Down Your Way: Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington - May 16

WILLINGDON Probus Club meets 10.15am for 10.30am tomorrow (Thursday) at the Red Lion in Willingdon Village.

TRINITY Diners meeting at noon on Friday, May 18, at Trinity Church Hall in Coppice Avenue when the menu will be fruit juice, lasagne, salad, banoffee pie and tea or coffee. Book a place with Jennie on 484189.

THE next meeting of Polegate & Willingdon Local History Society is from 7pm-9pm on Friday, May 18, at St John’s Church Hall Polegate. The speaker is Peter Hill and his talk is entitled ‘pills potions and patience’.

DARYL, appearing as Markham and Lodge as seen on the X Factor, will appear at The Eight Bells, Jevington from 8.30pm on Friday May 18.

THE Growers Group which meets at The Wheatsheaf in Willingdon Village, 6.30pm on the second Thursday of the month, is organising a charity event in aid of St Wilfrid’s Hospice and MacMillan Nurses. It takes place at the stables, opposite the Wheatsheaf, 11am-4pm on Saturday, May 19. The idea is to bring along plants and cuttings that can be sold or swopped and also garden tools in good condition and gardening books. There will also be decorated terracotta pots and cakes and refreshments. Any contributions or ideas would be welcome. Ring Graham on 501482.

GUITARISTS Chris Page and Terry Lees entertain customers at The Wheatsheaf from 8.30pm on Saturday May 19.

CRYSTAL CLEAR entertain from 8.30pm on Saturday, May 19, at The British Queen, Willingdon Triangle.

MEETINGS: Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council’s Annual Parish Meeting is on Monday, May 21, at 7.30pm, at Willingdon Primary School in Rapsons Road, chaired by chairman of the parish council Cllr John Pritchett. The minutes of last year’s meeting will be put forward and reports from various community groups and organisations given. The annual reports from the chairman of the parish council, committee chairmen, Wealden District and ESCC councillors will be read out or circulated. Residents on the current electoral role for Willingdon and Jevington Parish can then ask questions.

AN arts and crafts showcase event runs 2pm-5pm on Saturday, May 26 in Trinity Church Hall. Groups and organisations which regularly use these premises will display their skills, such as lacemakers, flower arrangers, Pilates group, artists, dancers and musicians. There will also be card making and hands-on activities- to try. Afternoon teas will provided by Jevington and Filching WI. A group from the Downland Singers will sing during the afternoon. There will also be static displays of various arts and crafts that church members enjoy as hobbies. If you would like to contribute ring Jennie on 484189.

COMPETITIONS: As part of the Arts and Crafts Showcase, two competitions will be included - miniature garden and photography. The aim of the miniature garden competition is to create a small garden in a supplied pot which depicts a celebration of arts and crafts. Pots can be obtained from Trinity Church Hall, Renaissance Hair and Beauty Salon in Farmlands Way or on 484189. Each entry must be taken to Trinity Church on Friday May 25, 2pm-4pm, accompanied by a completed entry form which can be collected from the church or church hall (484189). The charge for each is £1. The miniature gardens will be displayed at the Arts and Crafts Showcase on May 26 and can then be collected on Monday, May 28, 10am-noon. A prize will be awarded to the entry seen by the judges to best portray the category. The age groups are under eights, between eight and 11 years, 11 to 17 and 18 and over.

THE aim of the photographic competition is to present a photograph, sized 6 x 4 inches (15 cm x 10 cm), on a specified theme. The themes for children under 18 are animals or pets, people or nature. The adult categories are still life, landscape or pot luck. All photographs should conform to the size specified, should not be mounted or framed and must be the original work of the person displaying them.

THE 3 MMMs (Miss Mrs and Ms) meet at 8pm on Wednesday, May 23 in St Mary’s Church Hall Willingdon. The meeting is entitled ‘Get crafty’ when members will be demonstrating their own talents regarding craft work.

THE Glen Chorale, under the direction of Mr Robin Moray, a graduate of Trinity College of Music, will give afternoon concerts starting at 2.30pm in Wannock Village Hall. The dates are Monday, June 11, and Wednesday, June 13. The concerts are entitled ‘a Veritable Salmagundi’ (varied musical delights). Included in the concert are two Macedonian folk songs and ‘O Jesu Christe’ by Jacquet de Berchem (1505-1565), Vilia from The Merry Widow, and ‘Little David play on yo’ harp’ arranged by Malcolm Sargent. Tickets are £5, to include tea, call Mrs Vi Robinson for tickets on 767209.


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