Retirement of Mrs Mary Holman Parish Clerk at Ditchling: Many of you who know Mrs Mary Holman, Parish Clerk in Ditchling, will be aware that she will be retiring as Parish Clerk in the autumn after thirty-five years in the post. Ditchling Parish Council & Ditchling Village Association will be holding a party to celebrate her long career as Clerk to the Council and to mark her retirement. We would like to present Mrs Holman with a gift to mark the occasion therefore we will be arranging a collection nearer the time. We hope that many Ditchling residents and friends will be able to join us. Do watch out for notices about this special village event which will take place in the autumn.

Ditchling W.I.: As it is the centenary year of the WI, we recreated some of the events which happened 100yrs ago, at the July meeting. We decorated hats as every WI member in those days wore hats to the meetings, and there was a prize for the best hat. All members was given a tomato plant to see who could produce the most fruit as this was something the WI was good at, produce and jam.
Jean Morley read some very interesting facts about the WI in the past in Ditchling and the fundraising they did for the original village hall, which has since been enlarged. Mrs Pat Meeres gave an interesting description of her visit to the Annual National Meeting in the Royal Albert Hall, where Lucy Worsley was the main speaker.
We had a celebration tea and cake to follow.The flower of the month was won by Sylvia McGillivray.In August we are having a garden party in a member’s garden.The next meeting on Thurs 3rd September at 2.15pm. Edward Padgett on ‘Stanley Holloway & Monologues’. Visitors are very welcome.

Ditchling Village Association Coffee Morning Tuesday 21 July 2015 10:00 am Ditchling Village Hall. The next Ditchling Village Association Coffee Morning will be on Tuesday July21st in the Ditchling Village Hall between 10 am and 11.30 am. It is sponsored by the Horticultural Society.

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