Northiam Village Voice

The badminton clubs meet in the Pretious Sports Hall on Fridays.

5.30pm for Primary school-age, 6.30pm for Secondary school-age, and the adult club starts at 8pm. Dance Club meets in the Village Hall at 7.30pm for Sequence Dancing.

There will be a Quiz Night on Saturday (13th) to support the Village Hall – 7 for 7.30pm. Teams of 8 are required (but smaller numbers can be matched up on the night). Entry is £5 each to include snacks and wine. Call Judith O’Connor 01797 252114 to book your place.

You may be aware that we have a new licensee at The Muddy Duck. Sam Wise is changing the focus to a more traditional pub, with pub grub (pie and mash, cod and chips etc), with a family friendly feel. An extra bonus is the live music now regularly performing, and, on Saturday evening, a duo called Soul Spirit will entertain you between 9-11pm.

This month’s Boot Sale will be held in the Village Hall on Sunday between 9am and 12 noon. Please call Marie Edwards (01797 253264) for enquiries.

A few people have been asking me about Mike Hatchard recently, as, as luck would have it, he has just sent me a flier for his latest concert. Along with Chris Spedding and Tina May, Mike is presenting Seriously Misbehavin’, a tribute to the legendary Fats Waller, at Claremont School on Sunday October 14th at 11am – doors open at 10.30am. Note the time!! Tickets are £8 including refreshment (call 01424 751555). What a fabulous way to spend a rainy Sunday morning!

Monday brings us the Bridge or Short Mat Bowls at 2pm and Pilates at 6.30pm in the Village Hall. Badminton is at 5.45pm and Zumba at 8.15pm in the Pretious Sports Hall.

The Over 60s are holding an Open Afternoon Bring and Buy on Tuesday at 2pm in the Village hall. Everyone is very welcome to come along and browse through the stalls and join the gang for a chat over a cup of tea.

There will be a meeting at 7.30pm on Tuesday for all users, potential users and supporters of the Village Hall. Hall letting charges have recently increased to cover rising costs and the need for improvements, and there is a pressing need to raise funds. Your ideas are wanted!

On Wednesday, there will be Pilates in the Village Hall at 9am and 10am, and Coffee Stop will be brewing in the Church Centre at 10am.

On Thursday, the Seniors’ Club will enjoy entertainment from Geoff Hutchinson.

The Rye and District Association of the National Trust continue their talks season with a presentation by Dick Dengate – Personal Reflections on Farming – to be held in Beckley Village Hall at 2.30pm. The entrance fee of £2 (members) or £3 (non-members) includes refreshments after the talk. The Association is also holding their Quiz Night on Saturday 20th October in Beckley Village Hall.

The Line Dancing Group are holding a Charity Jumble Sale in the Church Centre on Saturday 20th October. If you can donate any jumble, please call 252087, or pop it along to the hall in the morning. The sale is in aid of Oasis Domestic Abuse Service and Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary.

Services (14th ): 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Holy Communion