Lewes

BAZAAR: LOS Musical Theatre are holding a Royal Birthday Bazaar tomorrow, Saturday, from 10am til 1pm at the Market Tower. There will be a variety of stalls and activities including plants, cakes and produce, jewellery and pre-loved items, bric-a-brac and face painting. LOSMT continues to provide high quality musical entertainment in the local community so please come along and support us.

HEARING GROUP: The next meeting of the Lewes Hard of Hearing Support Group will be held on Monday June 20, from 10.30am to noon at Lewes House of Friendship, 208 High Street. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other hard of hearing people and to make new friends in a relaxed and welcoming environment and to learn from their personal experience of living with hearing loss. It’s also an ideal opportunity to learn some useful communication skills that will help to reduce the feeling of isolation. Free refreshments and raffle. All welcome so put a note in your diary. For more information please contact East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre on 01323 722505.

LEWES HISTORY GROUP: The next meeting is on Monday, 7pm (for 7.30pm) at the King’s Church building, Brooks Road. Living in History: How to be a House Historian by Rosalind Chislett. House Historian, Rosalind Chislett looks at the architectural history and the development of houses in Sussex. She will also explore how to investigate the history of your property, when it was built, and by whom, the names of the people that occupied it over time and the house’s link to the local community. Rosalind has co-written a book entitled Living in History which explains the evolution of English house styles. All welcome. Free refreshments. Members £2, non-members £3. www.leweshistory.org.uk

FOOTPATHS GROUP: Sunday May 22, was an excellent day for walking in Ashdown Forest because it was sunny but not too hot. We started the walk at the Goat crossroads, near Wych Cross and proceeded through the forest and on to the border fence of Springhill Wild Fowl Collection where we saw Canada geese, on our side of the fence. We then went into a large open space with a magnificent view of the National Trust property Standen House with East Grinstead in the background. After that, we were into woods with many rhododendrons. At one point, a tree had been blown across the track, but we scrambled over it.

We came to the busy road between Goat to Sharpthorne road, with lots of bends. At this point, I decided to use a whistle and a handkerchief, tied to my walking pole, to warn those in our group of approaching cars. This worked remarkably well. Finally, we made our way to the Cripps Manor Road where we could have turned left taking us straight back to the car park. Instead, we crossed Cripps Manor Road and made our way along a parallel path, the scenic route, taking us back to the car park. The five mile walk was led by Roy.

Our next walk around Pevensey is on Sunday. It is an all day walk at Castle Hill Nature Reserve. Bring a picnic and meet us at 9.30am at North Street car park. For more information visit www.lewesfootpathsgroup.org.uk

TRINITY AT SOUTHOVER: And St John sub Castro. On Sunday at 10.30am we are holding a combined celebration service at Trinity St John sub Castro with special guest speaker Bishop Nazir-Ali who was Bishop of Rochester for 19 years. Proceedings will start with coffee and pastries from 9.45am. After the service you are welcome to stay for a bring your own lunch and at then at 1pm there will be a seminar led by the Bishop, followed by tea and cake at 3.15pm, finishing around 4.30pm. Please note that as we are combining all our Trinity congregations for the service there will be no other services at Southover, South Malling or St John sub Castro. Please do come and join us for our celebration service. Southover Counselling is organising a training day for counsellors and health professionals entitled Mind over Matters with Dr Eva Bunting, a clinical neurologist on June 18 in the Chapter House, Trinity Southover. There are still a few places available, if you would like to attend call Southover Counselling 07852 221449, or email mail@southovercounselling.org.uk. Cost £65 including lunch. Also on Saturday June 18 the Trinity Garden Party will take place between 2pm and 5pm in the garden of Glebe Cottage off Church Lane in South Malling. Please come and enjoy tea, cakes and Pimms.

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