New afternoon WI meeting: was held on March 1st at the King Edward Hall. The new president addressed the ladies gathered and explained how the monthly meetings would work, reminded people about the annual subscription and about making suggestions for other activities. The meeting in April will still begin at 2.45pm, but from May onwards meetings will begin at the earlier time of 2.15pm. Hazel Tester gave a fascinating talk about Bead Making. If you are interested in joining this new WI in Lindfield please email:

Country Market: Most of you know that this takes place every Thursday from 10-11am in the King Edward Hall. With spring almost here the market has plants ready for your garden with an increasing variety coming in week after week and at great prices. Also herbs and spring bulbs for instant colour. Pop outside and see what your garden needs and make plans to plant a lovely display to enjoy this summer. Vegetable growers please note that plants for your plot will be available later on. All the regular homemade cakes, including gluten free, savouries and preserves plus new items to try, fresh eggs and craft items for sale .Drop in for a friendly welcome and a cuppa!

On Friday March18th: at 7.30pm in the Jubilee Room, King Edward Hall there will be a Stir-Up Supper to share food and ideas and explore how, together, we can make the world more just and sustainable. Organised by Tearfund, an international Christian charity, encouraging people to think about how they can live more simply, sustainably and ethically.

Lindfield Preservation Society: presents an illustrated talk in the King Edward Hall on Tuesday March 15th at 2.30pm on “The Wealden iron industry ( from the Iron Age to the early 19th century)” by Jeremy Hodgkinson. Iron was made in the Weald of south east England from pre-Roman times until the early 19th century and in the Tudor and Stuart periods it was the main iron production area in the kingdom. The talk explores the raw materials,technology and historical development of the industry. All welcome, entry free. (John Chapman 484470.)

Lindfield Bonfire Society Annual Dinner: Saturday March 19th at 7pm at The Bent Arms. (Booking essential 482809.)

On Sunday: 20th March there will be a collection of household and garden rubbish from 10-12noon at the Tollgate carpark. Please do not leave anything in the absence of the freighters.

Reminders: Adur Concert Band. 7.30pm Saturday March12th . King Edward Hall.

Jumble Sale: Haywards Heath Lions Club. 12-2pm. Saturday March 12th. King Edward Hall.

Ashdown Singers Concert: 7.30pm. Saturday March 12th. United Reformed Church. Free admission. Retiring collection in aid of St. Peter and St. James Hospice.

Film Show Evening: Spectre. 7.45pm. Thursday March 17th. King Edward Hall.Tickets £6 from Tufnells.

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