Alfriston

CAR BOOT SALE: Rain on Bank Holiday Monday denied the village of the annual Car Boot Sale but the weather forecast promises a better outlook for the coming weekend and tomorrow, Saturday, there will be a Car Boot Sale on the Recreation ground. The start time is 7am, £8 for sellers. All day parking £2. There will be hot food and drinks available.

TWINNING NEWS: This weekend, October 3 and 4, friends from Veules les Roses will be coming to Alfriston for the annual twinning celebrations. Throughout the weekend The Star is hosting an exhibition by the VLR Photographic Club, Veules au fil du temps 1875-2015. On Saturday the photographs will be displayed in the Heritage room and on Sunday in the Library and Bar area. On Saturday the group will be special guests of Miles Jenner, Managing Director of Harvey’s Brewery, and attend the Dancing in the Ale, to celebrate the new season’s brew of Harvey’s Old Ale. These festivities are preceded in St Thomas a Becket Church with a special service of Thanksgiving. In the evening there will be an informal supper event. On Sunday, weather permitting, there will be some walking on the Downs after a traditional Sunday lunch at Deans Place Hotel. More information may be found on the alfriston-village website/community/twinning.

LIVE MUSIC: All pubs in the district seem to be having live music on their menus. This Sunday Marika Hackman will be performing at the Sussex Ox, October 4 at 7.30pm. For further details telephone 01323 870840.

HORTICULTURE: The Cuckmere Valley Horticultural Societies’ next meeting will be on October 6 at 3.30pm in the War Memorial Hall to hear a talk by Robert Bradshaw on Restoring the Gardens of Gravetye Manor.

THE SKILLS CAFE: Cuckmere Valley Transition will once again promote the Skills Cafe. On October 10 from 10am to 4pm the Old Chapel Centre, St Andrew’s Church and the War Memorial Hall will be given over to workshops, talks, demonstrations, live music, stalls, food and arts and crafts. Admission is free.

THE 300 CLUB: Sadly no one came forward to pick up the reigns of running the 300 Club and so for now the last winners’ cheques have been delivered. A fantastic £14,000 has been raised for the War Memorial Hall since Christine Jackson and Margaret O’Neill set the club up in 2003 and then Nicky Vassell and Robin Steadman took over from them. In the 12 years the club has been running, 288 members have won £50 in the monthly draw.

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