Fletching news
Fletching news

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

PARISH COUNCIL: The parish council meets on Monday at 7pm in the church.

CHROMATICS CHOIR: Meet on Monday at 7pm.

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

FLETCHING ART GROUP: Is holding an exhibition tomorrow, Saturday, in Newick Village Hall from 10am to 4.30pm. Teas, coffees and cakes for sale and a raffle; proceeds to Ronald McDonald House. Original works, prints and cards for sale. Contact Yvonne Thomas on 01825 723275 if any further information is required.

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 4 April 1919. Land Women in Sussex. Among many encouraging reports of the work done by members of the Women’s Land Army we give an example from Sussex. A farmer decided at the end of last December to dispense with his cowman and run his sheds entirely with Land Army women. He was formerly very sceptical about women labour, but quite recently, when showing his cow-sheds to a neighbour, told him that even if he could get first-rate men back he would not alter his present arrangements. The three members of the Land Army who are employed there, share a furnished cottage, and receive in addition to their wages, a quart of milk a day. The head girl, or cow-woman, superintends the work of the other two, looks after the cows, milks and superintends the carting, etc. The second milks and assists in the general work of the cow-sheds, while the third does a certain amount of milking, is responsible for the care of the pony and cart, and twice every day drives the milk float into the nearest town, which is three miles away. A fourth Land Army woman acts as housekeeper for the three others, and also relieves them of the milking so that they can sometimes have a half day.