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Beckley School Log Book quote; on the 5th of June 1896 the Headmaster of Beckley School wrote “The attendance has not been satisfactory this week. Several girls are assisting their mothers hop-tying or ‘minding the baby’ and the boys are doing field work. Other children are having a holiday at Hastings and elsewhere. The 1st and 2nd classes are inconveniently crowded and it is difficult to do good work. A new arrangement of classes to be tried next week. The first class will comprise of Standards V,VI & VII. The second class of Standards III & IV. Standard II will make up the third class. This rearrangement will give the Pupil Teacher a class of 40, but she will receive assistance from the Master, who under present circumstances cannot leave his class to overlook the working of the others. While this experiment is being tried there will be some derivation to the usual timetable.”

The Eye’s have it!;Northiam and Broad Oak Patient’s Participation Group (P.P.G.) have organised a talk by a local practitioner about the care of eyes throughout our lives. Refreshments available c/o Northiam WI. Northiam Village Hall June 7th at 7.30pm.

Mrs Bee’s Potting Shed: is making a return visit to Beckley Farmers Market on Saturday 10th June. Come and by your locally, home propagated vegetables and perennials!

Farmers Market: Beckley village hall Saturday 10th June 10-12pm . Lots of interesting stalls and local produce. Please support this event and support your local businesses.

Farm Sunday; Little Gate Farm are holding a free event on 11th June at 11am. Meet and feed the animals, enjoy woodland trails, have a go at den building or arts and crafts. There will also be a bouncy castle, live music and lots more. Little Gate Farm is a local charity that supports people with learning difficulties.

Summer Fete: Beckley School Association’s annual fete is on Saturday 1st July. 12-3 pm. Please put the date in your diary and support them.

Brownie/Guide helpers needed: Beckley Guide and Brownie unit are in desperate need of some extra help in order to remain open from September onwards…….without extra help they may have to close. You don’t need to have been a guide or Brownie yourself you just need to be enthusiastic, enjoy developing new skills and enjoy meeting new people. If you wish to find out more contact

Beckley’s clubs: society’s, classes and groups held in Beckley Village Centre: Regular monthly Beckley Parish Council Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday in the month. Visit the new website for updates

Beckley Trefoil meets at 2pm - 4pm 9 on the 3rd Monday of the month in the small hall. Beckley computer club 07904 837 751. Busy Bees (Baby and toddlers Group) Term Time only every Wednesday £2 per family 9.15-11.15 free tea, coffee for parents. Free snacks for the children. Pilates every Monday 6-8pm Wednesdays 1.30 -230pm Sarah Lush 07769651899. Taekwondo every Wednesdays 4.30- 6pm contact Petra Darvill 01233 330128.Brownies and Guides term time Thursdays 6.30pm in the small hall. Table Tennis every Thursday 930 - 1130 am old & new members welcome Carol Cobby 01797 252382. Yoga every Friday 930-11am contact Evelyn Lamb 260569. Friends of Beckley Church Coffee Morning 1st Tuesday 10.30am-1230. BECKLEY W.I 2nd Monday 7.30pm BECKLEY W.I ARE LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS Call Marion 260450 or Anthea 260838. Beckley Lunch Club 2nd Thursday 12.30pm bookings Tony Bryant 260518. Beckley History Society contact Dennis Ward 260313. Beckley Horticultural Society 01797 260232. Beckley players 01797 230572. Outside of the centre: Beckley bowls club 01797 252129. Beckley Rangers club chairman Phil Brain on 01797 260513 Beckley Parish Church: Holy communion 8:00, Matins or Eucharist 10:00 ( 2nd and 4th) Beckley Gospel Church: Every Wednesday Bible study 7:00 Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

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