Fireworks, working horses and heritage all in one day in Telscombe Village

WORKING horses, heritage and fireworks are set to make September 8 a Saturday to remember at Telscombe Village and Telscombe Tye.

From 10.30am visitors can see the return of the working horses in an event organised by The Friends of Telscombe Tye with the help of Telscombe Town Council.

Horse and cart rides will be available along with added attractions such as owls, morris dancers, children’s activities, environmental groups and a barbeque and other activities at Telscombe village.

For the Heritage Festival, three significant historical buildings will be open in Telscombe Village as part of The National Heritage Open Days.

Stud Farm and St Laurence Church will be opening in the morning for the day and in the afternoon the Telscombe Village Club will also be open and hosting an art and craft fair.

Stalls will include Alan Baker, multi-award winning author and illustrator displaying and talking about his work; Charlotte Baker, bric-a-brac, lucky dip and raffle to raise funds for her African charity helping to educate Zambian children; Genevieve Hipperson, artwork and prints; Janet Roland, drawings, paintings and greeting cards of local landscapes; Julie Basham, mosaics, mirrors, boxes and small pieces of artwork; Kate Davies, Ouse Valley afternoon club; Robert Wheeler, bric-a-brac, and Rose Skilton, textiles for the home, babies and young children, plus greeting cards.

Refreshments will be available

Rounding off the day and in celebration of all the UK events in 2012 will be a Fireworks Extravaganza, starting at 8.30pm and lasting for 20 minutes.

The theme will be the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics.

Before the display, from 7.30pm, there will be a barbeque and ice creams to buy.

Telscombe Council has organised free mini bus services to the Tye, one running from Peacehaven and Telscombe and another from East Saltdean during the day and two runs in the evening, one arriving at the Tye at about 7.15pm and the other around 8.15pm.

Further details and a time table are available from Telscombe Civic Centre or on their website www.telscombetowncouncil.gov.uk under ‘key council documents’. Appropriate footwear is recommended.