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CHURCH SERVICES: Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Sunday, 10am Parish Communion, 5.30pm Holy Communion (1662).

BONFIRE SOCIETY: Fletching bonfire celebrations, tomorrow, Saturday. There will be a road closure from Church Corner to Splaynes Green from 7pm to 10pm. Car parks are available at both ends of the village (weather permitting). We would like villagers to join us for our short procession in fire retardant fancy dress costumes. Registration will be from 6pm outside the village hall. The cost is £1 per adult 50p per child. All children need to be accompanied by an adult. Only children over the age of 12 can carry a torch. 7.45pm, Lighting of Poppies and remembrance at the War Memorial followed by formation of the procession. 8pm, procession leaves Church Corner and goes up Atheralls. 8.30pm, bonfire and firework display. We felt it would not be the same without a procession and because we want to make it a family evening and get the village to join in.

We are putting on the firework display for free to everyone this year but would ask that you give generously on your way out in order for us to put on a display next year. We have also decided that as from next year we will be charging to watch the firework display as it costs several thousands and we obviously do not make this up in fund raising throughout the year. Lastly we hope that you will be able to come and support us and join in.

We will need volunteers on Sunday morning to help sweep the streets and pick the rubbish up and also we need to pick up all the empty firework cases, fuses, plastic etc from the field so if anybody can help on Sunday with the clearing up then please contact me on 01273 476360 or 07591993051. (Sarah Bradford).

CHROMATICS CHOIR: The choir meets on Monday at 7.45pm.

ENTERTAINMENT: Weald Ukulele Players and Singers perform on Monday 8pm Rose and Crown.

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

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

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 29 October 1915. Fletching. Agent for this paper: Mr Parkes, Post Office, Fletching.

Our Day, The Red Cross Flag was very much in evidence here on Thursday, and several ladies walked many miles to collect from house to house for our wounded soldiers and sailors, and their efforts resulted in the gratifying sum of £12 12s. 2d. being received.

90 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 16 October 1925. Golf at Piltdown. Artisans’ Club’s Progress. A further meeting of the Artisans’ Club, formed in connection with the Piltdown Golf Club, was held at the Club House on Wednesday Evening. There was an attendance of about 30. Mr. George Varnum (greenkeeper) was elected Chairman, and Mr Arthur Hobbs, of Fletching, is acting as hon secretary pro tem. It was decided to name the Club the Triangle Club, and a committee of 10 was formed to carry it on, consisting of two members from each of the districts, Newick, Fletching, Maresfield, Piltdown and Uckfield. The entrance fee was fixed at 1s 6d and the annual subscription at 2s.

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