Sloe Gin

Poynings Sloe Gin and Homemade Liqueur Competition
Sloe Gin and Homemade Liqueur Competition: Monday 5th February, Royal Oak Poynings (Village Night — table reservations advisable). Entries in by 8:00pm (a jam jar will do), £1.50 per entry (2017/2018 fruit only). Two categories:

(i) Poynings — Sloe Gin Cup and prize for best liqueur (fruit+spirit);
(ii) Foreigners — Fulking, Newtimber, Pyecombe, and Woodmancote.

Downland Village Recipes

Downland Village Recipes
A collection of recipes from Edburton, Fulking, Newtimber, Poynings, Pyecombe and Saddlescombe, with illustrations by Graham Jeffery.

Our Cook Book, in aid of the four parishes of Poynings, Edburton, Newtimber and Pyecombe has now been published. Containing recipes from parishioners and friends of the churches it is beautifully illustrated by Graham Jeffery, who many of you may remember illustrated ‘The Hungry Monk’ recipe book back in the seventies, and makes a perfect Christmas gift.

It is priced at £7.50 for a single copy, or £20 for three and is already sellng fast. It is available from BookNook and will also be on sale at the Fulking Christmas Party on 8th December.

Please let us know if you would like to buy one/some and we will arrange to get them to you.

Jane and Pauline.

Christmas Open House at Broadreeds


Pauline Findlay writes:

It would be lovely if you can join me and a few fellow artists for a glass of mulled wine at our Christmas Open House at Broadreeds, The Street, Fulking BN5 9LU.

We will be open on Friday 1st December from 5:00pm until 8:00pm and on Saturday 2nd December from 11:00am until 3:00pm, with refreshments in support of Macmillan (cakes, mulled wine, tea and coffee).

Gift vouchers available.

Poynings Bonfire & Fireworks

Poynings bonfire and fireworks
Join Poynings for their bonfire and fireworks at the Blacksmith Field (behind Forge Garage) on Saturday 4th November. The procession will leave the Royal Oak at 6:25pm approximately. Lighting of the fire and fireworks will follow. Please give generously on the gate. If it follows the pattern of previous years, there will be some food and drink available but the Poynings authorities have yet to confirm that.

You can take material to the bonfire 9:00am–5:00pm, October 17th–November 1st. It must be taken to the bonfire site, not left on the Forge forecourt. Clean burning material only — wood, cardboard — but no tyres, plastic, metal, etc.