My contacts tell me that the Bur-fest music festival, held on Saturday at the Bear was a huge success. The weather was mainly dry and what little rain didn’t spoil the fun. All the groups were superb with many from the crowd dancing in front of the stage. The general feeling was it was great fun enjoyed by all ages. Well done to the organisers for giving us such an amazing day. Everyone was a winner especially the teenage Cancer charity. Not sure how much was raised yet, but tickets sales were a sell out. Who needs Glastonbury!

Tomorrow evening the class of 1975 -80 of Robertsbridge Secondary School will be getting together for a reunion and catch up at Battle. If you were at the school then and are fifty this year and you wish to join in you need to contact Joanne Pennells on 07970 001656. I am sure they will all have a great time once they re awaken the knowledge of who is who.

There is to be a coffee morning and bring & buy at St Philip’s church on Wednesday. It will take place at 10 am. You are all welcome to go along and enjoy a coffee and browse the stalls. Items for sale would be most appreciated.

The Burwash Ladies Group will meet on Wednesday afternoon in the Burwash Village hall from 2.15pm. Their guest speaker will be Roger McKenna on Surviving Soho in 1850. Sounds intriguing. All members are welcome to attend as are new members and visitors. The groups outing on 23 July will be to Stevenson Brothers, Bethersden (Rocking Horses).

Also today the ladies of the After 8 club will be visiting Ringmer House & Gardensat 10.30am. If you wish to join them, you need to pay your £10 to either Mavis or Karol who will fill you in on the details. The group are always pleased to welcome new members and with so much on their yearly programme to look forward to including their summer garden meal. If you are interested and want to know more please call Jan McCartney on 01882117.

The new Buzzy Bees Pre-school are holding another open day on Thursday afternoon in the Pavilion at Swan Meadow, Ham Lane, Burwash, from 1.30pm to 3pm. This lovely new venture had a good Ofsted Inspection in February. Those that run the group pride themselves on knowing each child has individual personalities. They have close links with the village Primary school and help make the transition to big school less traumatic for the little ones. If you have a yound child and are looking for a pre-school, or are an interested villager who would like to know more about this lovely school then do go along on Thursday, they will be please to see you

The Sea Gulls over Burwash Club haven’t gone to sleep for the summer cricket season. They have organised a coach to visit the Brighton & Hove cricket ground for the Sussex T20 match against Kent on Friday 11 July. Tickets are £30 each and coach will pick up at various places en-route. To book a ticket for this evening match call Tesky 01435 882217 or call in at the Burwash Newsagents. He will be able to tell you what time the coach leaves.

Mary Taylor

Holton Cottages