Fletching

CHURCH SERVICES: Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Sunday 10am Parish Communion 3pm Pet Service. Everyone, two-legged, four legged, creeping, crawling or swimming, scaly or furry or hairless, is invited to this special occasion. We will be giving thanks for all our animals, especially those who give many of us such loyal companionship, and each animal will receive a blessing. The service will be outside unless the weather is really bad, when we’ll retreat inside. Light refreshments for humans, and water for animals will be provided.

GOLF CHARITY DAY: The Fletching Church Appeal, Project Refresh, has been running for two years and, thanks to the huge generosity of many people associated with the village, we are now nearing our target of £170,000. The penultimate fund-raising event will be a Golf Charity Day at Piltdown Golf Club on September 18th and we would like to take this opportunity publicly to thank the Board and the General Manager of the golf club for making this possible. They have been very co-operative with all our wishes and we are hugely grateful. We also want to thank all the sponsors and members, both of church and club, who have helped to bring this event together.

Lucy Murdoch and Andrew Wright.

POLO FESTIVAL: Tomorrow, Saturday, at Atherall’s Farm, Fletching. Gates open noon. This is believed to be the first time that Polo has been played in Fletching but Atherall’s farm has seen other innovative events. The Sussex Express of 5 August 1927 announced. Fete and Gymkhana. The Fletching branch of the British Legion are holding their annual fete and mounted gymkhana at Atherall’s Farm, Fletching on Saturday August 27. In addition to the numerous attractions there will be two jumping competitions, one open and one for novices, the former holding the valuable first prize of £10 and the novices the sum of £5. A special feature of this year’s fete will be Surf riding by motor cars and musical chairs on motor cycles. Visitors are assured of a very enjoyable entertainment and afternoon’s sport on Saturday, August 27.

GOAT CLUB: The club meets tomorrow, Saturday, at 2pm.

PARKING MEETING: There will be a parking meeting on Monday at 7.30pm in the village hall.

FLETCHING SINGERS: The singers meet on Tuesday at 7.45pm.

PAINTERS’ CLUB: Meet on Wednesday at 1pm.

MARTIAL ARTS: Kobudo Martial Arts meet on Thursday at 5pm.

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 17 September. German at Brighton. At Brighton, on Monday, Albert Luber, described as a German, was sentenced to six months’ hard labour for residing in a prohibited area without a permit.

The Chief Constable (Mr W B Gentle) said the prisoner was born in Germany in 1877, and came to England in 1900. Since then his career had been continuously open to suspicion. At Winchester in 1910 he was ordered to be deported, and the order was carried out, but he returned to this country two years later, and obtained employment as a Swiss at Bexhill in 1914. Subsequently he was traced to London, where he obtained access, also as a Swiss, to certain important establishments. As soon as his present sentence expired it would be the duty of the police to deport him at once if it could be arranged.

RAINFALL IN PILTDOWN: The August total of 120mm was well above the monthly average of 80mm but less than the 132mm recorded last year. It was the first month since January with above average rainfall. The total for the three summer months was 193mm, very close to my 17 year average of 190mm.

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