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Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close, Ninfield

Ninfield Bowls Club played a league match on Wednesday, May 29 against Winchelsea. The results were Ninfield 58, Winchelsea 70. Ninfield are hopeful that they will win the return match when they host in the near future. On the afternoon of last Saturday, June 1, the club had a Ladies versus Gents match. As has been for the last few such afternoons, the Gents won. However, I am told that the ladies did their best! The match was followed by fish and chips in the Club House.

Ninfield Flower Group are having an Open Garden/Coffee Morning tomorrow, June 8, 10.30am - 12pm at Chamberlain House, The Green, Ninfield. This is by the very kind invitation of Mr & Mrs Harmer. Should the weather be wet alternative arrangements will be made and notification will be at the property accordingly. The group hope that you will be able to join them.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages tomorrow, June 8 & 22, at:

Hooe, opposite Denbigh Court, 1.50pm - 2.35pm.

Ninfield, Millfield (off Manchester Road), 2.50pm - 3.25pm.

Ninfield, Downsview (off Church Lane), 3.40pm - 4.05pm.

Hooe History Society next meet on Thursday June 13 in The Hooe Village Hall at 7.30pm. Chris Hone and Ron Wanmer are going to talk to the group about Hooe’s Old Motor Club. Their illustrated talk will be about the History of the Club and the Car Show, now in its 44th year! Hooe History Society was formed last September and since then has met monthly, the meeting topics have been varied and all have been well received. The Society is getting excellent attendance and the evenings are very enjoyable. Plans are well advanced for their first exhibition to be held in October.

Further details about the June meeting or further information about the Society from Heather Sinden 01424 893422.

The Hooe Open Group (Ladies Club) are meeting on June 14 at Hooe Village Hall, at 2.30pm. For further information contact Edna Wallis on 01424 842591.

Ninfield School are holding a Rat Pack Night on June 14, at Ninfield Memorial Hall, 8pm - midnight. Dean Ager, a super Frank Sinatra / Bouble tribute act, will be singing live with a disco. There will also be a bar throughout the evening. All funds raised will go towards extra resources for children at Ninfield C of E School. Tickets are available from the school 01424 892486 or Lorna 893644.

This is a busy month for the Methodist Church as they celebrate, & give thanks to God for their Anniversary of 142 years – amazing! They are pleased to remember their links to the Salvation Army as William Booth’s wife, Catherine, laid the foundation stone to the Ninfield Methodist Chapel on Thursday, July 6, 1871.

As you will see they are celebrating this occasion with 2 special Sunday services and a unique play with music on the theme of: ‘The Wedding at Cana.’

You will be assured of a very warm welcome and a ‘birthday’ tea. They will also be enjoying all the facilities in their refurbished hall which looks superb. Christian As part of the celebrations, Voices Bexhill will be performing “The Wedding at Cana”, written by Alan Young, songs by Dave Chamberlin, June 15, 3.00pm. Admission is Free. Donations to Homecall, Bexhill. Sunday, June 16, 2.30pm, there will be a Church Anniversary Celebration with Rev. Roger Leslie followed by an Anniversary Tea at 3.30pm. Continuing the celebrations, there will be a service on Sunday, June 30 of ‘Music and Praise’ with The Salvation Army / Hastings Temple Band and Songsters, with refreshments.

Ninfield Local History Group are next meeting is June 20, 7.30pm in the reading Room with a talk by Richard Platt on Smuggling in Sussex. There is a charge of £1 for members (and £2 for non-members) at each meeting to help towards the cost of refreshments and guest speakers. For further information, please contact Rod Ffoulkes, Acting Chairman, NLHG 01424 893635 or email ken.ffoulkes@which.net or see their Website/Facebook page: www.ninfieldhistorygroup.org / http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ninfield-Local-History-Group/206758869459743.

St Mary’s Summer Solstice Fete will be on Saturday June 22 from Noon - 2.30pm at the Reading Room, Church Lane. Stalls include Cakes, Produce and Plants, Gifts and Books, Raffle, Tombola and Games. Refreshments of a Barbecue and drinks will be available along with some summer sun, hopefully! They look forward to seeing you there.

Music in June at St Oswald’s Church Hooe with The Melodians on Thursday June 27 at 7.30pm. The programme includes a variety of music; songs from the Beatles and Queen to the Hallelujah Chorus; “Wherever you Are” (the Military Wives), organ, piano duets and more! Tickets (including light refreshments) are £3.50 available from Jack 01424 892576 or Simon 01424 845087 or on the door. Retiring collection for St Michael’s Hospice.

1st Ninfield Scout Group are holding a Jumble Sale on June 29 at Ninfield Memorial Hall, 2-4pm. Along with the usual bargains there will be refreshments and a raffle. Should you have any jumble to donate, you can drop it off to the hall on the Friday evening (June 28) after 7pm or it can be dropped off on the Saturday morning after 8am. Alternatively, you can arrange for a collection by contacting Dick Creasy on 07970550226 or Elaine Gausden on 07798654614. The group look forward to seeing you there.

Tickets for the Nin Field Gig on Saturday, June 29, are now on sale at the Village Stores, tickets cost the same as last year, £10 for adults, £5 children 5-15, & £25 family tickets when bought in advance. If still available at the gate they will be £12 & £6. No family tickets. Full details can be found at www.ninfieldbonfire.co.uk Do come along and join the fun and listen to the various bands - 8 in total!

Ninfield’s Got Talent returns for another fun filled evening on July 12, 7pm-midnight. This is a great family event held in the marquee on Ninfield recreation ground. There are cash prizes on offer for the participants. For the revelers there is a bar, BBQ and a wide selection of entertainment. If you would like to enter, please contact Sami on 07970650321. If you would like to take part in the talent contest, please contact Sammi Guard on 893669/samanthaguard@btinternet.com. Closing date for entries is June 30.

Ninfield Carnival will be on Saturday July 13. The theme of the Carnival is ‘James Bond’ (it is the 50th anniversary of the Bond films). Preparations are already underway to organise the Carnival. The Committee has a committed core of people organising the day, but they are keen to welcome any new members, especially people to give up an hour or so of their time on the day of the Carnival. This year, they have decided to raise money purely for projects in our village. If you could help in any way, please either ring Andy on 892196. If you would be willing to sponsor an event or provide a raffle prize please contact Steve Fleming on 07717451303.

Don’t forget that you can find out more community information from both villages and Wealden District Council on our district councillors (Pam Doodes) website or the Ninfield Parish Council website: www.pamdoodes.com / www.ninfield.webplus.net.

Church Services for Ninfield and Hooe (www.ninfield.org.uk):

St Mary’s Services (Church of England, Ninfield):

Sundays - 9.30am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month)

Wednesdays - 10.00am Holy Communion.

St Oswald’s Services (Church of England, Hooe):

Sundays - 11.15am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month).

Ninfield Methodist Church - all services at 2.30pm (unless otherwise indicated):

June 9, Methodist Homes Sunday with Mr Owen Birch.

June 16, Church Anniversary with Revd. Roger Leslie.

June 23, Holy Communion with Revd. Ian Wales.

June 30, Salvation Army.

Anything that you would like included in the Village Voice for Ninfield or Hooe, please email the details to me: nhvillagevoice@hotmail.com.