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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
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
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JULY EVENT LISTINGS
CHICKEN PARMIGIANA - RECIPE FROM FAZ RAZEEN
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
LOCAL CLUBS & ASSOCIATIONS
WALKING FOR WELLNESS - LOCAL ACTIVITY GUIDE
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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
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
EXHIBITION OF THE HASTINGS
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
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.
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
EASTBOURNE FOOD & ARTS
20th July 10am – 6pm
Little Chelsea, Grove Road, South
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
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
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
BRASS BAND PERFORMANCE
28th July 2pm - 4.30pm
Alexandra Park, St Helen’s Rd,
Sussex Brass perform on the
Bandstand near the café.
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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.
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
2oz (½ cup) sliced Mozzarella cheese
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
Serve with spaghetti or alternatively with
vegetables if you prefer.
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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
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1. This delightful photograph of a
sunset over Cooden Beach was sent
in by Sue Skilton.
2. The sepia tint gives a lovely
vintage feel to this image of
Northiam Village pump from John
3. Sue Skilton also sent us
this rainbow of sports cars from
Eastbourne’s ‘Magnificent Motors’
4. Another one from John Shipp, a
striking shot of a steam train leaving
5. This image of a well weathered
boat sitting on the shore at St
Leonards comes from Pete Hart.
6. This is one of my own photos,
taken during a very enjoyable walk
along the clifftops at Pett.
7. Lastly, from Ms F Sheehan is a
photograph of some quite unusual
and eyecatching foliage spotted in
Alexandra Park, Hastings.
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their family would need to fund court
proceedings in order to take control
of the assets in question. At worst, the
assets could be misappropriated by
unscrupulous individuals; a situation
which is sadly all too common today.
The safest, cheapest and easiest way
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individuals (whether family members or
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their behalf if they are unable to. There
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The critical aspect of drawing up an
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LPAs can appoint up to four attorneys,
and allow for replacements to be named
if any are unable to act in the future.
Before it can be used, any LPA needs
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to be, it is generally recommended that
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LPAs are not just useful because of future
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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
Happy birthday to me and
everyone else who is celebrating
this month. I have a very special
birthday offer for all Golden
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KITCHEN GARDEN WEEK
SUSSEX GUILD CRAFT SHOW
Café with Terrace; Gift Shop; Sculpture Exhibition
Open Tues to Sat, Bank Hol Mons & Event Days
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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
on sale in the Gift
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
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
it’s been welcomed, but in a few perhaps there’s been a little
too much. It’s important to remember that it’s not just the sun
that can dry the ground up, a fresh breeze will soon dry out
exposed roots and dry the top of the soil faster than you’d
think. That’s why it’s important when you have to water to give
plants a good soaking.
Mid-summer perhaps a little ironically once the weather gets
better it’s a time to get out there. Mid-Summer though is a
time for enjoying the garden, most things have either been
planted or sown. So the attention moves to weeding and
watering, keeping a wary eye out for pests and of course that
favourite pastime regular deadheading, it helps to keep the
garden looking tidy and also benefits the plants keeping them
flowering and healthy.
There’s still some planting and sowing in the veg garden
though, you can plant out late cauliflowers, winter cabbages
Lift shallots if they’ve finished growing and let them dry off and
make successional sowings of lettuces and carrots. Continue to
thin out vegetables sown earlier before they get large enough
to compete with each other.
Late Summer – is still a time of keeping things tidy and on top
of weeds. Watering when necessary before plants get stressed.
If it looks to be a dry summer leave the lawn a little longer
between cuts. It’s always worth considering adding a water butt
or an extra one to harvest the rain when it comes.
Clip Hornbeam, beech, Holly and yew hedges, most
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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
Sounded fair and I had a few other
bookings to make when I did arrive.
Before the internet that was the way to
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
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
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
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
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
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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WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND L.J.
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
HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED
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
WHAT’S THE COMPANY
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
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—
• No coach interchange
• 4* Hotels, 3* as a minimum
• Excursion entrances included
• Personalised luggage tags
• A free newspaper on the first
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• Executive modern coach with
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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
“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
“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
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
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
interest in netball. To book an appointment with either of the
consultants, call customer services on 01234 884552.
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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
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”
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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
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
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
don’t tell them in Torquay!
The The Richmond Richmond
See website for opening times
Scolfes is a Grade II listed
building built circa 1392.
The tea shoppe and gardens
serve home-cooked brunch,
light lunches and traditional
home-baked cream teas
using fresh local ingredients.
See our website for menus.
We cater for parties of up
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Booking is essential.
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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
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
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
Have a fabulous summer!
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Discover the South’s working Past
13th & 14th July - Railway Gala Weekend
21st July - Classic Car Summer Show
24th July to 30th August - Summer Holiday Activities
4th August - Historic Cycles Day
11th August - Commercial Vehicles Day
ENJOY A TRAIN RIDE WITH THOMAS,
MEET THE FAT CONTROLLER & MUCH MORE!
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Take a ride on our bus and narrow gauge railway, and
explore our 36 acre site to discover the South’s working past.
Open 6th March to 3rd November 2019. 10am to 4.30pm
Wednesday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays.
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Indoor & Outdoor Fun for all the Family!
Classic Vehicle Show
Sat 13 th & Sun 14 th July
Sussex Guild Craft Show
2 nd to 4 th August
7 th & 8 th September
Wednesdays this August
Pirate & Princess Day
7 th August
14 th August
Family Games Fest
21 st August
28 th August
Outdoor Theatre Shows
The Rude Mechanicals
11 th August, 7.15pm
1 st September, 5.00pm
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HASTINGS OLD TOWN CARNIVAL
3rd to 11th August.
A week of exciting events from Pram
Racing to Treasure Trails, Open
Houses to Walking Tours, Art Shows
to Historical Talks, Live Music, Street
Parties, all culminating in a Grand
Carnival Procession. Organised by
volunteers and supporting numerous
local charities, Hastings Old Town
Carnival week has become a fun week
for visitor and locals alike.
Eastbourne Seafront, BN21 4EE
Eastbourne, East Sussex
The award-winning Airbourne,
sponsored by Ginsters, celebrates 27
years of airshow excellence in 2019.
Attracting huge crowds, the free
airshow boasts a 2-mile flying display
line along Eastbourne seafront &
features the very best in military and
civilian aviation display teams!
RYE JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
St Marys Church, Rye.
2019 is the 8th year for the Rye Jazz
& Blues Festival. Some great headline
artists include the fantastic Richard
Thompson and Beverley Knight.
Along with ticketed events there will
be plenty of free outdoor music at our
dedicated outdoor performance stage
and below Rye Town Hall.
SUSSEX GUILD CRAFT SHOW
Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst,
East Sussex TN5 7HE
24th, 25th & 26th Aug, 10am - 5pm.
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.
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:
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
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
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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We know it can be hard for the older generations living alone,
and want to help people over 65 stay healthy and safe. With this
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There are many reasons you may be looking for short-term respite
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a community of 32 residents, who enjoy a variety of activities,
including live music, quizzes, and exercise sessions.
If your loved one decides to have a
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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
cools you down, but makes you look cool too. You want something exotic, something that transports you to a shaded
veranda with a view of a crystal blue ocean. You want one of our summer cocktails...
• 2 oz. silver tequila
• 1 oz. Cointreau
• 1 oz. lime juice
• coarse salt
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.
• 1 oz. Tanqueray gin
• 1 oz. Campari
• 1 oz. Cinzano Rosso Vermouth
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.
• 2 oz. white rum
• .5 oz. lime juice (squeezed fresh)
• 1 tsp. superfine sugar
• 3 mint leavesclub soda or seltzer
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.
• 2 oz. white rum
• .5 oz. French vermouth
• 1 oz. pineapple juice
• 1 dash grenadine
Shake ingredients well with cracked ice,
then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
• 2 oz. white rum
• 1/2 tsp. superfine sugar
• 1/2 oz. lime juice
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
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
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THE GOOD LIFE 2019
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Eastbourne Seniors Forum are delighted to
announce that this year’s Good Life event
celebrating Older Peoples Day will be taking
place on Thursday, 26th September 2019 at
the new, purpose built conference/exhibition
Centre – Welcome Building, Devonshire
Quarter, Carlisle Road, Eastbourne BN21 4BP
(next to the Winter Garden/Congress Theatre)
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
Leisure, Wellbeing, Home Technology, Health and
Beauty along with Professional Services – there is
something to interest everyone.
Visitor Entry is free, so do not miss out
on this annual event.
If you would like to exhibit at this event please
contact Shirley Davis on 01323 472167 or
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1066 Probus Club
Meets 1st Thursday morning
each month. 01424 423153
Age Concern Eastbourne
William & Patricia Venton
Tel : 01323 638474
Anderida Writers, E'bourne
Tel: Tony Flood 01323 471726
or Elizabeth Wright 01323
Arlington Arts Group
Thu eves, Arlington Village hall
Battle Lions Club
Tel : 0845 8335826
Battle Rotary Club
Battle Writers Group
Tel. Roy Chapman;
Bexhill Diabetes Support
Bexhill Floral Group
meets Manor Barn, 2.15 pm on
1st Thurs of the month.
Bexhill Harmony Ladies Choir
Meets Thu evenings 7pm
Little Common Methodist
Church, Church Hill Ave.
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
Bexhill & District Probus Club
Meets 4th Thu each month
Tel : 01424 552872
Bexhill Lions Club
Tel : 0845 8330591
Bexhill Model Railway Club
Tel :01424 225043
meet 4th Wednesday Evening
at the Bexhill Sailing Club Tel:
Bexhill Over 55 Club
45 Eversley Rd. Bexhill
Tel : 01424 212911
Bexhill Rotary Club
Bexhill Royal Air Forces Assoc.
01424 212916 or 01424
Bexhill Royal British Legion
co.uk 01424 212215
Bexhill Sailing Club
Tel: 01424 212906
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
Breathe Easy Bexhill
Supporting people with lung
conditions 077616 98423
Cercle Francais d’Eastbourne
once a month on Friday
7.15pm Tel: 01323 722256
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
Eastbourne Angling Club
E'bourne Area Epilepsy Grp
eaeg.org.uk 01323 504893
Eastbourne Lions Club
Tel : 0845 8332705
Eastbourne Dickens Fellowship
7pm, 1st Tues of each month
Crown & Anchor, Marine Parade.
01323 646659 or 471615
Eastbourne Gilbert & Sullivan
Eastbourne & District Old Time
Dancing Club 7.30 each Weds
Summerheath Hall Hailsham
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
E'bourne Photographic Soc.
E'bourne & District Philatelic Soc.
Meets each Thu at 7.30pm
St John Ambulance Brigade
HQ, Bourne St, Eastbourne.
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
Eastbourne Rotary Club
Eastbourne Seniors Club
Tel: 01323 728157
Eastbourne Seniors Forum
Tel: 01323 768868
Eastbourne & District Trade
48 Seaside, 01323 727703
Eastbourne & Wealden
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
phone 07570597149 evenings.
East Sussex Townswomen's
Guild Tel: 01424 753108 or
Eastbourne and District
Organisation) 2nd and 4th
Monday of the month
01323 769004 sigbi.org.uk
Friends of Eastbourne Hospital
Tel: 01323 438236
Hailsham Healthy Living Club
Methodist Hall every Tuesday
10am Tel Mary 01323 849038
Hailsham Horticultural Soc.
Wednesdays at the Sovereign
Harbour Yacht Club
4th Friday of each month
Unitarian Church, South
Hastings & E Sussex
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
Contact Sue Deeks
Hastings Model Railway Club
01424 754962 or 01424
Hastings and St Leonards
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
Tel. 01424 753684
Hastings & St. Leonards
Ladies Miniature Golf Club
Tues pm. White Rock Gdns.
Hastings Rotary Club
Hastings Scottish Country
Thursdays, 7.30pm, Arthur
Easton Centre, St Michaels
Hastings & St Leonards
Tel: 01424 430120
Hastings & St Leonards
Royal Air Forces Association
Tel: 01424 430250
Hastings & St Leonards
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
Hastings WW Social Club
Meet at EHSAA on the stade
Thu eves 8pm, Eunice Britten,
Sec - 01424 428694
Heathfield & District
Hooe Open Group (Ladies
Club) Tel Edna Wallis on
Ladies Friendship Club
Meet 1st Wed of the Month
Tel: 01424 848746
Lions Club of Hastings
Tel: 01424 435564
Little Common Horticultural
Society Meets 2nd Friday Each
month. Visit: www.lchs.co.uk
Little Common Morning
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
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
Polegate Twinning Assoc
For more information contact
or ring 01323 482329 or
Rotary Club of Senlac
Every Wednesday 7.00 for 7.30
at Cooden Beach Hotel
Contact 01424 272012
Rother Seniors Forum
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
Tel: Daliea Redman: 07737
Rye & District Lions Club
Rye Royal British Legion
Tel: 01797 222564
Seven Sisters Camera
Club, Meet 7.30pm
Mondays from 3 September.
Sidley Friendship Club
3rd Monday of each month
at All Saints Church Hall,
Sidley. For over 50s. Tel 01424
Silverhill Townswomens Guild
1st Monday of each month,
St Matthews Church Hall,
Silverhill, St Leonards Tel
Eastbourne's female harmony choir.
St Leonards Rotary Club
gmail.com. Wednesdays 6.00
for 6.30pm at The Royal Victoria
Sussex Opera and Ballet
Society Tel: 01323 749339
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.
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EAST SUSSEX HEALTH WALKS :
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
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.
Ashdown Forest: 10.30am various start points, see
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)
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
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
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
EASTBOURNE AGE CONCERN, WALKING FOR WELLNESS:
Eastbourne: Seafront walk starting at 10.30am at the Lifeboat
Museum opposite Carlisle Road.
Hampden Park: Starting at 10.30am, at the Lakeside Tea Chalet.
Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne: Starting at 10.30am outside
Bright Ideas in Sovereign Harbour. Three mile circular walk
finishing at a cafe.
Age concern also run monthly, seasonal walks find out more
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