Playden Village Voice

n It was all very pretty, but probably we have had enough of “the Winter.” The really snowy photographs which appeared last week were very evocative, especially those taken by David Frost. It was good of him to record the work done by his brother Jack !

n Due to the hibernation most people tried to adopt, there is little to report from Playden.

n Please mark your diaries for 31st March for the “Friends’ Quiz and Fish and Chip Supper”.

n There will be a talk by Mr. Colin Page tomorrow, 18th, at Winchelsea Beach Community Hall at 2.30 pm. He will explain about “My Kind of Birding.” This will be illustrated by a new selection of some of his best bird watching photos. Open to all, donations appreciated.

n On Sunday 19th, there is a chance to go inside Camber Castle, visit the birdwatching hide at Castle Water and see the wetland wildlife there. Meet at Brede Lock at 1pm, walk of about 2.5 miles.

n Each of these two events is organised by the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.

n The Mobile Library will be at Poppyfield from 11.30 to 11.50 on Monday.

n In the evening at 7.30 pm, the Rye and District Camera Club will meet in the W. I. Hall for the Club Projected Image Competitions.

*The Rye and District Community Hub is having an Open day on Wednesday 29th February from 10.30 am to 8 pm.This is to meet friends, learn about the new interactive community website, and to meet the team which is going to produce the new, free, newspaper, called the Rye and Winchelsea Looker.

n The Hub is normally open each Wednesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

n The Rye and District Association of the National Trust may have a walk on Tuesday 21st February, meeting at Wittersham Church for a circular walk of 3.5 or 7 miles. Due to the conditions, it might be as well to check with phil@philmaynard.co.uk or phone 01797 260 637 24 hours beforehand.

n Next weekend, in the Rye Community Centre, there will be a splendidly colourful production by Ryesingers, of The Pirates of Penzance. This “improbable” story is great fun, full of lovely melodies, and the ladies of the chorus will all be dressed as bridesmaids.

It takes place at 7.30 pm, tickets are £8 available from Martello Bookshop, or at the door. This would be a splendid way to cheer up a winter evening. Performances are on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th.

n Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, when there will be a service at St. Michael’s, Playden at 7 pm.

After the feast of Shrove Tuesday pancakes, we are then in the season of Lent. This year the emphasis seems to be on giving more time to something or someone, rather than giving up something.

There will be services at Playden Church at 9.30 am and 3.30 pm on Tuesday.

The 11 am service on Sunday will be Parish Communion lead by the Vicar.

MARION LOVELL

Abingworth

New England Lane