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CHURCH SERVICES: Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Sunday, 10am Family Service and Baptism, 5.30pm Evening Prayer.

YOUTH CLUB: The Youth Club meets today, Friday, at 7pm.

MEET THE RESIDENTS: Piltdown Residents Association’s Meet the Residents is tomorrow, Saturday, at Piltdown Golf Club. Contact Robert White rj.white0744@gmail.com. The second year of Meet the Residents at Piltdown Golf Club starting at 4pm. Golf games on the first three holes of the course being organised for the children by Piltdown Golf Club. At 5pm tea available to purchase (at a special rate). 6pm the adult part of the event starts. Peter Sebry is to give an opening address to include explanation of what projects we want to undertake and why we need funds. A tombola will be available and an auction will be conducted by Peter Ross.

FLETCHING SINGERS: Have you thought of singing with a choir? The Fletching Singers (www.fletchingsingers.org.uk) meet on Tuesday evenings during term time in Fletching Village Hall from 7.45pm to 9.45pm. We are a sociable, relaxed and informal group and we put on three enjoyable concerts a year. Our choir members come from many of the surrounding villages and new members are always welcome. In the autumn term (starts September 8) we will be rehearsing for a concert of Charpentier (In Nativitatem and Messe de Minuit) which we will be performing at Fletching Church on November 28. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Nick Milner-Gulland on 01273 480189 or email njmg@fletchingsingers.org.uk. Why not come along and sing with us for a couple of Tuesday sessions before making a commitment?

PARKING: Current research into parking issues in Fletching village hopes to identify some potential solutions. A Parking Meeting will be held on Monday September 14, at 7.30pm in the village hall.

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 10 September 1915, Uckfield Petty Sessions – Missing Rear Lights. William Wheatley, milkman; George Wheatley, carter; and Robert Attwater, bricklayer, all of Fletching, were summoned for riding bicycles without a red rear light on the road from Piltdown to Gould Bridge, on August 28. William Wheatley pleaded not guilty, George Wheatley pleaded guilty, and Attwater did not appear. PC F Lusted gave evidence in proving the offence. The first two defendants were fined 2s 6d and Attwater 5s.

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