FESTIVAL OF TRANSPORT: The Hellingly Festival of Transport will be held as usual over the August Bank Holiday weekend at Broad Farm, Hellingly. This year will be the 41st annual event organised by the Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club. On show over the three days will be some 1000 historic vehicles of all sizes and types, together with associated memorabilia. Some of the exhibits will be approaching 100 years old and all credit must go to the respective owners for their efforts in keeping our transport heritage alive. In addition, there is something for all the family, with the Harris Bros vintage fairground, Huxley’s Birds of Prey displays, children’s attractions, a large variety of trade and autojumble stalls, the Sunday church service with the Rev David Farey and a beer/catering tent with live entertainment. FOT Chairman, David Bone said, ‘It is an amazing achievement that, from small beginnings, our show has grown into one of the largest three-day historic vehicle events in the south east. As well as showcasing our transport heritage over the years the EHVC has donated well over £100,000 to local organisations and charities from the proceeds of the shows.’ The event is open from 10am until 5pm each day. Admission is £10 for adults, £2 for children and £7 for seniors. Car parking is free. Stagecoach bus route 51 passes the showground. Further information about the show and the EHVC is available from the club web site www.ehvc.biz.
MEN’S BREAKFASTS: At Hellingly Church Saturday September 10 sees the start of the Men’s Breakfasts. These will be held on the second Saturday of the month starting at 9am in the Upper Dicker Village Shop, which does cracking breakfasts and caters for just about most tastes. They will be meeting for breakfast and then have a specially invited guest speaker. In September David, the Vicar, will be talking about his ‘Life in Cars’ and on October 8th the talk will be on Army Chaplaincy. Do come along.
NOTICE BOARD: If you want to find out more about what is going on at Hellingly Church, visit their new website at http://www.hellinglychurch.org.uk/.
INDOOR MARKET: This Sunday at Boship Lions Hotel.
BIG BARN CIRCUS DAY: On Wednesday go along to Michelham Priory and see Hazee’s Crazee Circus where the children become part of the show. The day’s activities are in the Great Barn. 10.30am Circus arts and crafts. 1pm Hazee’s Crazee Circus followed by children’s circus skills. Children’s trail in the house all day. Prize available on completion. Go along and enjoy the fun. Michelham Priory is off Coldharbour Road at Upper Dicker.
PRODUCE AND FLOWER SHOW: Start preparing your entries for Saturday September 3, 3pm Arlington Village Hall. A fun event for all ages in the spirit of have a go. Classes for vegetables, fruit, flowers, flower arranging, cookery, children’s classes and craftwork. Programme with entry form available from Upper Dicker village shop and entry forms to be returned by Wednesday August 31.
QUIZ NIGHT: Advance notice for Saturday evening September 10, Dicker Village Hall. Tickets include supper. Details to follow.
FESTIVAL CAKES AND WORSHIP: Friday August 26 to Monday August 29 at the Festival of Transport, Hellingly church is running a cake stall throughout the event. On Sunday August 28 at 11am a worship service will be held in the field at the Festival of Transport.
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