Table Tennis: Friday 23rd February, 7:30pm in Poynings Village Hall (then Royal Oak)
Fulking welcome — Sheila Marshall
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.
Sheila Marshall notes that “you don’t have to have made sloe gin or other liqueurs to enjoy the night complete with Royal Oak Village Night main courses at £7.00 (booking advisable)”.
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.
Stage 2 (40k) retracing back to Steyning you then pass through Bramber, before turning East through Edburton and Fulking. From Fulking you head North, avoiding many main roads, and pass through Wineham, Warninglid and Handcross, before arriving at the Pease Pottage Services.
They are likely to be blocking Clappers Lane and The Street for much of the morning.