Down Your Way - Herstmonceux (June 13th)

THE Jubilee weekend was celebrated in style starting with the get-together at the Woolpack Inn on Saturday. Thanks must go to Dave Palmer who ran the disco.

On Sunday it was the much-awaited Re-cycled, who had customers and staff of the Woolpack jigging up and down to their music and Rex was able to raise well over £100 for the pub’s chosen charity, The Jaydon Fund.

Monday brought the Fun and Family Picnic Day at the Castle.

The record for the most people wearing a crown in front of a castle was a success and people enjoyed watching the various events and displays going on during the day.

This is a bit late but there was one very special lady who was unable to attend the gathering in the Woolpack on Saturday evening and we missed her. Happy 98th birthday to Muriel Coleman.

DESPITE the rains Herstmonceux Bowls Club played three games last week. The first was a friendly against the Parade in Eastbourne but sadly the visitors returned with their tails between their legs losing by 32 shots.

Their next game was at Victoria Drive, again a friendly, and still they couldn’t get to grips with it, losing this time by 27 shots.

However it was over to Wadhurst for a league match next. The hosts are new to the circuit so this was Herstmonceux’s first visit and they were very impressed by the greens. Herstmonceux won 66-60 and claimed six and half league points.

HERSTMONCEUX Health Centre has an Auction of Goods and Promises on June 16 in the village hall, starting at 6pm. Viewing is from 3pm-5pm and during the auction they will be running a pay bar with food available. All money raised will be going towards equipment for the new surgery.

THE first of two fly fishing complete beginners’ days is at Brick Farm Lakes on June 21. This one is for adults and is from 9.30am to 1pm. All the equipment needed will be provided and the cost is £10 per head. If you are interested call either Sophie or Keith on 832615.

LADIES fashion sale: On June 23, if you go down to the village hall, you will be able to purchase outfits from some of top fashion houses at under half the shop prices. All items are brand new and the sizes range from 10 to 16. The hall doors open between 10am-noon, entry is 50p to include refreshments and money raised will help with the running of the Village Information Centre.

ON June 15 flautist Wissam Boustany and pianist, Aleksander Szram will perform a selection of works for flute and piano in the ballroom of Herstmonceux Castle in aid of the Windmill at Windmill Hill. The gardens will open to ticket holders from 6.30pm with pre-concert champagne and soft drinks available. Tickets, £15, will include a glass of wine or soft drink during the interval - call 833033 or email bee@windmillhillwindmill,org

WE ARE invited to pop down to Coopers Farm, Wartling, any weekend between now and July 1 between 11am-4pm, to have a look at their contemporary sculpture and art which yo’ll find in the garden. The exhibition includes work in glass, willow, oak, metal, stone, ceramics, paintings and silver jewellery. Find out more at

CHURCH SERVICES: June 17 and Holy communion along with Son spot will be held at Herstmonceux church at 9.45am and 11am respectively with Holy Communion (BCP) at Wartling church at 8am.