Gardeners’ Question Time to visit Hailsham after eight year wait

ONE OF the country’s favourite long-running radio shows is coming to Hailsham.

After an eight-year wait, BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time is visiting the town. John Henderson, chairman of Hailsham Horticultural Society, said he was ‘over the moon’ at the news.

The 78-year-old said, “We had to apply and have been waiting eight years for this and at long last we are there.

“I’m over the moon because I’ve been here for 13 years and when I joined the society they kept saying they would love to have them down here.

“The society was amazed and they were very enthusiastic about it.”

The team from Radio 4 will be coming to Hailsham Pavilion on Tuesday November 22 and the venue has been given over to Hailsham Horticultural Society for free.

The experts answer gardening questions from a live audience and the programme is recorded in a different location each week.

The society, which has been going since 1852 and today has around 60 members, is splitting proceeds from the event between itself and the Hailsham Old Pavilion Society, which is a charity.

There are around 200 seats available and tickets cost £2.50. Anyone who is interested should call Mr Henderson on 441120.

Tickets will be going on sale at the theatre at the end of October and the box office can be contacted on 841414.

On the day the audience will be admitted at 5.30pm and the recording will start at 6.30pm.