Karen Ayling, The White House, Dixter Road

Northiam Conservation Society held its annual quiz on Saturday 25th January. A hundred quizzers took part with the victorious team (Over The Hill & Far Away) winning by half a point in the end. The winners each received a silver winner’s cup and chocolates. The bottom team received whistles for their efforts! The Society always includes a Northiam round, with questions and photographs relating to the village. This year the round was scored separately. At the end of the round two teams were in joint lead. Following a tie-break question The Northiam Numbskulls were declared winners and were awarded medals. Proceeds from the raffle at the quiz (£250) have been donated to ‘Help for Heroes’ in honour of the Society’s late member, Mr G Making.

This afternoon (Friday) Tom Hart-Dyke, horticulturalist, plant hunter and TV garden presenter, will be speaking at the Horticultural Society’s meeting at 2.30pm in the Village Hall. His talk will be about his World Garden he created at his home in Lullingstone Castle, near Dartford. It is expected that this talk will be well attended, so anyone intending to renew their membership on that day should plan to get there in plenty of time. There will be a charge for this talk of £2 for members and £5 for visitors.

Friday night is badminton night, and the clubs start at 5.30pm (Primary) 6.30pm (Secondary) and 8pm (Adults) in the Pretious Sports Hall. Dance Club meets in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.

This month’s Boot Sale in the Village Hall will be on Sunday (9th). Anyone wishing to book a stall at these Sales should contact Marie Edwards (01797 253264). The public are welcome from 9-11.30am and there are always some scrummy things on offer from the kitchen.

Families are welcome at this month’s Messy Church at 4pm, where the theme will be the Temptations of Jesus.

Women’s Fellowship start their new year’s meetings in the Church Centre at 2pm on Tuesday. The theme this month is My Most Memorable New Year, and members are asked to contribute their horrors or triumphs as they see fit! If you would like to join this jolly group, just pop in, or call Ann Miller (252881).

The Historical & Literary Society welcome Dr Geoff Doel to the Village Hall at 7.30pm. His talk will be on Legendary and Ghostly Sussex, so you might want to take a torch for the walk home.

The Footpath Group leave the surgery car park at 9.30am on Wedneday to start Wandering to Warehorne from Appledore Village Hall car park at 10am. The 7 mile walk will end with a pub lunch.

Coffee Stop offers the chance for a chat over the cup that cheers each Wednesday in the Church centre between 10am and midday.

Northiam Seniors will be having a quiz this week, and then the Parish Council meets in the Jenkins Room at 7pm on Thursday.

Get your team ready for the next Big Quiz! Northiam Bowls Club’s quiz night will be on Saturday 1st March in the Village Hall. Tickets are £7.50 per person to include fish and chip supper, tables of 8. As there are a limited number of spaces, you are advised to book early! Please contact John Taylor 01797 253549.

The Friends of Northiam School are holding a Raffle to raise funds to purchase benches for the playground. Tickets are £1 a strip and they have some great prizes up for grabs including a photography session. They will be selling these in the playground.

At the end of the day on Thursday 13th February they will also be selling Valentine’s Biscuits for 50p.

Services (9th): 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Morning Praise, 4pm Messy Church