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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. New Year Resolutions January 2020
  2. Which Party to Support December 2019
  3. Climate Change November 2019
  4. Nick Hughes, Greta Thunberg, and more October 2019
  5. Mayfield September 2019
  6. Fair Play August 2019
  7. Wildlife Gardening July 2019
  8. Events June 2019
  9. Elections May 2019
  10. Twinning April 2019
  11. Parish Council Elections March 2019
  12. Winter Thoughts February 2019
  13. Christmas and New Year January 2019
  14. Christmas .. December 2018
  15. Rev. Graham Jeffery November 2018
  16. Planning, Calendars & Parties November 2018
  17. Changing Times October 2018
  18. Village Demography September 2018
    Reply: December 2018
  19. Village Happenings August 2018
  20. Fulking Fair July 2018
  21. Call My Bluff June 2018
  22. Responsibilities May 2018
  23. Newtimber Cathedral April 2018
  24. Parish Councillors March 2018
  25. Winter/Spring February 2018
  26. New Year Resolutions January 2018
  27. Christmas December 2017
  28. Migration, Dogs & Maps November 2017
  29. Social Committee October 2017
  30. A Possible Exit September 2017
  31. Fulking Fair (cont.) August 2017
  32. Fulking Fair 2017 July 2017
  33. Farewell to Tony & Doris June 2017
  34. Fulking Fair & Wine Quiz May 2017
  35. Bedroom Tax April 2017
  36. Spring at Furzefield March 2017
  37. The Census February 2017
  38. In with the new and out with the old January 2017
  39. Christmas December 2016
  40. Downland Calendar November 2016
  41. Neighbourliness October 2016
  42. Fulking Fair (cont.) September 2016
  43. The Parish of Fulking August 2016
  44. Fulking Fair (cont.) July 2016
  45. Fulking Fair (cont.) June 2016
  46. Fulking Fair 2016 May 2016
  47. Traffic Problems April 2016
  48. Village Organisations March 2016
  49. Social Matters February 2016
  50. Party Epilogue January 2016
  51. Christmas Party December 2015
  52. Homes and the homeless November 2015
  53. Newtimber Hill October 2015
  54. Call My Bluff Wine Quiz September 2015
  55. Not a washout August 2015
  56. Fulking Fair (reprise) July 2015
  57. Playground cleanup June 2015
  58. Fulking Fair May 2015
  59. Water supply proposal April 2015
  60. Parish Councillors March 2015
  61. Fulking Social Committee February 2015
  62. The Shepherd & Dog January 2015
  63. Preston Nomads Cricket Club December 2014
    Reply: Keeping the peace February 2015
  64. The architectural mix November 2014
  65. Aidan’s Pigeon Post October 2014