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Saturday 5 May 1.30 All Saints Parish Church The Wedding of Jamie Haines and Charlene Briggs. Congratulations - every blessing in your married life.

Sunday 6 Parish Eucharist 10.30

Queen’s Head 4-6 Live Music Loz Netto with Jazz Blues

The Church is Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a display of photographs and memorabilia of Icklesham. The search is for photographs or pictures of things that have changed or disappeared up to about 1990. If you have anything of interest that you would be prepared to let the Church display or photocopy please contact Rev. Hugh Moseley at Pilgrim’s End, Manor Close on 01424 813588 or Christine Overy on 01424 814927. All items will be returned to you after the event.

The Church will be decorated with baskets of flowers., and it is hoped that lots of people will take part to fill All Saints with colour and scent. On Thursday 31 May at 7pm The Flower Club members will be holding their meeting in the Church to make their baskets and they invite anybody who would like to make a basket for the Church and to join in. Spare baskets and oasis will be available and tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Alternatively you could make up your basket at home and bring it to the Church on the Friday or Saturday morning. If you need to know more please ring Christine on 01424 814927.

Ickenham Mother and Toddlers group runs every Wednesday 10.15 - 11.45 in the beautifully equipped Memorial Hall. Everyone can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and a cup of tea while the toddlers play. There are regular visits from the Fun Van and toy library. There is plenty of parking next to the Hall. The session costs just £1. For more information contact Kissy Glazier 01424 812852.

A working group of the Ickenham Trusts Committee has been looking at the possible future of the Recreation Ground Pavilion. It is considering proposals to refurbish; or refurbish and extend the current Pavilion; or to replace it with a new Pavilion. The Trusts Committee would like to hear the views of all Icklesham residents who have an interest in the current and future use of the Pavilion.

You are invited to come along to an Open Meeting in the Memorial Hall at 7.30 Tuesday 15 May to hear the options being considered and to express your views. Any proposals involving refurbishment of,, extension to or replacing the existing building will involve a considerable amount of work in fund raising and seeking grants and the Trust Committee want to ensure that any proposal has wide support before embarking on a particular route. The Committee are also very keen to see greater provision for youth sport in the village and welcome anyone who shares this vision.

Tuesday 8 May Quiz Night 7.30 in the Robin Hood competing for the Cup donated in memory of Gary Grainger. Entry £5 a head which includes a sausage and chips supper. All proceeds to St Michael’s Hospice and Care at Home. To book a table contact Sue 01424 814277.

Friday 11 May Icklesham Casuals Race Night in the Memorial Hall. Tickets are £5 and you can buy a horse which could be a winner. Nibbles included and bring your own drink. The comp[ere is ex club captain Steve Beale. The aim of the night is to raise £750 for charity as part of the Club’s 75th anniversary. The target for the year is £7500.

The Jumble Sale for Church funds last Saturday raised an excellent £320. Well done and thanks to Janet Pegg and her hard working team.

Saturday 12 May the Horticultural Society has its Plant, Bring and Buy Sale and a Coffee Morning in the Memorial Hall from 10am. This event returns by popular demand. Anyone with any extra plants or flowers which are surplus come along and sell or swap them. Drop in for a cup of coffee and a chat if you want to buy some plants

Tomorrow Saturday 5 May the Craft Fair is in the Memorial Hall 10.00am - 2.30pm with many locally made crafts including pottery, cards, wooden planters, cushions, throws and lots more. Refreshments are avaailable and plenty of parking next to the Hall. This will be the last Fair until September.

If you are interested in bringing your crafts to the Fete and Flower Show on Saturday 4 August contact Sandra Stunt 01424 814401 for details.

Laurie Bowman

Magpies, Oast House Field.