Brede village voice

To organise a weekend of events for the Jubilee is one thing but to organise delivery of a new baby for the same weekend is something else, but this is in fact what happened when Bruni Llovet, one of the main organisers of the events here at Brede, gave birth to a baby girl last Saturday and both are doing well.

It was a pity that the weather decided to let the side down and hopefully it didn’t spoil things too much. One very successful evening was at the Village Hall where a full house celebrated the Jubilee with an excellent evening of some very varied entertainment ranging from community and solo singing, monologues, short sketches and a hearty ‘Proms’ finish and I also believe that there was a good crowd at the Red Lion on Sunday evening for the traditional pub sing-song.

At the time of writing there are still some events to come, but our thanks must go to everyone who has played some part, be it large or small, in helping to make last weekend a time to be remembered for a long while.

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 9, the East Sussex Fuchsia and Pelargonium Society will be holding their annual pelargonium and geranium show at the Village Hall from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Always a very colourful show and well worth a visit. Refreshments available as well as plants for sale. In the evening there is another Village Dance from 7.30 pm. The programme as usual will include favourite dances from ballroom, sequence, Latin and line dincing. Entrance is £3.00.

Brede Cricket Club are at home to Clive Vale next Sunday, June 10, starting at 2.30 pm and the following week, June 17, will be away to Mountfield.

Next week we return to the normal pattern of things with the Women’s Institute having their Summer Lunch on Wednesday, June 13, the competition being for a favourite flower. Brede Friendly Circle’s meeting is at 7.30 pm on Thursday, June 14 in the Village Hall where the speaker will be Rhiannon Oliver talking about her recent trip to the Galapagos.

You are invited to Udimore Community Hall on Friday, June 22, when local MP Amber Rudd will have the Police Minister, the Rt. Hon. Nick Herbert, MP, as guest speaker. The meeting begins at 7.00 pm and entrance will be by ticket only, price £10, which will include refreshments. Full details can be obtained from Hastings & Rye Conservative Association, tel. 01424-850828, or e-mail:

The Mobile Library calls again next week on Tuesday, June 12, 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, June 14, 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 on Sunday, June 10, with Holy Communion on Wednesday, June 13 at 10.00am and Thursday, 14, Friday,15, and Saturday, 16, at 9.00 am. The next Messy Church is being held on Tuesday, June 12, at 4.00 pm in Udimore Community Hall. It is for all ages and an adult must bring a child or vice versa. Each meeting is themed, has a creative messy activity, sing song and ends with a shared meal. This meeting’s theme will be ‘Noah’s Ark’. Further details from Jo on 01424-882652 or Verity on 01424-883242.

Trinity Church continues at Broad Oak this Sunday, June 10, with their usual 10.30 am service which this week will be conducted by Mr. David Hanson.

Activities for the coming week at the Village Hall:

Saturday, 9: Pelargonium and Geranium Show (1.00 pm), Village Dance (7.30 pm); Monday, 11: Age UK (10.30 am), Rainbows (4.15 pm), Brownies (5.30 pm), Whist Drive (7.30 pm); Tuesday, 12: Paining for Pleasure (9.30 am); Thursday, 14: Stretch & Tone (9.30 am), Brede Friendly Circle (7.30 pm); Friday, 15: Farmers’ Market (10.00 am), Short Mat Bowls (7.30 pm); :

Scout Hut, Stubb Lane: Cub Scouts, Monday, June 11 (6.30 pm).

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John May, Mill Lands