Playden village voice - March 30

What a lovely week of sunshine, but still no rain. It was pretty good in the Canary Isles too - a few degrees warmer perhaps, but some cloud, and lots of jellyfish in the sea.

If you were to be very quick and ring me, I will do my best to get you some supper for the Quiz night tomorrow. It will be in the W. I. Hall at 7.30 pm, costing £7.50. Remember to bring your drink, glasses, cutlery and condiments please.

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

Rye and District Camera Club will be meeting in the Playden W. I. Hall at 7.30 pm on Monday for an evening described as “Divine Light.”

Playden Parish Council will next meet on Thursday 5th April at 7.30 pm in the W. I. Hall. This is actually Maundy Thursday.

One of our younger Playden residents is a keen Guide. She asks me to tell you about a Table Sale at the Peasmarsh Memorial Hall on Saturday 31st March - Tomorrow - from 10 am to 12.30 pm. There will be refreshments, a cake stall and a raffle, all to raise money for the Guides.

It seems that a Playden lady will be carrying the Olympic Torch in Bexhill when it comes to Sussex. (Been away, must find out more!)

The bulbs which I bought from the Observer last autumn are just coming into flower. They are beautiful and very unusual.

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve has an interesting programme of events for everyone, especially children, during the up-coming holiday break.

Monday 2nd April. 12 to 3 pm. Drop in to the Information Centre and decorate a plant pot and plant some seeds in it.£2 per pot.

Tuesday 3rd April. 10.30 am to 12 noon. Mud exploration. Discover the marvellous minibeasts that live on the mudflats in the salt marsh. Wellies or old shoes and clothes advised! Meet at Lime kiln Cottage Information Centre.

Wednesday 4th April. 11 am to 12.30 pm Shell search exploring the strandline looking for different shells and other flotsam and jetsam washed up by the sea. Bring a bucket for your finds. Meet at Lime kiln Cottage.

Donations would be appreciated for all of these.

Thursday 5th April. Easter Fun at Camber Castle. Come and take part in some fun activities in and around this old ruin. Booking is essential on 01797 22 77 84. There is no vehicular access to the Castle - 1 mile walk from Rye or Winchelsea Beach. Meet at Camber Castle, charge £2 per child.

Maundy Thursday is 5th April. The service of Holy Communion will be at Iden at 7 pm.

On Good Friday at 12 noon there will be a Walk of Witness in Rye. At Iden from 12 to 1 pm there will be a vigil at the Foot of the Cross, followed by the Last Hour from 2 to 3 pm at Playden.

There will be a service for Easter Eve at Playden with Compline and the lighting of the Easter Candle and the Renewal of Baptismal Vows.

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, when there will be a dramatised reading of the Passion, at 11 am.

Marion Lovell, Abingworth, New England Lane