ANNUAL JUMBLE SALE: There is still time to declutter and donate to the sale taking place in the village hall this Saturday October 20 , then come back as a buyer , doors open to buyers 11.30 am. Remember one man's jumble is another man's treasure '“ or woman's ! Even if you do not think you will want or need anything you may be surprised what you will find Jumble to sell and helpers on the day are both needed and wanted, if YOU can help with either please contact the numbers given. For collection please give a call on 01424870808 or 870688 or please bring to the hall after 9am on the morning of the sale. This is one of the main fundraisers in the year for the church, please show your support. It does seem a win, win situation, you have a more organised, tidier life and the church have extra funds. Refreshments will also be served to keep you going through the sale.

Friday, 19th October 2018, 7:00 am

ARMISTICE CONCERT: In this 100th year of remembering the end of WW1, the 120 voices of Cranbrook Choral Society and Paddock Wood Choral Society with Cranbrook Sinfonia will be performing an Armistice Concert to include Karl Jenkins THE ARMED MAN: A Mass for Peace,Five Negro spirituals from A Child of Our Time - Sir Michael Tippett,Serenade for Strings - Sir Edward Elgar. This will take place at St. Dunstan’s Church, Cranbrook on Saturday November 17 at 7.30 p.m. Tickets: £15 (£7.50 for students) available: Online: or In person: Baldwins Travel Agents, Carriers Road, Cranbrook.By phone: 01580 714828 or 1892 836250 and at the door, if available.

WHERE HAVE ALL THE BASSES GONE?: There is a new choir in the area, The Whatlington Singers , a newly formed mixed choir. They enjoy singing different styles of music from classical to popular. They are looking to increase our bass section so if you can read music, or have sung in a choir, they would love to hear from you. They meet on Monday evenings in Whatlington Church. For further details please contact: Yvonne: 01424 775440 [email protected] or Iva: 01424 221872 [email protected]

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Mark your diaries for a special Christmas event taking place on Sunday December 9. Thomasin Trezise makes a welcome return to perform a Christmas concert including some light Neapolitan songs and carols with some audience participation to accordion accompaniment in our beautiful historic Parish church. Tickets priced at 12.50 will be available shortly, if you would like to reserve yours please contact 01424 870344 or 01424 870258. Organised by Friends of Sedlescombe Church Heritage Trust

SEDLESCOMBE SCHOOL PTA: The School PTA have taken on the mammoth task of trying to raise £50,000 to have the sports area resurfaced. You may have seen their photo here in the Battle Observer a week or so ago taking part in the Dragon race at Bewl Water. They also have a GoFundMe page for donations. One of their next fundraising events will be their annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday December 1 from 12 until 3pm. Make that a date in your diary to support your local school. More details nearer the time.

HAVE YOU NEWS?: If you are looking for new members for your club or organisation why not send me a small piece, outlining your club or organisation aims, activities, membership etc. or if you have an event coming up in the village or local area then why not let me have the details to advertise for you? This is a free service to the village offered by the Battle Observer and hope you will take full advantage of it. Please contact me by email at [email protected] or by calling 870344. Please allow a couple of weeks notice before an event to allow for full coverage.