Playden village voice

What a blazing, scorching weekend it was for the Country Show and the Maritime Festival.

I should like to hazard a guess that those selling drinks did a roaring trade.

Today, Friday 24th, Rye Country Market, held in the Community Centre, Conduit Hill, is inviting everyone for coffee or tea and a slice of cake for £1. Whilst there, you could choose from cakes, savouries, plants, fresh fruit and vegetables, jams, chutneys, cut flowers, free-range eggs and craft items, all of which are for sale. The market is open from 10am to 11.30 am.

A message from Margot: There were no yoga classes on 21st or 22 August. They should recommence on Tuesday 28th at 7 pm and Wednesday 29th at 10 am. It costs £6 for a drop-in, £20 for 4 consecutive weeks. All are welcome at these friendly classes. For any further details, please contact Margot on 01797 22 78 42.

There is a big Book Fair in the New Hall in Winchelsea today and tomorrow - 24, 25th, from 10 am to 5 pm.

Today you could be splashing about in mud, glorious mud, looking for mini-beasts hiding in there. Wellies are advisable ! Booking is essential on 01797 22 77 84. Charge per child is £2. Meet at Lime Kiln Cottage Information Centre at 10.30 am

On Sunday there will be a family picnic in Camber Castle preceding a hunt for fresh water wildlife, from frogs and newts to leeches in Castle Water. Meet at Brede Lock at 12 noon. Back about 3 pm. The walk is 2 miles. Donations appreciated.

On Wednesday 29th there will be an evening stroll to Ternery Pool followed by a closer look at some nocturnal creatures with the help of bat detectors. Meet at Rye Harbour Car Park at 6.30 pm and stay out until dusk. The walk is about 2 miles. Donations appreciated.

There will not be a meeting for Morning Prayer or Evening Prayer this week.

The 11 am service for the 12th Sunday after Trinity will be Parish Communion led by the Rev. Paddy Buxton.

Marion Lovell, Abingworth, New England Lane