The Dickers

QUIZ NIGHT: Saturday December 1, Dicker Village Hall 7pm for 7.30 pm start Tickets £7.50 includes supper with tea or coffee. Bring your own other drinks. Contact Jenny 01323 844687 or Glynis 01323 846924 for details and to book. Fun Christmas event in aid of Upper Dicker Village Hall.

WEDDING SHOWCASE: Sunday at Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker. The wedding showcase is free entry for all couples and runs from 11am till 4pm. The wedding showcase is a registered event and tickets can be booked online at www.sussexpast.co.uk/events. If you would like more information please contact Hannah at weddingslewes@sussexpast.co.uk.

ADVENT WINDOWS: Last year the Dicker Residents’ Association ran a real life village Advent Windows event. It was very successful and brightened up the village over the pre-Christmas period. This year they are running the event again, in a slightly different format, and are looking for volunteer households. All you have to do is decorate a window in your chosen festive style, and light it each evening from approx 5pm to 9pm throughout Advent from the date you’ve chosen on the form below. There will also be a special get together in the Plough from 7pm on Tuesday December 18 to celebrate the lights and raise money for St Wilfred’s Hospice. It is hoped that many of households that took part last year will do so again. If you would like to take part and light up a window, please fill out a form from and return to Simone Cranston, 1 Landsview, Camberlot Road, Upper Dicker, BN27 3RG.You can also email cranston.family@btinternet.com or telephone 01323 844745. If you would rather just look at the lovely decorations, please still come along to The Plough event on December 18 to meet friends and neighbours and help raise some money for St Wilfred’s. Which houses will be lit each evening will be published nearer the time.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Arlington Christmas Fayre is on Saturday December 1, 2.30pm to 5.30pm Arlington Village Hall. The popular Arlington Christmas Fayre is a week earlier this year. There will be stalls selling quality Christmas gifts, cakes and goodies including (new) gifts for pets, Christmas songs and carols with the Seaford Silver Band (from 3pm), home-made refreshments, teas and coffees, Tony’s special mulled wine, real ale bar, plus win a luxury Christmas hamper, a locally-reared goose, or a case of wines and spirits. Some Christmas Draw tickets are enclosed with Arlington Scene, but more will be available on the day. Please call the number below if you would like some more (£5 a book). Do please come along to support this special event if you can. There will be plenty to see and do and there will be more space for refreshments this year. If you would like to offer some help, please phone Lindy or Tony 01323 488216 or email lindygillam65@ hotmail.com Proceeds will be going to Arlington Village Hall and St Pancras Church to help with various much-needed maintenance projects. Please support our village. Entrance fee £1 (Children free); your ticket could win a bottle of Lanson champagne in the prize draw.

MICHELHAM PRIORY: Events coming up towards the Christmas period are as follows: Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2, Tudor Christmas weekend; Friday December 7, Christmas in the Courtyard; Saturday December 8, Victorian Christmas (A Christmas Carol Christmas); Saturday December 15, WWII Christmas (An Evacuees Christmas). For full details visit http://sussexpast.co.uk/events.