SUMMER FETE: St Nicolas Grand Summer Fete will be held at Pevensey Memorial Hall on Saturday July 30, 11am to 4pm. There will be all the usual stalls, games, tombola and a raffle. There is a beer tent with Shepherd Neame ‘spitfire’ on draught. More unusual you can even have a go at bell ringing with Dewbys Mini Bells, a miniature bell frame which will be on show and people can have a try. There is even a dog obedience demonstration. Plenty to see so do go along
PEVENSEY VILLAGE SIGN: All the tarmac has been finished and now the sign is completely finished. It is 950 years since the Normans landed and it seems the sign has almost taken that long to come into fruition. The design depicts the Pevensey Eagle and the L’Aquila family. Euguenulf de L’Aigle was one of the Knights who came over with William I and was killed at the Battle of Hastings and a later ancestor Gilbert de L’Aigle was bestowed the Rape of Pevensey, the area was known between 1106 and 1234 as the ‘Honour of the Eagle’.
PEVENSEY VILLAGE IN BLOOM: The overall winner of this year’s contest was Peter Cherry of 29 Coast Road Pevensey Bay, second was Moya Campbell of 136 Coast Road and joint third were Corrine Morgan 2 Sea Court and Daniel Harlow 10 Camber Drive. The Community Award went to the Aqua Club and second was the Castle Inn. There were no entries at all from Pevensey Village.
SCARECROW FESTIVAL: Once again strange characters are looming on the road verges in the villages as the 2016 scarecrow festival starts off its fortnight on July 23. Last year there were 250 scarecrows and 103 entered for the judging, looks like there may be more this year. To enter the competition (and there’s a £100 prize) send an email entitled ‘entry’ to scarecrow@pevensey villages.org including your address and phone number and a name for your scarecrow if you have one. They will reply giving you a number to display on the scarecrow.
If you take a look at Pevensey Villages Partnership website you will find a lot more information about the scarecrow festival and even details on how to make your scarecrow. So far there are lots of Norman Soldiers, a few William the Conquerors, an astronaut, tennis player, scary wedding party to name just a few. The other day I saw a really lifelike scarecrow in Pevensey Bay then I realised it was someone waiting for the bus, or do the scarecrows come alive at the dead of night.
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