Down Your Way: Herstmonceux

FIRSTLY I would like to thank everybody who has sent cards, flowers and donations to the Macmillan Fund in Terry’s name. Sadly, as I’m sure you all know Terry lost his long fight against cancer just last month, I know from the letters and cards he will be missed and again I thank you all for your support.

HERSTMONCEUX Bowls Club’s match against Hastings was played on very sunny afternoon but the greens were fast and Herstmonceux were unable to cope and came home beaten 96- 45.

At Herstmonceux Bowls Club finals day, although the weather was very overcast, they had a good day which all enjoyed. Congratulations to all who won and many thanks to all who worked so hard.

I have been asked to make a special thanks to Terry and Jean Everingham who have worked so hard all season organising competitions and matches, not an easy job at all.

The last match of that week was an away friendly against Staplecross and even though the weather improved it didn’t help Herstmonceux who lost by two shots.

Onto week two and an away league match to Horam. The heat of the day must have helped because Herstmonceux had a good win, 68-55 and seven points.

A friendly against Guestling brought yet another win 77- 59 and on the Sunday it was Charity Triples afternoon. Brian and Sue are to be thanked for organising such a fun event and are pleased to say £200 was raised for local charities.

On the day the Parade came to Herstmonceux and won a friendly whereas when Mayfield came for a League match Herstmonceux won 76-65 for six points.

WHSS: Unfortunately the September meeting speaker was unwell but not to be put off, Charles Harding stepped in at the last minute to give a fascinating talk on ‘History of Landscape Gardening’. He began with the formal gardens of the Tudors and Stewarts and then reflected on the thinking of the ‘get back to nature movement which appeared to be quite brutal at times and involved moving whole villages at times.

The next meeting is on October 4 at the Reid Hall, Boreham Street, 7.30pm, when speaker Nigel Phillips will talk on being ‘European Gardens’ with a fun competition of a hedgerow arrangement no bigger than 18 inches.

HERON’S Ghyll Driving Group (riding for the disabled) holds Murder Mystery evening on October 19 in the village hall at Herstmonceux, starting 7pm. Tickets, £10, including a two course supper, from either Val Richardson on 01435 830410 or the Village Information Centre.

BINGO: September 26 and it’s bingo time again in the village hall at Herstmonceux, 2.15pm.

DIARY DATE: Friday, October 26, is the date of this year’s Merrie Harriers Bonfire Night.