Maria writes from The Royal Oak: We have a kids’ entertainer (Snow White) coming on selected Sundays and entertaining kids with face painting, balloon modelling and other arts and crafts between 12-2pm, which is proving very popular with the little ones who are here.

We will be showing a few of the World Cup games on our big screen in the function room. Anyone wanting to come along can call and confirm the dates and times with us.

We also have a Music night coming up on Friday, the 18th of July at 8.30pm. A local artist, Santino Fabbricatore, will be singing and playing acoustic guitar, performing hits of Elvis, Eric Clapton, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Franc Sinatra and many more.

We are also planning an 80s Music Tribute Garden Party in a few weeks - there will be further information on this shortly.

Jeffrey Bridges writes: Sunday 8th June will be the All Age Service at Whatlington at the usual time of 10.30, followed by light refreshment and then there will be a Baptism. The Village Hall car park will, as usual be open and we look forward to welcoming both regulars and newcomers.

On a personal note, my daughter Camilla Begg was married to Jim Follett at St Mary’s, Battle, at 4.00pm on May 31st, with a reception afterwards here at Riccards Spring. We had a most joyous day and were extremely lucky with the weather, which, after a very wet spell in the run up to the 31st, was dry all day and sunny at important moments! Anyone who happened to be in Battle around 5.30 pm on that afternoon might have seen the bride and groom going down the High Street in a white Beauford convertible veteran car; and anyone trying to get through the town in a car around the same time may have had a bit of a wait for the bridal car and coaches outside the church to move off, for which we would like to apologise!

Patricia Begg

Riccards Spring