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April 13 2012.

Do you remember the golden era of the British Motorcycle Industry? The Sussex British Motorcycle Owners Club Rally is at Newhaven Fort throughout the day on Sunday. How many famous British marques can you remember?

Well the weekend is nearly here and only a few short hours of Friday the 13th and all that 'Bad Luck' left to risk. So what is 'Bad Luck' anyway? Is it, for example, 'Bad Luck' to design and build something like, say, an incinerator, and then find out that maybe it doesn't work properly and to keep delaying the big public opening day and not getting back to anyone who asks about it? Is that bad luck? Or is that something else? Well, in the absence of any big public opening day happening soon at an incinerator near you, why not just get out there and support your local events this weekend...

Actually, bad luck has hit the band that was due to kick the weekend music scene off up at the Hampden Arms tonight. Zeds Dead, formally known as Mudbone, aren't actually dead, but they have been hit by some awful lurgy and have had to cancel. The good news is that Mel and the AKA Band have stepped in at late notice to bring you a full session of covers from around the 8.30pm mark.

Over in Seaford, the Seaford Folk Club host Derek Gifford at the Royal British Legion from 8.00pm, and at the VBar there are five DJs in four hours from 9.00pm

If you are out late or early on Saturday morning, then watch out for a bridge at 6.10am.

Later on Saturday morning and once again you can kick yourself into life with a Zumba Fitness Class from 9:30 - 10:30am at the Hillcrest Centre, then wander over to the Newhaven Market in the High Street for a bargain.

Stay in Newhaven for a Lifeboat Fundraising Coffee Morning at 2 Bay Vue Road from 10am to12noon, then go and watch Newhaven Football Club v Clymping at home in Court Farm Road for a 3.00pm kick off.

On a different note, in Seaford there is a lunchtime concert of "Practicall Musicke with Period Instruments" at St Leonard's Chuch in Church Street at 1.00pm.

Saturday evening at 6.30pm there is another bridge to keep you amused, or at least re-sheduling your trip across the river.

On a historical note there is an Evening of Local Farming Nostalgia at Bishopstone Parish Hall. Arrive 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. There is an illustrated talk by Ian Everest - "From the Sussex Ox to the Fordson Major" - the fascinating story of the use of oxen, horses and steam power on Sussex farms; their impact on the countryside and the modernising of agriculture with the arrival of the first tractors. After a cheese and wine break the second half will see a showing of a 1950's cine film - "A year in the life of Manor Farm, Bishopstone". Tickets - £7.00 including refreshments available from Linda's Stores at Bishopstone Railway Station. Money raised will go towards the upkeep of the Parish Hall.

Back to the music and it's Karaoke time at The Bay Tree in Seaford from 8.30pm, while Daveson's Rock And Roll will aim to get The Ark Rockin' and a Rollin' in Newhaven from 8:45pm

Sunday morning sees the monthly Tide Mills Beach Clean-up from 10:00am to 12:00 noon. Just turn up at Tidemills and start picking! If in doubt over the weather, check with the website, and local forecasts. E-mail or go to for details

Seaford Rotary Club Boot Fair is at the Martello Fields in Seaford from 9.00am to 1.00pm. Entry per pitch is £8 and all proceeds go to local charities. Refreshments will be available. Contact if you are interested at  

More nostalgia for those who remember the golden era of the British Motorcycle Industry - The Sussex British Motorcycle Owners Club Rally is at Newhaven Fort throughout the day. How many famous British marques can you remember?

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