Postcard from Canada: This is my final message from Canada. By the time you read this I will be back in England and with my lovely husband & son. My two months here helping and supporting my cousin Gail has just flown by. I have met yet more members of the very large family out here and caught up with others. Last Saturday Gail had a pot luck supper and so many of them came to say goodbye. They all signed a card with lovely words of how much they miss me and come back soon. My Aunt Mary, who will be 94 in November is just amazing, while I have been here she has bought herself a new Ipad and mobile telephone. I will miss her, she is just amazing for her age. The autumn is fast approaching here as the leaves turn an incredible red, but already they have had frost and it has turned really chilly. So I guess it is time for me to leave and get back into my normal busy life. Thank you Gail for you love and generosity, you are one special lady and i an really sad to leave. Thank you Canada for treating me so well.

Memorial Dedication: Today there is to be a rededication of WW2 pilot Reginald Rimmer who was shot down near Spring Lane Burwash. A new memorial stone has been placed in the lane to Franchise Manor for this brave young man from Liverpool. Some of his family will attend the rededication ceremony. To discover the time please see the September parish magazine for St Bartholomew’s .

Coffee mornings: Burwash is holding two coffee mornings in aid of MacMillan Nurses. The first one is being hosted by the Buzzy Bees Pre-school today at 10am in the Pavilion at the Swan meadow Playing field, Ham lane, Burwash. They will be pleased to see you as they sell cakes, books & bric a brac while you meet friends and drink coffee. The second one is tomorrow morning at the Scout Hut in the Bear Car Park from 10am to 12.30pm. This one is being hosted by sisters Jazz & Heather, their husbands and friends. Again, cakes bric a brac, tombola raffle & gifts will be on sale. Do go along and support one of these events so that everyone who is facing cancer can have a MacMillan team in their corner.

Quiz Evening: Have you booked a table for the quiz evening tomorrow, being held at the village hall from 7.30pm. Entry is 8 pound per person to include supper. Renowned quiz masters Steve Bennett & Terry Parker will be putting us through our paces and giving us some fun. To enter this general knowledge fun evening call Shirley Viney on 01435 882497 oe email marybarrytaylor@hotmail.co.uk

Walk: The next monthly walk for strollers will take place on Wednesday morning leaving the Bear Car Park at 9am. These walks are aimed at those who prefer a gentle stroll in congenial company. They will take you over some of the easier public footpaths around the villages. Ijon Jenner will be your guide and will be pleased for you to join him. To find out more call Jon him on 01435 882045.

Bowls: Burwash Short Mat bowls club will begin their assault on the Wealden league Division 2. Their first game is on Thursday away to Barcombe. The club is always looking to welcome new members and are happy to give tuition and lend equipment to new players as well as welcoming seasoned bowlers. This is a fun game that all ages can enjoy, learning a new sport, meeting new friends and having a relaxing few hours. To find out more please call Mary on 01453 882107.

Whist: The next monthly whist drive will take place on Thursday evening from 7pm in the Burwash village hall. These are really relaxing fun events when those who enjoy a game of cards can come a long an inexpensive evenings entertainment. It costs 3pounds per person for 20hands of cards and light refreshments. A raffle is also held and prizes go the the highest and second highest man and lady, and for the lowest. A great evening with some laughs and good friends, so come along and join us. For more detail please call Mary on 01435 882107.

Supper: Next Saturday evening St Bartholomew’s Church will be hosting the annual Harvest Supper. It is being held in Burwash Village hall from 7pm. Tickets are available from The Burwash News Agents. This is usually a sell out so don’t wait to get your tickets, see Tesky now.

Monday Painters: After a glorious summer painting out of doors the beautiful scenery around the vilages , The Burwash Monday Painters will be back in the village hall from Monday 6 October. They have a final outing on Monday. They meet at 1.pm in the village hall from October to May and are always pleased to welcome new members whether seasoned artists or beginners. Their website is www.burwash-monday-painters.com or call Grace on 01435 860848 or Anne 883247.

Ice Show: Did you enjoy the trips to the Holiday on Ice show at the Brighton centre? If you did then why not come with us again. I have secured 50 seats on Sunday 11th January for the 4.30pm performance. The tickets are on sale at 36 pounds, but I can sell them to you with coach and administration costs for 32, children’s at 24. The ticjkets are already selling well so if you would like to join us please book soon. Call Mary or Barry on 01435 882107 and we will send you a booking form. All seats must be paid for by mid-November.

Mary Taylor

Holton Cottages