Down Your Way: Herstmonceux and Wartling - March 30

SQUEEZE Breakfast Club fell on March 5, just a few of weeks before Mother’s Day, so the choice of handicrafts centred on gifts for mum.

The next Squeeze falls on Sunday, April 1, so who knows what might happen? Taking place in the village hall, 10am-noon, a simple breakfast is provided: tea or coffee cereals, toast, fresh fruit, pastries, and soft drinks. There is no charge and all ages are warmly welcome.

WINDMILL Hill Horticultural Society holds its next meeting at the Reid Hall in Boreham Street on Thursday, April 5, when Dr Michael Lynn is the speaker. His topic will be Bees and Gardening after which the monthly competition, this month being the best florally decorated Easter Bonnet, will be judged. A reminder they will be taking bookings for the June outing which will be to Loseley Park and anybody wishing to join them should go along and make a booking. Doors open at 7pm, the meeting starts at 7.30pm.

ALADDIN Jnr - It’s Young H.A.T.S. time again and this year they are staging Aladdin Jnr and are inviting us all to any of the performances between March 29 and March 31.

Tickets are available at £6 for adults, £4 children on 832117/832227 or by calling in at the Woolpack Inn where Ted has them for sale.

I think this is their first Disney production and. They’ve been rehearsing for weeks now and are looking forward to performing.

ADVANCE notice of this year’s Annual Colour Show, kindly staged by the Hailsham Photographic Society, in aid of funds for the Friends of All Saints Church. It will be on Monday, April 30, in the village hall at Herstmonceux from 7.30pm.

Admission is only £4.50 and this even includes your refreshments during the interval. Tickets available on the door - all will be made most welcome.

THE first of a series of talks to be run by the Castle is on Tuesday April 3. Nick Baxter-Moore, on leave from Brock’s University, Lothario, and an associate professor, will spend the evening giving a talk on Where Have All The Protest Songs Gone? I hear Nick intends taking along his guitar so maybe there may even be a song or two from him.

The talk is in the function room of the Woolpack Inn, starting at 7.30pm. Entry is free with tea and coffee during the interval - or you can purchase alcoholic beverages at the bar.

THERE is a 1960s dance night on Saturday, April 14, at the village hall at Herstmonceux. City Rhodes Sounds will provie the live music and tickets at £10 per head, to include a ploughman’s supper, are available from Dawn or Cecil on 832304. The doors open at 7.30pm with the live music 8pm-11.30pm. All profits to the Eastbourne Branch of Parkinson’s UK.

CHURCH services - Sunday, April 1, and Holy Communion (BCP) along with Evensong (BCP) will be held at Wartling church at 8am and 6pm respectively with the Palm Sunday Family Service being held at Herstmonceux church at 9.45am.