BRIDGE CLUB: Tuesday April 12, Tuesday Pairs: 1, Richard Burnett and Di Johnstone; 2, Peter Kennedy and Robin Parris; 3, Mike Keeping and Janet Cattermole. Thursday April 14, Thursday Pairs. North/South: 1, Peter Kennedy and Peter Waters; 2, Claire Nankivell and Pauline Brown. East/West: 1, Tony Redshaw and Janice Bell; 2, Lynne Tunley and Francine Talbot-Limbrey. Tuesday April 19, Tuesday Pairs: 1, Janet Cattermole and Di Johnstone; 2, Nigel Osmer and Margaret Buddery; 3, Jonathan Hyde and Mike Keeping. Thursday March 24, Thursday Pairs. North/South: 1, Simon Fishburn and Paul Allen; 2, Peter Waters and Margaret Buddery. East/West: 1, Frank Hibbert and Roy Skan; 2, Ann Wyecombe and George Hearn. Visitors welcome, phone 01273 476757.
FOOTPATHS GROUP: Stroll along the Cuckoo Trail. Our stroll on Wednesday April 20 began at Coggers Cross near Horam. We walked for just under a mile down Swanbrook Lane, and then crossed fields to join the Weald Way following it through fields and copses for about another mile. We then left the Weald Way and headed across fields to Wellshurst Golf Club, taking a break at the top of a hill to enjoy marvellous views across to the South Downs. After crossing the main A267, we passed through farmland with dozens of newborn lambs and their mothers and then we joined the Cuckoo Trail. The trail was beautiful with wood anemones and bluebells galore in the woods to both sides of the path. About half a mile further on, we left the Trail again and crossed more fields before returning to Swanbrook Lane where we had started. A lovely walk of about 4 miles led by Sally, was enhanced by the warm and sunny spring weather. Our next walk is on Sunday. It is 5.5 miles long starting from Bodle Street Green. Meet at North Street car park at 9.30am if you would like to join us. For more details visit www.lewesfootpathsgroup.org.uk
FINE ARTS SOCIETY: Uckfield and Lewes Decorative and Fine Arts Society next meet on Wednesday at 2.30pm in Uckfield Civic Centre. The talk is Treasures of the V&A’s Renaissance Galleries by Paula Nuttall.
HISTORY GROUP: Lewes History Group meet on Monday, 7pm (for 7.30pm) at the King’s Church building, Brooks Road. The speaker will be John Farrant talking about James Lambert of Lewes, East Sussex’s first professional artist. John Farrant reveals what the Lewes artist James Lambert can show us of the local scene in the later 18th century. Lambert wasn’t successful in his ambition to paint oils of imaginary landscapes as he wasn’t cut out for the competitive London art world. Instead he stayed in Lewes and in the 1760s to ‘80s, earned his living by making around 700 drawings and watercolours of Sussex’s historic buildings and homes of the gentry, for proud owners, serious students and visitors.
All welcome. Free refreshments. Members £2, non-members £3. www.leweshistory.org.uk
TRINITY AT SOUTHOVER: And St John sub Castro. Tomorrow, Saturday, between 3pm and 4pm in the Eastgate Baptist Church (across from Waitrose) the Lewes branch of the national Prospects Group are putting on a play based on Joseph. Entrance is free and all are welcome. Tea will be provided afterwards. Prospect helps people who need that extra bit of assistance with life and learning. Prospect meet on alternate Thursdays from 7pm to 8.15pm in Trinity Southover Chapter House, which is fully accessible (entered via Church End, Cockshut Road). Meetings include talks, games, music, drama and craft; ending with food, tea and coffee. The group is led by volunteers from Trinity and other Lewes churches. If you would like to know more please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.prospects.org.uk. Did you miss out on being Baptised or would like to reaffirm your faith? On Sunday May 15 we will be holding our next Baptism service at 6.30pm in Trinity Southover. If you would like to consider this, please contact the Rector Steve Daughtery as soon as possible on 01273 472018. Services this Sunday at St John sub Castro: 11.15am informal family service with singers and band. Services this Sunday at Southover: 8am communion (prayer book); 10am morning service with communion, with choir, organ and band; 6.30pm informal service with singers and band. Please do come and join us.
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