Burwash village voice

Last Friday evening’s Auction of promises was a huge success. There were over 70 lots up for auction. some of the items were extremely generous, which was good for the funds. well over 100 people, making a wonderful atmosphere, were bidding helping to raise over £4,200. The money will all be used for the villages’ Diamond Jubilee celebrations in May. A meeting was held on Wednesday to decide how the money will be used.

The new management at the Wheel Inn had a exciting weekend which began with a Karaoke night on Saturday, followed by a car boot sale on sunday. The karaoke night was great fun, and it is hoped to follow this up with an open mike night. The boot sale in aid of the Swings and Things at the Swan Meadow playing fields, was lucky that the weather held and sellers and shoppers were able to have a good day. The next boot sales will be on Sunday 20th May, 24th June and 22nd July.

Have you booked your table for the fun general knowledge quiz being held in the Burwash village hall tomorrow evening. Teams of six players are invited to put their brains to the test against our wonderful quiz masters Terry Parker & Steve Bennett. Entry is £6 per person to include a hot supper. Guests are welcome to bring their own drink and glasses. To enter a team, please call Mary Taylor on 01435 882107.

On Sunday the Burwash short mat bowls club will play their annual Memorial cup tournament. This is a round Robin tournament played all day, with a hot lunch served and refreshments all day. We would be glad to welcome spectators along to watch, especially those who may be interested in joining our friendly club. The games will begin at 10 am. Good luck to all those who are playing.

A date for your diaries is 6th May, when the St Philip’s school reunion will be held, in the Masonic Hall Burwash Common from 2pm. All ex-pupils are welcome to go along. More details next week.

The next monthly whist drive will be held on Thursday at the Burwash village hall. These friendly evenings are an enjoyable way of making friends while having a fun game of cards. Partners are not necessary, so don’t stay home alone, and all levels of ability, from novice to seasoned are welcome. Come and join us. It costs £3 for twenty hands of cards and light refreshments. There is also a raffle. The fun begins at 7.30pm.

Mary Taylor, Holton Cottages