Fletching news
Fletching news

CHURCH SERVICES: Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Sunday 10am Parish Communion and Sunday Club.

FLETCHING FESTIVAL: Tomorrow, Saturday. 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.

ART GROUP: And Forget-me-nots, on Wednesday at 1pm the Art Group are providing afternoon tea. Note Wednesday not Thursday.

MARTIAL ARTS: Kobudo Martial Arts is on Thursday at 5pm

OPEN GARDENS: Further local gardens opening for the National Garden Scheme. Fletching Secret Gardens and Glasshouses, Saturday July 23 between noon and 5pm. A trio of two gardens in the High Street and a commercial glasshouse; Fletching Glasshouses, 4 Corner Cottages, and Stones. Homemade teas at 4 Corner Cottages. Entry £5, children free. Fletching Glasshouses will be offering rarely-conducted 1 hour tours, the first at 12pm and then as numbers require, the last at 4pm. See http://www.ngs.org.uk and search for Fletching Secret Gardens

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 21 July 1916. Uckfield Petty Sessions. Thursday. Before Mr R J Streatfield (in the chair), Sir Francis Osborne, Bart., Colonel FJ Todd, Mr FH Baxendale, and Lieut.-Colonel LCF Thompson.

Straying Cattle. Benjamin Taylor, of Brickyard Farm, Piltdown, for allowing a cow and a calf to stray on the highway at Piltdown on July 12, was fined 1s.

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