Polegate

APRIL FOOLS DAY: For those born on April Fools day. You may be interested to know that All Fools Day has been observed in England and elsewhere since the mid 17th century when the practical jokes generally took the form of sending gullible victims in search of elbow grease. Traditionally the joking must end at midday. Anyone fooled after this time, is entitled to say April Fool is gone and past, and you are the biggest fool at last. An extract from Chambers book of Days.

POLEGATE PLODDERS: Would like more folk to join their running/jogging group please contact Brian Winn on 07765216990 or email brianwinn1@btinternet.com

COFFEE MORNING: Tomorrow, Saturday, the coffee morning in Polegate Community Centre is hosted by the Centre Fund Raising Team. All welcome from 10am to noon.

WALKS: Tomorrow, Saturday, Spring Has Sprung, 5 miles with Bob J. Meet at the Triangle, Lower Willingdon, 9.45am bus 51 at 9.23am Terminus Road, Stand H. One steep hill. On Sunday, Ashburnham and Beyond, 10 miles with Angela F. Meet at the Avenue 9.30am, walk starts at Ashburnham Place rear car park 10.10am GR 689146. Dry lunch, picnic or café at Ashburnham Place. Optional tea at end. Ashburnham Place is a Christian retreat and donations are welcome to visit the grounds and gardens.

POLEGATE WINDMILL: First opening of the season is on Sunday, at the Platt, Park Croft, Polegate from 2pm to 5pm. Tours and refreshments available. Visitors welcome.

MENS SOCIET: The society meet on Monday when our speaker is Derek Legg talking about St John’s Guild. Meetings are held in St Johns Church, tea from 2.30pm meeting starts at 3pm.

BOOKINGS: Now taking bookings for stalls at our Summer Fair at Lower Willingdon in July, organized by Willingdon Triangle Traders Association. To apply for a booking form please contact Telephone Maureen on 4859714 or email maureencopping@yahoo.co.uk or call in at the Friendly cuppa, on Wednesday mornings at Trinity Church

FRIDAY CRAFT GROUP: Our craft group goes from strength to strength. If you are interested to learn how to knit, crotchet, make cards, cross stitch, embroider, quilting, then this is the group for you. Or if you have a craft that you can teach others, new people are always welcome. You can just sit and chat if you want to. We charge £1 which includes tea and coffee. Just come along between 10am to 1pm at Polegate Community Centre.

WHIST CLUB: Friday Whist Club meet in the lounge at Polegate Community Centre from 2pm to 4pm. Pop along and join us its only £3 a session.

POLEGATE CAMERA CLUB: The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at Polegate Community Centre from 7.30pm to 10pm. We are a very friendly group of keen amateurs who share our expertise and have fun taking photos. We occasionally have speakers and for our April meeting we have a film of a specific photographer. For further info please contact Joan Brown on 489028.

POLEGATE WI: The Wi meet on the second Thursday of the month, where we will be welcoming members and friends and may be a speaker. For more info contact Avril Parrini. Our meetings are held in the lounge at Polegate Community Centre, from 2.15am.

SPA VALLEY RAILWAY: Now taking bookings for Thomas events at the Spa Valley Railway. Bookings taken on line at www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk or telephone 01892 537715.

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