CROSS IN HAND WI: This month members enjoyed a talk from Dr Geoffrey Mead entitled Hastings Old and New. Dr Mead included in his talk a lovely selection of photographs, maps and drawings which illustrated the sometimes forgotten beauty of Hastings and St Leonards. His talk was full of interesting facts. Did you know the upper classes are so called because they were the wealthier people who lived nearer the tops of the hills where the water supply was more pure than for the lower classes at the bottom of the hill. And did you know every town has an east and west end due to the prevailing winds that we experience in this country, the unpleasant smells from the west get blown towards the east making the east a less desirable side of town to live. Of course in modern times with a modern sewerage system, this no longer applies, making the east end of many towns the up and coming areas for people to now live. Muriel Campbell and Pauline Kent were presented with birthday flowers and Muriel also won the flower of the month competition for this month.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday April 26 when our speaker will be Lesley Baker with a talk entitled Tree Surgery Tales. All welcome, we hope to see you there. For further information or membership enquiries please telephone Anita 01435 863479 or Dawn 01435 868388.
ALL SAINTS CHURCH: Old Heathfield. Sunday, 8am Holy Communion (BCP), 11am Morning Worship. All welcome for coffee after this service. St George’s Broad Oak, 9.30am Holy Communion. http://allsaintsoldheathfield.org
QUIZ: Quiz with fish and chips hosted by Heathfield Silver Band tomorrow, Saturday, at the state Hall, Station Road, 7pm for 7.30pm start. Raffle supports Teenage Cancer Trust. £8 per person max eight people per team, small teams can combine. Please ring 01435 862398 to book a table. Free and easy parking. Telephone 01435 862398, email email@example.com www.heathfieldsilverband.org. Last year we raised £260 for Autism Sussex.
WDHURST AND HEATHFIELD BANDS: Saturday April 22. Wadhurst Brass Band are combining forces with Heathfield Silver Band to bring a massed concert to the church of St Peter and St Paul, High Street, Wadhurst. All Profits will go to Cancer Research UK, the leading charity in researching and finding a cure for this horrible disease. The concert will be at 7.30pm in the church. It is going to be a theme of A Night at the Movies. It features a collection of movie themes from the mid 20th through the the early 21st Century. This Includes such composers as Henry Mancini, Hans Zimmer, Klaus Berandt and John Barry. Conductors Sarah Leeves and David Healy. Tickets will retail at £8 for everyone, unless you are under 12 years in which case the price will be £5. Glass of wine included for the adults. Tickets are available from Carillon Cottage, High Street, Wadhurst and The Pet Food Shop, Station Approach, Heathfield.
FASCOH: AGM and Supper, Wednesday, at 7.30pm at The Space, All Saints’ Church, Old Heathfield.
CONCERT: International Music Concert in partnership with the Heathfield Choral Society tomorrow, Saturday, at 7.30pm at All Saints’ Church, Old Heathfield. Entrance by ticket, price £8, available from 01435 863784 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also available from Gemini, 40 High Street, Heathfield.
COUNTRY LUNCHES: Meet at Punnetts Town Village Hall at 12.30pm on the following Wednesdays: April 5 and April 19. For further information and details about these superb lunch-time occasions, designed for those who are retired and enjoy meeting with people who value the company of other like-minded people, contact Ann or Rev Roger Kenward on 01435 862618.
LENTEN LUNCHES: These programmes are designed and organised as times of fellowship and consideration for those in the community and across the globe who need our prayers and/or support. They are open for any to attend. For further details contact Marigold Clarke, telephone 01435 864896. Thursday April 6, 10.30am at Sunningdale, Broad Oak in aid of Project Ruth.
EASTER EGG HUNT: Saturday April 15, 9.30am to noon, starting at the parish council offices, 73 High Street. Charity Easter Bunny hunt and activity morning. Chocolate prize for all participants, 50p per entry. Fun stalls for kids and colouring competition. Tea, coffee and cake sale. Parish Councillors will be available if you wish to speak to them.
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