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