Down Your Way: Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington - March 14

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THE 3 MMMs (Mrs, Miss and Ms) meeti at 8pm today (Wednesday) in St Mary’s Church Hall, Willingdon, when the speaker Roger McKenna will give a talk entitled Surviving in Soho in the 1850s.

THERE is a service of thanksgiving for St Wilfrid’s Hospice at 7.30pm today (Wednesday) at St Mary’s Church Willingdon. The speaker is Bishop Wallace Benn.

MEMBERS of Willingdon Probus Club meet for their annual meeting at 10.15am for 10.30am tomorrow (Thursday) at the Red Lion in Willingdon Village.

THE Easter lunch for the Trinity Diners is at noon on Friday, March 16, in Trinity Church Hall in Coppice Avenue. The menu is fruit juice, roast pork, seasonal vegetables, potatoes, fruit trifle, and tea or coffee. To book call Jennie on 484189. Trinity Diners started meeting a year ago and is going from strength to strength. At the February get-to-gether, Jennie made a special birthday cake iced by Wendy Brown.

LOCAL History: The next meeting of Polegate & Willingdon Local History Society is 7pm to 9pm on Friday, March 16, at St John’s Church Hall Polegate. The speaker Will Duke will talk on Life and Times of Scan Tester.

A QUIZ night is being held at 7.30pm on Saturday, March 17, in St Mary’s Church Hall Willingdon to raise funds for the hall roof repairs. Tickets are £5 each - call 501763.

LOU TAYLOR will be provide the entertainment at The British Queen at Willingdon Triangle from 8.30pm on Saturday, March 17.

ST PATRICK’S Day is on March 17 and the Ouse Valley Three will provide the entertainment at the Wheatsheaf in Willingdon Village starting at 8.30pm. This is exciting new band to the Wheatsheaf will perform an Irish set.

THE Frugal lunch held in St Mary’s Church hall on Ash Wednesday raised £190 for Christian Aid.

THERE’S a Jumble Sale at Willingdon Community School in Broad Road, 10am to noon on Saturday, March 24. All proceeds will be shared between The Hawassa Project in Ethiopia and the Eastbourne Matthew 25 Mission for the homeless. The Hawassa Project is a joint project between the young people of Willingdon School and those in Hawassa. Students at Willingdon School have been raising funds for a building in Hawassa which will act as a youth centre, library and café. For more details call Mrs J Herkes on 485254 ext 222.

THE South Downs Youth Orchestra will give a concert of Haydn’s Symphony No 22 , 10am on Saturday, March 24, in St Andrew’s Church Jevington. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served.

STAINER’S Crucifiction will be performed at St Mary’s Church Willingdon at 7.30pm on Monday, March 26. The conductor is Michael Stumbles and organist Fr Michael Maine. Taking part will be the augmented church choir with soloists – tenor Rodney Brown and bass Mike Barber. Admission is free with a retiring collection supporting Children with Cancer.

DON’T forget the Community Market every Wednesday, 10am-1pm, in Trinity Church Hall Coppice Avenue. Stalls include fruit and vegetables, plants, hand crafts, farm eggs, jams, chutneys and pickles, cakes and quiches, jewellery, wood crafts and bird food.

JAN GUTHRIE, Tel: 01323 501315