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Issue 90 • March/April 2020 • COMMUNITY NEWS • WHAT'S ON GUIDE • BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Connecting local people and businesses in the TN6 area • Over 11,000 copies delivered FREE each issue by Royal Mail Covering all of TN6 including: Argos Hill • Boars Head • Jarvis Brook • Lye Green • Mark Cross • Rotherfield • Stone Cross • Town Row


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Contents 14

What’s On in March

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Editor’s Note

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Clubs & Organisations

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Business Page

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What’s On in April

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Crowborough Fairtrade Competition

34

Puzzle Page

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Feature: Crowborough Miniature Railway

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Useful Numbers

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Index of Advertisers

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Sudoku Solution

p33 Our next event at Heather View

p13

Heart health p28

Wednesday 18th March 2020 2pm - 4pm

Join us as we share insights, information and advice on how to prevent heart disease.

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Get in touch

Editor: Laura Lawrence To find out more or to book your free place call us on 01892 883979 or email caroline.thomas@careuk.com

07775 682 127 info@crowborough-magazine.co.uk Fulfilling The Crowborough Magazine is an independent lives publication produced by Laura Lawrence.

May/June 2020 copy deadline: Friday 3rd April 2020 Printed by: Newman Thompson Print Media Distributed by: Royal Mail throughout the TN6 area

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Heather View care home Beacon Rd, Crowborough TN6 1AS careuk.com/heather-view

@LauraCLawrence /in/lauraclawrence The Crowborough Magazine cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions or endorse companies, products or services that appear in this magazine. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the prior permission of The Editor.

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9 tennis courts, 4 squash courts and Licensed bar open 7 days a week. We are a fun, friendly club offering tennis, squash, racketball, health, fitness, social events, wellbeing, dance and beauty all under one roof. • Mix in Sessions • Match play • Adult & Junior Coaching • Internal Leagues & Tournaments

Church Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 1BN Tel: 01892 652618 info@crowboroughrackets.org.uk

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Beacon Chiropody & Podiatry Clinic Celebrating 22 years in business in 2018!

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Treatment of feet including:  Calluses and corns  Biomechanics/orthotics and insoles  Ingrown toenails  Foot and heel pain Beacon Chiropody & Podiatry Clinic, Beacon Medical Centre, Beacon Road, Crowborough TN6 1AH www.beaconpodiatry.co.uk

01892 655349

NO REFERRAL REQUIRED. EVERYONE WELCOME.

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Our next event at Heather View

Heart health Wednesday 18th March 2020 2pm - 4pm

Join us as we share insights, information and advice on how to prevent heart disease. To find out more or to book your free place call us on 01892 883979 or email caroline.thomas@careuk.com

Fulfilling lives Heather View care home Beacon Rd, Crowborough TN6 1AS careuk.com/heather-view


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What’s On in March Thursday 5th March Crowborough Flower Club Doors open 7pm. Crowborough Community Centre. Flower demonstration “New Horizons” with Christine Milburn. Visitors welcome £5. Refreshments and Raffle. For further information contact 01892 663702 or www. cfcesussex.weebly.com Saturday 7th March Langborough Singers & Friends - ‘Rhythms for Rockinghorse Children’s Charity’ in memory of Brian Whittaker - 7pm start, United Church, Croft Road TN6 1HA. Guests to include Olivia & Gillian Piper, Jenny Dinnage, Norman Austin and his Jubilee Choir. Tickets £12 or £8 for students/children from Elisabeth Jarrett on 01892 654 384 or Irene Watkins on 01892 655 125. Thursday 12th March - Arts Society Ashdown Forest - 2pm, Crowborough Community Centre. Lecture by Angela Findlay - ‘The Role of the Arts in the Cycle of Crime Prison and Re-Offending’. Years of working as an artist within the Criminal Justice System in England and Germany have given Angela unique insights into the destructive and costly cycle of crime, prisons and re-offending. In this thought-provoking talk she offers a deeper understanding of the minds, lives and challenges of offenders with extraordinary slides of art projects and prisoners’ art. Members free, visitors £6. Refreshments follow the lecture.

Friday 13th March - Pine Grove Pictures - ‘Film: ‘Woman at War’. A fifty year old secretly wages a one woman war on the local aluminium industry. Doors open 7pm, film starts at 8pm. Drinks available. Tickets £8 (reduced to £4 if you become a member) from the Community Centre, J&K Gallery or on the door. Wednesday 18th March - Heart Health - 2-4pm, Heather View care home, Beacon Road, TN6 1AS. Free workshop with information and advice on how to prevent heart disease. Call 01892 883 979 to book your place. Friday 20th March - Concert for Cancer Research UK - Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start, Crowborough Community Centre. The Fretful Federation Madolin Orchestra present an entertaining evening of music and film. The event will feature film archive presentation ‘The Other Ocean’. The evening will also feature recorder ensemble, ‘Recorder Relish’, for an entertaining evening of music and film. Tickets £10 from www. ticketsource.co.uk, Crowborough Community Centre or on the door. Saturday 21st March - Men Behaving Dadly - 9-10.30am, All Saints Church, Chapel Green. For dads and other carers and their kids (age 0-7) to play, meet one another and enjoy bacon butties and coffee for the dads and snacks for the kids. Give mum a lie in and bring the kids along. £2.50 per family. Call 01892 652 081 for more information.

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Saturday 21st March - Festa Veneziana - a celebration of the music of Venice - 7.30pm, St Denys Church, Church Road, Rotherfield TN6 3FD. Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ plus works by other Baroque composers such as Monteverdi, Gabrielli and Cavalli sung by Crowborough Choral Society under the leadership of musical director, Mark Beesley. They will be accompanied by Alexandra Testai, soprano, Sidonie Winter, mezzo-soprano, lute played by Robin Jeffrey and organ by Andrew Wilson. Tickets £15 per person to include drink and programme are available from the website: www.crowboroughchoral.com. Saturday 28th March Crowborough Farmers’ Market - 9am-12.30pm, Car Park, Crowborough Social Club, Croft Road. Saturday 28th March - Spring Concert - 7.30pm, All Saints Church. An informal concert featuring the talents and range of styles of musicians and singers in aid of hosting friends from Pegnitz. Tickets £8/£5 (under 18s) available on the door. Sunday 29th March Crowborough Tennis & Squash Club Open Day - 10am-4pm. See page 7 for further details. Tuesday 31st March Crowborough Business Expo - 10am-2pm, Crowborough Community Centre. See page 3 for full information.


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AT CROWBOROUGH COMMUNITY CENTRE WITH LIN BRIDGEFORD

Yoga for Health Strengthen, stretch, tone, breath. Friendly, FUN. DROP IN BETWEEN 6.45-9pm WEDNESDAYS YOGA TO BALANCE YOUR BODY FOR A BETTER LIFE





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Note from the Editor... Dear Readers, With spring around the corner, bulbs sprouting up all over the garden and blue skies overhead, I’m already thoroughly enjoying this new decade. The calendar pages are filling up nicely with many events to keep you entertained. There are concerts, markets, workshops, movies and more to enjoy over the next couple of months. If you make it along to the Crowborough Expo at the Community Centre on Tuesday 31st March I’ll be there doing the rounds. It’s a great opportunity to meet the local businesses who operate in the area and find out more about what they are doing. I’m always amazed at the variety of local businesses there are. It’s easy to spot the ones on our high streets and in the business parks but there are hundreds more who operate from their homes (myself included) that are more difficult to know about. It’s one of the reasons I love doing this magazine to give them the opportunity to have a ‘shop front’ in the local community. Please remember that the community pages are FREE for local groups, organisations and charities to promote themselves, their events and good work. Just email your content to me and I can include it in the relevant issue. It’s not just about the events that are taking place but I love to feature the good work of some of our local organisations such as the Crowborough Locomotive Society who run the miniature railway at Goldsmiths. Read all about them on page 35 of this issue. As always, please do mention ‘The Crowborough Magazine’ if you are responding to anything you’ve seen in this publication as it helps to secure it’s future. The next deadline is Friday 3rd April for the May/June 2020 issue which will be distributed during the last week of April. In the meantime, enjoy the Easter holidays, this year Good Friday is on the 10th April, and I look forward to receiving your content requests for the next issue.

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Easter Events at All Saints 2020 Sunday 22 March 9.15am and 10.45am Mother’s Day services with flowers for all ladies

Easter Sunday 12 April

Sunday 5 April

10.45am Easter for the whole family followed by an Easter Egg hunt

10.45am Palm Sunday with a donkey procession on the Green

8.00am Holy Communion 9.15am A traditional Easter

6.30pm Evening service with baptisms

Thursday 9 April

Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 April

7.30pm Maundy Thursday Holy Communion

9.00am-12.30pm CIRT SPACE ADVENTURE HOLIDAY CLUB (see advert opposite) Advance booking essential online.

Good Friday 10 April 10.00am All Age service with refreshments 7.30pm Candlelit readings and songs

7.30pm Youth CIRT Four fun evenings for years 7-13. Book online or ÂŁ3 on the door Sunday 19 April 10.45am CIRT Service followed by family fun

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Tel: 07760 286866

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Clubs and Organisations Amateur Dramatics, Music & Dance Ashdown Scottish Country Dance Club - 01892 655971 Buxted Symphony Orchestra - 01435 864559 Crowborough Choral Society - crowboroughchoral.com Crowborough Jubilee Choir - 01892 65298 - cft-naustin@supanet.com The Crowborough Players - 01892 300567 - thecrowboroughplayers.com Crowborough Singing for Fun Ladies Choir - 07852 427346 Downsmen Corps Youth Marching Band - 01892 740182 - downsmen.org.uk Groombridge Amateur Dramatic Society - groombridgetheatre.co.uk Hartfield Singers - 01892 611414 inChoir - 01342 760078 - www.inchoir.co.uk Mayfield Band - 01435 872007 - mayfieldband.co.uk Mayfield Festival Choir - 01825 830277 Mayfield Youth Band - 01892 653422 MHG Ballroom & Latin Dance Club - 01892 655175 Rotherfield Players - www.rotherfieldplayers.co.uk What You Will Theatre Youth Drama Club - 01892 300399 - whatyouwilltheatre.com

Animals & Nature Brook Dog Training Club - 01892 655298 Crowborough Common Forum - crowboroughcommon.org.uk Wildlife A&E - 07709 574665 or 07767 058727 High Weald Beekeepers - 01892 654044 Powdermill Trust for Nature Conservation - 01424 426986

Charities World In Need - 01892 669 834 - worldinneed.co.uk

Facilities for Hire 1st Crowborough Scout Hall - www.1stcrowborough.org.uk/hire-our-hall All Saints Church Halls and All Saints Church Centre - 01892 652 081 Crowborough Centre - 01892 653823 - crowboroughcentre.info Jarvis Brook Guide Hall - 01892 665910 Jarvis Brook Memorial Hall - 01892 663 104

Rotherfield Village Hall - 01892 660138 - rotherfieldvillagehall.co.uk St John’s Church Hall – 07973 844685 stjohnscrowboroughhall@gmail.com St John’s WI Hall (Ghyll Rd) - 01892 653957 St Michaels Church Jarvis Brook Church Hall - 01892 663497 St Richards Church and Hall - 01892 611318 - strichardscrowborough.org United Church Crowborough - 01892 665493 - unitedchurch.org.uk

Hobbies & Interests Arts Society Ashdown Forest - afdfasnews@gmail.com - 01892 663388 Chatterley Carvers - 01892 610534 Crowborough Arts - 01892 664 534 - crowborough-arts.org.uk Crowborough Arty Mates - 01892 652 703 Crowborough Creative Arts Group - 01892 663012 Crowborough Flower Club - 01892 654725 Crowborough Healthy Walk - 07740 899559 Crowborough Heritage Group - 01892 663511 Crowborough Historical Society - 07956 214 935 - garethhockin@hotmail.co.uk - www.cdhistory.org Crowborough Horticultural Society- 01892 652960 Crowborough Locomotive Society - 01892 852741 Crowborough Model Boat Club - 01342 850605 Crowborough R.C. Vehicle Club - 01892 459003 Crowborough Rotherfield Art Group - 01892 663619 High Weald Walkers - 01342 825 518 Knit Together - 01892 660069 Pine Grove Pictures - www.pinegrovepictures.org.uk St.John Ambulance Fellowship - 01892 655288 Sunflower Quilters - 01825 760 27 Taoist Tai Chi Society - 01892 664495 - taoist.org.uk Wealden Model Aircraft Society - 01892 852137 - wealdenflyers.co.uk

Organisations & Societies Adult College for Rural East Sussex - 01825 761820 - acreslearning.org.uk Alderbrook Community Assoc. - alderbrookonline.co.uk Brighter Crowborough - davidcollumbell@hotmail.co.uk Crowborough & District Lions Club - 01892 654196 - crowlions.org.uk

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Crowborough Bonfire & Carnival Society - 07880 880160 - nickie.cbcs@btinternet.com Crowborough Community First Responders - 07780 976041 - crowborough-cfr.co.uk Crowborough Foodbank - 07936 515798 - crowborough.foodbank.org.uk Friends of Crowboro Citizens Advice - friendscrowcab.org.uk Friends of Crowborough Hospital - 01892 664626 - foch.org.uk Friends of Rotherfield & Brook Surgeries - 01892 852659 - rdely@tiscali.co.uk Friends of Saxonbury House Surgery - sew@talktalk.net - saxonburyhousesurgery.co.uk The Horder Centre - 01892 665577 - hordercentre.co.uk Jarvis Brook Community Association - 01892 665563 Rotherfield & Mark X Bonfire Society - 01892 664347 Royal British Legion - 01825 765348 - Crowborough.Secretary@rbl.community Society of Friends of Montargis - 01892 315707 St.John Ambulance - ray.cassford@sja.org.uk

Parents & Toddlers Baby/Toddler Song - 01892 668022 - dshearn@hotmail.com Hickory Dickory - 01892 661565 ‘Little Fishes’ - 01892 665493 Men Behaving Dadly - 01892 652081 Noah’s Ark - 01892 652081 Revive - 01892 652081 Rotherfield Group - rotherfieldbtg@outlook.com

Social Groups & Clubs Ashdown Probus Club - www.ashdownprobus.org.uk Brook Valley WI - 01892 661380 Community Plus (for over 55s) – 01892 654993 Crowborough Darby & Joan Club - 01892 653024 Crowborough Evening Townswomens Guild - 01892 669004 Crowborough Social Club - 01892 653314 Crowborough St.John’s WI - 01892 661364 Crowborough U3A - 01892 654278 Crowborough Vale WI - 01892 661444 Mark Cross WI - 01892 852 767 Mayfield & District U3A - 01892 852128 Probus Club Of Crowborough - 01892 664036 - crowboroughprobus@btinternet.com Rotherfield WI - 01892 853 72

Sports & Games Aztec Badminton Club (Monday Eve) - 01892 663593 - www.aztecbadmintonclub.co.uk

Badminton Club (Wednesdays) - 01892 654440 Beacon Badminton Club (15+ yrs/Fridays) - 01892 661325 Beacon Swimming Club - 01892 653671 - beaconswimmingclub.co.uk Crowborough Athletic Football Club - EnquiriesCAFC@Outlook.com | www.crowboroughathletic.com Crowborough Beacon Badminton Club (Thursdays) - 01892 653481 - www.crowboroughbadminton.co.uk Crowborough & District Anglers Association - 01273 586240 - crowboroughanglers.org.uk Crowborough & District Pétanque League - 01892 665067 Crowborough & District Sports Association - 01892 603000 x256 Crowborough & Rotherfield Jitsu Club - 01892 654100 - crowboroughjitsu.co.uk Crowborough Beacon Golf Club - 01892 661511 - cbgc.co.uk Crowborough Bridge Club - 01892 864706 - bridgewebs.com/crowborough Crowborough Chess Club - 01892 654071 Crowborough Hockey Club - Danielle Newitt - 07771 805 610 - www.crowboroughhockeyclub.co.uk Crowborough Netball - 07931 980377 - crowboroughnetball.com Crowborough Pétanque Club - 01892 668412 - John.cpc@talktalk.net Crowborough RFC - 01892 663915 - crowboroughrugby.com Crowborough Runners - 07508 325055 Crowborough Table Tennis Club - 01892 661781 - crowboroughttc.org.uk Crowborough Tennis & Squash Club - 01892 652618 - crowboroughrackets.org.uk Crowborough Wolfe Bowling Club - 01892 665741 - crowboroughwolfebc.com Dorset Arms Angling Club - 01892 652631 - dorsetarmsangling.co.uk East Sussex Junior Badminton Academy - 01892 662700 - william@libraaudio.co.uk Friars Gate Archers - 01892 668330 - friarsgatearchers.com Goldsmiths Petanque Club - 01892 665783 Groombridge Bowling Club - 01892 862796 Jarvis Brook Juniors Football Club - 07875 878835 - chairman@jbjfc.org.uk Maresfield Lawn Bowls Club - 01892 665178 Mayfield Bridge/Chicago Club - 01435 867430 Rotherfield Bowls Club - 01892 664 973 St Johns Badminton Club “The Friendly Club” - 01892 852649 Wealden Cycle Club C’borough - wealdencycleclub.co.uk

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Clubs and Organisations continued... Support

Young People

Alcoholics Anonymous - 0800 9177650 - alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk Al-Anon Family Groups - 0800 0086 811 - al-anonuk.org.uk Crowborough Support Group of Parkinson’s UK - 01892 654324 Crowborough Social Group of East Sussex Association for the Blind - 01323 832252 Ditch the Slippers - www.ditchtheslippers.org.uk ME meetup - Lisa: 01892 309 562 - meetup.org.uk Memory Moments Café - 01273 494300 Uckfield, Heathfield, Lewes & District Multiple Sclerosis Branch - 01892 764292 Slimming World Crowborough - 01892 610297

1st Crowborough Scouts - 01892 664261 - www.1stcrowborough.org.uk Air Training Corp 1414 Squadron - 01892 654062 - oc.1414@aircadets.org Army Cadet Force - 01273 552222 - www.armycadets.com Boys Brigade - 01892 653 272 Clued-up.info - cluedupinfo@yahoo.co.uk - clued-up.info Girlguiding – 01892 664678 - 1stcrowboroughrainbows@gmail.com - girlguiding.org.uk Girlguiding – 01892 664 Youth Groups at All Saints (Tuesdays) – 01892 652081

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Crowborough Business Expo Tuesday 31st March 2020 Crowborough Community Centre - 10.00am - 2.00pm The Crowborough and District Chamber of Commerce will once again be holding their Business Expo at The Crowborough Community Centre on the 31st March. Whether you are a sole trader or national company, a start up or long established business, exhibitor or visitor; the Expo will be of interest to you. The Expo is FREE to visit, you’ll find a host of business services, advice and support as well as having the opportunity to make new contacts and find new suppliers and customers. Visitors will also be able to speak to local organisations that can help with funding, training and advice. Exhibitor spaces are available from as little as £15, for more information please visit the dedicated Expo page of the Chamber Website - www.crowboroughchamber.co.uk

Networking Throughout the year the Chamber will also be holding our usual range of networking events, including our breakfast meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at Millbrook Garden Centre Cafe and an evening networking event on 24th March at Stonesthrow Co-Working Space in Sybron Way. The Chamber’s events are relaxed, no pressure events designed to allow businesses the chance to promote themselves and services to other companies as well as socialise with others in an informal atmosphere. Non-members are welcome to attend for a £5 fee. If you are interested in attending these or any of our other events please contact the Secretary at secretary@crowboroughchamber.co.uk

Membership Our members are companies and individual business people who consider that membership is essential in raising their business profile locally and at the same time supporting the community. Chamber membership offers the chance to become involved in a friendly and effective organization that can help you improve your own businesses as well as representing your interests to key decision makers. Membership of the Chamber is open to all businesses in Crowborough and the surrounding area. If your business is not a member why not join us? The more members, the more influence we have to improve the Crowborough business environment. For more information please visit our website www.crowboroughchamber.co.uk 28 | www.crowborough-magazine.co.uk • info@crowborough-magazine.co.uk


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Civil partnership now available for mixed-sex couples - By Yasmin Iqbal In October 2018, Theresa May announced that the law would be changed to allow mixed-sex couples in England and Wales to enter into civil partnerships. The government stated that this would address ‘the imbalance’ that permitted same-sex couples to choose between getting married and having a civil partnership but didn’t provide mixed sex couples with the same choice.

When it comes to ending a civil partnership, the ‘dissolution’ process is similar to marriage, except adultery cannot be used as a reason for the dissolution. For further information or assistance, please contact Yasmin Iqbal on: yi@dawson-hart.co.uk or any member of our Family Team.

Monday 2 December 2019 was the first day that mixed sex couples could register their intent to enter into a civil partnership. As the minimum period of notice for a civil partnership is 28 days, mixed sex couples who registered their intent on 2 December 2019 could enter into a civil partnership as of 31 December 2019. Civil partnerships are not dissimilar from marriages, in that those in a civil partnership benefit from the same rights as married couples in terms of tax benefits, pensions and inheritance. Unlike marriage, there are no religious connotations attached to civil partnerships and so they are ideal for non-religious people or people who don’t want to align themselves with a particular religion.

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What’s On in April Thursday 2nd April Crowborough Flower Club - Doors open 7pm. Crowborough Community Centre. Flower demonstration “Fabulous Flowers” with Lucinda Chapman. Visitors welcome £5. Refreshments and Raffle. For further information contact 01892 663702 or www.cfcesussex. weebly.com Thursday 9th April - Arts Society Ashdown Forest - 2pm, Crowborough Community Centre. ‘Tulip Mania in Golden Age Holland’ - Lecturer Dr Tom Flynn. When in the late sixteenth century, the humble tulip bulb made its way from China to the courts and gardens of the Ottoman Empire, its beauty and rarity were greatly admired. Its fame spread, triggering a collecting craze in early 17th century Holland

where speculation caused some rare varieties to reach staggering prices. In 1637 the tulip market collapsed leading to the impoverishment of many speculators who had over-invested in the promise of untold riches. Tulip Mania can be seen as a parallel to what has happened on occasions in the art market. Come along to hear all about it. Arts Society Ashdown Forest members free, visitors £6. Refreshments follow the lecture. Friday 17th April - Pine Grove Pictures - ‘Film: ‘Stan and Ollie’. The heart warming story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act. Doors open 7pm, film starts at 8pm. Drinks available. Tickets £8 (reduced to £4 if you become a member) from the Community Centre, J&K Gallery or on the door.

Saturday 25th April Crowborough Farmers’ Market - 9am-12.30pm, Car Park, Crowborough Social Club, Croft Road. Saturday 25th April - Men Behaving Dadly - 9-10.30am, All Saints Church, Chapel Green. For dads and other carers and their kids (age 0-7) to play, meet one another and enjoy bacon butties and coffee for the dads and snacks for the kids. Give mum a lie in and bring the kids along. £2.50 per family. Call 01892 652 081 for more information.

IF YOU HAVE AN EVENT TAKING PLACE IN MAY/JUNE 2020, PLEASE EMAIL DETAILS TO:

info@crowborough-magazine.co.uk to have it included in the What’s On Section!

Copy deadlines and distribution dates for 2020 May/June 2020

November/December 2020

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3 April 2020

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2 October 2020

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27 April 2020

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26 October 2020

July/August 2020

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29 May 2020

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31 July 2020

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Competition Crowborough Fairtrade is a small friendly group whose aim is to raise the awareness of Fairtrade, encourage people to understand the benefits of Fairtrade and swap their brands and shop for Fairtrade goods in Crowborough. Crowborough is a Fairtrade town and we aim to further develop and expand the number of Crowborough shops and organisations using Fairtrade products. For more information visit https://crowboroughfairtrade.wordpress.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CrowboroughFairtrade

To mark Fairtrade Fortnight which runs from 24 February - 8 March 2020, the Crowborough Fairtrade Group are donating a Fairtrade Hamper to one lucky winner. Simply find the Fairtrade-linked words listed below in the Wordsearch board and post or email your entries to: Crowborough Fairtrade Competition, PO Box 142, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 9AQ or email info@crowborough-magazine.co.uk. Please ensure to include your address and contact phone number with your entry. Deadline for entries is Friday 3rd April 2020

Words may go forwards, backwards or diagonally.

BANANA COCOA FAIRTRADE OASIS SOCKS TEA TSHIRT CHOCOLATE COFFEE FLOWERS PERCOL SUGAR TRAIDCRAFT WINE CLIPPER DIVINE MANGO RAISINS SULTANAS TROPICAL

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Across 1 - Liability (4) 3 - Speculative (8) 9 - Water-bearing rock (7) 10 - Crave; desire (5) 11 - Invigoratingly (12) 14 - Form of public transport (3) 16 - Ballroom dance (5) 17 - Trouble in mind or body (3) 18 - Provincialism (12) 21 - Living thing (5) 22 - Trellis (anag) (7) 23 - Disloyal people (8) 24 - Bonus; positive (4) Down

Sudoku

1 - Strong verbal attack (8) 2 - Feign (5) 4 - Blade for rowing a boat (3) 5 - Heartbroken (12) 6 - Short story (7) 7 - Tardy (4) 8 - Reconsideration; item added later (12) 12 - Intuitive feeling (5) 13 - Spies (8) 15 - Endurance (7) 19 - Perfect (5) 20 - Encourage in wrongdoing (4) 22 - Rocky peak (3)

How to Play - Fill the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9, with no repetition! You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic there’s no maths involved and no adding up. GOOD LUCK! Turn to page 38 for solution

CROSSWORD ANSWERS: Across: 1) Debt 3) Notional 9) Aquifer 10) Covet 11) Refreshingly 14) Bus 16) Tango 17) Ail 18) Parochialism 21) Being 22) Tillers 23) Traitors 24) Plus Down: 1) Diatribe 2) Bluff 4) Oar 5) Inconsolable 6) Novella 7) Late 8) Afterthought 12) Hunch 13) Glimpses 15) Stamina 19) Ideal 20) Abet 22) Tor

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Crowborough Miniature Railway Easter Opening 2020

We enjoy the full support of Crowborough Town Council who have always been very helpful in making our growth and development possible. Most significant in this was their invaluable assistance in obtaining a strip of land in the field adjoining the railway in order to make possible the construction of an extension to the original oval which ran around the Millennium boating pool.

“The Crowborough Miniature Railway, located at the Goldsmiths Recreation Ground in Crowborough, will be re-opened by the Town Mayor on Good Friday, April 10th 2020 for the start of the new running season. Crowborough Locomotive Society was established in 1989 and has built and operates the Miniature Railway at Goldsmith’s. The railway is open to the public on Saturday afternoons from Good Friday until Bonfire Night in November. It is also open on all bank holidays during the running season and is a non-profit making organisation welcoming everyone to join in from the young and not so young, families, friends and visitors for a ride around our recently extended track. Our opening times are 2.00pm. - 5.00pm.

This major work took from 2014 to 2018 to complete and more than doubled the length of the train ride. The able bodied members who carried out the bulk of this work and who are now not quite so able bodied, can look on their achievement with great pride and satisfaction. To share this development with fellow townsfolk and visitors is a most rewarding experience and we look forward to meeting as many of you as possible over the coming months once this dreary winter is behind us. “ - Neville Watts, Crowborough Locomotive Society You can find out more about the Locomotive Society and Miniature Railway by visiting their website: www.crowboroughminiaturerailway.com

The passenger trains are hauled mainly by steam engines with diesel outline locos to add a more modern image and to help out when steam is being temperamental. We hold many special events during the running season including children’s birthday parties on Saturday mornings, school and junior club visits and afternoon sessions to help local charities raise money for their contributions to deserving causes. info@crowborough-magazine.co.uk • www.crowborough-magazine.co.uk | 35


The Crowborough Magazine • March/April 2020 Health Care

Crowborough Hospital 01892 652 284 Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (Pembury Hospital) 01892 823 535 Hospice in the Weald 01892 820 500 NHS Direct (free from landline/mobile) - 111 Brook House Centre, C’boro Hill - 01892 652 850 Saxonbury House, Croft Road - 01892 603 131 The Surgery, Beacon Road - 01892 652 233

Support Alcoholics Anonymous - 08457 697 555 Al-Anon Family Groups - 800 0086 811 (Helpline) Citizens Advice - 0300 330 9022 Childline - 0800 1111

Clued Up Info (11-25yrs) - 01892 661 990 CRIMESTOPPERS - 0800 555 111 Crowborough Foodbank - 07936 515 798 N.S.P.C.C. (help & advice) - 0808 800 500 Police - Non-emergency - 101 R.S.P.C.A. (cruelty & advice) - 0300 1234 999 Samaritans - 116 123

Transport Bus enquiries -Arriva 01622 697 000 -Brighton & Hove 01273 886 200 -CTLA 01273 517 332 -Renown Coaches 01424 210 744 -Traveline 0871 200 2233 National Rail Enquiries - 08457 484 950 Airport - General Enquiries -Gatwick 0844 892 0322 -Heathrow 0844 335 1801

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Suppliers Electricity - 0800 783 8866 Gas, National Grid - 0800 111 999 South East Water - 0333 0000 365

Local Services | Information Community Centre - 01892 653 823 Crowborough Town Council - 01892 652 907 Nus Ghani MP - 0207 219 4619 East Sussex County Council - 0345 608 0190 ESCC Highways - 0345 608 0193 Library - 0345 608 0195 (Renewals) - 0345 608 0196 (Enquiries) Post Office - 0845 722 3344 St. John Ambulance - 01892 610 183 Tourist Information - 01892 652 907 Wealden District Council - 01323 443 322


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Index of Advertisers *Indicates special offer for readers

Accountants MBS Accounting ..................................6

Financial Advisors Places of Worship Campbell Munro ...............................17 All Saints Crowborough ....20 & 40 St Richard’s Crowborough .........27 Bathroom Design/Installation Funeral Directors Bathe in Safety .....................................11 Tester & Jones ......................................19 Plumbing Digby Fox ................................................22 Carpenters/Joiners Garden Machinery Eridge Plumbing & Heating ........12 Pearl Carpentry & Joinery ...........22 Millennia Garden Machinery ..........2 J Gilbert Plumbing & Heating ...17 Precision Joinery .................................17 Garden/Outdoor Services Printers Children’s Activities Allseasons Landscaping ................7 Millennia Print Ltd .............................2 CIRT Space Holiday Club ..........21 Ashwoods Tree Work ......................8 John’s Gardening Services ...........17 Property Maintenance Chiropodists & Podiatrists Tree Hoppers ........................................12 All Things Maintenance .............7 Beacon Chiropody Clinic ...........8 CI Products ............................................10 Health & Beauty Computer/Technology Services Appearances Aesthetics ..............36 Colin Watts Construction ...........6 CrowboroughComputers.com ....15 Slimming World ...............................18 Redwing Property Services ......26 St Pierre Contractors ....................11 Aetherbios Yoga Crowborough ..15 Taylor Building & Maintenance Domestic Cleaning Services Magiclean (Carpet & Upholstery) ...12 Hearing Aids Services ......18 Owen Hearing ........................................5 Roofing Double Glazing/Glaziers Insulation Services ............................10 Home & Interiors Redwing Roofing .............................22 Skip Hire Skip X ..........................................................8

Opticians Crowborough Opticians ..................5

Social Clubs Jarvis Brook Social Club ................18

Osteopaths Helen Dunn .............................................6 Electrician Electrician Andy ...................................38 Painting & Decorating Mike Anthony Decorator ...........12 Events Crowborough Business Expo ......3 Sarah’s Painting Services ..............6 Crowborough Tennis Picture Framers & Squash Club ........7 J&K Gallery ................................................9 Heart Health Event .........................13

Solicitors Claire Nash Solicitors .........................37 Dawson Hart ................................30-31

Electrical Appliance Retailers Southpoint Electrical ......................15

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TransFunk Furniture ..........................23 TransFunk Furniture Kithcens .....29

Education The Warren Day Nursery & Pre-School ........39

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