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QUIZ: The recent music quiz held at the Wheel Inn and hosted by Natalie Crabtree and Pauline Wilson was a great success. Steve Bennett and Terry Parker were as always on great form and gave the teams a lot to think about with their usual way of asking the questions. Ten teams took part and all had a fabulous time. The Wheel Inn very kindly provided a free buffet for refreshments and the evening raised £207 towards the bonfire society’s next event.

COFFEE: Thank you to everyone who came along the village hall coffee morning last week. It was a really enjoyable occasion, meeting up with people one hasn’t seen for a while and catching up with their news while enjoying a delicious coffee with scones or cake, all homemade. We were delighted to raise about £222 for village hall funds.

AUCTION: Tonight, Friday, is the long awaited auction of promises, which is being held in The Bear from 7.30pm. There are so many wonderful lots to bid for thanks to the generosity of so many people. Tickets for football and cricket matches, meals at home and out, a cottage that sleeps 12 for four nights, two x 2 rounds of Golf at Dale Hill, a professional photograph, half a lamb, grass track racing, garden voucher, cheeses, trailer of logs, case of beer, an MOT, four seats at the Congress Theatre and many, many more. All the funds raised will go towards The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations which will take place on June 11 in our three villages. Do go along tonight and see what bargains there are to bid for.

QUIZ 2: Tonight, Friday, is also quiz night at the Pavilion in Burwash Common. Teams of six are invited to go along and join in the fun. Entry is £2 and all money is returned as prizes. The licenced bar will be open and sausage supper can be had. To book a table call Karol on 01435 883813 or just go along.

JUMBLE: Just a reminder that the jumble sale/table top sale that was booked for tomorrow, Saturday, afternoon in the Swan Meadow Pavilion has been cancelled because of illness. It is hoped that this can be re-arranged later.

COFFEE MORNING: The Burwash Common After 8’s Club invite you to a special coffee morning tomorrow, Saturday, in the Burwash Common Pavilion to help raise funds for both Macmillan Nurses and Admiral Nurses. Entry is £2 from 10.30pm to noon and includes unlimited tea/coffee. Stalls will include tombola, raffle, bric-a-brac and cakes. Everyone is welcome to go along. For more information please call Jan McCartney on 01435 882117.

DISCO: Tomorrow, Saturday, evening there is to be a children’s disco in Burwash Village Hall. 3 to 7 year olds are welcome from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. 7 to 11 year olds from 6.45pm to 8pm. Tickets are from Amy Simpson or in the school playground before and after school. It is being organised by St Bartholomew’s church.

FLOWER CLUB: The Burwash Flower Club with be holding a workshop on Wednesday in the village hall from 10am to noon. The workshop is Easter on a Tray, and will be led by Mrs Stevens. The cost is £10 per person and includes oasis and a tray. The workshops are great fun and anyone can join in. Call Maureen Jenner on 01435 882045 if you would like to attend.

AFTER EIGHT CLUB: This lively group of ladies are to experience a cheese tasting for their meeting this Wednesday. They will meet at Stonegate Cheese Dairy at 7.45pm for a prompt start at 8pm. It will cost £2 per person which includes the cheese tasting. Coffee and cheese biscuits will be supplied by members Anne and Chris. There will be cheeses to buy and the group hope to make it a successful evening as Cliff is not charging for his time and only asking for a donation to his chosen charity, which the group are happy to give. The meeting is open to guests as well as members.

NSY: The Burwash Not So Young Club will meet on Thursday at the village hall from 2.15pm. The members and guests will be entertained by Mrs Kinnison-Bourke who will talk about the Oxford canal. There will be a delicious tea and cakes to end the afternoon.

DATES: Next Saturday the spring churchyard clean-up will take place. Volunteers are invited to go along armed with tools to help. Also on Saturday the Burwash Common and Weald Residence Association will be holding one of their popular race nights in the Pavilion at Burwash Common. More details next Friday.

BOWLS: The team have played three matches since my last report. The first was at home to Hailsham Quintins. Wayne Reed, Angela Marden and Gavin Wood won 17-9 but Joan Howard, Margaret Waterhouse and Mary Taylor lost 9-14. The pairs, Keith Marden and Alec Martin won 38-4 and Alan Green and Keith Wood won 24-5. A home match to Horam Cannons with wins for Wayne, Angela and Gavin 19-9 and a loss for Martin Casey, Mary and Alan Green 10-16. The pairs Cherry Taylor and Alec won 14-10 and Keith Marden and Keith Wood lost 9-10. The last match was away to Hailsham Martlets with a win for all four disciplines. Burwash are currently top of the second division with one game in hand over nearest rivals Horam Cannons. The season is drawing to a close with four matches left to play. If you are interested in joining this great sport please give Mary Taylor a call, she will be pleased to talk to you about the game and how the club works.

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