DOWN YOUR WAY (August 14th) - Herstmonceux

DIG FOR VICTORY: Well, they had a great day, the weather forecast wasn’t good, the Olympics was on TV but that did not stop people turning out for the Merrie Harriers Bonfire Society’s Annual Show. Entries were down a little but I think that’s more to do with the weather than anything and this year, for the first time, the Cowbeech Calendar was on sale.

It was an afternoon of good old fashioned entertainment with the Warbleton Brass Band and Will Dexter Swingers providing the music and a memorable Punch and Judy show was staged by Graham Lee.

Cowbeech has always been known for its community spirit and when the charity auction took place it showed when one supporter bid over £500 for a donated iced and decorated fruit cake. Prizes were presented by Pippa Cross and a traditional day was brought to a traditional end, with dinner and a sing-a-long in the Merrie Harriers .

Another great day for team MH, a lot of hard work but rumours have it that the suggested profit for the day was £4,000 all of which will go into the funds for local good causes. Support of the Merrie Harriers Bonfire Society‘s events is always very much appreciated - a big thank you from all of us.

HERSTMONCEUX Bowls Club played five matches this week and are beginning to improve. They beat St. John’s Mead 85-68 in a frindly; lost 79-54 in a league match at Uckfield; lost by six points in a friendly at Seaford; so close on the first home match of the week against Ninfield, a one-shot defeat; and a 68-61 league win against visitng Wadhurst.

THE Hertmonceux Church Open Garden and Summer fete is this Saturday and hopefully the sun will shine when the gardens at the Old Rectory, Chapel Row open to all between 3pm-5pm. All are welcome - further information from Pam on 833079.

BREWER’S Arms host a Fun Day on Saturday, August 18. Money raised will go towards the building of the new Scout Hut, for details see their board outside the pub or call in and have a word with Gaynor.