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

FLETCHING SINGERS: Tomorrow, Saturday, Fletching Church will be candlelit at 7.30pm for the Fletching Singers’ annual Advent Concert. The theme this year is A German Baroque Christmas, with seasonal music by Buxtehude, Lübeck, Bach and others, accompanied by The Fletching Players. There will also be carols for choir and audience, and Stollen and Glühwein will be served. Tickets at £12 are available online at www.fletchingsingers.co.uk or from 01825 712462 or at the door.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Fletching Christmas Fair is tomorrow, Saturday, 2pm to 4pm in Fletching Village Hall. Stalls, refreshments, raffle and fun.

CHROMATICS CHOIR: Assemble on Monday at 7.45pm.

FLETCHING SINGERS: Meet on Tuesday at 7.45pm.

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

FLETCHING BONFIRE SOCIETY: Fashion Show, Friday December 2, Fletching Village Hall. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets £5 to include a glass of wine and nibbles. For further information please contact Yvonne Thomas 01825 723275.

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 1 December 1916. Rabbits for Beef: Economy at Uckfield Workhouse. The Master’s Report: The Master (Mr A Hope) reported that he had obtained from Smithfield four cases of rabbits at 5 ½ d per lb., and substituted them for beef at 1s 1d and 1s 3d per pound and that the result had been satisfactory. He asked for permission to do this when possible and also suggested that it would be advantageous to kill seven pigs instead of selling them as at present. The Guardians consented to the use of rabbits, and referred the matter of the pigs to the Garden Committee.

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