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Bob Rowland at Furzefield
Bob Rowland has lived in Fulking since the days when John Ruskin single-handedly installed pumped water, mains drainage, gas lighting and an electric telegraph system. Over the ensuing decades he has done everything, run everything and won everything. Nowadays he passes on his accumulated wisdom to junior villagers in a monthly column for this website. This page provides an anthology of those columns.

  1. Winter Thoughts February 2019
  2. Christmas and New Year January 2019
  3. Christmas .. December 2018
  4. Rev. Graham Jeffery November 2018
  5. Planning, Calendars & Parties November 2018
  6. Changing Times October 2018
  7. Village Demography September 2018
    Reply: December 2018
  8. Village Happenings August 2018
  9. Fulking Fair July 2018
  10. Call My Bluff June 2018
  11. Responsibilities May 2018
  12. Newtimber Cathedral April 2018
  13. Parish Councillors March 2018
  14. Winter/Spring February 2018
  15. New Year Resolutions January 2018
  16. Christmas December 2017
  17. Migration, Dogs & Maps November 2017
  18. Social Committee October 2017
  19. A Possible Exit September 2017
  20. Fulking Fair (cont.) August 2017
  21. Fulking Fair 2017 July 2017
  22. Farewell to Tony & Doris June 2017
  23. Fulking Fair & Wine Quiz May 2017
  24. Bedroom Tax April 2017
  25. Spring at Furzefield March 2017
  26. The Census February 2017
  27. In with the new and out with the old January 2017
  28. Christmas December 2016
  29. Downland Calendar November 2016
  30. Neighbourliness October 2016
  31. Fulking Fair (cont.) September 2016
  32. The Parish of Fulking August 2016
  33. Fulking Fair (cont.) July 2016
  34. Fulking Fair (cont.) June 2016
  35. Fulking Fair 2016 May 2016
  36. Traffic Problems April 2016
  37. Village Organisations March 2016
  38. Social Matters February 2016
  39. Party Epilogue January 2016
  40. Christmas Party December 2015
  41. Homes and the homeless November 2015
  42. Newtimber Hill October 2015
  43. Call My Bluff Wine Quiz September 2015
  44. Not a washout August 2015
  45. Fulking Fair (reprise) July 2015
  46. Playground cleanup June 2015
  47. Fulking Fair May 2015
  48. Water supply proposal April 2015
  49. Parish Councillors March 2015
  50. Fulking Social Committee February 2015
  51. The Shepherd & Dog January 2015
  52. Preston Nomads Cricket Club December 2014
    Reply: Keeping the peace February 2015
  53. The architectural mix November 2014
  54. Aidan’s Pigeon Post October 2014