RIDE AND STRIDE: Takes place tomorrow, Saturday, whereby those taking part raise funds, by sponsorship, for church restoration by cycling, walking, using wheelchairs or riding on horseback to and from historic churches. St Martin’s Chapel which is in Chailey Heritage Foundation’s grounds will be open on this day from 9am and 5pm. This quaint Grade II listed building, which dates from1913, is well worth a visit. For more information and a sponsor form, to raise funds for the Chapel, visit http://www.chf.org.uk/ride&strideforchf.html. GK’S Café, which is nearby the Chapel, will be open all day for refreshments.
AUTUMN SHOW: Is at the village hall tomorrow, Saturday. Everyone is invited to see the exhibits from 2.30pm and enjoy delicious refreshments, which will include homemade cakes, a raffle and maybe stay a while as there will be prize giving and an auction of produce at about 4pm. For more details call Janet Keet-Black on 01273 400699.
FREE ENTRY: To Sheffield Park and Garden is available tomorrow, Saturday, from 10am to 5pm (last entrance 4pm). You can follow a self-guided walk around the garden and wider estate and learn about the Park’s history.
ST PETER’S CHURCH: Services this Sunday are Holy Communion at 8am and Parish Communion at 10am.
FREE CHURCH: At South Chailey, this Sunday has a Harvest Service at 10.30am with Derek Heyman and an evening service at 6.30pm with Eddie Gorniak. On Tuesdays at 7.30pm there is bible study and prayer.
CRICKET AT SHEFFIELD PARK: Sunday sees the last game at the Park, this season, when the Armadillos whose home games are all played at this venue have a game against Sussex Martlets starting at 1pm. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the game and the magnificent surroundings, with a picnic maybe. The outstanding ground is available for hire for private matches; to make arrangements just contact the Fixtures Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSEUM: The Windmill and Rural Life Museum will open on Sunday as it is National Heritage Day; from 3pm to 5pm. Admission on this occasion is free. The Mill will also be open on Saturday September 27at the same times and this will be the last opening for 2015. Admission will be £1 for adults and 50p for children aged 10 to 16 years. For more details call John Smith on 01825 723519.
CRICKET: Chailey will play in a friendly game on Sunday against Plumpton at the sportsground, just off the A272, starting at 1.30pm.
HISTORIC PULHAM FALL: When the full flow of water crashes over the 10m rock faces it is a magnificent spectacle at Sheffield Park. This is happening twice a week throughout September on Tuesdays and Friday from midday to 1pm. Do go along on September 15 or 18 and witness the waterfall; it is best viewed from the second bridge, the cricket pitch or the base of the falls. Normal admission prices apply.
OPEN DAYS: For prospective parents are taking place at Chailey School on Tuesday at 6.30pm and during the mornings of Monday September 21 and Thursday September 24. For more details visit http://www.chaileyschool.org/ or call 01273 890407.
PARISH COUNCIL: The council meet at the Reading Room, Chailey Green, on Tuesday at 7.30pm. Members of the public may attend and will be given an opportunity to make representations if they so wish.
KNIT AND NATTER: Love knitting or would like to learn to knit then you will be most welcome at the Free Church on Tuesday at 7.30pm. Go along with your current project or if you are just learning wool, needles and tips will be available. For more details call 01273 890114.
GRANDPARENT’S GROUP: Meets at Chailey Children’s Centre on Wednesday from 9.30am to 11.30am. This is a very friendly playgroup for grandparents and their grandchildren up to the age of five; there is plenty for the children to do. Do join them or for more details call Susannah Griffin on 01852 724335.
TALK: Amazing Wildlife in Hot and Cold is the title of an illustrated talk by the photographer Janice Tipping at the village hall on Thursday at 7.30pm. Janice loves wild places, wildlife and the natural world. Her photography features the wildlife of Africa, India, Antarctica and The Arctic. She will be sharing photographs of tigers, lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, mountain gorillas, polar bears, king penguins and more; all in their natural environment together with the contrasting landscapes of hot plains and ice worlds. Her photography captures the wonder, beauty and magic of wildlife and the natural world so this promises to be a most interesting evening. Visitors are always welcome.
BO PEEP HILL CLIMB: The revival of Firle Hill Climb by the Bo Peep Drivers Club featuring Lagondas, Bentleys and MGs takes place on Sunday September 20. The organiser, Rob Bryant, has chosen Chailey Heritage Foundation to benefit from the fundraising at this event. To support the Foundation please visit https://www.justgiving.com/bopeepdriversclub/. On this page you will learn of the passion behind the Climb this year and the choice of charity. Rob’s story includes ‘it was when out on one of our walks at Bopeep on the South Downs that we first thought about reviving a hill climb for cars that took place there up until 1967. So we set about trying to get our idea off the ground, not easy as there is a wealth of red tape and rules and regulations to satisfy. It will take a lot of hard work but we want it to succeed as we also wanted to use our event to help raise funds for Chailey Heritage School. It was when visiting Chailey with our daughter who was born with developmental delay, cerebral palsy and epilepsy that we first realised the value of such a place. Our daughter especially enjoys horse riding when she gets the chance and so it made sense to us to aim our fundraising to assist the riding school at Chailey. Although it does not really matter which area of expertise the money supports as all of the work at the school is as essential as it is remarkable’.
INDIAN SUMMER EVENING: Organised by Newick and Chailey Support Group for St Peter and St James Hospice, takes place on Wednesday September 23 at 7.30pm at Newick Tandoori. Tickets cost £25 and include a welcome drink, main course and desert. Take your own wine, although there will be a licenced bar. This event has been kindly sponsored by Shamsul of Newick Tandoori. Tickets are available from Ian on 01825 722957.
JUMBLE SALE: Is at the village hall on Saturday September 26 at 11am to raise much needed funds for the Bonfire Society. Jumble donations will be much appreciated at the hall from 9am. Alternatively jumble collections can be arranged from Saturday September 19 by calling Diane on 01273 401900. If you would are able to assist with manning a stall on the day please call Diane and let her know; she and all at the Bonfire Society will be very pleased to hear from you.
TV CAMPAIGN: The new Gocompare.com TV campaign consists of five different commercials that will rotate across prime time television advertising slots over the next few weeks. Commercial number five was filmed entirely on location at the Bluebell Railway’s Horsted Keynes station (and the immediate surrounding roads) in June. Set in 1943, the 30 second commercial is a musical parody of the final train goodbye scene between Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard in David Lean’s classic 1945 film Brief Encounter. A video entitled Making A Commercial Of A Commercial was also shot on the same day, featuring the crews making the commercial, and this will shortly be available on YouTube.
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