Cuckfield news
Cuckfield news

The Local Village Market: is back on Saturday, 11th March in the courtyard of The Talbot from 9.30 until 12.30. Fresh local produce is on sale. The market takes place on the second Saturday of the month.

Cuckfield WI: members met at the Baptist Chapel in Polestub Lane on 21st March to be entertained by a talk on “Women of Ancient Egypt” given by Carole Andrews. Carole is passionate about her subject, and spoke knowledgably ( and without notes!) about seven extraordinary women who lived thousands of years ago. In fact, in 3000 years, there were 300 Pharoahs, 10 of whom were female.

Every woman had legal rights over her own property, and could work. Frightening to think that women in England didn’t enjoy these rights until after 1882! Carole concluded her fascinating talk, by telling us about Cleopatra, who managed to kill off most of her family, and despite being Greek, was the only Egyptian queen to speak Egyptian! On 21st March Neil Sadler will give a talk on “California Dreaming” at the Cuckfield Baptist Chapel where visitors will be welcome. For details about the WI can be obtained from the secretary, Marion Davison 01444 455939.

Cuckfield WI: birthday dinner will be held at the Rose and Crown on 18th April.

Cuckfield Museum’s next talk: will be by Dr. David Rudling of the Sussex School of Archaeology: ‘The Romans in the Ouse Valley’ on April 5th at 2.30pm in the Old School. Tickets £5 or £3 for members. To book a place, phone Mike Nicholson on 01444 457448 or email More information at

CUCKFIELD AND LINDFIELD ROTARY CLUB: will be holding a Silent Film Night in the Queen’s Hall on Friday, 17th March, doors open at 7.0pm for 7.40pm. The evening will include a 2 course meal and the featured film is a remastered version of Buster Keaton as The Cameraman. All profits raised will go to support Cuckfield’s local charity, the Gillian Fabb Memorial Fund for research into childhood cancers. There will also be a bar provided and tickets for the evening (£20) are available, in advance, from David Butcher 870999 and Andy Harrison 415719.

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