Whizz Bangs and Witches!: Such a fun time of the year, when you can really let your hair down on the fancy dress front... if that makes sense! And after the marvellous celebrations over the last weekend, when all things Norman and Saxon were de rigueur; there were some fabulous children seen marching back from school events, plus some hilarious sights, including the young chap in full battle enactment dress, wearing cloth bag and cap, and with spear in hand...standing at the cashpoint in Battle High Street collecting his £20 .. now come on, let’s be honest, I’m sure it must say somewhere in ‘1066 And All That’ that whatever happens to you, wherever you end up in battle... be sure you’ve got some dosh for the taxi home...Anyway!! It’s now Bonfire Night in Ninfield- and the procession that will start from Church Lane from 7.15pm on Saturday, will be full of costumes, from all the different Bonfire societies (and maybe some left over Normans too) - with their torches and drums alongside the Puritan Traditionalists. There will be soup stalls on the Rec., the bonfire will be lit, then the absolute best of Firework displays will commence at approx.8.15pm. The Blacksmiths Inn will have a Band afterwards in the pub and the BBQ will be in action. Then.. when you’ve taken a breath... next week it’s the Halloween Ball at the Memorial Hall on Saturday 29th- Hosted by the Carnival Committee, raising money for the hall’s next upgrade. There will be lights and decorations throughout, with a Food Hall - Roast Meats, Bhuna Curry from the Shiplu, Chilli, jacket pots etc, A Bar, plus The Heidi Burson Band - Motown music for dancing, Cabaret, Games, A Grand Raffle with really big prizes!, and fancy dress...! Doors open at 7.30pm, tickets are £16 per head to include all food and entertainment... Come on over! Ninfield’s where it’s at!