Burwash village voice

Thankfully the weather held for the annual summer fair.

The hard work making and baking, collecting and preparing was over and as we all set up our stalls we were hopeful of a busy afternoon. We weren’t disappointed. The company came in their hundreds from far and wide to enjoy all that had been laid on. The climbing wall was a big hit as was the sumo wrestling. There were plenty of entries in the novelty dog show. Burgers & hotdogs, ice creams and candy floss, cakes and lots more for the hungry, beer, teas and soft drinks for the thirsty. The usual coconut shy, china smash, bowling, raffles and tombolas and so much more. Thank you to everyone who attended and spent so well, and to all those who manned the stalls. But especially to all those of the Playing fields committee who gave so many hours to the organization of the event. Another great day.

Next Saturday 8th September, it is the turn of the burwash common playing fields and residents association to host their summer fete. This is and old fashioned affair with plenty for all to do. Get the children involved in the competitions. There are four to try. Make an Olympic themed model from anything. A model from a fruit or vegetable. A garden on a plate or small try made from anything and a decorated paper plate using pasta, rice, pulses etc. Something for them to-do as the wind down for the return to school. More details about the event will appear next Friday.

As the summer comes to an end, clubs and societies will be thinking of the return to normal. The Short mat bowls club being one who resume their roll-up evenings as of Monday. They meet in the village hall from 6.30pm every Monday and would be delighted to welcome new players. Tuition is given in the art of this extremely enjoyable, skilful but social game. Equipment can be borrowed. First night is free with normal nightly mat fees of £2 to include refreshments. Yearly subs are £15. To find out more call Mary Taylor, Chairman and Captain on 01435 882107. or come along a find us at the hall, a warm welcome is assured.

The next monthly whist drive will take place on Thursday evening at the Burwash village hall. The first of twenty hands of cards is at 7.30pm and costs £3 including light refreshments. This is a great evening with lots of friendly rivalry, and laughter. a great way to enjoy a game of cards and meet new people from around the area including Robertsbridge, Hurst Green & Sandhurst. Do come along and join us, we would love to see you there.

Mary Taylor, Holton Cottages