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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. Migrants and Volunteering May 2022
  2. Housing April 2022
  3. Social Comment March 2022
  4. Changes in Henfield February 2022
  5. Handing on the Social Baton January 2022
  6. Village Times & Politicians December 2021
  7. Tony Brooks November 2021
  8. Social Samantha October 2021
  9. The Postponed Fulking Fair September 2021
  10. Blue Badges and Fair Timing August 2021
  11. Wilding Dog Show July 2021
  12. Fair Change June 2021
  13. Village Hall and Fair May 2021
  14. Churches April 2021
  15. Bird Watching & Zooming March 2021
  16. Council-ling and Attitudes February 2021
  17. New Varia January 2021
  18. Questions, Light and Future December 2020
  19. Faith Schools/Recycling/Coronavirus November 2020
  20. Disputes & Vulnerability October 2020
  21. Fame & COVID September 2020
  22. Summer At Furzefield August 2020
  23. Fair Lament July 2020
  24. Medics/Cooperation June 2020
  25. Coronavirus May 2020
  26. Conservation and COVID-19 April 2020
  27. Warming to the Clerk March 2020
  28. Eco February 2020
  29. New Year Resolutions January 2020
  30. Which Party to Support December 2019
  31. Climate Change November 2019
  32. Nick Hughes, Greta Thunberg, and more October 2019
  33. Mayfield September 2019
  34. Fair Play August 2019
  35. Wildlife Gardening July 2019
  36. Events June 2019
  37. Elections May 2019
  38. Twinning April 2019
  39. Parish Council Elections March 2019
  40. Winter Thoughts February 2019
  41. Christmas and New Year January 2019
  42. Christmas .. December 2018
  43. Rev. Graham Jeffery November 2018
  44. Planning, Calendars & Parties November 2018
  45. Changing Times October 2018
  46. Village Demography September 2018
    Reply: December 2018
  47. Village Happenings August 2018
  48. Fulking Fair July 2018
  49. Call My Bluff June 2018
  50. Responsibilities May 2018
  51. Newtimber Cathedral April 2018
  52. Parish Councillors March 2018
  53. Winter/Spring February 2018
  54. New Year Resolutions January 2018
  55. Christmas December 2017
  56. Migration, Dogs & Maps November 2017
  57. Social Committee October 2017
  58. A Possible Exit September 2017
  59. Fulking Fair (cont.) August 2017
  60. Fulking Fair 2017 July 2017
  61. Farewell to Tony & Doris June 2017
  62. Fulking Fair & Wine Quiz May 2017
  63. Bedroom Tax April 2017
  64. Spring at Furzefield March 2017
  65. The Census February 2017
  66. In with the new and out with the old January 2017
  67. Christmas December 2016
  68. Downland Calendar November 2016
  69. Neighbourliness October 2016
  70. Fulking Fair (cont.) September 2016
  71. The Parish of Fulking August 2016
  72. Fulking Fair (cont.) July 2016
  73. Fulking Fair (cont.) June 2016
  74. Fulking Fair 2016 May 2016
  75. Traffic Problems April 2016
  76. Village Organisations March 2016
  77. Social Matters February 2016
  78. Party Epilogue January 2016
  79. Christmas Party December 2015
  80. Homes and the homeless November 2015
  81. Newtimber Hill October 2015
  82. Call My Bluff Wine Quiz September 2015
  83. Not a washout August 2015
  84. Fulking Fair (reprise) July 2015
  85. Playground cleanup June 2015
  86. Fulking Fair May 2015
  87. Water supply proposal April 2015
  88. Parish Councillors March 2015
  89. Fulking Social Committee February 2015
  90. The Shepherd & Dog January 2015
  91. Preston Nomads Cricket Club December 2014
    Reply: Keeping the peace February 2015
  92. The architectural mix November 2014
  93. Aidan’s Pigeon Post October 2014