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

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

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

FORGET-ME-NOTS: The club meet on Thursday at 1pm.

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 19 May 1916. Farmers and Daylight Saving. The following statement represents the attitude of many farmers to Daylight Saving: An hour in the afternoon is of greater value than an hour in the morning. Another point affecting agriculture is the supply of milk to towns. At present the milking on many farms has to commence at five o’clock in the morning, in order to deliver in time in the towns for breakfast. It is difficult to get milkers now on account of the early hours, Sundays included. If milkers are required to come at four o’clock a.m., the difficulty will be increased, and the dairies will be given up. The general objection to bringing in a disturbing element of this nature, which would affect everybody when most people are distracted in other ways, should not be lost sight of.

According to Wikipedia British Summer Time was first established by the Summer Time Act 1916, after a campaign by builder William Willett. His original proposal was to move the clocks forward by 80 minutes, in 20-minute weekly steps on Sundays in April and by the reverse procedure in September. In 1916 BST began on May 21 and ended on October 1. Willett never got to see his idea implemented as he died in early 1915.

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