Heritage Festival and fireworks set to delight in Telscombe

PEACEHAVEN:  Special horse ploughing event, Telscombe Tye. 25-9-10
PEACEHAVEN: Special horse ploughing event, Telscombe Tye. 25-9-10

Working horses, chainsaw sculpture and a flintstone walling demonstration will be just some of the attractions at a special Heritage Festival being staged on Telscombe Tye on Saturday September 14.

The event is being organised by the Friends of Telscombe Tye to help people understand the countryside around them.

Later that evening Telscombe Town Council will stage a Fireworks Spectacular on the Tye, featuring a 45 minute display set to music.

Friends of Telscombe Tye treasurer John Carden, who is organising the event with his wife Sue, said: “The idea is to get people out into the countryside and find out about the things that used to happen on the South Downs.

“It’s to get people out into the fresh air and to see what is on their doorstep.”

The Heritage Festival will run from 11am to 4pm at the southern end of the Tye.

There will be horse and cart rides and a horse to practice grooming on.

Sussex Falconry will attend with birds of prey and there will be kite flyers, farm equipment displays and tractors.

Rottingdean and Saltdean Lions will run a barbecue.

The Green Gym from Portslade will be at the event too.

Its members work with groups such as the National Trust on conservation projects as a means of keeping fit.

The Fireworks Spectacular will be held in Telscombe on Saturday September 14 on the Tye from 8.30pm.

There will be burgers, hotdogs, chips and ice creams on sale.

The free event is being organised by Telscombe Town Council.

Visit http://www.friendsoftelscombetye.co.uk/