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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. Village Times & Politicians December 2021
  2. Tony Brooks November 2021
  3. Social Samantha October 2021
  4. The Postponed Fulking Fair September 2021
  5. Blue Badges and Fair Timing August 2021
  6. Wilding Dog Show July 2021
  7. Fair Change June 2021
  8. Village Hall and Fair May 2021
  9. Churches April 2021
  10. Bird Watching & Zooming March 2021
  11. Council-ling and Attitudes February 2021
  12. New Varia January 2021
  13. Questions, Light and Future December 2020
  14. Faith Schools/Recycling/Coronavirus November 2020
  15. Disputes & Vulnerability October 2020
  16. Fame & COVID September 2020
  17. Summer At Furzefield August 2020
  18. Fair Lament July 2020
  19. Medics/Cooperation June 2020
  20. Coronavirus May 2020
  21. Conservation and COVID-19 April 2020
  22. Warming to the Clerk March 2020
  23. Eco February 2020
  24. New Year Resolutions January 2020
  25. Which Party to Support December 2019
  26. Climate Change November 2019
  27. Nick Hughes, Greta Thunberg, and more October 2019
  28. Mayfield September 2019
  29. Fair Play August 2019
  30. Wildlife Gardening July 2019
  31. Events June 2019
  32. Elections May 2019
  33. Twinning April 2019
  34. Parish Council Elections March 2019
  35. Winter Thoughts February 2019
  36. Christmas and New Year January 2019
  37. Christmas .. December 2018
  38. Rev. Graham Jeffery November 2018
  39. Planning, Calendars & Parties November 2018
  40. Changing Times October 2018
  41. Village Demography September 2018
    Reply: December 2018
  42. Village Happenings August 2018
  43. Fulking Fair July 2018
  44. Call My Bluff June 2018
  45. Responsibilities May 2018
  46. Newtimber Cathedral April 2018
  47. Parish Councillors March 2018
  48. Winter/Spring February 2018
  49. New Year Resolutions January 2018
  50. Christmas December 2017
  51. Migration, Dogs & Maps November 2017
  52. Social Committee October 2017
  53. A Possible Exit September 2017
  54. Fulking Fair (cont.) August 2017
  55. Fulking Fair 2017 July 2017
  56. Farewell to Tony & Doris June 2017
  57. Fulking Fair & Wine Quiz May 2017
  58. Bedroom Tax April 2017
  59. Spring at Furzefield March 2017
  60. The Census February 2017
  61. In with the new and out with the old January 2017
  62. Christmas December 2016
  63. Downland Calendar November 2016
  64. Neighbourliness October 2016
  65. Fulking Fair (cont.) September 2016
  66. The Parish of Fulking August 2016
  67. Fulking Fair (cont.) July 2016
  68. Fulking Fair (cont.) June 2016
  69. Fulking Fair 2016 May 2016
  70. Traffic Problems April 2016
  71. Village Organisations March 2016
  72. Social Matters February 2016
  73. Party Epilogue January 2016
  74. Christmas Party December 2015
  75. Homes and the homeless November 2015
  76. Newtimber Hill October 2015
  77. Call My Bluff Wine Quiz September 2015
  78. Not a washout August 2015
  79. Fulking Fair (reprise) July 2015
  80. Playground cleanup June 2015
  81. Fulking Fair May 2015
  82. Water supply proposal April 2015
  83. Parish Councillors March 2015
  84. Fulking Social Committee February 2015
  85. The Shepherd & Dog January 2015
  86. Preston Nomads Cricket Club December 2014
    Reply: Keeping the peace February 2015
  87. The architectural mix November 2014
  88. Aidan’s Pigeon Post October 2014