SPRING SHOW: The Bishopstone Horticultural Society Spring Show is on Saturday, March 19, at Bishopstone Parish Hall. The show includes classes for horticulture and home produce, plus winemaking, photography, art and handicrafts. Schedules and entry forms are available from Linda’s Stores, St Andrew’s Church and Eadric House.

A WHIST DRIVE: Is on Saturday, March 19, at 7.30pm in the Bishopstone Parish Hall. Admission including refreshments, £2.50. The event is in aid of Bishopstone Parish Hall.

BEACHY CLEAN: The Tide Mills Community Beach Clean is on Sunday March 20 from 10am to noon. Meet at the beach end of Mill Drove (off the A259). Come along, grab a bag and a litter picker, and help clean up the area for visitors and the local wildlife.

FREE HORSE MANURE: Is still available on west (Newhaven) side of Bishopstone Road between Bishopstone Estate and Bishopstone Pond: help yourself, but please return or replace the bags.

PASSED AWAY: This week passed away the inventor of what makes the Parish Pump possible, electronic mail. Ray Tomlinson’s invention is used world-wide, but the content of the first historic e-mail 45 years ago has, alas, been forgotten.

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