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WEATHERMAN Michael Fish is guest speaker at a lunch tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Langham Hotel, Royal Parade, noon for 12.30pm. He will speak about his life both on and off screen. Bookings need to be made as soon as possible on 731451.

THE NHS Retirement Fellowship has a Time Walk around Eastbourne, if fine, starting at 10am on Thursday, September 13, when 12 clocks will be encountered. Meet at the entrance to Eastbourne Library and finish at Fiestra Bistro for coffee. For more details call Derek on 735714.

THERE is a whist drive in St Augustine’s Hall of Christ Church on Thursday, September 13, starting 2pm. The cost is £2.50 per person. More details from Gladys on 720885.

ESK Gardening Club meets on Thursday, September 13, for one-to-one gardening advice from a team of experts, who will be happy to answer all your queries about plants and garden related issues. Meetings are at the Garden Centre in Courtlands Road, 5.30pm-8pm. The club is free to join and meets every Thursday in the summer for talks, demonstrations and workshops. Members also receive a 10% discount on plants from Monday-Friday. To join, call 722922, visit the website www.eskplants.co.uk for an online application form, or speak to a member of staff at the centre.

THE RNLI, local branch, meets on Friday, September 14, when Mark Sampson will speak about the River Thames. Meetings are in the West Dean Suite of the Langham Hotel, 10am-10.30am, and admission is £1 which includes a raffle ticket - tea and coffee available. Non members are welcome - further details from Derek Legg on 735970.

THE FIRST World War will be the subject of a talk The Quick and The Dead by Richard Van Emden at the Redoubt Fortress on Saturday, September 15, at 2.30pm. The cost is £12.50 for adults, £10 concession for senior citizens, students and under 16s. Richard Van Emden has been involved in several television programmes about the Great War and interviewed 270 veterans to obtain first hand stories for his many best selling books. Richard will speak about the war, what happened to relatives left at home, and how their experiences influenced future generations. Tickets available from the Redoubt Museum reception or on 410300.

A FIFTIES Night is the next social and fundraising event at Christ Church and will be held in St Augustine’s Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday, September 15. This will be a nostalgic evening when a variety of speakers will share reminiscences of theatre, cinema, television, music, adverts, wireless, the food, the Royal Family, the fashions, and life in general in the 1950s. Tickets at £8, which will include ploughman’s supper and 1950s style pudding of fruit in jelly, can be booked with Meg on 487229. Places must be booked by Thursday September 13.