DOWN YOUR WAY (July 17th): Pevensey & Pevensey Bay)

HOPE you enjoyed Smugfest at the Smugglers on Saturday, the event which stands in for Pevfest, the once highly popular event that died in scenes of boozing and violence a year ago. Pevfest boasted 50 bands playing in pubs around Pevensey and Pevensey Bay. However, by 5pm there were people walking the streets with beer cans and vodka bottles and the atmosphere had changed. Police attended and made two arrests. The Bay Hotel also closed its doors because of the trouble.

Smugfest booked a bouncy castle, an outside bar and BBQ, several bands outside and, in the evening, Sticks and Stones in the bar. This column went to bed before it started – but I hope the weather held fine.

REMINDER for bagatelle, skittles and darts fanatics. Tomorrow, between 1.30pm and 4.30pm at St Wilfrid’s hall is Wealden Senior Citizens Partnership indoor games day. Your £2 entrance gets you refreshments, too, and there may be help in getting there for the less mobile. Call Carol on 01825 762934.

AND on Thursday at 2pm at the Ethel Wood hall, Pevensey Dreamers have fun with hobbies, handicrafts and games.

NEXT Tuesday (July 24) at 2.30pm Anderida WI will hear about Smuggling and Latest Developments from Derrick Fulford at St Wilfrid’s hall.

MORE Dreamers fun on Thursday also at the Ethel Wood. Be ready to put the legs on your coleoptera to win at the Beetle Drive at 2pm. Entrance is £1 for members, £2 visitors and guests ,including the usual delightful refreshments. Sheila has more details on 763750.