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