MUSIC: The music festival held in the gardens at the Bear Motel last Saturday was once again a huge success. Local bands entertained the audiences with some really great sounding music and songs. Those I have spoken to and reports from villagers say that the event was trouble free and great fun. Well done to the Bear for giving us another great music event and for raising money for charity
BLOOMS: Today, Friday, will see the judges going round the village looking at the entries for the Burwash in Bloom competition. They will be judging the boxes, baskets troughs and garden of the residents and the baskets, boxes and troughs of the businesses. Despite the wet and cloudy weather of late many of the baskets etc are looking really pretty. Good luck to all those who have entered.
WHISTLE FOR THE SOMME: A special service will be held at the Burwash War Memorial tonight, Friday, at 7.30pm to remember those who fell in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago. At 7.30pm on July 1, 1916, whistles blew along the western front as a signal to troops to go over the top. This was the start of the bloodiest battle of the Great War. Three short blasts will be in remembrance of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Please feel free to go along and remember these amazing men.
BATEMAN’S: Tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday, Bateman’s will play host to East Sussex Guild of Craft from 11am to 5pm. Normal admission applies. This will an exhibition and sale of traditional crafts such as leather, lace, glass and jewellery. It will be held in the grounds of the Bateman’s estate.
OPEN GARDENS: Tomorrow, Saturday, there will be seven gardens open in aid of the National Garden Scheme charities. All of them are well worth a visit and all are so very different. Open from 2pm until 5.30pm you are welcome to visit them all. Admission will be £5, children free. Parking available in the village. Tickets and maps at entry point of Longstaffes, High Street just by the car park. Teas and homemade cakes will be available at the village hall. There will also be plants for sale. We look forward to welcoming you all.
OUTING: The Burwash Flower Arrangement Club will have their summer outing on Wednesday. In this, their 40th year, they will visit Osterly Park. The coach will leave the Bear car park at 8.45am. There may still be room for you to join them. Seats are £15 for non-members and free to members. To find out if there are any spare seats call Jean Plummer on 01435 883483.
WALK: The July walk for strollers will take place on Wednesday morning. They will set off from the Bear Car Park at 9am. Ijon Jenner will lead the walk which is for those who enjoy walking the countryside at a gentler pace. He would be pleased to have you join him. The walks usually end in time for lunch.
WHIST: The next whist evening in Burwash Village Hall will be on Thursday from 7pm. These fun evenings are for card players of all abilities and everyone is made welcome. Indeed, last month my cousin from Canada joined us and she had never played the game before. Everyone was pleased to include her and no one got upset about a wrong play. Over the last two years we have been delighted to welcome new players from around the villages, even from as far as Hailsham and Sandhurst. Robertsbridge support us and we support them. All money from the evening goes to our maintenance funds. Entry is £3 and includes 20 hands of cards. Please do come along and join the fun. Call Mary Taylor 01435 882107 for further details. Parking is available in the Catholic Church car par opposite the hall.
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