Ninfield and Hooe

BOWLS CLUB: The weather has caused some match cancellations of late however, they played against Hampden Park on Friday, September 4 but lost the match. On September 6, the club held their Finals Day with the results as follows: 100up, winner Brian Osborne, runner up Roger Bryant; Novice, winner Graham Richards, runner up Keith Osborne; Presidents Shield, winner Dennis Downes, runner up Brian Osborne; Ladies Singles, winner Val Smith, runner up Jackie Richards; Mens Singles, winner Geoff Groves, runner up Roger Bryant; Drawn Pairs, winners Brenda Haffenden and Geoff Groves, runners up Rose Groves and Chris Haffenden quite a match between two husbands and wives on opposite sides but a very good day and congratulations to all the winners. They had one more match yesterday against Fairlight and have a Candelight match with hot dogs to finish the season.

U18S FOOTBALL: The U18s team had a great start to their season with a 7-0 win against Rotherfield on August 6. Team reporter, Kevin Regan said, ‘We did pass the ball very well working the opposition but have a habit of trying to force the ball too long. Defensively we looked okay but stood off the opposition and at times let their men escape our attention. Nevertheless, more training and game time will sharpen us up more. Congratulations to Callum Holt-Burgess for his cross shot/goal, also to James Collins for getting two goals on a very frustrating day for himself but like the rest, he kept his head up and well done all round.

The man of the match has to be Shay Pengilly for his four goals, what a way to start the season. Also well done to the rest of the team on a satisfying performance and good result.’

They play away to Tonbridge Invicta at Swanmead Sports Ground on Sunday with kick off at 10.30am.

HOOE OPEN GROUP: The next meeting of Open Group is today, Friday, at Hooe Village Hall, commencing at 2.30pm. The speaker will be Councillor Stuart Earl, who is always a very welcome guest to the group.

HISTORY EXHIBITION: Ninfield Local History Group are holding an exhibition tomorrow, Saturday, in the Memorial Hall from 10am to 4pm, when the theme will be Famous Local Characters and include some less famous. Who knows, maybe one of your family will be amongst those displayed. Light refreshments will be served throughout. Admission is £2. Their new book, researched and written by Liz Darbyshire, titled Shopper Keepers and Traders will be on sale. This book gives details of all traders in the directories from 1845 to 1950, along with many old photographs. For further information of the group, please contact Rod Ffoulkes:

METHODIST CHURCH: On Sunday Tricia Williams will lead her first service at Ninfield Methodist Church, at 10.30am, they hope some young people will help as well. This service will be followed by coffee and light refreshments. Their next Messy Church will be on Wednesday, September 30, at 3.30pm (straight after school).

HOOE HISTORY SOCIETY: Hooe History Society next meet on Thursday in Hooe Village Hall at 7.30pm. They welcome back Barbara Strevett who will be talking to them about Growing up in Hooe During the War. This should be a fascinating evening and it is expected her memories will trigger others. They are looking forward to hearing her experiences and also learn more details about the History of Hooe. If you would like to attend just turn up, you will receive a great welcome. The History Society Calendar 2016 will be on sale from September 17. This is a little earlier than usual in response to those who have told us they wish to buy them in time to send to relatives living abroad, ready for Christmas. The Exhibition, advertised to take place in October, has been postponed until 2016. So this October we will be holding our normal Thursday evening meeting, details later.

HOOE PARISH COUNCIL: The parish council will next meet on the evening of Monday, September 21 at Hooe Village Hall commencing at 7.30pm. All residents are invited to attend.

PARISH COUNCIL: Ninfield Parish Council will next meet on October 1, 7.15pm at the Methodist Church. All residents are invited to attend.

CHRISTIAN VOICES: Christian Voices, the Musical Drama Group, will be performing their next play in October. It is called The Runaway Slave and is based on the Bible Story from the New Testament of Paul, Onesimus and Philemon. The play was written by Alan Young and the songs composed by Dave Chamberlin. Christian Voices will be performing at Ninfield Methodist Church Hall on Saturday, October 10, at 3pm. As usual, the admission is free and all are very welcome to attend.

CHURCH SERVICES: St Mary’s Church Ninfield, Sunday, 10.30am Combined Parish Eucharist. St Oswald’s Hooe, no service. Ninfield Methodist Church, 10.30am Welcome Service with Holy Communion to their new minister, Revd Tricia Williams.

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