WILMINGTON CHURCH Flower Festival at St Mary and St Peter’s Church is being held from September 13 to 15, at 10am to 5.30pm ending with Songs of Praise at 5.30pm on Sunday. There will be lunches, teas, refreshments and produce stalls, with organ and other music played daily. Entrance and parking is free.
MUCH ADO BOOKS is taking part in the nationwide celebration of books and bookshops by giving away book-bags to customers who spend £7.50 or more on September 14. Cate Olsen and Nash Robbins would not miss an opportunity to encourage customers to express their creative side so there will be a chance to visit the upstairs craft room to sew, mark or glue for those who might like to individualise their bags. The materials will be on offer to have a creative time and make your bag really stand out. The shop will also be offering customers a chance to feature in an on-line film to be shown on the Much Ado Website. ‘This new campaign is about loving books and in the film we want to give people a chance to show off the books they’re taking home,’ said Nash Robbins.
BERWICK COURT FARM is the location for the Laughton Agricultural Society’s 83rd annual ploughing match. On September 18 there will be some high class ploughing from tractor and horse and the opportunity to gain a view of farming life from various stalls and stands linked to the local agricultural industry. Members, supporters and entrants will be displaying their produce and skills throughout the day.
CUCKMERE VALLEY Historical Society. After the summer break the historical society will be meeting at the War Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on September 19. The two speakers will be Simon Steven, senior archaeologist at Archaeology South-East, one of the local professional units. He has spent the last twenty years digging holes and looking in them for treasure. Under the title Pits, Priories and Privies - Archaeology in Sussex, he will talk about some of the things he has found. The second speaker is Peter Bidmead, an enthusiastic archaeologist and historian. The subject of his talk is Living off Land and Sea - Cuckmere’s Early Settlers. All are welcome. Admission: members free, non-members £5.
OPEN HOUSES: Lewes Eco Open Houses is running its fourth annual event showcasing homes that inspire with ideas for green living and cutting energy bills. This year, 16 eco-friendly homes will open their doors to the public, nine for the first time. Lewes homes will open on September 14 and 15, and Barcombe, Ditchling and surrounding villages will open on September 21 and 22. Three homes are in the Barcombe area, Knowlands Farm, Upper Wellingham Barn, and Sewells Gatehouse. The inspiring homes on show range from renovated Victorian cottages to 1960s conversions and stunning architect designed new-build properties. Properties in the villages and countryside feature exciting off grid measures such as air, ground and water source heat pumps, as well as being examples of good eco building. All have drastically cut their electricity, gas and water bills as well as carbon emissions. Details of addresses and opening hours are on our new dedicated website, http://www.lewesecoopenhouses.org.uk/ The homes are free to visit and all are welcome.
GARDEN CLUB: Liz from Goldcliff Nursery is coming to speak to us on the subject A Beginner’s Guide to Fruit Growing on Tuesday at 7.30pm in the village hall. Visitors and new members welcome.
A NIGHT AT THE RACES 7.30pm Saturday September 21 at The Royal Oak. A fun party night of eight horse races, with prizes, raffle and buffet supper all for £3. Tickets for this popular event are available from The Royal Oak, Kane Black 07706304807, Tom Rumary 07808666230, Matt Lloyd 07841108291 or any member of the football club.
PILATES on Tuesdays: Come and try a session at our mixed pilates class, which takes place on Tuesdays between 9.30am and 10.30am in the village hall. The cost is £4 or less per session.
CRICKET RESULTS: September 7, ESCL Div 2, Robertsbridge v Barcombe: Barcombe 187 all out in42.3 overs (Matt Tucker 81 Keith Savage 22). Robertsbridge 189-2 in 35.2 overs. Robertsbridge 30 points beat Barcombe 9 points bt 8 wkts. ESCL Div 8, Barcombe II v Burwash Weald: Match cancelled due to wet wicket 9 points each.
BOWLING NEWS: September 3, away to Uckfield: Henry Bunney 18 P McLellan 18, Les Line 7 D Carr 22, Jas Osmond 7 P Daly 26, John Osmond 20 T Butcher 9. Club lost 52 to 75. September 4, home to Deanland: Les Coppard 14 G Dunstall 23, Derek Stewart 17 Vic Cheeseman12, John Blackmore 19 Dennis Gambrell 18, John Osmond 11 G Hammett 24. Club lost 61 to 77.
AUTUMN SHOW: Barcombe Flower and Produce Autumn Show; in the village hall tomorrow, Saturday, 2pm to 4pm. Refreshments, raffle, children’s section, photography and art competition. Auction of produce at 3.30pm.
SWEET MUSIC: We were privileged to hear two wonderful musicians at the very start of their careers here in Falmer last Saturday. The Halvorsen Duo (Gilbert Wasserman violin and Elliot Corner viola) gave a spellbinding programme, including Bach, Mozart and a solo viola piece composed by Elliot Corner himself. Both young men are just starting to study at the Royal College of Music. The concert climaxed with the Halvorsen Passacaglia (on a theme by Handel), otherwise known as the impossible duo. The music was fast and furious and Gilbert accidentally knocked his music off the stand, they continued without missing a beat then Elliot deliberately tossed his own score to the floor and the pair of them finished the piece, which had grown to a tremendous crescendo. Terrific showmanship and terrific musicianship. A really great start to the new season of concerts. We have a great line-up going up to December, next up on October 19 So you think you know English Song? A journey through the 20th century with music from well- known and lesser known English composers.
DISCORD: A less welcome music sensation was provided by a rave that was going on all Saturday night last weekend. The relentless bass beat pounded away from 11pm at night to 8am in the morning. I haven’t discovered exactly where the noise was coming from but it was heard all over the village.
ART AND SOUL: Well, the Art and Soul show is over for another year, and we have had some really complimentary comments on the exhibition again. The word variety and inspiring crop up again and again in the visitors’ book. We were really lucky with the weather this year, we only had one wash-out day and that clashed with a football match anyway. Now we can relax for a little while before we start planning the Easter Christian-inspired exhibition for 2014.
SWEET HARVEST: What a terrific amount of fruit we have on our trees this year and it is so sweet. I made an apple and blackberry crumble at the weekend and having put the sliced cooking apples and blackberries in the dish, I started putting the crumble topping on, forgetting to add any sugar. I warned my husband that it might be sour so we had the sugar at the ready but it wasn’t needed, the fruit was sweet enough on its own. The branches of our quince tree are weighed down with fruit and the blackberries have been wonderful.
Glynde & Beddingham
AUTUMN FAIR: In aid of the Lewes and District Group of East Sussex Disability Association in the marquee at Glyndebourne on Tuesday from 10am to 4pm. Visit the stalls and the Glyndebourne shop, have lunch in the Mildmay Restaurant, stroll round the grounds. Entry £4.
COFFEE MORNING tomorrow, Saturday, 10am to noon at the Royal British Legion Club, Morris Road (Cliffe). Cakes, preserves, tombola and more. Proceeds to South Street Bonfire Society. There will also be a Centenary Exhibition on show at Cliffe Hall (behind the church) 10am to 3pm. Old photographs, costumes, banners and many more items will be on show. A film will be shown throughout the day.
BRIDGE CLUB: Tuesday August 20 Duplicate Pairs: 1, Peter and Irene Gannon; 2, Mike Keeping and Matthew Read; 3, Martin and Sylvia Hall. Thursday August 22 Duplicate Pairs: 1, Ronald and Margaret Buddery; 2, Peter Gannon and Peter Waters; 3, Peter Cattermole and Jennifer Wilson. Tuesday August 27 Duplicate Pairs: 1, Janet Cattermole and Di Johstone; 2, Mike Keeping and Richard Burnett; 3, Meic Goodyear and Simon Fishburn. Thursday August 29 Duplicate Pairs: 1, Ronald and Margaret Buddery; 2, Alan Disney and Peter Waters; 3, Pauline Brown and Rita Hartnell.
ST JOHN SUB CASTRO: We are excited to be part of the National Heritage Open Days Scheme tomorrow, Saturday, with the church open from 9am to 6pm. The church will be open to visitors all day with many stalwart cyclists and walkers are expected in aid of the scheme. There will be recitals by organist Susan Bain on one of the most lovely church organs in the country. She will be playing at noon and at 4pm, and guided tours of the church and churchyard at 11am and 2.30pm, an opportunity to see some of the treasures brought from the original 11th century church on the site, including a Saxon door arch, probably the oldest Christian relic in Lewes. Also, in the churchyard there is the striking Memorial, recently restored, to the Finnish prisoners from the Crimean War; this is of international importance. Refreshments will be available. Also that day at South Malling Church, from 10am to 3.30pm is an opportunity to reflect, pray and share thinking together. On Sunday there will be an 11am Morning Worship at St John with Rev Dick Field and preacher Tony Idle.
FOOTPATHS GROUP: The continuing good weather no doubt helped to ensure that 15 walkers turned out for our last mid-week walk from South Chailey to Lewes, with the option of a shorter walk to Isfield. Heading east, we soon passed Balneath Manor before following paths across the pleasant and undemanding countryside of the Ouse Valley. From Mount Pleasant the route turned north along Dallas Lane and on reaching the banks of the River Ouse we turned south towards White Bridge where the half-day walkers were to leave in order to catch a bus at Isfield. The recent demolition of the bridge put paid to that plan, but the forced detour down to the Anchor Inn did not prevent those leaving the group from catching the scheduled bus back to Lewes with time to spare. The all-day walkers pressed on, following the route of The Ouse Valley Way all the way back to Lewes. Of note was the heady scent of many clumps of Himalayan Balsam which frequently impinged on our olfactory organs and the field of thistles where their soft, fluffy seeds were being blown far and wide in the their millions. Hilda and Graham were the leaders. The next walk is on Wednesday. Woodmancote. Meet at top North Street car park for a 9.30am start.
Newhaven, Denton & South Heighton
NEWHAVEN MUSEUM at Paradise Park is opening its doors free of charge as part of the Heritage Open Days 2013. You can visit the museum today (Friday) from1pm to 4pm; tomorrow, Saturday, 10.30am to 5pm; and Sunday 2pm to 5pm. You can browse through the historic material relating to Newhaven and surrounding areas and look at the thousands of photographs relating to the development of the port.
RNLI Car boot sale in Paradise Park Car Park tomorrow (Saturday) in aid of Newhaven Lifeboat. 9am-1pm, set up from 8.15am. Pitches £7 on the day, no food stalls permitted. To book telephone 01273 515964 or 01323 896306.
SUMMER FAIR tomorrow (Saturday) at Guinness Court,Iveagh Crescent, (opposite Paradise Park), midday to 4pm. Free admittance, all welcome. Bouncy castle, tombola, face painting, raffle, cake stall, toy stall, refreshments and much more.
NEWHAVEN FORT will be commemorating the Battle of Britain on Sunday with a day of nostalgia for all the family. Beginning at 10.30am with a performance of classic wartime tunes by Seaford Silver Band, that will be followed by a 1940s dance display by Studio Tempo in the Romney Hut. The popular singing duo The Swingtime Sweethearts will be performing and first-time visitors to the Fort Putting On The Blitz barbershop quartet will also perform. An array of military vehicles will be displayed on the parade ground and you can also have your hair done by the Pretty Pout vintage hair salon (additional charges apply). The Searchlight Cafe,Under 12s adventure playground and the gift shop will all be open. Tickets are £6 for adults, concessions £5 and £4 for children on the door.
NEWHAVEN IN BLOOM Prize Giving takes place at Paradise Park on Sunday at 2pm, all welcome. Tea and biscuits will be served.
PLANNING MEETING: Newhaven Town Council’s planning and development committee will meet to discuss the latest applications at Meeching Hall on Tuesday at 7.30pm.This will be followed by a meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee.
MEECHING WI: Historian Kevin Gordon will give a talk to members on Sussex Churches at the meeting in Meeching Hall on Thursday at 9.45am. New members and visitors always welcome.
GARDENING SOCIETY: David Lang will give an illustrated talk to members of Newhaven Gardening Society on Thursday at 7.30pm. The meeting will be held as usual in the Age Concern Day Club, West Quay and the subject of the talk is Tasmanian Treasures. Non members are always welcome for an admission fee of £2 to include tea and biscuits.
MADS: Meeching Amateur Dramatics’ next production is Mad Music Hall of Fun 3 which opens on Wednesday September 25 and runs to Saturday September 28. It is a popular return of a variety of new and old sketches,music,dancing and puppetry guaranteeing a great evening of fun in the true MAD tradition. Performances are 7.45pm nightly and for the first night only pre-booked tickets are £7. Tickets on the door on September 25 and all tickets from Thursday to Saturday are £8 from Meeching Estate Agents, Newhaven High Street, telephone 01273 515566.
HARD OF HEARING: The East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre and Adult Social Care mobile unit for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people will be visiting Sainsbury’s car park, The Drove on Thursday from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Representatives will be available to provide individual information and advice on all aspects of hearing loss. For further information contact the East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre on 01323 722505.
COUNCILLORS’ SURGERY: Remember you can speak with a councillor tomorrow, Saturday, at their monthly surgery in the Meridian Centre from 10am till 11am. This is a drop-in surgery and no appointment is necessary.
EPINAY PARK: The town council have recently installed at the park an all weather table tennis table. There have been a few good comments about this new piece of equipment from early users. However players will have to bring along their own bat and balls.
PHARMACY MOVE: Despite objections by the town council, other organisations and individuals it has been confirmed by the powers that be that the Meridian Centre pharmacy will be relocated to the doctor’s surgery. So it seems the move will go ahead as planned and furthermore the official confirmation expressly stated that no appeals will be allowed.
MORNING MARKET: The Saturday market tomorrow has been arranged by the Peacehaven Conservatives in the Main Hall, Community House from 8.30am until midday. The next market will be organised by the Liberal Democrats on Saturday September 21. To book a table contact them on 07932 448 721.
COUNCIL MEETING: There is no council meting this Tuesday. The next meeting will be for the planning and highways committee on Tuesday September 24 in the Anzac Room starting at 6.30pm. There will be a 15 minute period at the beginning of the meeting when residents may ask questions about any matters affecting the town.
BOOT SALE: The next boot sale at The Dell, South Coast Road on Sunday September 22 has been arranged by the Seahaven Scouts. The gates will open for sellers at 8am and buyers will be admitted from 9am until 1pm. There is plenty of free parking on site however all vehicles must leave by the end of the event as all gates will be locked and access will not be available until Monday morning.
COFFEE MORNINGS: The U3A will be in the Meridian Centre today, Friday, serving teas, coffees and bacon sandwiches from 8.30am until midday. Also a tombola and a bric-a-brac stall. Next week on Tuesday the Meridian Evening WI will be behind the counter. On Thursday the Peacehaven Players will be offering the refreshments followed on Friday September 20 by INAA the Access and Advice organisation.
BINGO: This evening, Friday, there is the ever popular bingo in the Community House in aid of the Mayor’s charity starting at 7pm sharp. Eight games for £4 plus a flyer and a snowball game. Cash prizes to be won and free refreshments during the interval half way through the evening. There is always plenty of free parking available.
CINEMA: The film this month on Friday September 27 is Summer in February. It starts in the main hall Community House at 7.30pm and tickets at £5 each are available from the information office.
PEACEHAVEN WI: Back in harness after the summer break with a well attended meeting. Pleased to say our 90th birthday photograph was included in the WI News. After tea we were treated to a visit from a contingent of the Community Responders, Roy, Nigel and Will, who gave us an insight into their work in partnership with the NHS, all of which is voluntary. They do a wonderful job, attending those who fall ill suddenly and need medical treatment urgently. They respond immediately, usually before the ambulance is able to get there. This is a very worthwhile cause, and hopefully they will be helped and supported by donations. The afternoon closed with a reminder of the ploughman’s lunch prior to the October meeting. (Joy Allen).
THE COFFEE MORNING tomorrow, Saturday, at the Community Centre on Saturday is hosted by Polegate Drama Group. All welcome from 10am until noon.
BOOK SIGNING by local author Jane Bwye on her recently published books Breath of Africa and St Wilfrid’s History is taking place tomorrow, Saturday, at the Christian Resource Centre, 91-93 Seaside Road, Eastbourne BN21 3PL from 11am to 1pm. The book on St Wilfrid’s is the history of St Wilfrid’s Church, Broad Road, Willingdon.
PCaSO Prostate Cancer Network, Eastbourne Support Group. Geoff Brown, Project Implementation Manager for the Sussex Macmillan Cancer Support Centre, was the speaker for the July meeting. Geoff previously spoke to the group at the beginning of 2012 and so was able to provide a very useful update on the Centre. Work will begin on site at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in October and the new facility should be open in January/February 2015. See http://www.bsuh.nhs.uk/departments/cancer-services/the-macmillan-team/ Geoff spoke about the Survivorship Pathway which Macmillan Cancer Support wish to develop to help people and their carers/loved ones live with and beyond cancer. Several new projects are being piloted across Sussex. For example, East Sussex Library Services are to take part in an information provision project to produce a directory of cancer services. Macmillan Cancer Support is also working with others such as Boots the chemist and Care for the Carers. There are also partnerships with Brighton Housing Trust and Money Advice Plus to provide financial advice. Geoff also explained the volunteering programme to develop work mentoring and befriending services. The latter is called Brighton Buddies. In addition, there is work to explore physical activity and ensure people can access Walking for health opportunities. See www.walkingforhealth.org.uk Geoff said anyone who wants to get involved and be part of the service user and carer group for the Centre should get in touch. Geoff’s telephone number is 07703672773. His e-mail is email@example.com The Macmillan website also has further information for Sussex www.macmillan.org.uk/sussex Please contact Graham Hatfield on 01323 749258 / 641513 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further details or visit our website: www.pcasoeastbourne.org.uk/ Helpline 0845 650 2555.
GARDENERS’ SOCIETY: Again this year the weather was unusual, being so cold early in the year, and then the beautiful hot weather that continued for quite a long time. Our gardeners always manage to put on a good show despite what the weather may throw at them. There was a good display of vegetables and fruit followed by a beautiful display of dahlias which almost outshone the chrysanthemums, and not forgetting the gladioli, asters, zinnias, and begonias. The boards of fuchsia and begonia blooms were in abundance and there were some very prickly cacti and succulents. Large arrays of photographs were on display showing Spring Lambs, Summer Roses and Autumn Bliss. They were all so good it must have been a hard task for the judge. In the decorative section the titles were A Question of Sport, Beads and Berries and Sand, Shells and ???. The exhibits seemed to like doing the miniature exhibit. The trophies were presented by, A Clingo, president of the society. First prize winners were: Section One Vegetables: 12 Haive de Niort shallots, J Fuller; 12 pickling shallots, W Burgess; three specimen onions, J Fuller; five onions under 4ins, J Fuller; four potatoes, J Fuller; three carrots, J Fuller; three beetroot, W Burgess; three parsnips, J Fuller; six runner beans, J Fuller; two greenhouse cucumbers, J Fuller; two ridge or outdoor cucumbers, Miss S Burtenshaw, two lettuce, J Fuller; two cabbages, J Fuller; three leeks, J Fuller; two table marrows or squashes, J Pritchett; two courgettes, Mrs D Rideout, five tomatoes, W Burgess, three beef tomatoes, R Reeve; 10 small tomatoes, D Cooke; any other vegetable, Mrs D Rideout; one novelty vegetable, Mrs D Rideout, the longest bean, J Fuller; basket of mixed vegetables, R Reeve. Garden News Top Tray, R Reeve. Section Two Fruit: Four dessert apples, A Harris; four cooking apples, Miss S Burtenshaw, dish of 12 berries, Mrs A Sawyer; dish of any other fruit (not berries), R Smith; four different types of fruit, R Smith. Section Four Dahlias: Vase three decorative 6 to 8ins, A Light; vase three decorative 4 to 6ins, Mrs S Goddard; vase three decorative up to 4ins, A Light; vase three semi-cacti 6 to 8ins, A Light; vase three semi-cacti 4 to 6ins, A Light; vase three mini ball, A Light; vase three small ball, Mrs S Goddard; vase three small decorative, Waterlily, A Light; vase five pompon, Mrs S Goddard; one specimen, any variety, Mrs M Spray; vase five mixed, any variety, Mrs R Haynes; vase five mixed medium, small, mini, Mrs R Haynes. Section Five Chrysanthemums: One specimen bloom, A Light; one specimen spray, A Light; one vase three sprays, A Light. Section Six General: Vase five zinnias, A Light; three cut blooms of begonia on a board, Mrs R Haynes; six fuchsia blooms on a board, one variety, Mrs S Goddard; six fuchsia blooms on a board, over two varieties, A Harris; vase three different stems autumn foliage, Ms D Cocks; vase four stems mixed flowers, Mrs R Haynes; vase five African marigolds, Mrs D Gearing; vase three gladioli, D Brown; one specimen gladioli, D Brown; vase three asters, Mrs A Sawyer. Section Seven Pot Plants: One pot of begonias, D Brown; one pot fuchsia, Mrs M Spray; one pot plant in flower, D Brown; one pot plant for foliage, Mrs S Smith; one orchid in flower, Mrs S Smith; one cactus, Mrs J Wells; one succulent, Mrs J Wells. Section Eight Photos: Spring Lambs, R Smith; Summer Roses, Mrs S Goddard; Autumn Bliss, M Cooke. Section Nine Decorative: A Question of Sport, Mrs S Goddard; Beads and Berries, Mrs S Goddard; Sand, Shells and ???, Mrs S Goddard. Awards: Etchell Cup, best exhibit section one, J Fuller; Miller Bowl, most points section one, J Fuller; Mitchell Cup, most points section three, R Smith; Silver Medal Certificate, best exhibit section four, A E Light; Norman Dibble Cup, best exhibit section four, Mrs M Spray; Floral Cup, most points section four, Mrs R Haynes; Bronze Medal, second highest points section four, Mrs M Spray; Bill Daly Cup, best exhibit section five, A E Light; Charles Kings Cup, most points section five, A E Light; Leslie Whitbread Cup, best exhibit section six, A E Light; Asher Cup, best exhibit section six class 48, Mrs R Haynes; Autumn Floral Cup, best exhibit section six class 54, D Brown; Noel King Trophy, best exhibit section seven, Mrs S Smith; Bob Simmonds Trophy, most points section seven, D Brown; Knight Cup, best exhibit section eight, M Cooke; Marshall Cup, best exhibit section nine, Mrs S Goddard; Shephard Cup, most points section nine, Mrs S Goddard. Judges were Mr D Lancaster, Mr C Bryen, Mr O Hone and Mrs A Brookes.
JUMBLE SALE: Nevill Juvenile Bonfire Society are holding this sale in the village hall tomorrow, Saturday, at 2pm. If you have any jumble to donate please take it to the hall as near to noon tomorrow as possible.
CONCERT IN ST MARY’S given by some very talented young musicians in aid of Homelink, one of the church’s charities, in the church on Sunday, at 3pm. There is no entrance fee but there will be a collection at the end in aid of Homelink.
MOTHERS’ UNION: At its next meeting on Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Church Room the speaker will be a member of East Sussex Fire and Rescue. This meeting is open to all.
BRIDGE CLUB: The result of the duplicate pairs played on September 4 was: 1, Jenny Charman and Michael Slot; 2, Alan Disney and Roy Skan; 3, Liz and Tim Owen. The next meeting of the club is on Wednesday at 7.30pm in the S. Mary’s Room of the village hall. Contact number 814220.
JUMBLE SALE 2: This is being held in the village hall on Saturday, September 21, at 2pm. Please bring any jumble you wish to donate to the Hall between 10am and 11am on the Saturday.
BARN DANCE/HOG ROAST: Ringmer Primary Home School Association will once again be holding this popular event at Gote Farm on Saturday, September 21, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Do try to get along and enjoy a dosey-doe to the music of Gill Howell and the Sussex Rampions in Suzanne and Will Craig’s lovely old barn. You will be able to enjoy a hog roast and barbecue supplied by May’s Farm Cart with stuffing and apple sauce very kindly donated by the Green Man. Don’t miss out on this evening, even if you only want to listen to the music and soak up the atmosphere or quench your thirst from the licensed bar. Admission only £5 adults, £2 school aged children (food will be extra on the night). Tickets available from Angela on 01273 813860 or from the school office on 01273 812463.
BOWLS CLUB: Results for matches played last week were: Ringmer v Newick 65-62 and Ringmer v West Hoathly 89-45. A drawn inter-club triples was played on Sunday and the winners were-B. Haffenden, J Jarvis and P Tulloch.
SHOW RESULTS: The last RBL Horticultural and Home Produce Society show of the year was held in the village halls last Saturday, September 7. There were over 200 entries from 25 exhibitors in the 80 classes and a fine selection of flowers, fruit and vegetables were on display. In the cookery and preserves section there was ample evidence of the talents of Ringmer cooks. Forty Winks and Boats were the classes in the photographic section and the excellent quality of the entries caused the judge a few headaches. Again Paul Wieczorek was a prolific prize winner gaining 19 first, four second and three third prizes. Consequently he was awarded five trophies: Major Harold Watts Salver, Onion Cup, Courthope Cup, Arthur Peters Cup and the Sam Haffenden Trophy which is awarded for the best exhibit in the show. There were many visitors to the show throughout the afternoon and it is hoped that what they saw will encourage them to participate in next year’s shows. Other first prize winners: Flowers: dahlias, cactus, R Barton; specimen rose, G Fowlie; roses, large flowered, G Fowlie; roses, cluster flowered, G Fowlie, hydrangea, P Ball; perennial flowers, P Ball; any other flowers, G Fowlie; bowl of mixed flowers, J Lyon; flowering plant, E Bowler; foliage plant, V Duckett. Fruit: apples, dessert, J Jackson; apples, cooking, J Jackson, plums, R Peters; blackberries L and W Pratt; raspberries, L and W Pratt; grapes (indoor), J Payne; grapes (outdoor), B Cairns. Vegetables: beetroot, round, L and W Pratt; tomatoes, cherry, J Badcock; tomatoes, J Payne; squash, R Barton; marrows, P Ball; runner beans, M Jackson; shallots, exhibition, P Ball; shallots, pickling, P Ball; cucumber, P Ball; longest runner bean, P Ball; collection of vegetables, R Barton; flower/fruit/vegetable, J Payne; bunch herbs, culinary, G Fowlie. Flower arranging: Five a Day, H Hobbs; Remember, Remember, J Miller; Clowning Around, V Duckett. Cookery and Preserves: Apple and apricot cake, J Miller; Devonshire splits, S Tibbenham; cheese and tomato quiche, R Peters; individual mackerel pate, J Miller; fruit crumble, V Duckett; Viennese fingers, J Miller; jar chutney, V Duckett; jar fruit jelly, R Peters; jar stone fruit jam, R Barton; jar mincemeat, R Barton; jar lemon curd, V Duckett; jar mint jelly, V Duckett; jar pickled vegetables, R Barton; eggs, R Peters. Photographs: Forty Winks, B Cairns; Boats, E Bowler. Other trophy winners: Fuller Cup, most points in flower section, G Fowlie; Carey Cup, most points in fruit section, J Payne; C&M Brown Trophy, most points in flower arranging, J Miller; Mills Trophy, most points in cookery section, R Peters; QEII Golden Jubilee Salver, most points in photographic section, M Berry; Banksian Medal, most points in horticultural section over three shows, P Ball.
Rodmell & Southease
SUMMER: Well rain has come at last and let’s face it we did need it. At least the children had good weather for their summer holidays. This must have saved parents a fortune because sunshine means being able to partake of free things, like picnics, biking, swimming, walking etc all of which are good for you and get children outside, away from TV and electronic gadgets. I’ve seen so many families out walking and cycling this year and its a wonderful sight seeing so many happy people.
CRICKET: Rodmell Cricket Club has its end of season cricket match on Sunday. It’s a village match and end of season barbecue. I’m sure they will all enjoy themselves.
TOMORROW, Saturday, is the sponsored bike ride in aid of Sussex Churches Trust. A great many churches throughout Sussex, including Rodmell, will be open and manned by volunteers to welcome cyclists and walkers. It is an interesting and fun event and gives one a chance to see inside some lovely churches.
MUSIC: Also tomorrow, Saturday, Simon D’Souza is back at the Abergavenny Arms, 8pm, with Souzaphonic for another great night of jazz. It’s also Pizza Night, great homemade pizzas at £5.
CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, Service of Matins at Rodmell Church following the old prayer book, keeping us in touch with generations of Rodmell residents who would have used this service.
WI: On Tuesday Rodmell and Southease WI are looking forward to Helen Wettern showing us her Magic Lantern Slides, all taken in this area about 100 years ago. Visitors welcome at 8pm in the village hall.
QUIZ: Saturday September 28, Quiz and Fish and Chip Supper, back by popular request. Tickets £10, to include fish and chips plus a dessert, from Lindy and David Smart (478151). Teams of eight max, bring your drinks, cutlery and plates and look forward to a fun evening.
THE BOOK GROUP meets on Monday September 28 in the pub. See www.rodmell.net for details.
THE COFFEE CLUB meets again on Wednesday September 25, 11am to 12.30pm in the village hall. All welcome.
WHEN I VISIT mum in her care home at Ringmer I often get there when they have their reminiscence discussion time. It is always very interesting, and you can learn a lot about social history from people that have lived in some cases over 100 years. For instance, people like my mother were never paid any money by the government for having had children, their men were at war in many cases and these women just had to get on with life and exist as best they could. Many were also expected to help with the war effort by working on the land, in factories and for charities as well as tending to their family’s needs. I have the greatest respect for my mother and those like her who came through it all. After the war when the men came back, work of course had to go to them, and when the Dole came about you were given two chances to go for a job, if you did not take one of them you did not get paid. How things have changed. Some for the better, some not. The discussions they have about tradespeople and people that sold their wares around the street are also interesting.
CHILLI DAY: The date of Southease Chilli Day has changed again, it is now on Sunday September 29. Hopefully Adrian Orchard will as usual give me all the details.
THEY SAY things happen in threes. Recently I burnt my arm on the iron, then put my hand in a hornets nest whilst picking up a ball, which gave me fingers looking like port sausages, then fell over in the house and bruised myself badly and hurt my ribs. All better now I’m pleased to say.
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