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Mary Taylor

Burwash

PANTO: The first three performances of Peter Pan presented by the Burwash Amateur Pantomime Society have been a resounding success. That is the feeling I am getting from the amazing comments from those who were lucky enough to be in the audience. Comments like I haven’t laughed so much in a long time, the fluffs were professionally covered by the talented cast. There was a lot of audience participation from adults and children alike. One comment from a long standing member of the village who has seen most of these pantos over the years was its the best ever. There are three more performances this weekend, tonight, Friday, at 8pm and tomorrow, Saturday, at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. You may be lucky enough to get tickets, call in at the Internet cafe in the car park this morning from 10am to 1pm or try the ticket line at www.ticketsource/baps.

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Pantomime: Time has run out for final rehearsals, scenery painting and making props and costumes as the first performances of The Burwash Amateur Pantomime society’s rendition of Peter Pan take place tomorrow. The afternoon session has sold out but there are still tickets available for the evening which starts at 7.30pm. There are a few still available for Sunday afternoon too. This one starts at 2.30pm. Tickets are available at the Internet cafe this morning or via www.ticketsource/baps. There are three further performances next weekend on Friday evening 8pm , Saturday afternoon 2.30 & 7.30pm. We wish everyone involved the best of luck for three great performances.

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WALK: The next walk for strollers will take place on Wednesday morning, leaving the Beat car park at 9am. These walk are for those who prefer a gentle walk rather than a brisk ramble. They take in some of the network of public footpaths that cross the beautiful countryside around our three villages. Iron Jenner will lead the way and he would be happy to see you there. If you are new to the area this is a great way to make new friends and learn your way round. The walks end back at the car park at lunch time. Call Jon on 01435 882045 for more details.

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DATES: Like most January’s, this one has proved a quiet one with regards to things going on in the village. Clubs and societies have resumed their normal club days and are preparing events for the coming months. Here are a few for your diaries.
The pantomime is being held on February 9, 10, 15 and 16. Performances on Saturday are at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Friday 8pm and Sunday 2.30pm. Tickets available from The Internet cafe on Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 10am to 1pm or via www.ticketsourcs.co.uk/baps. This year they are performing Peter Pan.

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CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH: I think this has to to be the best one yet. What a wonderful day we had. The new volunteers were amazing, everything was done so quick and they were warm and welcoming to the thirty diners who joined us. We were delighted to welcome some new faces this year who would otherwise have spent the whole day alone, instead they had someone new to chat with, enjoyed a delicious freshly cooked three course lunch with extras and went home tired but happy and full, taking with them a small Christmas gift. We are very grateful to so many this year not least those who donated, Roger Daltry turkey, Old Orchard Nursery gammon and cheese, Waterhouse funeral directors £100 for the wine and soft drinks, April Barrow Christmas puddings, Northiam Dairy cream and milk, Eileen Craddock Christmas crackers, Lorna and Yuti Chernerovsky wine and chocolates, Pat and Peter Stephenson Christmas cake, cash from Marjorie Axell, Martin Susse and Peter and Mollie Beachamp. This was just wonderful and we find it humbling so many want to give. Thank you so much. But this lovely lunch couldn’t take place without the wonderful volunteers who give up their day to help, and this year we had more than ever, which made it so much easier to put together and make happen, so huge thank you to Babs and Phil Dixon, Jilly and Andrew Wingfield and Jilly’s dad Edward, Bridget and Alan Shersby, Jacqui, Dave and Lucy Kuhler, Jackie and Michael Ashdown, Carol Whittam, Celestine Swatton, Natalie Crabtree and Linda Cooper. This is our thirteenth year of organising this lunch and the first time we have felt so relaxed at the end of it but also thanks to the generosity it hasn’t cost us. The feedback from the diners has been very pleasing too. Someone asked when I was going to stop doing this, all I can say is I am not ready to yet.

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Apologies: I am really sorry I missed last weeks edition. Illness got the better of me and had to succumb to my bed. I am sorry if you had an event that should have been covered. I hope that it went well and was well attended.

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BAZAAR: Last Friday, the Burwash PTFA held their annual Christmas Bazaar at the village primary school. They had an amazing array of stalls, thing to do, try, and buy. The event also had stalls and refreshments in St Bartholomew’s Church. They would like to say a big thank you to everyone who went along, helping them raise a fantastic £1,500. Well done everyone who helped to make this such a successful event.

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CONGRATULATIONS: Last Friday evening local woman Jacqueline (Jackie to her friends) Ashdown was awarded the 50 years long service medal for her contribution to the world of Guiding. It was presented to her by the High Sheriff of East Sussex, John Moore-Bick, in a ceremony at East Dean and Friston village hall. The mother of four has enjoyed service as a Guider to the 1st Burwash Guides and Brownies. She was also District Commissioner for several years. Jackie so deserves this accolade as she is always in the thick of any fund raising the group do, she has loved giving the young women a sense of fun and achievement through guiding. Jackie was joined by another lady who also received her 50 year award and two who received their 60 years award. Congratulations Jackie, this is such a well deserved honour.

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QUIET WEEKEND: After the busy couple of weeks that our three villages have had, having been very involved with commemoration of 100 years since the end of the WW1, this weekend is a quiet one. Time to reflect on the different services and commemorative events we have held, all the poppy making and hanging, and time to recharge our energy levels ready for the Christmas events planned. Some time over the weekend we hope to decorate the village hall in readiness for the Christmas bazaars etc but that is all that seems to be happening. Well done to all those involved in the commemorative events especially Sarah Walker for the exhibition in the church last weekend. It looked awesome.

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SOUP LUNCH: A big thank you to everyone who attended the soup lunch last week. It was the best one yet. With over 50 people sitting down to enjoy the seven varieties of freshly made soups and eight delicious puddings the atmosphere was terrific. Grateful thanks to those who helped especially Wendy Woolgar, Lorraine Tester, Trudi Lavender Russell and Jilly Wingfield who worked so hard with me in the kitchen. The result was a fantastic £455.08 for the fund for new windows for the front elevation at the village hall.

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JUMBLE: Wow, what a turn out for the Guides and Brownies jumble sale last Saturday. I don’t think I have seen so many people at one, it was like a sea of people entering the hall. They certainly had a wide and vast variety of items to rummage through as all the tables were piled really high with goods. The guiders are very grateful to all the parents that turned out to help man the stalls, but equally to everyone who came along. A total of £415 was raised for group funds. The best result ever. The guides and Brownies will now look to organising their Santa’s grotto for the festive evening, which is being held on Wednesday December 5. Also their Christmas card delivery. More details nearer the time.

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FIREWORKS: Congratulations to everyone who was involved with the Burwash Bonfire and Firework evening last Saturday. Despite the cold I was told that there was a good turn out. Not being a lover of fireworks, although I enjoy watching from afar, I didn’t attend myself and have spoken to some that did and they all agree it was a great evening. The fancy dress costumes were awesome and some quite scary. There was music and food to enjoy too. Watching the fireworks from the safety of my front door step I can tell you they were brilliant very colourful and amazing displays. Well done everyone on all your hard work fund raising and getting it altogether and then clearing up. One or two items were found after the event, if you have lost anything in the field let me know and I will put you in contact with the right person.

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EXHIBITION: The Monday Painters would love to see you all at their annual exhibition tomorrow, Saturday. It is being held in the village hall from 10am until 4pm. On display will be a selection of the amazing pictures they have done over the last year, in all types of medium, oils, water colours etc. Some framed others not. Some of them will be for sale too, early shopping for Christmas? Entry and refreshments are free. Do go along and support this talented group.

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SALE AND TEA: The Burwash Not So Young Club invite you all to join them at Burwash Village Hall tomorrow, Saturday, for their annual autumn sale and tea. Doors will open at 2.30pm until 4.30pm, entrance is £2 and includes a cream tea. There will also be stalls selling produce, books, bric-a-brac, jewellery, crafts etc and a raffle. All proceeds go to the club’s funds.

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COFFEE: Burwash is taking part in the Macmillan biggest coffee morning today, Friday, at 10.30am in the Scout Hut at the Bear car park, until 12.30pm. Available will be coffee/tea and cakes. A raffle will be run and a couple of games. Please do go along and support this. So many of us have been affected by cancer and need the support of the Macmillan nurses.

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FIRE: I guess the subject on everyone’s mind over the last week has been the fire at our local village stares. This was an awful experience for the owners and the residents of the flats above, but happily everyone got out safe and though there has been extensive damage to the store, office and cloakrooms the main shop has got away with smoke damage. This is down to all the amazing firefighters who attended. We are all very grateful for all the hard work they did to save the main building. Now comes the hard and dirty work of cleaning up and rebuilding. We all know this is going to take a while and as a village everyone is being very supportive, not just of the shop but those who need the shop for their goods and post office items. Offers have been flooding in of lifts to Heathfield or the Post Office in Etchingham. Well done Burwash, once again you have proved this is one of the best places to live in times of adversity.

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APOLOGY: I am really sorry that my article didn’t appear last weekend. I did it all on Monday morning and sent it off to the editors, but unfortunately it got lost in cyberspace and didn’t appear in their in boxes until Thursday afternoon when the paper had already gone to print. I sincerely hope that your events went off ok and you had a good turnout. I hope this weeks arrives in good time.

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FAIR RESULTS: Well what can I say about the annual Burwash Fair held last Monday. It was great, probably one of the best for several years. It seemed like the fun had returned there was so much laughter. There were lots to try your hand at. I especially enjoyed watching the pig races, it was hilarious. The bouncy bungee race looked like fun too, though not for this poor old body to try! The usual coconut shy and tombolas, raffle and races, the edge ball game, guessing the weight of an enormous marrow, and a delicious cake. The fire brigade had an old fire engine which the children were able to climb all over and ask about. There a tractor filled with balloons to guess how many. Plus there was a novelty dog show, so something for everyone. There were stalls selling everything from cakes and savouries, plants, books bric-a-brac, clothing or jams and chutneys. The barbecue smelt very tasty, there were teas, a beer tent and ice cream van. The musicians who played throughout the afternoon were fantastic. All in all a great afternoon, congratulations to all the organisers and thank you to everyone who helped set up the field and clear up after, to all those who manned the stalls and especially to everyone from far and near who came and enjoyed the afternoon.

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POPPIES: Two weeks ago I mentioned that the members of the After Eight Club had made lots of ceramic poppies to commemorate those who had lost their lives in the First World War. My article said that these were for Burwash Weald and Burwash Common, but in fact 32 are for there, the other 63 are to commemorate those from Burwash. This is a great idea and thank the club and Mary Clark our local potter for doing them.

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AFTER EIGHT CLUB: The ladies from the Burwash Common After Eight Club are to make ceramic poppies to commemorate the fallen of Burwash Weald and Burwash Common in WW1. This will take place on Tuesday with the help of local potter Mary Clark. They will paint them on August 27. Dozens of knitted poppies have already been made by the industrious people of our village. If you want to help call Jan McCartney on 01435 882117.

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