Brede village voice

We are rapidly approaching Jubilee weekend and a varied programme of events has been prepared. Buy your bunting now and have it up ready for the village photographs to be taken and don’t forget to order your mugs as well. Themed scarecrows should also be erected. Photographs of your house, club or group should be e-mailed to for inclusion in the Jubilee book.

Things get off to a start on Saturday, June 2, with a sports tournament at the Recreation Ground from 11.30 am. Refreshments will be available. There is to be a BBQ at the Rainbow Trout at 3.00 pm and this will include some garden games and a mini beer festival. In the evening at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall, Brede Players will be putting on an evening of entertainment entitled ‘Jubilee Jubilations’. Entrance is £5 per person and you can make up parties of 8 per table. Please bring your own food and drink and dress in red, white and blue if possible. Tickets available from Bobbie Boud on 01424-882549. The Brede Steam Engines will also be open at the Waterworks from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm as usual.

On Sunday, June 3, the Friends of Brede School are having a Jubilee Lunch and traditional sports day from 12.00 noon at the Recreation Ground. Bring your own picnic or buy food at the Firefighters’ BBQ and Pimms stall. Both children and parents are invited to take part in creating the Painting for Pleasure mural at Brede School. A Sunday evening Jubilee Thanksgiving Service will be held at St. George’s Church at 6.00pm If you fancy what is called ‘a good old-fashioned knees-up’ then go along to the Red Lion at 7.30 pm.

I will include the programmes for Monday, June 4, and Tuesday, June 5, next week but they include Fancy Dress, Teddy Bear jumping at the Church tower, children’s art competition, the ‘Jammin’ Dodgers’ at the Church, lighting the beacon, a special cricket match and a garden party including a brass band. Further details of the events can be obtained by calling 01424-883548 or e-mail:

Brede Cricket Club continue their programme on Sunday, May 27 with a home game against Lydd, starting at 2.30 pm. The following week they have an away game at Westfield. Brede Crafters have their next meeting in the Village Hall on Wednesday, May 30, at 2.00 pm.

Don’t forget to call in to Broad Oak Stores and sign the petition to try and restore post office counter facilities. A list of names of those who support the scheme is being collected and if you can add your name it would be greatly appreciated.

The Mobile Library calls again next week on Tuesday, May 29, from 3.00 to 3.40 pm in Oakhill Drive and 3.50 to 4.25 pm in Reedswood Road. It will also be at the Village Hall on Thursday, May 31, from 1.25 to 1.55 pm. Apart from reading books, the Library has audio books as well as access to the internet and reference library.

Services at St. George’s Church during the coming week will be a Sung Eucharist at 9.30 am and Evening Prayer and Intercessions at 6.00 pm on Sunday, May 27, with Holy Communion on Wednesday, May 30 at 10.00am and Thursday, 31, at 9.00 am.

Trinity Church continues at Broad Oak this Sunday, May 27, where the 10.30 am service will be conducted by Mr. B. Turnwell.

Activities for the coming week at the Village Hall:

Monday, 28: Age UK (10.30 am), Rainbows (4.15 pm), Brownies (5.30 pm), Whist Drive (7.30 pm); Tuesday, May 29: Paining for Pleasure (9.30 am); Wednesday, 30: Rye Children’s Centre (9.30 am),. Brede Crafters (2.00 pm); Thursday, 31: Stretch and Tone (9.30 am); Friday, June 1: Farmers’ Market (10.00 am), Short Mat Bowls (7.30 pm); Saturday, 2: Brede Players ‘Jubilee Jubilations’ (7.30 pm).

Scout Hut, Stubb Lane: Cub Scouts, Monday, May 28 (6.30 pm).

If you have anything to be put in the column it can be sent e-mail to:

John May, Mill Lands