Icklesham news
Icklesham news

GREETINGS: Have you had a good week? hope so. And have you noticed the DATE today? 14th October changed the history of England. I wonder what it would be like today if Harold had won the Battle of Hastings instead of William? The language would be different I am sure. We have lots of French in our English ! There are many things happening in Hastings over the weekend, including the Procession and bonfire and firework display on Saturday 15th. This will necessarily involve road closures, so either join in or keep out of the way. The route is from The White Rock eastwards, the bonfire is opposite St. Mary in the Castle.

CHURCH NEWS: The 9.30am service will be Parish Eucharist led by Rev. Malcolm Jones. This is the 21st Sunday after Trinity, designated as Healthcare Sunday. Probably this is because Thursday18th is Saint Luke’s day. St. Luke’s Little Summer, a few short, summer-like days often occurs at this time. Frideswide, an Abbess, the Patron of Oxford is remembered on Wednesday 19th, and Trafalgar Day, 1805, on Friday 21st, which is also Apple Day.

WEATHER: The terrible hurricane Matthew has not caused us any nasty storms yet. As it progresses northwards up the coast of America, we watch carefully for increase winds coming our way. Today it is sunny and warm-ish. No rain is forecast. There are still roses in the garden and mowing is still necessary.

QUEEN’S HEAD: The live music on Sunday between 4 & 6 pm will be played by Stone Junction, playing Celtic American style. There will be a Quiz on Wednesday 19th and aid of Macmillan.

CONTACT: Thank you for information. Pleas keep it coming.

AND FINALLY: Short column this week. Hope I haven’t missed anything vital! Have a good week.

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