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CHURCH SERVICES: Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Sunday, 10am Parish Communion; 9.45am Sunday Club.

BINGO: Bonfire Society Bingo tomorrow, Saturday, at 7.30pm.

PARISH COUNCIL: The parish council will meet on Monday at 7pm.

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

PAINTERS: The Painters Club meet on Wednesday at 1pm.

FORGET-ME-NOTS: This group meet on Thursday at 1.30pm.

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

MAD MARCH PUB QUIZ: In aid of Friends of Sussex Hospices. Tuesday, 7.30pm at the Rose and Crown. Either book individually or make up teams of six. £5 to take part or £15 including supper. Call Kate Minch on 07717 457711 to book places.

EASTER SINGALONG: The Chromatics Choir invite you for an Easter Singalong at Fletching Village Hall, Saturday March 19, 3.30pm to 5pm, £5 on the door. Tea included. All proceeds to Dementia UK.

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 17 Mar 1916. Piltdown. Exemption was granted to A. Staplehurst, one of four men employed by A Tidy and Sons. Possibly Albert Staplehurst whose brother Charles of 1/4th Battalion, Essex Regiment. 54th Division was killed in action near Gaza 3 November 1917. Aged 40. Son of Frank and Katherine Staplehurst of Coghan’s Farm, Piltdown Fletching. Exemption was refused F. T Gladman, a carter in the employ of Mrs Mepham, of Moyse’s farm. This is presumably Thomas Frederick Gladman, Private 2/5th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 61st Division. Died of wounds 3 December 1917. Aged 23. Son of Frederick and Clara Gladman of Mosses Cottage, Fletching.

RAINFALL IN PILTDOWN: February was a dry month with total rainfall of 40mm, well below the long term average of 72mm. and the record 207mm recorded in 2014. The total for the three winter months was 323mm, above the average of 278mm but well below the record 596mm recorded in the very wet winter of 2013-2014.

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