ETCHINGHAM’s BIG WEEKEND: There was a very good attendance at Etchingham’s Big Weekend, in Queen’s Garden and the Church, last Saturday, making it another successful village event. The event was opened by Huw Merriman MP, signalling the start of activities, the Dog Show commenced as soon as the event opened, Wadhurst Brass Band entertained visitors throughout the afternoon, many of the children enjoyed investigating all the equipment on the Fire Engine that the Burwash Firefighters had on show for the afternoon, some of the children had a go with a hose. There was a display of old bicycles, including Ray Konyn with his Penny Farthing which was another fascination for a lot of the children. In the Church there were some of the elements of the traditional Flower Show and the photographic competition, a display of historical photos & postcards, model railways and a display by Etchingham Military and Aviation group. This year only some of the Flower Show classes were held, so not all of the cups and trophies were presented this year, These are the winners of those that were presented. Whinns trophy, Linda Neve; Wishdown Cup, Alicia Hasnip; MacDonald Shield, Mary barnes; Butler Cup, Sue Mumford; Brookside Shield, Miles Bell; Chandler Cup, Georgie Briggs; Silver Tray, Phil, Paul, Paddy and Max from the Post Office. I took a few photos during the afternoon and have uploaded them to an album at Flickr, you are welcome to copy any of them if you wish, https://www.flickr.com/photos/ttelyob/albums/72157699541221691 . Many thanks to all who helped make the event a success, all profits to the Church Fabric Fund.