Marion Lovell, Abingworth, New England Lane, Playden

The Iden and District Natural History Society has the next Winter lecture tonight at 7.30 pm in the village hall. Mr. David Lang will speak about Lewes to Lands End. Visitors to lectures will be made very welcome, and will be charged £3.

Mrs. Pat Buckland wishes to remind you that the Fun Quiz with a Fish and Chip Supper is on Friday Ist November. Be at the village hall at 7 for 7.30 pm. The Quiz Master will be Mr. John Harrison. Teams of 6 are requested. You need to bring cutlery, condiments drink and glasses, and possibly a cork screw. Booking is ESSENTIAL on 280 589. The cost is £7.50. Funds raised will go to support the Iden Goat Sanctuary, which cares for goats, (obviously) and also horses, dogs and sheep who are safe for life.

If you are planning to support the Link to Hope scheme this year, your shoebox needs to be delivered to church by Sunday 27th October. All the details are on the leaflet at the back of the church. If you have any difficulties or queries, please phone Mrs. Sue Cavilla on 230 431.

On Monday 28 October the usual Pop Up Coffee morning will be held to coincide with the visit of the Mobile Library. However, this Monday’s Coffee Morning will be different and very special as it will be in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support Charity. Please go along to the Village Hall if you have time between 11am and 1.30pm on the day. Donations for the raffle will be very welcome and also cakes which will be sold during the morning.

Last year this coffee morning was very well supported and raised a good sum for this wonderful charity. Please do what you can to make it an even bigger success this year. Telephone Alan on 280576 for more details

A lot is happening in the village at the moment!

On Saturday at 1pm in the Village Hall, the Cricket Club will again be holding a Jumble Sale for funds. If you have anything to donate (no electrical goods please) contact Sue on 280453 or bring them along to the Hall tomorrow morning.

Don’t forget please the meeting in the Village Hall this coming Thursday 31 October when we want to hear about your memories of Iden

This is a very worthwhile and exciting project! -Iden has had an amazing history, particularly during the past 50 years or so and it is important residents’ memories of significant events and the way of life during this time are recorded. With this in mind it is hoped that with your help, your recollections can be noted and published so that they are not lost for ever.

Over refreshments share your memories. Please bring photographs and other memorabilia you may have- there are of course quite a few residents whose memories will go back for more than 50 years and of course their reminiscences will be especially welcome

It is hoped that Peter Spencer, who many of you will know, will also be present to talk about his time in the village working at Oxenbridge

Please telephone Heather on 280110 if you require any further details

Then on Friday 1 November, there will another Quiz Evening in the Village Hall at 7.30pm in aid of the Iden Goat Sanctuary. Contact Pat Buckland 280589 for details

On Friday 8 November the Iden and District Natural History Society will be continuing it series of winter lectures with one on British Wildlife to be given by David Fletcher. As usual the talks are in the Village Hall at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome and the cost is £3

The Iden and Playden Garden Society resume their series of winter events with a talk in the Village Hall on Monday 11 November at 7.30pm. This one will be on “Gardening for Wildlife” to be given by Dr M Lynn who is making a welcome return visit. A very good follow up to Friday’s talk referred to above!

Now news of what we have all been waiting for- the auditions for the 2014 Iden Panto. These will be held on Sunday 15 December, 2.00pm at Iden Village Hall and the show is Red Riding Hood, performing on Fri 28th and Sat. 29th March 2014.

As usual, all are welcome for roles both on-stage and back-stage and some good singers please! All enquires to Bob on 280122- Oh yes it is!

Finally, don’t forget village organisations have only a few days left to apply to the Iden Fete Committee for awards- a reminder to write to Deborah Hammond Secretary – Iden Fete Committee Elmsley Cottage, Main Street Iden TN31 7PT

The Mobile Library will be at the village hall on Monday from 12.05 to 12.45. But you will probably be there before it, because the Pop In Coffee Morning begins at 11 am. This week it is a special Macmillan coffee morning with items for sale as well.

Mid week services are on hold at present because of the illness of the Vicar.

The 9.30 am service for 22nd Sunday after Trinity will be conducted by Rev. Stella Halmshaw.