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COFFEE MORNING: South Street Bonfire Society are holding a coffee morning tomorrow, Saturday, at Cliffe Church Hall, 10am till noon. There will be tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cakes, preserves, tombola and merchandise, so do come along. Admission is free. Please come and support South Street.

LEWES HISTORY GROUP: Meet on Monday, 7pm for 7.30pm start at King’s Church, Brooks Road. The Legacy of Amon and Amon Henry Wilds. Lewes History Group’s lecture in March is by Dr Sue Berry. She will talk about the builder-architects Amon Wilds and his son Amon Henry, who worked in Lewes and then in Brighton from c.1790-1855. In a highly competitive market, this self-taught pair were remarkably successful and many of their buildings stand today. This talk is based on Dr Berry’s research, a considerable amount of which was published in the Sussex Archaeological Collections of 2012, and which has been enhanced by more recent work. Everyone is welcome. Members £1, non-members £3 with free refreshments. leweshistory.org.uk/meetings

FOOTPATHS GROUP: Alfriston/Litlington Walk Report February 24. Under a cloudless sky and brilliant unseasonably warm sunshine, nineteen of us set off from Alfriston to tackle the climb up Windover Hill. After several dry days prior to the walk the footpath had dried and firmed up considerably so we reached the summit in record time and thankfully mud-free. This allowed us time to cool down after the rigours of the climb and take a refreshment stop sitting on top of a conveniently placed long barrow (burial mound) that offered us panoramic views. The return route took us down hill past Lullington Heath Nature Reserve then on into Litlington, emerging into the village through what is now Long Man Brewery (regretfully their shop and tasting room is closed on Sundays). The walk then finished with a very pleasant amble along the Cuckmere river bank back into Alfriston. The walk was led by Wendy.

Our next walk is on Sunday. It is a Lewes Circular walk of 5.5 miles long with two hills. We leave North Street car park at 9.30am promptly.

LEWES CHAMBER MUSIC: Friday March 29, 7.45pm, The Nicholas Yonge Society will welcome the Notos Piano Quartet to play Mozart’s Piano Quartet K493 in E-flat; Divertissement by Jean Francaix and Schumann’s Piano quartet. Cliffe Building, East Sussex (Sussex Downs) College, Mountfield Road. Tickets, £15 on the door or www.nyslewes.ticketsource.co.uk, free for 8 to 25 year olds.

TRINITY CHURCH SOUTHOVER: And St John sub Castro. If you have pre-school age children then you might like to join us at Lunch Bunch each Thursday during term time from noon to 1.45pm in Café12/31 at the Trinity Centre, St John sub Castro. A friendly meeting place for babies and toddlers with their parents or carers, with food available and play, craft and singing. There are always plenty of toys and helping hands as well as friendly volunteers. Join us or for further information look at our website: www.trinitylewes.org

The Lewes Food Banks constantly need your help. They support households who are not managing. All families who are helped are referred by the professional agencies or GPs’. There are collection points at all Trinity locations and at Tesco and Waitrose, so please consider donating tins of food or dry goods so we can help those in need on a continuing basis. Services this Sunday at St John sub Castro: 11.15am informal service with contemporary worship band. Services at Southover: 8am communion (prayer book); 10am morning service with communion and choir, organ and band; 6.30pm informal service with contemporary worship band. Please do come and join us.