Temperance Tales from Sussex and Surrey’: Cuckfield Museum’s next talk will be on Thursday, April 14th at 8pm in The Council Chamber, Queen’s Hall, Cuckfield.

Celebrated author Ros Black will be talking on a forgotten aspect of social history, introducing us to Lady Henry Somerset and to Duxhurst, her farm colony for inebriate women, situated just north of where Gatwick now lies. Ros will be selling copies of her book “Scandal, Salvation and Suffrage – the Amazing Women of the Temperance Movement” and it promises to be a fascinating evening. To book a place, please ring Mike Nicholson on 01444 457448 or email: Admission £5, Members £3.

Independent State of Cuckfield: Annual Walking Race & Children’s Easter Egg Hunt takes place on Easter Monday, 28th March, in the Recreation Ground. The Walking Race starts and finishes in the Rec, with the course of approximately 5 miles going via Ansty, Deaks Lane and Whitemans Green. There is an entry fee of £2 per person and you must be at least 16 years old to take part. Please register at the Recreation Ground from 9:30am, and the first walker leaves the Rec at 10:00am. There are trophies and medals to be won for the mens and womens handicap race, the fastest man and woman, and the fastest senior walker which is open to those over 60 years of age. Plus there are the men’s and women’s team trophies awarded to the fastest combined time achieved by a team of 3 walkers. Walkers are also invited to wear fancy dress, and there are special prizes for the best outfits. While the walkers are out on the course, all the children are invited to join the annual Easter Egg Hunt, which starts around 10:30am. For more information, please contact Jim at the White Harte, or phone: 01444 413454, or email: The current Mayor, Ken Gregory, is looking forward to seeing you on Easter Monday.

SUSSEX CHORUS: will perform Verdi Requiem as a tribute to Sir David Willcocks on Saturday 19th March at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Brighton, BN14GP. Soprano: Laura Ruhi-Vidal; Mezzo-sop: Katarzyna Balejko; Tenor Igan Llyr Thomas; Bass-baritone: David Ireland with musicians of All Saints.

Tickets £20 and £15, students and children under 16 - £5 are available from Sussex Chorus website and Ticket Manager 01444 412579 and Dome Box Office 01273 709709

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