Down Your Way: Stone Cross, Westham and Hankham - April 25

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STONE Cross Mill Trust has a Spring fair in Westham Village Hall on Saturday, April 28, 10am-noon. Besides the normal stalls, there will be a jewellery stall, hand-knitted goods, special football tombola with grand prizes, stall with plants, bird tables and bird food and all this in aid of the Mill.

Entrance, 50p, includes tea/coffee and biscuits. The Mill stall will have souvenirs and stone ground flour for sale.

THE Eastbourne Organ and Keyboard Club has a normal Tuesday evening event on May 1. Doors open 6.30pm and the show starts 7.30pm. Ian Griffin and Rosalie Birchmoreln will be in concert. Refreshments are always available. Entrance is £4 for members,£6 visitors. Further details from either Charles on 762411 or Peter on 731514

FOR those who have been watching for work to be completed at Stone Cross Mill, the Trust is happy to say the tower has now been sand blasted and washed down and only waiting for Sussex Blast Cleaning to come back (when time permits) to seal the surface and then paint it.

Work is still continuing on the construction of a new fanstage walkway: the old one was so rotten it was dangerous to use.

In the past, it was always difficult to get to the various mechanisms, so the new one has been designed to enable parts of it to be removed for easy access. The cap has been completely recovered with red cedar wood, an expensive item but at least it will stand the ravages of time and the weather better than the last covering did. Ideally, the cap should be covered with lead but the expense is far too much for the Trust to even try to afford.

ON Thursday, April 26. there is a Westham Evening WI meeting in the Village Hall at 7.30pm with a talk about Beekeeping by Ann Ford. All members welcome.

IF YOU are one of those who wear sa hearing aid, I am sure you know there is a regular NHS Hearing and Batteries meeting on the second Saturday and last Friday of each month. On the second Saturday, the service is at Kamsons Pharmacy in Mimram Road, Stone Cross, 10.15am to 11.15am, while the Friday is 3pm-4pm in St Wilfrid’s Hall, Pevensey Bay. If you are attending either you should take your book along for signature.

HAVE you ever heard of Qigong? No, nor had I until I found out the ancient practice of Qigong (means cultivating energy) aligns breath, movement and awareness for exercise, healing and meditation.

With roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts and philosophy, Qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance Qi. Qigong practice involves rhythmic breathing co-ordinated with slow stylised repetition of fluid movements with a calm mindful state. It is practiced throughout China and worldwide. Meetings are held in St Luke’s Church and Parish Centre in Stone Cross every Thursday, 8.15pm-9.15pm - all ages and abilities are welcome.

For comfort take a blanket and a pillow. Classes are under the instruction and care of Nick Neter, MRSS who is a Shiatsu Practitioner and Qigong Teacher.


Tel: 01323 760547