There is nothing to report on our patch for this coming week, and then it all begins to happen when we get to September.
The Ewhurst and Staplecross Bonfire Society has a Fun Dog Show on Sunday September 9 at Beckley – it will be signposted from the A28 – in Mary Mason’s Field. The details are: Entries from 10.30 am, with judging to follow at 11.30 am. The cost is £1 per dog per class. There is ample free parking and refreshments are available.
Ewhurst, Staplecross and Bodiam Garden Society will be holding the annual Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show on Saturday September 8 at 2pm in Staplecross Village Hall. There is as always a varied schedule and should you not have green fingers, or the weather had put paid to your produce, then there is a section for jams, jellies, marmalade, chutney, gingerbread, bread, scones, trifle, chocolate brownies to a given recipe (two categories, one for the men and one for the ladies!). In handicrafts – hand knitting, crochet or needlework, object any medium wood, metal, pottery, sculpture etc, picture, photograph of garden subject, paper craft. There is a wide range for you to choose from and details are in the Society’s schedule which members already have, or from Staplecross Stores for non-members who may also enter classes.
Another event on September 8 is the annual cycle ride around the churches of the county. Cyclists, or those who walk as the event is not restricted to wheels, choose their route. There is a list of churches open on the day, and especially those offering sustenance. Sponsor forms are available from Alastair Neill (01580-830245). Fifty percent of money raised goes to our own church and the other half to Sussex Historic Churches Trust.
Mary Reeve, Wodens Wood, Cripps Corner