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Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston Sports 2016: as promised here are the race results. Congratulation to you all. Three Villages Chase Girls 1st Olivia Holder, 2nd Lois Andrews, 3rd Stella Corrigall Three Villages Chase Boys 1st Charlie Holder, 2nd Tom Waring, 3rd Will Rutter, Three Villages Chase Ladies 1st Jenny Thatcher, 2nd Dani Gaynor, 3rd Mel Nelson, Three Villages Chase Men 1st Tom Waddicor, 2nd Simon Evatt, 3rd Andy Thatcher, Three Villages Chase Veteran Ladies 1st Victoria Ingham, 2nd Binny Gordon, 3rd Abi Rutter, Three Villages Chase Veteran Men 1st Dave Travers, 2nd Andy Waring, 3rd Paul Andrews, 100 metres Boys (8 - 11 years) 1st Leon Chiwome, 2nd Samuel Meaten, 3rd Charlie Holder, 100 metres Girls (8 - 11 years) 1st Isobel Lawrence, 2nd Emma Harvey, 3rd Lily Southin, 100 metres Boys (12 - 15 years) 1st Jacob Thompson, 2nd Ollie Mayhew, 3rd Harvey Jutton, 100 metres Girls (12 - 15 years) 1st Milly Pearce, 2nd Zahra Bedford, 3rd Ella Peck, 800 metres Ladies, 1st Jo Lawrence, 2nd Dani Gaynor, 3rd Binny Gordon, 800 metres Men 1st Jacob Thompson, 2nd Matt Karcha, 3rd George Herbert, Potato Race 30m Mixed (5 and under) 1st Molly Karcha, 2nd Charlie Gaynor, 3rd Audrey Van Stiphout, Potato Race 40m Mixed (6 - 8 years) 1st Kai Chiwome, 2nd Will Rutter, 3rd Ellis Manning, Potato Race 40m Mixed (9 - 11 years) 1st Isobel Lawrence, 2nd Sebastian Holden, 3rd Laurence Wakeford, Potato Race 40m Mixed (12 - 15 years) 1st Ollie Mayhew, 2nd James Holmes, 3rd Olivia Holder, Potato Race 40m Mixed (adults) 1st Jordan Nye, 2nd Ben Nelson, 3rd Ron Chiwome, 400 metres Boys (under 12) 1st Hugh Middleton, 2nd Charlie Holder, 3rd Jack Jutton, 800 metres Boys (12-15 years) 1st Jacob Thompson, 2nd Jacob Thompson, 3rd Jacob Thompson, 800 metres Girls (12-15 years) 1st Olivia Holder, 2nd Milly Pearce, 3rd Ella Peck, 60 metres Mixed (6 year olds) 1st Leonee Webber-Higgs, 2nd Edie Standing, 3rd Lois Andrews, 60 metres Mixed (7 year olds) 1st Stella Corrigall, 2nd Esther Tedman, 3rd Sienna May, 80 metres Mixed (8-9 year olds) 1st Kai Chiwome, 2nd James Pearce, 3rd Finn Karcha, 100 metres Men 1st Jacob Thompson, 2nd Matt Karcha, 3rd Evan Diamond, 100 metres Ladies 1st Holly Holder, 2nd Jess Thompson, 3rd Jo Lawrence, 400 metres Girls (under 12) 1st Milly Pearce, 2nd Isobel Lawrence, 3rd Clemmy Mayhew, 400 metres Girls (12-15 years) 1st Olivia Holder, Three Legged Race Mixed (6-8 years) 1st Lily Southin & Sienna May, 2nd Will Rutter & Kai Chiwome, 3rd Ernie Wakeford & Obi Mcmillan, Three Legged Race Mixed (9-11 years) 1st Leon Chiwome & Samuel Meaten, 2nd Emma Harvey & Isobel Lawrence, 3rd Hugh Middleton & Charlie Holder, Three Legged Race Mixed (Adults) 1st Graham Rutter & Paul Andrews2nd Jess Thompson & Holly Holder, 3rd Rachel Travers & Dave Travers, 400 metres Boys (12-15 years) 1st Jacob Thompson, 2nd James Holmes, 400 metres, Men 1st Jacob Thompson, 2nd Tom Webber, 3rd George Herbert, 400 metres Ladies 1st Olivia Holder, 2nd Jo Lawrence, 3rd Holly Holder, 30 metres Mixed (3 year olds) 1st Hunter Chiwome, 2nd Ben Tedman, 40 metres Mixed (4 year olds) 1st Ossie Corrigall, 2nd Otis Webber-Higgs, 40 metres Mixed (5 year olds) 1st Ella Weinstein, 2nd Molly Karcha, 3rd Layla Peacock, 200 metres Ladies 1st Olivia Holder, 2nd Holly Holder, 3rd Jess Thompson, 200 metres Men 1st Jacob Thompson, 2nd Matt Karcha, 3rd Tom Webber, 200 metres Girls (12-15 years) 1st Milly Pearce, 2nd Ella Peck, 200 metres Girls (8 - 11 years) 1st Isobel Lawrence, 2nd Clemmy Mayhew, 3rd Lucy Turner, 200 metres Boys (8-11 years) 1st Samuel Meaten, 2nd Leon Chiwome, 3rd Kai Chiwome, Egg and Spoon Mixed (5 and under) 1st Charlie Gaynor, 2nd Molly Karcha, 3rd Audrey Van Stiphout, Egg and Spoon Mixed (6-8 years) 1st Esther Tedman, 2nd Ernie Wakeford, 3rd Will Rutter, Egg and Spoon Mixed (9-11 years) 1st Sebastian Holden, 2nd Leon Chiwome, 3rd Lucy Turner, Egg and Spoon Mixed (12-15 years) 1st Olivia Holder, 2nd Max Webb, 3rd Ollie Mayhew, Egg and Spoon Mixed (Adults) 1st Georgina Harrison, 2nd James Standing, 3rd Matt Karcha, 1500 metres Ladies 1st Olivia Holder, 2nd Joanne Lawrence, 3rd Hannah Tedman, 1500 metres Girls (12-15 years) 1st Milly Pearce, 2nd Ella Peck, 3rd Isobel Lawrence, 1500 metres Boys (12-15 years) 1st Charlie Holder, 2nd Max Webb, 3rd Barnie Van Hoeken, 1500 metres Veteran Ladies 1st Joanne Lawrence, 2nd Binny Gordon, 1500 metres Veteran Men 1st Dave Travers, 2nd Tom Wakeford, 3rd Matt Karcha, 100 metres Mixed Veterans (over 40s) 1st Matt Karcha, 2nd David Peck, 3rd Jason Holden. Area Points Winner: South Ditchling, Individual Points Winner: Jacob Thompson, Family Points Winner: Holder, Challenge Cup Girl: Milly Pearce, Challenge Cup Boy: Charlie Holder, Challenge Cup Lady: Olivia Holder, Challenge Cup Man: Jacob Thompson, Sportsmanship Cup: Rosie Nelson.

Ditchling WI: For the July meeting on Thursday 7 July, Jackie Marsh-Hobbs is giving a talk on the History of Houses. This meeting is taking place at Ditchling Village Hall at 2.15pm. Visitors are always welcome. Any queries please contact Briony Coomber on 01273 845069.

Ditchling Film Society: on 7 July the last film of the season is Pride which is based on an inspirational true story about a group of lesbian and gay activists who raise money to help families affected by the British miners’ strike. A great comedy-drama written by Stephen Beresford. Director: Matthew Warchus. English. 2014. 119 min. 15 Cert. This film will be shown in Ditchling Village Hall starting at 8pm. Doors open at 7.30pm. Free coffee and biscuits beforehand and wine can be purchased by the glass. There is ample free parking behind the hall. Guests and temporary members are welcome. £5.00 payable on the door.

Open Gardens in Ditchling: Visit five beautiful gardens in Ditchling on Sunday 10 July, 2-5pm. Take the opportunity to see a variety of gardens whilst raising funds for St Peter and St James Hospice. Three are in the Shirleys and homemade teas are available at 37 Shirleys. More gardens open in East End Lane and Lewes Rad. Tickets £5 per person, children free. All proceeds to the hospice. For further information go to www.stpeter-stjames.org.uk

Ditchling Horticultural Society: Annual Summer Show on Saturday 9 July, 2-4pm. The Annual Show is being held in Ditchling Village Hall. This show displays the best home grown fruit and seasonable vegetables. In addition the hall should be filled with the scent of roses, sweet peas and other summer flowers. Flower arranging classes include “An Exhibit depicting Rio 2016”, an arrangement of Silver and Gold. There is a class for snapshot photography, the theme this year is “A Doorway”. Children’s classes include “A Ginerbread Man, iced”, and “A Cress Head”. When you have viewed the exhibits please sample some refreshments, tea and homemade cake. There is also Muriel’s famous raffle. Entrance is 50p for non-members, children free. For any further information about DHS or the show please contact Mary Holman, Honorary Secretary, on 01273 845176 or mary.holman@btinternet.com

Beacon Parish News: Jazz, Picnics and Pimms on Ditchling village green on Sunday 31 July. 12 noon - 4pm. Organised by the Beacon Parish no ticket is required. This is a free community event and suitable for all ages featuring live jazz and popular music. A bar will provided. This year the music is provided by the ever fabulous Bobbie du Bois and the Shoeshine Boy, supported by the stars of Gin Palace Productions and the Nixons. Come along, eat, drink, sing, dance and be merry.

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