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GWYNETH POWELL TALKS EDUCATION

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PLASTIC FREE LIVING

HAYWARDS HEATH

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Back to School

Gwyneth Powell takes us back to the books

Two Apple Recipes

It’s apples galore for our bake and tart

The People of Haywards Heath

Who was instrumental in shaping this town?

Plastic Free Living

One family’s journey to life unwrapped

Classics in Town

Weald Classic Vehicle Club are coming to Burgess Hill

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Is Social Work For You?

Could it be time for a career change?

Safe Drive, Stay Alive

A campaign for young drivers

Stories From the Elders

Old and young come together to share life stories

Making Music

Make a noise for this new monthly music club

Hassocks Eyecare Centre

Fancy a personal styling session? Pop on in!

Love Real Food

Arrive hungry for these delicious pages...

UK Harvest

Reduce food waste and help food poverty

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A traditional jeweller in Haywards Heath

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Plastic Free Living

Editor’s Comment Fresh starts, fresh mornings, fresh term... it must be September! We have a mass of interesting and inspiring stories for you this month, from our education special and wonderful chat with Gwyneth Powell - Mrs McCluskey herself - to a journey of living life plastic free. Enjoy the issue and have a great month.

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On The Home Front

Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors

Celebrating 30 years with Gilva Tisshaw

Spotlight on Gum Trees

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Sarah Breeze Architects

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Autumn Home Colours

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Feeling the Heat

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Marking Time in Danehill

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The Guernsey Jumper

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This gentle, community dancing can introduce you to a friendly group of people. Members come from many of the surrounding villages, so if you don’t have a car there is usually someone who can give you a lift to and from the club. Contact Sue Joseph on 01273 845188 to find out more or visit www.keymerfolkdanceclub.com

High Weald Walking Festival The second High Weald Walking Festival is set to run from 14 - 22 September across the fourth largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales. There are 40 guided walks in the programme, suiting avid ramblers as well those who just want a little fresh air. All abilities and ages are catered for, some walks are buggy friendly, others are suitable for dogs. Visit www.highwealdwalks.org to learn more and find a walk for you

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Eastbourne and Lewes Walk Fest extends from 22–30 September, with 48 walks to choose from. From dog walks and an ale trail, to unlocking history and exploring secret gems, walkers can explore more with knowledgeable guides and challenge themselves with easy ambles or adventurous hikes. Walk Fest is organised by Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils and it is supported by the Eastbourne Downland Group. For more information pick up a brochure at Eastbourne, Lewes or Seaford Tourist Information Centres or visit www.eastbourneandleweswalkfest.org

MID SUSSEX HEALTH CARE PPG

Mid Sussex Health Care Patient Participation Group (PPG) are voluntary, acting on behalf of all patients and doctors across practice sites in Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks and Ditchling. PPG’s have an important role to play in helping to give patients a say in the way services are delivered to best meet their needs, and the needs of the local community. Due to the retirement of some longstanding members, there is a need for new committee members, and volunteers to help at events. If you are a patient or carer within the Mid Sussex Health Care area and are interested in being involved in how local services are developed and delivered, this is a chance to get involved. Memberships forms can found on practice noticeboards or click on the link at www. midsussexhealthcare.co.uk/ppg.aspx

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Shermanbury Flower Festival There will be an explosion of flowers at St Giles Church in Shermanbury on the 14th and 15th September between 11am and 4pm (each day) – and everyone is invited. Months of planning by the ladies at Henfield Flower Club and members of St Giles will see the church full of colour and perfume. With a thousand years of history allied to a beautiful

setting, a spectacular weekend is guaranteed. The Ladies of the Friends of St Giles will be running a tea/coffee tent with their usual range of delicious cakes throughout the Festival so that visitors can enjoy the celebrated “Shermanbury Teas” in a relaxed setting. Car parking and toilets will be available. Entry will be by programme (£5pp, children under 15 free) and dogs are welcome too

Local cyclists, Adrian Davies and Kirsteen Daly are embarking on a series of fundraising rides during September, totalling 300-miles, for Cancer Research. It was Kirsteen that proposed the challenge to Adrian, while undergoing her fourth chemotherapy treatment earlier this year. “Kirsteen is an inspiration to anybody just starting or going through treatment. Our training is ongoing. We aim to complete the month on the 29th September with a 50-mile ride, finishing at Rushfields, before celebrating with tea and cake” reports Adrian. “If anyone would like to sponsor either of us they can do so via our links.” fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page /kirstens-fundraising-page-27 fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page /adrians-fundraising-page-3

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We sent Robert Veitch back to school this month to receive a proper education at the feet of an expert. We put him in detention with Mrs McCluskey, to learn about her, and her creator, the actress Gwyneth Powell. Here’s his end of term report

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or those of us of a certain vintage, having experienced our own daily trials, tribulations and little victories at school, we would come home to watch others doing the same on television at Grange Hill. Years later, the names trip off the tongue quite easily; Trisha Yates, Precious Matthews, Zammo McGuire, Roland Browning, Gonch Gardener, Danny Kendall, Pogo Patterson and of course the adorable Fay Lucas. There were teachers too, Mr Keating, Mr Hopwood, Miss Mooney, and Scruffy McGuffy. At the summit of the pyramid strode a force of nature, unseen in children’s television before or since – the mighty Mrs McCluskey. Wind the clock forward a generation or more and Mrs McCluskey is sipping coffee in front of me. Except it’s not ‘Bridget the Midget’ it’s her creator, the actress Gwyneth Powell. As a child, Gwyneth spent her early years in Gorton, moving to Cheadle Hulme in 1955. She attended Cheadle Hulme Grammar School for Girls from 1957. “It’s so long ago,” she recalled, “Manchester has changed so much since then.” “Jean Cannon was the teacher that changed my life,” Gwyneth remembered. “She taught English and Drama and gave me my first role, as Kate in The Taming of The Shrew.” It was the lead, and young Miss Powell loved the experience. Decades later Gwyneth was performing her one-woman show at the Oast Theatre in Tonbridge, when a disembodied voice in the audience was audible during the performance “My sister gave her, her first role.” Actor and voice met afterwards and the heckler, Muriel Cannon, was Jean Cannon’s sister. “I was quickly reunited with Jean, who was living in Horsham. The

Clockwise from left: Gwyneth Powell; the famous credits; Grange Hill gang at Wembley for Children in Need; Gwyneth with Greg Davies and Stephanie Cole at a Man Down cast lunch

teacher that changed my life couldn’t recall my days as a pupil,” noted Gwyneth with a twinkle. “I did enjoy school, but I was a goodie, goodie and never bunked off. I became a prefect, which involved dressing up in mini graduation gowns, which I loved. Eventually I became head girl.”

Jean Cannon was the teacher that changed my life Gwyneth wanted to be a teacher and undertook her teacher training at Goldsmiths, University of London. “I auditioned for the National Youth Theatre. I was mostly in the wardrobe,” she chuckled. “Eventually they let me on stage and I played Ursula in Ben Jonson’s comedy Bartholomew Fair at the Royal Court Theatre.” It was September 1966 and the production also featured a young David Suchet as Ezekiel Edgworth. One doubts if the ‘little grey cells’ of the future Poirot could have predicted their futures. Gwyneth continued, “I got good notices and there was an opportunity to try for a professional theatre career. It was too good an opportunity to miss, so I got myself a wonderful old-fashioned agent

who wore an astrakhan collar and walked with a silver-tipped cane.” When a proposed film with Robert Shaw and the American director George Cukor failed to materialise Gwyneth moved to Worthing for two years in repertory theatre. She played in The Beggars Opera with Barbara Windsor. Off stage, she met fellow actor Alan Leith. They married in 1971 and settled in Worthing. At the same time, Gwyneth’s big break came along; “On our wedding day in 1971, I was given the leading role in a London Weekend Television 13-part series called The Guardians, and followed this with many TV series playing opposite stars such as Ian Mckellan, Kenneth More, and Albert Finney,” Gwyneth told me. Further to The Guardians there were several guest appearances on television including; Z Cars, Play for Today, Dixon of Dock Green, Coronation Street and Emmerdale Farm. “I played five characters in five series of Dixon of Dock Green. Jack Warner liked actors he was comfortable with and knew to be reliable.” Then out of the blue, the role that defined her career came calling. “I had never seen Grange Hill, never heard of it, but I thought, if you were offered a role without having to audition, you should probably accept it. I rang my brother. I could hear him down the phone, asking his children’s opinions. ‘Do it, do it,’ came crackling down the line. So I thought, why not? I had no expectations of the role. It’s only in the years after the impact has become obvious, because people still remember it and talk about it.”

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Mrs McCluskey was designed to be a formidable creation. “Colin Cant (the Producer) gave me leeway in my interpretation of the role, which allowed me to make a statement in my portrayal. She was modern, firm but fair, loved fashion and had a sense of humour. At one point I had it written into my contract that her clothes had to come from Harvey Nichols.” Gwyneth’s first episode aired in December 1980 at the start of series four and she stayed until the end of series fourteen. At that time there were very few young women employed as headmistresses, and few with the opportunity to apply. “So it was groundbreaking, and in a sense ‘she’ was inspirational. As a result more women applied for headships” in the years that followed. Critics claimed the programme encouraged bad behaviour, but viewers identified with it, because it reflected society. There was a balance between serious and humorous storylines. Issues

dealt with over the years included bullying, racism, knife crime, divorce, drug addiction and child abuse. “Mark Savage who played Gripper Stebson got bullied himself. Some people couldn’t separate the actor from his role.”

The children were encouraged to keep honest rough edges in their performance and use their natural energy To me it appeared realistic. Gwyneth nodded, “The children were so real. The writers teased out their natural characteristics and integrated them into the scripts. Some children came from stage school; some came from a drama group in Islington. They were encouraged to keep honest rough edges in their performance and use their natural energy.” Their performances gelled seamlessly with the professional actors, the ‘teachers’.

“There was an obvious warmth across the whole production so it was almost always a very happy set. The spirit was tremendous. We would have parties from time to time, and the ‘teachers’ would make fun of themselves, imitating the children.” “Technically it was a good training ground for the children. They learnt discipline; being on time, learning lines, hitting cues and marks, not wasting other peoples time.” Besides acting, the children still had to complete their formal education, so tutors were always present. For some like Todd Carty and Sue Tully it was the start of greater things. Both graduated to Eastenders and “Sue recently directed Line of Duty. Anthony Minghella was our script editor for several years.” The great irony of qualifying as a teacher, but never practising isn’t lost on Gwyneth. I suggested her influence had permeated further across the nation as a fictional headmistress, than she would ever have achieved in

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a real classroom. She laughed out loud “I know, but I was ‘teaching’ and my mother was delighted.” At times, Mrs McCluskey’s influence was bemusing; “I visited a school and while I was there, they asked me to comment on their timetable and compare it to mine at Grange Hill.” As tears of laughter rolled down her face Gwyneth continued, “They had a real timetable, we had a script.” “There have been several reunions over the years. In recent times, I’ve met some of the children’s children, which is lovely.” Almost all have jobs in the real world, but there’s still the opportunity to relive their years at Grange Hill. “They support each other and remain a team. It’s not as easy as people might think,” being a former child star. “I kept in touch with George A Cooper (Mr Griffiths) who lived in Petersfield. Mr Bronson (Michael Sheard) was a scary character, but a lovely man. The wig was planned when he joined the cast. I still exchange Christmas cards with Mike Cronin who played the PE Teacher ‘Bullit’ Baxter.”

By 1990 I had gone as far as I could, I told them I wanted to move on the following year. In terms of doing other work ‘she’ was becoming restrictive and I wanted to try other things. In March 1991 Mrs McCluskey retired from Grange Hill, but Gwyneth Powell continued to work. Having purchased the rights to EM Delafield’s Diary of a Provincial Lady, Gwyneth toured it as a one-woman show. Guest appearances on TV continued and included Hetty Wainthrop Investigates, A Touch of Frost, Peak Practice, Holby City, Heartbeat and Ashes to Ashes. More recently Gwyneth reached a new audience in the Greg Davies creation, Man Down. “I’m still in touch with Greg (a qualified teacher who did actually teach!), Mike Wozniak and Roisin Conaty.” Man Down was rewritten after Rik Mayall died. “Rik was the most charming, gorgeous, beautiful man, a life force, not at all like his on-screen persona. He told me I was his one and only on screen romance during his career.” Imagine that, Mrs McCluskey and Lord Flashheart romantically inclined! A Manchester lass in

her youth, Gwyneth has been a Sussex girl all her adult life. “We moved from Worthing to Brighton and after a dozen years, we came here. We’ve been in Hurstpierpoint since 1987 and I love it here.”

Amateur dramatics is a great way to enjoy acting safely. Get a proper job and do it for fun “It’s a great thing to have a village theatre. Amateur dramatics is a great way to enjoy acting safely. Get a proper job and do it for fun,” she quipped. “Do you know our local theatre group turned down Paul Scofield? He grew up less than a mile from the theatre and played some great Shakespearean roles.” The theme of education has ebbed and flowed through Gwyneth’s life and now it’s gone full circle. After her own education, training to teach, acting the role of a headmistress, and working with a former teacher, she has recently become a drama examiner at Trinity College in London. As detention was ending, there was one question remaining. What’s your advice for the current generation of school children? She paused… “Get that education… you’ll need it.” l

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or many years the role of the social worker has been mocked and reviled in equal parts, yet people are still lining up to join the profession. Why? For many, it’s a real opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others that need a bit of help. As Ghandi once said, ‘the mark of a civilised society is how it treats those most in need’ and there is a satisfaction in being one of those that contributes. Social workers work in many different roles; whether it’s supporting vulnerable children and their families, undertaking adoption assessments, arranging care and support of older adults, or helping people with disabilities maintain as much independence as possible. What is common in all these roles is the ability to talk to people at a difficult time in their lives, being able to see the key issues, and planning the best way forward. So what makes a social worker? Without doubt it’s someone that readily gets on with others and is able to retain

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a cool head under pressure. It is also someone that can build up a toolkit of ideas and theories that will inform the way they work. Whilst there is often cynicism about the profession, that it only knows theory and has no common sense; when training social workers we try and help them see the good and bad aspects of theory. After all a theory is something that has been seen to work for some people – the trick is being able to see which one is relevant in a situation. That is why practical experience is an essential element of the training. Social work training consists of two parts, the academic and the practical. All social work training involves the student completing some academic study. Alongside this students are placed with an experienced social worker, learning how this academic

As Ghandi once said, “The mark of a civilised society is how it treats those most in need”

study makes a difference in the real world. This gives the student time to think about the people they are asked to support, and a senior colleague to talk to about what they should do next. Often the people being supported by students say they are some of the best workers they experience, as they have time to reflect and are keen to listen to work out the best way forward, elements many qualified staff say are difficult to make time for. To get the necessary amount of practice time, each student needs to be sponsored by a social work agency, usually a council or care provider. Employers will often have an academic institution they work with, such as a local university or distance learning provider. Most social work training

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Someone that readily gets on with others and is able to retain a cool head under pressure

organisations offer courses for both undergraduate (degree) and postgraduate awards (often at Masters level). The degree level is aimed at people with some educational qualifications (such as ‘A’ levels or a foundation

award) whilst the post-graduate course requires a degree or equivalent. The advantage of the post-graduate award is that it is usually two years compared to the degree’s three. Students taking up social work have tended to be in

their mid-twenties or older. Having life experience does make a difference when you are looking for ideas to help someone solve their issues. Subjects studied during a course could include psychology, sociology, child development, social work theory, social policy and social research as well as regular consideration of legislation and ethics. Most people find a way into training after working in social care (as a support worker or care manager) as this is a good way to experience the role without the commitment of years of study. There are some fast-track courses that have been developed (mainly in Children’s or Mental Health services) and recently agreement has been given for an apprenticeship course in social work. There is no best option. When I look round my tutor group, each student’s journey has been different, but they are all keen to become a professional social worker and I am keen to help them achieve their goal. l

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Roshe perform like true professionals

From Pre-School to Advanced 2

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The British Theatre Guide

Tap, Jazz, Greek, Irish, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Pilates for Dance

The Roshe School has enriched the Sussex dance  world for 60 years ♦ Grey      Dame Beryl DBE    ♦      ♦               

Regular Exams, Festivals and Shows

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Taster classes always available ‘Roshe perform like true professionals’ The British Theatre Guide ‘The Roshe School has enriched the Sussex dance world for 60 years’ Dame Beryl Grey DBE ‘The youngsters of Roshe Performing Arts School are amazing’ The Stage Newspaper

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   

Roshe Performing  ♦    ♦                  Arts School are ♦                            ♦          ♦        amazing    

      ♦    

   ♦     

  

♦       

♦      

 

♦                ♦                       ♦    ♦         ♦

                               

   ♦

            ‘Roshe perform like true professionals’ The British Theatre Guide ‘The Roshe School has enriched the Sussex dance world for 60 years’ Dame Beryl Grey DBE ‘The youngsters of Roshe Performing Arts School are amazing’ The Stage Newspaper

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KEEPING YOUNG DRIVERS SAFE West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, The Police, Ambulance Service and NHS run a campaign, Safe Drive Stay Alive aimed at influencing 17-24 year old drivers, writes Eleanor Shipton

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ou realise your entire future could change in a second,” said one student as they left a Safe Drive Stay Alive show this year. Run by West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and other emergency services, the hard hitting touring show educates young people on the consequences of dangerous driving. The tour runs from November through to the end of March, reaching around 8,000 students. The show features powerful accounts from the victims of road traffic collisions and their families. The mother of two children who were killed in separate incidents recalls her story. “It was a massive shock to everyone when she revealed that after losing her first son, a year later she lost her other son. It couldn’t get any worse,” said one young person after the show.

“You can’t comprehend it or relate to it at all. She said she has no purpose and her life has lost its meaning. It was really upsetting to watch.” Students also hear from the emergency services who deal with the consequences of road collisions. Chris Bowles, a Station Manager for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, said, “Safe Drive Stay Alive shows the impact a collision has, not only on the person and their family, but on the whole community including the emergency services that have to deal with these horrific incidents. Students come away and discuss what they’ve seen with their friends and families which helps to spread the message further.” PC Danni Dawes is a Casualty Reduction Officer with the Roads Policing Unit at Sussex Police. She takes part in Safe Drive Stay Alive and explains,

“There’s one case in particular that’s really stayed in my mind. A sixteen year old girl died while being driven by friends. The others in the car survived and the driver was convicted of death by dangerous driving. This highlights the fact that safe driving is something passengers need to be aware of, as well as drivers. If we can make a difference to just one person it’s worth doing.” Businesses are being encouraged to get involved by becoming partners or sponsors. This is an opportunity both to promote their brand and also to help keep this incredibly worthwhile campaign running. Angela Redman who works at West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service pointed out, “Businesses can make a huge difference to the future of young people learning to drive. We’re developing a range of sponsorship options to suit a variety of budgets. As well as Safe Drive Stay Alive, West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service offer many more opportunities for businesses to get involved.”l For more information 0330 2222404 angela.redman@westsussex.gov.uk

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n our world of instant connection, loneliness in the young and elderly is an unfortunate and little examined reality. I recently met Julie Rezac who, together with a friend developed the Life Stories project, which aims to confront this pressing issue with a beautifully elegant solution. Five years ago, Julie was working as a carer and found she was often the only one visiting an elderly person. She realised older people have a hugely important role as the holders of stories and therefore our collective past. Why not pair a young person with an older person and collect the stories that sprung from their meetings? Using a toolkit developed by a software designer, participants from a school and a care home are linked by a co-ordinator from either organisation who has access to the software. The premise is simple; pair a teenager, aged 16 or over, with an elderly person using a match decided by a series of questions that create the most fruitful connection. After five training sessions a series of eight meetings are arranged to enable conversations between both participants. As the meetings usually take place in the elderly person’s

Books are presented at a celebration attended by family and friends home, there is always a chaperone to accompany the young person and the older person has two training sessions to prepare them for the meetings with the teenagers. The young person creates a book based on their conversations, complete with photos. The book is professionally published as a hardbound, and further copies can be made available. The books are presented at a celebration attended by family and friends and are publicly available through the Bridging Ages website library.

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Collecting memories, easing loneliness, linking the old with the young, enhancing education, and learning life lessons are all possible with the Life Stories Project, as Ruth Lawrence discovered

The consequences of linking young and old to share, write and publish their unique stories are far reaching and overwhelmingly positive. Many keep in touch and form trusting relationships which build long-term benefits for both participants’ wellbeing. The project recognises that no one has led an ordinary life, that each

person is special and that each has contributed to our collective history. The benefits for the teenagers are manifold; they build self confidence and social skills and have to combine core skills such as writing, social studies, psychology, journalism, computer skills, photography and history. The teenagers learn about changes in society from someone who lived through them and challenge stereotypes about the lack of connection between young and old while gaining a unique achievement for their future CV or university application. Older people gain meaningful social contact which is particularly beneficial during the winter months when they can feel more isolated in their homes. They have the opportunity to reflect on their life’s lessons and accumulated wisdom while sharing their knowledge with an actively interested youngster.

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The finished books become a cherished family document which will always be there for future generations to read and learn from. Imagine if our ancestors had left such records behind and the insights we could gain into lives directly linked to our own. Schools benefit from the project too; students are integrated into the wider community and this is particularly relevant to boarding school pupils who otherwise tend to lack ties to a local community. The voluntary service encourages civic values which foster

links to local community and contribute to a school’s role in that wider locale. The project is applying for grants to enable it to spread further. So far around fifty books have been created but the potential for growth is enormous. Sponsorship, legacies and funding is being actively sought as are potential schools to run projects. Julie pointed out that any Parish Council, organisation or community group can run a Life Stories project. Life Stories will be working with a Brighton based befriending organisation

called Time To Talk Befriending and Brighton College. The project is keen to work with university students too. One of the most transformative insights came from a young participant who concluded, “the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person,” which surely demonstrates the immense value of this project in building connections between the generations which are fundamental to a healthier society. l

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There will be a PA for jamming and the last half an hour will be for everyone to show off their live performances it on, you can film the sessions and live performances of your band and they will be put on the socials to show off your work. If you are between 13 and 17 you can come along and try everything you wish, or just watch; this is for you, so you can do as much or as little as you like, but we hope you will be inspired to join in. We are also looking for local workshop leaders over 18 to come along and help. You don’t have to be a teacher – we want people who love music, who can play drums, guitar, sing, MC or

beatbox, to come along once a month and show the students how to do it themselves and enjoy the creative space. We can pay for your time too, so email manager@ hurstfestival.org if you are interested in giving back to the community and having fun with music too. Hurst Festival is of course a local charity and we are delighted that Mid Sussex District Council has funded this inspiring new project so that we can have all the necessary equipment and workshop leaders too. Starting on Wednesday 11th September, from 5-7pm, and then every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the new Courtbushes Community Hub Building, Hurstpierpoint. Just turn up and play! l www.hurstfestival.org for further details

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PETS door so I intend to take full advantage. Watch out squirrels… September is also the start of the academic year. Whilst our Juniors are grown-up now, this still has an impact. My morning walk, which takes me past the local primary school, has been rather quiet during August. When I first came to live with ‘Them Indoors’, and unlike the Boss who had grown up with his own Juniors, I was a bit unsure of youngsters. However, a local family with a litter of four children, decided to befriend me, being calm and kind around me and giving me treats. I now lick my lips when I see them coming and have rather missed our regular little meetings.

I don’t like squirrels, and I have a long-standing ambition to get up close and personal with one I always feel a bit sorry for the children starting school in their new warm winter uniforms, as once they are safely returned to the classroom and the holidays are officially over, the summer usually makes a final resurgence. I have a similar problem with my attire. Us Border Terriers have a double coat with a soft, fluffy underlayer, like a vest to keep us warm, and a

It’s a Dog’s Life With summer coming to an end, Teddy views September as a month of fresh starts, with squirrels, school and hand stripping appearing on the radar. As always, it’s up to Helen Stockton to translate his thoughts into words

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and Boss, the late, great, Rolo, they fretted about knowing when the walnuts were ripe; it’s easy – just watch the squirrels. They seem to know instinctively when the nuts are ready and can clear the tree in a day. Which is where I come in. Like most dogs, and certainly all Border Terriers I’ve ever met, I don’t like squirrels, and I have a long-standing ambition to get up close and personal with one. For a brief time, we have our very own squirrel bait growing by our back-

wiry overcoat to keep the weather out. The top coat keeps growing and has to be removed by a process called ‘handstripping’ which is best not mentioned on social media unless you want lots of attention from anonymous young ladies who are in need of a warm coat themselves. This procedure takes place quarterly which means it’s a bit random as to whether the state of my fur matches the prevailing weather. This year, I struggled through the warmer months looking like a woolly Mammoth, and now that it’s autumn, I’ve been groomed and, if you’ll excuse the pun, am rather a bare Teddy! Still, I shall look forward to a September of fresh starts and a new season with everything it brings, appropriately attired or not. l

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hen it comes to contemporary eyewear, Hassocks Eyecare Centre prides itself on staying ahead of the fashion curve. The team’s recent buying trips to Milan and Paris have expanded the range of eyewear to bring clients one of the most exciting, exclusive and comprehensive collections in the county. Recognising that some people struggle to find glasses that both suit and appeal, the practice offers personal styling appointments. “Choosing glasses should be fun not frustrating which is why we offer styling sessions,” explains owner, Vicki Macken. “We’ve got some of the most exciting new eyewear brands available and relish the opportunity to sit down with our clients to help find frames which work for them.” Free of charge and with no obligation to buy, the styling sessions are part of the high-quality service the practice is known for. Those interested in a spectacle

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Choosing glasses should be fun not frustrating which is why we offer styling sessions (recycled plastic and plant-based plastic brands are available). Then taking into account your personal style, face shape, skin tone, eye and hair colouring, you will be given a range of frames to try. Whether you are looking for urban cool, retro chic, classical elegance or quirky individualism, the staff’s expert knowledge of the stock can help identify the most suitable frames. For those who want to make a bold statement, like Bake Off’s Prue Leith, there are frames from Prue’s own range designed for Ronit Furst. Or check out Vinyl Factory frames inspired by the rock world. High fashion style is offered by the Italian brand Modo, while the French companies Woow and Les Millesimes offer beautiful craftsmanship, bold colours and exciting shapes handmade by French artisans.

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Slake Spirits is an independent distillery producing awardwinning gin in Shoreham-by-Sea. Their Sussex Dry Gin is a take on the British classic, London dry gin style. This spicy, juniper and citrus forward spirit with a clean, herbal finish is made with locally grown Lemon Balm and Lemon Verbena to make a bold, traditional gin, with a rich mouthfeel. Picked, blended and bottled by hand to best capture the taste of the seasons, Sussex by the sea and the South Downs. info@slakespirits.com 01273 457765 Shoreham-by-Sea www.slakespirits.com

We have opened a new shop in The Orchards, Haywards Heath in addition to our shop in Hartfield. To celebrate our opening, we are offering a whole Sussex lamb, butchered, bagged and labelled, for £120 and half a lamb for £65. A perfect offer to fill your freezer (offer ends 30/09/19). Find a large selection of pies including an award winning steak and kidney, plus lovely local cheeses. Enjoy our Sussex gammon ham, gravies, stocks and chutneys too. nick.thebutcher@hotmail.com 01892 771311 Hartfield 01444 410885 Haywards Heath

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Sussex event caterer, Paella Fella Ltd, are celebrating their tenth anniversary with a limited edition tapas menu, fusing classic Spanish and British flavours. Alongside firm favourites like prawn pil-pil, patatas bravas, padron peppers and ham or mushroom croquetas, are the new dishes; popcorn chicken, mackerel profiteroles, cauliflower wings, sticky chorizo bites and more. This is tapas with a seriously tasty twist. Available as canapes and table tapas. Visit the website for full tapas and paella menus and to book an event. enquire@paellafella.co.uk 01342 777846 www. paellafella.co.uk

Experience a little taste of heaven when you indulge in Taste of Harmony luxury chocolates. All handmade in the UK and delivered straight to your door. Choose from single flavour chocolate boxes, a chocolate selection box or create your own selection from our 27 distinctive flavours. Each chocolate is lovingly hand crafted from the mixing of the pure, high quality ingredients right through to the final decoration, every single chocolate is an exquisite piece of chocolate art. Pop into our shop in Forest Row for chocolates, coffee and ice cream. Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5DZ 07932 438 640 www.tasteofharmony.co.uk

Enjoy a free, exciting cooking experience with Beatriz to find out how this inspiring way of cooking will save you time, money and add variety to your menus. The Thermomix® TM6 food processor, as seen on Masterchef, is easy, fast and healthy, with functions like sous vide, slow cooking, steaming and fermentation. Weigh, chop, grind, sauté, cook, knead and whip – all in the same bowl. Our online recipe platform Cookidoo® is integrated on the touchscreen giving you access to over 40,000 recipes. Beatriz Nuez, Independent Thermomix Advisor btriznuez@gmail.com www.btriznuez.wixsite.com/website

Tom’s Food is an independent cafe situated in the historic town of Cuckfield. During the day Tom serves up a delicious brunch and seasonal lunch menu alongside locally roasted coffee, teas, juices and tempting cakes. Fully licenced, Tom hosts private groups in the evening where the entire cafe can be booked out and a bespoke menu created for your party. Tom’s Food is also home to a monthly Supper Club; a fun, relaxed and informal dining experience. Sign up to our newsletter for more information. 01444 473 384 www.tomsfood.co.uk info@tomsfood.co.uk

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Love food and drink? Love local! Sara Whatley notes some of the great produce that our beautiful country provides and celebrates buying local for our foodie month feature Few things taste better than locally produced food. It’s part of the magic when away on holiday, and can bring a new dimension to everyday life at home. Expand your menu when you buy local seasonal food with ingredients you wouldn’t normally choose. We all get stuck in our shopping ruts so it’s nice to be challenged with a new flavour in the kitchen. Buying local is also good for the planet as well as your taste buds, cutting down the carbon footprint and supporting the local rural economy.

Cycle or walk to your local shops for an even lower carbon impact, and remember to be prepared with a reusable bag at all times. We are absolutely blessed in southern England with a cornucopia of fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, cheese, bread, chocolate – as well as a wide variety of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, to wash everything down. The south has become something of a drinks haven with a large variety of vineyards, distilleries and breweries popping up all over, many winning awards and gaining popularity globally. It’s a great day out to visit one of these establishments, take a tour and enjoy a sampling session. Enjoy!

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Generation 11 Sussex Dry Gin is juniper forward, smooth with zingy citrus, warm spice and elegant floral notes. 11 generations ago, our ancestors William of Orange & Queen Mary inadvertently started a gin revolution in England. Today, celebrating the resurgence of gin, we are creating beautiful spirits in our distillery near Lewes in Sussex. In our gins we use local botanicals and pure Sussex water from our own well. For more on our brand, our range and stockists please visit us at: Generationdistillers.co.uk @generationdistillers hello@generation11.co.uk

It’s hard to beat Bolney Wine Estate for a great day out. It’s a great place for a spot of lunch with guests or with the family (and they include the dog in that). Enjoy locally sourced food on the stunning viewing balcony overlooking the ripening vines while their chef serves up scrumptious dishes for breakfast and lunch. On Friday evenings, visit their wine bar and watch the sun go down with a glass of wine, plus a variety of beers, spirits and a selection of small dishes. Bolney Wine Estate, Foxhole Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5NB 01444 881 575 info@bolneywineestate.com www.bolneywineestate.com

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delivers a broad range of programmes and our environmental offer is still as relevant as it was in 2017. UKHarvest currently supports over 103 charities; delivering 25,000 meals per week across Sussex, Hampshire, Brighton and Hove, saving over 600 tonnes of good food from going to landfill and are the only free food rescue organisation operating along the south coast. We have educated over 3,500 people and worked with a broad range of people within the community, all who need support on how to make the most of the nutritional value of the food they purchase and to reduce food waste. We use rescued, surplus food in all of our workshops, awareness raising events and surplus suppers/lunches (pop-up restaurants). At the beginning of this year we moved into our new premises in the centre of Chichester where we can

To keep us true to our roots we want to be out in the community educating and supporting

now work more intensively with our local communities and train and support our 60+ volunteers. To keep us true to our roots, we want to be out in the community as much as we can, educating and supporting those most in need of nutrition, whilst looking after the environment. Our dedicated team of volunteers is key to this, supporting us with awareness events and workshops, and onsite with the preparation of the crates that go out each day to our recipients. This year’s Harvest time is going to be very special for us as we will be collaborating with our local secondary and primary schools who are very generously donating their Harvest Festival offerings to UKHarvest. It’s a massive undertaking as we are expecting the donations to be in excess of five tonnes. We will be filming the journey of the food donated by the children from school to the charities we support, with the children writing individual messages on their donations. The film will be shown to all the participating schools afterwards so that everyone involved can see exactly how their donation helped people and families who are food insecure. Visit our website www.ukharvest.org.uk to find out more about us or how you can get involved. We’d love to meet you! l

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APPLE BRIOCHE BAKE

INGREDIENTS 350g Bramley apples, peeled, cored and sliced thinly

60g caster sugar 150g brioche, sliced 2 medium eggs, beaten 300ml double cream 300ml milk 25g butter 2 tbsp demerara sugar

Serves 6

METHOD Arrange the apple slices in the base of an ovenproof dish. Sprinkle over the caster sugar. Top with the brioche slices. Beat together the eggs, cream and milk and pour over the brioche. Set aside to soak for at least 20 minutes. Or cover and refrigerate for as long as 12 hours. Turn the oven to fan 150C conventional, or 170C gas. Dot with the butter, and sprinkle with the demerara sugar then bake for 30-45 minutes until set and golden.

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FOOD & DRINK

Apple Rose Tart

Got some apples? Feeling creative? Impress your nearest and dearest while expressing your artistic side, writes Jo Grey For the Pastry 200g plain flour 125g unsalted butter, diced 30g icing sugar 1 large egg yolk For the Crème pâtissière 350ml full-fat milk 4 large egg yolks 100g caster sugar 15g plain flour 15g cornflour ½ tsp vanilla extract For the Apple topping 4-5 fresh red apples, quartered, cored, and sliced very thin (keep in lemon water until ready to use) juice of 1 fresh lemon, added to a large bowl of cold water 2 tbs of warmed honey or golden syrup

Serves 10

METHOD Sift the flour into a large bowl, add the diced butter and rub together until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Mix in the icing sugar and then add the egg yolk and mix to a firm dough adding a little cold water if necessary. Chill for 30 minutes. Roll the pastry onto a lightly floured board, to 5mm thickness, and use to line a 25cm loose-based tart tin. Heat the oven to gas mark 5, 190°C, or 170°C fan. Line the tart with nonstick baking paper and ceramic baking beans. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the paper and beans, then bake for 5 more minutes. Leave to cool. To make the crème pâtissière, heat the milk almost to boiling and then leave to cool for a few minutes. Put the egg yolks and sugar into a bowl and whisk until thick and pale. Add the

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flour and cornflour then whisk until smooth. Gradually whisk in the milk. Return the mixture to a clean pan and stir over a medium heat until it begins to thicken. Stir vigorously, reduce the heat to low, stirring continuously for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture is very thick. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Pour the crème pâtissière into the tart case and spread level. Chill for 4 hours, or until set. Drain the apple slices and microwave for 3 minutes until pliable. Roll a slice of apple into a tight spiral and stand it up vertically in the custard. Continue to arrange apple slices in a concentric pattern around the first one, building a rose pattern. Repeat until the top of the tart is completely covered with apple roses. Brush the warmed honey or syrup over the apples.

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traditional, family run jewellers, R&R Stevenson is well known for its in-depth knowledge and expertise in the trade with customers coming from all over Sussex and London to gain access to this. Owner Russell is a jeweller by profession and worked in London for 12 years before opening his shop with his wife on South Road in Haywards Heath. The extensive range of stunning jewellery on offer suits all tastes and budgets, from a simple pair of gold earrings to an intricate signet ring with precious gems made to the client’s own design – there is

truly something for everyone – male and female. It’s this array and variety combined with the shop’s traditional set-up that has kept R&R Stevenson on the map now for so long. Says Russell, “I love the fact that a customer can come in and buy a small charm for £10 but can also speak to us about a unique and bespoke design with unusual stones if they want to. And they frequently do! Our knowledgeable and friendly

We understand that jewellery is a special and emotive thing for people approach means we are happy to discuss their ideas and try to meet their needs. We understand that jewellery is a special and emotive thing for people and for all kinds of occasions, so we want them to feel that with us they are in safe hands.” So what’s popular right now according to Russell? “Good quality coloured gems are very much in demand at the moment.”

The shop stocks two main brands of watches, Michel Herbelin and Citizen – a perfect and lasting Christmas gift. As well as jewellery and watches, R&R Stevenson also sells a wide range of clocks, from quartz alarm through to imposing grandfather clocks, as well as silverware, cut glass, precious metal model animals and bronze figurines. They also offer a full jewellery, watch and clock repair service, as well as valuations for probate and insurance purposes. The shop itself is well located on Haywards Heath’s main High Street and has off street parking. The shop frontage displays a beautiful array of gold and silver jewellery and glittering gems. As Russell explains, “I always say to people to actually come into the shop and talk to us, rather than just look in the window as there’s so much more to see inside.” Sometimes that will include watching Russell at work at his desk inspecting precious stones and metals. Fascinating stuff! l R&R Stevenson 2-3 Park Parade, South Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4LX

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“What is clear is that to win, the royalists needed a knockout blow early in the war, before Cromwell developed his formidable Ironsides and the Scots joined the war and attacked from the

The royalists needed a knockout blow early in the war other side,” explains Pavey. “A royalist victory at Haywards Heath could well have been decisive and changed the whole subsequent course of British history.” A plaque at Muster Green commemorates the battle of 1642, but Morley’s leading role remains largely

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The team at Haywards Heath: (left to right) Sarah Phelan, Coral Marriott, Dave Barden, Dayan Mahararjh, Richard Barber

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well as providing a wide range of services for personal banking customers”. “We build long-term relationships with our customers, and deliver a high level of personal service for them. We can meet with customers at a time convenient for them, and they are always welcome to call us.” Dave adds: “For the last 10 years, Handelsbanken has been rated top for customer satisfaction in an independent survey of British banks’ business and personal customers (EPSI Rating, 2009-2018). Customers tell us that it is our focus on service across banking and wealth management that means they are happy to recommend us to their friends and family.” If you would like to find out more about Handelsbanken’s different way of doing banking, why not drop in for a cup of coffee at your local branch, which you can find on the website at handelsbanken.co.uk.

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Flesher wasn’t just the first ‘official’ resident of modern-day Haywards Heath, he also built several houses in the area - enough to make him one of the town’s de facto founding fathers. After his death, he was buried in Cuckfield churchyard and his descendants remain in the area today.

STRONG FOUNDATIONS Flesher may have built the first house in modern-day Haywards Heath, but it was Richard Pannett who helped the settlement spread. Operating out of his builder’s yard in Church Road, Pannett was responsible for many of the

“cockney villas” that Augustus Hare described seeing as he travelled through Sussex in 1894. In Haywards Heath in Old Picture Postcards, Nickola Smith writes that the Pannetts lived in a “handsome Regency house” next to the builder’s yard and owned considerable land in the town: “from Muster Green in the west, Hazelgrove to the east and the perimeter of the meadowland that became Victoria Park to the south.” She adds that Richard’s son, Arthur Richard Pannett, qualified as an architect and became “a prominent figure in local affairs, designing most of the public buildings of the town.” Pannett wasn’t the only architect to make a name out of shaping Haywards Heath. In the 1920s, Harold George Turner set up a practice in the town. Turner was born in 1885 in Ardingly and began his career at Brighton Borough Engineers office. By the 1930s, he was building a reputation on characteristically detailed designs, many featuring gabled dormers, metal-framed windows, stained class, statement chimney stacks and tilehanging. His interiors, with their oak banisters and staircases, were equally sought-after. Turner’s Arts and Craft twist on

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MARKET FORCES One industrialist who had already made a profound impact in Haywards Heath before Turner’s arrival was John Saxby. Born in Brighton in 1821, Saxby later came to set up his own manufacturing business in Haywards Heath. Beginning his career as a carpenter and joiner’s apprentice at thirteen years old, he was later employed at the Brighton railway works. When the railway opened officially in 1841, Saxby settled into working in railway signalling. In the early years of his career, two accidents took place due to signalling failures. Saxby soon became interested in railway safety and bent himself to the problem of accident prevention.

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the traditional Sussex farmhouse was hugely popular. Take a stroll around Haywards Heath today and you’ll see plenty of houses with his signature curly gutter brackets. His most notable project, though, was designing Franklands Village in the mid-1930s. Created to supply young couples with inexpensive housing, it was a world away from the detached, spacious properties he designed for Haywards Heath’s wealthier commuters and self-made industrialists.

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Turner’s Arts and Craft twist on the traditional Sussex farmhouse was hugely popular His first move was to invent an interlocking system of points and signals, which he won the patent for in 1856. Saxby left the Brighton Railway Works to start his own business

in Haywards Heath in 1861 to manufacture his patented signalling apparatus. He was joined the following year by his business partner, John Stinson Farmer, creating the Saxby and Farmer firm. They soon became the leading manufacturers in England and expanded their works into Kilburn, eventually employing 3,000 workers. In 1868, the company constructed the world’s first traffic signal for road traffic in London’s George Street. While Saxby was busy making his fortune in transport, another local entrepreneur saw a very different trading opportunity. Thomas Bannister was a farmer and auctioneer who capitalised on the arrival of the railway with a thriving cattle market at the foot of Boltro Road. Originally established in 1868, the market quickly became one of the largest in the UK. According to Phillipa Malins of Cuckfield Museum’s Curatorial Team, it handled “about 100,000 animals a year, and brought in huge amounts of money and custom to the town as the banks and businesses in Boltro Road testify. ‘The lowing of cattle’ was a familiar sound to anyone working in that part of Haywards Heath right up until the closure of the

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The original entrance to Haywards Heath Station on Market Place

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PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITY Just as important as the builders, architects and entrepreneurs who shaped the appearance of Haywards Heath were the people who gave the town its social character.

By the 1850s, a thriving little community had sprung up around the railway By the 1850s, a thriving little community had sprung up around the railway. The residents there needed shops and markets, but they also needed a place to worship. The first Anglican services in Haywards Heath were given by Cuckfield clergymen in the loft of a Milton Road carpenter’s workshop. This wasn’t ideal for the infirm and the elderly, who had to climb a ladder to reach the loft. In the late 1850s, though, plans were made to build a more permanent place of worship for the parishioners of Haywards Heath. The strongest supporters of this project were sisters Anne and Frances Dealtry, who lived

locally in a mansion called Bolnore. They had already paid for the construction of the town’s first school and were keen to see a church raised nearby. Constructions of St Wilfrid’s began in 1863 and it was the sisters who laid the foundation stone. Just as important in the early history of St Wilfrid’s was Reverend Robert Wyatt, the first vicar, who had moved down from Staffordshire to take on the Haywards

Heath ministry a few years earlier. In his book The Metropolis of Mid Sussex; A History of Haywards Heath Wyn Ford writes that Wyatt “never drew his stipend, despite having six daughters. The first double wedding at the church in 1899 was that of his fifth and sixth daughters. “His son, the Rev T.G. Wyatt, succeeded him as Vicar, continuing an association of over 70 years between the Wyatt family and the church.”

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The church wasn’t the only institution that came to this fastgrowing Sussex town in the mid 19th century. In 1859, the Brighton Lunatic Asylum opened on the outskirts of Haywards Heath. It was the last asylum to be built under the 1845 Lunatics Asylums Acts, which required all counties in England to invest in institutions for their ‘pauper lunatics’. Roland Harris writes in his Historic Character Assessment Report on Haywards Heath, “The hospital was vast, with 425 places, and without doubt was a significant boost to the local economy, through construction, employment, and demand for housing.” The asylum’s first medical superintendent was Dr Lockhart Robertson, who would have been one of the most prominent figures in early Haywards Heath. Robertson was a progressive, promoting the use of non-restraint and using therapeutic methods such as vapour baths to treat depression. Interestingly, he was also a spiritualist and a founding member of the Society for Psychical Research. Is it a coincidence that the Brighton Lunatic Asylum, now a private development called Southdowns Park, is supposedly the most haunted place in Haywards Heath. Joe Hughes, author of My Asylum

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Rev Robert Wyatt, first vicar at St Wilfrid’s

claims the old building is home to a ghost called the Grey Lady. Builders who worked on the conversion of Southdowns Park also reported hearing cries for help and seeing cascading white mists in the old morgue. THE FIRST WORKERS Unlike doctors, reverends and engineers, the tradesmen who formed

the backbone of early Haywards Heath get little coverage in the history books. We do know that many of them would have migrated from nearby Cuckfield. According to Roland Harris’s Historic Character Assessment Report on Cuckfield, plenty of ‘economically active’ residents relocated to the new town. They included grocer, draper and insurance agent Alfred Curtis, who became the first Haywards Heath postmaster in 1862. “Likewise, Charles and Daniel Knight, respectively a Cuckfield ironmonger and tradesman, were both

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In 1915, sparks from a passing railway engine ignited a fire that tore through the Corn Stores based in the emerging new town in the 1860s,” writes Harris. Others came from further afield. In 1902, for instance, the town became home to draper Mr Chapman who had worked in an Oxford Street Department Store and moved down from London to open his own business in Sussex Road. Workers from Ireland also arrived en-masse in the mid19th century to help build the asylum. According to Nickola Smith, many married local girls and settled in the area. Thanks to developments such as Franklands Village, young families could afford to make their homes in Haywards Heath. They, perhaps even more than the entrepreneurs, engineers and architects whose names are recorded and remembered, helped make the town what it is today. l

DID YOU KNOW?  aywards Heath’s most famous historic H figure probably never existed. Local legend has it that the town was named after a notorious highwayman called Jack Hayward. It’s far more likely, however, that the name comes from an old English term meaning an official who protected hedged enclosures from livestock. T he holes in West Hoathly’s church doors could be connected to the Haywards Heath Civil War battle. Phil Pavey believes that they were made by Parliamentarians firing after Royalist soldiers who had fled into the church.

Find out more Haywards Heath doesn’t have its own museum, but the Cuckfield Museum often puts on exhibitions about Cuckfield’s younger neighbour. The museum also has a research room with files and folders on local history and local families. cuckfieldmuseum.org

Bibliography: Phillip Pavey, Mysteries of History in Sussex. Pomegranate Press, 2012 Albert Gregory, Mid Sussex Through the Ages. Charles Clarke, 1938 Nickola Smith, Haywards Heath in Old

 uring the 20th century, private schools D for the children of wealthy Londoners burgeoned across Haywards Heath. Many have closed now, but they live on in local names such as Sharrow, St Clair and Trevelyan.  espite its short history, Haywards D Heath has witnessed several local disasters. In 1915, sparks from a passing railway engine ignited a fire that tore through the Corn Stores. There was also the ‘great telephone disaster’ of 1908, which saw a blizzard destroy 30 telephone standards.

Picture Postcards. European Library Publishers, 1993 Wyn Ford, The Metropolis of Mid Sussex, A History of Haywards Heath. Charles Clarke, 1981 Roland Harris, Historic Character Assessment Report on Haywards Heath. East Sussex CC, West Sussex CC and Brighton and Hove CC, 2005 Joe Hughes, My Asylum. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015 Roland Harris, Historic Character Assessment Report on Cuckfield. East Sussex CC West Sussex CC and Brighton and Hove CC, 2005

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One of the biggest pluses has been improved physical health and mental wellbeing explains. “With some things there are limitations, like snacks and crisps, but there are alternatives. It’s not doing without, it’s just doing it differently.” What’s more, for Alice and her family the benefits have been huge. Aside from the obvious one of helping to save the planet, one of the biggest pluses has been improved physical health and mental wellbeing. “Living

this way and shopping locally forces you to slow down which has been a great thing. We eat more seasonally, we live in a less toxic environment and hopefully our kids will grow up with this as their way of life.” The family now do most of their shopping within a 10-mile radius of their home, spending over 90% of their household budget in local shops which ultimately has a positive impact on the community. “Just do what you can, however little, and help to inspire the next generation and those around you,” urges Alice. In recent years plastic free living has become more normalised and manufacturers and retailers are finally taking the problem of plastic pollution seriously. As consumer awareness and concern grows, experts believe that packaging will become more important than cost in the purchasing process and many supermarkets are now trialling refillable options and bag-free fruit and veg. If you’ve been inspired to reduce your plastic consumption here are some of Alice’s top tips for plastic free living. l

s top online shopping for greater control over purchases and packaging take your own canvas bags, reusable containers, glass jars, Tupperware use local shops and markets for package-free food find a local shop offering a refillable service for dried foods, cereals, laundry and cleaning products, haircare and toiletries use your local milkman pick or grow your own fruit and veg and freeze it in reusable containers choose carefully in the supermarket and take your own containers for items from the deli, meat and fish counters buy unwrapped bread, cut it up and freeze it for the week

Toiletries and Sanitary Products  se bars of soap u use solid bars or refillable bottles for shampoo and conditioner use recycled toilet paper use a metal razor try a bamboo toothbrush – every toothbrush you’ve ever used is still somewhere on the planet try a moon cup or washable sanitary pads or use plastic-free versions

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The Daffodils Daffodil ‘blindness’ is an extremely annoying condition whereby bulbs produce healthy foliage but no flowers. This can indicate overcrowding, or that the bulbs were not planted deep enough. As a general guideline, bulbs should be planted at least twice as deep as their height – more if possible. For instance; a bulb measuring 3 cms high should be covered by a minimum of 6 cms of soil. Shallow planting can induce thermal shock and bulbs that are stressed by alternating f you’ve ever wondered how daffodils have the capacity freezing winter weather and boiling summer temperatures to ‘suddenly’ burst into life, the fact is – they don’t. Late often fail to develop flower buds. Planting lower helps to bed and early to rise, daffodils are hyper-busy plants insulate from the extremes of heat and cold. The tallest, most with very short periods of dormancy. The moment vigorous daffodils may attain 50 cms in height. Planting autumn appears on the horizon their internal alarm clocks them really deep, (15 - 20 cms) will encourage strong root start buzzing, which is why planting them in and stem development, and help tall varieties September and October is ideal. contend with blustery conditions – a clump Daffodils are robust, of wind-flattened daffodils is a sorry sight. Daffodils are mostly unfussy about soil type but dislike slow-draining ground. In those easy-going characters Daffodils are seldom troubled by pests and situations a spadeful of grit mixed into the diseases, although foraging mice and squirrels planting hole is advised. For container planting, can be troublesome. That’s another reason for standard potting compost is fine, although a soilplanting deep – it keeps the bulbs out of reach! based type is much heavier, making it less likely that pots will Bulbs in open ground will find all the nutrients they blow over in a gale. Bargain bags of ‘lucky dip’ mixed daffodils require. Potted bulbs appreciate a feed of general purpose are hard to resist and their random appearance is charming fertiliser immediately after flowering. Daffodils are robust, when planted in a naturalistic setting. However, when it easy-going characters but if they could talk they’d ask you for comes to patio pots, it pays to stick to the ‘one variety per pot’ just one thing; please don’t cut off or tie up their leaves when rule. That way, potted blooms that are past their best can be the flowers have faded – allow the leaves to die down naturally. easily removed from view and new ones moved into place. The flowers may have gone but the foliage still has important By carefully selecting varieties you can have a succession of work to do; turning sunlight into food that will feed the bulbs, flowers from January to May. ensuring another glorious display the following year. l

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fter 45 years in dentistry my interest in gums has shifted from patients to trees with the ‘gum’ in their common name. As a volunteer garden guide much background knowledge is gained about trees. In Britain the groups of gum trees are Eucalyptus, Liquidamber and Nyssa. The word ‘gum’ has been given to these trees as many of them exude a resin from breaks in the bark. A range of aromas are given off by various species of eucalyptus, for example lemon or peppermint, both of which are preferable to that from mouths with poorly cleansed teeth. The leaves from selected species are used by industry to produce a range of eucalyptus oils which are used in nasal and chest decongestants, throat lozenges, toothpastes, antiseptic agents, soaps and more. The food industry uses this oil as flavouring and for their antimicrobial activity. Eucalypts have been around for 35 million years mainly in Australia with some in South America. Fifty

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Young eucalyptus foliage

Nyssa Sylvatica

Up a gum tree Liquidamber leaves

thousand years ago humans arrived in Australia and they aided the spread of eucalypts which subsequently covered about 70% of the forest area. These trees take up a lot of water making the ground unsuitable for many other plants including crops. In the 20th century the marshy areas around Rome were planted with eucalyptus trees to dry the ground and reduce the risk of malaria. Most of the world’s 900 species are found in Australia, the southerly

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Gunnii and Nitens varieties can withstand the usual outdoor winter temperatures. These can grow as much as 2m [7ft.] a year and reach 10-30m [30-100ft.] and are being grown for biomass for power generation. Recently among many seedlings, a French nurseryman found a low growing specimen, up to 2m [6ft.] which is now marketed. Annual pruning of this variety, E. gunnii ‘France Bleu’, creates a bush form. Surprisingly Eucalyptus bonsai kits are advertised. Eucalyptus flowers are rich in nectar which can lead to flavoured honey being available. The eucalyptus bark peels away in ribbons leaving the trunk with patches of new coloured bark. This creates the problems of a tatty appearance and discarded strips of bark at the tree base. Another disadvantage is that dead leaves are discarded throughout the year. Regular trimming back of young trees encourages new growth with attractive grey-blue foliage. Liquidamber styraciflua or Sweetgum exudes a pine-like resin. In the UK they are grown as ornamental trees in particular for the dramatic red colours of the foliage in autumn. The black gum tree has the botanical name Nyssa sylvatica and common name of Tupelo. N. sylvatica flowers have a sweet smelling aroma which attracts bees but they are better known for the spectacular autumn foliage colour ranging through yellow, orange to bright red. It came as a surprise to me that the Tupelo is also known as the ‘Pepperidge tree’, which has the homophonic overtones of the sound of my name! l


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on a career as an architect, “When I started training I had no real idea about the intensity of the training, which is a combination of studying and work experience over a seven-year period,” she explains. But her hard work paid off and after qualifying, Sarah worked for a series of prestigious architecture practises in London, before returning with her family to Sussex six years ago to start her own practise. It is clearly a profession she loves and last year Sarah was awarded

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Knightsbridge, developed behind a listed façade. “I love the way you can integrate the old with the new, retaining the historical fabric and character of a building, yet fusing it with modern and contemporary design,” Sarah tells me and this is evident in the work she has just completed on her own home. “I’ve always loved this house since I was little and I used to walk past it. I got married just up the road and my husband also fell in love with it and then last year the stars were all aligned and we managed to buy it.” The 200-year old house was originally two cottages joined together and in creating her cherished family home, Sarah aimed to retain as much of the old character as possible. Designing a contemporary two-storey and two single storey extensions, it was important to Sarah that these could not be seen from the front of the house and that the bricks and roof tiles matched the originals. Internally, the remodelling has created a wonderful flow between the old and new parts of the house, along with generating a fantastic sense of space and light. The old beams, inglenook fireplace and original wonky door frames add charm and personality, while all the original openings such as redundant window frames have been employed to create characterful storage features. Since establishing her business, Sarah has worked

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on a range of residential projects helping clients to create a living space that works for their specific needs. “As a working mum with a young family I’m very aware of how we need to live in a house in a practical way, which is something my clients really value and appreciate,” she says. With her years of experience, Sarah instinctively knows what does and does not work. “Whether I’m working on a large extension, a loft or garage conversion, I understand that people want as much natural light as possible, a home that is free flowing with easy access to

“I do all the paperwork and have a great working relationship with all the local council offices – I’ve never not got planning permission.” Once planning permission is granted, Sarah develops a set of structural drawings with a specialist engineer that potential builders can quote from. “Having worked in the area for over six years, I’ve got an approved list of builders I recommend, as well as party wall and structural engineers and interior designers. I can also project manage the whole building process if required.” For Sarah the end result makes it all worthwhile, “A client once told me that what I’d done to her house had changed her life, hugely improving how her family lived on a daily basis and allowing them to stay in their family home. It was so wonderful to hear that I nearly cried!” l Sarah Breeze Architects the garden and a sense of proportion and space.” Employing an architect to help you create your ideal home is the best way to ensure you maximise the light, space and functionality in the end result and Sarah enjoys sitting down with clients to discuss their lifestyle and what they are hoping to achieve. “I can give them ideas, show them similar projects I’ve worked on, provide before and after photographs and put them in touch with past clients, so they feel comfortable and confident about the project,” she explains. “I also list out step-by-step the whole

process of design, planning and construction, so people know about the various stages a build needs to go through.” Sarah then provides a quote to include any planning applications required, detailed drawing plans and building regulation approvals. Once this has been signed off, she takes detailed measurements of the house, drawing floorplans and elevations and providing two to three options for how the design could fit a client’s brief. With the design and drawings finalised, they are then submitted to the planning office for approval.

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on a range of residential projects helping clients to create a living space that works for their specific needs. “As a working mum with a young family I’m very aware of how we need to live in a house in a practical way, which is something my clients really value and appreciate,” she says. With her years of experience, Sarah instinctively knows what does and does not work. “Whether I’m working on a large extension, a loft or garage conversion, I understand that people want as much natural light as possible, a home that is free flowing with easy access to

“I do all the paperwork and have a great working relationship with all the local council offices – I’ve never not got planning permission.” Once planning permission is granted, Sarah develops a set of structural drawings with a specialist engineer that potential builders can quote from. “Having worked in the area for over six years, I’ve got an approved list of builders I recommend, as well as party wall and structural engineers and interior designers. I can also project manage the whole building process if required.” For Sarah the end result makes it all worthwhile, “A client once told me that what I’d done to her house had changed her life, hugely improving how her family lived on a daily basis and allowing them to stay in their family home. It was so wonderful to hear that I nearly cried!” l Sarah Breeze Architects the garden and a sense of proportion and space.” Employing an architect to help you create your ideal home is the best way to ensure you maximise the light, space and functionality in the end result and Sarah enjoys sitting down with clients to discuss their lifestyle and what they are hoping to achieve. “I can give them ideas, show them similar projects I’ve worked on, provide before and after photographs and put them in touch with past clients, so they feel comfortable and confident about the project,” she explains. “I also list out step-by-step the whole

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ithin moments of greeting Jennie Marten of the Danehill Parish Historical Society it was evident her brain was home to a wealth of knowledge, and her personality awash with enthusiasm for her hobby. A baby boomer and lifelong village resident, her personal links to Danehill extend beyond sixty years. Jennie’s mother still lives in the home Jennie was born in. We met inside All Saints Church, which crowns the Danehill skyline. Jennie recalled, “There used to be a windmill on this site, and there used to be a chapel where the war memorial is today.” After a fire saw significant damage to the chapel roof, Herbert Jennie Marten Hardy who lived nearby at Danehurst (now St Raphaels) suggested a new church was built on the site of the windmill. Unofficially I was Jennie continued, “Herbert died, but in 1892 his wife a member in 1972, funded the new church in but that was the his memory.” The church lawns contain no graves, but year I got married are home to rare orchids. so my husband Pollarded lime trees lining and I had our mind the footpath are, “popular on other things with summer brides”.

Jennie recounted the genesis of the Historical Society. Back in 1972 her uncle Phil Lucas, in conjunction with Mr and Mrs Rawling thought it worthwhile to research some Danehill family histories. One thing led to another and family research was followed with the documentation of old photographs and postcards. This accounted for the early years of the Society. Since then, areas of research have broadened. Jennie officially became a member in 1973 although she remembered with a smile, “unofficially I was a member in 1972, but that was the year I got married so my husband and I had our mind on other things.”

Danehill Parish Historical Society’s raison d’etre is to keep records of village history, dig up old facts and record future histories as they happen. Jennie told me, “I’ve always been interested in history, particularly local history. My grandfather’s surname was Awcock, which we discovered was an old Danehill name with a long history. He built many homes in and around the village.” In the past the society published monthly magazines. These days, publications are less frequent, but more Southdowns Omnibus

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thorough, covering topics in detail with full histories. Jennie recalled how the Society came to have a home in the Memorial Hall. After the Hardy’s left Danehurst, the Messel family moved in. Mrs Leonora Messel was heavily involved with the Women’s Institute and after her death in 1918, and that of her husband two years later, their executors gave £1,000 to the parish to build a hall in her memory for the Womens’ Institute to use. Mr and Mrs Corbett who lived nearby donated land for the building. Mrs Corbett, an early feminist, engaged a Miss Hughes as architect. However, there were insufficient funds to complete the project, until the public began donating money. The Memorial Hall opened in 1923, as a Memorial to Leonora Messel and to those lost in the Great War. The Memorial Hall is home to the Danehill Parish Historical Society monthly meetings on the last Tuesday of each month, often with guest speakers. In the summer, meetings are occasionally held outdoors. With around sixty members, it’s a healthy society, but fresh blood is always welcome.

With a forlorn tone Jennie opined, “It hasn’t changed all that much here during my lifetime, apart from the loss of facilities and infrastructure. The forge is one of the oldest buildings in the village but the blacksmith has gone. So have the wheelwright, cobbler, baker and so on. The telephone exchange where my mum worked closed in 1947, before I was born. The last shop closed 5-6 years ago. All we have now is a pop up Post Office that’s open half a day each week. Most work is elsewhere so it’s a quiet village these days.” With little prompting facts and stories continued to flow out of Jennie like historical lava, creating a hinterland of wonderment. “Oh yes, there were two landslides, both across the A275,” she pondered as our time was coming to an end, “I can remember the second one,” she said. Curious for more information? Then get in touch with Danehill Parish Historical Society to learn a whole lot more. l www.danehillhistory.org

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BONFIRE EVENTS

With autumn approaching the bonfire season is getting into gear for another year of fundraising, processions and merriment, so we tasked Robert Veitch to investigate the origins of the Guernsey Jumper

design. “Societies try to avoid clashing with each other, although Newick, Barcombe and Southover all wear very similar red and black.” “Most societies still wear smuggler’s jumpers. They look smart and create an identity. Bonfire became more legitimate over time, so some societies opted for costumes instead of jumpers, but it’s still as disguise,” hinted Nigel. Each event on the calendar is organised by the host society, who set

Collections in 2018 raised £80,000 across Sussex which is given to the charities each society support at their event

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f you’ve ever seen a bonfire society procession or carnival in Sussex, you’ve probably seen the striped smugglers jumpers worn by some of the participants. These jumpers derive their styling from those of Guernsey fisherman, which are warm, hardwearing, comfortable, and resistant to sea spray thanks to a ‘hard twist’ in the wool. All in all, they’re perfect for autumnal nights parading across Sussex. Their introduction has an interesting history, as Nigel Cassford from Crowborough Bonfire & Carnival Society recently told me. “In 1847 the Police were brought down from London to help the local authorities stamp out bonfire celebrations in Lewes as they were becoming overly rowdy, with too many street fights and general misdemeanours.”

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Three years later, “bonfire was allowed to return, but in a form more akin to the processions we see today.” The introduction of smugglers jumpers began in Lewes around this time. “They were worn as a disguise and everybody used the same design,” noted Nigel. With a busy port at the time the bonfire roisterers in smugglers jumpers blended into each other, allowing them to partake in revelry and merriment, while retaining the ability to merge into the docks, among the boats, and away from the authorities. The first bonfire societies were formed at Cliffe and Lewes Borough in 1853, “Crowborough formed a society in 1897,” continued Nigel. Over time the number of societies increased and each developed their own identities, varying the colours in the stripes, whilst retaining the same basic

the rules for that event, Nigel told me. “Generally, early season events are more family orientated, more carnival in tone, those later on are more traditional, more pagan.” On street collections in 2018 raised £80,000 across Sussex. This money is given to the charities each society support at their event. “It becomes a way of life,” chuckled Nigel, “I walked at fifteen events last year and there would be many others who did the same. I’ve made some very good friends over the years. I see them weekly in the autumn then we go our separate ways for 8½ months until it starts again. It’s a social event, it’s a fundraising event, and it’s great to see the unbridled joy of beaming wide-eyed kids and happy parents.” l

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ick Willmore’s devotion to his hobby is infectious. By day, he lectures for the Open University, but in his free time, Nick maintains a classic car and is the driving force behind “Classics in Town.” This year’s event takes place on Sunday 22nd September on Church Walk in the centre of Burgess Hill. Running from 10am4pm, there will be 120 cars, 40 motorcycles and a smattering of commercial vehicles on display. With a little horsepower from Burgess Hill Town Council, Market Place Shopping Centre and The Martlets it’s the third event the club has organised. It’s not the least bit blokey Nick confirmed, “I like showing my car, I like it when kids want to have their picture taken sat at the wheel.” “We don’t insist on classic cars of a certain age, we like cars that are classic by design,” revealed Nick. “We’re enthusiastic about ownership and the

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spirit of ownership. We could have an Austin Allegro displayed next to a Ferrari.” In distinct ways, they’re both classic designs. Confirmed vehicles include Jaguars, Porsches, a 1991 Fiat Panda, the bus from Heartbeat, as well as a 1915 Model T Ford. The oldest car is a 1902 Oldsmobile. The Peel P50, which Jeremy Clarkson drove into a lift and around the offices of the BBC in an episode of Top Gear, might be classified as one of the strangest. There’s a Rover SD1 arriving in its original Metropolitan Police Service livery, plus three other police cars.

“It’s quite a range of cars, there are motorcycles too,” said Nick with a grin. “A 1921 Singer with wicker sidecar, exhibits from AJS, Matchless, Triumph, the Harley Owners Club and the Vintage Motorcycle Owners Club. Nick’s passion for his hobby sparkles. There’s no harking back to the golden days of motoring, although Nick’s golden days probably contained fewer potholes, double yellow lines, and less road rage, allied to a classic car design around every corner. “I like seeing the eagerness that other owners have for their cars, their energy to preserve them, their willingness to show them, share them and to talk about them. We don’t want to be precious about our hobby.” “Classics in Town” is a free event. Visitors are asked to make donations to nominated charity, Chailey Heritage, who hope to be in attendance with an electric wheelchair, which the public can test drive. “They’re harder to drive than it looks,” chuckled Nick. The ‘Grand Depart’ at 3:30pm is the finale, “when these fantastic old beasts” fire up their engines and leave in long processional convoy.” Nick confessed, “We’re trying to create a buzz in Burgess Hill, to get people that little bit more involved in their community” Weald Classic Vehicles Club are always interested in recruiting new members to help celebrate the hobby and at just £12 a year, it costs no more than a couple of gallons of fuel to join. l 22nd September, 10am-4pm Church Walk, Burgess Hill www.wealdclassicclub.com


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the distance the walkers would cover, Michael walked the route and counted his footsteps, multiplying the number of footsteps by the length of his stride. History showed his estimation to be quite accurate. Michael’s attention to detail meant the walk was always well organised and it remains so, to this day. It was planned by a walker, for other walkers, well signposted, with accurate cues,

so participants could enjoy the walk, rather than stopping to refer back to the map. Nonetheless, local artists created some sketch maps and these were given to the walkers. An army of volunteers baked homemade cakes to help fuel those fundraising footsteps. In the millennium year, Michael Blyth stood down and a new committee took control of the project. Some of the new committee were family members and friends of people St Catherine’s had cared for. Things were going full circle. Beneficiaries from previous years were becoming involved in fundraising for future years. The event was succinctly described as ‘good company, lovely countryside and cake!’ And so, it continued that way for many years, until 2018 when the


Michael hand wrote everything in the early days because he did not have a computer Balcombe Walk was renamed the Sussex Landmark Hike to take into account the important landmarks that are passed and additional routes were added. The Hayward’s Heath Friends Group handed over the reigns of organising and managing to the hospice events team. The Friends Group are still very much involved in the baking of cakes and activities on the day, including running the raffle. Since 1991 over £500,000 has been raised for the hospice. During that same period over 4,000 homemade cakes have been consumed. Many walkers have returned annually, making the event a permanent fixture on their calendar. The 2019 Sussex Landmarks Hike is taking place on Sunday 13th October, and this year sees a new start and finish location in Ardingly, where there is plenty of free, onsite parking. There are four routes to choose from: 3, 6, 9 or 13 miles, all of which are clearly signposted, just as Michael Blyth used to do, all those years ago. There will be marshals along the route

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BEAUTY & FASHION

Find Sara Whatley adorned in crystals this month, sparkling and shimmering away and enjoying the healing and health giving properties too!

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are becoming more mainstream, and that also translates into fashion. Just this summer when I was loafing about in Cornwall I saw many little boutiques full of covetable loveliness, each one graced by a shimmer of crystal jewellery. Necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings, you name it, it had crystals on it. Of course, cut and dainty crystals in jewellery have been popular for hundreds of years, but what I’m talking about is a big old chunk of quartz or amethyst anchored onto a chain. Something that looks solid, heavy, of the earth and unhewn. For me that’s the ultimate cool in crystal jewellery, and happily that seems to be what is shining in the shops right now. If you fancy yourself a bit of this natural healing beauty and some bold statement jewellery to boot, here are some of the crystal properties you may want to look out for, or go for a multicoloured necklace, bracelet or ring and enjoy many crystal properties at the same time. l

QUARTZ Clear, rose or smokey are all popular quartz choices, all with different healing properties. Choose clear for a good all round healing stone, rose to enhance the love in your life and smokey for a good grounding stone. All are useful in meditation. AMETHYST Stunning violet in colour, amethyst is again a good all round healing stone, good for protection, clearing negative thoughts, stresses and anxieties. It is also associated with abundance, and useful in meditation. TURQUOISE This bright and brilliant stone is a real eye catcher and holds properties of personal protection, health and abundance. It is believed turquoise can create a connection between heaven and earth and promotes an energetic flow of love at a high vibration. CITRINE Yellow tones make this crystal sparkle like the sun, bringing warmth, energy and comfort. Some believe it aids with wealth, creativity and imagination, so much so that apparently many bankers carry one in their pockets. TIGERS EYE Bands of gold and brown shimmer in this mysterious stone, which is known as the all-seeing, all-knowing eye. Can help with bringing sharpness to inner vision and clarity of situations.


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BODY BUZZ

As it’s back to school this month, we asked Sasha Kanal to educate herself in the ways of the Japanese… in the ways of the Ninja

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hat does the word ‘ninja’ conjure up for you? Mysterious Japanese warriors: silent, skilful, athletic – and deadly? That’s the inspiration for the ninja warrior workout, minus the ‘deadly’ part. It’s a dynamic form of exercise that can develop strength, agility, speed and flexibility. Its popularity has inspired a successful TV show on both sides of the Atlantic, which pits competitors against an obstacle course that tests mental and physical abilities. This balance of mind and body is the essence of the ninja warrior workout. The exercises are for upper and lower body. And they start with the humble press up. Done correctly, with a straight spine, this works your arms, shoulder, chest, back and abdomen, building strength and stability. Real ninjas will move onto ‘Spiderman’ press ups – basically press 106 SUSSEX LIVING | September 2019

ups on one leg. As you lower yourself for the first time, move your right knee towards your right elbow and back, then on the second press up you move left knee to left elbow, and so on. It might help to imagine you’re climbing a building on a secret mission! The chin up is next. These are hard and many people struggle to do a full one, but it’s one of the best ways to

Real ninjas will move onto ‘Spiderman’ press ups improve back muscles. And the more you do the easier it gets. Experts suggest you start with palms towards you and then pull up. Over time, you can gain flexibility by doing them with palms facing away. Three ninja exercises for your lower body can build agility, speed

and strength. The first is the jump squat – and it works exactly as you might imagine: from a low start, to an explosive jump, to a low finish, and repeat to fade. Then there’s the power step up. You face a step or box, put your left foot on it and jump up. While you’re up there you switch legs so you land with your left foot on the ground and the right on the step or box. Lastly, ninjas hop. More precisely it’s called a lateral hop and step. You stand on one foot, jump one metre to the side and land on the other, swinging your arms as you go. Ninja warrior training can get serious – but like all the best exercises you can do as much or as little as you want, provided you warm up properly and stop at any sign of discomfort. If this sounds like your kind of thing, or something to do with the kids, there are loads of online resources and experts in the area to speak to. Go ninjas! l

CAUTION: If you have any long-standing health concerns, always consult your GP if you’re starting a new exercise.

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BOOK REVIEW

Elizabeth Kay offers Sussex Living readers her thoughts on recent reads that have caught her attention. She gives her views on a selection of books from different genres which may capture your interest

MY SISTER, THE SERIAL KILLER

by Oyinkan Braithwaite (Atlantic Books)

MISFIT

by Charli Howard (Penguin) This is a painfully honest account of an anorexic, who suffered from depression, OCD, bulimia and anxiety. Like so many who go down this path, Charli wanted to be ‘perfect’, a carbon copy of the girls she saw in magazines. She was rather hairy and a bit chubby, so she decided to become a model in order to be envied the way she’d envied those cover girls herself. She went on a diet. The urge to be thin and to be signed by

She decided to become a model in order to be envied the way she’d envied those cover girls herself a model agency becomes overwhelming, but the real shock comes once she achieves this. The agency wants her to be even thinner, and gives her a hip measurement which is ludicrous. They don’t tell her to lose weight, because that’s legally questionable, they just tell her they want her to ‘look the best she can’. She loses so much weight that she has no energy, is physically weak and breathless and experiencing heart palpitations. There is a disclaimer at the start of the book saying that if you are struggling with an eating disorder this isn’t the book for you as it’s not a selfhelp manual. But for anyone trying to cope with an anorexic it’s a must.

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This is the story of two sisters. The narrator is Korede, the older one, a former hospital nurse who is tall and angular and not very pretty. The younger is Ayoola, devastatingly pretty, wayward, and a psychopath with no moral compass whatsoever. Korede’s role is to clean up after her sister’s misdemeanours. The book is set in Nigeria, and there’s a father, dead ten years, who was the worst sort of control freak and must have had some sort of impact, although that doesn’t totally explain Ayoola’s behaviour. You can speculate endlessly about these sharply-drawn and intriguing characters. This is a black comedy, extremely well written and longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction this year. The opening paragraph is one of the best hooks I have ever read: Ayoola summons me with these words – Korede, I killed him. I had hoped I would never hear these words again. This is followed by: I bet you didn’t know that bleach masks the smell of blood. And we’re straight into the action, with Ayoola perched on the toilet seat, her dress stained with dried blood, faintly worried that her sister will be cross with her…

BARBIAN AND THE WISHING STAR

by Claire Walker (Austin Macauley Publishers) It makes a pleasant change to read a book for very young children that is printed on good quality paper that won’t disintegrate when used as a hat or part of a hamster maze! The storyline is pure fantasy, and won’t increase any child’s knowledge of the galaxy, but it’s good fun and starts with every child’s favourite toy – an empty cardboard box. I think this makes acceptable the premise of constructing a spaceship from it, and heading for the moon, as it’s clearly impossible. As is Barbian the friendly metal Diggle dragon, who is George’s playmate, and is depicted behaving just the way imaginary friends do when you’re a small child. The illustrations are bright and cheerful and

The storyline is pure fantasy, it’s good fun and starts with every child’s favourite toy - an empty cardboard box clear, although it’s a shame that one of them got the resolution wrong. But that’s just an adult being picky. There are lots of Diggle dragons, which you can find at the back of the book, and they’re all rather cute and designed to appeal to both boys and girls. Presumably the intention is to publish more books in this series.


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Planning care for the future

Thursday 12th September 2019 2pm - 4pm Join us to hear Kieron Robertson and Fiona Dodd from Concierge Wealth Management explain the options for funding long-term care, including the benefits you may be entitled to and how to make savings go further. To find out more or to book your free place call us on 01342 887977 or email amy.batchelor@careuk.com

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PUZZLE PAGE SUDOKU

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DATES Sunday 01 September, Judging starts at 10:00 – Best in show, late afternoon

South Eastern Hound Club’s 52nd Premier Open Show

The Hickstead Showground BN6 9HS 25 different breeds have been entered in over 100 classes. You can meet knowledgeable people, in a garden party atmosphere, willing to talk about their hounds or help you decide which would be suitable for your family. Enquiries. southeasterhoundclub@outlook.com From 01 September

‘Harvest Home’ Cuckfield Museum, Queen’s Hall, Cuckfield RH17 5EL Cuckfield’s farming past. How did you use a horse rasp or a ‘beetle’? How did a dairymaid preserve her complexion? Entry free but donations appreciated. More information from www.cuckfieldmuseum.org Finishes Saturday 14 December. Sunday 01 – Monday 30 September, 10:00-16:30

Morris & Co. Inspired by Nature

Do you have a Mid Sussex community event to promote? Email info@sussexliving.com and ask for a Diary Dates form. Visit our Diary Dates page. on www.sussexliving.com There will also be one or two special extra days, so watch out for them too. £1 adults and accompanied children free.

Burgess Hill Girls School, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill RH15 0EG Contact: Jim Etherington 01273 471897 jespeth@hotmail.com

Monday 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30 September, 08:00-17:00

Wednesday 04 September, 19:30 for 19:45-21:00

Gorringes, 15 North Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2PE Gorringes hold a weekly Monday sale. This is a well-established auction holding between 600 and 800 lots of antique and other furniture, ceramics, jewellery, pictures, silver and collectables. 01273 472503 clientservices@gorringes.co.uk

St Thomas a Becket Church Hall, 23 Cliffe High Street, Lewes BN7 2AH Fiona, Head Gardener of Charleston Farmhouse on preserving the spirit of Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and Clive Bell’s 1950’s creation. £3 for guests, free for members. Sara Callarman 07952233865 lewes.gardensociety@hotmail.co.uk

Monday 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30 September, 20:00

Wednesday 04 September, 19:45

General Antiques & Collectables Auction

Minton Badminton Club

Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe RH17 6HP We meet every Monday. New members would be most welcome – we are particularly short of men at the moment! Come along for a “taster” – no obligation to join. Contact: 01444 400054

Standen House & Garden, West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead RH19 4NE The exhibition tells the story of the origins of Morris & Co. and reveals the inspiration behind its iconic patterns. National Trust members free. Adults: £12.60. Child: £6.30. 0134 2323029 standen@nationaltrust.org.uk www.nationaltrust.org.uk/standenhouse-and-garden Finishes Sunday 10 November.

Tuesday 03 September, 19:30-21:00

Sunday 01 - Monday 30 September, 10:00-17:00

Wednesday 04, 11, 18 & 25 September, 10:00-17:30

Sculpture Exhibition – 20th Anniversary

Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath RH16 1XP An enticing collection of contemporary sculpture displayed within a stunning historic garden, featuring works in bronze, stone, metal, glass and ceramic. Price included in Garden admission. Andrew Loin 01444 450326 Sunday 01 September, 11:00-17:00

Oldland Windmill – History and Heritage Event Day Oldland Windmill, Oldlands Lane, Hassocks BN6 8ND There will be displays of heritage wheats and village life in bygone times by the U3A Local History Group. No vehicles allowed at the Mill. Please park in Grand Avenue near the Thatched Inn and either walk up Oldlands Lane or make use of the free minibus. Entry by a voluntary donation of £5 per person, £10 per family. www.oldlandwindmill.co.uk Sunday 01 & 15 September, 14:30-17:00

High Salvington Windmill Open Day – a fully working windmill from the 17th century High Salvington Windmill, Furze Road, High Salvington, Worthing BN13 3BP

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Worthing Antique, Arts & Collectors’ Club

Worthing Lecture Theatre (below main library) Richmond Road, Worthing BN11 1HD Our talk is by Damian Le Bas, The Stopping Places. A journey through Gypsy Britain. All are welcome. Annual membership is £30 or £5 per talk. Annual membership is £30 or £5 per talk.

Scone Wednesday

Steyning Tearooms, 32 High Street, Steyning BN44 3YE Buy any delicious homemade scone and get a free tea or coffee. Contact: 01903 810103 Wednesday 04, 11, 18 & 25 September, 12:30-15:00

The Young at Heart Club (Members & Non-members) The Salvation Army Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX Musical guest, movie shows, guest speakers, quizzes, chair aerobics, craftwork etc. Members £5 per month, non-members £2 per week. 2 course lunch extra. Contact: Angela 07931 426691 angela.white@salvationarmyorg.uk Wednesday 04 September, 13:45pm for 14:00-16:30

Burgess Hill Flower Club

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX Demonstration by Michelle King, titled ‘Tour de France.’ Competition: Foliage only. Visitors £6.00, first visit free with Sussex Living magazine. Judith Alexander 01444 871886 Wednesday 04 September, 19:15 for 19:30

Mid Sussex Philatelic Society Members’ Displays

Fiona Dennis on The Garden at Charleston Farmhouse

Burgess Hill Horticultural Society - Open Meeting Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX The Natural Year in Focus, July – December. An illustrated talk with Peter Lovett, Sussex wildlife specialist and photographer. Admission: Members free, Visitors: £1. All welcome! www.burgesshillhorticulturalsociety. com 01444 245509 Thursday 05, 12, 19 & 26 September, 09:00-14:30

Every Thursday – Monday throughout September from 10:00-17:00

The Willows

Church Street, Warnham RH12 3DZ A private development of two, three and four bedroom houses and 4 one and two bedroom apartments. The Willows – 01403 611 191 Shanlyhomes.com Thursday 05 September, 12:00

Burgess Hill and District Probus Club Meeting

This event is for professional and business men. Lunch followed by a short talk by a professional speaker – providing an opportunity to meet with those of similar interest. 01444 236661 fredreynolds3672@gmail.com Friday 06 & 20 September, 09:30-15:00

The League of Friends of Crawley Hospitals’ (Charity No. 274855) Books Sales Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley RH 11 7DH Lots of different books for sale from only 50p each. chlof2003@googlemail.com This is the League’s 70th Anniversary year.

The League of Friends of Crawley Hospitals’ (Charity No. 274855) Maria’s Good as New Sales

Friday 06 September, 11:00-16:00

Crawley Hospital, West Green Drive, Crawley RH 11 7DH Lots of items for sale. Donations of unused toiletries and any unwanted presents suitable for Raffle prizes needed, please. Contact: Maria 01293 403432. This is the League’s 70th Anniversary year.

Medway House, Lower Road, Forest Row RH18 5HE Kicking off Organic September with an amazing Cheese Tasting Day with Stephen from High Weald Dairy! Free entry. 01342 824673 info@seasonsforestrow.co.uk seasonsforestrow.co.uk

Thursday 05 – Sunday 08 September, 09:30-18:00

Friday 06, 13, 20 & 27 September, 19:00-22:00

Hever Castle, Hever, Edenbridge TN8 7NG Discover around 120 exhibitors from the UK’s finest designer makers and contemporary artists at this craft fair, organised by Craft in Focus. Gardens only: Adults: £14.95, Senior/student: £13.45, Child (5-17): £9.40, Under 5s free, Family: £41.40. hevercastle.co.uk info@hevercastle.co.uk 01732 865224

Steyning Tearooms, 31 High Street, Steyning BN44 3YE Friday evening bistro menu. Bring your own booze. 2 courses £20 and 3 courses £25. Call to book 01903 810103

Craft Fair

Thursday 05 September, 10:00-17:00

East Sussex Teachers Registration Open Day

The Mallings, 112 Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RG Register with Class Cover for day to day, short / long term placements and permanent work for Teachers/ TAs/ LSAs / TEFL / SEN/ Nursery/ Primary/ Secondary/ Colleges. Contact: Lara@classcover.com 01273 957908 Every Thursday – Monday throughout September from 10:00-17:00

Clock Field

North Street, Turners Hill RH10 4NS A development of 33 three, four and five bedroom houses. Clock Field Marketing Suite 01342 616 105 clockfield@shanlyhomes.com shanlyhomes.com

Taster Day with High Weald Dairy

Friday Evening Bistro

Friday 06, 13, 20 & 27 September, 19:45-21:45 unless stated

Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society

Rear basement of Cyprus Hall, Millfield Suite, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX For more information please contact: David Goatcher 07792 442314 www.msars.org.uk Saturday 07 September, 10:00-15:00

Forest Row Market

Hartfield Road, Forest Road, Forest Row RH18 5DZ Fine Foods and Crafts Market. Contact: Sue Young (Market Manager) 01342 778062 market@forestrow.gov.uk www.forestrow.gov.uk Saturday 07 September, Registration starts 12:00, Classes start 13:00

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DIARY DATES Day Dog Show Victoria Park, 120 South Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4LR The Mewes Vets will once again be holding their annual dog show during the Haywards Heath Town Day Celebrations. There will be a good selection of classes to choose from and entries are just £2 per class. Saturday 07 September, 10:30-11:30

Coffee Morning, run by Burgess Hill Methodist

Burgess Hill Methodist Church, London Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8QD Entrance off Gloucester Road. Come and have a chat over tea or coffee. All welcome. No charge. 01444 236733 Saturday 07 September, 11:00-17:00

Festival of Hope: Caring for Creation

St Wilfrid’s Church, Church Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3QH Celebrating local initiatives towards environmental and community based projects and the craftsmanship of local people. Contact: Laura 07522 900226, Melvyn 01444 440084 Saturday 07 September, 12:00-15:00

Extinction Rebellion Malling Rec Beach Picnic

Malling Recreation Ground, Lewes BN7 2NW Come and learn about Extinction Rebellion and the potential impact of sea level rise on Lewes. Free. Extinction Rebellion Lewes, www.facebook.com/rebellewes

Saturday 07 September, 13:30-15:45

Burgess Hill Horticultural Society Flower and Produce Show Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX A traditional horticultural show, full of scents and colours to delight your senses! Also, refreshments, tombola, plant and produce stalls. Admission: 50p. 01444 245509. www.burgesshillhorticulturalsociety. com Saturday 07 September, 15:00

Bake with Jack

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham RH12 1RG Jack demystifies the baking process, demonstrating how to make a noknead focaccia in the intimate setting of The Capitol Studio. £5. www.thecapitolhorsham.com 01403 750220 Sunday 08 September, 10:00

Mid Sussex Ramblers – Hurstpierpoint to the West Trinity Road CP, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9SJ (free on Sundays) CP, Albourne, Truslers Hill Lane, Albourne Green, Coombe Farm, CP. TQ281165. 6.6mi/10.05km Moderate. Contact: Phil 01273 835931 Monday 09 September, 10:30-12:00

The Arts Society Steyning – GPO Film Unit Lecture The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning BN443XZ The birth of documentary films in the

1930’s with clips from Victorian and Edwardian films by Howard Smith. Free to members £5.00 donation from visitors. www.theartssocietysteyning.org.uk From Monday 09 September Dolphin Ladies Swimming Club Ardingly College,West Sussex RH17 6SQ Every Monday morning this ladies only swimming club offers small friendly classes for beginners, improvers and advanced swimmers. Classes run during term time. There is no criteria to join, just a desire to swim. Ladies, get swimming, get fit, have fun! £35 for the 12 week term plus £10 annual joining fee. Please see website for more details www. dolphinladiesswimmingclub.co.uk For general enquiries or to book please call Margaret on 07564 874760 or visit our stand at Haywards Heath Town Day on Saturday 7th September. Season runs until 2nd December Monday 09 September, 10:00-12:00, Coffee 10:00 Talk 10:30-12:00

The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 6DB Our own Jerry Nice will discuss the precocious talent of Rex Whistler. His achievements and his untimely death at the age of 39 during the Great War. Guests welcome to attend at £8.00 per lecture. Stephen Wyman 01273 494633 Monday 09 September, 19:45

Hassocks Field Society Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH “The Messel Family at Nymans” – a talk by Anthea Leaney. Members £1.50. Visitors £2.00. Contact: Beryl Varley 01273 832351 Monday 09 September, 19:45-22:00

Burgess Hill Choral Society New Season United Reformed Church Hall, Junction Road, Burgess Hill RH15 0JS Join us to sing Bach’s ‘Christmas Oratorio’ with dynamic and inspiring Musical Director Michael Stefan Wood BEM. For more info: 07522 493966 Monday 09 September, 20:00-23:00

The Arts Society Steyning

The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning BN443XZ Young Arts Presentation followed by Howard Smith giving an illustrated talk on the GPO Film Unit. Annual membership £38.00. Visitors £5.00 donation. 01903 812752 Monday 09 September, 14:30

Rex Whistler

The Group for Unattached Men & Women Aged 50+ A pub in Burgess Hill A round of golf? Day at the races? Country walk? Dinner? Theatre, Quiz? Cinema? Holiday? These are events from The Group Diary. The Group meets in Burgess Hill on the second Monday evening of every month. Meetings also in Lewes, Brighton and Horsham. Visit www.thegroup.org.uk

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DIARY DATES and give one of the contact numbers a call. Tuesday 10 September, 10:00-12:00

Mid Sussex Older People’s Council is hosting A Morning with Paracise St Swithuns Church Hall, East Grinstead RH19 3BA Free event for over 60’s. Come along and give this low intensity exercise a try. Ideal for those who find regular fitness classes too demanding, or who haven’t exercised for a long time, or who are coming back from injury. Hot drinks and cakes will be served. Free event for over 60’s. Please book your place by Friday 6th September on 01444 242760 Tuesday 10 September, 18:30-22:30

Lindfield Bonfire Society Badge Night

The Stand Up Inn, Lindfield High Street RH16 2HN Come and meet LBS members, find out how to join our 125 year-old Society, and enjoy a performance by Skulldrummery. Contact: Sarah Tampion-Lacey 01444 487470 lindfieldbonfiresoc@gmail.com www.lindfieldbonfiresociety.co.uk From Tuesday 10 September Dolphin Ladies Swimming Club Ardingly College,West Sussex RH17 6SQ Every Tuesday morning this ladies only swimming club offers small friendly classes for beginners, improvers and advanced swimmers. Classes run during term time. There

is no criteria to join, just a desire to swim. Ladies, get swimming, get fit, have fun! £35 for the 12 week term plus £10 annual joining fee. Please see website for more details www. dolphinladiesswimmingclub.co.uk For general enquiries or to book please call Margaret on 07564 874760 or visit our stand at Haywards Heath Town Day on Saturday 7th September. Season runs until 3rd December Wednesday 11 September, 14:30

“Quirky Sussex” by Kevin Gordon King Edward Hall, 24 High Street, Lindfield RH16 2HH This is a light-hearted talk showing some rather strange Sussex places and people. You will learn about the Zulu Hole, Pyramids, Stuffed Kittens and Toad in the Hole and many more examples of old and new Sussex quirkiness! All welcome, entry free. John 01444 484470 Wednesday 11 September, 17:15-20:30

Open Evening

Warden Park Secondary Academy, Broad Street, Haywards Heath RH17 5DP Come and meet our staff and students and see how we inspire “the best from all.” 01444 457881 www.wardenpark.co.uk Wednesday 11 September, 19:45 for 20:00-22:00

Hassocks Horticultural Society Meeting – Hydrangeas Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH

Planting, pruning and how to keep hydrangeas blue. Roger Butler and colleague. Speciality Plant Growers, Golden Hill Nurseries, Kent. All welcome. Members £1.50. Refreshments included. Derek Swaine 01273 842516 Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 September, 19:30

The Southwick Players – Moira Buffini’s “Dinner”

The Barn Theatre, 24 Southwick Street, Southwick BN42 4TE A black comedy. Contains adult themes and language. Tickets £12 from 01273 597094 southwickplayers.org.uk Wednesday 11 September, 20:00-21:30

Balcombe History Society

Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe RH17 6HP Roy Bliss – ‘British propaganda from Sussex in WW2.’ How the propaganda battle was fought and the role Sussex played. £1 Member, £3 Visitors – includes refreshments. 01444 811641 Thursday 12 September, 10:00-13:00

Wellesley Wealth Advisory, Investment & Tax Planning Seminar Deans Place Hotel, Seaford Road, Alfriston BN26 5TW Listen to how Wellesley Wealth Advisory can help you protect your wealth with bespoke investment, pension and tax planning solutions. There is no entry fee, however guests

need to register by visiting www.wellesleywa.co.uk/events/ eastbourne or calling Eleanor Burgess on 01444 244551 Thursday 12 September, 14:00-16:00

Planning Care for the Future Mill View, Sunnyside Close, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead RH19 4QW Join us to hear Kieron Robertson and Fiona Dodd from Concierge Wealth Management explain the options for funding long-term care, including the benefits you may be entitled to and how to make savings go further. To find out more or to book your free place call us on 01342 887977 or amybatchlor@careuk.com Thursday 12 September, 11:00-16:00

Taster Day Organic Plant Based Delights

Medway House, Lower Road, Forest Row RH18 5HE Continuing with Organic September we will be sampling a huge array of Plant based foods and drink. Free. 01342 824673 info@seasonsforestrow.co.uk seasonsforestrow.co.uk Friday 13 September, 14:00-16:30

Strictly Dance Magic

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Doors open at 13:45. £6.00 on the door. Tea/Coffee and cake included. Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Sprung Floor. Enquiries

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Oh! Carol – The Musical Story of Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham RH12 1RG Celebrating one of the most successful music partnerships, with hits like Calendar Girl, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do & Stupid Cupid. £22.50. www.thecapitolhorsham.com 01403 750220 Friday 13 September, 20:00-21:30

Burgess Hill Heritage and History Society Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX The Victoria Industrial Estate. Peter Liddell talks about the origin and development of the first Burgess Hill industrial estate. Members £1.50, guests £3.50 Saturday 14 September, 10:00-16:00

Ride & Stride

St Martins Chapel, Chailey Heritage Foundation, Chailey BN8 4EF Ride & Stride is a national event, organised by The National Churches Trust, encouraging people to walk or cycle between historic churches. To find out more: www.chf.org.uk/event-ride Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September, 11:00-16:00

Flower Festival St Giles’ Church, Shermanbury RH13 8HF A magnificent display staged by Henfield Flower Club. Admission by Programme £5. Children under 15 free. Tea tent, car parking, toilet and other facilities. Funds raised to go towards cost of maintaining the fabric. Saturday 14 September, 12:30-14:30

Golden Jubilee Street Party St Francis Church, Priory Road, Hassocks BN6 8PS It’s our 50th Birthday! To celebrate, we are holding a Street Party and would love you to join us. Free for all the family. Contact: 07592 829431 or stfrancisstreetparty@gmail.com Saturday 14 September, 14:15

Hurstpierpoint Horticultural Society Autumn Show Club Suite, Village Hall, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Autumn flowers, vegetables, fruit, cookery, photography and children’s sections. Tea and home-made cake, raffle and auction at end of show. Exhibiting is free to all. For details pick up a schedule from Gibsons in Hurstpierpoint High Street. Saturday 14 September, 16:00 (gates open 14:30)

Handlebards performing Shakespeare’s The Tempest

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Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath RH16 1XP Leading independent nurseries from the Plant Fairs Roadshow, with optional bookable talk with Gardeners’ Question Time panellist Pippa Greenwood. Plant Fair: £7.00/person, Talk+Plant Fair: £13.60 RHS Members, £17.00 non-members. Andrew Loin 01444 450326 info@bordehill.co.uk, www.bordehill.co.uk

Saturday 14, 14, 20 or 21 September, After 17:30

Batty about Bats

Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Road, Arundel BN18 9PB A fun, family friendly bat walk experience with games and a search for bats around the reserve. Watch bats feeding over the lagoon! £10 per person – advance booking only. 01903 881530 info.arundel@wwt.org.uk www.wwt.org.uk/arundel

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Baroque Collective Singers Chailey Heritage Foundation, Haywards Heath Road (A272), North Chailey BN8 4EF A concert conducted by John Hancorn, who will be performing Faure’s Requiem, preceded by 10-15 minutes of a cappella repertoire. Tickets £20 and include a drinks reception. All funds raised will go directly to supporting children and young people with complex disabilities. Tickets: 01825 7247552 or fundraising@chf.org.uk

Saturday 14 September, 19:00

WALK TOGETHER for Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity Starting at Bedes School, Upper Dicker, East Sussex BN27 3QH A Circular route – 35km or 15km raising funds to support under 5s with cerebral palsy and other motor learning impairments. £40 Adult £11 Child (Discounted rate for groups of 6 or more £20 per person). For further information please contact: Natalie Hogben 01444 473274 or email: Natalie.hogben@dvlcc.org.uk

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Wivelsfield Films – ‘Yesterday’ 12A

Wivelsfield Films, Off Eastern Road, Wivelsfield Green RH17 7QG A toe-tapping comedy and tribute to The Beatles. Tickets £6 in advance from the Post Office and Village Stores or The Cock Inn, or online via the Facebook page. Homemade cakes, ice creams and drinks served before the film and during the interval.

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Mid Sussex Philatelic Society

King Edward Hall, Lindfield RH16 2SL Lunch at the Bent Arms from 12.00. Visit from Croydon Philatelic Society. Contact: Jim Etherington 01273 471897 jespeth@hotmail.com Monday 16 September, 19:45-21:15

East Grinstead Natural History Society

St Barnabas Church Hall, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead RH19 4AT Su Reed – ‘Wildlife & Plants in unusual places’ (Naturalist and member of Horsham Natural History Society). £4.50 for guests including refreshments. 01342 315051 Monday 16 September, 20:00-23:00

The Group, a club for unattached men and women aged 50+ Worthing Opening at a new Worthing venue – Country walk? Dinner? Theatre? A round of golf? Day at the races? Quiz? Cinema? Holiday? These are events from the Group diary. The Group meets in Worthing on the third Monday evening of every month. Meetings also in Brighton, Lewes, Burgess Hill and Horsham. Visit www.thegroup.org.uk and give one of the contact numbers a call. Tuesday 17 September, 19:45

Wolstonbury WI Monthly Meeting

Club Suite, Hurstpierpoint Village Centre,

Trinity Road, BN6 9UY The tale of the gamekeeper’s daughter (and life in service at Holmsted Manor) by Joy Madgwick. Visitors welcomed. Contact: Jane Biggs. 01273 834421 Tuesday 17 September, 20:00-22:00

Lindfield & District Folk Dance Club

Ashenground Community Centre, Vale Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4JR Folk dancing for fun, no partner needed. £3 including tea/coffee and biscuit at half time. First evening free. Contact: Mike 01444 482741 Thursday 18 September, 09:30-16:00

Knepp Gift Fair

Knepp Castle, Shipley RH13 8LJ Come along to indulge in a unique shopping experience in the beautiful grounds of Knepp Castle and help raise money for your local hospice, St Catherine’s. 10% of everything you spend at the Fair goes to support St Catherine’s. Many stalls include produce, gifts and much more. Teas, coffees and light lunches available. Entry £5 on the door. Contact: Suzanne 01273 447367 Wednesday 18th September, Coffee 10:00, Lecture: 10:00-11:50

The Arts Society Mid Sussex

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN Lecture by Anthea Streeter on ‘The Centenary of the Bauhaus Movement.’ Non-members welcome: £7 on door.

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Charters Village, in West Sussex, invites you to their Open Day! Charters Village, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 2JR Discover what retirement living at Charters Village could offer you or a loved one at our fabulous event this September! Contact: 01342 870871 www.chartersvillage.co.uk chartersvillagesales@ retirementvillages.co.uk Wednesday 18 September, 14:30-16:30

St Symphorian’s You Group – 50 years of Wadars

The Atkinson Room, St Symphorian’s Church Hall, Durrington BN13 3HU A friendship group sharing fresh knowledge, friends and experiences. Talk the work of Wadars. £3 per person includes refreshments. Jane Winter 01903 268109 theoffice@stsymphorians.co.uk Wednesday 18 September, 20:00

The Mid-Sussex Franco-British Society

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN This is an informal get-together of members and visitors enjoying a convivial evening of conversation, tombola and a glass of wine, followed by a brief A.G.M. Wednesday 18 September, 20:00-22:00

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Adur Bowling Club, Recreation Ground, Old Barn Way, Southwick BN42 4NT Socials – Battle of Trafalgar Meeting and Social. Contact Secretary as alternates between two venues. £3 Branch Membership. Contact: Maureen Copelin Maureen.copelin@ntlworld.com 01273 236437 Friday 20 September, 18:00-21:00

Evening Wedding Showcase Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, Wych Cross, Nr Forest Row RH18 5JR Explore Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club as your potential dream wedding venue. Meet suppliers, sample canapes and taste wines. Free Entry. 01342 824988 Friday 20 - Sunday 22 September, 09:00-18:00

Bentley Woodfair

The Bentley Estate, Harveys Lane, Nr Halland BN8 5AF This popular family weekend fair celebrates wood and the English countryside taking place in the beautiful grounds of the Bentley Estate. £10 Friday, £12 Saturday and Sunday, £10 Concession +65 years. 01949 829061 woodfair.2019@outlook.com www.bentleywoodfair.co.uk Friday 20 - Sunday 22 September, 11:00-18:00 (17:00 Sunday)

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Music for Everyone

The Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX Doors open at 18:00. Organist/ keyboard player John Cooper. Entry £5 on door. Contact: Rosalie Birchmore 01444 241269 Saturday 21 September, 10:00-13:00

Repair Café Forest Row

Community Centre, Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5DZ If your jeans need patching, your bike is squeaking or your kettle won’t boil, bring it along and see if we can help. Free to enter. All repairs are free, but donations will be gratefully received towards ongoing costs of the service. www.facebook.com/ RepairCafeForestRow Saturday 21 September, 10:00-14:00

Balcombe Village Craft, Gift & Produce Market

Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe RH17 1BP Come and meet friends. We have a lovely assortment of unique stalls and produce. Tiggers Pre School running the charity table and providing refreshments. Info: 01444 811462

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Hurst College Prep and Pre-Prep Open Morning

Haywards Heath Music Society Concert

Hurst College Prep School, Chalkers Lane, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9JS Provides an opportunity to tour the facilities, listen to presentations by the Headmaster and current pupils and meet key members of staff. Christina Treadaway 01273 836927 www.hppc.co.uk/Open-mornings Christina.treadaway@hppc.co.uk

St Wilfrids Church, Church Road, Haywards Heath Pianist Rhythmie Wong, winner of the New York International. Artist Piano Competition, will play works by Ravel, Rachmaninov and other classical composers. £12 members, £15 non members. Student and family ticket concessions. 6 concert season tickets incl. membership only £60! Christine Colbourne 01444 456227 www. haywardsheathmusicsociety.org.uk

Saturday 21 September, 10:30-13:00

Hurst College 13+ Open Morning

Hurst College, College Lane, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9JS Provides an opportunity to tour the facilities, listen to presentations by the Headmaster and current pupils and meet key members of staff. Dianne Allison 01273 836937 www.hppc.co.uk/Open-mornings registrar@hppc.co.uk Saturday 21 September, 14:00

Afternoon Cello Recital with Cream Teas St John the Evangelist Church, Lower Church Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9AA A renowned Cello player Frantisel Brikcius will be performing a recital in our wonderful historical Church building, followed by Cream Teas. £12 including the refreshments. Tickets: Amelia 01444 230499, Ticketsource and Town Help Point, stjohnsbh.admin@icloud.com

Sunday 22 September, 11:00-16:30

ABC Animal Sanctuary Harvest Fayre

Juggs Lane, West Chiltington RH20 2JS A fun-packed Harvest Fayre to meet the animals plus musical entertainment, food, stalls and children’s activities. Entrance £5.00, children under 14 free. Annette Gardner 07956 924329 cheryl@abcanimalsanctuary.co.uk www.abcanimalsanctuary.co.uk Sunday 22 September, Gates Open 12:00, First Race 14:15, Last Race 17:15

Family Raceday

Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton BN7 3AL Tickets from £14 in advance! U18s Free. Entertainment: Fun Fairr, Food and Drink Concessions, Picnic Area, Hospitality Options, Restaurants, Betting Facilities, plus plenty of free entertainment. 01273 890383

Monday 23 September, 19:45

Hassocks Field Society Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH “Hurst Haven for Hedgehogs” a talk by Anne Winney. Members £1.50. Visitors £2.00. Contact: Beryl Varley 01273 832351 Wednesday 25 September, 20:00-22:00

Sussex Bonsai Group – Group Meeting

Wivelsfield Village Hall, Eastern Road, Wivelsfield RH17 7QH We will be holding our annual Auction of all Bonsai related products including Trees and Pots, Accessories etc. First visit free. Tea and coffee will be available. Contact: Ray Brunsden 01444 244267 ray.b@talktalk.net Wednesday 25 September, 19:45-22:00

Broadwater Warren – How to make an RSPB Nature Reserve The Main Hall, East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT Alan Loweth will show how a drab plantation has been turned into a vibrant home for many species. £4 RSPB group members, £5 nonmembers. Contact: Phil Holland 01342 311295 Thursday 26 September, 14:00-16:00

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David Walliams ‘Billionaire Boy’ The Capitol Theatre, North Street, Horsham RH12 1RG From the award-winning producers of Gangsta Granny – Live on stage! Box Office: 01403 750220 Wednesday 26 September, 18:30-20:30

West Sussex County Council Fostering Information Session County Hall North (Parkside) Bodium Room, Chart Way, Horsham RH12 1XH If you’re thinking about fostering, our information sessions are the best way to find out more about the fostering process. Friday 27 September, 10:00-12:00

Macmillan Coffee Morning Hurstpierpoint Bowls Club, South Avenue Hurstpierpoint BN69QB Coffee morning run by a group of friends with various stalls, raffle and tombola. All funds to Macmillan Cancer Support. £3.50 to include coffee and cake. Margaret 01273 833556

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Hassocks Village Market

National Tyres Forecourt, 60 Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8AR Held every 4th Saturday in the month, this is a lively and bustling village market supporting local producers and crafts people. Huge selection of fresh produce, plants and much more. Contact: hassocksvillagemarket1@ gmail.com or via Facebook ‘Hassocks Village Market’. Saturday 28 September, 10:00-12:00

Traidcraft Stall, Coffee Morning and Messy Church Hassocks United Reformed Church, 23 Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8AB Traidcraft Stall. Sample a cup of fairly traded Machu Pichu ground coffee. Children’s activities. Julia Scotland, 01444 871812, 07522866237, julia@pjscot2.plus.com Saturday 28 September, 14:00

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I WOULD LIKE TO BUY YOUR RECORD COLLECTION

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•Rats •Mice •Moles •Wasps/Bees •Fleas •Flies •Bed Bugs •Moths •Ants •Cockroaches Vanessa Akers

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John 07881 292669

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MRL Grab & Tip are an established grab hire and muck away company operating across Sussex. We aim to offer a complete muck removal service and we also supply a range of aggregates.

Please call or email for prices on Grab Hire and All Aggregates Supplied and Delivered BALLAST • CRUSHED CONCRETE • HARDCORE • MUCK AWAY • ROAD PLANINGS • SAND • SHINGLE • TOP SOIL • TYPE 1

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