DOWN YOUR WAY (July 24th):Stone Cross

SHORT MAT BOWLS. This increasingly popular sport takes place at Stone Cross Memorial Hall where the Stone Cross Short Mat Bowls Club meet on Thursdays from 2pm-4pm and 7.30pm-9.30pm. This club is very well supported, especially for the afternoon session, but there are places available in the evening. You don’t have to be an experienced bowler, just go along and you will be welcome - £1.50 per session. For more details call 01323 763221 or 01323 763246.

THE Eastbourne and District Branch of the REME Association held its last monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 18, in the function room of the Red Lion in Stone Cross. Meetings are on the third Wednesday each month, 7.30pm, when members discuss items of interest and catch up with matters concerning the Corps.

The meeting was updated on the latest reductions in Army strength and how it will affect REME. The Association is always pleased to welcome ex-members of the Corps. All are encouraged to bring their wives along.

The Branch is especially keen to contact any ex-members as October 1 this year celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Corps being formed in 1942 and a celebratory dinner is planned. For further details call the Branch chairman on 01323 760547.

WHIST is played in the Harris Room in Stone Cross Memorial Hall every Wednesday, 7pm-9pm. No expertise needed, just go along and enjoy this very social game – no “post mortems” just a gathering of friendly people who enjoy the game. The cost is £1.50, more information on 01323 763246.

WESTHAM Evening WI next meet in Westham Village Hall on Thursday, July 26, starting 7.30pm when members will be able to enjoy a talk entitled “A Policeman’s Lot” given by Neil Sadler.