Five star foodie Waldron event


In keeping with its habit of finding a dozen causes for celebration each year, Waldron is staging a five star food weekend from June 1-2.

The fun begins on Saturday, June 1 at 11am with a chance to spend the afternoon in an English country garden at Cransford, Little London Road.

There will be coffee and home-made biscuits or a traditional Sussex tea with scones, strawberry jam and cream.

Organisers say there will also be cakes and plants to take home and a raffle.

Entrance and parking are free but voluntary donations will go to Friends of Waldron Churches to help with the repair and upkeep of All Saints Parish Church and St Bartholomew’s Church in Cross-in-Hand.

On the Sunday from 11 until 4pm there will be a gourmet food market. A number of specialist food producers and retailers from Wealden have been invited to display and sell their wares.

On the same day the community has organised a village picnic to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - the third year the picnic has been held in association with the national Big Lunch.

People can buy their picnics from stalls, the Star Inn, barbecue or bring their own. They’re advised to take their own chairs and choose their favourite spot.

The Star Inn is staging a strawberry fair with a jam competition, bars, cookery demos, summer cream teas, children’s fancy dress, games and craft and produce for sale.

Accompanying all village centre events will be music from bands, an acapella group singing folk songs, two sessions with Punch and Judy and conjuror Nick Beak with spinning plates and fun things for children and adults. The event is being held to support Friends of Waldron Churches.

Friends’ chair Valerie Chidson said: “This is a wonderful location to spend a fun-filled summer’s day. What more could you want?”