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