Down Your Way: Hertmonceux & Wartling

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IT’S HERE, the much awaited Local Farmers Christmas Market is on Saturday, December 9, at the Cattle Market, Market Street, Hailsham, 9am-12.30pm.

Loads of local produce as well as a vast selection of craft stalls. Christmas wreaths will be available andthe Eastbourne Kingfisher Scout Band will play seasonal music.

You’ll be able to have a go on the raffle with all prizes being supplied by stallholders and all proceeds will be split equally between the Scouts and the market funds.

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, December 9, and Holy Communion (BCP) will be held at Herstmonceux church with Holy Communion Said, along with Worship and Prayer and the Carol Service will be held at Wartling church at 9.45am, 11am and 6pm respectively.

FUND RAISING DAY for the Kit Wilson Trust will be held at Coopers Croft Garden Centre and Cattery on Saturday, December 15. There will be a Table Sale and a Christmas High Tea while carol singers perform to their very best.

You need to book for the tea (831618) and of course might also want to take into consideration when you purchase your Christmas tree this year that £1 from the sale of eachone will be donated to the Kit Wilson Trust. This goes on right through the month of December.

THE WINDMILL at Windmill Hill say sales of Christmas cards are going well and if you want to send friends and relations something just that little bit different then these will do the job.

They sell at £3.95 for ten and can be collected from the Old Bakery next to the windmill or if you prefer posted to you at an extra cost of £1 for 1-3 packs but for four or more postage free.

They now have a new website at the Mill, www.windmillhillwindmill,org where you will see, among other news, that they still need volunteers -the first being the ‘meet and greet. Volunteers, the second more to do with the maintenance.

If you think you can help , and they do say full training is given for both groups, then call Bee on 833033.

LATE NIGHT Christmas shopping at Lime Cross nurseries is every Thursday evening until December 20.

The nursery will remain open until 8.30pm for your unusual and more practical gifts, charity cars, festive fare and of course the tree. The Café will be open as well.

ART BARN Christmas Show 2012 is at Coopers Farm on the Wartling Road. It opens each day between December 1-9, 11am-4pm. A vast selection of stalls and crafts men and women await you including Art Prints, Photography, Chocoholly, Handbags and Ceramics to name but a few. All are welcome and warm, Christmassy welcome awaits you.

IT WAS the last bingo session of 2012 and they promised a real treat for all. Six games of prize winning bingo, a fantastic table brim full of prizes for the raffle, a sumptuous Christmas spread for the tea and of course Re-cycled providing the very live and festive music.

Proceeds from the raffle amounting to £50 were handed to the band to put into their fund raising pot now standing at approximately £1800, which at some point will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Fund.

Each and every person present was handed a Christmas goodie bag packed full of nice things to eat! Thanks go to all who helped run this very popular club, Teresa, Jane, June and Jean and, of course we mustn’t forget the caller, as well as the checker, Dave and Bryan.

A big thank you to you all and please don’t forget that the club’s next meeting will be in January, weather permitting!