DOWN YOUR WAY: Pevensey and Pevensey Bay

OLYMPIC month and time to get involved in the games. Not the running, jumping and riding ones but more leisurely pursuits like bagatelle, skittles and darts.

On Wednesday, July 18, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at St Wilfrid’s hall, Wealden Senior Citizens Partnership has an indoor games day. A £2 entry fee gets you refreshments too and there may be help in getting there for the less mobile. Call Carol on 01825 762934.

ON Thursday, July 19, at 2pm at the Ethel Wood Hall, Pevensey Dreamers have hobbies, handicrafts and games. And on Tuesday, July 24, at 2.30pm, Anderida WI will hear about ‘Smuggling and Latest Developments’ from Derrick Fulford at St Wilfrid’s hall.

APOLOGIES to Eastbourne roofing expert Eddie Mclean for spelling his name wrong last week. Not the first time a writer has got a name wrong. I remember Judge Claude Duveen sitting at Slough telling a stroppy juvenile defendant: ‘If you don’t behave in my court I will allow the press to publish your name! And they’ll spell it all wrong!’

ON Friday, for the fifth year running, Neil McLaren and his group of talented and internationally-acclaimed professional musicians will be at St Nicolas Church to entertain and enthrall. Alison Bury, violin, Catherine Rimer, ‘cello, and Tom Foster, harpsichord, with Neil, on flute, will re-create the atmosphere of the ‘Sans Souci’ palace in the mid-18th century with a performance, by candlelight, of J S Bach’s “Musical Offering”.

You are invited to bring a picnic in the churchyard from 7pm. Wine and soft drinks will be available, and entry to the concert is £10. You can pay at the door, but call 764449 to reserve your places.

THIS year’s St Nic’s Summer Draw, with a £100 1st prize, will be launched at the concert and carried on throughout the Festival Weekend until the concert on August 29 when there’ll be a ceremonial drawing of the lucky tickets. Draw tickets will be on sale at the Fete (in addition there will be a general raffle with the usual small prizes).

As in previous years members of both congregations will be asked to sell 10 tickets at £1 each, to be distributed, in envelopes, in mid July. If you have any queries call Gill Visick on 764449.

PEVENSEY Area Gardeners Club has a Jubilee Cream Tea with entertainment by the Glen Chorale on Saturday. July 14. at St Wilfrid’s Hall, Pevensey Bay, starting 3pm. Get in the mood by wearing red, white and blue. Tickets are £2.50, from Denise on 763163 or Patricia on 741930.

SPECTACULAR flowers, and vegetables as well as cookery and photography will be on display at Pevensey Area Gardeners Annual Show, at St Wilfrids Hall, Pevensey Bay, on Saturday ,August. 18. Doors open 1.30pm and it costs nothing to get in. There is always a hot cuppa and piece of cake available.

VILLAGE in Bloom is upon us with judging taking place until Friday, sponsored by our Parish Council. Good news is entrants in the business and community classes will have a better chance because as sponsor, the winner for the last two years has been barred from entering!

YOU won’t recognize the ballast ship Sospan Dau when she comes to recharge the beach later this year. She’s had a bulbous prow fitted for efficient sailing. And yes it is a strange name for a ship. Sospan Dau is Welsh for Saucepan Two.