Hailsham

STREET MARKET: Pitches are available to trade at Hailsham Street Market, Vicarage Field from 9.30am to 3pm every Saturday, except the second when it is the Farmers Market on the Cattle Market site in Market Street. The Street Market is held instead on the Thursday before and is free for traders. Please call (01323) 841702 or email michelle.hagger@hailsham-tc.gov.uk for more details.

TOWN MEETING: Hailsham Town Council has its annual town meeting at the Civic Community Hall in Vicarage Lane on Tuesday. Information stands from 6.30pm. Main meeting starts 7.30pm. The Mayor will present a review of the Town Council’s activities during the year. Questions from the general public have been submitted to the Town Clerk and will be addressed by the Mayor and Councillors. If members of the public wish to submit a question in advance, please advise the Town Clerk in writing (Town Council Offices, Market Street, Hailsham, BN27 2AE) or email john.harrison@hailsham-tc.gov.uk by no later than Monday 12th April 2016.

FOOD AND CRAFT MARKET: Sunday 10am to 3pm at The Boship (Lions) Hotel. Free entry. Free parking.

HAILSHAM RAMBLERS: On Wednesday the long and short walks are as follows: Long is Old Heathfield and Nettlesworth Wood with Francis 01435 862330 and the short is Whitbread Hollow with Nobby 440624. Please ring the walk leaders for details if you would like to go along. Their website is Hailshamramblers.org.

ST MARY’S: This is the third Sunday after Easter. 8am Holy Communion (BCP) The King who Speaks. 10.30am Morning Service with crèche and children’s groups. 4pm Holy Communion with Baptism and Confirmation, Bishop Richard, Bishop of Lewes.

QUIZ NIGHT: Hailsham Parish Church is asking you to put together a team for an evening of trivia, testing and testimony from Olympic Gold Medallist, Louis Attrill. Tickets for the event on Saturday May 14 at 7pm in Hailsham Parish Church are £3 per person from James on 01323 848064.

BONFIRE BINGO: Tonight, Friday, at the Charles Hunt Centre at 7pm for 7.30pm start.

CORINTHIAN CHURCH: The Service this Sunday starts at 11am in Primrose Hall followed by refreshments. The Medium on this occasion is Terri Spain. There are private readings on Saturday April 23 between 10am to 2pm. The Mediums are Samantha Turell, Glyn Davis and Angie Alley. You can just walk-in, no booking necessary. £10 for 20 minutes and £15 for 30 minutes.

JUMBLE SALE: This is tomorrow, Saturday, at the Charles Hunt Centre between 10am and noon and is in aid of Hailsham Bonfire Society. If you have any jumble to donate please ring Rose on 01323 849562.

BONFIRE QUIZ: Book your table now for this very popular event on Friday May 13 at the Charles Hunt Centre from 7.30pm. Teams of six are £6 per person which includes a ploughman’s. Tickets are available from Lyn 441514.

MENTAL HEALTH COURSE: This is a Wellness Recovery Action Planning course starting on Thursday from 10am to 1pm and runs until May 26 at The Old Chapel, Hailsham. For enquiries or to book call 01323 849524.

THURSDAY FELLOWSHIP: This is on Thursday at 2.30pm at Hailsham Gospel Mission, Station Road. The speaker is Robert Scott. All welcome.

BOWLING OPEN DAY: If you have ever thought about playing lawn bowls then this is your chance to give it a go. Hailsham Bowling Club is holding its free annual Open Day on Saturday April 30 between 10am and 1pm at Vicarage Lane (behind the Leisure Centre). Please bring or wear flat shoes of trainers. For more information call Peter or Frances on 01323 440273 or visit www.hailshambowlingclub.co.uk.

100 YEARS AGO: In March 1916 Rev Clyde Harvey reported as follows: Mr Stainsby, R E Postal Section, has been home on leave. He came home from Luxor where he was sent to recruit after rheumatism. He came home from Napes in the Britannic, which can take 8000 patients, using its decks. There were 2400 and it seemed empty. He saw all the landing at Helles Bay on the Sunday from the ship where he was, and himself landed on the Wednesday. He describes the landing and work of the Lancasters as terrible and magnificent. He joined in November 1914, went to Rouen, then Marseilles, then the Dardanelles, then Egypt. Our Postmaster and our Doctor, Major Black, next door neighbours, have set the young men a splendid example.

Also, I hear 94 boys have been allowed to go to agriculture to help the Farmers in East Sussex. We must have some women, too, like their sisters in France. I hear some are taking to milking.

RED, WHITE AND BLUE PARTY: To celebrate the 90th Birthday of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Hailsham FM radio and Environment Hailsham proudly present their Red, White and Blue Party on Saturday June 11 from 7.30pm to 11.30pm to be held at Grovelands School. There will be a great party atmosphere with live music from the Tipler and Norman Band, music across the decades from Hailsham FM, a cash bar until late, prize raffle, British Icons fancy dress competition, fish and chip supper (included on advanced tickets only). Adults £12, children £5, family ticket £30. To book tickets call 01323 840381 or 07904 866328 or email j-bowdery@sky.com.

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