Polegate

COFFEE MONRNING: The coffee morning tomorrow, Saturday, at Polegate Community Centre, is hosted by Byways Cat Care. All welcome in the lounge from 10am to noon.

WALKS: Tomorrow, Saturday, Autumn Tints, 2.5 miles with Marjorie B. Meet at Exceat Visitor Centre, 10am, bus 12, 9.43am Terminus Road stand J to Seven Sisters Part Centre, finish at noon. Bring own drink leader at start. Or a longer walk, Blackberry Time Again, 4.5 miles with Graham. Meet at Rectory Close, East Hoathly at church car park 10.05am GR 519161 bus 54, 9.08am Terminus Road stand H. Refreshments at Blackberry Farm. Mainly level fields and woods, 11 stiles. Leader on bus. On Sunday, Around Catsfield, 9 miles with Pat B. Meet at the Avenue, 9.30am walk starts at Catsfield Village Community Centre car park 10.15am. Leader at start.

SPA VALLEY: Events on this Heritage Railway include visits by Thomas the Tank Engine and friends on A Day Out, October 3, 4, 10 and 11, with a new format. Also on October 17 and 18 Thumpers, Shunters and Brake Vans; October 23 and 24, Autumn Diesel Gala, along with the fifth annual beer and cider festival with West Kent CAMRA. Not forgetting Halloween Surprises. www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk telephone 01892 537715.

TRAINS RUNNING: At Polegate Oaks on Sundays October 4 and 18. Our miniature trains are in the William Daily Recreation Ground, www.padmec.org.uk open from 2pm to 5pm. We accept party bookings. Donations to ride. Contact secretary on 07528480371. www.padmec.org.uk

BOOKS: Copies of the book Polegate Past, are now available from Maureen’s Choice, telephone 485971 or email maureencopping@yahoo.co.uk or pick up a copy at Trinity Willingdon Market on Wednesday mornings from 9.30am to noon at Trinity Church Hall, Lower Willingdon.

SOCIAL BINGO: Monday night in the Henry Twine Hall, at Polegate Community Centre. We have a new caller, Carmen, meeting starts at 7.15pm. All welcome.

CARPENTER NEEDED: For Polegate Drama Group. Please telephone Jim Dobell on 483082 for more details.

LOCAL HISTORY: Afternoon meeting for Eastbourne Local History Society on Tuesday 6, Suntrap of the South, by Alan Hodges. All welcome. Doors open at 1.30pm, meeting starts at 2pm, at St Saviours and St Peters Church Hall, South Street, Eastbourne.

INDOOR BOWLS: Come and play on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons 1.30pm to 4.30pm at Polegate Community Centre. Call our secretary Tony 760846 for info, or just pop along. It’s for all ages.

ART EXHIBITION: On Saturday October 10 presented by Polegate Sketching and Painting Group, in the Henry Twine Hall from 9.30am to 1pm. All welcome.

BOOT FAIR: Polegate Community Association are holding a fund raising indoor boot fair, able sale, commencing on Sunday October 11 at Polegate Community Centre from 10am to 2pm. Tables cost £7 and set up is at 8.30am. To book a table please contact Pat on 489687. There will be held on a monthly basis.

ANNUAL MILLS TALK: By Peter Hill on Sunday October 11, at Polegate Windmill. The mill is open from 2pm to 5pm.

MEN’S SOCIETY: The next meeting at St Johns Church is on Monday October 12 when our speaker for the afternoon is Petrina Mayson on Now Charity Furniture Now. Tea from 2.30pm meeting starts at 3pm. Our coffee mornings are on the second Friday of the month at St Johns Church Hall, from 10am to 11.30am.

HISTORY GROUP: Polegate and Willingdon Local History Society next meet on Friday October 16 when we will hear the story of Edith Cavel. Doors open at 6.30pm, visitors welcome. Meeting starts at 7pm. More info from Margaret on 484293.

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