Mary Taylor, Holton Cottages

Thank you to everyone who came to the charity soup lunch last week. We had over 40 diners including volunteers, who all sat down to enjoy one or more of the seven delicious home made soups and naughty but nice desserts. Grateful thanks to everyone who helped, especially Sam Birch & her daughter Beth, Claire Chenery, Jean, Eileen Craddock and my long suffering husband Barry. You all helped to make this one of the best so far. After expences and a little donation we gave £300 to The Admiral Nurses.

I am reliably informed that once again local interanational actor Brian D Barnes MBE, gave a splendid performance, when he staged Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, at the Burwash village hall. I am sorry I missed it, as i know it will have been done with great ability and humour. Well done Brian on another superb performance.

Tonight is Music night at the Pavilion in Burwash common. As always local talented people will be there to entertain you by singing or playing music. The licenced bar will be open.

Tonight and tomorrow evening the Dallington Amatuer Dramatic society will be performing Hay Fever, at The Oast, Goodsoal Farm, Burwash Common, from 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 available from St Philip’s Church, Goodsoal Farm or by calling 01435 882856 or 883264. All proceeds to St Philip’s church and other local charities. Good luck to all for a great show.

Tomorrow afternoon the Burwash village hall committee invite you to their Afternoon tea and tabletop sale/bazaar. Lots of seasonal homemade gifts, cakes, etc. Books & Puzzles, and tea with cake or mince pies. The event is from 2 to 4pm. All proceeds to the Village hall maintenance and new window fund.

On Monday the Burwash branch of Age UK will be having their monthly lunch club at the Bear motel from 12 noon. If you are over 55 and would like to join them you need to book a place by calling Jazz Botting on 01435 882033 or Heather Lewis 882080 or Maddie Ashbee 883233. £8 covers a delicious two course lunch with congenial company.

On Monday afternoon the Burwash and District Flower Arrangement club will have their last meeting of the year. Christmas in Germany will be the topic of the demonstration by Mrs Joyce Pannell. You are all welcome to go along and see the wonderful arrangements in preparation for the holiday season. The members will also hear about the plans for their coffee morning on 7th December.

Also on Monday the Burwash Branch of the Royal British Legion will be holding their AGM. It is being held in the Rose & Crown from 8pm You are all very welcome to go along, even if you have no connection with our forces but have an interest in the work the Legion does.

On Thursday morning the Kipling County Carriage driving for people with disabilities are holding a Christmas Fair, in the Burwash Village hall. from 10am to 2pm. Local crafts, tombola refreshments and Christmas gifts will be among the items available. Entrance is by donation, do go and join them .