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