Icklesham

White squirrel SUS-140616-130014001
White squirrel SUS-140616-130014001

Saturday 21 June Church Market in All Saints 11.00am - 2.oopm. Coffee,teas,cakes and light lunches. Stalls with home made produce,cakes, bric-a-brac.If you are on holiday why not drop in and enjoy the friendly atmosphere in the beautiful old Norman building.

Sunday 22 June 10.30 Morning prayer in the Parish Church. The Service is led by Mrs Linda Estrada, a Rye Parish Reader and a local teacher.

Sunday 22 June 4-6pm Live Music in the Queen’s Head with hot stuff from Cut the Mustard.

The total raised at the 80s disco is now £708. Excellent contribution to the New Pavilion Fund.

The present recycling system ends next week and on Monday 30 June the new system starts. If you paid the annual fee of £25 all garden waste will only be collected in a brown wheelie bin. If you have not registered for this service you may register for the next phase in the autumn. In the new system black wheelie bins and black sacks will be for household rubbish; green wheelie bins for tins,cans,paper,plastic bottles tetra-pak cartons and cardboard and the boxes will be for glass. Rother should be giving more details soon and may possibly change the collection days.

Thursday 26 June 1.30 - 3.30pm Robin Hood car park

East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre is a registered charity with Lottery funding. It is working in partnership with Adult Social Care to provide a mobile information and advice service for the deaf, deafened and hard of hearing in this county. The vehicle can offer demonstrations of assistive equipment and hearing screening tests. the bus is accessible to wheelchair users and representatives from the hearing Service and Adult Social Care will be present. The Centre is on 01323 722505.

Icklesham Players have teamed up with another Am Dram group Acting Up At Rye to produce “Smile Boys - That’s the Style “.It’s written and directed by Mel who wrote and directed the last Icklesham pantomime. It’s the story of Burt who excitedly volunteers to join the army in the First World War. His experiences are far from exciting. The second half is in a Music Hall with some of the stars like Marie Lloyd,Ella Shields, Nellie Wallace and Harry Champion. Lots of great songs to sing. Icklesham has 3 performances in the Memorial Hall on Friday 11 July at7.30 and Saturday 12 at 2.30 and 7.30 The following week the shows are in Ry at similar times. Tickets are available from Icklesham Village Stores or from Nicky Harris 01424 812996.

Tom Firth of White Cottage, Main Road, has taken a brilliant photograph of a regular visitor to his garden - a pure white albino squirrel. Opinions vary about their rarity. There may be less than 100 in Britain..In 2013 a pure white squirrel was seen a lot in parts of Icklesham - Manor Close, Brede Valley view, Windmill lane and Hog Hill. Is this the same one? If anybody sees more than one at once we might have a family of this unusual but very pretty mutation of a grey squirrel. In the 70s we frequently saw a family of albino squirrels in trees on the outskirts of Ewhurst Green.

Laurie Bowman

Magpies, Oast House Field