Icklesham village voice

Tomorrow, Saturday September 1, is the first monthly craft fair of the autumn.

It will be in the Memorial Hall, 10am to 3pm with a variety of stalls offering locally made arts and crafts. There is plenty of free parking and refreshments will be available.

If you have never been before, why not pop along and have a look? All proceeds will go to the running costs of the memorial hall and the pavilion. For Further Information call Sandra Stunt On 01424 814401.

Sunday September 2 at 10.30 Parish Eucharist in All Saints.

Sunday September 2, 4-6 live music in the Queen’s Head.

Windmill Orchard Farm Shop is closed.

September 15, the last Church Market of 2012. Note we have ben getting the date wrong in previous columns. 15th is the third Saturday of the month. The August market was shorter because it was so close to the fete. However, it still made an excellent £186.

In September, the quiz season starts. The first is on September 22 in the Memorial Hall so start swatting up the events of 2012’s summer - The European Football Championships, The Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics.

Jackdaws, if you can recognise them, you have the opportunity to take part in a national survey. Locally, Elms Farm is responsible. Local jackdaws will have white rings on which there are two characters, Report sightings to Phil Jones, Elms Farm, Pett Lane, Icklesham, TN36 4AH or P.Jones@wetlandtrust.org.

He needs to know when and where you saw the jackdaw plus the two character code. The code is essential. To see it you will need luck, fantastic eyesight or binoculars.

Thursday 20 - Sunday September 23 The Queen’s Head mini beer festival with 25 real ales and live music every day.

Friday September 21, Icklesham Art Exhibition 6-9 with Cheese and wine in the Memorial Hall

Saturday September 22 a special fun raising day for St Michaels Hospice in memory of Joan Baker. At 10am a sponsored run or walk around the Recreation Ground. This was the idea of a young member of Icklesham Players. Matthew Brand, who has such lovely memories of Joan. Youngsters can walk or run up to 5 times around the recreation ground. Fancy dress can be worn, if you like. Soft drinks, biscuits and cakes will be there to keep the young participants going. For more information and sponsorship forms contact Matthew’s mum, Sharon, on 01424 814333 or on sharon.casse@btinternet.com

At 11am after the run the Baker family are holding a jumble sale in the memorial hall with Derrick’s famous cakes and a raffle. No jumble is required but raffle prizes will be gratefully received by Derrick,. The sale will finish at 2.30pm.

Monday September 24 Ann Rachlin’s illustrated talk ‘Edy was a lady’ is in the Rye Festival.. At last the lost memoirs of Ellen Terry’s daughter have ben found. Edith Graig (1869 - 1947) illegitimate, lesbian, suffragette and brilliant costume designer, travelled extensively with her mother, Ellen Terry, the superstar celebrity of her day, and the most famous man of theatre, Sir Henry Irving.

Ann Rachlin, herself an EMI recording artist has worked extensively on the memoirs and for anyone interested in the theatre this performance is a must. Venue - Rye Methodist Church, tickets £10 from the box office 01797 224442. Phillips and Stubbs, 47/49 Cinque Port Street, Rye.

The Church Harvest Supper will be held on Friday September 28 in the Memorial Hall at 7pm. Tickets for the supper with wine are £7 and are available from janet Peg on 01424 814735. Everybody is welcome at this friendly annual village event.

Laurie Bowman, Magpies, Oast House Field