seaford Wine Club 60 Plus Club Downs Leisure Centre 8pm. Wine tasting, talks and social evenings. New members welcome. Tel Sue Roebuck: 01323 491931 4th Tuesday of month Seahaven Branch of Royal Airforces Association Over 60s Club, Downs LeisureCentre 7.30pm. All ex-members and friends of RAF welcome to join. Tel: 01323 894763 or come along. Seaford Book Group 7.30pm. We welcome new members. For more information contact seafordbooklovers@ Seaford Sweethearts WI Claremont Hall, Claremont Rd 8pm. Monthly meeting. Events include circus skills workshop, BBQ, self defence, sugar craft and Christmas wreath making and cocktail night. New members welcome.

Tuesdays - twice monthly Friendly Hour Cross Way Church, Steyne Rd 2.30 - 3.30pm. Talks on a variety of subjects. Transport can be arranged. Tel: Iris Ward on 01323 890977 Tuesdays & Wednesdays Slimming World Seaford Constitutional Club Tuesdays: 5.30pm & 7.30pm. Wednesdays: 9.30am. Contact Anna on 07909 886985 Tuesdays & Thursdays 12-Week Community Weight Loss Challenge The Wellness Centre, 18 Church Street, Seaford 9.30am and 6.30pm. Open daily for free wellness evaluations by appointment. Tel: 01323 325060 or 07969 041865 Seaford Rugby Football Club Salts Recreation Ground 7 - 9pm. Recruiting new players for two teams in the Sussex leagues. Come along or contact Paul Burns, club captain on 07732 202208 Seaford Musical Theatre The Barn Theatre 7.30pm. Rehearsals Tues & Thurs evenings - new members welcome. Tel: 01273 581912 Tuesdays & Fridays Zumba The Archway Arts Centre Blatchington Road Tues: 10 - 11am. Fri: 6.30 - 7.30pm. Tel Louise on 07786 425758 Seaford Bridge Club Downs Leisure Centre Tuesdays:1.30 - 5pm. Duplicate bridge in a friendly atmosphere for intermediates and above. Fridays: 6.30 - 10pm. Duplicate bridge for intermediate and above players. Tel: 01323 893022 Tues/Weds/Thurs/Fri Pilates The Archway Arts Centre, Blatchington Road Tues & Thurs evenings Weds, Thurs & Fri mornings Tel Tricia 07941 922129 Wednesdays Seaford Handbell Ringers St James’ Trust, Blatchington Rd 10am - 12.30pm or 2 - 4pm. New members welcome. Tel Joe on 01323 893878

Exchange Community Garden Crouch Gardens next to the Peace Garden 9.30am - 1pm. All are welcome to visit, volunteer or just enjoy the garden. Coffee Morning & Bring and Buy St Luke’s Church Hall, Walmer Rd 10am - 12 noon Tel: Chris on 01323 892969 East Dean Farmers’ Market East Dean Village Hall 10am - 12.30pm. 01323 423481 Contemporary Choir The Archway, Blatchington Rd 12.30pm. and 8pm. £5 per 1.5hr session. Tel 01323 897590 The Rotary Club of Seaford Seaford Golf Club, Firle Rd 12.45 for 1pm. Weekly meeting. Come and Play Kingswell, 115 -117 Vale Road Home of the Community Church 1.30 - 2.30pm. Free play sessions for parents with their pre-school children. All welcome, school term-time only. Stay on for a drink. Contact Tina Butterworth on 01323 492833 or visit: new_pages/come_and_play.htm The Wednesday Fellowship Crossway, The Clinton Centre, Clinton Place, Seaford 2.30 - 3.30pm. Variety of speakers and subjects, musical afternoons, talks of local interest. All welcome. Tel: 01323 898068 Weight Watchers Seaford Constitutional Club 5pm. Contact Karen on 07891 450587 or 01273 476565 U3A Recorder Group St James’ Clubhouse 2 - 4pm. Contact Maggie Jakeman on 01323 895552 Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors The Barn Theatre 6 - 8pm. Rehearsals for 8 to 17 year olds. First show is seventies themed and will take place from 19th - 22nd October. To book a place for rehearsals tel: 07710 426321 or email: smtjuniors@ Southdown Bridge Club Over 60s Club, Downs Leisure Centre 6.30 - 9.45pm. Friendly duplicate bridge for any age. Tel: 01323 892171/892338 Seaford’s Playford Dance Group St Peter’s Church Hall 7 - 9pm. Dancing from past eras. Tel Caroline: 01323 492310

Nordic Fitness Classes from Oakleafe Sussex Walking 7pm - 8.15pm approx. Meet: 7th: Martello Tower at Splash Point end of Seaford Esplanande, 21st: carpark at Seaford Barn, 28th: Bo-Peep Bostal car park by Bostal Hill (access from A27 close to Selmeston). Tel: 01323 871554/07930 738034. Arriba! Weight Loss Challenge WellnessWorks, 1st Floor, 38 Church Street 7.30 - 8.30pm. Join the fun! Shape up for summer! For men and women of all ages, shapes and sizes. Tel 01323 897671 2nd Weds of the month Seaford ME/CFS Meetings The Pavilion Cafe, Dane Road 11am. A local ME/CFS group. Tel: 01323 896741 3rd Weds of the month Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane Klondyke Whist. Tel: 01323 890087 Thursdays Newhaven Country Market Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven 9.45am - 1pm. Homemade produce, free-range eggs, fresh fish, plants, crafts, café and more. Coffee Pot Chyngton Methodist Church Hall 10 - 11.30am. Assorted items on sale. Disabled access. Friendly atmosphere. Tel: 01323 897799 Wave Leisure Health Walks From Downs Leisure Centre 10.30am. Every Thursday Tel: 01323 490011 Yoga Classes for the Less Able St Peter’s Church, Belgrave Rd 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. Annifer Hatcher on 01323 651364 Whist Drive St Thomas More Roman Catholic Church Hall 1.45pm. Admission £1.50 includes tea and biscuits. Beginners and all welcome. Tel: 01323 490747 Seaford Children’s Choir Archway, Blatchington Road 3.45. 5 to 8yrs and 9 to 12yrs. £4. Recruiting for summer performances and charitable work.

Children’s Community Club Clinton Centre, Clinton Place 3.30 - 5pm. Fun, games and craft for children aged 7 to 11yrs in term time. £1.50 per week. Tel: 01323 897884/873011

Boxercise, Circuits & Padwork Claremont Hall, Brooklyn Road 7 - 8pm. Beginners welcome. Free first class. Tel: 07711 890956 Seaford Photographic Society Chyngton Methodist Church Hall September to June. 7.45pm. Body Vibes Windover Fitness, Milton Street nr Alfriston 2nd Friday of month 5.30pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm on 1st, Little Acorn Machine Knitting 8th, 22nd and 29th only. See Club Baptist Church, Belgrave Rd advert for October dates. Tel: 2 - 4pm. Tel: Shirley Bone 01323 871554/07930 738034. on 01323 492034 or email: Seaford Constitutional Club Crouch Lane Alternate Fridays Tea dance with Peter Harvey. Seaford Art Club Ballroom & Latin classes with Downs Leisure Centre Studio Tempo. Tel: 01273 476565. 2 - 4pm. New members welcome. Bring samples of your 1st Thursday of month work. Not suitable for beginners. Seaford Evening Flower Club Baptist Church Hall, Belgrave Rd Tel: 01323 895223 6.45pm for 7.30pm demo. Affil. 1st and 3rd Saturdays to NAFAS. New members Seahaven St John Ambulance welcome. Visitors £4.50 inc. Coffee Morning refreshments. Tel: Marian 01273 Headquarters, Little Place Lane 515544 10am - 12 noon 2nd Thurs of month 4th Sat of the month Seaford Martello WI Southdown Society of Recorder St Leonard’s Church Hall Players St James’ Clubhouse 7.30pm. Tel: 01323 896212 2 - 5pm. Contact Susan 3rd Thursday of month Mildenhall 01273 302131 Seaford Afternoon Flower Club St Lukes Church Hall,Walmer Rd Sundays 2.30pm. Talks, demos, outings, Seaford Rugby Football Club etc. Past and new members Junior Training welcome. Visitors £4.50 inc. Salts Recreation Ground refreshments. Tel Wendy: 01323 10.30am -12pm. Ages ranging 895832 from 6 to 16, a friendly but Seahaven (Evening) Trefoil Guild ambitious squad. Come along Evening Meeting Downs Centre or contact Pete Joy on 07818 Over 60s Club 438378 7.30pm. Tel: 01323 893250 Royal Antidiluvian Order of Fridays Buffaloes. The Royal British Ballet, Tap & Modern Jazz Dance Legion, Claremont Road Nikki Bond School of Dance, St 3pm. Weekly meetings Peter’s Chapel Rooms, Belgrave Tel: 01323 500419 Road. All ages. Free trial class. Tel: 01323 492795/07703 485348 Seaford Constitutional Club U3A ‘Hotch-Potch Orchestra’ Crouch Lane St James’ Clubhouse Bingo. Tel: 01323 890087 10am - 12 noon. Conductor Pat Last Sunday of month White. Tel: Phyllys Merrifield on SussexRoamAbility 01323 893882 A club for disabled people who Body & Soul Circuit Classes like to explore the countryside. Seaford Baptist Church Contact 01323 892647 email: 1.30pm: All age circuits, 2.45, - 4pm: Older adult stretch & tone. £5 pp. Classes on 2nd, Seaford Constitutional Club 9th and 30th only. Tel: 01323 Crouch Lane 871554/07930 738034. Shadows. Tel: 01323 890087 Facial Fridays WellnessWorks, 1st Floor, 38 Church Street October issue Test our vitamin-enriched skin Please send your care range, nourish your skin information and through diet and leave with a skin-care plan suited to your age advert bookings by and lifestyle. Call to book a free Thurs. 8th Sept. consultation on: 01323 897671

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SUSSEX ROAMABILITY Rambling at Bentley A day full of interest and variety was enjoyed by our disabled ramblers at Bentley Wildfowl Trust and Motor Museum. The large community of ducks, geese, cranes and swans were obviously used to admirers as we were treated to a display by a handsome peacock who posed for us in the most flattering of surroundings. We came upon a colony of flamingoes quite unexpectedly and that too, was spectacular. Throughout the well-kept grounds, there was plenty to do including a unexpected free train ride! Robin Hood and his merry men and maids were also great fun, displaying their archery and combat skills. All were dressed for the part and seemed very comfortable in their clothes. Another high point was the woods. Here, in the cathedrallike forest, authentic medieval round houses were to be found and wondered at. It all seemed very cosy and snug.

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An adventure playground was enjoyed by our younger friends whilst the adults preferred the dignity of the country house. Bentley has a number of motor scooters that can be used for the day and there is no charge for this excellent facility. Altogether it was a satisfying day. If you would like to know more or would like to join us on a ramble, the contact details are listed below.

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Accommodation The Lodge & Barn Owls 71 The White Lion Hotel 15 Accountants Tasker Boxall & Co 48 Arborist/Tree Surgeon Hollywood Tree Surgery Ltd 22 Treetech 23 Tree Wizard 23 Architectural Consultants Challinor Hall Associates 29 Darren Moore Architect Services 28 Plans 27 Art & Craft Supplies The Crafty Garden 13 Artists & Makers 54 Stafford Road Open House 13 Lesley Harvey 46 Auction Rooms Eastbourne Auction Rooms 67 Bathrooms Supplies Aqua Solutions 56 Claremont Interiors 51 STC 54 Beauty & Tanning Absolute Beauty 75 Phoenix Hair & Beauty 6 Bedrooms Aqua Solutions 56 STC 54 Blinds Blind Design 7 Mockford’s Blinds 50 Building Services Creggan Construction 27 David Tickner Pointing Specialists 29 Headway Roofing 30 Inside Out 32 Nick Allen 28 Cakes & Cake Decorating Pam-A-Cake 69 Car Dealers Jermyn & Sons 5 Care Agencies Prestige Nursing Care 90 Care Homes & Sheltered Housing Abbeyfield House 93 Blatchington Court 85 Clifden House 92 Nova House 85 Rivendale Lodge 85 Seaford Head Care Home 93 Carpentry/Joinery Inside Out 32 GB Joinery & Fabrications Ltd. 18 Mike Barnes Carpentry & Joinery 14 Sandles Door Fitting 58 Carpet Supplies & Fitting Carpets at West One 34 Catering & Food Suppliers Chris’s Catering 69 Childcare Blue Door Nursery 42 Children’s Activities Chyngton Youth Academy 44 Nikki Bond School of Dance 79 Seaford Youth Drama Group 43 The Archway 11 Tumble Tots 42 Cleaning Services Aegis Carpet/Upholsery Cleaning 57 All Home Cleaning Services 59 Arkwell Services 52 Dolly Char Domestic Cleaning 57 Sandles Pressure Washing 58 Clock Restoration Robert Edwards Clock Restoration 63


Clubs & Organizations Seaford & District Con. Club 19 The Archway 11 The Royal British Legion Club 16 Coach Hire & Services European Travelplan 84 Computer Support & Service Appleaide 47 Ocean PCs 47 SBG Computers 47 Cooker Repairs Access Repairs 33 Courses/Training WEA 46 Seaford U3A 82 Seaford Museum 59 Design For Print The Hub 8 Discos Playing With Fire Mobile Disco 4 Dishwasher Repairs Access Repairs 33 Dressmaking/Alterations Carol Daykin 68 Replacement Cushions 25 Driving Instructors Buckle-Up School of Motoring 45 C K Drive 45 Drive The ‘Safe-Way’ 45 Gear and Steer 45 Electricians & Suppliers Allcott-Wells Electrical Ltd 38 Ashley Electrical South East Ltd. 36 DJB Service Ltd 35 J K Pope & Sons Ltd 39 Estate/Letting Agents Rowland Gorringe 96 Events Support Services AB Events 68 Family Tree Research Stuart Cameron-Waller 43 Fashion/Hats/Accessories Minnie Boutique 65 Flower Festivals St Leonard’s Church 13 Framing Gallery Sebucy Framing Gallery 70 Funeral Directors Cooper & Son 74 Furniture Restoration Clint Allen 63 Gardening & Landscaping Avimore Landscapes 12 Horizon Landscapes 24 Inside Out 32 K P Landscapes 21 Suttons Groundcare 25 Gas & Heating Services Amethyst Plumbing & Heating 37 Atkins Gas Services 95 DEgan Gas Services 34 Dave Butler DJB Service Ltd 35 Domestic Plumbing & Heating 36 George Ward Plumbing/Heating 33 Michael Upton 34 The Plumber - Seaford 31 Gifts & Gift Shops Family Tree Research 43 Glazing/Windows Just Like New 30 Graphic Designers Peter Sands 49 Haberdashery The Crafty Garden 13

Hairdressers D’vynas Unisex Hair Salon 73 First Choice Hairderessers 74 Hair Works Studio 9 Ocean Cuts 73 Phoenix Hair & Beauty 6 Short Cuts Barber Shop 73 Strandz Hair Design 72 The Barbers Chair 75 Handyman Services Dial-a-Hubby 32 Inside Out 32 JDC’s Handyman & Decorating 32 Health Services Chiropodist - B Lincoln Lawson 79 East-West Acupunture 78 Foot Specialists 78 Hypnotherapist Magda Harbour 10 Seaford Osteopathic Clinic 76 Sussex Eyecare 79 The Wellness Centre 77 WellnessWorks 81 Ink Cartridge Supplies Badger Inks Ltd 49 Ironing Service All Home Cleaning Services 59 Dolly Char Domestic Cleaning 57 Jewellers Marks 66 Z Jewellery 65 Job Vacancies Blatchington Court 85 Seaford Head Care Home 93 Kitchens Aqua Solutions 56 Claremont Interiors 51 Haven Interiors 55 STC 54 Locksmiths Andy Anderson 14 Manicures & Pedicures Absolute Beauty 75 Phoenix Hair & Beauty 6 Massage Absolute Beauty 75 Mobility Supplies Clearwell Mobility 91 Museums/Galleries Seaford Museum 46 Opticians Sussex Eyecare 79 Painters/Decorating Arkwell Services 52 Brush Strokes Ltd. 53 JDC’s Handyman & Decorating 32 Mockford’s Blinds 50 Paint Perfect 53 Therin & Son 53 Paving/Pointing/Stone Work David Tickner Pointing Specialists 29 Horizon Landscapes 24 K P Landscapes 21 Pet Supplies & Services Headland Cattery 3 House of Wilbur 61 Joanies Dog Boarding/Cat Feed’g 62 Muddy Paws 61 Pawsome Pets 62 Pet Au Pair 61 Pad 2 Pad Pet Transport & Dog Walking 60 Photographers/Supplies Buckland Photographic 70 Seahorse Photography 71 Plumbing Services Amethyst Plumbing & Heating 37 Atkins Gas Services 95 DEgan Gas Services 34 Dave Butler DJB Service Ltd 35 Domestic Plumbing & Heating 36 Plumbing Services cont...

George Ward Plumbing/Heating 33 Michael Upton 34 The Plumber - Seaford 31 Printing Services BNC Signs 49 The Hub 8 Radio Stations Seahaven FM 40 Recycling Green Waste Horizon Landscapes Ltd 23 Removals & Storage Britannia Beckwith 35 R Ranger Removal & Storage 33 Restaurants/Café/Public Houses†/Take-Aways* Ollivers Restaurant 18 Seaford & District Con. Club 19 The Bengal Palace* 16 The English Wine Centre 71 The Hampden Arms† 15 The Pavilion 18 The Royal British Legion Club 16 The Salts Café* 17 The White Lion Hotel† 15 Roofing Services Headway Roofing 30 Rooms For Hire Seaford & District Con. Club 19 The Archway 11 The English Wine Centre 71 The Royal British Legion Club 16 Sign Makers BNC Signs 49 The Hub 8 Soft Furnishings/Upholsery Replacement Cushions 25 Solicitors Barwells 62 Mayo Wynne Baxter 64 Sport, Dance & Exercise Aerobics for Beginners 80 Gingerfit 82 Nikki Bond School of Dance 79 Pilates - Movement for Life 79 Pilates of Seaford 79 Seaford Golf Club 83 Waves Leisure 2 Windover Fitness/Body-Vibes 83 Solar Panel Installation Havenbrow 39 HOT Solar 41 Taxi Services Airports - Seaports Taxis 4 Television Services R S Aerials 36 Seaford Television 37 Theatre Productions Meeching Amateur Dramatics 10 Seaford Musical Theatre 10 Tiles & Tiling Services Cedar Ceramics 52 Inside Out 32 STC 54 Tour Operators European Travelplan 84 Washing Machine/ Tumble Drier Repairs Access Repairs 33 Waste Removal/Recycling Horizon Landscapes Ltd 23 Waste Transfer UK Ltd 26 Website Designers Ocean PCs 47 Weight Loss Hypnotherapist Magda Harbour 10 The Wellness Centre 77 WellnessWorks 81 Wine Shops/Supplies The English Wine Centre 71

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Seaford Scene September 2011 Issue 53  

This month sees the return of Seaford Live! with music andarts events taking place throughout the town, see page 4.The RAFA Seahaven Branch...