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WORLD WAR II WEEKEND: Tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday from 10.30am to 5pm you can step back in time to the 1940s as Michelham Priory pays tribute to the war years with displays, activities and entertainment.

DICKER DAY: Dicker Day is on Sunday June 25 from 1 to 6pm at Dicker Village Hall and field. Gates open at 1pm with the official opening by Hailsham Town Crier at 1.30pm. From 1.35pm to 3.30pm the Harmonie Concert Band will be performing with a break at 2.15pm for games and races. Once people have their breath back the tug-o-war will be from 4pm to 4.45pm. Then relax with the music of Strum ‘n’ Bass followed, a break between 4.45pm to 5.15pm when Millie Cranston will perform and are then back on until close at 6pm. Stalls include vintage clothes, chocolates, candyfloss, crafts, loads of cakes, Park Mead games, a Create a Garden competition’ for children, strawberries and cream, barbecue and drinks bar run by The Plough, country cocktails, tea and coffee, raffle and tombola.

BLUEBELL WALK: The latest instalment from the Arlington Bluebell Trail team: The internet and social media play an increasingly important role in publicising our event, and we would like to thank Steve Jenkinson for designing our new website www.bluebellwalk.co.uk and to Tim Church for carefully monitoring the various postings that appear on social media and responding when appropriate. In 2015 TripAdvisor awarded us their Certificate of Excellence, then without notice our page was removed as we are not open for at least six months each year. Delighted that we are now again listed due to the persistence of four visitors last year, and to date have now received 45 reviews giving us a five star rating, but one has only given us a three star, saying they could not see why they had to pay to look at bluebells, also it was not relaxing if they had to keep their dog on a lead! We posted an appropriate response! We had our bi-annual inspection from Visit England under their Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme, which helps to keep us on our toes. Some recommendations will be added to what is a growing list ready for next year.

COFFEE MORNINGS: Dicker Hall 10.40am to noon Thursday mornings. Book exchange or purchase 20p.

DICKER QUILTERS: Meet on the second and fourth Mondays in the month 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Dicker Village Hall. For Further details contact Brenda on 01323 849835 or Gill on 01323 844867.

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