If you are interested in learning about Dementia and the support available locally, come along and meet representatives from the Alzheimer’s Society at Hassocks Library today (Thursday 24th) between 1.00pm and 4.00pm. For further information, call the Alzheimer’s Society Sussex helpline – 01403 213017
The next Hassocks Village Market takes place on Saturday 26th September on the National Tyres Forecourt from 9.00am to 1.00pm.
Nearly opposite the market, Hassocks United Reformed Church will be holding its usual Traidcraft Stall in the forecourt of the Church from 10.00am to 12.00noon. There are lots of delicious foods etc., at competitive prices - and profit goes back to the producers of the goods - giving the Third World a better chance to improve their own lives. Coffee is served in the foyer.
A little further up the road, the Paws & Claws Animal Rescue Service Autumn Fair takes place on Saturday at the Adastra Hall from10.00am to 12.00 noon. There will be plenty of stalls to browse with something for everyone as they will include gifts, jewellery, bric-a-brac, clothes, household, books, DVDs, toys, prize every time tombola, bumper raffle and the ever popular home made cakes and preserves. Do go along to support, meet your friends and enjoy a cuppa and cake as well as picking up a few bargains, unusual items or gifts.
Also on Saturday, Clayton with Keymer Parish Churches are hosting a Concert and Supper in aid of much needed Church Funds starting at 7.30pm. in Keymer Church Hall, Church Mead. ‘No Strings Attached’ is an “a cappella” group of six mixed voices who sing a variety of pop songs and well know light music. This is a night of entertainment not to miss! Pay Bar and Raffle. Tickets priced £10.00 are available from Hassocks Hardware.
The Mid Sussex District Council Mobile Refuse Collection will be in the Dale Avenue (Orion) car park on Sunday 27th September from 10.00am to 12.00noon
There’s also a Craft & Vintage Fair in the Adastra Hall, Keymer Road on Sunday from 1.45pm to 5.00pm. Lots of interesting stalls, refreshments cafe.
The next Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Café takes place on Wednesday 30th September at the Pauline Thaw Centre, Dale Avenue from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. De-Café is an evening support group for people living with dementia, their carers, friends and family to meet people who are in a similar situation. It offers the opportunity to talk and learn from each other, receive support and advice from staff and volunteers of the Alzheimer’s Society, and to generally enjoy a social evening in a safe and secure environment, with light bites and sometimes live entertainment. For further information please contact Dawn Fairbrother on 01403 750485 or 07720 948990.
If you haven’t visited Oldland Windmill recently, she’ll be open for the final time this year on Sunday 4th October from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. No shuttle bus or other attractions will be available, but volunteers will be on hand to guide visitors around the mill. Please note there is no parking at the mill, so please park responsibly nearby and take the short walk up Oldlands Lane from Keymer or Lodge Hill Lane from Ditchling. Refreshments will be available,
HASSOCKS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: The Society’s Autumn Show took place on 12th September, 2015 at Adastra Hall, Hassocks. The vegetable entries were particularly good this year providing a ribbon of colour down the hall. The Flowers struggled to compete, but the Dahlia entries were of a high standard, as were the Autumn colours provided by the Floral art exhibits The Society’s President, Mrs Julie Hicks presented the following certificates and vouchers as follows: Best Cookery Exhibit – Mrs L Nicholson. Best Vegetable Exhibit – Mr R Duff. Best Floral Art – Mrs J Rogers. Best cut flower exhibit – Mrs W Stevens. Section 1 – Flowers – Judged by Mr D Muller. Rose H.T. One bloom with foliage 1st Mrs D Barratt, 2nd Mrs W Stevens. Rose Floribunda, one spray 1st Mrs W Stevens. Climbing/Rambler Rose 1st Mrs M Dugdale, 2nd Mrs N Elder. Miniature Rose, one spray 1st Mrs M Dugdale, 2nd Mr R Duff. Chrysanthemum, intermediate 1st Mrs V Purdew. Dahlias – decorative not exceeding 6”- 3 blooms 1st Mrs V Purdew, 2nd Mr W Howard, 3rd Mr R Duff. Dahlias pompon – 3 blooms 1st Mrs V Purdew. Dahlias ball – 3 blooms 1st Mr R Duff, 2nd Mrs B McKimm. Dahlias – cactus or semi – not exceeding 6” 3 blooms 1st Mr W Howard, 2nd Mrs B McKimm, 3rd Mrs V Purdew. Dahlias – cactus or semi – over 6” one bloom 1st Mr R Duff. Dahlias – cactus or semi- over 6” 3 blooms 1st Mr R Duff Herbaceous Perennials 3 stems 1st Mrs N Elder, 2nd Mrs W Stevens, 3rd Mrs J Richardson. Asters annual double 3 blooms 1st Mrs W Stevens. Bulb or corm one stem 1st Mr K Goodsell, 2nd Mrs W Stevens, 3rd Mrs J Rogers. Annuals – 5 stems 1st Mrs W Stevens, 2nd Mrs J Rogers, 3rd Mrs J Richardson. A vase of garden flowers 1st Mrs W Stevens, 2nd Mrs N Elder, 3rd Mrs J Richardson. Ornamental fruits - 3 kinds 1st Mrs J Rogers, 2nd Mrs J Richardson. A flowering plant in pot 1st Mrs N Elder, 2nd Mrs W Stevens, 3rd Mrs J Hicks. A foliage plant in a pot 1st Mrs J Rogers, 2nd Mrs J Richardson. A double begonia in pot 1st Mrs W Stevens. A Fuchsia in a pot 1st Mrs W Stevens, 2nd Mr R Duff, 3rd Mrs D Barratt. A Cactus or succulent in pot 1st Mrs J Rogers, 2nd Mrs J Richardson. 6 Fuchsia blooms one named variety 1st Mr P Mepham, 2nd Mrs B McKimm, 3rd Mr K Goodsell. 6 Fuchsia blooms mixed varieties 1st Mrs B McKimm, 2nd Mr N Elder, 3rd Mrs V Purdew. Hydrangea, one head 1st Mrs B Mckimm, 2nd Mr R Duff, 3rd Mrs J Richardson. Section 2 – Floral Art – judged by Mrs M Coldman. “Autumn Shades” experienced 1st Mrs J Rogers 2nd Mrs J Richardson. “Autumn Shades” inexperienced 1st Mrs J Swaine 2nd Mrs L Robinson. A Petite Arrangement 1st Mrs J Rogers 2nd Mrs J Swaine 3rd Mrs J Richardson. Section 3 – Vegetables and Fruit – judged by Mr D Muller. Potatoes – 5 tubers 1st Mr K Goodsell, 2nd Mr R Duff, 3rd Mr P Mepham. Onions 3 bulbs over 8 oz. 1st Mr R Duff, 2nd Mr P Mepham, 3rd Mr K Goodsell. Onions 3 bulbs less than 8oz 1st Mrs B McKimm, 2nd Mr K Goodsell, 3rd Mr R Duff. Shallots – one dish 5 bulbs 1st Mr R Duff. Runner beans – 5 pods 1st Mrs V Purdew, 2nd Mr R Duff, 3rd Mrs W Stevens. Cabbage – one 1st Mr R Duff. Tomatoes – one dish 5 fruit not cherry 1st Mr K Goodsell, 2nd Mr R Duff, 3rd Mrs B McKimm. Tomatoes – cherry type, one dish 1st Mrs K McKimm, 2nd Mrs V Purdew, 3rd Mr R Duff. Carrots – 3 1st Mr R Duff, 2nd Mr P Mepham, 3rd Mr K Goodsell. Leeks – 3 1st Mr R Duff, 2nd Mrs J Richardson. Beetroot – 3 1st Mr R Duff, 2nd Mr P Mepham, 3rd Mrs B McKimm. Marrow not exceeding 15” 1st Mr R Duff, 2nd Mrs V Purdew, 3rd Mrs J Richardson. Any vegetable not included in the Schedule 1st Mrs K Goodsell, 2nd Mr R Duff, 3rd Mr W Howard. A collection of vegetables 1st Mr K Goodsell, 2nd Mrs J Richardson. A collection of 4 named herbs 1st Mrs J Rogers, 2nd Mr K Goodsell. Apples – Dessert one dish 5 fruit 1st Mr R Duff, 2nd Mrs M Dugdale, 3rd Mrs N Elder. Apple – one specimen 1st Mr R Duff, 2nd Mrs J Rogers, 3rd Mrs L Robinson. Pears – one dish 3 fruit 1st Mrs W Stevens, 2nd Mrs M Dugdale, 3rd Mrs J Richardson. Grapes – one bunch 1st Mr R Duff. Fruit not having a class of its own 1st Mr W Howard, 2nd Mrs W Stevens, 3rd Mr P Mepham. Pumpkin 1st Mrs J Richardson. Section 4 – Cookery – judged by Mrs J Jones. Apple Pie 1st Mrs M Dugdale, 2nd Mr W Stevens, 3rd Mrs L Nicholson. Weetabix Cake 1st Mrs L Nicholson, 2nd Mrs J Rogers, 3rd Mrs V Purdew. A Melon Starter 1st Mrs J Swaine. Section 5 – Pickles and Preserves – judged by Mrs J Jones. Mustard Pickle, one jar 1st Mrs D Barratt. Soft fruit jam - one jar 1st Mrs M Dugdale 2nd Mrs J Rogers 3rd Mrs J Swaine. Stone fruit jam – one jar 1st Mrs J Rogers, 2nd Mrs J Swaine, 3rd Mrs W Stevens. Jelly – one jar 1st Mrs J Rogers, 2nd Mrs B McKimm, 3rd Mrs M Dugdale. Marmalade 1st Mrs J Rogers, 2nd Mrs B McKimm, 3rd Mrs W Stevens. Section 7 – Handicrafts – judged by Mrs M Coldman. A draft excluder 1st Mrs B Mepham, 2nd Mrs W Stevens. A novelty pin cushion 1st Mrs W Stevens, 2nd Mrs B Mepham. Section 8 – Photography A print photograph. “A Vanishing Point” 1st Mrs B McKimm, 2nd Mr D Swaine, 3rd Mrs L Robinson. Painting A painting 1st Mrs L Robinson, 2nd Mrs J Richardson, 3rd Mr D Barratt Section 9 - Competition. One Geranium in a pot 1st Mrs W Stevens, 2nd Mrs L Nicholson, 3rd Mrs J Hicks Section 10 – Children’s Open Class. A Pressed Flower Picture 1st Miss Sophie Robinson 2nd Miss Emma Robinson 3rd Miss Bea Mercer. 3 Rock Cakes 1st Miss Poppy Swaine, 2nd Miss Emma Robinson, 3rd Miss Kitty Swaine.
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