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Living East Grinstead based business directory & community magazine serving the residents of the area

Tale of a Comic Book Hero

Rotary Club Camera Club Now & Then

Caring about our Heritage

June 2011 | FREE

East Grinstead, Ashurst wood, Sharpthorne, West Hoathly, Felbridge, Felcourt, Dormans Park, Furnace wood


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Kitchens

Bathrooms Testimonial: “We employed Allzones Home Improvments to undertake an extensive refurbishment project at our home including full interior & exterior works.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Allzones handled every aspect of the project from start to finish with professionalism. Not only did Paul Nash manage the project efficiently, he also provided creative solutions and cost-saving ideas. We were kept informed of progress and issues arising every step of the way, enabling us to maintain a sense of control over both the finished product and overall expenditure. Paul and his team were polite and friendly at all times and kept disruption to our family life to a minimum. We would highly recommend Allzones.” Yours truly, Lorraine & Howard Montagu Chelwood Gate

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East Grinstead Living • June 2011




Dear Residents Welcome to the June edition of the East Grinstead Living. Firstly we’d like to start by mentioning that quite a few of our advertisers are giving residents special offers on their services. This helps you by getting a “good deal” (every little helps…) and helps them as they can see feedback to their advertising. June makes us think about Fresh Strawberries! There is a mouth-watering, simple recipe for Eton Mess, easy for even the most cooking-phobic among us. We interview local author, Garen Ewing, about his Rainbow Orchid comic books, with their grassroots popularity growth. An exciting photography competition is being run for the next 3 months, in conjunction with the East Grinstead Camera Club. So for any amateur photographers out there (both adults & children) immediately turn to page 34 for more details. Our local heritage is important and very special; the East Grinstead Society tells more, see page 32. Finally thank you for supporting our local businesses the majority of which are right on our doorsteps! - so to speak. Here’s to a lovely start to Summer! With Best Wishes, Tally & Chris The East Grinstead Living Team.

y Keep this hand by the phone as you’ll never know when you’ll need a local service

Contents June Recipe

6

Agony Aunt

8

Charity Page

14

The Tale of a Comic Book Hero

16

Meridian Rotary Club

18

Blackland Farm Activity Centre

22

Gardening Tips

26

Good Luck Terry

28

Quick Quiz, Sudoku

30

Caring about our Heritage

32

East Grinstead Camera Club

34,35

What’s On

36

Index

38

East Grinstead Living Notice: East Grinstead Living prints various articles, features, and advertisements. Although these appear in East Grinstead Living, any opinions expressed are the opinion of the author, these are not necessarily the opinion of the publisher. © Copyright East Grinstead Living 2011. The contents of this publication are written specifically for our readers, no part may be reproduced elsewhere without express and prior permission.

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Edward & Ellie

the East Grinstead Elephants

Welcome to another competition! The name of the game is to locate the 2 Ellies & 2 Edwards hidden on 4 pages in the magazine. One Lucky winner will receive a £20. To enter let us know the page numbers, your name, address & phone number. ALL AGES WELCOME Send answers to: Email: info@egliving.co.uk, write to: East Grinstead Living Competition, 33 Morton Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4AF. Closing date: 30th June 2011 This publication uses vegetable based inks on chlorine free paper

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DO try this at home!

Perfect for June:

Eton Mess with Wild Strawberries Recipe by Chef Dean Samsudin at the Brambletye Hotel This summer dessert is so easy, especially if you make the meringue in advance, or use about 4oz of good quality ready-made. We buy our strawberries straight from Tulleys Farm for a wonderfully fresh flavour. Try it with different berries during the summer months.

Ingredients 200 g (7oz) ripe hulled strawberries 100g (3 ½ oz) Caster Sugar 500 ml (16 fl oz) Double Cream Few drops of vanilla extract

Meringue 1 medium egg white 65g (2 ½ oz) caster sugar Please note: you can make more meringues and put some aside for use later.

Method (Serves 4) 1. For Meringue: In a clean bowl whisk egg white until stiff, then gradually whisk in caster sugar until it holds firm (peaks when whisk is lifted). 2. Spread meringue in even layers about ¾ inches thick on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Place in oven at lowest setting for 6 hours until dry and brittle. 3. For Puree: put ½ the strawberries in a blender with ½ the sugar and whizz until smooth, pass through a sieve. 4. Whisk the double cream with remaining sugar and few drops of vanilla extract until stiff. Break the meringue in small pieces and fold into cream with half the puree, don’t mix too thoroughly as you want a ripple effect. 5. Slice remaining strawberries, spoon cream/puree mixture into dishes, drizzle with remaining puree and scatter the chopped strawberries. June 2011 • East Grinstead Living

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Agony Aunt

Dear Sylvia,

My father, an elderly man who lives alone, recently had a stroke. We (his family) are very worried about him as he needs round the clock attention. We’d like him to move in with one of us in case something else happens to him again but he’s refusing to. He’s very independent. What would you advise? Chrissy

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Sylvia says: Dear Chrissy, “I’m so sorry to hear about your father. It’s always such a terrible time when someone you love is ill. But I would encourage you to remember the advice given on aeroplanes – if the aeroplane crashes, put on your oxygen mask before helping other people. I know that you want to help your father, but having him live with you will put a terrible strain on you and your family. Looking after someone round the clock is exhausting – especially when you have a family to look after too. I know that you love him but sometimes the best thing for everyone is to find somewhere he can live independently and be looked after by professionals. You can visit as much as you like and be there for him but his day to day needs will be catered for by people who have the time and energy to do so. I’m 92 and know that if anything horrible happens to me, I would not want to be a burden to my family. Much love to you and your family.” Sylvia Send in your own “Dear Sylvia”, email: info@egliving.co.uk or write to: Dear Sylvia, 33 Morton Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4AF. (please note we can not promise publication of letter or that it will be answered. One letter per month to be featured) May 2011 • East Grinstead Living

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10 • health and beauty

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12 • health and beauty

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14 • Charity

The Swan, Lewes Rd, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5ER Proud Sponsors of this Charity Page

AGE CONCERN – EAST GRINSTEAD Age Concern East Grinstead (ACEG) was established Current Position in 1950. It’s current set-up now operates three main services; The Day Centre, Saturday Respite Age Concern identified the need to update their centre to enhance the ambience and environment and the Help at Home Service. as it’s important that our members feel valued Day Centre History & Services and appreciated. This will cost approximately £40,000+. Swan Mead Day Centre was a long sought after project of the old East Grinstead Urban District Council, it was finally opened on August 31st 1974 . Swan Mead gets its name from a field on which the Queens Road cemetery is laid, in turn taking its name from the early 18th century Swan pub which fronted the London Road, about where the pound shop is today, and which was demolished in the early 1960’s. We have over 400 members (over 50’s) who join in activities including: exercises, computer classes, line dancing, film shows, bingo, etc! There are also various outings and events.

Saturday Respite In 2003 ACEG expanded its services to cater for a growing unmet need by assisting carers supporting people living with dementia. Carers can leave their loved-ones in a home-from-home environment, so they can partake in some wellearned leisure time.

We hold regular outings and events throughout the year to help raise essential funds. Our next event is a Barn Dance with Fish & Chip supper on Saturday 25th June 7pm – at the Felbridge Village Hall – Tickets are £10 & a family ticket of 4, £28 - Bring your own drinks! We have an outing arranged for 18th July to the Houses of Parliament where we will be taken on a guided tour by the Hon. Nicolas Soames followed by a tour of the Capital City. We are keen to encourage local businesses and the community to help and support us wherever they can in our fundraising attempts to improve the lives of older people.

The funding for this service ended in November Quote from member 2010. However the Trustees have kept the service Connie Jackson: going, drawing on reserves. “Swan Mead is a life saver! The staff are Help at Home all very friendly. I feel This service was originally delivered by Help at respected as an individual Home Plus (Mid Sussex) and was established, here. I like the socializing following the many requests received by older and the food is excellent!” and vulnerable people who required reputable domiciliary help within their home. Sadly funding for this was cut in April 2009 and Age concern took over this service on 2nd November 2009.

ConnieJackson (with former chef Dan Baete) valued member & volunteer of ACEG

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The Tale of a Comic Book Hero n Ewing

We interview local author Gare

Please give us some background to your working life prior to the release of the Rainbow Orchid. I’ve been working on The Rainbow Orchid in my spare time for quite a few years now, so that covers an expanse in itself! I became a self-employed commercial illustrator in 2002, and before that I worked, in reverse order, in software design, graphic design, as a hotel porter and as a porter and fork-lift driver at a mushroom farm. Throughout all of that time I drew and published my own comics, it’s only in past couple of years that it’s become pretty much a full-time occupation. Once the Rainbow Orchid was released the response was spectacular, What happened and were you surprised? The Rainbow Orchid initially saw print serialised in a small press comic. It had a limited readership of just a couple of hundred or so but was wellreceived so I decided to collect the story, all that existed of it at the time, and sell it at a London comic show where I sold all my stock in one day! As I didn’t want to reprint it I decided to publish the rest of the story on the web, and this is when my audience really began to grow. It also attracted the interest of some mainstream book publishers, which led to me getting a literary agent and then, finally, publication with Egmont, the UK’s largest publisher of children’s books. June 2011 • East Grinstead Living

Having been met with much critical acclaim, The Rainbow Orchid’s popularity has grown very much on its own steam. Where did the original idea come from and how did it go from concept to reality? It was one of those things that came together over a few months with several different strands eventually combining. To be honest, I got a bit fed up working on other people’s comic scripts and so I decided to abandon it all and work on a comic purely for my own pleasure, with no commercial goal in mind. I gathered together all the things I particularly loved lost world tales, classic adventure, the 1920s, silent films, the FrancoBelgian tradition of clear line comic art - and make a story that I knew at least one person would like - me! It’s really nice that many others have enjoyed it too.

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Were you inspired by any local people or places of interest?... With The Rainbow Orchid there is a panel in volume one that includes one of East Grinstead’s old buildings (that was, in the 1920s, the Constitutional Club on the High Street), but otherwise there’s not a lot really. However, the next volume features a local landmark that also provides the book’s title. Unfortunately I can’t reveal what that is until 2012! What is next for the Rainbow Orchid? Volume three, which completes the Rainbow Orchid story, will be published in Holland at the end of 2011 and in the UK in early 2012. With all three volumes completed my agent will be selling the book as a complete work to more European countries


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and Egmont will be publishing a special single-volume collectors’ edition as well. And beyond the three volumes, is there another plan in the pipeline for more comics? One interesting project I’m involved with is a book called ‘Nelson’. It’s the story of a fictional character written and drawn by 50 different British comic creators, each telling the story of a day from a year in her life, from birth (1968) to the present day (2011). All proceeds from the book are going to ‘Shelter’. What’s the best thing about living in East Grinstead? I’ve lived here for most of my life and never wanted to move away (I had a year in the States but missed the English weather,

believe it or not!). I love the history of the town and I love the location - the Ashdown Forest and easy access to London and Brighton in each direction. I’m not so involved in the community as I used to be, which is a shame - purely a matter of how busy my workload is at the moment - but I’ve

got really fond memories of the local band scene of the 1990s and of all the theatre productions I took part in for various local groups - all with lovely people!

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18 • East Grinstead LIVING

Meridian Rotary Club in the Pink The Rotary Club of East

Grinstead Meridian has successfully completed its fund raising project to support Rotary International’s campaign to eradicate Polio from our world. The campaign known as ‘Thanks for Life – End Polio Now’ targeted the raising of £100 million by Rotary Clubs worldwide over 2 years. If achieved, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation agreed to contribute a further £200 million. The sum of £300 million is estimated by The World Health Organisation as being needed to undertake the immunisation of all the children in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria where this horrid crippling disease is still prevalent. In October 2010, as part of an initiative known as ‘Focus on the Crocus’, the Club distributed 4,000 purple crocus bulbs amongst the schools in the town. The concept was that the bulbs would bloom in February at the time schools were asked to consider events to raise funds for the Polio eradication campaign. Thursday 17th February was deemed to be ‘Purple Pinkie’ Day. The name

chosen as children immunised against Polio are marked with a purple dye on the little finger of their right hand. The pupil’s response was excellent. Both at Sackville and Imberhorne the students raised over £2,000 and a special purple quiz, run by the Sackville staff, added a further £500. Estcots, Halsford Park and Blackwell Primary schools also held special events to swell the fund raising total to £5,600. Adding this sum to the monies raised from an auction of promises in 2010, the Club has been able to donate nearly £16,000 to the eradication of Polio. Worldwide, Rotary International will achieve its

target sum so the final phase of Polio eradication should be completed by 2013. The Club also celebrated its 25th Anniversary on 7th May with a Dinner Dance at the Felbridge Hotel. The Club’s 32 members were joined by dignitaries, their families and friends, bringing the number to over 170. The speeches reflected that in local, national and international projects, well over 1million people have benefited from the Club’s fund raising activities. If you wish to enjoy the fellowship of Rotary, and thereby benefit those less fortunate than us or support local youth initiatives, then do come along to a meeting of the Meridian Rotary Club at the Dorset Arms on a Wednesday evening. Contact details may be found on the Internet under The Rotary Club of East Grinstead Meridian. Rotarian Chris Smith chrissmith@meridianrotary.co.uk

June 2011 • East Grinstead Living

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Yew Lodge Ladies Lunch Tuesday 28 June 2011 10.00am to 3.00pm £28 per person

Our popular ladies lunches opens this year with qualified, local therapist Jackie Boyce highlighting the key features of several holistic treatments including Reflexology, Hopi Ear Candling and Reiki. Audience participation will be encouraged to demonstrate the benefits (& add some fun!). This will be followed by a two course lunch, especially created by our chef with summer in mind, to include a complimentary glass of wine/soft drink. Our website has full details or contact us to make a reservation advance booking essential.

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Gardening Tips for June Article by Michael Dongray, Imberhorne Lane Nursery Proprietor

Bulbs

Always let the foliage on spring bulbs die down naturally. This is vital for next year’s display. Dahlia tubers not yet planted should be put in as soon as possible. All plants that need support should be staked at the time of planting.

Shrubs

Several of the shrubs that bloom on wood made during the previous year may be pruned as soon as the flowers fade to enable new shoots as long as possible to mature to carry next year’s blooms. Prune evergreens such as Boxwoods, Camellia and Junipers.

Vegetables

Brussels sprouts, sprouting broccoli, summer and winter cabbages, cauliflowers, kales and leeks all need planting into their final positions. Continue to make regular sowings of lettuces and radishes. Other crops where further sowings can be made are runner and french beans, beetroot, carrots, peas, Swede and turnips. Earth-up main crop potatoes to prevent tubers from being exposed to light. Keep on top of the weeding, by hoeing and by hand, also do any necessary thinning.

Lawns

Mowing can now be increased to twice a week. If there is a long dry spell raise the height of the mower blades Treat any isolated weeds with a spot treatment weed killer. Feed with a lawn fertilizer when the ground is moist.

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Fruits trained against walls should be watered if necessary. Strawberries should be in full production this month. Place straw or special mats under the plants to prevent the fruit from being soiled. Keep an eye out for Pest and Disease. Spraying with an organic insecticide/fungicide may be necessary. Please ensure you follow all instructions on the label.

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Remove fading flowers on a regular basis to encourage new blooms. Remove any suckers growing from the rootstock. Aphids, mildew, blackspot and Rust can be a problem this month. Treat as soon as an attack is noticed. After the climbing roses bloom, be sure to prune them. Next year’s blooms will be produced on this summer’s new growth.

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Terry, Meridian FM DJ, celebrated his 40th Birthday in April and what better way to commemorate this milestone than to jump out of a perfectly good aeroplane at a height of around 10,000ft for charity!!!! He’s raising monies for NDCS (The National Deaf Children’s Society), which for personal reasons is very dear to his heart. The jump is inspired by his youngest daughter Alannah, 8, who is deaf and has had an electronic device surgically implanted into both of her ears to help her hear. This is a way of showing his support for the charity. Terry will train for a day-and-a half before his solo jump on July 24 in Maidstone, Kent. He will free fall at 120mph before pulling his parachute cord.

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Caring about our Heritage

The East Grinstead Society was founded in 1968 to care for the buildings of East Grinstead and its surroundings. Did you know that over 80 listed buildings exist in the town centred on a Conservation Area around the High Street? This area has been officially designated “as of outstanding status”. Our high street is recognised as one of the longest existing stretches of timberframe buildings in the country. Constructions are medieval in style (circa. 1340 – circa 1500) just before the great re-buildings which occurred in the Golden Age of Elizabeth I’s reign. There are 16 ancient timber framed houses and two Grade I listed buildings: Sackville College, an almshouse founded in the early 17th Century by the Earl of Dorset and still in use, as well as Old St Margaret’s Convent, designed by G.E.Street in 1865, now converted into apartments and part of a private housing trust. Surrounding this are homes for about 23,000 residents and some of the most beautiful countryside in England. The Society is an independent group of residents interested in the well-being of the town who monitor all proposals which may affect it’s character and quality of life. For instance, A team reviews all planning applications of which many are supported, but those with negative impacts are objected to in our advice to the town council. As an example, in February we opposed a planning application to build 117 homes at Ashplats House, on grounds of traffic congestion this would cause on Holtye Road and because the site forms no part of an integrated plan for the town. The Society also keeps watch on strategic developments in the district, and nearer to

Wilmington House, 48-50 High Street The centre timber-framed section dates from the 16th century and the right-hand part is an early 14th century Hall House. A fine carved, moulded dais beam, dated at about 1340, visible in the passageway, was part of the original Hall House.

hand we alert Town and District Councils, where practical improvements such as footpath renewals are needed. There is an annual schedule of events, including monthly meetings of general interest at East Court, organised town trails, guided walks and coordinated local Heritage Open Days. The Society supports particular community projects and awards prizes to schoolchildren. These activities are to stimulate awareness of quality of life in the town and our distinctive heritage and culture. We are looking for like-minded people of all ages to join who care about the beautiful & unique town in which we live. Monthly Friday meetings are held at 7.30 pm in the Main Hall, East Court. Non-members, including potential joiners, are most welcome - £1.50. Three town trails Historic High Street, 19th and 20th Century buildings and Victorian Heritage have been produced to enable everyone to enjoy the town’s heritage on foot. See our website: www.eastgrinsteadsociety.org

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Camera Club NOW & THEN

Competition The East Grinstead Camera Club in association with the EG Living is holding a competition for the “Best Amateur Photo” in 2 categories of Adult (16+) and Child (up to 15). Competition runs from June - Sept 30th 2011 Adult Category Prize: Free EG Camera Club Annual membership (worth £60) Child Category Prize: £30 voucher towards camera accessories. Post your entries to: EGCC, 33 Morton Road, East Grinstead, W. Sussex, RH19 4AF. Email to: info@egliving.co.uk

Some History East Grinstead Camera Club’s inaugural meeting was held in June 1955. Claire Field, a local schoolteacher, was the founder member and the Claire Field Cup for the B section monthly prints was donated in her memory. Mrs Addison and her sister Miss Morter were professional portrait photographers and members in the early days. The Mesdames Morter Trophy was donated in their memory for the Portrait Print of the Year.

Club members 2011 The Morter sisters were widely published in the 1920’s. The Keith de Lellis gallery in New York has a collection of Mesdames Morter prints. The sisters are dressed up in costumes, such as a naval captain in ‘Captain of the Good Ship’ (London 1927) and in a WW1 era winter coat in ‘Remembrance Day’ (London 1923). In an exhibition at the Houk-Friedman gallery in the 1990’s they were marketed as early precursors of famous American photographer, Cindy Sherman. Brigadier W P B Ashton was the club’s patron for many years until 1981 and he used to host Christmas parties at Greathed Manor, Dormansland. A small but enthusiastic group of about 20 photography lovers met in places such as the Ship Inn in West Street and a scout hall in Portland Road, but later moved to The County Grammar School (now Imberhorne Middle School ) in Windmill Lane. At first they perched on stools in the Chemistry laboratory, later moving to the Geography room.

5 images that were the club’s winning entry at “The 2011 Surrey Advertiser Rosebowl Challenge Trophy”.

Black Headed Gull by Joyce Flower, Ian Siegal by Roy Cano, Air to Air by Paul Flandinette (this image won “Best Image”), Promenade by Peter Bishop, Schism by Steve Hall


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In the early days the club held public competitions through the East Grinstead Courier judged by Doug Sizer, the proprietor of a camera shop by the clock tower.

Purpose of the club • provide photographers (both amateur and professional) with an opportunity to meet other people who share the same passion • allow members to improve their own photography through inter- and intra-club competitions • host presentations from speakers/photographers from across the UK (and from within the club)

The Club now Meetings are held on Thursday evenings at 7.45pm for 8pm start in the Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road. New members are welcome. Our longest serving member is Stuart Allan who has been an active member for 52 years, we believe! Please feel free to come along to a meeting if you are interested in photography, whatever your level of ability. For further info contact Roy Cano: 07986 388390 or email: egcc.info@yahoo.co.uk

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What’s On

– June 2011

Thursday 2nd June - Wednesday 15 June East Grinstead Art Society is holding their annual Art Show at Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre, De La Warr Road. Hours 10.00 am to 5.00 pm with some evening openings, Mon. to Sat. Free admission. Meet the artists exhibiting and perhaps even join our friendly club. For more information contact: Jean Mendez 01342 315225. Saturday 11th June You are invited to a celebration of song, dance, theatre and music at Trinity Methodist Church, Lingfield Road, East Grinstead, RH19 2HA at 7.00pm. Free admittance but there will be the opportunity to donate to the Trinity New Build fund. The evening will end with refreshments being served. For more details contact the Church Administrator on 01342 302862 Tuesday 14th June – 20th Free Sleeplessness Clinics: Come and find out how homeopathy might help you or your child sleep better. Homeopaths Catherine Smith & Gill Marshall will be offering free 15 minute appointments. Drop in or book in advance to avoid disappointment. For further information. contact Ashdown Natural Health Clinic, 1 Hartfield Road, Forest Row. 01342 822505 or info@ashdownclinic.com. Monday 20th June East Grinstead Natural History Society Demonstration and talk: Reptiles – Matthew Witham and colleagues from ESRAS will bring live specimens to this meeting. St Barnabus Church Hall, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead at 7:45pm. Visitors £2.50 including refreshments. Contact Lesley Berry on 01342 324955 for more details Sunday, 12th June Open Air Theatre. Much Ado About Nothing, Rain or Shine Theatre Company At 3pm, Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead RH19 4JY. In the gardens (seated) or inside the Great Hall if wet. Tickets: £8.00 (£6.50 senior citizens) includes cream tea. Contact: Liz Ostermann on 01342 326711 or info@ hubbardfoundation.co.uk All proceeds to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Led by hearing dog Baxter, Vicarage Car Park, East Grinstead. Morning Walk: 10am Afternoon Walk: 2pm, 2 different 5 mile walks in the lovely Sussex Weald east and south of East Grinstead. Limited to 40 per walk, so book early. Adults £5, Seniors £3, Children (5-16) £2 – per walk. Contact: Sue Pellow 01323 508932 or sue.pellow@ hearingdogs.org.uk Friday 17 June. East Grinstead Society meeting. Speaker will be Geoffrey Mead entitled ‘Scattered Squalor’ about the growth of housing along the south coast and the Downs. Meetings begin at 7.30 pm June 2011 • East Grinstead Living

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at East Court and the charge for non members is £1.50. Sunday 19th June Acoustic Sussex presents: Wine, Women and Song at 7:30pm, at Chequer Mead. Call: 01342 302000 Friday 24th June `A Night at the Museum’. A chance to meet six notable and historic characters from East Grinstead’s past. To be held at East Grinstead Town Museum, from 7.00pm. Tickets cost £10.00 and will include drink and canapes. Please phone 01342 712087 for more information and tickets. Saturday 25th June The Meads Primary School Summer Fair 12-3pm. Come and join the fun - Everyone Welcome. Lots of Stalls and Games - bouncy castle. Refreshments - BBQ Sunday 10th July RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre Annual Fun Gala Day 10.30am - 4.00pm. A great day out for all the family! Entertainment, Music, Fun Dog Show, Tours of the Centre, Games, Stalls, BBQ, Food and Drinks Tent. Grand Raffle with lots of terrific prizes. ALL PROCEEDS DIRECTLY SUPPORT THE ANIMAL CENTRE. Please help us reach our target to enable the reconstruction of two kennel blocks. Eastbourne Road/A22, South Godstone, RH9 8JB, Admission: Adults £3, 5-16 yrs £1.00 Free Parking Saturday 23rd July East Grinstead’s Midsummer Market returns on in London Road 9.00 – 5.30 EAST GRINSTEAD’S BIG OUTDOORS SUMMER EVENT. The Midsummer Market takes over the major section of London Road from the King Street Crossroads up to the junction with the High Street and fills it with market stalls and amusements for the day. Entertainment and small fairground rides for the kids and the famous French Market with a host of other craft and gift stalls. Cafes bring their tables and chairs out onto the pavement and the street really comes alive for this special day. This is a very popular free public event. Some stall space available, prices and details from the Tourist Desk tourism@ eastgrinstead.gov.uk or call 01342 410121 Saturday, 25th June Free seminar on vision correction procedures including the latest laser eye surgery and advanced options for cataract surgery. An excellent and informative way to find out the options from one of Centre for Sight’s expert surgeons. The seminar starts at 6:30pm at their dedicated eye hospital on the Turners Hill Rd. Places can be booked by calling 01342 306020 or emailing enquiries@centreforsight.com

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