Sedlescombe news
Sedlescombe news

TRADITIONAL HARVEST FESTIVAL : This Sunday October 2, St John the Baptist Parish church at 10.30am service, a combined Family service and Harvest Thanksgiving when we come together to thank God for the harvest safely gathered in but also for all the good things we have in this life. The church will be decorated over the two days by the volunteers of floral arrangers in readiness for the Sunday. This year there will be a Harvest Lunch, this will follow the service at approx. 12noon when is hoped that you will stay for and enjoy good company and all the usual harvest fare.

LIVE MUSIC AFTERNOON EVENT: This Sunday afternoon October 2 from 3pm to 5.30pm. Popular band, Loose Ends UnTied, proved a great hit when they played at the Summer Fayre. They are hosting an afternoon of live music in Sedlescombe village hall. Go along and have a gentle, fun afternoon listening to great melodies from the 20s,30s,40s,50s and beyond, played in a relaxed acoustic style. Have a dance and enjoy some tea and cake. Admission is £8, including tea and cake. Pay on the door. For more information look up or Facebook/looseendsuntied

SEDLESCOMBE FAYRE 2017: this Monday October 3 in the Queens Head. Are you interested in being involved in the day next year? The Sedlescombe Societies Association is holding their annual general meeting at the Queens Head on Monday October 3 at 7pm, you are warmly invited to attend to discuss what we did for the Summer Fayre 2016 and to plan for 2017.

COFFEE MORNING MINI MARKET: The next coffee morning mini market will be on Thursday October 6 from 10am to 11.30am in the village hall. Do go along and join in, have a tea or coffee with a cheese or fruit scone. Plenty of time to chat . Browse the books , jigsaws and bric a brac also there will be [plants and home baking with a n opportunity to check your weight ( in confidence of course). All proceeds to St John the Baptist parish church

SDGS AUTUMN SHOW RESULTS: There was a good turn out of entries for the Sedlescombe and District Gardening Society Autumn show last Saturday although there is always room for more. Congratulations to the show secretary, Brenda Page and her team for organising the day, which I know begins well before and continues after. Winners of the classes were rewarded as follows: Section A Cut Flowers and Foliage

KFHS Certificate of Merit - “My Best Autumn Flower” class A1 Darrell Johnson

SDGS Diamond Trophy - Most points all classes Jim Bingham

Society Shield - Best exhibit classes A2- A24 Jim Bingham

Section B Pot Plants

Durud Cup - Most points all classes Brian Croft

John Kemp Cup - Best exhibit classes B2 - B9 Chris Hone

Section C Vegetables and Fruit

Chris Hone Cup - Most points all classes Brian Croft

Society Shield - Best exhibit classes C2 - C31Hazel Dann

Section D Floral Art

Joan Rowe Cup - Most points classes D1 & D2 Sheila Benson/Karen Thomas

Society Shield - Best exhibit all classes D1 - D5Joan Rowe

Section E Domestic

Society Shield - “A Harvest Supper” class E1Judy Torrance

Domestic Cup - Most points Domestic classes E2 - E13Judy Torrance

Asselton House Cup - “The Great Apple Pie Contest” classes E14Alison Boreham

Tankard - Most points Home Made Wine and Beer classes E17 - E21Jean Dann/John Page Section F Handicrafts

Handicraft Cup - Most points all classes F1 - F6Norma Huntley

Society Shield - Best exhibit all classes F1 - F6Sheila Benson

Section G Photographic

Society Shield - Most points all classes G1 - G4Sam Kirimli/Jane Potter

Society Shield - Best exhibit all classes G1 - G4Sam Kirimli

Section Y Young Gardeners

Society Shield - Most points all classes Y1 - Y18Lucis Assorgi/Eleanor Carpenter

Autumn Cup - Best exhibit all classes Y1 - Y18Eleanor Carpenter

Congraulations to them all and hope they will be returning to enter in the Spring show next year along with some of you too. Entry is always open to both members and non-members. More information can be found online at or from the Show Secretary Brenda Page. Nuthatches, Balcombe Green, Sedlescombe, TN33 0QL Tel 01424870455

SEDLESCOMBE PLAYERS.: Did you miss our recent excellent production of ‘Tom Jones’? A deliciously naughty 18th Century romp. Did you hear what a delight it was? Well, the players will be on tour at the Stables Theatre in Hastings from Wednesday October 19 to Saturday October 22 at 7.30pm so you have another chance to see and enjoy. Tickets can be obtained by contacting the box office on 01424 423221 or online Thoroughly recommended as a delightful evening, the 70’s film starring Albert Finney made scandalous viewing however the stage production is a slightly more delicate affair, and great fun.

WE NEED YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS : The Friends of Sedlescombe Church annual jumble sale takes place on Saturday October 22 in the Sedlescombe village hall. Please think to collect up your unwanted bric a brac, clothes, toys, shoes, books etc. in fact anything that you think could be sold to benefit the charity on this date. We would be pleased to take it from you, just deliver it to the hall on the day, it is as easy as that. If it is not possible for you to bring or store then please contact Pauline on 870412 to arrange a collection prior to the date.

HAVE YOU NEWS ? : I look forward to receiving your news to be published. 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 or by calling 870344. Please allow a couple of weeks notice before an event to allow for full coverage.

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