Fletching news
Fletching news

CHURCH SERVICES: Church of St Andre and St Mary the Virgin, Sunday, 10am Family Service with Communion, 5.30pm Evening Prayer.

YOUTH CLUB: The club meets tonight, Friday, at 7pm.

ART GROUP: The art group meets on Wednesday at 1pm.

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

MEETING: Fletching Festival meeting is on Thursday at 8pm.

FLETCHING FESTIVAL: Saturday July 16. Here are some of the exciting things you can see and do: Birds of prey, bouncy castles, Punch and Judy, art exhibitions, face painting, family magic show, Casino Classic cars, Morris dancing, tractor rides, clay pigeon shooting, archery, hook a duck, splat the rat, coconut shy, welly throwing, golf chipping and tombola. The festivities start at midday when our MP Nusrat Ghani will open the festival in the High Street, along with our Town Crier. The Soap Box Derby will start, followed by Morris Dancing. Then there are activities and attractions on the recreation ground and in the church from 2pm until 5pm. This is followed by a party in the High Street from 6pm onwards, with a casino and bar in the village hall. We hope to see you there. We are still looking for more volunteers to help out on the day, even if it’s only for half an hour. Please get in touch if you can help in any way, thank you. For more information, please contact Katherine Rumble on 01444 483080 or e-mail clerk@fletching-pc.org. Competition entry forms are now available online at www.fletching-pc.org and in Mr T’s Village Shop.

FORGET-ME-NOTS: Fletching Forget-me-nots are doing the tombola for the festival. We are asking for donations of prizes for the tombola stand please. Anyone who wishes to donate can bring contributions on the day or drop them off in the shop for Barry to collect, or bring them to my house, 14a Cherry Cottages. We are doing a table for children, and a table for adults, so a mixture would be appreciated. Many thanks, Lesley Dickens

FLETCHING BONFIRE SOCIETY: The bonfire society are doing refreshments at the Fletching Festival on July 16 and would like donations of cakes. If you can provide some please can you either contact me by email on sarahbrad12@aol.com or by telephone: home number 01273 476360 or mobile number 07591 993051. Donations can be brought to the pavilion from 10am or, for collection, phone me. Many thanks, Sarah Bradford.

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 7 July 1916. Fletching School. East Sussex Education Committee were informed on Tuesday that it had been decided that their contribution towards the cleaning of Fletching School should be increased from £24 3s to £30 11s 8d per annum as from July 1.

One Brother to Serve. GC Setford, farm carter, North Hall Farm, Fletching and A Setford, cowman, of Furner’s Green, were applied for by E Setford, as representing the father. Applicants said they were two brothers. The farm comprised 100 acres, half of which was arable. They worked four horses, and had a quantity of stock. The staff now on the farm was three instead of six as before the war. Exemption was granted to the carter but the cowman was granted till August 15 with the idea that one of the brothers working elsewhere should come and work on the farm.

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