Down Your Way: Old Town

THE September meeting of the Sussex Wildlife Trust, Eastbourne Group, is at the Victoria Baptist Church, Eldon Road, on Thursday (September 20), 7.30pm. There will be an illustrated talk on ‘Badgers’ by wildlife photographer David Plummer. David has acquired a considerable knowledge and insight of these appealing animals. The admission charge is £2 for SWT members and £3 non-members

There is a large car park at the church and it should be noted for security reasons the entrance door to the church will be locked shortly after the start time so please arrive in good time. Visitors are welcome - contact the secretary, John East, on 01323 506540 or 07704 839573 or by e-mail

WOULD you would like to know more about the historic Old Town of Eastbourne?Find out more about the history and stories of some of the people who lived and founded this community. Meet outside the Lamb Inn, High Street at 2.30pm (or inside, if wet!) on Sunday, September 23, for a 90-minute stroll around some of the oldest streets, led by local storyteller Derek Legg. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 30 - so pre-booking is essential. Donations are welcome. Contact Derek on or 01323 735970.

THE Little Theatre at Cavendish School, Eldon Road, has a new drama club every Saturday morning at 9.30am. It is entitled ‘Bright Young Things’ and will focus on a new technique each week, from writing and devising, to physical and mask work and everything in between. The cost is £6 per 2 hour session. Visit for more information.

EASTBOURNE Storytellers next meeting is on Wednesday September 26 from 7.30pm at The Drive Pub, Victoria Drive. This month’s theme for the first part of the meeting will be under the overall heading of ‘The Ten Commandments’ and entitled ‘Open Gods’, The theme can be interpreted as freely or directly as tellers wish and are really just ‘jumping off points’. After a short break, tellers will be free to tell whatever takes their fancy and everyone is welcome, listeners and tellers alike. Free entry. Deytai;ls from John Goddard on or leave a message on 01323 644206.