Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close

There will be an Exhibition and Sale of pictures by a one time local artist who gifted his work to St Mary’s Ninfield tomorrow, Saturday October 26, 2-4pm at the Reading Room, Church Lane, Ninfield. The works include pictures of both Ninfield and Hooe Churches together with sea and rural scenes from the local area. Entry is 50p/person. As well as all pieces on show being for sale, there will be tea and coffee with delicious cakes available.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages tomorrow, October 26 at:

Hooe, opposite Denbigh Court, 1.50pm - 2.35pm.

Ninfield, Coombe shaw (off Manchester Road), 2.50pm - 3.25pm.

Ninfield, Downsview (off Church Lane), 3.40pm - 4.05pm

Gala Night is back tomorrow, October 26 at, 7pm - Midnight. A Fish and Chips Supper, entertainment with Déjà Revue, Award Ceremony, dancing, Bar and a raffle. Tickets £14 per head. Call Sami on 893699, 07970650321, email for booking and food choices, or see Sophie in the Post Office. This popular evening is back and all profits from the event will go to local causes.

Arthritis Research UK are holding a coffee morning on November 6 in the Reading Room, Ninfield. The cost is £1 for coffee and biscuits. There will be a raffle and bring and buy as well.

Battle & Ninfield Guild are next meeting on November 6, 2.30pm at the Methodist Church Hall, where they will have a talk by Revd. P. Doodes on ‘The Beachy Head Chaplaincy’. They next meet on November 20 when Revd. I. Wales discusses ‘The Crowhurst Healing Centre’. All are welcome to their meetings, which include refreshments at the end of the meeting.

Hooe Open Group will be next meting on Friday November 8, 2.30pm at Hooe Village Hall, when David Harrison from Carr Taylor Vineyard will deliver at talk entitled Vines & Wines, no doubt with a sample of this year’s vintage? For further information on the Hooe Open Group, call Edna Wallis on 01424 842591.

Crafts for Christmas, Christmas Gifts and Table Top Sale returns this year, again in aid of Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice Care. At Ninfield Memorial Hall, Saturday November 9, 10am - 4pm. A whole host of craft stalls will be there. For further information, please call Pam 01424 892329 or Thelma 01424 892421.

Hooe History Society will be meeting on Novemebr 14 at 7.30pm in Hooe Village Hall. Their speaker this month is Helen Poole who will be talking about Lewes Castle. Helen is a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker and so everyone is looking forward to an enjoyable evening. It will also be possible to purchase copies of the Hooe History Society Calendar 2014. This publication has been received extremely well and copies, at £6.00 each are going fast. If you are stuck for an interesting Christmas present to give (or to keep for yourself!) this is your answer! Copies are available prior to the November meeting from Peter or Pam Doodes 01424 892329. Also at the meeting it will be possible to reserve your place at the Society Christmas Dinner in The Red Lion in December. Places will be allocated on a first come basis. Further details about this meeting or about the Society in general, please contact Heather Sinden, Chairman, 01424 893422.

Ninfield Local History Group are meeting on November 21, 7.30pm at Ninfield Methodist Church Hall. This month they welcome Nick Austin with a talk on ‘The Battle of Hastings and Ninfield in 1066’. There will be no meeting in December. For further information, please contact Rod Ffoulkes, Acting Chairman, NLHG 01424 893635 or email or see their Website/Facebook page: /

On November 23, the Memorial Hall will be holding a ‘home-made’ fair. This could cover anything from knitted hats to jam, cards to cakes. It’s all to raise money for the hall and tables can be booked via Kaye Crittell 01424 892883 or Price £10 if you are from Ninfield, £12 if outside.

Ninfield Flower Group have tickets now available for their Christmas meeting on December 6, 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall. They will welcome “Tony Brown” with his seasonal demonstration entitled “Festive Delights” Tickets are available from Ellie Barron on 01424 893385 at a cost of £9.00, payable at the time of order please. This will include light refreshments. All floral arrangements done by Tony will be raffled at the end of the evening. If you would like any further information regarding the Group please contact Susan on 01323 844634 after 6pm or weekends, or email

Don’t forget that you can find out more community information from both villages and Wealden District Council on our district councillors (Pam Doodes) website or the Ninfield Parish Council website: /

Church Services for Ninfield and Hooe (

St Mary’s Services (Church of England, Ninfield):

Sundays - 9.30am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month)

Wednesdays - 10.00am Holy Communion.

St Oswald’s Services (Church of England, Hooe):

Sundays - 11.15am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month).

Ninfield Methodist Church - all services at 2.30pm (unless otherwise indicated):

October 27, Bible Sunday Service of Worship with Mr Owen Birch

Anything that you would like included in the Village Voice for Ninfield or Hooe, please email the details to me: