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The Mill Toy Museum: Sad news to start with, the Mill Toy and Pedal Car Museum has now closed. The Museum grew from Phil Collins’ hobby and has given a great deal of pleasure to many locals and visitors alike. We wish Phil and Kathy well as they retire in order to spend more time with the family and pursue other interests, although I think we can be assured that the collection will continue to grow! You can’t keep an enthusiast down.

Coffee Morning: All along to the Village Hall for a chat over a cuppa at the monthly Coffee Morning with stalls, which is open for business from 9.30-11.30am today (Friday).

Badminton: The badminton clubs meet on Fridays in the Pretious Sports Hall – Juniors from 5.30pm (please call Pete Thomson 07815 842517 to check whether there are any spaces). Adults meet at 8pm on Fridays and 5.45pm on Mondays, and both adult clubs will be pleased to see new faces – just turn up.

Dance Club: Dance Club meets on Friday evenings in the Village Hall for sequence dancing. This is a very accessible way to keep fit to music, and meet people. Call Tony Pomfret - 253287 – if you are interested.

Over 60s: If you qualify, you will be very welcome in the Village Hall on Tuesday afternoon to join the Over 60s, who will, no doubt, be inspired by Keith Collins as he gives a painting demonstration. Keith has encouraged many villagers to discover their talent for painting, and his own works are rather desirable, so it should be an excellent meeting. Starting time 2pm.

Streetstyle Dance: The youngsters are catered for on Tuesdays in the Pretious Sports Hall, with Streetstyle Dance at 6pm and 7pm. If you have any budding dancers interested, please call Beth on 07890 764995.

Footpath Group: The Footpath Group will be holding their AGM on Tuesday, starting at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. There will also be a short talk by Natalie and Nic Bicat on their walk along the Santiago de Compostella Pilgrimage trail.

Coffee Stop: Meet up with familiar faces at Coffee Stop each Wednesday in the Church Centre between 10am and 12 noon.

WI: Mrs Pat Bryer will be the speaker at this month’s WI meeting, to be held in the Jenkins Room at 2pm on Wednesday. As her topic is Joyce Grenfell, I am sure there will be mirth and a high probability of catch phrases being resurrected!

Seniors’ Club: All pensioners are welcome to the Club which meets each Thursday in Northiam Village Hall. There is always plenty to do and chat about, and whilst everyone arrives about 10.30, there is tea and coffee and the chance to take a look at the bring and buy stall, or the bring and win raffle. After extend chair exercises to improve mobility, members are served a two course home-cooked lunch followed by the week’s entertainment – this week, it’s Joan’s card Bingo. All for £7! If you would like to join, or know someone who would, please contact Jane (252973) or Linda (252283) who can also arrange for transport if necessary.

Horticultural Society: This month’s lecture will be held in the Village Hall next Friday (6th) at 2.30pm. David Jewel will speak on The Harold Hillier Gardens Throughout the Year, which promises to be most enjoyable.

Craft Fair: Northiam Bonfire Society will be holding their next Craft Fair on Saturday 7th March in Northiam Village Hall. There will be over 35 stalls, offering a wide range of beautiful crafts and the opportunity to talk to the makers. A good chance to stock up on birthday presents or treats for yourself! Entry is free, so do pop in, and there will be bacon rolls and cakes to stop you flagging!

Time for a Cuppa: There will be a Coffee Morning on Monday 9th March in the Church Centre in aid of Dementia UK. Money raised from the homemade cakes, coffee and lovely raffle prizes will all go to helping people affected by dementia in East Sussex.

Quiz: The Bowls Club Quiz will be held on 14th March - your supper order needs to be in to John Taylor (253549) as soon as possible - £8.50 including Fish and Chips etc.

Choral Concert: We are fortunate to have a visiting choir coming to the village on Palm Sunday. Tongswood Chamber Choir will perform Allegri’s Miserere and other choral treasures for Passiontide on Sunday 29th March in St Mary’s Church. Tickets are £10, or £20 to include a supper after the concert from www.ticketsource.co.uk.

St Mary’s Services: (1st ) 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Holy Communion

Karen Ayling

The White House, Dixter Road