DUCK RACE: The Etchingham Duck Race is back, this year it will be on Sunday May 1, and this year it is a joint venture between the Etchingham CIC, the Improvements Committee, the Friends of Etchingham School and the Etchingham Shop & Deli. Ducks can be purchased from the shop and the race will be held on the river behind the shop. There is a Duck Decoration Competition, with prizes for the best decorated ducks, the competition theme is the 2016 Rio Olympics, so buy your duck and get creative with the decoration. The time table for the event is 11am the judging of the ducks, 12 noon the race starts, 1pm prize giving. For further information contact Colin Phillips (CIC) email@example.com or Lucy Tooke (EIC) firstname.lastname@example.org
CHURCH SERVICES: From the first service in April Sunday Service times changed to the summer times and will start at 10.30am. Sunday April 24, Reverend Dick Dengate; May 1, Reverend Jean Manning; May 8, Reverend Sally Epps.
CHURCH INFORMATION: Details of what is happening at the Church, and service details, can be found online at www.etchinghamvillage.co.uk/church
DIARY DATE: Put Saturday June 25 in your diary, that is the date for the Big Etchingham Day at the Seaside, which will combine all the best of the annual Fete and the Flower and Dog Show on the same day. More details here nearer the date, but if you are planning to enter photographs in the photo section of the Flower Show, these are the categories ‘Blue’ - ‘Ships, boats and things that float’ - ‘I saw it at the seaside’ - ‘Creatures of Etchingham (insects to homo sapiens)’, so get snapping.
LANDSCAPE WALK: Following the success the last two years, Peter Miles will be repeating his Weald landscape walk on Sunday April 24, May 1 and May 8. The walk is based along the main ridgeway in Mountfield but is concerned with clues to why our local Wealden landscape looks as it does so it is, literally, parallel with the ridge landscape of Hurst Green and Etchingham. The walk covers old tracks and roads, woodland archaeology, medieval earthworks, quarries and minepits, woodland flowers including one rare plant, woodland crafts (and a rare tree), foraging and more. Duration about three hours, distance two miles, easy walking, entirely on private land which is not normally accessible, purpose serious but emphasis on fun. For more details or to book, contact Peter on 01580 880614 or email@example.com
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