This weekend sees the annual Flower Festival at Peasmarsh church, from Saturday 24 to Monday 26 May. We are lucky to have such a beautiful church in our village and it looks even more lovely during the Flower Festival. There will be the usual plant stall and refreshments will be available. The Surrey Morris Men will be dancing in the churchyard after the Sunday service on Sunday 25 - always entertaining!

Any children (or adults) who are interested in trying out the hand bells can come and have a go on Sunday or Monday afternoon at about 3.30.

The Peasmarsh Archive Exhibition will be held at the hall on Sunday June 1 from 11am to 4pm - don’t miss this popular event showcasing the history of our village. The Memorial Hall Management Committee will also be holding their AGM at 3pm on that day, which is open to all.

Fancy a Change of Scenery ? There will be no lunch club on Bank Holiday Monday 26 but on June 2 our wonderful cooks are offering “Lunch at Coast Restaurant @ Sussex Coast College Hastings”; a 3-course Lunch from the Table d’Hote Menu followed by Tea or Coffee. You will be collected from Peasmarsh Memorial Hall in the college mini buses and returned to Peasmarsh afterwards. All of this for £8 per person which includes the transport. There is a bar in the restaurant where you can purchase alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks. If you are interested please contact Jenny Als asap. Only 30 places available. Exact timing may change but the present plan is for the mini buses to leave the hall at 11.45am.

A reminder that Carol Mitchell will be opening her studio once again as part of South East Open Studios art weeks which run from Friday 6 – Sunday 22 June 2014. The studio will be open each weekend during these dates on Friday,Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 5pm - Mill Cottage Studio, Mill Lane, Peasmarsh, East Sussex, TN31 6XA.

Mary Hitchins

2 The Old Hop Gardens