The Dickers

Upper Dicker & Lower Dicker news
Upper Dicker & Lower Dicker news

ARLINGTON GETS CAJUN: Otherwise know as Arlingtonburyhengestock, if you are looking for something to do tomorrow, Saturday 16 July, it’s here again. There is an art show, live music, picnic, bar in Arlington Village Hall and marquee. The music is free entry from 1-5pm with a fantastic line up of music in the marquee by Milton Hyde, The Equatorial Group, Charlie Tipler, Glashin and Mike Aldridge. And then, starting at 6pm Arlington gets Cajun is back. Last year was deemed to be the best yet, with £1000 raised for MS Society, but this year we’re going to smash that! The evening is going to start a little earlier and finish a little later this time and with the superb Dave Beckett (laid back blues), Strum’n’Bass (back by popular request), Rough Chowder and hosts, The Cajun Dawgs with Friends. It is going to be another night to remember. There will be bar (proceeds to the Village Hall who kindly donate the use of the hall and field) and BBQ run by and in aid of Demelza Childrens Hospice. Tickets are on sale now from Ticketsource: or call Jim on 07980 892072.

ART EXHIBITION: In Arlington village hall and as part of Arlington Weekend, alongside Arlington gets Cajun, this is a free entry open art exhibition and sale of originals and prints by local artists courtesy of Arlington Art Group from 10.30 to 5pm on Saturday 16 July and then a special late night opening from 6pm til 9pm (10.30pm subject to steward availability). Sunday from 10.30 to 5pm only. Free entry, parking, refreshments. You are welcome to picnic in the field or marquee, refreshments will be available in the Village Hall and there will be a bar in the marquee. All welcome!

VINTAGE TEA PARTY: The Vintage Tea is to raise funds for a memorial window in the Village Hall dedicated to Caroline Payne-Rippengal. Caroline lived in the village for many years with her first husband and their children. She was a teacher at Park Mead and a member of the Dicker Village Hall Committee. Between them, the family raised significant funds for MacMillan through many different types of events. The Village Hall and Holy Trinity Church also benefited from funds raised by separate fun events organised by the family such as quizzes, shuffleboard and other games, etc. The Vintage Tea is for a memorial window to dedicate as a thank you to a lovely, talented, caring person who is sadly missed.

MICHELHAM PRIORY: Forthcoming events include a Classic Vehicle Show tomorrow, Saturday, Archaeology Day on Wednesday July 27 and a Summer in Bloom Garden Tour on Saturday July 30. Visit for more information.

FLOWER SHOW: Arlington and Dicker Produce and Flower Show is on Saturday September 3 from 3pm at Arlington Village Hall. There will be classes for vegetables, fruit, flowers, flower arranging, cookery, children’s classes and craftwork. Programme with entry form coming soon.

LIONS DOG SHOW: This is on Sunday September 25 at Upper Dicker Village Hall. All day. More news nearer the time.

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