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Sadly the Cruisers Rod and Custom Car Club have had to cancel their annual show at the last minute in the field at Horns Corner.

This is because the field is water-logged and the hay has still not been cut, also because the vehicles would get bogged down in the mud.

The knock-on effect from this is to the famous Catsfield Flower Show, Fete and Barn Dance, which uses the same field as a car park. There were a few doubts as to whether it would be possible to continue the Fete in the usual way but this is Catsfield – never say die – and so all will continue as planned! The difference will be that the car parking will have to be on the playing field itself, meaning that the greatest care will need to be taken on entering and leaving the ground through the narrow entrance and onto the main road.

The Fete will start at 1.30pm and the entrance will be 50p per person and children are free. There will be a Dog Show, Bric a Brac, BIG Bingo, Coconut Shy, Tombola, Cake Stall, Raffle and other games. Enjoy a WI tea whilst listening to the Battle Town Band, or burgers and hot dogs from the BBQ. The marquee will open at 2pm – 4pm to view all the Flower Show exhibits and see who’s won all the prizes.

The day will end with the traditional Barn Dance in the marquee to the rousing music of the Catsfield Steamers starting at 8pm – 11.30pm. Tickets cost £6 at the door (£3 for children) or £5 & £2 if bought in advance. Let’s make this year’s Fete, Flower Show and Barn Dance the best yet, in spite of all the obstacles that have had to be overcome by the hardworking Catsfield Horticultural Society’s committee members.

Were you watching Team GB play their water polo match on Sunday night? Team GB lost, but it sounds as though we were extremely lucky to be able to field a team, so well done everyone. Catsfield’s Jack Waller scored and we congratulate him on reaching Olympic standard in what seems to be an extremely difficult game. Years and years of effort went into his training and the support of his family must have been paramount in his success.

Catsfield Cricket Club beat the ten-man Chailey team on Sunday getting 71 and our Andy Williams’ bowling figures of 5 for 9 being the highlight of the attack. Catsfield were 72 for 1 at close of play with David Taylor at 14 not out and Nigel Champion 44 not out. I understand the teas were pretty good as well! We play Sedlescombe at home on Sunday. They played their first home game on 29th July, illustrating how badly the weather has affected local sport.

On 7th August the mixed stoolball team play Crowhurst away and on 9th August the mixed team play Icklesham at home.

The mobile library will again be located in its usual place outside the Village Hall tomorrow, Saturday 4th August from 4.15pm – 4.45pm.

Jill Jarrett, Henley Down Cottage