WADHURST TOWN IN FOCUS - December 2010

WADHURST TREFOIL GUILD: The Guild joined Wadhurst District Rainbows, Guides and Brownies for the Vision evening timed at 20.10, 20.10.2010 all around the country when all sections renewed their Promise. This concluded the Centenary Year Celebrations. Nine members attended the London and S.E.Region Centenary Service at St.Martin in the Fields - the Church was packed and the Preacher was Roger Royle. This was followed by a trip on the Docklands Light Railway to the Museum of London, Docklands, to the Guiding Centenary Exhibition. It proved well worth the journey. The Guild's festive lunch will be on Friday 10th December at The Swan, Lamberhurst, at 12 noon.

WADHURST FOOTPATHS SOCIETY: There is no regular walk in December but the next guided walk will be on 30th January 2011, led by Walter Hodder, and will explore the Best Beech and Tidebrook area. Meet as usual in the Washwell Lane car park behind One Stop at 2.00pm.

WADHURST PROBUS CLUB: the next meeting on Wednesday December 1 will have an entertainer - Stuart Clark with ‘A Jester's Life’ - to get us into the Christmas spirit - in the Ticehurst Village Club at 10:00.

KENT & SUSSEX BORDER LIONS CLUB: We meet every third Wednesday at Hurst Green Village Hall, all are welcome. Ring David Francis on 01580 200672 for more information.

MAYFIELD & DISTRICT U3A: There will be no meeting in December but our next talk will take place on Thursday 20th January 2011. Our speaker is Matt Scott who will give a talk entitled: 'Life and All That!' from a scientific point of view. This promises to be a highly entertaining and informative beginning to our programme for the New Year.

The MULLINS MEMORIAL FUND: the publication of the Christmas Quiz will be on Thursday 1st December and, yet again, the price will be exactly the same as every previous edition: £1. Please support this small local charity with your usual generosity.

MINI MARKET will take place in the Methodist Church on Saturday 4th December from 9.30 to 1 lam. Your support is always much appreciated. At the November market we raised £125 for Traidcraft Exchange and the Traidcraft stall took over £390 - an excellent result: thank you.

AFTERNOON FELLOWSHIP: Meets on Thursday 16 December at 2.30pm for a Carol Service at St George's Hall.

TEA WITH TIGGER: Tuesdays 2 - 4pm. Do you have a baby or are you expecting a baby? Do you want to meet for with others in the same position? Does your baby want to meet other babies? If so you should come and try out Tea With Tigger. Every Tuesday afternoon a group of us meet to play and chat. We have made new friends and found support and encouragement from each other. We do not have to be mothers, some are grandparents. We do not have to be women! Come and try it. If you are aware of someone who would like to join us let them know. Please note there is absolutely no charge! Call Carillon Cottage (01892 785658) and ask for Pauline or Penny to ring you.

STONEGATE FARMERS MARKET: Please note the market is held the second Saturday of the month, 10.00 to 12.00. For information call 01580 200386.

NEW WADHURST RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: For further information or to make us aware of a housing or environmental matter that concerns you, that you think we should know about, please phone Tim Page on 783313. Next meeting 27th January 2011, venue to be arranged.

WADHURST INDEPENDENT PHOTOGRAPHERS meets every second Tuesday of each month, at 7.30pm, upstairs in The Greyhound Pub, Wadhurst. Everyone welcome.

THE WADHURST GARDENING ASSOCIATION: On November 8th WGA members very much enjoyed a talk with accompanying slides given by Ian Currie, who is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society. Mr Currie's subject was "Frosts, Freezes and Fairs" and he gave detailed descriptions of Frost Fairs on the Thames in the 17th and 18th centuries, with incredible statistics on weather and temperatures in England over several centuries. The Frost Fairs were great centres of entertainment, but once the old London Bridge was demolished and the new one built with only a few arches, the flow of the Thames increased so much that, in spite of freezing temperatures, the ice floes could not build up in the same way. We were shown some fascinating old prints of London, the frost fairs, and photographs taken in the 19th and 20th centuries of the vagaries of English winters. The Annual General Meeting preceded the talk.
The next meeting will be the Christmas Party at St. George's Hall on Monday 13th December, when the competition will be 5 Brussels sprouts and "Christmas Cheer", a colourful exhibit of maximum 12".

PARENTS AND TODDLERS GROUP: Meetings are held every Monday at St George's Hall from 9.30am. Everyone welcome! For further details please contact Nina on 01580 201158.

CARDS FOR GOOD CAUSES is open until 15th December, 9.30-2pm, at the Methodist Church. Please come and buy your Christmas Cards and goods from the multi-charity shop run by Wadhurst Social Action Project.

WADHURST & DISTRICT ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: This friendly society welcomes beginners or anyone with an interest in astronomy at any level. This month's meeting is on Wednesday December 15th. The talk is by Brian Mills and is entitled "The Star of Bethlehem". Brian, our Director of Observations, will be giving this very seasonal talk on the latest astronomical theories behind the bible story. There will then be a free coffee/tea break with mince pies provided by members followed by "The Night Sky this Month". Doors open from 7pm, meetings begin at 7:30pm. in the Upper Room of the Methodist Church at the south end of Wad-hurst opposite Uplands Community College. Members & Students Free, Non-members £2.

THE WADHURST HISTORY SOCIETY: after an excellent and moving talk on the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on November 10, the next meeting on Wednesday December 8 is the Annual General meeting which will follow the usual format: official business first, starting shortly after 19:30 - doors open at 19:00; then mulled wine and mince pies; then a short musical entertainment from Anacrusis.

WADHURST WOMEN'S INSTITUTE: Our November meeting was the AGM when the usual business was dealt with as quickly as possible. The President welcomed three new Committee members - June Collis, Jean Catton and Brenda Preston. Unfortunately Rosemary Hockney has resigned due to other commitments.
There will be no speaker at the December meeting when Christmas will be celebrated with "fun, food and frolics". There will be no competition, but the trading stall will sell Christmas goods. Members are reminded to bring a small wrapped present (approx £2) for the Secret Santa

CARE FOR THE CARERS: Are you caring for a relative or friend? Would you like to meet other carers for a coffee and a chat? Then come along to our monthly meeting at Carillon Cottage, every third Thursday from 10.30am - 12 noon. For further details please ring 01323 738390.

LAMBERHURST MUSIC FESTIVAL
Choir of Caius College Cambridge will be singing carols by candlelight on Sunday 12th
December at 7.30 pm, St Mary's Church, Lamberhurst.
Tickets: £15 each (children under 15 free)
Post: L.M.F. The Down House. Lamberhurst, TN3 SET Phone: 01892 891115
Web: www.lamberhurstmusic.co.uk

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU; Crowborough CAB runs a confidential advice service in Carillon Cottage every Wednesday from 9.00am to 12 noon. No appointment necessary. Just drop in or call 01892 785658.

The WADHURST TWINNING ASSOCIATION: If anyone in Wadhurst who is not yet a member of the Twinning would be interested in joining future such happy and varied   reunions and would like to find out more, please contact John McKenzie on 01892 784342 or Heather Woodward on 783212.

ROUND OAK ALLOTMENTS: If you live in the civil parish of Wadhurst and are interested in an allotment please call Peter Aitchison on 782324 to be added to the waiting list.

WADHURST DRAMATIC CLUB
Christmas celebration: Friday 3rd December
The WDC Christmas party will take place on Friday December 3rd from 7.30pm at Spar­row's Green Pavilion. Mulled wine, music and entertainment laid on, just bring a plate of food to share!
WDC Club Coffee morning; Saturday 4th December 10.3Oam-12 noon
Coffee time - come along to our monthly coffee morning, to swap news and find out all the latest on the forthcoming productions and events. Current members and potential new members are all very welcome at Carillon Cottage.
January/February 2011 production: Blackadder
Put these dates in your diary - 27th-29th Jan and 3rd-5th Feb see our very own Blackadder come to the Wadhurst stage, with all your favourite characters and all the best jokes! We are delighted to have permission from Richard Curtis to stage the show, which will result in a donation from each performance going to Comic Relief. Tickets will go on sale shortly on www.wadhurstdramaticclub.co.uk. If you'd like to be involved or find out more check the website or ring the Production Secretary on 01892 783384.

1ST WADHURST BROWNIES: we would like to thank all their helpers and supporters who helped them to raise the fantastic sum of £703 at their recent jumble sale, it was an incredible effort.

THE WADHURST FARMERS MARKET is held on the 4th Thursday of each month in the Commemoration Hall in Wadhurst High Street 9.30 to 12.30 pm. Locally produced meats, fruit, vegetables, soups, eggs, bread, cakes, apple juice is available. There is also a wide selection of crafts such as animal portraits, jewellery, soaps, upholstery, antique chairs, toys, scaves and much more.

WADHURST PRIMARY SCHOOL HSA CHRISTMAS FAIR Saturday 4th December, 1 lam to 2pm. Crafts, games, food, entertainment & all for a good cause! More details to follow.

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