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I begin with some sad news for those who knew Joan Clare, she passed away recently and will be missed by many. Father Martin said she has gone to a better place. I for one will miss her ‘Hello Darling how are you?’ at the beginning of a phone call and ‘God Bless’ at the end. Her cheery vive for life always lifted my spirits. There is going to be a private Requiem Mass followed by a cremation for Vicky, Father Martin and family on 12 June in Battle. Then on Thursday June 19 there will be a thanksgiving for Joan’s life at 3.00pm in St George’s Brede followed by a sumptuous tea. All are welcome to go and help celebrate Joan’s life..

Friday 13 June Pilates begins at 9am then the Wea Practical Gardening Course is from 11.15 – 1.15pm in Udimore Hall. The weekly Farmers Market in Brede Village Hall is open from 10am –12pm. Fresh Fruit and Vegetables are on offer as well as hand made cards, local apple juice, plants, fresh fish, meat and dairy products and the Friendly Circle ladies offer refreshments. Short Mat Bowls are in the Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Saturday 14 June the Pelargonium and Fuchsia show is from 1pm – 5pm in Brede Village Hall. An all day event is at the Rainbow Trout – Norsemen Poker for the Bikers Run. At 9.30am the Blackbrook Garden Centre’s hold their weekly garden talk. This week it is about Plants for dry sunny areas, the cost is £2.00 and includes coffee or tea. The Rainbow Trout has an extension until 1pm as they are showing the England World Cup game on a huge screen brought in for the occasion starting at 11am. Restaurant staff will be on hand to serve drinks so that no action will be missed.

Sunday 15 June Father’s Day Best wishes are sent to all you Dad’s. I hope you are spoilt and have a great day.

St Georges Brede Family Eucharist begins at 9.30am and the Methodist Church worship is at 10.30am in Broad Oak the service is being lead by the Reverend Robin Roberts. Beauchamp’s a ¾ acre garden, in Float Lane Udimore is open fro 2pm - 6pm in aid of the National Garden Scheme.

Congratulations to Brede Cricketers, who won their game Brede CC v Hastings Wanderers on the 1st June.

Andrew sent me the next two reports: -

The first game of the season at the BCG (Brede Cricket Ground) pitted the home side against one of their favorite opponents, Hastings Wanderers. The team were put into bat by skipper for the day by Ed Avann and they had the Wanderers struggling to make much headway against an accurate Brede bowling attack. Only Johnson with a superbly crafted 45* offered much resistance to G.Avann, T.Waters, E.Avann, S.Turner and finally G.Dinning, who wrapped up the innings with 4 quick wickets, keeping the visiting side down to a tea time score of 85.

A fine tea was supplied then the game resumed, Simon Fathers 37* strolled out to bat, after the interval in purposeful mood. Alongside his opening partner George Avann 36* they soon sped Brede to a convincing 10-wicket victory.

Thanks go to Greengrass Gardening Services for sponsoring the match ball and The Red Lion for an incredibly generous post match nosh up.

Hastings Wanderers 85 all out Brede 86-0.

Brede CC v Clive Vale CC on 8th June, had a glorious afternoon for cricket.

Clive Vale were sent into bat at the BCG they amassed 161-9 with fine contributions by C.Brook (65), S.Brook (22) & S.Hurrell (19). Pick of the home teams bowling attack were T.Waters 12-1-39-4, S.Turner 9-1-32-2 & P.Watts 6-0-21-2 who also pulled off a sensational slip catch.

In reply Brede lost 2 quick wickets to K.Patel but Captain A.R.Fryer (45) and former skip S.Newble (31) steadied the ship & put the home team back in the game with a stand of 67 before both falling in quick succession. Vale then started to chip away at the Brede innings, with R.Hurrell & S.Brook particularly impressive and it was only brave resistance from the last pair, Deadbat Grit and I.Sutton that earned Brede a draw.

Thanks again go to match ball sponsor Green Grass Ground Maintenance and The Red Lion for impressive after game snacks.

Clive Vale 161-9 Brede 137-9 Match drawn

We wish them well for their next away game against Mountfield Today.

Monday 16 June Age Uk East Sussex – Brede Community Club will be meet at 10.30am in time for their usual morning activities. Their afternoon entertainment is from Ruth a talented singer. Please contact Maureen the Organiser for more information phone 01424 883282 or 07850 987120

The Uniformed groups meet this evening beginning with the Rainbows In the small Hall at 4.00pm followed at 5.30pm by the Brownies.

In the Scout Hut Beavers begin at 5.30pm to 6.30pm this is for 6 – 8 year olds and from 6.30 – 8.00pm Cubs which is for 8 - 10½ year olds.

Guides will meet at Udimore Community Hall at 7.15pm.

In Brede Village Hall the Whist Players meeting is at 7.30pm.

Tuesday 17 June At 9am Pilates is in Udimore Community Hall. The Brede Painting for Pleasure group is at 9.30am in Brede Village Hall The Rainbow Trout holds it’s Local Night in the bar this evening at 8pm.

Wednesday 18 June Brede Design with Flowers will be merging with the Peasmarsh group today at 10am – midday in Peasmarsh Village Hall. The design for this month is a summer arrangement in a basket. Vocality the local community choir is at 2.00pm in Udimore Community Hall as is Yoga at 7pm.

Thursday 19 June Stretch and Tone at 9.30am. Sally will have you stepping in time to the music in Brede Village Hall. Design with flowers is cancelled today due to members attending the Brede & Udimore Overseas lunch, which is at 12.30pm in Udimore Community Hall. Tickets are £8.50, there will be a raffle and Dr Corry van den Bosch of Sightsavers will be giving a short talk. They ask you to bring your own wine and help the group raise money for the worthwhile causes they support.

Friday 20 June Pilates begins at 9am then the Wea Practical Gardening Course from 11.15 – 1.15pm in Udimore Community Hall. The weekly Farmers Market in Brede Village Hall is open from 10am –12pm. Short Mat Bowls are in the Brede Village Hall at 7.30pm. Cocktail Night at The Rainbow Trout, I have heard they have a new menu of cocktails.

Saturday 21 June The Friends of St George’s are holding a Coffee morning at the home of Mr John Crook it is from 10am – 12pm. His home is next to St George’s and opposite the Red Lion. There will be an opportunity to by knick knacks and cakes and partake in eating delicious scones with the coffee. There is an open garden at 11 High Street Rye, from 11am – 4pm on behalf of the Sara Lea trust. Winchelsea secret Gardens are open 1.00 – 5pm. There is also a Midsummer open garden in Playden and one in Fairlight any enquiries please telephone 01424 813149. Today also has Northiam hosting a Midsummer Festival in the Playing Fields 11.00 – 9pm, it includes a beer festival, dog show, funfair and live music so something for everyone. Goodness! What a busy day you could have.

Future Events:

Wednesday 25 June Rother Responders are holding two training sessions on how to use defibrillators and their role the first session is at 7pm and the second at 8pm in Brede Village Hall. Our own defibrillator is at the Fire Station but I’m not sure if anyone in the Village is trained to use it. Now is your chance to learn if you feel you can help someone in our community.

Sunday June 29 A Teddy Bears Parachute Jump and family fun afternoon at St George’s Church Brede, from 2pm. Take your Teddy or other cuddly toy and watch it parachute from the Church Tower. There will be other games to try and another opportunity for delicious cakes with tea.

Sunday 20 July Garden Fete at the home of David and Rhiannon Oliver from 2.30pm – 5pm in aid of Village Hall table fund. Entrance includes a cream tea. Date to put in your diary, details to follow later.

Activities for the week:.

Brede Village Hall

Mondays - Age Uk Daycentre 10.30am, Whist 7.30pm.

Rainbows 4pm Brownies 5.30pm both in the small hall

Tuesday – Painting for Pleasure 9.30am

Thursday – Stretch & Tone 9.30am.

Fridays – Farmers Market 10am Short Mat Bowls 7.30pm

Scout Hut – Mondays - Beavers 5.30, Cubs 6.30pm

Brede Parish Centre – Thursday Design with flowers cancelled

Udimore Parish Hall –

Monday - Guides

Wednesday – Vocality 2pm, Yoga 7pm

Friday Pilates 9am, Wea Practical Gardening 11.15

Rhiannon Oliver

Bellhurst Cottages