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DINING TRAINS: At Spa Valley Railway. Luncheon train tomorrow, Saturday. Contact Spa Valley Railway via website www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk or telephone 01892 537715.

POLEGATE OAKS: Miniature Railway now open to the public on first and third Sundays each month from 2pm to 5pm at William Daly fields, Brightling Road, Polegate. Donations to ride. Sat nav nearest post code BN26 5AY. Contact the secretary on 07528480371. www.padmec.org.uk

LOCAL HISTORY: Polegate and Willingdon Local History Society next meet today, Friday, when our talk is Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace. We meet at St Johns Church Hall, doors open at 6.30pm meeting starts at 7pm to 9pm. Visitors welcome.

MID SUMMER FETE: Tomorrow, Saturday, on Lower Willingdon Triangle. Open from 1pm to 6pm. Local traders, many stalls, food stall, local history quiz, kids fancy dress, dog shows, tombola, bouncy castle, hog roast, fire and rescue, face painting, brass band, bake off, plants, Polefitr, Zumba and Karate. In aid of two local charities, Children with Cancer Polegate and JPK Project.

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW: The history of Lower Willingdon? Come and try the local quiz in the British Queen at Maureen’s Choice bookstall. Tomorrow, Saturday, afternoon from 1pm to 5 pm. On sale are local history books published by Eastbourne Local History Society.

COFFEE MORNING: The coffee morning tomorrow, Saturday, in the lounge at Polegate Commnity Centre, is hosted by Polegate Scouts. All welcome from 10am to noon.

SHOW: Polegate Gardeners Show is tomorrow, Saturday, in the hall at Polegate Community Centre from 2pm to 4pm. All welcome. On Saturday June 27, the coffee morning will be hosted by Neighbourhood Watch.

WALKS: Tomorrow, Saturday, Roundabout From Maynards Green, 5 miles with Jan S. Meet at Maynards Green school bus stop 9.50am GR 582186 bus 51, 8.50am Terminus Road stop H. Return buses half hourly leader at start. Or, Trains and Planes, 9 miles with Pat B. Meet at Beach Green Car Park Shoreham Beach 10am GR 212046 Map Exp 122. Downland walking and metaled tracks. On Sunday, North of Worlds End, 7.5 miles with Graham T. Meet bus 51, 9.40am Terminus Road to the Mill, Horsebridge. Walk starts at 10.15am GR 580112, dry lunch at Gun Hill, pub nearby. Street parking at the Mill, leader joining at Church Street. On Saturday June 27 a 2.5 mile walk with Jennie C. Meet at Birling Gap NT car park at 10.55am. Bus 13X 10.36am Terminus Road, Stand J to Birling Gap. One short incline, coffee at NT café.

GUIDED WALK: ELHS guided walk around Hampden Park, June 24, please contact Maureen on 485971, or email maureencopping@yahoo.co.uk for more details. Also contact me for proposed excursion to Spa Valley Railway, in July.

MARKET: Any age groups can visit Trinity Community Market, held at Trinity Church Hall, Coppice Avenue, Lower Willingdon. This market is not just for OAPS as one local politician seems to think. We are open to all age groups, especially young mums. Visit our various stalls on Wednesday morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm. If you would like to book a stall contact Wendy on 489002 email wendyandterrybrown@gmail.com

CONCERT: The Silver Jubilee Concert to be given by The Downland Singers at St Andrews United Reformed Church, Blackwater Road, Eastbourne, in June has now been rescheduled for Saturday August 1.

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