Down Your Way: Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington - April 25

THE Binnie Sisters exhibition is in the stable opposite the Wheatsheaf in Willingdon Village - noon to 5pm on both Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29.

Christine Binnie is a potter, sister Jennifer an artist.

TONIGHT (Wednesday) is jam night with live music at the Wheatsheaf from 8pm. On Saturday, April 28, Pocketsize’s American folk music entertains customers from 8.30pm.

TRIANGLE Ladies Club meetat 2.15pm tomorrow (Thursday) at Trinity Church Hall in Coppice Avenue Willingdon, when Mrs Doreen Taylor gives an illustrated talk ‘wild times in the wilderness’. The competition is ‘an Easter card’.

BUTTS Brow WI meets at 2.15pm tomorrow (Thursday) at Willingdon Memorial Hall in Church Street when Mr F G Albon talks on ‘Britain’s inland waterways’.

IT IS open stage night at the Red Lion in Willingdon Village tomorrow (Thursday), hosted by Richard Walder and Ron Turner. Any style of music is welcome. It starts at 8pm.

OWEN Donovan entertains customers at The Eight Bells in Jevington from 8.30pm on Friday, April 27 with a wide spectrum of acoustic covers. On Friday, May 18, Daryl, as seen on X Factor, will appear as Markham and Lodge at 8.30pm at the Eight Bells.

WILLINGDON Cricket Club and Willingdon Football Club clash on Friday, April 27, at Willingdon Golf Club for the annual competition for the John Beck Trophy. The trophy is in memory of former Dons Football Club’s secretary and well-known local football administrator John Beck. This year’s competition is in support of local charity Chloe’s Fight for Sight. Tee-offs start at 1pm. Presentations will be followed by an evening meal at the golf club.

A COFFEE morning to raise funds for restoration work on Polegate Windmill is being held 10am-noon on Saturday, April 28, at Polegate Community Centre. Donated cakes and scones would be appreciated and prizes for the raffle also gratefully received. Extra help would be welcome to man the souvenir table and book stall. Ccontact Jenny Wells on 487671.

BAND of Two entertain customers at The British Queen at Willingdon Triangle, 8.30pm, Saturday April 28.

A QUIZ night is being organised by Sandie at 7pm on Saturday, April 28 at The Cottage Dittons Road Polegate. It is hosted by Maureen and John Males and in aid of the JPK Project. The cost is £8 per person, contact Jill on 486179 or Maureen on 482011.

THERE is a finance and policy meeting at 7.30pm on Monday ,April 30 at Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council office in Gorringe Valley Road. Meetings open to the public - details on 489603 or 489104.

THE Long Man Morris Men have spent the winter practicing their steps at St Mary’s Church Hall Willingdon. Their last practice until October is Friday, April 27, at 8pm. It is now the ‘dancing out’ season which officially starts on May Day when the Morris men dance at the foot of the Long Man of Wilmington at 5.30am on Tuesday, May 1.

THE Garden Growers Group met at the Wheatsheaf on April 12 when the guest speaker was Tom Lane, one of the most interesting speakers to date. His topic was garden birds, and how to encourage them into your garden.

QUIZ: Tickets sold out very quickly for Willingdon Residents’ Association’s quiz night on Friday April 13. The winning team comprised Denise and Ian Goldsmith, Lois Hughes, Paul James, David Horne and Alison Gibbons.

CONCENTUS Chorale’s Sing-a-Long with the Abba songs was held at Willingdon Community School. The story was based on Mama Mia but with a slight twist due to copyright regulations. The action was transported to the Isle of Wight where the main characters ran a fish and chip shop! Patrick Parker wrote the script and was narrator while Adrian White directed the main characters from Concentus Chorale, who were on stage, as well as the audience seated round tables joining in with the choruses – with their improvised blow up microphones. Many dressed in appropriate outfits for the flower power era with long flowing locks, flared trousers, baggy tops, and dark glasses. There was also a ploughman’s supper. A raffle in aid of The JPK Project raised the magnificent sum of £800. It was a most enjoyable evening.


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