GREETINGS: Congratulations to the Robin Hood Bonfire Society for organising the procession up the main road, and the splendid firework display. The final burst of cream and golden light against the black velvet sky was superb. Yes, I know it is money up in smoke, but to me, fireworks are joyful things, and bring a lot of pleasure to some people. And I LIKE the drums!!

Friday, 9th November 2018, 5:00 am

CHURCH NEWS: The Remembrance Day service in Icklesham Church will begin at 10.30am NB. This is to facilitate the Two Minutes’ Silence at 11 am. and will be led by Fr. Barry Carter. There will be a Benefice Parish Eucharist at St. Richards at 9.30 am. The Armistice Day Centenary lighting of the Robin Hood Beacon will be at 7 pm. All beacons are to be lit at this time, so look out for Fairlight and Winchelsea. This Sunday is the third before Advent. Wednesday 14th is the day on which to wish our future king, Happy Birthday. Prince Charles was born in 1948. So it is the big seven O.

WEATHER: Mixed just about sums it up. We have had rain, sun, wind, falling temperatures but nothing too awful. The grass is still growing, the roses are still blooming, chrysanthemums are flowering and so are dahlias because we haven’t had a hard frost yet.

CARING AND SHARING: There will be a Coffee Morning in the Memorial Hall on Saturday 17th November from 10.30 to 12 noon. There will be a raffle, cakes and Bring and Buy.

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN: Winchelsea Singers will present The Pirates of Penzance in the New Hall, Winchelsea on Friday 16th at 2 pm and Saturday 17th at 7 pm. Tickets are £12 available now from Winchelsea Farm Kitchen. Refreshments will be served on Friday and a bar will be available on Saturday.

WINCHELSEA ARTS: There will be a concert for the Centenary of the Armistice in Winchelsea Church on Friday 9th November at 7.30 pm .Shelley Levy, clarinet; Fenella Humphries, violin; Mark Nixon, piano; and Ann Rachlin, narrator and commere will present The Soldier’s Tale by Stravinsky and works by Elgar, Debussy and Bliss. Tickets are £14, under 18s are £7, available from Winchelsea Farm Kitchen.

QUEEN’S HEAD: The live music on Sunday at 4 pm will be played by the Bushman Brothers, giving Hendrix and more. On Wednesday14th there will be a Quiz Night in aid of the British Legion, starting at 8.30pm.

CONTACT: Thank you for news. Please keep it coming.

AND FINALLY: Be aware of the road closures around Rye next Saturday, when it is the Bonfire and Procession. Closed for much longer than ours in Icklesham !!! Have a good week.