Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak & Cross In Hand

ALL SAINTS CHURCH: Old Heathfield. Sunday, 8am Communion (BCP), 11am Family Service. All welcome for coffee after this service. St George’s Broad Oak, 9.30am Family Service. http://allsaintsoldheathfield.org.uk/

ST RICHARD’S CHURCH: Sunday, 9.45am Parish Eucharist with activities for children. Our service will be led by Revd Tony Fiddian Green. 6.30pm Churches Together in Heathfield and District Lent Reflections in the Community Centre. Tuesday, 2pm St Richard’s Toddler Group in the church hall. Wednesday, 10am Holy Communion.

HISTORY SOCIETY: This month’s history society meeting was one at which the projector engendered as much interest as the topic. Peter Gillies used his wonderful magic lantern and slides to illustrate his talk entitled Serendipity – unexpected discoveries. He talked about the unusual, the old and the weird and we moved from basket cars to Fox Talbot negatives to dirigibles to magic collars to celluloid film and ever evolving means of communication. It was as interesting as it was eclectic and enjoyed by all present.

In last month’s report we asked if anyone could help a gentleman from Suffolk who owned a van inscribed with the name Paine of Heathfield. Happily one of our readers was able to help and we could put them in touch resulting in two very satisfied people. Now, another request. A gentleman in Brighton is looking for any information about Wallace Earl Avard who was a water diviner working in the Heathfield, Three Cups, Lone Oak areas of Sussex. If you can help contact 01273 708885. Maybe we will be lucky again.

Next month is our AGM at which, after a brief business meeting, there will be an opportunity to view video footage of Heathfield from 1900 to 1992 compiled by Heathfield resident Mr A Knapman. Why not join us at 7.30pm in the Ian Price room at the Community Centre on Thursday, March 17.

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