Down Your Way: Town Centre

ON WEDNESDAY evenings from 7 – 9pm in the Mansion Hotel Ballroom, following a very successful time in the Pevensey area, the ‘Voices Choir’ is extending its venue to Eastbourne and would welcome new members aged 20 or over to join them. They sing mostly rock and ‘military wives’ style music and is open to both male and female who like singing in a choir. No audition is necessary or an ability to read music. There is a cost of £5 per session to cover ballroom hire and music. For further details contact Dianne Kerry on 766914 or e-mail . From November practices will be held at the Lions Albany Hotel.

THE KING’s Centre, Edison Road will be open on Thursday next, October 18, from 2-4.30pm and 5.30-8pm for you to donate a pint of blood. Or you could book an appointment for a more convenient time on 0300 1232323.

ALSO on Thursday next (18th) the Eastbourne Stamp Club (ESDPS) will have a talk and exhibition of stamps on ‘Chile’ by Mr John Bushell.

ON SATURDAY , October 20 from 10-12noon former Johnny Dankworth Band pianist, Mike Hatchard will be presenting ‘something experimental’ at the Underground Theatre Coffee morning. On Sunday (21) the film ‘The Lady Eve’ starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fond will be showing. Admission£6.50 to include tea or coffee after the show. Advance tickets available at the coffee mornings, the TIC or at the door.

THE SALVATION Army Band and Songsters will be giving an evening of music and song on Saturday evening, October 20, in the Methodist Church Hall, Langney Road at 7.30pm. The proceeds are for the Children’s Charity ‘Action for Children’ (formerly ‘National Children’s Home’) which runs a ‘Mother’s and Babies’ Home in Eastbourne. Please give ‘Dr Who’ a miss and support this fine Christian Brass Band and Choir in their effort for Charity.

ON MONDAY, October 22, Mr R. Turner from the ‘Food Bank’ will be describing the work it does with those in need, to the members of Upperton United Reformed Church, Watts Lane. For details of time contact Jill Green on 416248.

ON TUESDAY, October 23rd members of the Friendship Hour that meets in Central Methodist Church Hall, Langney Road, will be having an afternoon of music from 2.30pm. A welcoming cup of tea is served from 2pm and is open to all.

THE EASTBOURNE Local History Society will hearing about ‘The Secret Sussex Radio Network’ from Stewart Angel, at their meeting in St. Saviour’s Church Hall, South Street at 7.30pm on October 23. Visitors and guests are welcome to attend on payment of £1.

ON WEDNESDAY, October 24, Pam Vieler will be relating her experiences after the War, to members of the Saffron’s Ladies Club at 10am in St. Saviour’s Church Hall, South Street. Visitors are most welcome on payment of £1 and coffee is available for a small charge. There is a Sales Table and Raffle to help defray expenses of the speakers and administration.

ON SATURDAY, October 27 the Eastbourne Rambling Club have arranged a 4 ½ mile ramble to The Other Four Sisters. Meet at East Dean Car Park at 10am. It is advisable to catch the 12A bus at 9.37am from Terminus Road to East Dean. The ramble will finish at 12.30pm to coincide with a return bus to Eastbourne.

THE EASTBOURNE Beachy Head Marathon takes place on Saturday, October 27, over 26 miles of Sussex Countryside, beginning at Duke’s Drive. There is an entry fee, with many participants raising money for local charities through sponsorship. If you have not yet arranged allocation of your sponsorship money, please consider the ‘Action for Children’ Charity as their Mother’s and Babies Home is in urgent need of support. The Home helps homeless, young unmarried mothers to live independently and the fathers are encouraged to live in the unit as well, so helping to bring up the baby in a family atmosphere. For a sponsorship form contact Selina Goldsmith on 01622 693692 or