Fletching

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

YOUTH CLUB: The club meets tonight, Friday, at 7pm.

AGM: Piltdown Resident’s Association AGM is tomorrow, Saturday, in Fletching Parish Church. 10.30am for tea and coffee followed by the meeting at 11am.

PARISH COUNCIL: The council meets on Monday at 7pm.

WEALD UKELELE: The Weald Ukulele Players and Singers meet on Monday, 8pm Rose and Crown.

FLETCHING SINGERS: This group meet on Tuesday at 7.45pm.

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

BONFIRE SOCIETY: Fletching bonfire needs you. If the bonfire is to continue we need new members or supporters to help with fund raising, help before during and after the night. Unless we get new members then we will be no more celebrations. We have arranged our AGM followed by a general meeting for Sunday January 17 in village hall at 6pm. If you cannot make the meeting then please phone Sarah Bradford on 01273 476360 or 07591993051 or email me at sarahbrad12@aol.com.

FLETCHING CUBS: The Cubs will be holding a Jumble Sale on Saturday February 6 from 11am to 1pm. So if you are having a New Year sort out, we would like donations of clothes, linen, shoes, toys, books and bric-a-brac. Details of where donations can be left will be published towards the end of this month.

RAINFALL IN PILTDOWN: The storms, which brought flooding and record rainfall to the North of England and Scotland, had little impact in Piltdown. I recorded 97mm in December, just below the 18-year average of 106mm and well below the 183mm of 2013. The total annual rainfall was 809mm compared with 1203mm in 2014.

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 14 January 1916. Piltdown. Agent for this paper Mr Grover. Lieutenant Kenward Recovering: It will be good news to many to learn that 2nd Lieutenant Kenward of the 2nd Sussex Regiment, who was wounded on 28 December, is making satisfactory progress towards recovery. He is at present in a hospital in France, and has written to his father, Mr R Kenward, of ‘Barkham,’ saying that his wound is in the left hand, but that he is getting on so well that he is anticipating joining his regiment again in the course of a few days.

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