Ninfield and Hooe

JUMBLE SALE: 1st Ninfield Scout Group are holding a Jumble Sale tomorrow, Saturday, 2pm at Ninfield Memorial Hall. Jumble can be delivered to the hall today, Friday, after 7pm or Saturday after 8.30am. Alternatively, jumble can be collected the week before by calling Dick on 07970559226 or Rosemary on 01424 892681. All are welcome on the day to search out bargains, indulge in the raffle and enjoy refreshments. Entry is 50p.

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: On June 18, 30 members and friends spent a sunny afternoon in Andrew and Paula Smith’s lovely garden. As well as admiring the wonderful roses, the group enjoyed a quiz and a delicious strawberry cream tea. Thanks are extended to their hosts and to Sue for organising the afternoon. The next Horti event is the Summer Show on August 15. Please put the date in your diary and start to plan your entries. Schedules are in the village stores.

ARTHRITIS RESEARCH UK: Thank you all who supported the Open Gardens and Cream tea event in June. You helped to raise £230. David and Esme showed an immaculate garden full of interesting plants. Tony and Beryl Harmer showed their interesting garden, in a beautifully maintained state. How do they grow vegetables with all plants growing to the same size at the same time? Donations of home baking meant that all comers could have a leisurely tea in the Methodist Hall. Smooth service from Joyce Allen and John Cheshire kept all going well. The rent was donated to save expenses being deducted from the takings, which was a kind thought. The raffle well patronised. Thanks to the organisation by Pat Ffoulkes the bring and buy stall goods sold well, and made even more for the cause.

LOCAL HISTORY GROUP: The Ninfield Local History Group’s recent meeting on June 18 was really excellent with their speaker, Tony Harris, who came as Henry VIII in full costume and acting the part. He went through Henry’s life in character and with many little diversions of an amusing nature. They then had a cup of tea while he changed into civvies and answered questions about Henry and how he came to be doing the performance. Apparently he acted the part of Henry VIII at Hampton Court to provide information and entertainment to the visitors and was well trained in the life of Henry. During the time he lived in Hampton Court, two years, he told us of the ghostly happenings he had experienced whilst there. The whole evening was very entertaining and those who attended were very glad they had not missed it. Their next meeting is on Thursday, July 16, when Ian Gledhill will be talking on Oh we do like to be Beside the Seaside, which I am assured will be another evening not to be missed. For more information, please contact Rod Ffoulkes:

BOWLS CLUB: The club’s Ladies Invitation held on Friday, June 19, went very well. They had 10 teams of three ladies, including their own team, and the winners were Peasmarsh with Hellingly the runners. Captain Vic Lawrence presented the winners with the trophy and the runners up received a small figurine on a stand which they keep. They had lovely weather and halfway through the match we had tea, sandwiches/scones and cakes. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon and the tea which Ninfield ladies always seem to excel themselves with in any of these events. The latest league game scores are: June 17, Ninfield 71 Battle 80, June 21 Ninfield beat Staplecross as they did when they played the visually sited at Hastings on June 20.

NINFIELD’S GOT TALENT: The Carnival Committee have had very little response to this year’s Ninfield’s Got Talent, and regrettably have taken the decision to cancel this year’s event, due to take place on July 4.

NINFIELD FLOWER GROUP: The next meeting is on Monday, July 6, in the Memorial Hall commencing at 7.30pm. The group welcome Angie Hyde with her demonstration entitled Song from the Woods. Non-members are welcome at a charge of £4 to include refreshments. All flowers demonstrated by Angie are raffled at the end of the evening. If you would like any further information regarding any of their events, or would like to join them, please contact Jennifer on 01424 892878 or email on

PARISH COUNCIL: Ninfield Parish Council will be meeting on July 2 at Ninfield Methodist Hall, 7.15pm. All residents are invited to attend.

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, St Mary’s Ninfield, 9.30am Parish Eucharist. St Oswald’s Hooe, 11.15am Parish Eucharist. Ninfield Methodist Church, 2.30pm Conference Sunday with Gillian Lambourne.

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