Meeting - The Burwash Weald & Burwash Common Residents association will be holding a general meeting on Monday evening from 7.30pm in the Burwash Common Pavilion. John Barkshire and Patrick Fletcher will be there to give a talk on the villages from 1860 to 1910. If you would like to become part of the Association please call Patrick on 01435 883448 or Lesley Elmslie on 01435 883510. All residents are invited to go along.

Quiz - There will be another general knowledge quiz evening on Wednesday at The Wheel Inn. You are all welcome to make up a team and go along and join in the fun. For more information please ring The Wheel on 01435 882758.

Bateman’s - The head gardener at Bateman’s will be giving tours of the grounds at Bateman’s, one time home of author Rudyard Kipling. He will give an insight in to how Kipling transformed this quiet corner of Sussex into a garden for his family, his writing and a retreat from celebrity. Normal entry fees apply plus £10 for the tour which will include a cream tea at the end. To book a place from now until 28 June call Bateman’s on 01435 882302.

Walk - Also at Bateman’s there is to be a special Midsummer Walk & Supper. It takes place on Tuesday 24th from 6pm. Join the warden for a guided walk of the 330 acre estate, following the footsteps of Rudyard Kipling. The walk will end with a hearty supper in the Mulberry Restaurant. You are advised to wear walking boots or wellies and suitable clothing. To book a place call Bateman’s 882302. It costs £25 per person.

Reunion - A reunion of former Robertsbridge Secondary School pupils who were there from 1975 -1980 and will be celebrating their 50th Birthday this year are invited to go along and find old friends, catch up with who has done what and is where etc. The reunion is being held on 5 July in Robertsbridge. Contact Jo Pennells on 07970 001656 or email Joanne@clubclassonline.co.uk

Things seem really quiet at the moment, but if you have an event planned for the near future and would like to tell everyone about it and how they can join in/take part them do get in touch so that i can add it to my column. Email marybarrytaylor@hotmail.co.uk or call 01435 882107

Mary Taylor

Holton Cottage