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Hastings Welsh Society and friends had a wonderful and interesting day in Whitstable last Saturday. The group has a varied programme and meet about once a month in various locations, the next event is Pirate Golf in Hastings followed by fish& chips on August 6th. If any one has any Welsh connections in whatever way and you wish to join the organisation please contact the Secretary Marjorie Atherden on 01424 441208 for a membership application form. The annual cost is £5.00 for a single person and £7.50 for a couple; families are also welcome to join.

Friday 18 July Pilates begins at 9am followed by the Wea Practical Gardening Course from 11.15 – 1.15pm in Udimore Community Hall, The weekly Farmers Market is open from 10am –12pm in Brede Village Hall. Apparently one of the best in the area, with an amazing choice of fresh vegetables and salads, fruit, meat, fish, Indian cuisine, homemade cards and sometimes small items of furniture and home furnishings.

The Short Mat Bowls group would welcome new members; they meet at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Sunday 20 July the sung Family Eucharist is at 9.30am in St Georges Brede. The morning worship at the Methodist Church will be taken by the Reverend Michael Ward and will begin at 10.30am in Broad Oak. The family service in St Mary’s Udimore is at 11.15am.

Garden Fête at 2 Bellhurst Cottages Chitcombe Road Broad Oak Brede 2.30pm – 5pm entry £3.50, £3.00 for children and will include a cream tea. Sadly the entertainment by Brede Players has had to be cancelled; however there will be enough in the garden to keep you occupied. It has been said the garden is very interesting; it is divided into areas, all are different, as are the three green houses. There are also three ponds so anyone bringing children please keep them close as gates will be open for free movement around the garden, there is a small play area for them. There will be a plant, raffle, book, bric a brac and cake stall – cakes would be welcome please cake bakers. The proceeds are for our Brede Village Hall to go towards the refurbishment of items in the Hall. Parking is along the road also the Rainbow Trout has kindly agreed to allow people to use the bottom of their car park. The garden is a short walk from there. Perhaps some people would like to make a day of it and have a Carvery lunch at the pub before the event.

Netherfield CC v Brede CC last Sunday, put into bat at Netherfield. Brede encountered a tricky surface with some early deliveries rearing alarmingly toward the noggins of our brave favourites. A.R.Fryer (14) ducked and weaved for a while before leaving a ball that crashed into his off stump bringing in G.Avann. George along with his ever reliable brother E.Avann moved the score along smoothly until the G man also found his poles disturbed for 27. Ed meanwhile disappointed the travelling support unusually failing to reach three figures, caught flicking casually to the on side for a poised 45. S.Fathers BCC Batsman of the year in 2012 soon found his scoring form, the leg side area taking a fearful pounding as he cruised to 49*his innings containing more hooks than a large out of town nightclub cloakroom. Unfortunately Father’s was denied a half century by a selfish T.Waters who hogged the last over strike as he blasted an irascible 13*. Brede totalled 197-6 at the interval with a furious N.McDonagh lambasting the captain for leaving him down the order and yet again unused with the bat, S.Newble low of spirits after the skipper had harshly adjudged him LBW and the legendary Deadbatt Gritt foul in mood after the boss had unfairly left him out of the side at the last minute.

Brede soon had the home side in trouble after tea and at 9-3 Netherfield looked a beaten side but a sharp shower changed the condition of the ball and the course of the game as wickets became increasingly hard to come by. Brede employed a number of bowlers to force the win. A probing G.Avann, an excitable T.Waters , Cosmic as usual unorthodox, The seasoned P.Watts, E.Avann in twirly mode and promising leggie A.Bird all turned their arm over . Maybe Brede should have thrown the ball to I.Sutton, after all it worked to great effect earlier in the season at Lydd. But short-sightedly they didn’t and it wasn’t to be as Netherfield held on finishing on 95-8 with G.Cooper pick of the batsmen with 30 runs to his name.

Brede 197-6 Netherfield 95-8 Match Drawn. Our Cricketers are at home this week and are playing on the Recreation ground against Hurst Green, as always we wish them luck.

Monday 21 July Age Uk East Sussex – Brede Community Club are meet at 10.30am in Brede Village Hall. Today they will be talking about news items, playing dominoes and floor basketball. The musical entertainment today is by Ian. Please contact Maureen the Organiser for more information phone 01424 883282 or 07850 987120

The uniformed groups have closed for the summer holidays and will be back in September.

The Whist player’s will be ready to begin their game at 7.30pm in Brede Village Hall.

Tuesday 22 July At 9am Pilates is in Udimore Community Hall. Brede Luncheon Club is in Brede Village Hall at 12 O’clock In readiness for their lovely meal. The mobile library is in the village visiting Oakhill Drive from 3.00pm-3.40pm. It will then make its way to Reedswood Road and will be parked there from 3.50pm-4.15pm. At the Rainbow Trout this evening it is eyes down for Bingo at 8pm.

Wednesday 23 July Vocality Choir will be in Udimore Community Hall 2pm. Yoga is at 7pm in Udimore Community Hall.

Thursday 24 July Stretch and Tone at 9.30am with Sally in Brede Village Hall.

The Doctors Surgery is in the side room of the Village hall at noon. The mobile library will be at Brede Village Hall car park from 1.25pm- 1.55pm

Friday 25 July Pilates begins at 9am then the Wea Practical Gardening Course from 11.15 – 1.15pm in Udimore Community Hall, The weekly Farmers Market is open from 10am –12pm in Brede Village Hall.

Saturday 26 July the Rainbow Trout is hosting a Mexican themed food night. Tomorrow Mr Swing with songs from the Rat Pack era will be performing from 7.30pm.

Activities for the week.

At Brede Village Hall

Mondays - Age Uk Daycentre10.30am, Whist 7.30pm.

Tuesday – Brede Luncheon Club at Noon. The Mobile Library visits Oakhill Drive 3pm Reedswood Road 3.50pm.

Thursday – Stretch & Tone 9.30am Mobile Library in car park at 1.25pm

Fridays – Farmers Market 10am Short Mat Bowls 7.30pm

Udimore Parish Hall –

Tuesday – Pilates 9am Vocality 2pm

Wednesday Yoga 7pm

Friday Pilates Wea Practical Gardening 11.15am & 1.15pm

Rhiannon Oliver

Bellhurst Cottages