DOWN YOUR WAY: Herstmonceux & Wartling

SPITFIRES OVER HESTMONCEUX: Did you see it, sadly if you didn’t you missed an absolutely fantastic arial display by a WW11 Spitfire over Coopers Croft Garden Centre and why was it there you might ask well, it was part of a Celebration of Life of one of their long standing customers, Jane Richards who died recently at the age of 92. Jane had served in the WAAF during the war and Spitfire, which is based at Duxford came along in tribute to her and I am reliably informed, once the display had finished there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.


Are on their way to the next round of the Roberstbridge Cup after a 2-1 win over Battle last week. Joe Thompson scored the first goal putting the ball into the back of the net by the narrowest of angles, the pressure was now on and there were several attempts a goal but when Herstmonceux were given a corner, Simon Blewett managed to convert it into a goal. Herstmonceux became a bit nervous during the last fifteen minutes of the game after Battle put on their substitute and their game improved. They managed to pull back one goal however the final score sees Herstmonceux safely through.


The very famous Gardener’s Club Quiz Night is here once again and they need us all to be ready for Wednesday November 14th and to be down at the village hall in Herstmonceux with our best quiz heads on ready to take on quizmasters, Neil and Kay Holden in this year’s extravaganza. Teams of four is what they are looking for, tickets are £8.50 per person to include your supper of either fish, sausage or veggie burger and chips and to book your place please can you call 833006 and leave your name, telephone number and choice of food on the answerphone.


Will be held next on Saturday November 10th on the Cattle Market in Hailsham between 9am-12.30pm. As always plenty of local produce as well as the chance to order your Christmas cake and mince pies, a variety of craft stalls will be on site which gives us the chance to pick up our Christmas gifts in plenty of time and of course the Market Café open for hot drinks and snacks. Plenty of free parking close to the stalls, what an easy way to shop.


The most people wearing a crown in front of a castle is now officially a Guinness World Record and Herstmonceux hold the title. Organised as part of the Jubilee celebrations, 674 turned up with a crown for the photograph but sadly, Pangbourne in Berkshire decided to see what they could do and have since beaten the record with a total of 749 but Herstmonceux was the first to hold the record and will go on at some point to win it back.


Brand new manufacturer’s samples from some of the top fashion houses will be on sale in the village hall at Herstmonceux at less than half shop prices. Saturday November 17th is the date and ladies; you need to be there between 10am-12 noon. Entry is 50p which includes refreshments and this event is being staged to raise funds for the Village Information Centre.