Today,Friday 4 April, there is a Lent Lunch in the Memorial Hall from 12.30 till 2.00 pm. The meal is homemade soup,bread, a choice of cheese and drink. plus a good time to meet and have a chat. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge but you can make a donation to the chosen charity of the day which is the Royal British Legion. Last week £105.50 was raised for The Fishermen’s Society

Tomorrow, Saturday 5 April,Icklesham Horticultural Society has its Spring Flower Show in the Memorial Hall opening at 2.00pm. As well as the flower and cookery classes there is also an Arts and Crafts section. There is also competition for the prestigious home made compost cup kindly sponsored by Kate and Syd Mylrea of Manor Farm Oast. After you have enjoyed the flowers why not stay for a cup of tea or coffee and ty your luck at the tombola or the raffle.

Sunday 6 April 10.30 Parish Eucharist in All Saints. Celebrant and Preacher; Canon Robin Whitehead Vicar of Icklesham and Rector of Winchelsea.

Are you able to Gift Aid for our Church collections? If so our Treasurer Marilyn Shone 01424 812777 would be delighted to hear from you.

Sunday 6 April 4-6 Queen’s Head Live Music Martin Blackman with songs from the 60s,70s and 80s.

Saturday 12 April the Easter Craft Fair 10.00am to 2.30pm in the Memorial Hall. Four different crafts including a lady who makes delicious fresh curries which can be tasted and her book is available too. In addition to the Crafts there is an Easter Egg tombola with proceeds to the New Pavilion Fund. Refreshments will be on sale. If you would like to donate a prize - an Egg or an Easter themed item just contact Sandra Stunt 01424 814401. This is the last Craft Fair until October.

The Hall is just off the A259 next to the Recreation Ground with plenty of free parking and a children’s playground.

Saturday 26 April The Robin Hood Bonfire Society is hosting its Annual Over 60s Party in the Memorial Hall starting at 2pm - food,drink and entertainment, To book your place please ring Sue 01424 814277.

Last week’s Quiz Night raised £320 for the New Pavilion Fund. Stuart Bake says “Well Done” to Icklesham Casuals F.C. and all those who took part. He thanks everybody who donated raffle prizes and who bought tickets. He especially thanks Charlotte and Emma for their help. 13 teams took part with One Out All Out the overall winners closely followed by Empty Heads, TW Group, Nobby’s Nuts, 30 Somethings, Casualties, Saints and Sinners and Allsorts. The next Quiz is the last of the season and is on Saturday 26 April.

At the Quiz Night Mrs Janet Pegg drew the month’s winners in the New Pavilion Lottery. These were; 1ST £35 Mrs Doreen Baker, 2nd £20 Bill Coney, 3rd, £15 Mrs Ann Rachlin, 4th£10 Mrs Janet Thompson & 5th £5 Mrs Ann Rachlin. New members are always welcome to join - it is only £1 forms are in the Parish Magazine or contact Stuart Baker.

“Oh Crumbs” the café next to Jade’s Hairdressing Salon is open Wednesday - Friday 9am -3pm and Saturday 11am - 5pm serving Breakfast, Lunch and tea including “Lady Icklesham’s Tea” which is rather special.”Oh Crumbs” caters for Business Lunches & Buffets,Weddings,Kids’ Parties, Baby Showers, Sandwiches,Scones & Cakes Wholesale. phone 07522 529746 if you want to know more.

Icklesham Stores do not stand still. A new loyalty card has started and you save while you spend and also are in a free draw to win a hamper. The cards are available in the shop. Now the process of making an application for a licence to sell alcohol has started.

Easter Sunday 20 April and our Parish Church will be beautifully decorated with traditional Easter Lilies. All are invited to remember a Loved One who has passed away by donating a Lily in that person’s memory. If you wish to do so please contact either Christine Overy 01424 814927 or Janet Pegg 01424 814735 by phone or by seeing them at a Church Service or a Lent Lunch. The Lilies are £2 each and the dedications will be recorded by the Lilies at the Altar.

Laurie Bowman

Magpies, Oast House Field