Talk looks at film actors from war

The next in the series of East Blatchington Lectures will be on Tuesday, July 1, and has the intriguing title Reel to Real Heroes – about actors at war and, in particular, the propaganda films that were made during the second world war.

It will be given by Karen McCreedy, a keen student of films, and a prolific writer for various publications.

Her subjects will include such productions as F for Freddie and Went the Day Well? which played their parts in Britain’s film industry during the war.

And she will mention one particularly favourite star, James Stewart, who had a distinguished flying career during the war, seeing action in England and on the Continent. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and also the Croix de Guerre.

Karen’s talk will be illustrated by stills from various films.

As usual, this will be at St Peter’s Church in Belgrave Road, Seaford, and is open to everyone.

It starts at 2.30pm.

Tickets are £5, including refreshments, available on the door, or from the Seaford estate agents Newberry Tully.