Lindfield news
Lindfield news

Ever thought about playing bowls?: Lindfield Bowling Club is having a Fun Evening on Friday 24th June. Come along and have a go and bring the children. Please wear flat shoes or trainers. The Club is situated opposite the car park in Backwards Lane by the Common. Ring Mick on 01444 483709, Vivienne on 414350 0r Sue on 01444 452883.

Open Garden: at 47, Denmans Lane. This was a huge success in spite of the rather damp weather. As the day progressed the sun came out and so did the smiles! In total over £2000 was raised for St. Peter and St. James Hospice. There were 300 paying visitors, tea and cakes raised a large amount and the plant sales were off the scale! What a huge amount of work went into this event! Don’t forget that a Lindfield Garden Trail is planned for 2017 so think about whether YOUR garden could be included. ( Sue and Jim Stockwell on 01444 459363.)

Lindfield Country Market: on 30th June from 10-11.15am in the King Edward Hall. The plant stall is really amazing now so do pop in, buy plants and other great products and have a cuppa. The plants are beautifully cared for, clearly labelled and far better value than in local garden centres. Obviously there may not be exactly what you are looking for but I guarantee you will buy something!

Lindfield Horticultural Society: Dust off those houseplants, survey your roses and decide what you are going to enter in the Summer Show on July 9th at the King Edward Hall. Not forgetting your veg. and fruit. These shows are really worth attending even if you are not entering classes. The tea/coffee and cakes are so good that you can just go straight through to the Jubilee Room and beat the queues! There will be plants for sale too.

Lindfield Flower Club: The next meeting is on 28th June at 2.30pm in the King Edward Hall. Gill Homer will demonstrate and her talk is called “ Creative Thinking.”

Lunchtime Concert: on 13th July at the United Reformed Church. Mark Baigent (oboe) and Helen Sharp (harp.) A concert of music and harp from the 19th century using instruments of the period. Helen is a busy freelance harpist working with international orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra and Mark is a freelance oboist specialising in performing on period oboes. He regularly works with the Kings Consort and with Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Orchestre Revolutionaire et Romantique. The concert will begin at 1pm as usual.

Battle of the Somme Centenary Tea: The Lindfield Royal British Legion is commemorating the centenary of the first Battle of the Somme with an Open Garden and Tea at Orchard House, Staplefield Road, Cuckfield on Friday 1st July between 2-5pm. Tickets are £6, available from Pauline Parkyns on 01444 482672 or Jane Harding on 01444 454846.

Orienteering: in the woods at Walstead on 9th July.Come and try out your skills with map and compass.This is a family friendly event and will be held at Great Walstead School on Saturday 9th July starting at 2.30pm. Sturdy walking shoes recommended. Plenty of parking. There will be a small entrance fee as a contribution to All Saints Bell fund. For tickets contact All Saints Church Office on 01444 482405 or come along on the day.

Haywards Heath U3A 25 years: Not only that but the group has now welcomed its 1000th member! The group began in 1991 and has more than 85 special interest groups. Larger groups meet in local halls whereas smaller groups meet in members’ homes. ( My Spanish Conversation Group for example.)Other groups do not even have meetings but see members getting together for walks, going to the theatre or exploring London. Anyone not in full-time work can join. Phone the membership secretary on 01444 440452. There is a big enrolment day on August 4th at Clair Hall in Haywards Heath starting at 2pm.You can pay the joining fee there and then and you will be sure of a warm welcome!

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