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