CHURCH SERVICES: Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Sunday, 10am Family Service with Communion. Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, 10am Holy Communion and ‘Ashing’.

Friday, 1st March 2019, 8:24 am
Updated Friday, 1st March 2019, 9:25 am
Fletching news

CHROMATICS CHOIR: Meet on Monday at 7pm.

PARISH COUNCIL: Meets on Tuesday at 7pm in Fletching Parish Church.

FLETCHING SINGERS: Rehearse on Tuesday at 7.45pm.

ART GROUP: Meets on Wednesday at 1pm.

MARTIAL ARTS: Kobudo Martial Arts meet on Thursday at 5pm.

PANCAKE DAY: Shrove Tuesday, March 5, 10.30am to 12.30pm in the church. Come and join us in the church for pancakes and coffee. We just ask for a donation to our local Family Support Group.

QUIZ NIGHT: Fletching PTA Quiz Night is on Saturday March 9, 7.30pm in Fletching Village Hall. £10 per person. Tables of eight, dinner will be provided, cash bar available. To reserve tickets please contact [email protected]

SPRING CONCERT: On Saturday March 23 at 7.30pm the Fletching Singers will be performing, in St Margaret’s Church Buxted, an all-Mozart programme, spanning his career from the age of 12 to his death at age 35. Featuring the emotionally stirring Requiem (his greatest choral work, made famous in the film Amadeus) the programme also includes Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Veni Sancte Spiritus, Laudate Dominum and Magnificat (from Solemn Vespers of the Confessor), Masonic Funeral Music and Ave Verum Corpus. Conducted by Michael Fields, with professional vocal soloists (Ansy Boothroyd, Lindsay Richardson, Mark Curtis, Sebastian Charlesworth) and chamber orchestra. Tickets, £14 are available online www.fletchingsingers.co.uk or from 01825 712462, a choir member, or on the door.

FLETCHING BIG BREAKFAST: Saturday March 30, 8am to 10am at Piltdown Golf Club. Submariners Through the Ages with Captain Nigel Manger, Royal Navy (rtd). Tickets £17 to include full cooked English breakfast. Apply: [email protected] Tel: 01825790458. In support of Fletching Church.

80 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 3 March 1939. Allowed Himself to be Summoned. Piltdown Man and Lewes Traffic Congestion.

A man who stated he allowed himself to be summoned in order to call attention to the traffic congestion in Cliffe High-street, Lewes, was fined 10s. at Lewes Police Court on Tuesday. He was John Yule de la Cour Elliott, 35, of Mitchell’s, Piltdown, and he pleaded not guilty to a summons for causing obstruction with his car.

A police officer said that on February 15 there was a traffic congestion in Cliffe High-street, because of defendant’s car, and traffic had to mount the pavement to get by. When he spoke to defendant Elliott was indignant and said his car was not causing an obstruction. He refused to give his name and address and his driving licence. The officer said he begun to take particulars of the car, when defendant reversed into Morris-road. In doing so the nearside front wheel of the car ran over his foot. There was an obstruction for about 18 minutes. PC Heather stated there was a stream of cars along South-street and Malling-street, right up to Cliffe Bridge.

Elliot said ‘I allowed myself to be summoned because I realised that the police have an almost impossible job to conduct the traffic in the Cliffe High-street.’ He often came into Cliffe and parked his car so that others could pass. He did not see the car park signs, which were afterwards pointed out by the constable. There was a coal lorry in front of his car and he maintained that the lorry caused as much obstruction as his car. He thought all traffic should he treated alike He was collecting parcels at the time of the congestion.