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CHURCH SERVICES: Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Sunday 10am Parish Communion. The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place in the church at 7pm on Wednesday.

PARISH COUNCIL: There is a parish council meeting on Monday at 7pm.

FLETCHING SINGERS: The singers meet on Tuesday at 7.45pm

PAINTERS’ CLUB: This club meets on Wednesday at 1pm.

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

SCHOOL QUIZ NIGHT: Saturday April 16, 7pm onwards in Fletching Village Hall; £10 per head to include dinner. Bar available. Everybody is welcome, come along for a great night of food, music and questions. To reserve tickets please email cathhume@hotmail.com

QUIZ: Friends of Sussex Hospices Quiz will now take place on Tuesday April 19 at 7.30pm at the Rose and Crown. Tables of four or five, £5 entrance or £15 includes supper. To book places please call Kate Minch on 07717 457711.

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 14 April 1916, Fletching. Agent for this paper Mr Parkes Post Office, Fletching. Cantata. At the Parish Church on Sunday after evensong, a sacred cantata, From Cross to Crown, was sung by the Fletching Choral Society, of which Mrs H Gravely is conductor. The soprano solos by Mrs D Bolt and Mrs Gravely and the bass solos by Mr Bolt, Mr Moore, and Mr Martin were much appreciated, and the choruses were well rendered. Mr A H Saunders, the organist, accompanied with his usual ability. The offertory was given to provide new lamps for the church.

RAINFALL IN PILTDOWN: The impact of storm Katie late in the month produced above average rainfall of 86mm compared with the 18-year average of 55mm. This was well below the 127mm which fell in 2001, but substantially up on last year when I recorded just 23mm.

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