This is just a reminder to all you marvellous cake makers that the Tea Team are in need of cakes for the Fair on Sunday 28th. The Village Hall will be open from 10:30am that morning. If it is more convenient for you to drop off your cakes the day before please contact Jo on 540. We are hoping for a bumper Fair this year — so please “get baking”.
You are invited to join us in singing some favourite hymns in our lovely Downland Church accompanied by a complimentary glass of Pimms. If you would like to request a specific hymn, let me know.
The 3rd Annual Village Cricket Match will take place at The Cricket Ground (opposite Mill Lane) on Friday 14th June. The Village versus Poynings Cricket Club, a Twenty20 game, will start at 5:30pm and last about three hours. To make this bearable, there’s a barbecue and a bar. The Village Team is actively looking for new talent. If you are interested in playing, fielding or helping, please get in touch with Rupert or Mike.
Please join us at our traditional village fete in the (former) rectory garden on Saturday 15th June from 2:00–4:30pm. This event helps fund the general upkeep of our beautiful Norman Church. There will be games and stalls for all ages — golf, toys, plants, cakes, books, a raffle and a tombola. Enjoy a scrumptious cream tea and watch the maypole dancing or puppet show with a glass of refreshing Pimms.
You may find it interesting, when the Government is trying to call Europe’s bluff, probably most unsuccessfully, to find that you have a chance to tip the scales and enjoy a successful evening at the annual Call My Bluff wine quiz on Friday 26th July at 7:00pm in the marquee that will then be located in the North Town Field. Four white and four red wines will be presented by our old friend Toby Peirce of Quaff, the Hove wine merchants, who will be assisted by a local halfwit and a surprise highly knowledgeable presenter. At £15 head and arranged in tables of 8 contestants this will be great value with good nibbles thrown in. Places are more limited than usual in what is a smaller marquee but this should increase the sense of competitive togetherness! Fortunately a knowledge of wine is not required and, indeed, may prove a handicap!
Do not hesitate or all the places may be reserved — early booking essential to avoid disappointment. Contact Bob on 271 or by email to reserve a table.