HELLO FROM BEDFORD: At the moment I’m suffering from car-lag. What a lot of traffic on a Sunday evening, just proving now that there is no such thing as the quietest time to travel. And, after a long journey, what did I want to do, just sit down and switch off for an hour with a glass of wine and immerse myself in the prospective Super Sunday Olympic finals, but no television and no internet access at the digs. Nothing. The one glass of wine became two, while calling home to the Other Half in a panic and having commentary and updates given from all BBC channels. Then, next horror, the V Voice, how to do it and send by Monday evening as planned with no ethermail. Must I handwrite and find a suitable Olympic champion carrier pigeon? Well, day one of rehearsals, slightly baggy under the eyes and strong coffee was the first order of the day. Glad to say that the early start I set myself proved positive and these first bits of the column were done before rehearsals. I just hope it hasn’t all disappeared by the time I get home.
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: The Annual Horti Show is tomorrow, Saturday, at the Memorial Hall and hopefully Rose will be pleased with the amount of entrants. Doors open to the public at 2.30pm and there will be refreshments and homemade cakes on offer while you have a look at all the marvellous exhibits. Good luck to all the entrants.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH: The next meeting is on Tuesday in the Reading Room, Church Lane, at 7.30pm.There is no charge for entry and light refreshments will be available. There will be further information at the meeting as to how to avoid the dreadful scams that seem to be constantly invading our lives. It’s not stupidity to get caught out, the scammers are professionals with plausible, persuasive arguments on the phone, at the door or on the Internet, in the various and nasty scams they try to pull. They can sound extremely official, very confident and knowledgeable, and it’s only too easy to be taken in. Do go along and find out more as to how to beat this crime. Call Rod Ffoulkes on 893635 for more information.
LOCAL HISTORY GROUP: The group had an outing to the Seaford Museum on August 5, thanks to Kevin and Mandy Gordon who opened the venue especially for the tour. Kevin has given very entertaining talks to the group in the past and the museum is extremely interesting, being situated within a Martello Tower. The next meeting of the history group is on Thursday September 15, at 7.30pm in the Methodist Hall when Ian Everest will make a welcome return visit to speak this time on Shepherds of the South Downs. Entry will be £3 for non-members and £1 for members with tea, coffee and biscuits included. On September 24 there will be another chance for people to hear the fantastic talk by Liz Darbyshire and David Swales on the History of Ninfield School. This will be at the Memorial Hall, a bigger venue as this was so popular at the last outing and will also be accompanied by a display of memorabilia, photographs etc. Entry will be £2 for non-members and £1 for members. Please call Rod again on 893635.
BOWLS CLUB: Here are the results from Carole. Wednesday August 10, Ninfield 78 St Johns (Meads) 97. Saturday August 13, Ninfield 64 Westfield 69. This was a Rother League Match and both teams earned four points each for the table. There is one more league game to go against Martletts on Wednesday, good luck team.
Church Services: Ninfield Methodist Church - Sunday 21st August 10.30am Service of Worship and Praise with Revd. John Hope.
CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday St Mary’s Church, Family Service. 11.15am St Oswald’s Hooe Parish Eucharist.
DEFIBRILLATORS: Can be found in Ninfield and Hooe, for 24/7/365 access in an emergency situation. Kings Arms PH Ninfield, Red Lion PH Hooe, both on the front walls.
KEEP IN TOUCH: I know this is shorter than usual but I’m afraid I’ve no more diary entries sent to me. Please let me know what you would like in next weeks’ column remember, it’s Bank Holiday weekend coming up. Please could you send through a little earlier than usual, by Sunday evening if possible, as I’d like to do this on my evening off at home in Ninfield with the Tinter-web at full strength and me, stress free. At time of finishing off this one I have had no connection for three hours and for the last four it’s been intermittent to put it politely. I know we moan in Ninfield, but I promise you Bedford is worse.
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