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