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Bob Rowland at Furzefield
Bob Rowland moved to Fulking in the days when John Ruskin single-handedly installed pumped water, mains drainage, gas lighting and an electric telegraph system. Over the ensuing decades he did everything, ran 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. Badgering the Post Office February 2024
  2. Involvement and Charity January 2024
  3. Christmas Tombola Communication December 2023
  4. Speeding November 2023
  5. Volunteering & Good Wishes October 2023
  6. Village Hall September 2023
  7. Gill Milner RIP August 2023
  8. Anne Hind RIP July 2023
  9. Fulking Fair June 2023
  10. No Election, No Mow May 2023
  11. Planning Update April 2023
  12. Good Fortune March 2023
  13. Joyce Harris RIP February 2023
  14. A New Year’s Wishes January 2023
  15. Friends Departed RIP December 2022
  16. Democracy Quiz November 2022
  17. Fulking Affinity October 2022
  18. Continuation September 2022
  19. BobsOvation August 2022
  20. Mick Gaule RIP July 2022
  21. Sheena Trist RIP June 2022
  22. Migrants and Volunteering May 2022
  23. Housing April 2022
  24. Social Comment March 2022
  25. Changes in Henfield February 2022
  26. Handing on the Social Baton January 2022
  27. Village Times & Politicians December 2021
  28. Tony Brooks RIP November 2021
  29. Social Samantha October 2021
  30. The Postponed Fulking Fair September 2021
  31. Blue Badges and Fair Timing August 2021
  32. Wilding Dog Show July 2021
  33. Fair Change June 2021
  34. Village Hall and Fair May 2021
  35. Churches April 2021
  36. Bird Watching & Zooming March 2021
  37. Council-ling and Attitudes February 2021
  38. New Varia January 2021
  39. Questions, Light and Future December 2020
  40. Faith Schools/Recycling/Coronavirus November 2020
  41. Disputes & Vulnerability October 2020
  42. Fame & COVID September 2020
  43. Summer At Furzefield August 2020
  44. Fair Lament July 2020
  45. Medics/Cooperation June 2020
  46. Coronavirus May 2020
  47. Conservation and COVID-19 April 2020
  48. Warming to the Clerk March 2020
  49. Eco February 2020
  50. New Year Resolutions January 2020
  51. Which Party to Support December 2019
  52. Climate Change November 2019
  53. Nick Hughes, Greta Thunberg, and more October 2019
  54. Mayfield September 2019
  55. Fair Play August 2019
  56. Wildlife Gardening July 2019
  57. Events June 2019
  58. Elections May 2019
  59. Twinning April 2019
  60. Parish Council Elections March 2019
  61. Winter Thoughts February 2019
  62. Christmas and New Year January 2019
  63. Christmas .. December 2018
  64. Rev. Graham Jeffery November 2018
  65. Planning, Calendars & Parties November 2018
  66. Changing Times October 2018
  67. Village Demography September 2018
    Reply: December 2018
  68. Village Happenings August 2018
  69. Fulking Fair July 2018
  70. Call My Bluff June 2018
  71. Responsibilities May 2018
  72. Newtimber Cathedral April 2018
  73. Parish Councillors March 2018
  74. Winter/Spring February 2018
  75. New Year Resolutions January 2018
  76. Christmas December 2017
  77. Migration, Dogs & Maps November 2017
  78. Social Committee October 2017
  79. A Possible Exit September 2017
  80. Fulking Fair (cont.) August 2017
  81. Fulking Fair 2017 July 2017
  82. Farewell to Tony & Doris June 2017
  83. Fulking Fair & Wine Quiz May 2017
  84. Bedroom Tax April 2017
  85. Spring at Furzefield March 2017
  86. The Census February 2017
  87. In with the new and out with the old January 2017
  88. Christmas December 2016
  89. Downland Calendar November 2016
  90. Neighbourliness October 2016
  91. Fulking Fair (cont.) September 2016
  92. The Parish of Fulking August 2016
  93. Fulking Fair (cont.) July 2016
  94. Fulking Fair (cont.) June 2016
  95. Fulking Fair 2016 May 2016
  96. Traffic Problems April 2016
  97. Village Organisations March 2016
  98. Social Matters February 2016
  99. Party Epilogue January 2016
  100. Christmas Party December 2015
  101. Homes and the homeless November 2015
  102. Newtimber Hill October 2015
  103. Call My Bluff Wine Quiz September 2015
  104. Not a washout August 2015
  105. Fulking Fair (reprise) July 2015
  106. Playground cleanup June 2015
  107. Fulking Fair May 2015
  108. Water supply proposal April 2015
  109. Parish Councillors March 2015
  110. Fulking Social Committee February 2015
  111. The Shepherd & Dog January 2015
  112. Preston Nomads Cricket Club December 2014
    Reply: Keeping the peace February 2015
  113. The architectural mix November 2014
  114. Aidan’s Pigeon Post October 2014