AUTUMN SHOW: “Successful Autumn Show at Sedlescombe”.

Last Saturday, Sedlescombe and District Garden Society held their Autumn show in the village hall that turned out to be a huge success. Large numbers attended the show and enjoyed a wonderful display of dahlias, a large quantity of quality fruit and vegetables, some intricate handicraft designs, record entries in the domestic section and some imaginative and innovative designs in the Floral Art section. It was an enjoyable afternoon for all the family with teas, coffees and cakes being served, as well as a raffle, apple tasting and some yummy recipes made with courgettes. The committee wish to thank all those members and non-members who made the show such a huge success. The list of the winners is as follows: Cut Flowers and Foliage Section.

SDGS Diamond Trophy for most points and Society Shield for Best Exhibit classes A2 to A24 - Jim Bingham. KFHS Certificate of Merit Class A1 - Jean Dann

Pot Plants Section; Durud Cup for most points - Chris Lynch & Rosemary Farley. John Kemp Cup for best exhibit classes B2 to B9 - Nicholas Wilde. KFHS Certificate of Merit Class B1 - Chris Lynch

Vegetables and Fruit Section; Chris Hone Cup for most points and Autumn Tankard for Class C1 - Kelvin Lynch. Society Shield for classes C2 to C31 - Judy Torrance

Floral Art Section; Joan Rowe Cup for most points classes D1 & D2 - Chris Lynch. Society certificate of Merit class D5 - Kelvin Lynch. Society Shield for best overall exhibit - Joan Rowe

Domestic Section; Domestic Cup for most points in classes E2 to E13 and Society Shield for best exhibit class E1 - John Parsons. Asselton House Cup for class E14 - Elaine Singfield. Society Shield for most points in wine and beer - Jean Dann

Handicraft Section; Handicrafts Cup for most points and Society Shield for best exhibit - Rebekah Carpenter

Photographic Section; Society Shield for most points - Barry Bradbury. Society Shield for best exhibit - David Wilson

Young Gardeners Section; Society Shield for most points - Luia Assorgi, Maddelena Assorgi and Eleanor Carpenter. Autumn Cup for best exhibit - Eleanor Carpenter

Congratulations to all the winners and those who took part.

JUMBLE SALE: Are you clearing your wardrobes and cupboards? The Friends of Sedlescombe church hold their annual jumble sale on Saturday October 31 at Sedlescombe village hall from 2pm. This is always a popular event in and around the village. We are appealing for all your unwanted items, clothes, books, bric a brac, anything that could be sold to help the Trust. Please start to collect your goods together which can be donated on the morning of the sale or for collection prior to the event please contact Pauline on 01424 870412

ST MICHAELS HOSPICE: Throughout the summer you may have had the opportunity to visit some of the beautiful gardens in the area that have been kindly opened by their owners in support of the charity. I hope you have also enjoyed the cakes that have been on offer throughout the season which Asselton Cakes have been pleased to supply now for the past few years. The last garden of the season will be on Saturday October 10 at Peasmarsh Place, Church Lane, Peasmarsh TN32 6XE by permission of Viscount Devonport. The five acre arboretum will be bursting with colour at this time of the year and features rare trees that the Viscount collected on his travels. Admission is £4 and will be open from 11am to 3pm. Further details can be obtained from

QUIZ NIGHT: Battle & Villages Lions Club are searching for quizzers to join in at their Children in Need Quiz on Friday November 13 at Ninfield Memorial Hall. Tickets are £6.50 per person which includes a tasty ploughman’s supper. All proceeds go direct to Children in Need. For further details please contact Susan on 01424 870169 or Wendy on freephone 0845 833 5826

IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT: coming up in the local area or would like to have a small piece, outlining your club or organisation aims, activities, membership etc. then please contact me by email to or by calling 870344. Please allow a couple of weeks notice before an event to allow for full coverage.

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