Fletching

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

CHROMATICS CHOIR: Meets on Monday at 7pm.

ART GROUP: Christmas Lunch is on Wednesday at 1pm.

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

CHRISTMAS SING ALONG: The Chromatics Community Choir invite you for a Christmas Sing Along in Fletching Village Hall on Saturday December 22 at 3.30pm. £5 on the door, tea and festive cakes included. Raising funds for Dementia UK.

NOVEMBER RAINFALL IN PILTDOWN: After well below average rainfall in September and October, November was wetter than usual with 165mm compared with a twenty-year mean of 105mm. However, the total of 233mm for the three autumn months was still below the average of 262mm. The wettest November I have recorded was in 2009 with 223mm, the driest was in 1999 with 29mm. The wettest autumn was in 2000 when 662mm fell causing substantial flooding; the driest was in 2011 with just 124mm.

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 6 December 1918. Fletching. Agent for this paper Mr Parker, Post Office, Fletching. Headmaster’s Service. The certificate of the Headmaster of Fletching School (Mr R Saunders) will expire in the ordinary course on December 18. East Sussex Education Committee have asked the Board of Education to extend the certificate until March 31 next.