Fletching

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

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

UKULELE PLAYERS: Weald Ukulele Players and Singers meet on Monday, 8pm Rose and Crown.

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

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

POLICE SURGERY: PCSO Sarah Roberts will be holding a police surgery at Mr T’s Coffee Shop on Thursday January 28, 10am to 11am.

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 14 January 1916. Discovery at Piltdown. Last Friday a man was found dead by the side of the road on Piltdown Common, and the circumstances attending his death were the subject of an enquiry by the Coroner for East Sussex (Mr G Vere Benson), on Tuesday afternoon. The inquest was held at the Golf Club House and Mr G Varnham was chosen foreman of the jury. It was stated that deceased was Edward Hall, aged 76, and that he was an old age pensioner living at Hobbs Cottages, Piltdown. Emily Hall, widow of deceased said that in his younger days her husband had been a farm bailiff and shepherd but had had no occupation of late years. She last saw him alive at 2.30pm on Friday afternoon. She did not know where he went to, but he had his pension money with him.

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