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