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The annual Broad Oak Firefighters’ Fete is being held at the Recreation Ground this Sunday, July 29, from 1.00 pm.

With plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, this is always a well-supported event in aid of a very worthwhile charity. Hopefully the weather will be kind to encourage a good crowd to turn out during the afternoon. Another regular is the NSPCC Garden Party being held on Wednesday, August 1, at Little Monkings, Rocks Hill from 2.30 pm. Both of these events would welcome as many people as possible.

Brede Cricket Club will be away at Beckley this Sunday, July 29, with a game that begins at 2.00 pm. The following week they are back home again, when Hastings Wanderers will be the visitors, 2.30 pm start.

Next Saturday, August 4, the Brede Giants Pumping Engines are on view again at Brede Waterworks from 10 am to 4.00 pm. Parking is free, refreshments and souvenir items are available. New members for the Society are welcome as is anyone who likes working with heritage machinery. There is also another Village Dance next Saturday in the Village Hall from 7.30 pm. The programme as usual will include favourite dances from ballroom, sequence, Latin to line dancing. Entrance is £3.00.

Services at St. George’s Church during the coming week are a Sung Family Eucharist at 9.30 am on Sunday, July 29, with Holy Communion at 9.00 am on Tuesday, July 31, and at 10.00 am on Wednesday, August 1.

Although this is the 5th Sunday in the month, Trinity Church continues at Broad Oak this Sunday, July 29, (not Westfield) with their usual 10.30 am service which this week will be conducted by Mrs. Dawn Novis..

Activities for the coming week at the Village Hall:

Monday, July 30: Age UK (10.30 am), Whist Drive (7.30 pm); Tuesday, 31: Painting for Pleasure (9.30 am), Parish Council Meeting (7.30 pm); Thursday, August 2: Stretch & Tone (9.30 am); Friday, 3: Farmers’ Market (10.00 am), Short Mat Bowls (7.30 pm); Saturday, 4: Village Dance (7.30 pm).

If you have anything to be put in the column it can be sent e-mail to: may463@btinternet.com

John May, Mill Lands