ART AND SOUL: The Art and Soul exhibition in St Laurence Church and the Parish Hall should not be missed. There are beautiful, intriguing and stunning items to see. There is such a variety of paintings of the highest standard, the wood carvings, as always just seem at home in Falmer, the wood turning work is breath-taking, the jewellery unique and the pottery surely will be a collector’s gift. I was listening to some visitors remarking just how lovely the setting in Falmer was and in keeping with the quality of art. I asked if they had ever visited Falmer before and they had not, and said they were very surprised to find such a beautiful spot.

HARVESTING: For the last two weeks we have witnessed just how hard they have been working to bring in the harvest, at least three times an hour huge tractors pulling trailers were thundering up the lane empty and coming down full. They worked all day long until midnight some days, obviously to get it in before the heavy rains. They were stopped and asked, if they could slow down driving through the village, and they did oblige. It was at times quite intimidating especially when walking up the lane where there are no pavements.

FALMER LADIES’ GROUP: August is a traditional month for the group to make a visit somewhere, this year the group went to Lewes, first to the Priory ruins and then walking round to Southover Church to see where the remains of William de Warenne and his wife Gundrada were interned. We walked down the hill to a colourful surprise in the Grange Gardens where the flower borders are outstanding, with so many interesting and different plants as well as the most magnificent dahlia border. We were extremely lucky with the weather and ended our afternoon with tea and cake bought from the little tea café in the gardens. It was a real treat for one of the members, who has not long been living in the area, she had no idea that the Priory or the gardens existed, and is now excited to be able to show them off to visitors when they come to stay.

FOOTBALL: At the second home football match this season thanks must go to the wardens looking after the north entrance to Falmer village, very few cars got through to park in the village.

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