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Hello &

Welcome

Hello and welcome to the July/August edition of

Golden Times which means it’s finally summertime. As

ever we’ve put together a magazine packed with local

information to ensure you’re kept informed about all

of the exciting and interesting things to see and do in

the local area.

On the cover this month we’ve gone for something

a little different and featured a delicious summer

cocktail rather than our usual, scenic image. Turn to

page 30 for a few cocktail recipes to get your summer

soirees sizzling!

Summer is always an action-packed season in East

Sussex, and this year we’ve got a number of carnivals

and festivals, fayres and fetes to bring colour and

excitement to many of our towns. We also have the

fantastic Eastbourne Airshow and Hastings Pirate Day

providing spectacular free days out by the sea.

As well as these showpiece events, you’ll find much,

much more to get you out and about in these pages!

I hope you enjoy the magazine and have a great

summer.

Jason

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CONTENTS

JULY EVENT LISTINGS

CHICKEN PARMIGIANA - RECIPE FROM FAZ RAZEEN

SCENIC SUSSEX

60 REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL - WITH MICHELE DUKE

GARDENING TIPS FROM PHOENIX GARDENING

GLADYS GALLIVANTS - THE ISLE OF WIGHT

5 MINUTES WITH LJ EDWARDS

PLEASE TAKE A SEAT - LIZ JEFFRIES

HOLD YOUR SHED UP HIGH - TRICIAS COLUMN

AUGUST EVENT LISTINGS

SUMMER COCKTAILS

LOCAL CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS

WALKING FOR WELLNESS - LOCAL ACTIVITY GUIDE

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July

LOCAL EVENTS

KITCHEN GARDEN WEEK

2nd July daily until 7th July

Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst.

10am to 5pm. Admission £11.00

Kitchen gardener on hand to answer

questions; garden produce menu in

the café. Gift Shop and Plant Sales.

www.pashleymanorgardens.com or call

01580 200888 for more information

RYE HARBOUR’S SPECIAL FLOWERS

6th July, 9am to 12.00pm

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Rye Harbour Village Car Park

Harbour Road Rye

Take a closer look at the nature

reserve’s flowering plants, finding

rarities like marsh helleborine, least

lettuce, stinking hawksbeard and

sea heath, and looking at the special

flowers of the shingle, such as sea pea,

sea kale, and red hempnettle.

Tel: 07884 494982

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW

9th July 9:30am – 5pm

Battle Abbey Battle.

BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow will be

filming at Battle Abbey, East Sussex

on Tuesday 9 July. It is FREE entry and

NO tickets are required. Fiona Bruce

and the team of Antiques Roadshow

experts will be waiting to welcome

you, so dust off your family heirlooms

and bring them along for free advice

and valuations.

EXHIBITION OF THE HASTINGS

EMBROIDERY

13th & 14th July

St Margarets Terrace, Rye

A unique opportunity to view the

historic Hastings Embroidery, out of

storage after decades.

The embroidery rivals the Bayeux

Tapestry in scale, depicting major

events in British history from 1066 to

1966 and consists of 27 panels.

It will be accompanied by a unique,

specially commissioned pop-up

installation piece by artist and director

Tim Hopkins.

BEXHILL 60S REVOLUTION

13th July 10am – 6pm

A huge, town-wide, free festival

celebrating the decade that changed

history. Featuring the fashion, the

music, the dances, the vehicles and

above all the social history that made

the sixties so special.

www.bexhill60srevolution.com

HASTINGS PIRATE DAY 2019

14th July, East Beach St, Hastings

After seven years, Hastings is still the

Pirate Capital of the World and this

year an attempt will be made to build

the largest human image of a boat

- or in the case of Hastings - a pirate

ship.6,000 people needed to capture

the record, currently held by the UAE.

BATTLE SCARECROW FESTIVAL

19th Jul to 4th Aug

The theme of the 11th annual

Scarecrow Competition is SHOWTIME!

The world of theatre and musicals.

Follow the scarecrow trail around town

then cast your vote for your favourite

scarecrow.

EASTBOURNE FOOD & ARTS

FESTIVAL

20th July 10am – 6pm

Little Chelsea, Grove Road, South

Street, Eastbourne.

Visit Eastbourne’s first Food & Arts

Festival with Food stalls, free children’s

activities, entertainment & live music

BLUEBELL RIDGE SUMMER FAIR

21st Jul 11am to 2pm

Bluebell Ridge CRC, Chowns Hill

Hastings, East Sussex.

Help local animals in need by coming

along to our Summer Fair - we rely on

funds raised locally and the generosity

of our supporters.

Face painting, children’s games, pet

items, raffle, tombola, refreshments

and much more.

NATIONAL TRUST SEVEN SISTERS

ARCHAEOLOGY WALK

25th July 11am – 1:30pm

Birling Gap and Seven Sisters

BN20 0AB Eastbourne, East Sussex

This tour will give an overview of

beach archaeology that can be seen

from Below Belle Tout hill and from

the lookout. The walk involves walking

on the beach and a part between the

rockpools so please check with us if

you have any queries about suitable

attire and mobility necessary to join

the walk. £4 call 0344 249 1895 to

book.

BEXHILL MOTOFEST

28th July 9am - 6pm

Lots going on for all ages so bring the

family and enjoy the day. A familyfriendly

festival of motorcycles and

music with a stunt show and market

place.

www.bexhillmotofest.com

BRASS BAND PERFORMANCE

28th July 2pm - 4.30pm

Alexandra Park, St Helen’s Rd,

Hastings

Sussex Brass perform on the

Bandstand near the café.

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RECIPE

EASY CHICKEN PARMIGIANA

by Faz Razeen

Chicken Parmigiana, is a 20th-Century Italian dish consisting of breaded chicken breast covered in tomato sauce, mozzarella

and parmesan. It has been speculated that the dish is based on a combination of the Italian melanzane alla Parmigiana, a dish

using breaded aubergine slices instead of chicken with a cotoletta. The word cotoletta is an Italian word for a breaded veal cutlet.

Various breaded meat dishes prepared in Latin America were inspired by the cotoletta and are known as milanesa.

INGREDIENTS :

Serves 2-3

2 Chicken breasts

2 Garlic cloves, finely crushed

½ cup of Bread crumbs

Handful of grated Parmesan cheese

Handful of chopped fresh Parsley

1 egg, beaten

1-2 tablespoons Olive oil

350g passata

2oz (½ cup) sliced Mozzarella cheese

METHOD :

Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4

Rub the chicken breasts with crushed

garlic and salt and pepper, flatten with

a mallet or back of a knife, cover and

refrigerate for 2 hours in advance.

In a bowl, combine breadcrumbs,

parmesan cheese and parsley, mix well.

Dip chicken breasts in beaten egg and

coat with bread crumb mixture.

Lightly grease a baking dish/tray. Place

the coated chicken in a baking dish/tray

and bake the chicken breasts in the oven

for 40 minutes, or until chicken is forktender

and juices run clear.

Pour ½ of the passata into a baking dish/

tray. Place chicken over the sauce, and

cover over with remaining sauce.

Sprinkle with parmesan cheese to taste

and place sliced mozzarella on top.

Return to the preheated oven for 20

minutes.

Serve with spaghetti or alternatively with

vegetables if you prefer.

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SCENIC SUSSEX

Scenic Sussex is our chance to show off how talented the rearders of Golden Times are by publishing

some of their photography. If you’ve taken a snap you’re proud of and would like to see it printed in the

magazine, please email it to me at jason@goldentimes.co.uk - Jason

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sunset over Cooden Beach was sent

in by Sue Skilton.

2. The sepia tint gives a lovely

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Northiam Village pump from John

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60 REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL

BY MICHELE DUKE

I’m writing this in the car speeding

along the motorway between

Bologna and Florence. Isn’t

technology a great thing? The

reason for our trip to Florence?

My 60th birthday is here at last.

It’s been looming for a few months

and now there’s no avoiding it. And

guess what. I’m actually looking

forward to it.

I decided to hit 60 at full tilt. A big

pre-birthday weekend with three

full days of partying kicked it off

and now a lovely holiday in Italy.

I’m feeling very positive about the

next phase of my life and thought

I’d share my 60 reasons to be

cheerful when hitting 60.

1. Being born at the right time.

We are the generation benefiting

from the amazing economic growth

of the past 50 years. The housing

boom and private pensions means

we are generally better off than

previous or future generations.

Now I’m spending it as quickly as

possible. (Did I mention I’m on my

way to Florence?)

2. If you can avoid the obesity

epidemic and ebola, our life

expectancy is decades longer than

when I was born. We have better

health, better medicine and better

skincare than ever before. We

know how to keep ourselves fit and

healthy long into old age. And the

advances in cosmetics offer us the

elixir of youth. I shall be very cross

if I don’t hit 100. And look 60!

3. We had the best music in our

teens and early twenties. Growing

up with glam rock, punk, and rock

music gave us the amazing Bowie,

The Who, Blondie, The Clash. Who

would have thought we’d still be

warbling “hope I die before I get

old’. The golden age of pop keeps

us dancing on arthritic knees. And

we don’t have to pretend to enjoy

horrible, misogynistic, violent (c)rap

that passes for music today.

4. We’ve read all the classics.

Dickens, Shakespeare, Austen. Did

that at school. Now we can read

trashy novels that we forget the

minute they’re finished.

5. Being a grandparent. Watching

my babies become beautiful,

kind, loving adults was the best

experience ever. Until my grandson

was laid in my arms. Who ever

knew a single heart could contain

so much love.

6. Flexibility. The wisdom we gain

over the years allows us to accept

that sometimes we bite off more

than we can chew. Being able to

change our minds without any loss

of face is a skill that develops along

with our wrinkles. Which is why

I’ve decided that 6 reasons to be

cheerful is actually quite enough.

(And we’re almost at the end of the

journey!)

Happy birthday to me and

everyone else who is celebrating

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GARDENING TIPS: MID TO LATE SUMMER

by Phoenix Gardening

HIGH SUMMER AT PASHLEY MANOR GARDENS

Gardeners love to eat what they grow and since in July an

abundance of produce is ready to enjoy, after all the planning,

planting and hard work, what better time to dedicate a week to

the Kitchen Garden.

During the six days of the Kitchen Garden Week there will be

the chance to talk to the Kitchen Gardener and ask questions

and advice, as well

as a focus on how

the produce from

the garden is used

in the café menus;

plus there will be

local honey and

homemade chutney

on sale in the Gift

Shop.

Then, August Bank Holiday weekend will once again see the

return of the Sussex Guild Craft Show to Pashley Manor - a

fantastic selection of high quality crafts and the summer borders

in full bloom combine to make this an ideal time to visit the

garden.

Throughout July and August there are also lots of gorgeous

lilies and the herbaceous borders are in full bloom. From late

August onwards thousands of dazzling dahlias come into flower

ready for our ‘Dahlia Days’ event, which runs from 4th to 14th

September. During ‘Dahlia Days’ Bloms Bulbs will be on site

with a cut dahlia display, giving advice and taking orders.

Well finally we’ve had some rain, I would say in most cases

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time for enjoying the garden, most things have either been

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Late Summer – is still a time of keeping things tidy and on top

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GLADYS GALLIVANTS:

THE ISLE OF WIGHT - NEARLY MISSED

“I have booked your ferry from

Portsmouth to Isle of Wight,” the South

African agent said, “but you will have to

arrange your own bus trip from Victoria

Station to Portsmouth when you get to

London.”

Sounded fair and I had a few other

bookings to make when I did arrive.

Before the internet that was the way to

make arrangements.

I purchased a ten day bus trip to Devon

and Cornwall along with a three day

tour to Stratford on Avon – with a

Shakespeare play included. As always

when travelling to the UK I would

consider that this might be my last

opportunity to see the country!

Through an influential friend who was a

patron of the arts in London, I had twelve

theatre shows booked for the ten days

in the city which included two Saturday

matinees –‘ Mouse Trap’ and ‘The King

and I’ with Yul Brynner performing his

Siamese King. That was a wonderful

experience.

But I digress, paramount was the bus to

Portsmouth to coincide with the ferry

departure as I had an invitation to spend

five days with friends on the Isle of

Wight.

Sorted – or so I thought. With my

small travelling bag and ticket in

hand, I queued on the appointed

day at the extremely busy but well

organised Victoria Bus Station. When

the Portsmouth bus arrived, I put my

luggage in the hold and climbed aboard.

The tickets were checked after we had

taken our seats and when the supervisor

had finished, he singled me out and said

I was on the wrong bus. “Please remove

your baggage from the compartment

and wait for the next one,” the nononsense

voice said.

As a rookie traveller at this time, I did as

requested without question. Re-joining

the appropriate queue, I waited then

repeated the process. On this second

bus there appeared to be a private group

booking and so I was once again thrown

off as they had priority for the number of

seats available.

By this time I was not sure whether I

would meet the ferry originally confirmed

to my friends. With steely resolve and

rising anger, I clambered on to the third

bus and sat with my bag on my lap. The

atmosphere on the bus was hostile to

this stranger who would not relinquish

her luggage. Many had brought their

fish and chips onboard permeating the

air with a heavy vinegar smell as they

consumed their lunch and washed it

down with too much beer. This was truly

one of the worst journeys I have ever

experienced.

At our destination, I leapt off and headed

for the gang plank. The ferry was almost

full and I stood on deck in the drizzle all

the way to Ryde. Luckily my friends had

waited for a second ferry. Prior to mobile

phones, there had been no way I could

let them know of my delayed departure.

Contrary to the unpleasant beginning, I

spend a wonderful week on the island -

more about that another time.

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EDWARDS?

LJ Edwards is a family run business

started in 1987 by my mum (Liz) and

my stepfather (John) LJ.

The company originally ran from

Amberstone in Hailsham and then

Hellingly Hospital before moving to

Hailsham town where it resided until

2018 when Liz and John retired. We

then bought the business from them

and relocated to our coach yard in

Polegate.

HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED

THEN?

Until 2006 I dipped in and out of

the industry. I passed my coach

driving test in 1987 as part of a 21st

Birthday gift from mum and drove

for the firm on and off for several

years. However, I wasn’t in love with

coach driving; it’s long hours and lots

of them unsocial and I was young.

In 2006 though I thought I needed

to get a career going and asked if

there was a foothold in the business.

Fortunately for me, the office

manager had just left so I became

the trainee… the rest as they say

is history. Along the way I passed

my operator exams which allow me

to operate coaches and as already

mentioned we bought the business

last year.

WHAT’S THE COMPANY

PHILOSOPHY?

We haven’t changed anything from

the original really, yes computers

now run the show but the original

manta of good customer service,

value for money and a quality

product still stand.

LJ Edwards has a fantastic name

within the industry of coaching and

with the exceptionally hard work

that the team of staff put in it also

enjoys the same reputation with

the clear majority of our customers.

The ladies in the office go above

and beyond to help our customers

get what they want. We sell coach

holidays and we want you to relax

from the taxi pick at your front

door until the drop off several days

later. Your money is safe as we are

bonded, currently by International

passenger protection – a bit like

ATOL or ABTA although this is a

coach operator product.

SO TELL ME ABOUT THE COACH

HOLIDAYS YOU RUN.

Primarily we book quality 4-star

hotels around the UK that offer

something a little bit different. A

few years ago, we took a leap that

our customers wanted a little more

than a bucket and spade coach

holiday and chips with every meal,

so we contacted a couple of agents

to see if we could dip our toes into

the 4 star hotel market. At the time

this was almost unprecedented.

We booked 6 hotels our first year

and we’ve never looked back. The

market has caught us up and now

4-star hotels are commonplace in

coach holiday brochures, so we are

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now looking at new initiatives. This

is why we recently spent a cool £1.2

million on 4 new coaches. 2 coaches

specifically for the holiday market and

2 coaches for our usual work. It’s a big

decision but we want to try and push on

and keep ourselves ahead of the rest.

We also want our customers to enjoy

all the additional features new coaches

bring.

THE NEW COACHES LOOK LOVELY

HOW DID YOU CHOOSE THEM?

We wanted something modern but with

a twist. The coaches we have purchased

are on a familiar chassis to what we

know but the body is bespoke built by a

company in Spain.

Inside we have Wi-Fi, 3-point seat

belts, USB charging at every seat, very

spacious toilet and an electric hand

dryer, there are lights built into the

steps that help you see in the dark and

electric destination boards. We are very

happy with them. If you’re interested

in booking a day trip or holiday with

us then look at the ad below, view the

website or call the office and we will do

what we can to help.

What you can expect from a

holiday with L.J. Edwards

• Door to door service

included in the price if you live in

Eastbourne, Hailsham, Hastings or

Seaford. (Additional charge if not

within our free pick up area—

please check)

• No coach interchange

• 4* Hotels, 3* as a minimum

• Excursion entrances included

• Personalised luggage tags

• A free newspaper on the first

day of travel

• Porterage

• Executive modern coach with

washroom, air conditioning and

reclining seats

• Luxury journeys everytime

Call us for more information

or a 2019 brochure.

01323 440622 option 1.

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Thu 12 - Mon 16 September

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HOW TO COMBAT INCONTINENCE THIS SUMMER

HEALTH ADVICE FROM ANGELA BIRNIE AND SUZIE VENN

For the majority of people summer is a time to enjoy the

outdoors and let your hair down, however, for women who

struggle to control their bladder, the thought of summer can

bring on a lot of anxiety. We asked two of Sussex’s leading

female Urologists what their tops tips are to help women who

are experiencing this.

Suzie Venn, Urologist at Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital,

said: “Urinary incontinence is the unintentional loss of urine, a

problem which is estimated to affect one in six adults. It can be

difficult to discuss urinary symptoms openly, but it is important

for women to speak out, seek advice and take control of their

bladder.

“Broadly speaking, there are two types of urinary incontinence:

stress incontinence and urge incontinence. Stress incontinence

usually occurs when the bladder is under pressure by physical

activity, such as sneezing, coughing and laughing. Pregnancy

and childbirth can also cause this form of incontinence. Urge

incontinence is when you have a sudden and strong need to

urinate, which is then followed by an involuntary loss of urine.

This can occur at any time, however, it is more common as you

age.

“To understand what type of incontinence you are suffering

from, it’s best to book an appointment with your GP, who can

review your symptoms and run a couple of routine tests to check

there is no sign of infection. In some cases, you can however

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have a combination of both incontinence issues.”

Angela Birnie, Urologist at Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital,

added: “Depending on what your ability is to control your

bladder, a lot of cases of incontinence can be resolved through

various lifestyle changes. If you are experiencing incontinence, I

recommend the following tips:

• Cut down on caffeine – Food and drink which contains

a lot of caffeine, such as chocolate, tea and coffee is one of the

main triggers of an overactive bladder.

• Avoid certain alcohol – If you are at a BBQ this summer

try and avoid certain drinks. Alcohol which is high in acidity, such

as white wine can irritate the bladder and make leaks and other

incontinence symptoms worse.

• Stay hydrated – It is important to stay hydrated all year

round, but it is particularly important in the summer during the

hot weather. Many people with urinary incontinence think it is

better to restrict their fluid intake, however dehydration can

irritate your bladder and make your incontinence worse.

• Lose weight and eat a healthy diet – Being overweight

means you are more likely to weaken your pelvic floor muscles

and experience problems with incontinence. Try and avoid

foods containing a lot of salt and choose a fresh salad instead.

• Exercise – Certain exercises can be extremely beneficial

and can help prevent leaks. Try various pelvic floor exercises that

will strengthen the muscles around your bladder.

• Don’t smoke – Smoking causes chronic coughing,

which can damage the muscles of the pelvic floor and weaken

your bladder.”

Suzie Venn and Angela Birnie host weekly clinics at Nuffield

Health Chichester Hospital.

Mrs Venn is associated with UROLINK, a charity which is

improving urological care in developing countries, such as

Africa. In her spare time, Mrs Venn enjoys sailing and is training

to complete the Fastnet Sailing Race in August.

Miss Birnie is also a keen sports woman and has a particular

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LIVING THE ALEXANDER WAY OF LIFE

You may think this invitation is to make you feel comfortable.

This may not always be the case. I have been giving this some

thought whilst looking for a set of new easy garden chairs and

table for our patio.

We spend much of our waking lives in a chair. We end up

sitting in all sorts of chairs throughout the day, whether they are

in kitchens, living rooms, offices, schools, waiting rooms, cars,

buses, movies or restaurants. We touch chairs with our whole

bodies, yet we know little about them and their effects on us,

physically and mentally. The chair shapes our ideas about status

and honour, comfort and order, beauty and efficiency, discipline

and relaxation. The design is constantly being revised as new

ideas from the field of ergonomics come to light and newer

ideas also arise from holistic health approaches, which advocate

the body and mind working as one.

So what does the perfect chair look like? Well no manufacturer

has ever been able to make the perfect chair. This could be

because the body is inherently unstable, which makes the

perfect chair unattainable. However, bodies were here first,

so we could argue that chairs should respond to bodies and,

therefore, because bodies move frequently and are “unstable”,

chairs should accommodate that movement.

Part of the problem is almost certainly the postural habits we

adopt in sitting. We have got so used to leaning back in chairs

that the torso muscles get weakened. It is entirely possible to sit

on the edge of a chair, if we wish, and be able to release tension

in the body, but we are not used it and we assume that it’s not

comfortable. Sitting is actually hard work, whether sitting well,

“ The Metal Door”

by Susan Davidson

“Please take a seat”

by Liz Jeffries

or not so well, as the pressure on the spinal

discs is thirty per cent greater when sitting

than standing. Those who squat regularly,

such as in African and Asian populations,

report far less compression of the spine than

Europeans. However, we usually start out able to

squat, toddlers do it brilliantly, but we gradually lose this ability,

mainly because we discover chairs to sit on!

My experience with the Alexander Technique has taught me

the importance of the mind/body working together. We should

be looking at our chairs in the same “holistic” way, i.e., not just

whether the seat is soft or hard, or tall or short for your feet to

reach the ground (something I always have to look for!) but does

your head droop in the chair? Does it push your head forward so

your chest caves in? Are your eyes forced to look too far up or

down? Is the chest rounded forward? Is the weight of the head

rotating back and down? Creating more length from head to

foot makes more space for the joints making movement easier.

So, if you have to sit (and of course we do) give it a little thought.

I shall be doing just that as I ease myself into my new patio chair.

Taken from “The Chair” by Galen Cranz

Creative Writing Corner

The Alexander Technique enables ease of movement (and

sitting!). It can help with conditions involving pain, posture,

balance and stress.

Please see www.alexandertechniquehastings.co.uk for info on

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The door shut, it sounded metallic, like it was heavy, I remember

that. Then I was put down on a bed. That felt metallic too, just like

I was lying on the bed springs. The metal door shut again with a

loud clank. I opened my eyes. I couldn’t see anything at first, but

it was not total darkness, there was a chink of light coming under

the door. Everything hurt, my chest, I didn’t seem able to draw in

breath, I wanted to shout out. I thought I did, but I heard no sound.

My head ached. Darkness pain and despair enveloped me. Some

vestige of the desire to live must have washed over me, I had to get

out of here.

Slowly, painfully I eased myself off the bed and laying on the floor

I edged to the chink of light under the door. It took so long, the

door seemed to get further and further away. The floor was so hard

and cold. Finally, I could just get my fingers under the gap. I felt

something long and thin. It moved. I had an awful thought. maybe

it’s a rat’s tail. I was so tired. I had this strange feeling of letting go

of everything. I felt life slipping away right through to the tips of

my fingers.

There was a sound. I couldn’t identify it. I was in a warm soft

cocoon. The same sound came again. Ah my Mum! “Wake up

sleepy head I have bought you a cup of tea” she said, straightening

my bed covers. The sun was shining through the curtains I was

home in my lovely bedroom. There was my Mum standing there,

smiling, in her pretty blue summer dress. She looked so beautiful,

she was saying to me “Maybe you might like a shower later, your

hair looks like rats’ tails, your plait has come undone “Oh Mum, I

am so glad to be home I had an awful dream” I said. “You are bound

to for a while my love, that was such a bad, terrifying accident”

replied my Mum. I looked at her knowing that it had all been

terrible for her too. I remembered the long hours she had sat by my

side at the hospital.

The accident filled my thoughts again. I had been leaning against

the wall outside the supermarket. It so happened so fast. A lorry

reversed at speed trapping me hard against the wall. People

screamed or was it me. A red wall of pain hit me between the eyes.

I was in hospital a long time, I had extensive injuries mainly to

my chest and legs. Time stretched into a routine of pain, drips,

injections, all the hospital stuff. Unreal somehow. However, I am

home now and getting stronger every day. “We cracked it together

didn’t we Mum “I said “help me out of bed and I will go and have

that shower and wash my hair”

If you would like to submit a short story (450-500 words) for

inclusion in Golden Times, please email your submission to:

jason@goldentimes.co.uk

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THE CREAM TEA, A CLOTTED HISTORY...

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated

to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” - Henry James

What could be more English than

a cream tea? After a gentle seaside

(or countryside) stroll, what better

way to treat yourself than with this

delicacy? But who can we thank

for coming up with this culinary

delight?

The origins of the cream tea are

shrouded in the mists of time

and you’ll probably find a dozen

different stories about where it

was first served. There is evidence

that there was a tradition of eating

bread topped with cream and jam

in Devon during the 11th century!

It’s claimed that the dish was

invented by monks in Tavistock

who had been given cream, bread

and fruit preserves as a reward

for rebuilding the Benedictine

Abbey by the earl of Devon. The

combination of these ingredients

were so popular, the monks

continued to serve the dish to

travellers.

It’s not until the 20th century

however that the phrase “cream

tea” with its modern meaning

entered our language. There are

recorded uses of the phrase dating

back to the 1930s.

In the west country, there is some

controversy as to whether the

cream (which must of course

be clotted, never whipped, and

heaven forbid it should be squirted

out of a can!)goes on top of, or

underneath the jam. In Devon, it’s

cream first, in Cornwall the jam.

Apparently getting this the wrong

way around can be frowned upon

by aficionados. In the interest of

scientific balance, I tried half a

scone using each method. To be

truthful, I can’t see that it makes

a great deal of difference myself.

Both were delicious, but I found it

generally easier to put cream on top

of the jam, so I’d go Cornish, just

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TRICIAS COLUMN:

HOLD YOUR SHED UP HIGH

It was my birthday recently dear readers,

and at my age, one doesn’t like to make

a song and dance about it. I’d rather not

be reminded about how long it is since I

was 21.

Nevertheless, my family told me they’d

organised a little gathering to celebrate.

Fairly recently, one of my children has

acquired a beach hut, and it was decided

(presumably in a fit of optimism) that the

weather was going to be kind and that

we should have the party at the hut in

question.

I know this may surprise you, given that

you all know what an exciting life I lead,

but I’d never been in a beach hut before.

I’d always felt rather immune to their

charms, I mean, it’s just a shed on some

shingle, isn’t it?

I was assured that a lot of work had

gone into the hut. My son assured me

that hours of sweat and toil had gone

into painting the thing, and scouring

charity shops for suitable furniture and

accessories. I was promised a bijou,

comfortable, vintage-style sanctuary-bythe-sea.

I was still not convinced.

In today’s connected world, who would

want to spend time in a glorified wendy

house with no electricity or running

water? How would the youngsters cope

with no Wi-Fi? What if it rained? We’d all

be pretty cramped inside it wouldn’t we?

The day arrived and the weather was

fine, perfect for sitting in a deck chair

in fact. Windbreaks were erected,

barbeques were lit, suncream was

applied, cold drinks were poured, and

we settled down to enjoy ourselves.

It was a delight. Kites were flown,

frisbees were thrown, fresh air was

absorbed, singed sausages were

consumed and a marvellous time was

had by all. Other than the fact we

listened to the Beatles via a new-fangled

wireless speaker instead of an actual

wireless, it could have been 1969 rather

than 2019. A proper, traditional family

day by the sea. From my deckchair, I

could watch the world go by with my

family all around me without a care in the

world. All of my reservations were blown

away by the sea breeze.

If you have a friend or family member

with a beach hut, I’d recommend

pestering them into inviting you down

there for an afternoon. You could even

perhaps combine the experience with

one of the cocktails from page 30!

Once you’ve recharged your batteries

with an afternoon in the sun (with or

without cocktails) and you’re full of beans

and looking for your next adventure,

have a look at the great range of

activitites and days out on the next few

pages, there’s bound to be something

there to keep you busy until I’m back in

September!

Have a fabulous summer!

Tricia

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dedicated outdoor performance stage

and below Rye Town Hall.

ryejazz.com

SUSSEX GUILD CRAFT SHOW

Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst,

East Sussex TN5 7HE

24th, 25th & 26th Aug, 10am - 5pm.

Admission £9.50

Special admission price for this

weekend only includes entry to the

craft show and gardens

www.pashleymanorgardens.com or call

01580 200888 for more information.

FLORAL FANTASY

24th & 26th August 10am - 4pm

25th August 11am - 4pm

St Martha’s Church

77 Cooden Sea Road

Bexhill, TN39 4SL

Little Common Village Flower Club is

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a

Flower Festival in aid of local charities.

Entry £2.00 under 12’s free Contact:

07990 970177

BREDE FLOWER FESTIVAL

24th - 26th August

St. George’s Church, Brede, Nr. Rye.

30 displays, 20 arrangements

celebrating 40 years of the Flower

Festival. Refreshments, Raffle,

Visits up the Tower, Plant, Cake and

Granny’s Attic stalls. Free parking, free

admission (but donations welcome).

An event not to be missed. Why not

also visit the Art Exhibition in Brede

Village Hall on the Saturday, Sunday or

Monday and The Brede Giants on the

Monday?

EATBOURNE FEASTIVAL

24th 26th August, 11am to 8pm

Hampden Park, Eastbourne.

This FREE family weekend-long show

brings together people from all over

the globe mixing culture, food and

music in a great setting at Hampden

Park.

RYE FESTIVAL OF THE SEA

1st September 11am to 5pm

Rye Strand Quay, Rye.

This combination of two fantastic

events strives to honour the deep

maritime history we embrace here in

Rye. Proud to be a Cinque Port Town,

we welcome locals and visitors from

all over to join us in celebrating. An

incredible array of stallholders will be

selling their goodies to visitors and

locals - a great way to support smaller

businesses! We also have the return of

our Raft Race.

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Are you worried about your

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Short-term respite offer now available in Bexhill.

We know it can be hard for the older generations living alone,

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There are many reasons you may be looking for short-term respite

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• They may be feeling lonely and would benefit from meeting new people

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• You might be considering a permanent move into a care home, and

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SUMMER COCKTAILS

It’s summertime, and it’s the time of year when you want a little more from your tipple. You want a drink that not only

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CLASSIC MARGARITA

• 2 oz. silver tequila

• 1 oz. Cointreau

• 1 oz. lime juice

• coarse salt

Directions

Chill a cocktail glass, and then rub

its rim with lime juice and dip it in

coarse salt. Add tequila, Cointreau,

lime juice, and ice together in a

cocktail shaker. Shake and then strain

into the glass over ice.

NEGRONI

• 1 oz. Tanqueray gin

• 1 oz. Campari

• 1 oz. Cinzano Rosso Vermouth

Directions

Pour ingredients over ice into a

cocktail shaker. Stir (with your finger)

and strain into a rocks glass with ice.

Garnish with an orange twist.

CLASSIC MOJITO

• 2 oz. white rum

• .5 oz. lime juice (squeezed fresh)

• 1 tsp. superfine sugar

• 3 mint leavesclub soda or seltzer

Directions

Muddle lime juice with 1/2 to 1 tsp.

superfine sugar. Add the mint leaves,

mushing them against the side of

the glass. Fill glass 2/3 with cracked

ice and pour in the rum. Pitch in the

squeezed-out lime shell and top off

with soda water.

SUNSHINE

• 2 oz. white rum

• .5 oz. French vermouth

• 1 oz. pineapple juice

• 1 dash grenadine

Directions

Shake ingredients well with cracked ice,

then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

DAIQUIRI

• 2 oz. white rum

• 1/2 tsp. superfine sugar

• 1/2 oz. lime juice

Directions

Squeeze the lime into your shaker,

stir in the sugar, and then add the

rum. Shake well with cracked ice, then

strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

THE CLOSE SHAVE

• 1 oz. New Amsterdam vodka

• 1.5 oz. Elderflower liqueur

• 1 dash Prosecco

Directions

Combine the vodka and elderflower

into a cocktail shaker, shake, and

then strain into a chilled martini

glass. Top it with a splash of

Prosecco and garnish with fresh

rosemary.

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Eastbourne Seniors Forum are delighted to

announce that this year’s Good Life event

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place on Thursday, 26th September 2019 at

the new, purpose built conference/exhibition

Centre – Welcome Building, Devonshire

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The event is open from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Our thanks go to Stephen Rimmer Solicitors who

have very kindly sponsored the event this year.

Visitors will be able to enjoy displays on Travel and

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Beauty along with Professional Services – there is

something to interest everyone.

Visitor Entry is free, so do not miss out

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If you would like to exhibit at this event please

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1066 Probus Club

Meets 1st Thursday morning

each month. 01424 423153

Age Concern Eastbourne

William & Patricia Venton

Centre

Tel : 01323 638474

Anderida Writers, E'bourne

Tel: Tony Flood 01323 471726

or Elizabeth Wright 01323

503952

Arlington Arts Group

Thu eves, Arlington Village hall

www.arlingtonartsgroup.co.uk

Battle Lions Club

battlelionsclub@gmail.com

Tel : 0845 8335826

Battle Rotary Club

01424-774447

battlerotary.org.uk

Battle Writers Group

Tel. Roy Chapman;

01424870520

www.battlewriters.co.uk

Bexhill Diabetes Support

www.bexhill-diabetes.co.uk

01424 214103

Bexhill Floral Group

meets Manor Barn, 2.15 pm on

1st Thurs of the month.

01424 212154

Bexhill Harmony Ladies Choir

Meets Thu evenings 7pm

Little Common Methodist

Church, Church Hill Ave.

www.bexhillharmony.co.uk

Bexhill & Hastings Prostate

cancer support group

Bexhill hospital health centre Holliers

Hill. Contact John 01424 532866

Bexhill Art Society

1st Sat of the month 2pm

St Augustines Church Hall

www.bexhillartsociety.co.uk

Bexhill & District Probus Club

Meets 4th Thu each month

Tel : 01424 552872

Bexhill Lions Club

www.bexhill-lions.org

Tel : 0845 8330591

Bexhill Model Railway Club

Meets weekly

bexhillmrc.org.uk

Tel :01424 225043

Bexhill Marina

Townswomen's Guild

meet 4th Wednesday Evening

at the Bexhill Sailing Club Tel:

01424 211140

Bexhill Over 55 Club

45 Eversley Rd. Bexhill

Tel : 01424 212911

Bexhill Rotary Club

01424 843975

bexhill.rotaryweb.org

Bexhill Royal Air Forces Assoc.

01424 212916 or 01424

532697 bexhillrafa.co.uk

Bexhill Royal British Legion

bexhillroyalbritishlegionclub.

co.uk 01424 212215

Bexhill Sailing Club

Tel: 01424 212906

bexhillsc.co.uk

LOCAL CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS

Bexhill widows, widowers

and friends group

Meets Bexhill Conservative

Club each Tues at 7pm.

Tel: 01424 712803

Bexhill Walking cricket group

Bexhill leisure centre

Good, fun, gentle excercise for the

over 50`s Every wednesday 1400

to 1600 Every friday 0930 to 1130

Both sessions followed by tea/

coffee & biscuits. Session costs

£2, no booking required, just pop

along on the day

Bexhill-on-Sea and District

Veterans Association (BVDA)

1st Thursday each month @

1300hrs. The Conservative

Club, 6A Amherst Road

Bexhill on Sea

Tel: 01424 224003

johncollins4664@aol.com

Breathe Easy Bexhill

Supporting people with lung

conditions 077616 98423

Cercle Francais d’Eastbourne

once a month on Friday

7.15pm Tel: 01323 722256

www.cf-eastbourne.com

Crafts 4 U Meets 1st Thursday

of each month, St Marthas

Church Hall, Little Common.

01424 216242 or 842679

Cuckmere Valley Petanque

Club Sundays, Tues & Weds

Tel: 01323 645120

Diabetes UK, Hastings &

Rother Voluntary Group

Tel: 07974 356653

Eastbourne AM Rotary Club

www.eastbourneamrotary.org

Eastbourne Angling Club

eastbourneanglingclub.com

E'bourne Area Epilepsy Grp

eaeg.org.uk 01323 504893

Eastbourne Lions Club

www.eastbournelions.net

Tel : 0845 8332705

Eastbourne Dickens Fellowship

7pm, 1st Tues of each month

Crown & Anchor, Marine Parade.

01323 646659 or 471615

Eastbourne Gilbert & Sullivan

Society

www.eastbournegands.com

01323 767193

Eastbourne & District Old Time

Dancing Club 7.30 each Weds

Summerheath Hall Hailsham

01323 500180

Eastbourne Dolls House Club

meet on the second Tuesday

of the month at St. Barnabas

Church, next to Langney

Shopping Centre from 1-30

pm. For more information call

Pam on 01323 833022

Eastbourne Model Powerboat

Club www.empbc.org.uk

01323 764220

E'bourne Photographic Soc.

epscameraclub.co.uk

E'bourne & District Philatelic Soc.

Meets each Thu at 7.30pm

St John Ambulance Brigade

HQ, Bourne St, Eastbourne.

eastbournestampclub.co.uk

Eastbourne Parkinsons' Assoc.

Meet 4th Tues each month

at Christ the King Catholic

Church, Princes Rd

Tel : 01273 512204

Eastbourne Association of

National Trust Members

Contact: Pat Hodgson

Telephone: 01323 639415

2nd Sat of each month

Non-members welcome

Hodgson.il@talk21.com

Eastbourne Rotary Club

eastbournerotary.org.uk

Eastbourne Seniors Club

Tel: 01323 728157

eastbourneseniorsclub.org.uk

Eastbourne Seniors Forum

Tel: 01323 768868

esf-online.org

Eastbourne & District Trade

Union Club

48 Seaside, 01323 727703

Eastbourne & Wealden

Bonsai Club.

St Mary’s Church Hall, 69

Decoy Drive, Hampden Park,

BN22 9PP 2nd Monday of

every month start at 7.30

First meeting free. Bonsai Club

for all skill levels, beginners

most welcome.

eandwbonsaiclub@msn.com or

phone 07570597149 evenings.

East Sussex Townswomen's

Guild Tel: 01424 753108 or

01424 213207

Eastbourne and District

Soroptimists (Women’s

Organisation) 2nd and 4th

Monday of the month

01323 769004 sigbi.org.uk

Friends of Eastbourne Hospital

Tel: 01323 438236

www.esht.nhs.uk/friends/

eastbourne

Hailsham Healthy Living Club

Methodist Hall every Tuesday

10am Tel Mary 01323 849038

Hailsham Horticultural Soc.

hailshamhorticulturalsociety.

blogspot.uk

Harbour Friends

Wednesdays at the Sovereign

Harbour Yacht Club

harbourfriend@googlemail.com

www.harbourfriends.co.uk

Hastings Central

Townswomen's Guild

4th Friday of each month

Unitarian Church, South

Terrace, Hastings,

01424 754591

Hastings & E Sussex

Philatelic Society

1st & 3rd Thu of each month at The

John Taplin Centre, St Leonards.

Tony Calton 01424 434496 Chris

Dadswell 01424 44477

Hastings and Rother

University of the Third Age

01424 734000

Contact Sue Deeks

initialenquiries.hru3a@gmail.com

Hastings Model Railway Club

hastingsmrc.org.uk

01424 754962 or 01424

753684

Hastings and St Leonards

Bridge club.

Monday evenings at 6:45pm

and Tuesday & Friday

afternoons at 1:15pm.

Enquiries 01424 438028

Hastings & St. Leonards

Country Dance Club

Meets every Tuesday 7.45pm

St. Matthew’s Church Centre

hastingscountrydanceclub.org.uk

Tel. 01424 753684

Hastings & St. Leonards

Ladies Miniature Golf Club

Tues pm. White Rock Gdns.

info@ladiesminigolf.com

Hastings Rotary Club

hastingsrotary@outlook.com

01424 752630

Hastings Scottish Country

Dance Club

Thursdays, 7.30pm, Arthur

Easton Centre, St Michaels

Hospice.

Hastings & St Leonards

Angling Association

Tel: 01424 430120

hstlaa.com

Hastings & St Leonards

Royal Air Forces Association

Tel: 01424 430250

rafahastings.co.uk

Hastings & St Leonards

Seniors Forum

01424 424693 hssf.org.uk

Hastings & St Leonards

Probus Club 3rd Thu of each

month Victoria Hotel St Lens

Wallace Boulton 01424 713743

Hastings & St.Leonards

Veterans Association (HSVA)

1st Sat each month 10:30

White Rock Hotel

01424 420541

bob.marden@btinternet.com

Hastings WW Social Club

Meet at EHSAA on the stade

Thu eves 8pm, Eunice Britten,

Sec - 01424 428694

Heathfield & District

Horticultural Society.

heathfieldhorticultural.org.uk

01435 830725

Hooe Open Group (Ladies

Club) Tel Edna Wallis on

01424 842591

Ladies Friendship Club

Meet 1st Wed of the Month

Tel: 01424 848746

Lions Club of Hastings

Tel: 01424 435564

hastingslions.org.uk

Little Common Horticultural

Society Meets 2nd Friday Each

month. Visit: www.lchs.co.uk

Little Common Morning

Townswomens Guild

4th Thurs each month

Tel 01424 843163

Little Common Village Flower

Club Meets Community

Centre, 2.15pm 4th Fri of the

month. 01424 213638

Little Common Probus Club

Meets 2nd Tuesday each

month. 01424 848809

Little Common Bridge Club

Thu afternoon 01424 216746

Little Common Womens

Institute 3rd weds each

month. Little Common

Community Centre 01424

211873

Pett District British Legion

Meets at Fairlight Lodge Hotel,

Fairlight 1st Tue each month at

12noon Tel: 01424 814866

Pevensey Bay Art Group

Meets each Weds at St Wilfrids

Church Hall, Pevensey, 9-12.

New members welcome

pamela-r-1930@hotmail.com

Polegate Twinning Assoc

For more information contact

polegate.twinning@gmail.com

or ring 01323 482329 or

01323 488527

Rotary Club of Senlac

Every Wednesday 7.00 for 7.30

at Cooden Beach Hotel

Contact 01424 272012

Website www.senlacrotary.org

Rother Seniors Forum

01424 870801

rotherseniorsforum.org.uk

Royal Signals Assoc.

Meet 2nd Thurs each month

8pm at TA centre on Seaside,

Eastbourne. 01424 851701

Royal Voluntary Service

Isabel Blackman Club,

South Street, St Leonards.

Tel: 01424 426090

Rye & District Dementia

Action Alliance - RDDAA

email: RDDAA@outlook.com.

Tel: Daliea Redman: 07737

350896

Rye & District Lions Club

0845 8332825

Rye Royal British Legion

Tel: 01797 222564

ryebritishlegion.org.uk

Seven Sisters Camera

Club, Meet 7.30pm

Mondays from 3 September.

sevensisterscameraclub.co.uk

Sidley Friendship Club

3rd Monday of each month

at All Saints Church Hall,

Sidley. For over 50s. Tel 01424

730961

Silverhill Townswomens Guild

1st Monday of each month,

St Matthews Church Hall,

Silverhill, St Leonards Tel

01424 436483

Sovereign Polyphony

Eastbourne's female harmony choir.

www.sovereignpolyphony.com

St Leonards Rotary Club

rotaryclubofstleonardsonsea@

gmail.com. Wednesdays 6.00

for 6.30pm at The Royal Victoria

Hotel

Sussex Opera and Ballet

Society Tel: 01323 749339

www.sussexoperaandballetsociety.

com

Sussex Stitchers, the East

Sussex Branch of the Embroiderers’

Guild. We meet on the third

Saturday afternoon of most

months, St Marks Church Hall, Little

Common. 01435 830160 or mrs.

susanclark@yahoo.com

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EAST SUSSEX HEALTH WALKS :

MONDAYS:

Fairlight: 10.30am meet at Fairlight Village Hall, 1st and 3rd

Mondays of each month.

Hastings Old Town: Meet at 2pm opposite the Jenny Lind pub.

Hastings: Mindfulness walk, 2nd and 4th Monday each month

at 1pm, Alexandra Park Cafe.

Rye: Starting at 10am at Gibbet Marsh car park, Udimore Rd.

Sidley: Meet at 11am on the green outside the New Inn

Pevensey Bay: at 10.30am outside the library, Richmond Road

TUESDAYS:

St. Leonards: Meet at 11am, inside the RVS centre, South St.

Hampden Park, Eastbourne: 10.30am outside Lakeside tea

chalet, Hampden Park Drive.

Seaford: Weekly, multiple start points, please contact for details.

WEDNESDAYS:

Ashdown Forest: 10.30am various start points, see

www.ashdownforest.org

Bexhill Ravenside: 11am outside Bexhill Leisure Pool, Ravenside

Eastbourne Seafront: 10.30am outside the Sovereign Centre

Hastings Alexandra Park: 12 noon outside café in the park

Heathfield: 10am Town Clock, High Street

Newick: 10.30am in front of The Bull (2nd & 4th Weds)

THURSDAYS:

Crowborough: 10.30am various start points, please check

website or ring for details

Hailsham: 10.30am at the War Memorial, High Street

Hastings Town Centre: 2pm outside Station Plaza Health Centre

FRIDAYS:

Battle: 10am Abbey Green

WALKING FOR HEALTH - YOUR LOCAL WEEKLY WALK DIARY

Bexhill: 11am inside De La Warr Pavilion

Eastbourne Shinewater: 10.30am outside the Co-op, Milfoil Drive

Lewes: 10am outside The Needlemakers

St. Leonards Church in the Wood: 10.30am Church in the

Wood car park

Uckfield: 10am inside Civic Centre

SATURDAYS:

Chelwood Gate: 11am Visitor Centre National Cat Centre (1st

Sat of month)

Eastbourne MS Friendly: 30 minute walk 10.30am Lakeside Tea

Chalet, Hampden Park (1st Sat of month, May-Oct)

Hastings Ore: 10.30am outside Ore Community Centre (not

bank holiday weekends)

Contact Lorna Nevill or Anna Pole 01424 444675

Email: eastsussexhealthwalks@tcv.org.uk

EASTBOURNE AGE CONCERN, WALKING FOR WELLNESS:

MONDAYS:

Eastbourne: Seafront walk starting at 10.30am at the Lifeboat

Museum opposite Carlisle Road.

WEDNESDAYS:

Hampden Park: Starting at 10.30am, at the Lakeside Tea Chalet.

THURSDAYS:

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FURTHER INFORMATION:

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