Laurie Bowman, Magpies, Oast House Field

Tomorrow, Saturday 12,the Autumn Craft Fair is in Icklesham Memorial Hall 10.00 -2.30 There’s an excellent variety of stalls and a chance to buy Christmas gifts early. Refreshments available. The Hall is next to the Recreation Ground which has plenty of parking and a play area for children.

Sunday 13 10.30 Parish Eucharist in All Saints with St. Nicolas. The Celebrant and Preacher is the Reverend David Page.

4-6 Queen’s Head Live Music Titus the local folk singers.

Tuesday 15 2.30 A meeting to discuss plans for next year’s anniversary events to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War will be held at 16 Oast House Field. There will be tea and cakes and a fund raising raffle.

Saturday 19 October 10.30 -12 midday A coffee morning in the Memorial Hall in aid of Family Support Work.

Wednesday 23 Help the Heroes Quiz Night 8.30 in the Queen’s Head.

Friday 25 7pm Icklesham Horticultural Society A.G.M. in the Memorial Hall.

Sunday 27 The Sponsored Walk raising funds for the New Pavilion. The route is the 19 miles from Eastbourne Pier to Hastings Pier. Involved so far are David Mayne,Nick Warren and Stuart Baker. If you would like to walk with them or sponsor them contact one of them to get a sponsor form.

Icklesham Village Store will be changing to winter opening hours from Tuesday 29 October. Monday to Friday 7am -5.30pm. Saturdays 8.30am - 5pm. Sundays 9am- 12.30pm.

The Store will be closed on Sunday 27 and Monday 28 October.

Last Saturday’s Flower Show was held in Icklesham Primary School and the Horticultural Society would like to thank the Head teacher Mrs Robinson for allowing them to be guests.

The school was full of the children’s art work and the judge Mrs Cole had difficult decisions to make. The Robin Hood had generously sponsored the medals which were awarded to the pupils. The results were;-

Class 1. Gold -Finley Leonard and Lauren Kilbey. Silver - Marc Baker. Bronze -Skie Reynolds-Ward,

Class 2. Gold - Connor Leonard, Silver - Sophie Thompson. Bronze - Iona Russel-Black,Jasmine Tortello-Myers and Tia Horsman.

Class 3. Gold - Harry Kilbey. Silver - Oliver Selly Crossfield and Isobel Clark. Bronze - Lily Tutting.

Class 4. Gold - Joshua Tortello-Myers. Silver - Mia Cornell. Bronze - Emmis-Lou Cooper and Gracie Daniels.

The Dunn Cup for most points was shared between Harry Kilbey and Joshua Tortello-Myers and the House Cup was won by Greens.

The close partnership between the School and the Horticultural Society is really working and a great credit to everyone involved.

In the rest of the Show Wendy Mitchell got a hat trick. Her shield for the best in cookery was for her muffins and she won the prize for Seasonal Desserts. Both these prizes were kindly donated by Syd and Kate Mylrea of Manor Farm Oast. Then Wendy had first prize in the Raffle!! Stuart Baker won two trophies - the Les Burns Memorial Tray and the John Austen Trophy for most points in the fruit and vegetable classes.Janette Ireland’s tomatoes gave her the Phoebe Merricks Cup for Best in Show. Ann Osborne won the Galbraith Cup for most points in flowers and the Kath Harman Salver for most points in show. Judy Foster won the shield for being the highest point scorer from outside Icklesham in the 2013 shows.

Ann Osborne thanks everybody who helped especially Simon, Michael and Stuart for getting the hall ready, Barbara and Helen for doing the raffle, Judy for the tombola and Kim and Mags for the teas.

All households should have received an Electoral Registration Form. An Edited Register is one of the two Register produced. This is sold and can be used in marketing. If you do not want your details used in this way put a tick in the Edited register box on the right of the form. This will reduce your junk mail a bit.

Tuesday 5 November The Robin Hood Bonfire Society’s big night in the field next to the Pub.Gates open 6.30. Procession followed by Firework Display at 7.45. Licensed Bar, Hog Roast, BBQ, Hot Drinks for more information phone 01424 814277