ROYAL BRITISH LEGION: The local branch are preparing to launch this year’s Poppy Appeal, raising funds to help disabled ex-servicemen. Appeal organiser Pauline Turner, aided by a team of volunteers will be taking their collecting boxes selling poppies to houses from Norman’s Bay to Stone Cross and all in between, and boxes will be placed in shops, pubs, churches and other public buildings from now until early November. On Saturday 7th November the Annual Poppy Appeal Coffee Morning will be held in Westham Village Hall, from 10.00am to 12 noon. There will be stalls, several raffles,, a tombola and, of course, refreshments. On Wednesday 11th the Legion will take part in traditional Armistice Day service, beginning at 10.50am in the Memorial Garden at St Wilfrid’s Church, Pevensey Bay. At both these services two minutes silence will be observed and wreaths laid, honouring the memory of all who died in two world wars and all subsequent conflicts.
EMPTY BUILDINGS Still: no news on anything happening in Castle Cottage although the agents still list it as pending offer. Looks like it is going to be left derelict for another winter. Saw today English Heritage are at Battle Abbey opening up a staircase and building a platform on the roof of the Abbey Gatehouse to celebrate 2016 and the 950th anniversary of the Normans landing. Meanwhile where they did actually land at Pevensey the answer seems to be no funding is available.
In this week: in 1952 The Mint House received its Grade II listed status described as a ‘16th century timber framed building – the interior has wall paintings’ Will any of the medieval paintings have survived though? It is another building in the centre of Pevensey rapidly becoming derelict looking, together with Mint Cottage adjoining.
LABOUR PARTY: are holding a social gathering at The Bay Diner on 24th November between 7 and 9pm with over fifty members and supporters locally its hoped this will be an opportunity for everyone to meet each other. There is a possibility of future meetings including speakers, fundraising quizzes and more.
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