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Bingo: A big thank you to all those who came along to support the Prize bingo in aid of the new windows for the village hall. There weren’t many there but those that were spent well. All the prizes were donated, mainly by the Short mat bowls club members but also by some of our wonderful supporters. They were many and varied from bottles to chocolates, grocery hampers, gifts and more. At the end of the event over £240 had been taken and will be sent to the hall funds. Well done to the bowls club for organising this event.

Weddings: Wow, what wonderful display of beautiful wedding dresses we were given last Friday & Saturday at St Bartholomew’s Church. Some of them were very old and dated back to 1915. The older dresses got the most interest from the visitors, they were cleverly done and so lovely, they must have looked beautiful on the brides wedding days. What a delightful event this was. Thank you to everyone who organised it but especially the brides for lending your dresses for us to see.

Bowls: The Burwash Short Mat Bowls club held their AGM earlier this week which also included their club awards. The cup matches had been played over the year and were hard fought for. The winners are as follows, President’s cup - Ladies Singles - Angela Marden beat Mary Taylor. Mary Groombridge Trophy - Men’s singles - Alan Green beat Keith Wood. Pegeric Cup - Mixed singles - Joan Howard beat Margaret Waterhouse. Pairs Shield - Drawn Pairs - Mary Chadburn & Keith Marden beat Christine Norton & Alan Green. Memorial Cup - Mixed singles Barry Taylor beat Keith Wood. The club are now taking a break for the summer and will be back at the hall early September. You can see the members at the Parish Assembly in May at the hall when they will be glad to talk to you and tell you about the club. They will also be at the village fair in August.

Lunch: Last week I was one of the lucky ladies to be invited to Women of The Year Lunch at the Amex Stadium. There must have been around 250 ladies at this event which was such a wonderful and enjoyable day. My Friend Jean Holmwood from Heathfield was also one of the lucky ladies who were treated to a delicious meal with wine. All the ladies had their own tale to tell of how they make a difference in their local community, and were interesting to talk to. All had been nominated for an invite. Celia Sandys, Grand Daughter of Sir Winston Churchill was the guest speaker and it was interesting to hear about her life as a child with him. Thank you to the organisers of this wonderful day, you must have worked so hard to make it so perfect. Money was raised for Dementia care.

Party: Due to the inclement weather the party on the Green was cancelled. It was a pity but it is hoped to have one sometime in the near future. I am sure we can think of something else to celebrate. Thank you to Rod Clifton for organising the event. His next event is to be an afternoon/evening of board games, to help raise funds for the NSPCC. It is being held on Friday 15th may in the annex of the Christ the King Catholic Church opposite the Village hall. from 5pm to 7pm. Entry by a suggested donation of £5. Refreshments and a raffle will be held . and all sorts of board games for young and old to enjoy.

Whist: Please note that due to the elections taking place on Thursday, there will be NO whist drive in Burwash this month. The organisers apologise and hope to see you in June. If you can’t wait that long, why not go along to our friends in Robertsbridge on 21st May and the Robertsbridge village hall 7pm. Voting will be in Burwash village hall and The Pavilion at Burwash common.

Walk: The next walk for strollers will take place on Wednesday morn in gat 9am, leaving from the Bear Car Park. These gentle walks are for all to enjoy. Ijon Jenner would be delighted to have your company as he leads you around the countryside of Burwash and surrounding villages. The walks end in time for lunch.