Harvest Weekend: Well, what a wonderful weekend! It was so good to see so many people over the weekend at the Harvest Celebration, which encompassed some beautiful and thought provoking displays of the fruits of the garden, some impressive artworks, joyful singing, wartime memories and (yes) CAKE! Thanks to all the talented people who made it such a pleasant way to spend a weekend.
Bonfire: And this Saturday, we have an even bigger event – our Bonfire Procession and Fireworks! If you haven’t been before – it’s great fun. Various Bonfire Societies will process from the field (next to the Cricket ground), starting at 7.50pm. They will all be in costume, and carry flaming torches to the accompaniment of drums. It’s always interesting to try to recognise the different costumes. I trust you will recognise Northiam in their Highwaymen’s outfits.
The procession will head to the Village Green, where a poppy display will be lit in front of the War Memorial, before turning round and leading everyone back to the Bonfire Field where the fire will be lit about 8.30pm, followed by fireworks. Entry to the field is just £1, where there will be a bar etc. Collections for our chosen charities, Helping Hands and Little Gate Farm will be made on the route and at the gate on the way out.
This year, we are delighted to have Pat and Trevor Brabon lighting the Bonfire, as, being true Northiamites, they will be celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary by taking part in a village event.
Horticultural Society: But I’m getting ahead of myself. On Friday (today), Everett Leeds will speak to the Horticultural Society on Clematis through the Seasons. The lecture will start at 2.30pm in the Village Hall.
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