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