FLOWER CLUB: Willingdon Flower Club will be meeting at 2pm today, Friday, at Willingdon Memorial Hall. There will be a floral demonstration by Gaenor Circus entitled Ancient and Modern. For further information please contact Alison Pullinger on 01323 645527.
ENTERTAINMENT: Leigh Baker will be entertaining customers at The British Queen at 8.30pm tomorrow, Saturday.
COFFEE MORNING: The British Queen also has a coffee morning from 10am to noon on the second Thursday of the month. Why not go along on August 13 for a chat and a nice cup of tea or coffee and a piece of cake? It is just £1.50 and there is a book stall, bring and buy table and a raffle.
JOHN PAUL MILLER: Singer and guitarist will be providing the entertainment at The Wheatsheaf at 8.30pm tomorrow, Saturday.
A TEA PARTY: In aid of the Royal British Legion Willingdon branch Poppy Appeal will be held at 2.30pm tomorrow, Saturday, at Willingdon Memorial Hall. It is to commemorate the 70th year of VJ Day (Victory in Japan). The cost is £7. Please contact Val Godwin for tickets on 01323 503684. Please take along any photographs you may have of VE/VJ parties, other memorabilia. Everyone would also love to hear about memories you may have of being a war-time evacuee.
A GARDEN PARTY: This is to be held at St Wilfrid’s Church from 3pm to 5pm tomorrow, Saturday. Tea and cakes will be served and the cost is £3.50. Money raised is for Family Support Work and church funds.
TRIANGLE LACE CLUB: Members will be meeting at Trinity Church Hall from 10am to 2pm tomorrow, Saturday. This is an active friendly club promoting all forms of bobbin lace. All lace makers of any age are welcome. There is a trade stand with lace supplies and equipment and guidance on the art of lace making can be given. The cost including refreshments, raffle and insurance is £5. For further information, please contact Rowena Gausden on 01323 484165.
STREET MEETINGS: PCSO Ali Beaden will be at Wheelwright Close at 5pm on Wednesday. She will also be in Tott Yew Recreation Ground at 5pm on Wednesday August 19. Do go along and discuss any issues relevant to her work. For further information please ring PCSO Ali Beaden on 101 ext 68233 or her mobile 07787 685 755.
POLEGATE/WILLINGDON WINDMILL: It was a beautiful sunny day for the mill’s Summer Fete on July 19. The mill was dressed with brightly coloured pennants made by Emma Smart and sewn onto the lanyards by Patricia Stevens. Con Brio provided the musical entertainment and there were side shows and tours of the mill to be enjoyed. The strawberry cream teas proved to be very popular and were sold out before the end of the afternoon.
On August 5 there was an enjoyable afternoon of drawing and painting which was led by Peter Martin. The mill will be open from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday and then on Wednesday there will be a special event when the mill will again be open from 2pm to 5pm. The afternoon starts with a guided tour of the mill for adults and children, who can then take part in quizzes, word search, various puzzles and crosswords, all with a windmill theme. It is £1 per person and will be led by Sandra Creasy Contact her on 01323 736899.
The historical food day, on Wednesday August 19, is mainly aimed at children from the age of 5 years upwards. They will be taught where different foods come from and their seasonal availability from different periods in time. The children will experiment with cooking, using a clay oven as well as an open fire, all well supervised. They will learn how to make Roman sweets, an Elizabethan fruit pudding and bread and make butter while everything is cooking. There are two sessions to choose from 11am to 1pm or 2.30pm to 4.30pm. The cost is £3 for children and £1 for accompanying adults to include a tour of the mill. Contact Patricia Stevens on 01323 734496.
GARDENERS’ GROUP: The group will be meeting at 6.30pm for 7pm on Thursday at The Red Lion when Bernie will be talking about low maintenance gardening.
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