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