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Dear Residents, Welcome to our May issue. This month we’re pleased to be bringing you some fantastic History Notes: stories of the past that helped to make the town into what it is today. With the Diamond Jubilee just around the corner you’ll be pleased to know East Grinstead is celebrating in a BIG way, see our What’s On for details and our feature with some old photos of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. Feel the need to get out the house? We bring you a walk in the wonderful Ashdown Forest (in association with the Ashdown Forest Centre). Finally, Thank you for supporting our local businesses, the majority of which are East Grinstead based. And remember to keep the magazine handy for when you need a local service. Please send in any feedback, community news, etc. Have a good May. With Best Wishes, Tally & Chris
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Miss Moneywise 8 Walk 10 EG Hockey Player 12 16 Recipe 18 London to Brighton 22 Quick Quiz & Sudoku Spot-the-difference, competition 26 28,30 History Notes Diamond Jubilee 32 34 Gardening Tips 36 Word Play 36 What’s on at Chequer Mead What’s on 38 The Majority of our Businesses are East Grinstead Based
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Index: Support Local Business Art/Valauables Selling stuff on ebay 5 Your Picture on Canvas 5 Beauty Electrolysis/Blemishes 31 Blinds & Curtains Elizabeth Designs 9 Care Little Fair Care Home 25 Mill View Care Home 21 Children’s Activities & Products/Education Blackland’s Farm 6 Singing Tuition 7 Effective Education 8 Children’s House Nursery 7 Singing Group for kids 7 French Tuition 7 German Tuition 7 Andy Tuition 7 Science/Maths Tuition 7 Hosting French Students 7 Cleaning Services Help at Home 33 Supreme Oven Cleaning 33 Computer/Website Design Services Willis IT Services 36 Cavtec Computer Services 36 Computer Studio 37 Jim’ll Fix It Computer Sevices 39 Dental Riverview Dental Centre 24 Doors Sussex Doors 14 Financial Services Wills & Lasting Powers of Attorney 5 Food Wiltshire Farm Food 5 Fitness/Health/Wellbeing Diane Grayson Pilates 27 Lotte Berk 27 Family Chiropractic Clinic 29 Mobile Massage – Marcus Woodman 31 Feet First 29 Ali Creelman Massage 29 Hire Fitness 27 Foot Lady 29 Electrolysis/Minor Blemishes 31 Function Venue/ Restaurant/Bar Haxted Mill Restaurant 33 Yew Lodge 23 Garden Services JH Vartan 35 MGC 35 DR Newland Tree Care 35 Green Machines 35 Atrium 35 Pete Payne 35 Imberhorne Lane Nursery 34
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Walk: The Southern Slopes and the Airman’s Grave Length: 2.0 miles / 3.25km
With Thanks to the Ashdown Forest Centre and Conservators for allowing us to reproduce their walk leaflet (edited version below). There are other walk leaflets available at the Forest Centre. Have you or the kids got cabin-fever? Why not get out and about with family, friends (or by yourself even) and take advantage of the wonderful Ashdown Forest views with this walk. 1. From Hollies walk past the information board
and head downhill and due south (away from the road) on a clear wide grassy track. Head to the left side of the patch of woodland (mainly oak and birch). Passing the woodland, the track continues to descend gently and views south open up ahead. The views stretch over the Low Weald to, on a fine day, the panorama of the South Downs around Firle Beacon some 25km (16 miles) away. Heath spotted orchids
The Airman’s Grave
The stream sometimes runs a dark rusty colour. This denotes the presence of the iron that was the basis of a major Forest – and High Weald - industry for nearly 2000 years. Woodland on this part of the Forest was heavily exploited to fuel the furnaces at nearby Buxted that, in 1543, produced Britain’s first cast iron cannon. The industry survived in the Weald until 1824 when the last furnace closed. The name of Boringwheel Mill Farm on private land about 1km to the southwest describes the boring wheel that was used to drill out the solid cast cannon barrel to the right calibre or bore. 4. Turn right and cross the bridge over the
From spring to autumn, sheep and cattle graze the area around you. You are walking through heathland, the most characteristic habitat of the Forest. The 1500 hectares of it here are the largest extent in South East England. Careful searches will find the round-leaved sundew. It obtains nutrients from insects caught by long sticky glands on the leaves. In folklore, the sundew had a reputation for preserving long life and acting as an aphrodisiac! 2. The route continues downhill, steeply in
places, for about 1km until it reaches the enclosure known as the Airman’s Grave.
stream and ascend from the gully on the track. At the brow of the hill, after about 250m and at a junction, bear right and remain on the wide ascending track for about 1km with a gully and stream on the right. 5. After passing through light woodland and
with Stonehill car park about 100m ahead, turn right onto another wide track . 6. Follow it for about 700m back to Hollies car
park, parallel with the roadway and with Camp Hill Clump in front of you on the horizon. Camp Hill Clump was first planted in 1825. It’s name probably derives from a military camp nearby in July 1793. More Forest clumps can be encountered on other walks in the series.
Despite it’s name, no one is buried here. It is a memorial to six young men, the crew of a Wellington bomber who were all killed when it crashed here on 31 July 1941. Annual remembrance services are still held here. 3. From the Airman’s Grave continue in the
same direction downhill for about 200m to reach a stream.
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The Come Back Kid Mark Pearn staged one of the best come-backs in GB Hockey history when, after a 6 year absence, he was re-selected for the British Team. Here we interview him, as part of our series of EG Hockey Club Player profiles, in the run up to 2012. a respected club and try to take them In 2011 you made your England comeback after 6 years. How did from a newly promoted side to title contenders both domestically and in you achieve this? I finished playing for England/GB in 2005, so after a 6-year break I was able to make this comeback as I was playing at a high level with EG. I’d been working hard on my physical conditioning since the summer of 2010.
In 2011 you won, ‘Hockey Player of the year’ for the second time. How did it feel getting this accolade at 34?
A bit of a shock really as I didn’t think I would have an opportunity to win these type of awards again after retiring the first time and especially as there are some quality players around. I certainly appreciated it more this time than when I was 23 (in 2000) as I now know it doesn’t happen every year.
Why did you choose East Grinstead Hockey Club, what makes it special?
I chose EG as I had just returned from playing in Barcelona and I wanted another challenge rather than just rejoining Reading where I had been fortunate enough to win league titles and the European Cup. Also it was the opportunity to player/coach at such
Europe. The club is special because it has a great mix of people who all want the team to be successful and are prepared to give up their own free time to support us.
What is your most memorable experience with the club?
Easy: winning the league title for the first time in 2009! We had to go to Surbiton on the last day of the season and win our 8th game in a row to secure the title and we came back from 2-3 down to win 5-3.
What is your greatest challenge in preparation for Summer 2012?
Staying fit and healthy! We are training so hard at the moment, both with our hockey and our conditioning, that it is vital to do everything possible to look after your body.
Who or where do you draw inspiration from?
From my family and especially from my two daughters Isabella and Ruby. If they are proud of what I have done in the future then there is not much else I can ask for.
Profile questions: Year of Birth & Birthplace?
1977 in Bristol
Joined East Grinstead Hockey Club when?
European Championships - 3 x bronze medals (1999, 2003, 2011) Commonwealth Games - bronze medal (1998) 1 x European Club Champions 2003 (Reading) 6 x National Premier League Titles (Reading x 4, EG x 2) 7 x National Indoor Titles (EG x 5, Reading x 1, Guildford x 1) 2 x UK Player of the Year (2000, 2011) Favourite hobby?
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Petits Pots de crème Vanilla beans have called ‘the pastry cook’s truffles’. Their haunting, exotic flavour is quite without equal. Don’t use essence or extract in their place. To make a chocolate version of the pots de crème, add 1 tsp of cocoa powder and 4 tbl spoons of melted dark chocolate.
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Local sports coach Alex Over takes on
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Why the London to Brighton? Despite always being fit I embarked on a more intensive training regime about 8 months ago and was keen to find a challenge which would ensure I sustained that. I had toyed with the idea of running the marathon but I suffer with a back problem which means road running is very difficult. Therefore the London to Brighton seemed a perfect solution as it is intensive enough to require training whilst being a bit kinder to my back! Tell us about your training for the occasion? I am a tennis & squash coach which demands I maintain a certain level of fitness. I also run a men’s football team (Ashurst Wood FC Men’s First Team) and a dip in my fitness would provide too big a ribbing opportunity so I do work hard to stay fit! As the weather improves and the nights get light getter cycling has actually been really
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Mill View A very different type of care home Care UK is delighted to announce the opening of Mill View, East Grinstead in May. Our brand new care home offers award winning residential, nursing and specialist dementia care in luxurious surroundings. At Mill View, we are committed to fulfilling the daily lives of the people we care for. And the home itself - with its very own ‘village’ - will provide the perfect setting for residents to enjoy quality time with their relatives and friends. Why not come and see the difference for yourself? We’ll be happy to show you around and to discuss the best care options for your loved one. AM *ARD ENING AM &LUB $PPOI NTME N THE PM &HIRO TWITH P ODIST 0ARY PM VISIT INGF $ FTE ORLUN R CH WITH NOONTEA 'ORO AT' THY OYLES
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Quick Quiz 1:
Who was the main star of ‘The Good the Bad and the Ugly’?
Which British actor is the longest serving actor in global soapoperas?
Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having. Mahatma Gandhi I count him braver who overcomes
In which decade did Vladimir Putin become ‘Acting’ President of Russia?
his desires than him who conquers
Who wrote the poem which starts: ‘How do I love thee?’
Liza Minelli is the daughter of which famous Actress?
A fool sees not the same tree that
The Kennedy family are of which descent?
Who invented the monster, ‘Frankenstein’?
The Domestic Dog is a sub-species of which species?
without your consent.
Who were the main stars in the 1942 film Casablanca?
10: What does ‘Blind Baking’ mean? Answers on page 35
his enemies; the hardest victory is the victory over self.
a wise man sees.
No one can make you feel inferior
‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without words And
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never stops - at all. Emily Dickinson
Yew Lodge Country House
Ladies Lunch – Summer Look Thursday 14 June, 11am-3pm
Yew Lodge is delighted to combine our popular ladies lunch with a fashion show hosted by Sue from ‘Weddings and Special Occasions, East Grinstead,’ featuring their Spring/ Summer collections and accessories. Also local beauty therapist, Rose from Rose’s Beauty Room, will offer colour, make up and skin care advice. The beauty tips will take place at 12:15pm and the fashion show will be during lunch which will be served at 12:30pm. The inclusive price for our Ladies Lunch is £28 per person, to include a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink, followed by a two course set lunch and finishing with coffee/tea & chocolates.
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A Home from Home
Sue Dorman,Home Manager
Entering Littlefair Care Home, an unassuming building of simple geometry, I was surprised to be met with an elegant, spacious and most importantly welcoming interior. As I entered the lounge there was also an atmosphere of contentment with a good spattering of ‘hustle and bustle’ - though not overdone. We often have preconceived ideas about Care Homes for the Elderly and I admit I was no exception. Yet I was enjoying the first-impressions of the tour of the house led by Amanda Travers (the Home Administrator). The adjectives ‘cosy’ and ‘homely’ soon came to mind & it became clear why this was: The home was started over twenty years ago by Amanda’s parents, Robin and Lilliane Kennedy and whilst they are no longer involved in the business (having retired themselves) the family “ethos” continues. With many long-serving staff this helps in providing continuity of care. Naturally late in one’s life no one likes ‘chop and change’ and the consistency is appreciated. This all makes for the coveted ‘family feel’ people yearn for. There is further illustration of this with, for instance, the fact carers eat with those they are caring for – not separately. Such little touches
add towards the bigger picture. I could see that Littlefair are experts at striking the balance between rest needed in old age and the need to keep the mind occupied. In the lounge some residents were simply relaxing whilst others were chatting and carrying out hobbies. Some light garden work was being done and there had been a visit that day by students from nearby Sackville school. There is an enthusiastic young woman in charge of co-ordinating activities. Every day there is something they can do from chair Zumba to crafts and musical therapy. A Diamond Jubilee Street party is planned for the summer, along with a number of other outings. All the rooms and communal spaces are immaculately clean and well looked after and I’m glad to say that I could not detect that ‘clinical’ smell which regrettably often lingers in care homes. The building has undergone a total refurbishment over the last year and is modern with traditional touches, being appropriate in taste to the age of the residents. Amanda brought me to meet & chat to Sue Dorman the Home Manager. It was clear this is not just another ‘job’ for Sue but a trust and responsibility to do right by the residents as well as the employees.
That she continuously undertakes courses in all areas of the care profession (I could tell by the array of certificates on the wall…) confirms her professed belief that no matter how much you’ve learnt, there’s more knowledge to be gained – this attitude bodes well and shows someone who is not complacent. Knowing every resident and even many of their family by name and making sure they are aware that there is always an ‘open door’ to Sue is another key principal she uses. Littlefair also offers temporary respite care for those who need it. The home is at near capacity most of the time and the majority of residents come through wordof-mouth. This is testament to all the actions taken to make the place homely and relaxing with just the right amount of mental stimulation. Perfectly suitable, I should say, for one’s twilight years.
Warburton Close, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3TX. Tel: 01342 333900
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A chance to win a signed and sketched-in copy of The Rainbow Orchid volume 3 – we have 2 to give away.
Simply circle the 8 differences on the right hand illustration.
Post or scan/email to: Rainbow Orchid Competition, 33 Morton, E. Grinstead, W. Sussex, RH19 4AF. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include name, address, phone number. Closing date: 31st May ’12
Author Signing & Sketching In Copies on 23rd June, 11 am - 1 pm, The Bookshop, High Street.
Welcome to the biggest adventure in comics! A graphic adventure by East Grinstead author and illustrator Garen Ewing. All 3 volumes available from The Bookshop, East Grinstead High Street and other good bookshops.
Win 2 Free Tickets to Chequer Mead
Searchlight Theatre Company presents,
Chariot: The Eric Liddell Story Thursday 14th June and Friday 15th June at 7.30pm, Box Office: 01342 302000 This is the inspiring story of Eric Liddell, Scotland’s finest Olympic Athlete, who ran with purpose in all areas of his life with a desire to win and to be honourable to God. An athlete, rugby union international player, and a missionary, Liddell was the winner of the men’s 400 metres at the 1924 summer Olympics in Paris. His Olympic training and racing, and the religious convictions that influenced him, are depicted in the Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire in which he is portrayed by fellow Scot, Ian Charlson.
Competition Question: Which country is the birth & deathplace of Eric Liddell?
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Local History Notes Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Smith by Dorothy Hatswell
Oswald Augustus Smith was born on October 12th 1826. His family owned Smith’s Bank. It dated back to the time of Oliver Cromwell and the Commonwealth. It was the first bank to have branches outside London and was later to be subsumed into the National Westminster Bank. Oswald studied classics at Cambridge. The Smiths were a very wealthy and well-connected family. One of Oswald’s sisters married into the Bowes-Lyon family and was thus later related, by marriage, to the Royal family. The second son of George V, “Bertie”, the future George VI, married Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, better known as the late Queen Mother. Oswald, himself, married Rose Sophia Vansittart and they had three sons and one daughter. Their London address was 73, Eaton Place but in 1864 he purchased Hammerwood Lodge from Dorien Magens, as a country retreat. His decision to move into the East Grinstead area was to prove a beneficial one for both Hammerwood and the town. Oswald Smith and his wife were very public-spirited and soon became immersed in all aspects of life in this area. They provided the money to build a school at Hammerwood for the local children in 1873. They went on to establish a Church, St. Stephen’s, in the hamlet seven years later, again entirely at their expense. It was built in the English Gothic style by the architect E.P.Loftus Brock. The spire is one hundred feet high. Oswald Smith kept a diary most of his life. An extract from the entry for March 22nd 1881 reads: “The great day. Mr Christian, the architect from the Ecclesiasical Commissioners, came down to inspect the church and pronounced it in order. The annual Boat Race came off this morning and Oxford won... The Liberals have gained more seats... All went off very well. The church was quite filled and the Bishop of Chichester did the function of consecrating our church very well and effectively.... We then had a luncheon of 50 or 60 clergy and their wives and some neighbours. Afterwards my brother and I took a walk round the furnace ponds. May God bless
our church now dedicated to the high and holy use of teaching His truth.” Dr. John Rogers closed the East Grinstead Cottage Hospital in 1874, which he had opened 11 years earlier with his own money, due to the lack of financial support, as he saw it, from the local people. Thirteen years later, a serious accident to Lord Neville’s groom demonstrated the need for a hospital in the town. If the Sisters of St Margaret had not taken him in, there would have been nowhere for him to be treated. This incident caused Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Smith, with others, to look for suitable properties in which
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the hospital could be re-opened. They found a new building on the London Road, Lansdowne House in 1888. The Smiths rented the property, and originally ran the hospital themselves for a few months. They then established a committee on which Mrs Smith served. She took a keen, personal interest in the running of it. She established a group of ladies who visited the hospital frequently and together they ensured that the highest standards were upheld. Mrs Oswald Smith was also especially concerned with the finances. The new Cottage Hospital contained only six beds for patients and one for the matron. The rapidly increasing population of East Grinstead and the surrounding villages which it covered soon meant that the hospital could not always cope with the needs of its patients. The committee started to explore the area for a new site. One was found in Imberhorne lane but before anything could be done about it, the Elephants Head Coffee House in Queens Road had, unexpectedly become vacant. Owned by the Smiths (whose symbol was the Elephant’s Head was) it was being used as a holiday home for the London Ragged School who no longer wanted it. With their usual generosity, it was offered to the committee to house the
cottage hospital. This gift was gladly accepted and the necessary alterations were carried out. Very shortly after it opened, in January 1901, Queen Victoria died on the Isle of Wight. It was unanimously agreed at a public meeting to rename the hospital the Queen Victoria Cottage Hospital. It was felt that this would be a fitting memorial to the late, long-serving, monarch. The need for a library in the town was mooted in 1887 and again Oswald Smith was one of the first to donate. He not only gave a 999 year lease on the land on which it was to be built but also a cheque for £100. The building was also to house the Literary and Scientific Institute which needed better premises. Mrs Oswald Smith laid the foundation stone the following year. When Rose Smith died in1892, Oswald rebuilt the Chapel of Ease at Holtye as a memorial to her. He was to live for another ten years and is buried in the churchyard there. It can be said of Oswald and Rose Smith, as of Christopher Wren, if you seek their memorial, “ look around you.”
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East Grinstead is celebrating the
2042.11 Bonfire lit to celebrate Queen Bonfire lit Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The to celebrate Queen Victoria’s field
upon which it was erected is it upon which was erected now the site of Grosvenor Road, East is now the site of Grinstead. Grosvenor Road,
JUBILEE in a
© East Grinstead Museum, reproduced with their kind permission.
Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The field
2340.61 View showing the top end of the London Road in 1897 decorated with flags, bunting and banners for the Diamond Jubilee.
When will we, our children and even our children’s children see another Diamond Jubilee? Not any time soon I’ll wager. This is only the second Diamond Jubilee in the history of the British Monarchy. Here are some images of the East Grinstead celebrations at the last Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria’s in 1897. Haven’t times changed! There will be an East Grinstead Museum Exhibition named: ‘A Sovereign Celebration – Long to Reign Over us’, 2nd May to 24th June (see website for details). For more details of Diamond Jubilee Events see the what on page 38
© East Grinstead Museum, reproduced with their kind permission. View showing the top end of the London Road in 1897 decorated with flags, bunting and banners for the Diamond Jubilee.
Chris Watts The Chris Watts Show is a mix of big name interviews and great music every monday evening 7 to 9 on 107 Meridian FM. He’s had many interviews on the show with the likes of Beverley Knight, Freda Payne, Candi Staton, Percy Sledge and many more! The 2nd hour celebrates the best of Ska, Reggae, 2 Tone and Mod; with many requests on the show, he’s even have listeners from as far away as Jamaica! Chris has been DJing for many years and believes that music brings people together. In his spare time he likes to see live music, watch his football team play and go to the theatre. 32 | May 2012 • Please mention East Grinstead Living when responding to adverts
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Gardening Tips for MAY Article by Michael Dongray,
Imberhorne Lane Nursery Proprietor
Remove surplus raspberry shoots, leaving only the strongest and give plants a good mulch. Spray tree and soft fruit against pest and diseases. Be careful not to spray on open blooms, as pollinating insects may be present.
Vegetables MMain crop potatoes not yet planted must be put in as soon as possible. Early potatoes may be “earthed up”. Continue to make sowings of Lettuce, Radish, Beet, Carrots. Runner and French Beans may be sown, along with Spinach, Swede and later in the month, Sweetcorn. Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage and Celery plants may be planted out when they have been “hardened off”.
More ventilation and more frequent watering will be needed on hot sunny days. Tomatoes making new growth need to be securely supported, any side shoots appearing need to be removed as soon as they appear except bush varieties.
If weeds are present then use a combined weed and feed. Seeding bare patches can also be carried out.Plum and cherry trees can be pruned now the threat of getting silver leaf disease has gone.
Roses Fertilise and spray roses for pest and disease.
25% off any plant at Imberhorne Lane Nursery Valid until 31st May 2012 Please present voucher when paying. One voucher per customer. Does not include special offers.
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Garden / Pests
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Lawnmowers • Garden Tractors • Hedge Trimmers Shredders • Leaf Vacuums/Blowers • Parts Collection & Delivery Service available
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Answers to Quiz 1: 2: 3: 4:
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Wordplay A Leading American paper published the winning submissions to a contest it ran in which readers were asked to supply alternate meanings for common words. Here are just some: Coffee, n. The person upon whom one coughs. Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained. Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach. Esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk. Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent. Negligent, adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown. Lymph, v. To walk with a lisp. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists. Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.
What’s On at Chequer Mead Thursday 10th May at 7:00pm Jazz Café: Sit back, relax and enjoy the best of live Jazz Café combined with the finest bistro menus at our regular Jazz Café evenings. Open from 7.00pm Friday 11th May at 7:30pm & Friday 18th May at 4:30pm & 7pm Pericles Theatre Company presents: The Flying Ship Could you build a ship which can fly? I know someone who did, and... he got the princess! Come and see this magical Russian fairy tale and I’ll introduce you! Saturday 12th May at 7:30pm Desperado presents: The Very Best of the Eagles Desperado this year faithfully recreates The Very Best of Eagles Tuesday 22nd May at 1:30pm Chequer Mead Lunchtime Concert Series presents: Hilary Needham and Janet Gillbard - Piano 36 | May 2012 • Please mention East Grinstead Living when responding to adverts
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What’s On: May 2012
Many Diamond Jubilee events listed below
Monday 7th May
East Grinstead Lions May Fair 10am – 4:15pm. One of East Grinstead’s big days out. Suitable for all the family. Wednesday 9th May
The East Grinstead Meridian Probus Club for retired professional and business men, at 10.15am for coffee, followed by a talk, given by Mr. Brian Phillips, on ‘Transport in St. Petersburg’. For information call: 01342 323098. Friday 18 May
East Grinstead Society, Talk: Street Furniture by Glenda Law, Main Hall, East Court, Members £1.00, non members £1.50, to include coffee and biscuits, 7.30pm.
Big Band celebrate 60 Years of the Queen’s reign. A night for dancing to the wonderful music of ConChord Big Band and singers. In addition there will be a cabaret. Food is included in the ticket price as well as there being a licensed bar. Call: 01342 322646 or email info@ conchordbigband.com. Jubilee Centre, Charlwoods Road. Station Road, East Grinstead 01342 321384 Saturday 2nd June
7.00pm to Midnight. Jubilee Disco at the East Grinstead Social and Ex-Services Club. The Club will be open to all and non-members are most welcome to come in and enjoy the Queen’s Jubilee with us. Open also on Sunday 3rd June from 11am to 11pm with a raffle, and a snooker match in aid of Help for Heroes.
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Sunday 3rd June
W e A r e E x a m p l e: Art Exhibition at Chequer Mead, East Grinstead
10.00 am Interdenominational Church Service at St Swithun’s Church. 12.30 pm Giant Town Parade Lines up in Railway Approach with floats, walking groups, a marching band, vintage and classic vehicles including vintage emergency and military vehicles. The parade passes up London Road and the High Street and then down College Lane to East Court. 2.00 pm to 7.00 pm East Court Fun Day and The Big Lunch. Fun Fair attractions and stalls operated by local charities fun and games for one and all. Cream Teas on the terrace. Plenty of space for picnics.
18th, 19th & 20th May
Ashurst Wood’s Florist Hazel Anne’s Open Garden for Charity. Enjoy an afternoon in a beautiful garden developed over 40 years, including a wonderful vegetable plot. 2-5pm, 2 Quarry Cottages, Wall Hill Road, RH19 3TQ. More info: www.ashurstwoodpreschool.co.uk. Saturday 19th May
Felbridge Primary School May Fayre, 12-3pm. Fun packed day: Food, BBQ, a Bar and Pimms stall. Inflatable Assault Course, a Bungee Run, Gladiator Dual and more. Monday 21st May
Talk: Weatherlore – Fact or Fiction – Ian Currie (Weatherman and editor) St Barnabas Church Hall, Dunnings Road, 7:45pm. Contact: 01342 324955 Saturday 26th May
Concert by the East Grinstead Sinfonia War Memorial Hall, Nutley East Sussex at 7.30pm, Tickets £7.50 by calling Thelma Manning 01342 327587 Saturday 26th May 2012
Diamond Jubilee Choir Competition involving the Primary schools of East Grinstead this will be a fantastic evening of choral singing as they compete for the coveted Jubilee Trophy. 6:30 – 8:45 (Competition to start at 7:00) £5, For tickets contact: Simon@nlceg. co.uk. At Jubilee Centre, Charlwoods Road Tuesday 29th May 7.30 pm
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert. East Grinstead Choral Society: includes two of Handel’s Coronation anthems ‘Zadok The Priest and ‘Let thy Hand be Strengthened’. Joined by children from Halsford Park, Baldwins Hill, St Mary’s and St Peter’s schools. St Swithun’s Church Saturday 2nd June
Diamond Jubilee Ball, 8.00pm to 11.30pm. The ConChord
Monday 4th June
2.00 pm to 9.45 pm East Court Fun Day continues with fair ground attractions open in the afternoon and early evening. The Beer Tent & hog roast. 9.30 pm Torch Parade and National Beacon lighting (timing between 9.30pm & 10pm). 10.15 pm – 10.30 pm (following beacon lighting) Fireworks to Music Wednesday June 6th
Teddy Bears Picnic and Bear Hunt at East Court Bring your picnic and join us for Storytelling, Rhymes and a Bear Hunt in the woods. For families and children up to 5 years, 11.00 – 13.00. Thursday June 7th 10.30 – 11.30 East Grinstead Library, West Street, “Glittering in the Garden” Free event. Children’s Craft Activity. Come along and make your own special Diamond Jubilee Garden mobile. For Children aged 5 – 11. Free Tickets available from the Library West Hoathly Bowls Club based at Hook Lane in the village is looking for new members to play this most sociable sport. They are offering four free ‘taster sessions’ starting in May – all you will need are some flat soled shoes everything else will be provided. To arrange your FREE taster sessions just call Roy Williamns on 01342 300843 www.westhoathlybowls.org.uk
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