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