Down Your Way Herstmonceux - June 6th

HERSTMONCEUX Bowls Club’s first match of the week in the league against Cross in Hand, a fixture they always find difficult. This time was no different as they lost 53-73.

Next was a Friendly at home to Hampden Park, final score 84-65 to Herstmonceux.

Summer weather was really upon us by now and Hellingly were welcomed to a lovely warm and sunny Herstmonceux for their next league match.

The clubs have become friendly over the years but that did not stop the home team going in for the kill and winning by 23 points - gaining seven points in the process.

A favourite venue for their next match at Motcombe Gardens and such a beautiful day, the score, not quite so good Herstmonceux 73, Motcombe 77.

Last match of the week and it was off to Victoria Drive for a friendly, but beaten by 27 shots.

AS MANY will know we have a trout fishery at Brick Farm which is open to all and one such society, the Eastbourne & District Fly Fishers Club, along with Brick Farm, were going to hold an Open Day on April 29 but it was called off due to bad weather. They did go ahead with the Grand Draw in support of the 1st Herstmonceux Scout Group Building Fund and then later in May they held a small presentation when representatives of the Scouts, their Leaders and some parents attended and were delighted receive a cheque for £800. During the evening various Scouts were awarded badges earned by them over the past few months and so a very good evening was had by all.

THE local farmers market will combine with Hailsham Charter Market on Saturday, June 9. The market will run as usual from 9am but some farmers will leave at 12.30pm with others staying all day. The Charter Market starts at 10am.

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, June 10, and Holy Communion (BCP) along with Compline will be at Herstmonceux church at 8am and 6pm respectively with Holy Communion (common worship) and the Worship and Prayer service at Wartling church at 9.45am and 11am.

A FLUTE and piano charity concert is being held in the Ballroom of Herstmonceux Castle on June 15 from 7.30pm in aid of the Windmill at Windmill Hill. Stars, flautist, Wissam Boustany and pianist, Aleksander Szram, will play a selection of works including Faure sonata in A major and the Chopin Nocturnes for piano solo. The gardens open from 6.30pm for ticket holders, pre-concert champagne and soft drinks will be available. Tickets, £15 each, include a glass of wine or soft drink during the interval. Call 833033 or by email at bee@windmillhillwindmill.org