Alfriston

MARGARET KNIGHT 1912-2015: Margaret Knight spent all her working life from 1933-71 at Eastbourne Girls’ High School. She taught PE and was Deputy Head when she retired but remained a staunch and active Old Girl of the school for the rest of her life. Margaret moved to Alfriston in the early 1960s keeping very active playing tennis until her knees needed replacing after which she took up short mat bowling leaving the bowling club when she was 96 years old and her eyesight was failing but she continued to mow her lawn with a push mower and attend her very pretty garden for a couple of years after that. Margaret was a Samaritan for 41 years; was a member of the W.I and also was one of the first to rent an allotment in the village. A truly remarkable Lady. There will be a Service of Thanksgiving held today, November 27, at 2pm at St Andrew’s Church.

DICKENSIAN EVENING: Fortune smiled on the village last Saturday as the weather turned from wet and windy morning to a cold, crisp afternoon and evening. The visitors came and Father Christmas turned on the lights of the oak tree which stands in the square. The Seaford Bonfire Society raised the temperature of the High Street with their flaming torchlight procession and a very good evening was thoroughly enjoyed.

SEASON’S GREETINGS: There are still four weeks to go before the season’s celebrations begin but this is the last column until next year so I will take this opportunity to wish all readers good wishes for Christmas and for 2016.

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