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Barley Sugar has teamed up with Heaths Butchers of Old Town

Barley Sugar are pleased to announce that they have now teamed up with Heaths Butchers of Green Street, Old Town and are now selling fresh local meats in their deli in Meads Street.
As well as a daily selection of local farm meats, chicken and local game, they will also be stocking Mr Heaths homemade sausages and home cured bacon.
The shop can also order any meat in any quantity for collection the very next morning.
And the best news is that the prices have all been set to be in direct competition with the supermarkets prices, so most items are not only from local farms, but also a similar, or better price than the supermarkets.

Please feel free to pop into the shop to take a look, find out more or discuss your requirements.

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Some people left their car in the long-term parking at Windsor while away, and someone broke into the car. Using the information on the car's registration in the glove compartment, they drove the car to the people's home in Essex and robbed it. So I guess if we are going to leave the car in long-term parking, we should NOT leave our registration/insurance cards in it, nor the remote garage door opener. This gives us something to think about with all our new electronic technology.

2. GPS:
Someone had their car broken into while they were at a hockey game. Their car was parked on the green which was adjacent to the arena and specially allotted to hockey fans. Things stolen from the car included a garage door remote control, some money and a GPS which had been prominently mounted on the dashboard. When the victims got home, they found that their house had been ransacked and just about everything worth anything had been stolen. The thieves had used the GPS to guide them to the house. They then used the garage remote control to open the garage door and gain entry to the house. The thieves knew the owners were at the hockey game, they knew what time the game was scheduled to finish and so they knew how much time they had to clean out the house. It would appear that they had brought a truck to empty the house of its contents. Something to consider if you have a GPS - don't put your home address in it. Put a nearby address (like a store or gas station) so you can still find your way home if you need to, but no one else would know where you live if your GPS were stolen.

I never thought of this! This lady has now changed her habit of how she lists names on her cell phone after her handbag was stolen. Her handbag, which contained her cell phone, credit card, wallet, etc., was stolen. Twenty minutes later when she called her hubby, from a pay phone telling him what had happened, hubby says, "I received your text asking about our PIN number and I replied a little while ago." When they rushed down to the bank, the bank staff told them all the money was already withdrawn. The thief had actually used the stolen cell phone to text "hubby" in the contact list and got hold of the PIN. Within 20 minutes he had withdrawn all the money from their bank account.

Moral of this story a. Do not disclose the relationship between you and the people in your contact list. Avoid using names like Home, Honey, Hubby, Sweetheart, Dad, Mum, etc. b. And, very importantly, when sensitive info is being asked through texts, CONFIRM by calling back. c. Also, when you're being texted by friends or family to meet them somewhere, be sure to call back to confirm that the message came from them. If you don't reach them, be very careful about going places to meet "family and friends" who text you.

A lady went grocery-shopping at a local mall and left her purse sitting in the child seat of the cart while she reached something off a shelf. Wait till you read the WHOLE story! Her wallet was stolen, and she reported it to the store personnel. After returning home, she received a phone call from the Mall Security to say that they had her wallet and that although there was no money in it, it did still hold her personal papers. She immediately went to pick up her wallet, only to be told by Mall Security that they had not called her. By the time she returned home again, her house had been broken into and burgled. The thieves knew that by calling and saying they were Mall Security, they could lure her out of her house long enough for them to burgle it.

Meads Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator: Roy D Peacock
*PLEASE PASS THESE ON Even if none of them pertain to you, please let your family and friends know so they don't get caught in a scam.

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The Co-Op is going to undergo a complete refurbishment.

From the 23rd Feb for one week, there will on site night works meaning the shop will close at 5.30pm for the first three nights, then business as usual that week.

From the 2nd to 15th March, it's business as usual though there will be some disruption as a goods lift will be installed. All this will take place during 7am to 7pm hours.

From the 16th to 23rd March the shop and the Post Office will be closed while there's a complete shop refit - shelves, refrigeration and 'kiosk'.

The official launch day will be on Friday 27th March.

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A Chorus Of Disapproval

EODS Productions proudly present
Alan Ayckbourn’s
“A Chorus Of Disapproval”
at The Royal Hippodrome Theatre

Wednesday 25th Feb – Saturday 28th Feb 2015.
Audience’s love a play within a play, and no more so than this hilarious comedy!
Guy, a shy widower, attempts to escape loneliness by joining P.A.L.OS (Pendon Amateur Light Operatic Society) who are staging a production of John Gay’s “The Beggar’s Opera”.
By accident rather than by design (in fact, by not saying "no" to anything, be it a request to obtain confidential information from his company or an offer of illicit sex) he advances from a small part to the lead.

As the play progresses Ayckbourn skilfully draws parallels between 'The Beggars Opera' and the real life “goings on” of these wannabe actors.
It’s a show packed with classic tunes, emotional drama, romantic rivalry and petty small town politics – not to mention laugh out loud comedy!! Performances Nightly @ 7.30pm (Matinee Saturday 28th Feb @ 2.30pm)
Tickets: £13 (Concessions £10) Call 01323 412000 or visit the Royal Hippodrome and Congress Theatre box offices
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Tea Dance


Afternoon tea, cakes, sandwiches, coffee, and tea, a local dancer coming to give dance lessons.
To commemoration WW1, waltz and Charleston, all profits to the British Legion!
Raffle tickets available and music throughout the day!
Tickets are £6 at the door on the day or email ignite events at Email:;
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Focus-Group Based Upon Student Impacts in Eastbourne

My name is Philippa Larkin and I am currently undertaking a dissertation focusing on whereabouts in Eastbourne students of Brighton University from the Eastbourne campus are located and to determine the perceived impacts of students on the town from different stakeholders.

I would like to meet with some Meads residents in order to understand how residents living in student areas feel about student impacts in Eastbourne. The focus-group will take no longer than 30 minutes and participants are welcome to stop participating at any time and will not be asked reasons for withdrawing. There are no risks in participating and at no point will I ask for any names. There is no reward for participating, however, you will receive course credit and any answers from this focus-group used in my dissertation will be referenced as Meads residents. The results will be written up in student projects and possibly scientific journals.

With my dissertation I am hoping to raise awareness of the positive and negative impacts of students upon Eastbourne. I am going to send the published results to several parties including the University of Brighton and would therefore invite any feedback residents would like to provide. If you wish me to undertake this focus-group please let me know which date and time suits you most.

I look forward to hearing from you,
Philippa Larkin

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Has your child lost a small 'green cat' toy lately?
I found it on the pavement in Milnthorpe Road at around 16.45pm this evening - Tuesday 16th December.
If so, I would be happy to return it to you.
Please contact Mrs H. Tel *********** (no answerphone).
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N.H.S.HEARING AID MAINTENANCE and Battery Replacement Service at St. Johns Hall, Meads Street.

After the last Friday in November there will be further sessions on
Friday 12th December2014 and
Friday 9th January 2015 because
Volunteers will then resume with the Last Friday in January 2015 until further notice.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Concentus Choir

Concentus Sings Christmas

Come and participate in a wonderfully entertaining Christmas concert featuring an enthusiastic choir who have been making music together for the last 10 years.
The programme features a wide variety of pieces including both modern and traditional songs and carols - audience participation expected! Concentus continue to build on their well deserved reputation of providing highly professional and vocally diverse performances.
This choir works hard in practice to shine in its performances which are always fun filled too!
St Saviours and St Peters Church,
South St, Eastbourne
Saturday 20th December at 4pm.
Tickets £10 (£5 for under 16’s) from the Eastbourne Tourist office, from Evelyn (01323 643358) or on the door.
Visit our website
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Friends of the Eastbourne Hospitals

Christmas Coffee Morning

The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital are holding a Christmas Coffee Morning at St Johns Parish Hall in Meads Street on Saturday 8th November 2014 from 10 am - 12 noon to raise funds to provide equipment for the Acute Stroke Unit at the Eastbourne DGH.
Why not start your Christmas shopping early? There will be lots of stalls including Gifts, Cakes Savouries & Preserves, Cards, Jewellery, Patchwork, Festive Silk Flower Arrangements and Stamps.
Suggestion donation of £1 to include a coffee and a mince pie! Why not meet some friends and make a morning of it?
Call 01323 438236 for more details or email the Friends Office on Email:

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Friends of the Eastbourne Hospitals

Exhibition and Sale of Local Art - Friends of the Eastbourne Hospital

On Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th October 10 am - 4 pm the Friends Autumn Art Exhibition is being held at St Andrews School, Meads Street.
Free admission.
Come and see approximately 250 pictures on display. At 2.30 pm on Saturday 25th Nick Englefield will be giving a painting demonstration - come along and be inspired.
All funds raised will go to the Acute Stroke Unit at the Eastbourne DGH.

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NEW - Yoga for All in Meads!

Every Friday, 6.30-7.30pm, with Jenny Mace at the Eastbourne Clinic of Natural Medicine, 69 Meads Road.

Silencing, Soothing, Strengthening, Stretching, Softening, Serving - A local space for your authentic practice.

£7 each session or £35 for a continuous block of 6 weeks.

0789 679 3332,
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Dear All,
I have been asked by Roy Peacock (local Neighbourhood Watch and Panel) to circulate the attached letter from Sussex Police. It occurs to me that it might be a good idea for traders to collate a log of any incidents so would ask you to advise Roy and myself should anything untoward happen in the future.

It seems efforts to further delay the closure of NatWest have been in vain and the doors will be permanently shut as from today. Thanks for your help with the petition etc but it seems we have lost this battle.

Hope you all had a busy summer and wish you brisk trading in the run-up to Meads Magic and Christmas.
Kind regards,

Sussex Police Letter

Advertise free on ' The Meads Website ' Add your news to this page       Friday 19 September 2014 10:59


Roy Peacock, Neighbourhood Watch Ward Co-Ordinator for Meads has asked me to pass on an invitation from Jessica Fay at Brighton University:

With the upcoming year of University fast approaching we hope you can join us on Sunday 21st September 2 - 5pm for an Afternoon Tea at The Starting Gate (Student Union Bar, located on the Welkin Halls site in the Bishopsbourne building), for the residents of Meads. We hope for a pleasant afternoon of great company and catching up.

Please could you pass this e-mail on to those who attend the residents meetings as well as any residents you feel would enjoy attending.
Also if there are any dietary requirements if they could contact myself and I will pass the message along.
Looking forward to seeing you again,

Kind regards
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Coast Counselling - home visits available

People seek counselling for a variety of reasons, perhaps to address a particular issue or for personal growth and development. We deal with a wide range of presenting issues - these may be recent or something you have carried with you for many years. We will not judge you - we offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore what you are experiencing.
All of our Counsellors are fully qualified and Registered Member MBACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Their registered status can be checked via the online BACP Register.

Home visits are now offered. If you would like to find out more, or would like to book an appointment, please call us and we will be pleased to speak with you.
Telephone 07952 133389.

Or please check out our website
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LOCAL FARM MEATS AT BARLEY SUGAR, 24 Meads Street, ~ Telephone 01323 720045

Just a quick note to let you know that we are now selling a great selection of local farm meats at Barley Sugar.
With the recent closure of the Meads butchers shop, Barley Sugar has teamed up with several local farms to offer a wide selection of local meats, including beef, pork, lamb, poultry and game to ensure that the local residents still have access to high quality local meats.
All meats come into the shop ready packed and in a variety of sizes.
We are also able to deal with bespoke orders and are happy to source anything that customers require.
Many thanks
Lee - Barley Sugar
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I've heard that the Meads Natwest Bank will close and a local business will buy it and turn the building into a Wine Bar and Hotel.
This would be great for the village and somewhere nice to drink rather than the other two boring Pubs near by!!

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N.H.S. Hearing Aid Maintenance and Battery Replacement Service
N.H.S. Hearing Aid Maintenance and Battery Replacement Service

This service is normally provided on the last Friday of the month at St Johns Parish Hall, Meads Street.
As the Parish Hall is closed on the last Friday of August the service will be provided on a stationary bus parked by St. John's Hall.
The white bus is provided by East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre and has their name on it.

Please come to see us on August 29th 2014 and bring your brown record book.
The Last Friday of the Month service will be back in the Parish Hall in September.

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Here is a link to the Estate Agent's website with details of the property Bungalow details

Thank you for the contact details,

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Join us for a few days a week at our busy deli in Meads Street Eastbourne.
This a great opportunity for someone who loves fine food, local produce and artisan products and who would love to use this expertise in a busy commercial environment. Whilst previous deli experience is not absolutely necessary, a good, wide understanding and appreciation of fantastic food and the ability to talk to customers with some authority is absolutely essential.

Barley Sugar also sells a range of gifts, childrens wear, home accessories and vintage treasures, so the ideal candidate should also possess an appreciation of these products too.
In return we are able to offer a great working environment, a competitive hourly rate and the chance to taste some of the best food available in East Sussex on a regular basis!!
If you're interested or know someone who this might suit, please drop us a line at
with your details and a brief summary of your experience and/or passion for food.

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Meads Village Butcher Meads Village Butcher

Meads Village Butcher - New Christmas loyalty card!

We would like to introduce the Christmas loyalty card aimed at helping reduce the cost of Christmas!
Collect a stamp with every purchase over £12.
Collect 10 stamps before December to receive 15% off your Christmas order including all meats, pies, and cheeses.
Visit the shop to start collecting today!

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Great new Cook shop in Meads - everything for your freezer.

Just opened! Lovely food cooked by someone else, in the way we would all like to .............and probably did in the past!
All our favourite dishes and plenty of new ideas, from complete menus for entertaining to whole week's meals for one.
Well worth a visit to stock up the freezer with additive-free indulgent treats.
They also deliver, and you can order on the net.............

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Eastbourne Group of Artists at the Birley

Eastbourne Uncovered Exhibition at the BIRLEY CENTRE Carlisle Road BN21 4JY
Contemporary visual responses to our historic and evolving seaside town, with creative alternative and challenging impressions of the town's architecture, features, community, coastal presence and Towner's archive art collection.
From 6th Juy to 17th August
10am - 5pm Weekdays only plus bank holiday & Airborne Days
All works for sale
Private View 5th July 12 - 2pm
Contact Pat 645365 or John 731006

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Kamsons Pharmacy

Kamsons Pharmacy

Kamsons Pharmacy 38 Meads Street ~ Meet your local Pharmacy team
On the 1st October 2013, the Meads Pharmacy became part of the Kamsons Pharmacy group. The Meads area have had its own pharmacy for many years and Kamsons wishes to extend the services to the area while retaining the local ambience Kamsons Pharmacy is a family owned group of Pharmacies, based in Uckfield, and principally serving Sussex and particularly Eastbourne where they have seven pharmacies. The first Pharmacy in the group was opened in Uckfield in 1979.
In 2011 Kamsons Pharmacy won the Alliance Healthcare Multiple Pharmacy of the year, other awards include Chemist and Druggist Pharmacist of the Year 2010, Clinical service of the year 2012 and Healthy Living Pharmacy Award 2012.

Here in Meads, the pharmacy team comprises of pharmacist Katherine, dispenser Nina and counter assistant Wendy. Katherine has been living in Meads Village for over 2 years and is herself part of the local community. All three staff appreciates working in Meads village, because of the community spirit and have enjoyed getting to know the local residents.

As well as the dispensing of NHS and private prescriptions the team also offer a wide range of other services and will be ensuring that a wider choice of over the counter medicines and other products is available. If there is a product that you would like the pharmacy to keep in stock then they will be happy to try an accommodate requests.

Katherine the Pharmacist believes that, many patients do not realise that prescriptions can be ordered on the patients behalf, collected from your doctors and delivered them free of charge. Katherine is particularly keen on helping patients to get better use and understanding of their medicines. Katherine looks forward to meeting more of the Meads residents and welcoming them with a helpful and friendly service, right on the doorstep.

Visit the Kamson Pharmacy website at or call 01323 733212 to arrange your prescription delivery.

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Low Cost Affordable Laptop PC Repairs & Servicing
Mpc Repairs offers the home business user a low cost computer repair service.
Based in Eastbourne working from my home premises I can assist with all your computing needs from Virus removals to Screen replacements, Data backup recovery, upgrades to DC Jack replacements.
If you you need replacement parts, then I can help.
Fully qualified and insured your in good hands with Mpc Repairs!!
Feel free to visit my website for further info or call with your PC,Laptop,Mac or Console Issues for a fast,prompt,reliable service.
As standard you get the following
Discounts for Students & Unemployed
6 Months Warranty on Most Repairs Labour.
FIXED Priced Repairs
No Fix No Fee Policy
Free Diagnosis of Your Issue (Terms apply)
Full Personalized Report of Your Machine on Every Repair
No Obligation Quotes
Kept Fully Updated Throughout the Whole process
Free impartial Advice
No Further Work Carried Out UNLESS You Agree.
Tel 0845 3883963 or Mob 07521185208

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Renting bikes
Is it anywhere in Meads og Eastbourne where it is possible to rent bikes ?
We are going to Meads village for holiday in July.
Thank You for any tips.

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Little Bears Messy Play Sessions
Little Bears currently run messy play sessions in Old Town Eastbourne and were looking into the possibility of running them in Meads also and were trying to gauge interest level in this?
Every week has a different theme and a craft also to make and take home. For ages 1-5.
Please email us your interest on and if there is enough demand we would look into venues etc.
We have parents who are part of the M.O.M.A's fb page who attend our sessions regularly in old town.
Many thanks.
Little Bears soft play is also available for hire for parties weddings and events. We also offer messy play parties where all the clearing up, setting up and planning is down to us! We also run soft play sessions in Old Town.
Find little bears on fb or
many thanks Naomi

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New Alcohol Counselling Service for Eastbourne
A Better Tomorrow alcohol counselling service ( ) is a new service that provides a confidential and effective telephone counselling in Eastbourne for people worried about the effect their drinking is having on their day to day life, health, finances, job and relationships with family and friends.
Face to face counselling is available by request.
Tel 0777 2896281

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We just wanted to let you know about our...
POP UP CLOTHES SHOP ~ Thursday 15th May from 10am at
Barley Sugar 24 Meads Street, Eastbourne
Designer Scandinavian Women's & Children's Clothes Sale ~ Everything HALF PRICE
We look forward to seeing you there!!

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All Saints Chapel Meads Eastbourne
All Saints Chapel Meads ~ Dates for Your Diary/Organiser
April ~ Saturday 26th
Wedding Fair 11am to 3pm
Visit :

May ~ Sunday 11th
Sam Brown, Classical Guitar soloist in a Vivaldi concerto and an eclectic mix of classical pieces and arrangement
£8 starts at 3pm

May ~ Sunday 18th ~ Choral Music
Sovereign Polyphony £6 tel 729511 Start 4pm

September ~ Sunday 28th
Wedding Fair 11am to 3pm
Visit :

December ~ Sunday 14th
Sovereign Polophony

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Healthier Lifestyles Fun Taster Session
Join us for an afternoon of gentle exercises and demonstrations designed to keep you fit and healthy in later life.
At the Brightview Drop-in Centre on 6 Saffrons Road, Eastbourne BN21 1DG on 19th May 2014, 12.30pm - 2pm.
This is a partnership project between Brightview (for adults living with mental health issues) and Age UK East Sussex.
Anyone aged over 55 is welcome to attend.

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Wilmington Priory
Wilmington Priory : Open Day & Craft Demonstration
Friday 4th April to Sunday 6th April 10am - 4pm
Monday 7th April 10 am- 1pm

This medieval site dates back to 1215 and on Sunday 6th April 2014 craftsman Katie Hawks will be demonstrating the traditional carpentry techniques that lie behind the plaster by building a wattle and daub wall on site.
Entry is free
The Landmark Trust
More details available at The Landmark Trust

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Eastbourne Book Fest 29th May-1st June
This now annual event promises to be another success for all those who like books and writing, there are workshops, readings, lectures, all over town and a writing and illustration competition with the grand prize, to be published in the compilation book.
Everyone is welcome, please look out for posters around the town and on the website and Facebook page
The launch of the event takes place on May 29th at Bibendum at 7.30 pm Email:

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Sussex Military History Society presents
Newhaven Fort – Saturday 24 May 2014
Following their highly successful Study Day in 2013, the Sussex Military History Society is holding another informative Study Day on Saturday 24th May 2014, again based in the School room casemate, Newhaven Fort, Newhaven, which members of the public and military enthusiasts alike are invited to participate in.

The theme for the day is ‘The Great War 1914 -1918’ with all speakers giving expert illustrated lectures.
Speakers in order of appearance are;
Peter Hart with ‘Defeat at Gallipoli’
One of the most famous campaigns in history, Gallipoli forced Churchill from office, established the reputation of Turkey’s iconic leader Kemal Ataturk and marked Australia’s emergence as a nation in her own right. The attempt to seize the Dardanelles, capture Constantinople and knock Turkey out of the war has been portrayed as the one imaginative strategy of the war. But it proved catastrophic for the Allies right from the first landings when the seas ran red with blood. Peter Hart believes that our perception of Gallipoli has been mistaken for too long.

Luke Barber with ‘The Seaford Camps 1914 – 1919 and beyond’
Luke’s presentation will outline the history of the camps at Seaford, drawing on documentary and pictorial sources. How much of the camps and their associated training areas, both above and below ground, remain today? Archaeological research since 2009 is discovering there is a lot more to be discovered that sheds light on domestic life in the camps along with the rigorous training troops were put through in the surrounding countryside.

Ed Tyhurst takes attendees on a guided tour of Newhaven Fort
The current Newhaven Fort structure was built around the 1860's and is the largest work of defence ever constructed in Sussex. It has stood firm as a vital element in Britain’s coastal defence through two World Wars.

Sue Light with ‘The Fairest Force -The Mobilisation of Nurses’
On the eve of the Great War the British military nursing service was just 297 members strong. By the Armistice the number of nurses, both trained and untrained, who served the B.E.F. at some time during the conflict approached 100,000. As men clamoured to be seen at recruiting offices, how were nurses recruited, who were they and how did they adapt to military life? This is the story of the mobilisation of nurses during the autumn of 1914.

Kevin Gordon with ‘Seaford and Eastbourne in the Great War’
Eastbourne and Seaford were closer to the War than many other British towns as the sights and sounds of battle could be witnessed by residents. Both towns had military camps; Seaford a training base for troops from across the empire, particularly the West Indies and Canada, and Eastbourne for convalescence. There were also aeroplane bases nearby. Civilian life in the towns during the conflict is considered as well.

All the speakers are donating their time free of charge, with all proceeds going to the 'Royal British Legion’ charity.
Admission is £15.00 per person, advance ticket only.
Seating is limited to 80 people so early application is advised.
Booking forms are available online at
or contact Stewart Angell 07714923925 for further information.

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Dog Carer

I am 46 years old man living in Granville road 'Meads' looking for full time or part time job as a dog carer.
Tel 07574104976

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Local Student Looking For Work

I am a 17 (18 in May) year old student at Sussex downs college studying public uniformed services level 3, I about half way through my course.
I am looking for any work during the weekend and maybe one day in the week depending on the given task.
There are many things I am willing to do, such as mowing your lawn, weeding, baby pet sitting, dog walking and general help around the house.
But please do not hesitate to ask if I am happy to do other services.
I am local to Meads and I am happy to come to your need at short notice, I don't charge much as I am just looking to be able the have some money in my back pocket.
I am hard working, motivated and happy to be of service. The best way to contact me is via my mobile phone, but take into consideration that I am in full time education and if I miss or reject your call I am in class and will get back to you as soon as I can phone number 07868319345

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Gymnastics Club for Children 6 months - 7 years in Eastbourne and surrounding areas

Do you have an active 6 month - 7 year old? Looking for a fun gymnastics groups for them? Then look no further.
Tumble Tots Eastbourne has sessions in Eastbourne, Hailsham, Herstmonceux, Heathfield, Uckfield and Bexhill with over 26 years experience.
Please call Chantal on 07867 801185 to book a trial session or visit eastbourne for further details

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Local Cleaner Local Cleaner

* Very High Standards
* Trustworthy & Reliable
* Good References
* CRB checked
* Other jobs undertaken
*Local St John's Road
* Available for regular weekly work

Call Mark 01323 30 40 88.

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