Burwash

WHIST: Last week the village hall played host to another monthly whist drive. This has to be one of the best ones yet with six tables of players enjoying a great evening of cards and delicious refreshments for only £3. Prizes were awarded to winners, runners up and loser and a raffle was held. If you enjoy this great, friendly game then why not join us. To find out more please call Mary on 01435 882107 or Shirley 01435 882497. All proceeds go to the village hall maintenance fund.

QUILTS: I had the pleasure of visiting the quilt show at the village hall last weekend and I have to say how amazed I was by the quality and quantity of the exhibits. We certainly have some very talented seamstresses in our village. There were 46 quilts on show of various sizes, all beautifully crafted and some very colourful, some were done as doubles, singles even cot size. All were to be proud of producing. Congratulations to all the ladies involved in what was an amazing exhibition. Over 220 people visited the show. A special quilt made by the late Shirley Kerr and finished by the ladies of the group was raffled with proceeds going to Hospice in the weald.

BOWLS: Last week the club members played for the Pegeric Cup, which was given the club by the late Eric Godley and his wife Peg when the club first started 25 years ago. This is always played as a knockout and often produces some unexpected results. This year 12 members were able to enter and had a great evening. The eventual winner was Alan Green who beat Mary Taylor in to second place. Well done to him and thank you to everyone who played and made it such a great evening. Our thanks also to those who also helped with the marking of the matches. The club will hold their AGM on Monday in the village hall at 8pm. Friendly matches continue to be played as the clubs year draws to an end.

FLOWERS: The ladies of the Burwash and District Flower Arrangement Club will meet on Monday afternoon in the village hall at 2.15pm. Their demonstrator will be Janice Mason with a title of Designs From Around the World. The flower club are celebrating their Emerald anniversary this year and will be holding an open evening in the village hall on June 29 at 7pm with the National Demonstrator Michael. The cost will be £10 for members and £12 for non-members. Please let Jean Plummer know if you would like a ticket on 01435 883483 or Maureen Jenner 01435 882045. The club’s summer outing will be on July 6 to Osterly Park, a national trust property. Free entry to the NT members. The cost of the trip is £15, please call Jean if you would like to go.

NSY: The Burwash Not So Young Club will be meeting at the village hall on Thursday afternoon from 2.15pm. This great club for the over 60’s has a very varied programme of speakers etc. This week it is Food and the Georgian Kitchen. New members and visitors are always welcome to go along. The afternoon ends with tea and cake.

BEACON: Burwash Parish Council would like to invite you the lighting of the beacon at the Swan Meadow Playing Field, to help with the celebrations of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday. The Queen will light the first beacon at Windsor Castle then over 1000 beacons across the UK will be lit. The parish council are proud to have been asked to participate and has arranged a small event at 8.15pm before lighting the beacon at 8.30pm. They would be delighted to see you there.

STOOLBALL: I am delighted to report that Burwash Stoolball Club have won the Battle indoor league again this winter. The ladies have enjoyed another great season, winning their thirteenth trophy in 19 years. Well done to them on such a great achievement. They will now look ahead to playing outside for the summer. If you are interested in joining them please contact then on 01435 883385

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