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Karen Ayling

Northiam

Spring Show: What a wonderful Show! We were treated to some of the most amazing and imaginative floral arrangements, a colourful range of Spring flowers, culinary masterpieces, creative artistry in a range of fields, and large displays made by children at Frewen College and Messy Church. Add to that the chance to meet up with friends and neighbours – a great day was had by all. Congratulations to the committee for continuing to put on Shows which encourage gentle rivalry and mutual support and embrace newcomers.

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Spring Show: When I wrote this, the sun was shining, and pots in the garden even needed watering, but I believe colder weather will have set in. However, our spirits will not be dampened, as Spring is definitely here – with the Horticultural Society’s Spring Show tomorrow (Saturday)! This is always a cheerful start to the gardening year, with the bright colours of daffodils, camellias and hellebores filling the Hall.

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Coffee Morning: Today (Friday), there will be Christine’s Coffee Morning in the Village Hall, with Carole’s cards on sale. Pop along for a chat – and a nice piece of cake.

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DIY: If you haven’t seen the all new DIY shop, do take the chance to pop in. It still stocks almost anything we might need at reasonable prices, but now everything is easier to find and it just looks lovely! Congratulations to the team at Northiam DIY – shifting all that stock must have been hard work, but it’s worth it.

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Dance Club: The Sequence Dance Club meets in Northiam Village Hall every Friday at 7pm. Contact Tony (01797 253287) for details, but for a sociable evening with proper dancing, this is the place to be!

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Flower Arranging: Northiam Horticultural Society is running a Flower Arranging Workshop suitable for beginners and those with some knowledge of flower arranging on Saturday 9th March, with Vanda Goddard. This course will need to be pre-booked, so please ring Alison Kirk 01797 252525.

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Race Night: If you fancy a flutter, then The Rose & Crown is the place to be on Saturday (2nd) for Northiam Bonfire Society’s annual Race Night. There are 8 races (unaffected by equine flu) with a purse of £30 – horses for sale over the bar during the week. For the final race, with prize money of £120, you can bid for your horse on the night. Bets are just 50p and with the usual Rose & Crown hospitality, good beer and a great crowd of people, it’s a grand night out! Under starter’s orders from 7pm.

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Village Hall: After overwhelming support for the sample chair which has been seen in the Village Hall, it has been decided to replace the plastic chairs in the Hall with red upholstered stacking chairs (as seen). There will need to be some fundraising to pay for them, and there is already £215 on a Crowdfunding site. If you would like to donate, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/northiam-village-hall-chairs, where you will also be able to see a photo of the new chair.

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Dance Club: The Sequence Dance Club meets in Northiam Village Hall every Friday at 7pm. Contact Tony (01797 253287) for details, but for a sociable evening with proper dancing, this is the place to be!

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Dance Club: The Sequence Dance Club meets in Northiam Village Hall every Friday at 7pm. Contact Tony (01797 253287) for details, but for a sociable evening with proper dancing, this is the place to be!

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Horticultural Society: Our week starts with the first lecture of the year for the Horticultural Society on Friday, 1st February at 2.30pm in the Village Hall. Aaron Bertelsen from Great Dixter will speak on the subject of the Kitchen Garden. Self-sufficiency is all the rage, so handy hints will be very welcome.

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Coffee Morning: There won’t be a Coffee Morning in the Village Hall this month, but they will be back with a swing on the last Friday in February.

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Mama Mia: Exciting times – on Saturday we have our very own screening of the sing-along version of Mama Mia, courtesy of the Conservation Society. The words will be displayed at the bottom of the film screen, so come and belt out the familiar Abba tunes and dance in the aisles - 1970s disco fancy dress optional! Screening starts at 6.30pm and it is a ticket-only event, so if you haven’t got yours, please see if there have been any returns by calling Sarah Giles on 01797 252526. Adults £7.50; children £4 including a drink and popcorn.

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Sport: Time to act on those New Year Resolutions! There is a lot on offer in Northiam, and being on the doorstep makes it easier to commit.

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Happy New Year!: I hope you had an enjoyable time over Christmas and the New Year. We were able to get the family together – and even played board games without argument - we must be getting older!

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Christmas: Happy Christmas everybody! We were delighted to have children from the Primary School singing at the Carol Service last Sunday - and they performed to a very high standard. It was a lovely start to our celebrations, which continue with the Crib Service at 4pm on Christmas Eve, when, yes, we get the candles out again! Midnight Communion starts at 11.15pm and the Family Celebration on Christmas Day begins at 10.30am. It’s a very informal service and a lovely start (for those of us who haven’t got young children!) to the day. Rod loves playing with interesting presents, so do encourage children to bring along anything that makes a noise or that he can enjoy!

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Bonfire Society: The Village Hall was packed on Saturday evening for the Bonfire Society’s Christmas Quiz, with Three Degrees narrowly beating Dixter Optimists and Damp Squibs. Once again we are grateful for support from local businesses – The Spar, Vegebox and The Old Rose Nursery helped the evening to go with a bang, so remember them when you’re shopping.

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Bonfire Society: Thanks to everyone who braved the appalling weather to make the Bonfire Society’s Christmas Fayre such a success – we had around 200 visitors and a packed hall of wonderful stalls – there are a lot of talented people locally.

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Christmas Fayre: Northiam Bonfire Society’s Christmas Fayre is in the Village Hall on Saturday – 10-2. It will be crammed full of stalls to solve all your Christmas shopping problems, with Jim’s famous tombola, hot and cold refreshments and over 30 craft stalls selling paintings and prints, wood items, carvings and nest boxes, handmade/silver jewellery, Italian clothing and accessories, stationery and cards, children and baby clothes, stained glass, plants, books, incense-holders, gifts, teddy bears, honey, chutney, bath bombs and soaps, nursery toys, scarves and gloves. In short, your Christmas gifts sorted. And, of course, free parking and no entry charge.

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Christmas Fair: Northiam Nursery, Beckley Pre-school will be holding a Christmas Fair on Saturday 24th in Beckley Village Hall 10-2. Craft, Children’s crafts, Father Christmas, Raffle, Tombola, Tea room. This is their main fundrasing event of the year, so do pop along and give them your support.

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