Down Your Way: Town Centre

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TONIGHT (Tuesday) the Eastbourne Local History Society has a talk by Anthony Vent on a rail tour from Bexhill to Bombay, in St. Saviour’s Church Hall, South Street at 7.30pm.

TOMORROW (Wednesday) members of the Saffron Ladies Club will learn about ‘Finger Prints’ at their meeting at 10am in the same venue. Visitors welcome. Next week the speakers will be Geoff and Irene Green on the subject of the work of ‘Open Doors’. This is free for all.

ON SATURDAY, September 29, the Eastbourne Rambling Club has a five-mile leisurely ramble through Friston Forest. Meet at 10am at Exceat visitor centre. Also a two-and- a-half mile Belle Tout Circular walk will take place at 10am. Meet at Birling Gap car park. Free parking is available in the field opposite. There will be a coffee stop at Birling gap Hotel. On Sunday there is a 10 mile ramble from East Dean car park at 10am for a ‘Downland and Upland View’. A dry lunch is available if required.

‘NAKED VOICES’ are presenting unaccompanied ancient and modern vocals at the Underground Theatre, Grove Road, on Saturday 10am-noon. From Friday, October 5, 10am-4pm an Art Exhibition by children’s book illustrator David Armitage will be on display in the foyer each Friday and Saturday until November.

ST.WILFRID’S Hospice advises that a new ‘white and furniture’ goods shop has been opened in Moy Avenue. Any donations of unwanted furniture would be very welcome as ever-increasing demand means more donations are necessary; collection could be arranged by calling 418424.

IF YOU have difficulty accessing the library, a home library service may be the answer. This has a wide selection of books including fiction, biographies, travel or romance. Books on cassettes are also available. Call 0345 50196 to register or to find out more details.

THE ST. John’s Guild for the Blind provides midweek entertainment and worship for visually impaired Christians of all denominations on the first Wednesday of the month. These take place either at the Blind Centre, Longstone Road or at St. Luke’s Church, Stone Cross where a short service to include Communion is held. Willing drivers are being sought to ferry folk to and from the meetings. If you can help, or want to know more, contact Christine Mullen on 840672.

‘SHARED LIVES’ have launched a new scheme that offers an alternative to the services already given to older people with memory problems or who live with dementia. The scheme will now help people to stay in their own homes and participate in their interests or hobbies. This will be with support from a another helper and tailored to individual needs, thereby giving respite to the person’s own carer. For more details call Social Care on 738390.

TO MARK the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible copies were sent to every primary and secondary school in Britain funded by donations from Lord Harris, founder of ‘Carpetright’ and Lord Fink, Conservative Party treasurer. The Education Secretary was concerned at the number of Bibles in warehouses and approached various donors to pay the cost of distributing them to schools.