Balcombe news
Balcombe news

PARISH MAGAZINE COPY: is due in today 15 September.

NEW SCOUT HUT OPENING: An opening ceremony will take place at the new Scout Hut on Saturday 17 September at around 3.00 pm. Villagers are warmly invited to attend so that they can have a look at the fantastic new facility for our young people.

CINEMA: The next film in the Victory Hall is Florence Foster starring Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep, rated PG. It will be shown on Friday 23 September at 7.30 pm in the Victory Hall. Tickets priced at £6 are available from Threads.

BOWLS CLUB: On Saturday 10 September Newick 32: Balcombe 19, the match was rained off after 9 shots. On Sunday 11 September the Anniversary Trophy was won by Adam Gailbraith, Graham Voller and Maureen Foster. The finals day will be on Saturday 17 September at 12 noon.

GARDENERS’ AUTUMN SHOW: Thank you to all who attended and entered the Show last Saturday. As ever the judges were impressed with Balcombe’s offering and those who attended seemed to enjoy themselves too, lingering over tea and cake well into the afternoon. The results were :- The “High Coombe” Perpetual Challenge Cup, Most points in OPEN CLASSES (Flowers) - Judy Cheung, The “Eric Knapp” Perpetual Challenge Cup, Most points in OPEN CLASSES (Vegetables) - David Newnham, The “John Parris” Memorial Cup, Most points in Chrysanthemum OPEN CLASSES - Judy Cheung, The “Stone Hall” Perpetual Challenge Cup – Sarah Burke , Most points Balcombe Parish Members Classes (Flowers) - Rosie Wiltshire, The “Winifred W. Tait” Perpetual Challenge Cup, Most points Balcombe Parish Members Classes (Vegetables) - Ken Lewis & David Newnham, The “Woolgar” Perpetual Challenge Cup, Most point in the NOVICE CLASSES Rosy Telford & Rosemary Robertson, The “Dr Hopkinson” Challenge Cup – Presented by Balcombe Royal British Legion to the Balcombe Parishioner gaining most points - David Newnham, The “Hamilton” Perpetual Challenge Cup, To the lady with most points in the Show - Hilary Ewing, The “Albert Botting” Perpetual Challenge Cup, For the best and largest specimen Onion (Balcombe Members only) - David Newnham, The “Doris Cartmel” Cup, For the best exhibit in the CHILDREN’S CLASSES - Charlie Mackrill, The Mick Cole memorial cup, The best carrot exhibit - Charles Oman, The Royal Horticultural Society Banksian Medal – For the Exhibitor obtaining the largest total prize money in the Horticultural Classes (Competitors who won this award in 2014 or 2015 are not eligible). - Ken Lewis, The Worshipful Company of Gardeners – Flowers Prudence Harding , Not flower or vegetable collections. Vegetables David Newnham, Noel Tewson Cup, Most points in the domestic classes - Rosie Wiltshire, Balcombe Bake Off Competition Cake Rosie Wiltshire, Margaret Hughes Cup, The most productive allotment (previous year’s winner is not eligible) Hilary & Martyn Waller, Rainfall: August did a little better than July on the rain stakes. We had a modest 1.67”.

HISTORY SOCIETY: The next talk is on Wednesday 21 September at 8pm in the Victory Hall. Members and guests welcome. The talk will be given by Colin Manton and is titled ‘The Story of Haywards Heath: Roundheads, Royalists and Railways.’ Tickets at the door are £1 members and £3 visitors, including refreshments.

CRAFT, GIFT & LOCAL PRODUCE FAIR: After the Summer break the next Fair is on Saturday 24 September 10.00 am until 2.00 pm in the Victory Hall.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH: Sunday 11 September 8.00 am Holy Communion, 10.00 am Parish Eucharist. Wednesday 14 September 10.00 am Said Eucharist Holy Cross Day

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