Playden village voice

The difficulty which arises when the column has to be written at the beginning of the week, is that sometimes things change during that week.

I refer specifically to the weather. Last Monday was not very promising, and look what a glorious week we had. Today is sunny with some clouds, but the forecast is not brilliant. Wait and see seems to be the motto. The farmers are getting most of their harvest in while it is dry.

Tomorrow is the start of Rye Arts Festival. See posters for details.

Rye and District Camera Club has the Annual Print Exhibition in Rye Community Centre, Conduit Hill, from 10 am. Entry is free. The Club holds most of its meetings in Playden W. I. Hall, so it will be good to have a central location for the exhibition. On Sunday 16th they have an outing to the Working Sheepdog Trial at Sissinghurst Castle park. Good photo opportunities there.

The next club meeting will be on Monday 17th at 7.30 pm in the W. I. Hall. This is “Quick Shots to Great Shots.”

The Mobile Library will be calling at Poppyfield on Monday from 11.30 to 11.50.

On Thursday 20th September the Rye and District Association of the National Trust will meet in the Playden W. I. Hall at 2.30 pm to hear a talk about the “History of the Families of Scotney Castle,” by Ray Shayler.

I’m sure Iden would be pleased if you were to sort out a few books for the Book Fair, to be held on Saturday 13th October. Ring Carol on 280 464 or Ray on 280 311 to offer, or have books collected.

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve invites you to join in with a national campaign to clean up Britain’s Beaches by helping with the litter survey. Meet at Rye Harbour car park at 1 pm on Saturday.15th.

On Sunday 16th there is a chance to go inside Camber Castle, visit the birdwatching hide at Castle Water and see the wetland wildlife there. Meet at Brede Lock at 10am, returning about 1 pm. Donations for the work of the Reserve would be appreciated.

The mid-week services are at 9.30 am for Morning prayer and 3.30 pm for Evening prayer on Tuesday.

The 11 am service for the 15th Sunday after Trinity will be Parish Communion led by the Rural Dean, Canon David Frost.

Marion Lovell, Abingworth, New England Lane