SEAFORD: Crypt refurbished

REFURBISHMENT work at the Crypt Gallery is now complete and will be followed up with two meetings to discuss its future next month.

The building, in Church Street, has been extended to incorporate the old Citizens Advice Bureau and there is now an entrance from Church Street and a large studio and workshop and modern kitchen.

Two special open meetings to discuss the vision for the gallery, including possible independence from council funding, have been arranged for people who have either supported or shown work at the Crypt in recent times.

These are due to take place on October 10 and 12 and more than 500 letters have been sent out in advance to supporters to get views on the outline plans and ideas.

Ralph Taylor, current acting chair of the Crypt Management Committee, said, “We would like to see the Crypt opened more often, making it even more accessible whilst at the same time showing a wider and more exciting range of arts.

“Although Seaford is blessed with beautiful natural attractions, regrettably our local historical attractions are sometimes overlooked and the new vision for the gallery and the important medieval undercroft seeks to address this.”

Brian Millar, one of the current volunteers, added, “I enjoy being a volunteer but we would like to see new people on the management committee who have fresh ideas and who can bring additional skills to the team.”

For more details on how to volunteer, or for a copy of the Crypt gallery vision, call Dawn Thompson at Seaford Town Council on 894870 or email