Isfield & Little Horsted

BUSY, BUSY: No sooner had they finished clearing up after Saturday’s successful Isfest music festival than a group of intrepid members of Isfield and Little Horsted Bonfire Society found themselves afloat, if not all at sea, on their home-made raft Jaws. The society’s members and their craft, it appears in a slightly different creation each year, are regular competitors in the annual Lewes to Newhaven raft race organised by Lewes and District Round Table. And yet again they mopped up first prize in the ‘the most devious means’ class. Their water pump used as a water cannon was deemed by the judges to be the most effective raft in repelling rivals. It is claimed that the device was responsible for the sinking on one raft on Sunday. The crew consisted of Aaron and Claire Crutcher, Bill Cowling, Timmy Fordham, Richard (Benson) Harvey, Neil McDonald, Helen Stonham and Erika Wilson. Roll back 24 hours, and back in Isfield, the bon fire society attracted a little over 300 visitors to their music festival, where five local bands entertained throughout the afternoon and into the late evening. Proceeds from the two events are being used to help finance this year’s Guy Fawkes celebrations and also to help the charity Care For The Carers.

CHURCH SERVICES: St Margaret’s, Isfield (10am): First Sunday of the month, Holy Communion; second, Matins; third, Holy Communion; fourth, Family; fifth, Holy Communion. St Michael’s, Little Horsted: First Sunday, Communion (11am); second, Holy Communion, Book of Common Prayer (8am); third, Family service, (11am); fourth and fifth, Holy Communion, Book of Common Prayer (8am).

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