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PARISH COUNCIL: At last week’s PC meeting, the subject of the cemetery annex was discussed and June Plowman, a resident in the village, told the council, that her niece was giving a donation of £1,000 in memory of her father Wally Woods, the money to be used for clearing away the nettles at the boundary of the cemetery. The cemetery is the responsibility of the church and they will be very happy to receive such a donation.

SUNRISE: Last Friday morning it was the most perfect autumn morning, I was lucky to see the beautiful sunrise. Walking to the bus stop a young lady came walking by with a handsome greyhound. They were walking to Falmer station having started out at 7 am from East Chiltington, I remarked about the sunrise, and she said she too had seen it from the top of the Downs and also the setting of the crescent moon. If the weather is fine she walks every morning to work, where the dog is glad to collapse under her desk for the rest of the day.

WALK: Taking advantage of the weather we too took a walk to Cuckmere Haven on Sunday, it didn’t matter that there were so many people there, it was good to see everyone enjoying the surroundings. We sat on a bench next to a gentleman on holiday from Canada, he had only just recently retired from working in the nuclear industry, and my husband came out with ‘oh, that’s why you are glowing’. I always pretend that I am not with him when he comes out with such remarks. It was good to meet the gentleman, if only briefly, and to know just how much he was appreciating the area.

CONCERT: At St Laurence Church. Tomorrow, Saturday, we are looking forward to Sue Mileham soprano, Jane Money mezzo-soprano and Nicola Grunbert piano, presenting a programme entitled The Feminine Touch with Arias and duets by Purcell, Gluck, Puccini, Donizetti, Rossini, Bizet, Frank, Humperdink and Offenbach. The concert begins at 5.30pm, and is free with donations for the church. There will also be wine or fruit juice available.

AUCTION: The next sale at Falmer Auction House at Court Farm will take place on Saturday October 31, there is also an excellent café available for light refreshments.

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