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Picnic baskets at the ready! July at last.. The big picnic on the fabulous Green Ridge is Sunday 7th July. What could be nicer than a little meander along? No cars, no hassle, friendly faces, sharing lovely food in the open air. Green Ridge is a jewel. Lots of hard work up there is showing dividends –the volunteers have organised a special day and want nothing more than you to come along and enjoy it with them.

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Lunchtime Concerts Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF Fridays 12.30 pm to 1.15 pm (doors 12.15 pm). All tickets £3. Raising money for the Building Appeal Fund Friday 5 July: Another recital with the good value “Nick Andrews and Friends”. Friends this time will include young Jamie Andrews, who recently passed his Grade 7 Trumpet with Distinction - not bad at 11 years old! Friday 12 July: The Lloyd Saxophone Quartet will play a varied programme of music from Baroque to Boogie - a journey through musical time with the saxophone.

Friday 19 July: Evelyn Harrison will play an eclectic selection of clarinet music by Malcolm Arnold, Castelnuovo Tedesco, Joseph Kuffner and Carl Maria von Weber. Friday 26 July: Sarah Tobias and Peter Morris (narrators); Ambrose Page (piano). Reflections on Edvard Grieg (1843-1907). A concert of words and music that will include a selection of Grieg’s piano works, interspersed

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Brighton on The Level History Notes by M Bance After much restoration work, The Level is due to open again on the 8th August. As part of the Master Plan, the Parks Project Team have been working with community history website ‘My Brighton and Hove’, oral historians and volunteers to create a record of activities and events associated with The Level, including personal stories of time spent there. What they have uncovered demonstrates the town’s long and varied relationship with one of its most prominent open spaces – a recreational park, an events venue for circuses, fairs, bonfires, prize fights and music festivals and, on its less playful side, for public speeches, political demonstrations and military gatherings. But the 8.05 acre plot that we now associate with The Level was not how it started. It was originally much bigger. Described in 1779 as an enclosure outside a Baker Street 1950s Elephants walking to the circus on The Level. Image courtesy of the London Road Social History Group.

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Image courtesy of Maggie Grimsdell. In 1983 a Peace Camp was set up on The Level as a protest against the arrest of 44 women at Greenham Common.

farmhouse (where the King and Queen is now), The Level was a barren waste land, stretching north to include the present Park Crescent and south to Victoria Gardens. At certain times of the year it was covered by water, which ran through it from Patcham towards Pool Valley and into the sea. In 1807 a Mr Polito, known as the “modern Noah”, announced the exhibition of his Menagerie “on The Level, near The King and Queen”.

Despite its swampy nature (probably the reason it was not built on) it was a popular space, with cricket being played there from at least the mid-18th century. Gradually though, restrictions on use crept in and different pieces were closed off, becoming the exclusive preserve of the well-to-do, who liked to promenade in more peaceful surroundings. The public space designated for “ordinary people”, with their games of cricket, bat and trap and stool ball, was moved north of the Pavilion until 1818, when this area was also enclosed. This left the space north of St Peter’s Church which became the recreational area we know today as The Level. In 1822 it was given in trust, “for the inhabitants and visitors exclusive benefit and for the improvement of the Town”. The same year it was formally laid out by A H Wilds and

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Image courtesy of The James Gray Collection, The Regency Society. The Nissen Huts had been erected early in the war for R.E. records staff. This photograph was taken in 1955 just before they were removed.

landscape gardener, Henry Phillips. Superintendent of Parks, Bertie Hubbard MacLaren, redesigned the south end in the 1920s to make the playground, complete with ornamental boating pond, bridges and pergola. The flat and open nature of the park, together with its freedom of use, made it the place in Brighton for key, historic events to be staged. Large public dinners were held there to celebrate the coronations of George IV and Victoria and the end of the Crimean war. Before these was the Great Peace Festival of August 1814 when, to celebrate the overthrow of Napoleon Bonaparte, tables were laid and dinner served for 7,000 people. Fear of a Napoleonic invasion had been very real and in 1793 preparations for such an event saw vast numbers of militia being drafted into Brighton, with The Level 12 | The Post • t: 01273 299219

used as an exercise and drill ground. This set a precedence and army training exercises became an almost annual event. In the 1840s The Level was the assembly point for troops before they paraded through the town to the racecourse (the cavalry involved in the Charge of the Light Brigade initially practised their “charge” on the hillside around Brighton racecourse). During WWII the park came under military control once again, with troops using it for training; the Royal Engineers built Nissen Huts on the northern end for use as their records offices; air raid shelters were dug on the eastern quadrant and the fire service had an emergency pool there in case of local bomb damage. Prior to the D-Day landings in France, the Canadian army used the camouflage provided by the Elm avenues, planted along the outer pathway in 1844, to hide their tanks from aerial

surveillance. After the war, The Level had its own battle – a clash between Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists and a group of Jewish ex-servicemen, known as the ’43 Group. It was not the first time there had been fighting between fascists and their opponents in Brighton: in August 1933 there was a riot on The Level resulting in a number of fascists receiving hospital treatment. But, of this particular occasion in June 1948, Tony Greenstein in his book The Fight Against Fascism in Brighton and the South Coast, says: “It is gratifying to know that the coup de grace to the BUF was delivered in what became known as the Battle of The Level”. Organisers of the ’43 Group had prior warning of the BUF’s plans for a recruitment drive on The Level and on arrival they were met by a hail of bricks. Fighting went on all afternoon, not hindered, in any meaningful way, by Brighton’s police

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force; it being alleged that the token number of police sent to guard the BUF conveniently turned a blind eye. Whether this is true or not, the fascist rally was turned into a fiasco and the Union Movement was definitely put off returning to Brighton.

Our thanks to Brighton & Hove City Council’s Parks Projects Officer, Fiona Stokes, for permission to use this image. W H Mason. Cricket match played between Sussex and Kent1849 – this ground is on the site of today’s Park Crescent.

Victories large and small, bloody noses, fun and games; it’s exciting to contemplate what will take place in the newly restored, 21st century version of The Level.

Brenda Mann visits The Keep, a new home for local archives Local people who have used archives in Brighton, Lewes and Sussex University will soon be able to use more modern facilities. ‘The Keep’, the new world-class archive centre for the region, was recently unveiled in Brighton. The £15m state-ofthe art building will house the collections of the Brighton Royal Pavilion & Museums, East Sussex County Record Office and the University of Sussex Special Collections. All these will be closed to allow the mammoth task of transferring 6 miles of archive material to the new centre which will be opened in November 2013. ‘The Keep’ is in Woollards Field, Moulescoomb, with easy access from Falmer Station and Lewes Road bus routes. The grounds have already been landscaped and there is ample parking, with full access for disabled people. The building uses the latest technology to provide perfect conditions to preserve the archive material. As the name suggests, it is solidly built, with thick walls to sustain the right temperatures and humidity.

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The facilities are designed to be user-friendly and will be open to all on a drop-in basis and the staff will work with schools and colleges, local and family history groups as well as individuals who want to research the historical and documentary collections. The Public Search rooms include an Open Reading Room and Reference Library, an Oral History Room and the library of the Sussex Family History Group. There are also special spaces for schoolchildren, students, community groups and volunteers to work with staff on the archives. Further details of ‘The Keep’ will be available later in the summer at www.thekeep.info

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Stone walls repaired

The Level Restoration Project

Rose Walk re-planted

New Petanque & Boccia court New sensory gardens New cafe and public toilets New water fountains with restored columns New community spaces in restored New inclusive children’s Pavilions playground

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Seasonal Recipe by Valerie Hedgethorne

SPECIAL PASTA SALAD This is a lovely colourful mix of ingredients which makes it very tasty. It is enjoyable to have either as a side salad or a complete meal if you add prawns or tuna. I often serve it as one of the dishes at a buffet. The quantities can be adjusted for the number to be served. It also makes a delicious addition to picnic spreads.

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Valerie Hedgethorne taught cookery & cake decorating for many years in Brighton before becoming a Home Economist. She now writes recipes monthly in Cake Craft & Decoration Magazine & is also a member of the Sussex Branch of the British Sugarcraft Guild.

(Serves 6) 175g (6oz) tricolour pasta fusilli 1 medium carrot 4 spring onions 1/2 green pepper 25g (1oz) raisins optional: 50g (2oz) cashew nuts Dressing 1 garlic clove 1 tablespoon vinegar 3 tablespoons oil 2 level teaspoons coarse grain mustard 2 tablespoons of single cream salt and pepper

Method: Add the pasta to a large pan of boiling salted water. Boil for 10 - 12 minutes until soft. Peel and cut the carrots into thin short strips. Remove most of the green from the spring onions, trim and slice the white. Cut the green pepper into small dice Chop the cashews (if using). Dressing: crush the garlic and mix all the ingredients together, add the cream. Drain the pasta, put into a bowl and add all the ingredients, including the dressing. Mix well and leave for at least half an hour for the flavours to develop.

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Fear of Flying? No Age Limit for an Abseil Adventure on Peacehaven Cliffs

Do you fancy having a bird’s eye view of the channel from the top of Peacehaven Cliffs -before you abseil down the 115ft chalk rock face to the ground below? Despite the height of the abseil, it is a well used route with permanent bolts on it and it is open to anyone aged 8 to 80. All equipment will be provided and experienced instructors will ensure that it is a safe and enjoyable experience. Organiser Clem Hunnisett said: “Although it is a physical event, it is open to all ages, so potentially it is something that people could sign up for as a family. We also have a lot of teenagers who want to raise money for us so we hope this will be something that will appeal to them” Absolutely no experience is needed; just a sense of adventure, a head for heights and nerves of steel. The Abseil is a sponsored challenge in aid of the Martlets Hospice and takes place on Sunday 28th July.  The registration fee is £20 and the Martlets are asking everyone who takes part to raise a minimum of £100 is sponsorship.   As the Martlets receive less than 30% of its funding via the NHS it relies on fundraising to provide its services free to local people when they need them. To find out more visit the website www. themartlets.org.uk or book your place by contacting Clem Hunnisett  - clem@themartletshospice.co.uk or call 01273 747455. 20 | The Post • t: 01273 299219

St Swithun St Swithun (or Swithin) was an influential person: the King, Egbert of Wessex, counted him chief amongst his friends - even appointing him tutor of his son Adulphus. Under Adulphus’ reign he was appointed Bishop of Winchester. Swithun was revered for his zeal, piety and his work restoring and building churches. Swithun always made his diocesan journeys on foot and when he gave a banquet he invited the poor & not the rich. At his request Adulphus gave a tenth of royal lands to the Church. Swithun instructed that he be buried outside the Cathedral’s north door, so the grave would be subject to rainfall & the feet of passers by. But, perhaps unfortunately for us, it was decided to move his body to a new indoor shrine in 971. It is said there was a heavy shower on the day of his disturbance – indicating his displeasure. There is a scientific basis to the legend of St Swithun’s Day. Around the middle of July, the jet stream settles into a pattern which, in the majority of years, holds reasonably steady until the end of August. When the jet stream lies north of the British Isles then continental high pressure is able to move in; when it lies across or south of the British Isles, Arctic air and Atlantic weather systems dominate.

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Bees On Parade Buff Tailed bumblebee

Queens are very large. The queen’s tail is blonde, but worker and male tails are white, with a thin blonde edge. Queens, workers and males have a dirty/golden yellow collar near the head and one on the abdomen. The queen’s tail is an off white/buff colour which can sometimes appear orange. The workers have a white tail with a subtle buff line separating the tail from the rest of the abdomen. Unlike many species, the Buff-tailed male’s facial hair is black, as opposed to yellow. Males have a buff-tinged tail.

White-tailed bumblebee

Queens and workers have a clean white tail and two lemonyellow bands. The males have more yellow hair, and have yellow tufts of hair on the head and face. Queens, workers and males have a yellow band on the thorax and on the abdomen. On a fresh specimen, the tail is a bright white and the yellow bands are a bright lemon-yellow colour. The males have yellow hair on their head, and extra tufts of yellow hair on the thorax and abdomen.

Early bumblebees

The queens and males have two clear yellow bands, but workers often only have one. The tail is red. Queens, workers and males have a yellow band on the thorax and abdomen. The abdominal yellow banding is less pronounced or missing in workers. The tail is often dark orange-red, and may fade with time. Because the colour on the tail is restricted to the final segment, it can be difficult to see while the bee is moving. Early bumblebees are a particularly small species and the workers are markedly smaller than other foraging worker species appearing in the springtime. Males have a broad yellow collar that wraps around the thorax, and yellow hair on the face.

Red-tailed bumblebee

The queens and workers are completely black, except for a dark red tail. The males look similar, but have some yellow hair. Queens and workers have a distinctive black body with an orange-red tail. Males have distinct yellow facial hairs and a yellow band on the thorax with a black abdomen and a bright orange-red tail. The hairs on the pollen baskets (on the hind legs) of the female are all black, but these may be red in males. It is very similar to the much rarer Red-shanked carder bee but the hairs on the pollen baskets of females of the latter species are red. 24 | The Post • t: 01273 299219

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Common Carder bee

This bee is mostly brown or ginger and sometimes has thin black bands. Queens, workers and males all look very similar. Queens, workers and males are almost completely brown or ginger. However, the shade varies significantly, depending on the location. Some have abdomens which are very dark, while the abdomens of others can be quite light. It is the only common UK bumblebee that is mostly brown or ginger.

Garden bumblebee

This bee has three yellow bands on its body, with a clean white tail. The queen, workers and males all appear similar. It has a longer face than other bumblebees. The same pattern is shared by queen, worker and male: three yellow bands (at the front and rear of the thorax and a third band at the front of the abdomen). The tail is a clean white colour. The face is distinctly long, differentiating it from other species with similar banding, such as the Heath bumblebee. It is a very long tongued species that prefers flowers with deep tubes.

Tree bumblebee

The Tree bumblebee is a new arrival to the UK. It can be found in most of England and Wales, but not in Scotland and Ireland. It is the only one of our bees to have a ginger and black body, with a white tail. It usually nests above ground, often in bird boxes and trees. Queens, workers and males all have a black head, brownginger thorax, black abdomen with a white tail. The proportion of white on the tail does vary significantly but is always present. This species was first found in the UK in 2001, but is now found throughout most of England and Wales. It prefers to nest above ground, often inhabiting bird boxes. Tree bumblebees are liable to defend their nest. It is best to observe them quietly from a few metres away.

Heath bumblebee

The Heath bumblebee is similar to the Garden bumblebee, which also has three yellow stripes and a white tail. However, the face of the Heath bumblebee is more round than that of the Garden bumblebee. Queens, workers and males have three yellow bands, with one at the front of the abdomen and two on the thorax. The mainland variation also has a white tail whereas the Western Isles and Shetland form has an orange/ buff tail. The colouration is similar to that of the Garden bumblebee, but the face in this species is round, whereas that of the Garden bumblebee is long. This bee is also smaller than the Garden bee, but this is generally only noticeable in queens. The common name of this species is misleading, because it can be found in gardens, parks and other habitats. 26 | The Post • t: 01273 299219

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Treasures

Happy memories of The Great Depression K Evans

I am regarded as somewhat of a hoarder and I must admit that to be true. It definitely started when I was a child. I was always saving any pretty stones I came across, bits of coloured glass or pretty crockery. It was be stowed in matchboxes, not the tiddly ones, but the household variety. When the box was full I would have a re-selection to make room for my latest acquisition. My real passion was for pretty boxes. In those days, the lids of gift boxes of chocolate were very pretty – lovely scenery, gorgeous ladies, flowers, animals. The piece de resistance were the padded ones, sometimes a finish like a painting or others silk painted with flowers. The finishing touch was a large shiny satin bow. I never aspired to having a box with the chocolates, I was quite happy if my mother’s friends gave me any boxes they no longer wanted. It was just great to stroke the padded lid and the ribbons and consider what I would save in them. And what did I use them for- one was for handkerchiefs, one for ribbons – hair ribbons and just pretty ribbons, others for birthday cards or ‘real letters’ actually sent to ME, “ jewellery” was in one: a silvery Alice band, glass beads, a bracelet and a couple of brooches. I thought I was really the “bees knees” when I importantly took them out to wear to a birthday party! Another treasure was a bottle of Potter and Moore’s lavender toilet water that my cousin, Joyce, had sent to me from England. That provided the finishing touch to my toilette for special occasions. Even when the bottle was empty it ended up to make my underclothes smell of lavender. What you might say was my “drawer of drawers”. Like most children (and adults) I did like to collect money presents for my birthday. I would count it over and over and it required a great deal of reflection to decide on what I wanted most. At one time, there was another bank note less than a dollar bill, we called it a “shinplaster” – I suppose it was so low in value. They were brownish, much the same colour as our old ten bob note, but quite small. Whether it had another name I do not know, I am not even sure what it was worth. I know I absolutely adored getting one, it seemed so grown-up to have your own bank note instead of silver. Another favourite gift would be children’s special stationery. It was so pretty – usually in pastel colours decorated with bunnies or teddies and complete with darling little envelopes. I would set out to always write my very best but I am afraid rubbings-out or even crossings out would creep in too. The end of my short letters (“How are you? I am fine. Thank you for my birthday present”) did not quite match the beginning. In passing I might mention the lovely gift boxes for adult stationery. They were another source of pretty boxes; I was given one with little drawers 28 | The Post • t: 01273 299219

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Treasures Continued and tiny pulls. Oh bliss! On my seventh birthday I was given a doll’s tea set, I treasured it very much. In fact I still have it, not in its original box, but carefully wrapped in tissue paper. It is very pretty blue and yellow with a lustre and is in good condition after all these years. I believe one cup was broken but no chips. I did play with it a lot, my friend and I had many a “party” with it. I remember we used to get a peeled potato, sliced in very thin slices, sprinkle it with salt and pepper and eat with a toothpick. This delight was accompanied by lemonade in the teapot. Every time the little plates, cups and saucers etc were very carefully washed and fitted back into their box. Having my dad carry me up to bed is still a treasured memory. I don’t know if it was because my place as youngest had been usurped by the arrival of my brother Alex or whether I was just lazy, but I would deliberately set out to get my dad to carry me up to bed. I must have been about four and I would pretend I was fast asleep.. Mum would say “Bert, would you carry Bette up to bed” (I was already in my jim-jams) This particular evening, I was doing my “sleepy” routine, when, in answer to Mum’s request, Dad said, “This is definitely the last time, she’s getting too big, I’ll do my back in” And do you know, he never had to do it again! …Funny that isn’t it? According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the name Shinplaster comes from the quality of the paper, which was so cheap that with a bit of starch it could be used to make paper-mâché-like plasters to go under socks and warm shins.

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The Brain Pit

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Mondays

Scout group (Boys & Girls 101/2 - 14 yrs). Scout hut, Vale Avenue Jumping Gym CPC for under 5’s 9am-2pm Bridge Duplicate (Pairs) - Patcham CC. - 2.00pm Table Tennis – Patcham CC 7-10pm £1 Young Embroiderers. Patcham CC. 10-12am (1st Sat) Songbirds Choir (term time) at the Old Boat Corner Community Centre, Carden Hill, Hollingbury. 7.30 - 9pm. Patcham Papercrafters Patcham C.C.18:30-20:30

Tuesdays

Patcham WI - 2nd Tuesdays at 2 pm Patcham Memorial Hall, Old London Rd Carden Tots CPC - under 5’s 9am-3pm Patcham Methodist Hall Toddler Group. 9 - 11.15 term time. £1 adult, 20p child 0-5yrs.Incls Tea/Coffee/Juice Patcham Jnr Chess Club (6- 16 yrs) 5.30 - 6.30 Memorial Hall

Wednesdays

Novice Bridge - Patcham CC. - Friendly non-competitive 2pm -5 pm. £1.25 /£2 Aerobics CPC 9:30-10:30am £3 Duplicate (Pairs) - Patcham CC. 7pm for 7.15pm Morning Women’s Institute - Patcham Memorial Hall - 4th Wednesday – 10am CAMEO (Come And Meet Each Other) 1st & 3rd Weds, 2.45pm in All Saints Church Lounge Horticultural Soc Patcham CC 7.30pm Last Weds of Month

Thursdays

Retired Club - Ascension Church Hall - 2nd Thursday of the month. 2.30pm (Jean 556589) Preston Flower Arrangement Society - Patcham CC. 2nd Thurs of Month 2.15pm. Bridge for Beginners Patcham CC – 2pm till 5pm Bridge Duplicate (Pairs) - Patcham CC. 7pm for 7.15pm £1.25/£2 Downland Quilters - Patcham CC. - 1st Thursday of the month. 7.30pm. All Saints Church - Holy Communion (said) 10.30am Patcham Memorial Hall, Old London Road. Little Pebbles - 9.45 - 11.45am from 12 September. Fountain Centre, Braybon Ave. Cubs 6-8pm (8-101/2 yrs). 6-8pm Scout hut, Vale Avenue Patcham Methodist Hall Toddler Group. 9 - 11.15 term time. £1 adult, 20p child 0-5yrs. Charity Knitters Club - 3rd Thurs - 10.00am to 12.00pm , 34 | The Post • t: 01273 299219

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Room 2, Patcham CC Friendship Lunch - Ascension Church Hall - 4th Thursday of the month 1pm (Olive 502943) Carden Tots CPC under 5’s 9am-3pm Westdene WI 7.30pm Ascension Church Hall 555442 Friendship Lunches 1pm 4th Thursdays Ascension Hall (Olive 502943)

Fridays

Patcham Companions - Patcham CC – Are you 50+ & free on a Friday, 2.30pm? Carden Tots CPC under 5’s 9am-3pm Patcham Table Tennis Club - Patcham CC- 2pm till 5pm £1.00. Turn up. Local Councillors Advice Surgery - 2nd Friday 6-7pm Patcham CC Beaver section - ( aged 5 3/4 - 8 yrs), 6-7pm. Scout hut Vale Avenue Patcham Library 1st Friday 11 am Patcham Reading Group. 1st 2-4pm Age Concern drop in Surgery Patcham Silver Band - Patcham Junior School, 7pm Junior Band practice. 8pm Senior Band practice

Saturdays

Embroiderers’ Guild meets 1st Saturday of the Month 24.30pm in rooms 3 & 4 Patcham Community Centre. New members welcome. Phone 724856 St Thomas More’s Catholic Church:First Mass 6pm Patcham Local History Group 1st Sat at Patcham Library, 10.30-12.30 1st Sat Lion Book Fair: Lions Dene, The Deneway, 10 - Noon. Earth Kids, Age 4-8, 3rd Saturdays (this month 18th May) P’chm Memorial Hall 1.30-3.30 £7

Sundays

All Saints Church. 08.00 - Holy Communion (said). 10.15 - Morning Worship, 18.00 - Evening Worship (informal), Thursday 10.30 - Holy Communion (said) Patcham Methodist Church 10.30 Morning Worship, including crèche. 6.30 evening worship. The Ascension Church Westdene 8.00 Traditional Communion (First Sunday of the month) 10.30 Sunday Morning Family Service (with children’s groups) St Thomas More’s Catholic Church: .Mass 9am,Mass with Children’s Liturgy 11am. Good Shepherd Dyke Road. 10.15- Communion, also 10.15 Informal “Time for God” in hall. 3rd Sunday All together Family Service in Church.

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