Herstmonceux & Wartling

ALL SAINTS: There is a 9.45am Family Service on Sunday.

WARTLING: St Mary Magdalene has a service on Sunday at 8am Holy Communion (BCP)

6pm Evensong (BCP).

WINDMILL UPDATE: Since the granting of the Lottery Grant from the National Lottery for the restoration of the internal machinery work has gone at a fast pace with the obvious removal of the sweeps to repair the shutters and to make sure they are still safe after a decade of being affixed to the main drive shaft known as the wind shaft. Whilst these are removed the main milling stones have been parted and redressed plus the fixing of metal bands to secure the stones in place. A further floor has been constructed above the stone floor for the hoppers to feed the grain to the stones along with the mechanism to bring the sacks from the ground floor. As it stands the fixing of the sweeps should take place in the very near future once the wind shaft is positioned correctly in order the gearing can mesh correctly. This is proving more difficult than previously thought so patience is a virtue. We are anticipating to be producing flour in the late autumn of this year. We hope this brings the story up to date.

BOWLS: The bowling club had two league games last week bowling 46 to Ringmer’s 67 which gave them one point and a magnificent 111 to Maresfield’s 34 giving them eight point on the league table. A friendly brought them 95 to Motcombe Gardens’ 54.

FLOWER SHOW: Windmill Hill Horticultural Society has its 138th Summer Show tomorrow, Saturday, from 2pm to 4.30pm at The Reid Hall, Boreham Street. Entrance is £1, children free. Free parking. In addition to the flowers, decorative, fruit and vegetables, novelty, home produce, children, photographs and handicrafts there will also be stalls, tombola, raffle, bric-a-brac, human fruit machine and refreshments.

OPEN GARDEN: Butlers Farmhouse, Butlers Lane will be open on Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9, from 2pm to 5pm in aid of the National Gardens Open for Charity scheme. You will be able to relax and listen to live jazz in the garden, there will be plants for sale and refreshments. There is disabled access. Admission is £5. Children free.

RAY AND SHELDON: The club takes a break for August and will be meeting back at the village hall again on Friday September 11 when musical entertainment from 2.15pm will be provided by Recycled. Enquiries to Anne on (01323) 441244.

WARTLING FAIR: The Wartling Church Summer Fair is on Saturday August 8 from 2pm to 4.30pm. There will be cakes, books, bric-a-brac, refreshments, treasure hunt and other children’s activities and much more.

WALKS: On Tuesday at 6.30pm meet Lita (844785) at Hailsham Leisure Centre for a possible Framfield walk. The route is to be confirmed. Contact the walk leader if you would like to go along. New members and well behaved dogs are welcome.

MOBILE HEARING UNIT: The mobile unit will be visiting Herstmonceux on Thursday and will be in The Village Hall Car Park, Hailsham Road from 10.30am to 3.30pm. The bus is accessible to wheelchair users and representatives from both the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre and Adult Social Care will be available to provide individual information and advice on all aspects of hearing loss. For further information please contact East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre, Tel: 01323 722505 (voice, text, fax) e-mail: info@eshrc.org.uk.

SUMMER FETE: Tomorrow, Saturday, at Orchard View Park, Windmill Hill from 2pm to 5pm. Children’s fancy dress competition, bouncy castle, vintage cars, cream teas, candyfloss, live Music by Recycled. In aid of Chestnut Tree House and Prostate Cancer.

DIG FOR VICTORY: Merrie Harriers, Cowbeech, 1.30pm on Sunday. Entrance only £1. Presented by the Cowbeech Bonfire Society. All profits go to the Local Good Causes funds.

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