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Editor’s comment Summer is here at last, and what better way to enjoy it than with the July issue of Sussex Living! As always, we’ve done our best to bring you lots of interesting stories past and present from around the Mid Sussex area. Our main feature this month focuses on the work of the Woodland, Flora and Fauna Group in Hurstpierpoint and surrounding areas. Here’s a group of dedicated, knowledgeable and local volunteers who spend many hours giving nature a helping hand, so that we can all enjoy the benefits. We sent Ruth Lawrence to accompany them on one of their outings (pages 7-11). Back in the mists of time, before the existence of the Crown Court, serious criminal cases were tried by visiting judges. The Sussex Assizes took place in Lewes and East Grinstead – and a fascinating piece of history they are too (pages 65-66). Firmly rooted in the present time, Kangaroos are a Haywards Heath based charity dedicated to providing afterschool and holiday activities for children and young people with disabilities. Roger Linn discovered the sheer wealth of exciting activities on offer and just what it means to have this fantastic resource in

the middle of our community. See pages 55-57 for details. Charity gardens are in full bloom this month. We visited Copthorne Open Gardens and Moustows Manor in Henfield (pages 34-37) and came home with plenty of green fingered inspiration for our own gardens. And whether you’re after fresh ideas for al fresco dining at home, a country walk around Worth and Maidenbower, lots of health and beauty tips or looking for Mid Sussex events – Sussex Living is where you’ll find all that and much more!

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Giving nature a helping hand The Woodland, Flora and Fauna group formed a decade ago after a biodiversity survey revealed the need for human intervention to help endangered species survive. Nature is always giving out the unexpected. During a morning walk with Michael Nailard from the Woodland, Flora and Fauna Group, we witnessed something neither of us had ever seen before. We watched as a baby rabbit was chased by a weasel in hot pursuit. In its desperation to escape, the rabbit launched itself into the deep pond we had come to examine and swum vigorously to the opposite bank. This small event seemed somehow symbolic, as the Woodland, Flora and Fauna Group’s monumental task of restoring a hidden pond was proving its importance: here was a top predator chasing its herbivore quarry within a reclaimed habitat where both were thriving! Furze Field Wood in Sayers Common was home to an old clay pit, silted and abandoned, dark with overgrown foliage until the Group stumbled across it while stumbled across it whilst inspecting bat boxes in adjacent woodland. “We opened up the canopy, allowing flowers to grow again,” said Michael, pointing out the carpet of bluebell seed heads left from the spring. “Three large oaks had fallen in the water and we removed one and left two as potential perches for kingfishers.” Frogs now populate the once murky water while herons fish under an open sky and deer drink under the shade of sheltering willows. The Group has created a ‘hibernaculum’, piles of logs that face the same way, continued on nex t page SuS Se x Li v i ng July 2014


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covered with soil for frogs and newts to hibernate. The pond is now ringed with birdsong; scolding wrens defending territory and, in the distance, a solitary cuckoo – testament to the fact that if you create a habitat, wildlife will find it and make its home in it. We walked into the surrounding Furze Field wood to check on another success story: the bat and owl boxes installed by the Group in specific locations. Bats and owls are in dire need of help since the reduction of much of their habitat over the last few decades. Roosts in ancient barns are lost when buildings are converted and developed. Another favourite nest site, rotten trees are often felled for health and safety reasons. Habitat for the owls’ prey is specific; they need the tussocky long grass, home to voles, mice and shrews, which is now in short supply. The Group fi nd suitable locations for nest boxes and approach landowners directly, who are often suspicious until they realise how important the work has become. Barn owls require a nest box in a stand-alone tree in a hedgerow with a hundred yards of visibility and a clear flight path. The box should be facing south or southeast, but as tree foliage is thickest on its sunnier side, this often involves branch trimming before the box can be properly located. The owl needs a 2km hunting area, so it requires a large open space to survive; cut grass is useless as no prey will live in it. Two boxes are placed in proximity to one another, so that male and female can then have their own box while sharing the youngsters’ feeding in turn. Talking to Michael, I sensed the frustration that makes this desperately valuable work necessary in the fi rst place. Wildlife is rarely prioritised over economic development. Countryside stripped of wild habitat, of bat and bird, of hunter and


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The pond is now ringed with birdsong – testament to the fact that if you create a habitat, wildlife will find it and make its home in it. prey, is a kind of rural no-creature land, an urbanised country that ought to be shared with numerous species. Tawny owls have other requirements: woodland roosts with a clear fl ight path to the box, which is differently shaped to that of a barn owl. “We have to repair and clear out the boxes in winter,” Michael told me. “Squirrels bore through the side and floor and some boxes have been patched again and again.” I asked how the boxes are funded; Michael told me that legacies, grants and private donations help fi nance the £50 cost per box although the Herculean task of habitat creation and maintenance of the boxes is all down to a dedicated core of regular volunteers. The Group has no membership fee and all donations are completely voluntary. Time and dedication are the most valuable contributions and volunteers can work either outdoors with practical tasks or in a supportive role, which may be less physically demanding. Returning to the pond, we drove on to a nearby site where restoration has begun, revealing an ancient meadow which had for decades been covered by thick blackthorn and brambles. Here, distinctive rare flora is re-establishing. The meadow is connected to a large lake, and flowers that have lain dormant for a long time have begun to emerge now the continued on nex t page



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Flowers that have lain dormant for a long time have begun to emerge now the right conditions are being restored . Imagine watching a pair of barn owls teach their young to hunt, with their specially adapted, silent wing feathers making them undetectable to prey. Now consider how those birds would not exist there without the correct habitat, the properly sited nestboxes and the dedicated work of volunteers. To be part of that process must feel incredibly rewarding; to become a link in the chain of a thriving, purposeful habitat, more necessary now than ever before, for ourselves and our children’s children. 

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The first step was to find a location. A number of suggestions were put forward from conversion of an old stable block to a newly constructed building in the middle of the village. All of these were ruled out for one reason or another and, just when the group began to feel all was lost, the Sayers Common Village Hall Committee came forward with a suggestion: as the hall was about to be refurbished, would the Community Shop Group be interested in using a part of the renovated Village Hall for their shop? The two groups got together and, in the true spirit of community, worked towards something they could both be proud of: a sparkling ‘new look’ Sayers Common Village Hall and Community Shop began to appear in the middle of the village. Thanks to the stirling work of local volunteers and

the builders, Solid Platform, this amazing regeneration has been achieved in just 10 weeks. Obviously, money was needed to finance the project. The Village Hall Trustees were able to sell some unused land adjacent to the hall. This, together with a donation from The Dunlop Trust and a grant from the West Sussex Community Initiative Fund helped to finance the first phase of the redevelopment of the hall. A grant from the Plunkett Foundation and help from some local businesses helped get things moving and many residents of Sayers Common have invested in £10 shares to be partner owners of the Community Shop. None of these shareholders are able to profit from this venture; the investment was purely altruistic on their part. The Sayers Common Community Shop will be staffed and run by volunteers, so if you can offer an hour or two of your

time, you will be most welcome. As well as normal convenience store products, the Community Shop will be selling take-away tea, coffee and snacks. Visit www. sayerscommoncommunityshop. org and like our Facebook page too.

Quilting in Burgess Hill Are you interested in patchwork, quilting, needlework, embroidery or any other textile form? Whether you are a novice or a skilled stitcher, come and be inspired by the first Patchwork & Quilting Exhibition in Burgess Hill. The Exhibition will display a diverse range of patchwork creations from large bed quilts to cushions, in traditional and contemporary styles and created by both beginners and experienced quilters. The Exhibition will take place

on Saturday 26th July from 10.30am to 4.30pm at The United Reform Church, Junction Road, Burgess Hill RH15 0JS. There will be £1 admission charge. Limited parking at the church, but plenty of street parking nearby. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes will be available for the price of donations, patchwork fabric will be on sale for £4 per metre. Profits will go to St. Peter & St. James Hospice. Contact Dorita on 01444 241722 or email her at doritas@tiscali.

‘Outdoor Theatre What do women really want? Well, there’s a question! Is there one man who has not asked it? The Rude Mechanical Theatre Co will be coming to Wivelsfield on Sunday 3rd August with a play that asks that very question. It’s called ‘The Wife’ and it is based on Chaucer’s ‘Wife of Bath’.


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Alyson, a wife from Bath, is travelling to Canterbury on a pilgrimage and describes with hilarious outcomes the five men who have shared her marriage bed. Then she tells the story of a young knight called Roland who, having ravished a young maiden, is forced, in order to avoid being put to death for his crime, to undergo a test and search the world for an answer to the question: What is it that women most desire? With his stupid but innocent servant Dogrose, he encounters a series of marriage relationships

and asks each of the women the question. It seems none of them agree – until finally he encounters an old crone and she tells him the true answer, but only on condition he will do anything she asks of him. The play comes dramatically to a conclusion as the answer is revealed. Hilarious and provocative, but also tender and deeply poetic, the play digs deeply into the nature of love and human relationships. The play will be shown on the Recreation Ground and starts at 7.30pm. Bring warm clothing, chairs and a picnic. Tickets cost

£13 with a range of concessions available by ringing John Jefferson on 01444 471324. For the fourth year running, the Wivelsfield Hospice Support Group for St Peter & St James Hospice will be fundraising at the performance by providing pre-ordered picnics at £8 each (please contact John Jefferson for these), together with a raffle and bar. Coffee and cake will also be available. Please come along with a group of friends to support your local Hospice at this popular local event.

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a splendid start to the summer holidays in a safe and novel environment. Normal parking rules are in place and buses are diverted around the town centre for the day. You can also visit the Market by taking the Bluebell Railway, with trains running through the day, allowing a double dose of pleasure.

Midsummer Market East Grinstead’s Midsummer Market takes place on Saturday 19th July, 9am-5.30pm. Set in the heart of the town’s shopping centre, this established popular event sees the major part of London Road closed to traffic for the day and encourages the shops and cafés to spill out onto the street. The roadway is filled with stalls and small fairground attractions for the children. The major section is taken over for the day by our famous French Market, which offers a wide range of continental produce and also many gifts and artisanal products. The Market also takes over the adjacent Queens Walk, allowing

Theatre for Chailey Heritage local charities to take space selling goods to raise funds for local worthy causes, and it is also the location for much of the entertainment during the day. The event is organised by a small committee, with representatives from the town’s retail community and other volunteers and is non-profit making. It serves to give townsfolk and visitors alike

STAB Productions, a new independent theatre company, is launching its debut production this summer. The performances, which run across two nights in July at The Players Theatre in Hurstpierpoint, will entertain and challenge audiences with two one-act plays: Two by Jim Cartwright and The Donahue Sisters by Geraldine Aron.

“These two superbly crafted plays have each won a host of awards and are compelling to watch,” says Steve Thurley, co-founder of STAB. “Two tells the tale of a landlord and landlady of a pub in the North of England kept together by the need to work but brooding over a dark secret that has kept them at loggerheads for years. Meanwhile The Donahue Sisters is a dark but amusing story surrounding three siblings who reunite and re-enact a singular but significant event from their childhood.” STAB Productions was formed by Steve Thurley and Andy Bairsto, who met in 2011 while rehearsing for a production of Guys & Dolls at Haywards Heath Operatic Society. “Our remit is to create good quality modern and edgy drama in a variety of venues around Mid Sussex at a sensible and affordable price,” says Andy Bairsto, co-founder.

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Orchard House The glorious gardens of Orchard House (Weald Chase, Staplefield Road, Cuckfield RH17 5HY) will be open in aid of St Peter & St James Hospice on Sunday 13th July (2-5pm), and under the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 20th July (2-5pm). The development of the garden at Orchard House commenced when the present owners took up residence in 1995. What was a paddock and orchard extending to a little under two acres has been transformed in to an open

aspect garden with distant views to the South Downs. The orchard has been retained and is now surrounded by a mature beech hedge. 14 beds have been created and the planting includes herbaceous borders, a grasses bed, a small North American Prairie Meadow, a cutting bed and shrubberies. There are four raised vegetable plots, extensive compost bins and a wild area which accommodates a children’s play area. To the south of the house there is a walled courtyard with a formal pond and a gravel garden. The main Victorian style greenhouse contains a small Alpine area. The garden is situated just south of Cuckfield Golf Centre on the Cuckfield to Staplefield road. Ample car parking including disabled parking will be available, as will teas, cakes and plant sales. All proceeds to charity.

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Blooming Times About now, garden centres will be selling colchicums – fascinating bulbs that are useful for boosting an end-of-summer display. Pick the biggest and heaviest you can find. When it comes to bulbs, size really does matter. Good quality colchicum bulbs will cost a few quid each, but, once planted, you’ve got them forever because they’re in it for the long haul, quietly increasing with every passing year, making sizeable clumps that will outlive you. They have a lengthy growing cycle and hate being out of the ground for long, so plant them as soon as you get them, 10cm deep, in dampish (but not wet) soil in full sun or light shade. They start into growth at an astonishing speed. By the time you’ve hung up your spade and headed back indoors, they’ll be on the move and will be in flower within a few weeks. They have the vigour to cope with being planted in rough grass; their leafless flower buds push

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through short turf with ease and the delicatelooking flowers last a surprisingly long time before gently fading away. In early spring, strappy leaves start to appear, rapidly making lush clumps that provide essential nutrients for the bulbs below. By late spring the bulbs start their dormant phase and the now tired-looking foliage obligingly dies back, leaving space for other plants. In autumn, the flowering spikes reappear and the whole process starts again. Their ‘nude’ flowers give them their old cottage garden name of ‘Naked Ladies’, which I think is far more poetic than the more commonly used and misleading ‘Autumn Crocus’. Although colchicums look like giant crocuses on steroids, the two are not related. Colchicums are seriously tough characters who regard ‘essentials’ such as compost or water with lofty distain. If you can’t be bothered to dig a hole, just leave a bulb lying about on a sunny windowsill. Within a fortnight, it will have magically sprouted exotic flowering spikes, looking like something from another planet entirely. Squirrels, mice and deer give them a wide berth. These wise animals have clearly read their gardening books and know that the bulbs contain colchicine; a substance used for centuries to treat rheumatic conditions that has proved as effective as arsenic in the wrong hands. Extract of colchicine was the drug of choice for bored Victorian housewives wishing to bump off tiresome husbands. Merely handling the bulbs is unlikely to damage your health, although purchasing them will most definitely damage your wallet. If in doubt, err on the side of caution and wear gloves when planting out. Mind you, I’ve been handling them (gloveless) for years and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with me. Ask matron…


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Copthorne Open Gardens Seven characterful Copthorne gardens will throw open their gates on Sunday 20th July,

in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice.

Organiser Lana Peile took me to Knowle Drive, where owner Helen guided me round multi-level herbaceous borders, which will be dense with colour throughout summer. Her lawn was dotted with enchanting small flowers, aptly named ‘little blue stars’ and she pointed out a peanut plant that smells exactly like its namesake when the leaves are rubbed with the fingers. A stately American pillar rose grew close to a Crystal Fountain clematis while yellow irises rose from a sea of colourful blooms. “Everyone brings plants to me to get well”, Helen admitted as we passed her plant nursery. She must possess the healing touch as her rock garden was full of revived plants nestling among the carefully placed stones. Apple Tree Cottage changed hands in the late 1970s and the new owners transformed a neglected, long narrow plot into a welcoming garden with nooks and seating to enjoy the variety of intimate views on display. I met keen plantsman Terry at his home ‘Penarth’ where labels give each plant’s name to curious visitors. The garden buzzed with bees; Terry has placed a row of bee houses on his shed wall and the effect has been spectacular, with


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insects settled in bamboo nest holes, enjoying the warmth and proximity to tasty floral forage. A magnificent crinodendron boasts flowers that resemble scarlet lanterns and generous pink peonies rise from the central beds. The next stop was Maureen’s picture perfect Simmonds Cottage, home to a well stocked cottage garden overlooked by three towering yews. Bronwen and Philip’s home ‘Bridgelands’ has the recent addition of a 3/4-acre paddock where

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keen on repurposing; cobbles forming the paths were rescued from Liverpool Docks and it’s gratifying to think of the countless feet that must have trod them from century to century. During the Open Gardens, a nest box camera should be operational, giving visitors the chance to watch birds in their breeding home. A duck house shelters wild ducks and a series of ponds are crossed by a picturesque bridge, making the ideal spot to stand and survey the rest of the garden. Open Gardens entry tickets (£5) with map will be on sale outside Copthorne Village Hall on Sunday 20th July from 12.30pm; gardens open from 1-5pm. All proceeds, including those raised by plant sales and refreshments are donated to St Catherine’s. St Catherine’s Hospice makes an invaluable contribution to the wellbeing of its patients, their families and carers; they help anyone who is referred by a GP in Mid Sussex, Crawley, Horsham or East Surrey. As well as providing end-of-life care in comfortable, compassionate surroundings, St Catherine’s offer a Day Hospice, group activities and medical or nursing outpatient appointments. With such a valuable asset to the community being supported by Copthorne Open Gardens, visiting these seven uniquely different gardens will benefit many people while providing an enjoyable, relaxing afternoon.


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by hanna LindOn

When Lyn and Nick Peacock bought Moustows Manor in the centre of Henfield, they knew that they had a challenge on their hands. Their aim was to restore the rambling Georgian manor house and its neglected gardens to their former glory in record time. It was an ambitious project, and they couldn’t have orchestrated the redesign of the grounds without a professional garden designer. “It’s right on the high street and the whole property is an acre, including the house, which is relatively small if you want to achieve that ‘country manor’ feel,” they explain. “The front garden had grass that never grew because it was in the shade, and there was a poor patio with an overgrown rockery. It had been a lovely garden, but it had just got old and neglected over the years.”

Lyn and Nick had ambitious ideas for the redesign. They wanted a riot of flowers in bold, bright colours and they were keen to keep the garden looking stunning all through the year. The project began in 2011 and today the spectacular gardens progress from an area of woodland clustered around an ancient yew tree to a pastel colour scheme and then onto a ‘bright’ zone packed with hot colours such as fuchsias, plums and lemons. The well-stocked borders overflow with roses, delphiniums, campanula and geraniums, which line a perfect, bowling green-style lawn. When Moustows Manor gardens open for charity under the NGS scheme in July, visitors will be able to sit in the sunken circular seating area in front of the summerhouse and enjoy the panoramic view over the hot borders, the pleached pear trees, the wall-mounted fountain and the pergola. What adds to the appeal of this stunning garden is that the ironwork was all done by the local blacksmith, much of the stone and paving is reclaimed from local sources, and the lawn is maintained by the same person

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The gardens of Moustows Manor in Henfield are open to the public for two days in July – the perfect opportunity to explore these stunning grounds and support charity at the same time.

Enjoy the panoramic view over the hot borders, the pleached pear trees, the wall-mounted fountain and the pergola

who cares for the nearby bowling green – all under the stewardship of a Henfield garden designer. This is truly a product of local effort.

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This 4-mile walk starts from Worth Church, which is situated off the B2036 between Balcombe and Pound Hill, close to Crawley’s Maidenbower Estate. From Worth Church, return to the road junction of Church Road/Street Hill and, just before the junction, turn left on a tarmac path and follow this downhill to the B2036. On reaching the B2036, turn left and walk past the Coach Halt pub to a roundabout. Go over this roundabout and carry on ahead along a wide grass verge. At the entrance to the Europa Hotel, cross to the opposite pavement and shortly go over a bridge with the ever busy M23 roaring beneath you. At the second roundabout, cross to the exit road from the M23 and pick up a signed footpath. Ignore the signed track immediately to your right and carry on ahead to a fork in the tracks, where you should take the right-hand fork. The path climbs steadily

Discover Worth Church and parts of the Worth Way around Maidenbower along this

charming 4-mile walk.

uphill; at a crosspath, carry on ahead as signed. Follow the wide obvious track into the depths of Worthlodge Forest, ignoring all paths off to your left and right. In a little under a mile and on reaching a T-junction, turn half right as signed along a wide gravel track. Shortly, you will reach a wide crossing track, Standinghall Lane, and you should turn sharp left and follow this track for about a mile to join the Worth Way at the Pound Hill to Turners Hill road. The Worth Way is a 7-mile shared user route between Three Bridges and East Grinstead and mostly follows the route of the former railway, which closed in the 1960s. Nothing remains of the line between the M23 and the Pound Hill to Turners Hill road at Keepers Cottage, as the cutting was used as a landfill site in the 1970s. The line of trees in the field on your right indicates the route of the former railway. continued on next page SuSSex Living July 2014


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We are very grateful to Les Campbell for bringing us new and exciting local walks every month. A founder member and former Chairman of the Mid Sussex Ramblers, he is a very experienced and enthusiastic walker indeed. Les insists on testing all routes personally, making sure they are suitable for walking. However, even he cannot guarantee the effects of the weather, or roadworks, or any other factors outside of his control. If you would like to send your feedback about a local walk, please email

Go over a rather awkward stile, and turn left, following the obvious wide path ahead. This is the Worth Way, which you will follow all the way back to Worth Church and the start of the walk. The Way passes around the buildings of Worth Lodge Farm to cross the M23, before climbing uphill to Worth Church and Church Road where you left your car. The Church of St Nicholas’ Worth is of AngloSaxon origin, and is estimated to be the fourth oldest church in the country. It was relatively isolated until the expansion of nearby Crawley. At one time, Worth was the largest geographical parish in England!


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Tomorrow’s Dentistry Today Up until about 10 years ago, dental patients didn’t care about customer service. As far as they were concerned, you went to the dentist to get a filling. They didn’t expect it to be a pleasant experience and they considered all dentists and all fillings to be the same. Well, it’s a different experience at Oakmead Dental Care. “Dentistry has advanced farther and faster than most people realise,” says Andrew Hopkins. “It is no longer just about restoring damaged teeth but also about improving patients’ self-confidence. There is no better feeling than watching a patient leave the surgery with a real spring in their step after a dental health procedure that has improved their self-image. And there is no reason today why a trip to the dentist should be uncomfortable.” Andrew qualified at Guys Hospital in 1986 and developed a passion for restorative dental care early-on as an undergraduate. In his final year, he was awarded the Newland Pedley Medal and Prize in restorative care and was then awarded a House Officer position in the restorative department. This provided the impetus to complete many postgraduate courses, helping to refine his techniques in modern restorative and cosmetic dental care. He established Oakmead Dental Care in 1989 in Chislehurst and opened the East Grinstead branch in 1991, where he now practises fulltime. He had a vision to provide a refreshing approach to dentistry built on a foundation of mutual trust and respect for people seeking his care. His empathetic nature makes him ideally suited to supporting anxious individuals and children throughout their dental care. “At Oakmead, the first thing we do when you open your mouth is listen, since we feel we can learn as much about your teeth by listening to you as by looking. So you won’t find yourself staring up at the ceiling as soon as you sit down.

Instead you’ll find yourself talking face to face with a dedicated professional.” Oakmead is such a proactive dental surgery that regular patients can book their appointments online when they receive their reminder. Prospective patients can also book a free assessment with Kate, our treatment coordinator. Kate explains: “Most people feel a little uncomfortable at the thought of a visit to the dentist, perhaps from a bad experience. Others worry because they have not visited a dentist for a long time. They feel it is too late or they are too embarrassed by the state of their teeth. We understand this, which is why the free assessment can be a great introduction to the practice and a real confidence booster.” When not at work, Andrew can be found on the touchlines of some sporting venue supporting his two young sons. He is also active in fundraising for children’s charities. He enjoys cycling and trekking and competes in triathlons. Oakmead were one of the first 50 practices in the country to receive the coveted Gold British Dental Association Good Practice Award. They were awarded this accolade in recognition of being able to demonstrate good practice for 10 years in a row. “This is a fantastic achievement,” enthused Andrew, “and is an assurance to our patients that our treatment and care are of the highest standard.” When asked about the practice’s philosophy, Andrew answers: “Our patients are the heart of our practice, and the goal of our whole team is to provide a top-quality dental experience for them. It is our priority to ensure that our patients receive the exceptional care they deserve. We do not forget they are the reason we come to work every day – it’s all about going that extra mile to achieve that healthy smile!”

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MIRROR MIRROR MIRROR on the wall... Sure, there are more important things in life than to have soft, kissable lips – but not when you’re leaning in for a smooch.

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quick............ How much do you think about your lips? Not at all, I bet, unless they’re giving you trouble, in which case you’ll be thinking of nothing else. Given everything our mouths routinely come into contact with, it’s no wonder that even a small amount of neglect can have unwanted, unsightly consequences. Are you a habitual lip licker? Your saliva may add as a quick-fi x lip gloss, or provide welcome temporary relief for dry lips but it will actually make matters worse. Try to break the cycle by always having a lip balm to hand. Do you often breathe with your mouth open? You may not realise that the constant in-out airflow through the mouth has a disastrous dehydrating effect on the delicate lip tissue. Regularly biting your lips leads to dry, peeling and sore lips, while sharing kisses indiscriminately may expose you to herpes simplex, the virus that causes cold sores. You have been warned. So, excluding any conditions that need real medical attention, what should you be doing to keep your lips ‘pucker-uppable’? For starters, don’t underestimate the power of a good lip balm and be relentless in its application! Have one in your pocket, handbag, office drawer, car, night table – anywhere and everywhere you can think of – then get into the habit of applying lip balm whenever you can: a minimum of three times a day is a good rule of thumb. Look for a product with a base of petroleum or paraffi n jelly to seal in the moisture. Or go for natural alternatives, which is my personal preference: beeswax, shea butter, mango seed butter, jojoba seed oil and aloe vera are just some of the many natural products widely used, and all have wonderfully hydrating and moisturising properties


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Don’t underestimate the power of a good lip balm and be relentless in

its application

to keep lips smooth and supple. My current favourite is coconut oil, 100% pure and simple. If your lips are chapped and flaking and need extra TLC, you might want to consider a weekly exfoliating scrub. For an easy home-made version, try mixing honey (or fresh strawberry) and sugar and gently scrub your lips with a soft toothbrush. Sunscreen is important for lips too. Luckily, many lip cosmetics now combine the benefits of colour application, moisturising treatment and SPF protection in one product. Go buy. Finally, night time is repair time for your skin cells, and that includes lips. Make a habit of slathering on a lip treatment before you go to sleep and wake up ready to kiss the world!

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by ruth Lawrence

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One of the most important items in your summer wardrobe is a top quality pair of sunglasses.

All eyes

on the summer Hassocks Eyecare Centre has a great range of summer eyewear on offer. Owner Vicki Macken introduced me to the state-of-the-art Maui Jim range which originally comes from Hawaii. To look through the lenses is to glimpse a richer, higher contrast world. Superlightweight and utterly stylish, the glasses offer great UV protection and a lens coating top and bottom to cut out reflection above and below, relieving you of having to squint into the sunlight. All their lenses are polarised and I was astonished at just how much better textures and colours appear through them. If you’re in need of reading glasses, try the ‘Readers’ range of sunglasses, which incorporate a magnifying area in the lower portion of the lens, thus avoiding the irritating need for two separate pairs of glasses. The ‘Sports’ range is snug fitting, with a useful air gap to avoid fogging. There are also plenty of sunglasses in the fashion collection that cater to the current trend for large, face flattering frames, many of which feature their new MauiGradient® tint which is darker at the top and gradually gets lighter moving down the lens, so the appropriate amount of light is allowed to fi lter through. Also available in-store are the photochromic Bollé glasses that quickly adjust to light levels, and the fashionable Gant, O’Neill and Superdry brands that offer diverse styles from classic to modern retro. Specialist lenses are available for golfers, swimmers, cyclists and sailors – there’s certainly no need to compromise on either style or functionality. There are even interchangeable lenses for playing tennis that highlight the ball and the lines on court, and sports shooters can have their lenses

glazed to assist focus through the gun sight. As a keen walker, I loved the Bollé wraparound shades – perfect for a hike over the windswept Downs. After choosing my favourite pair, William Morris designer glasses with upswept corners that follow the eyebrow line, I was given a behindthe-scenes tour of the eyecare centre. A 3D OCT scanner can detect eye problems early, while retinal photography can highlight potential difficulties before they become harder to treat. This is cutting edge technology designed to help protect your sight. Vicki receives plenty of personal recommendations which speak of her commitment to her clients’ eye health. Along with two dispensing opticians, Anne Sales and Liz Mobbs, she has extended the opening hours since taking over Hassocks Eyecare Centre two years ago. The centre also runs a popular Dry Eye Clinic to help people with this irritating condition, and the whole team always “encourage people to think about their choices. We’re here to sort out any problems,” says the friendly receptionist. Focusing all their attention fi rmly on your eyes, Vicki and her team are here to offer a brighter, healthier future for your precious sight.

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Come to the Orchards Shopping in Haywards Heath for all your summer beauty needs!

Centre With warmer, sunnier days to look forward to, now is the perfect time to get your hair and body looking ready for the beach. Pop into Clarins Gold Salon Pruners Hair & Beauty and be thoroughly pampered in luxurious surroundings, choosing from the whole range of Clarins face and body treatments. If you’re looking for an extra glow this summer, a spray tan may be the perfect answer. Pruners have just launched a whole new range of beauty treatments, including an Express Hair & Beauty Menu, with a 20% discount on mix and match services. Pruners are delighted to introduce Jade and Jemima, their new graduate stylists. With lots of new young stylists, the salon is buzzing with fresh ideas and energy. With a Cut & Finish starting at only £26.50, it’s a great opportunity to refresh your look. Visit Tips & Toes Nail & Beauty Spa to give your hands, feet and nails a professional,

beautiful fi nish. There’s a comprehensive menu of manicure and pedicure services for you to choose from. Also available are Dermalogica facials to revive and rebalance your skin. Book a free 15-minute face mapping consultation, with sample products to take away, so you can

You don’t have to go far to find the best professional beauty advice and treatment. choose at leisure whether to come back for a full facial or just to buy the products. This summer, buy two Dermalogica products and receive a free make-up bag and Age Smart gift combination worth £45. For essential holiday preparation, Tips and Toes also offer waxing, eyelash tints and

relaxing massages – putting the ‘treat’ into treatment. Your summer hair regime may need an extra boost to keep limp or frizzy locks at bay, and that’s where a great cut with low maintenance can really help. Essensuals Haywards Heath aim to help you create the look you want, working with your budget and time constraints, so your hair is perfect for your lifestyle. As part of Toni & Guy, the salon is always full of new products, promotions and inspiration. Just like skincare, using professional hair products will make a big difference to the condition and appearance of your hair. This summer, Essensuals are offering half price label.m products (conditions apply). And if you’re heading to a festival or fancy a pop of colour, why not pick up a spray-on, wash-off colour? Essensuals is the place to go. With so much on offer right on your doorstep, let Beauty at the Orchards be your summer mantra.

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MIND BODY SOUL Holistic perspectives and complementary approaches to health & wellbeing Lisa de Silva’s first experience of a Reiki session left such a profound impression that she decided to take a Reiki Level 1 course. Here, she explains the benefits of this gentle but powerful

healing technique.

“Pronounced ‘ray-key,’ Reiki is Japanese emotionally and mentally has for ‘universal life force energy’ an impact. Poor care means and is a healing and wellbeing depressed energy frequencies technique developed in 1922 by and a reduced rate of vibrations. Dr Mikao Usui to combat energy Reiki aims to get our energy imbalance and blockages. flowing again, restoring us back Energy, in this context, can to ‘good vibrations.’ mean emotions, pain or stress. As such, it is an incredibly When this type of energy is left gentle but powerful therapy, to build up in the body, we can which involves an attuned feel heavy, stuck, overwhelmed practitioner acting as a channel or in pain. The main objective for energy flow to the person of Reiki is to shift this old receiving the Reiki. The debilitating energy and practitioner positions his/ fi ll the body with her hands either on the Reiki can help fresh, clean life body or hovering just force. above, to directly to bring a Now, here affect the energy comes the , fields. All that is science bit. Our required is that you leaving us with an bodies contain wear comfortable a number of clothing and come atoms, composed with an open heart of both protons and mind. of spirit. and electrons, with Being open to electrical energy running whatever feelings and through them. These atoms emotions come up during your vibrate at a specific frequency session will help to shift the based on the available energy energy, allowing it to flow more within the body, so how you freely to bring you both healing care for your body physically, and deep relaxation.

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Reiki can work in two ways: Physically, it can help to release blockages in the body which may be causing pain or disease. Emotionally, it can help to bring a positive shift in perspective, allowing us to let go of overwhelming and negative mind chatter and leaving us with an incredible lightness of spirit. As Reiki works on so many levels, it has many benefits including pain relief, relaxation, improvements in sleep, digestion, mood and self-esteem. These effects are usually seen after the fi rst treatment and intensify with each session. Akin to decluttering your mind, body and spirit, Reiki can help to cleanse your whole system physically, emotionally and mentally, leaving you feeling both deeply relaxed and serene.”

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The perfect present Present Company is a veritable jewel of ethically traded gifts and homewares, nestled on the

upper level of Burgess Hill’s Market Place Shopping Centre. Come on up! Shopping for your home should be an uplifting experience – and the moment I set foot inside Present Company’s premises, I could feel the welcoming atmosphere, with subtle aromas complementing the rich, vivid colour decor. This is a shop with impact, well loved by locals and those discovering it for the first time. Owners Brian and Louise traded from Burgess Hill’s shopping centre for 27 years. When the 20-year lease on their Martlets shop ended last September, they took the decision to reinvent Present Company for the 21st century. They relocated their shop of wonderful treasures. “Not everyone has access to the internet or out-oftown shopping, and many people still love to browse and choose for themselves,” Brian explained. The shop itself is just a small part of the premises. A

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new warehouse has just been acquired in time for a new shipment en route from India. Best of all, this new space will allow the shop to become much larger in the near future. With much lower overhead expenses, many prices have been reduced. In addition, the brand new online shop has just gone live. Recognising that their retail premises can’t possibly display the entire range of furniture, the user-friendly Present Company website is there to enable online ordering and also offers a ‘click and collect’ service, avoiding delivery charges. Brian and Louise’s ethos for Present Company is impeccable. As passionate believers in fair trade, they support family producers in the developing world by commissioning their own designs to be handmade by local craftspeople. “When we travel to Asia, we source everything ourselves; many of our designs are completely unique,” Brian told me as he led me round their cavernous storage room, filled with gorgeously quirky one-off pieces of furniture, lighting and artefacts. The couple visit India, Thailand and Indonesia each year, buying from small rural suppliers wherever possible to support the local economy. “We never haggle on prices,” Brian said, “we pay a cash advance upfront to help our suppliers finance the materials and labour. In our small way, we hope that this is relieving something of the relentless urbanisation and preserving traditional rural skills.” This personal attention to their workers is reflected in the pieces they produce. Real thought and care has gone in to each piece of handcrafted furniture. I was immediately drawn to the antique carved wood details inset within the doors of a generous cupboard, the verdigris rubbed paint

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company just giving a hint of colour to complement the rich wood tones underneath. There is an impressive collection of Indian chests, blanket boxes and benches, all of which would make fabulous home (or, indeed, wedding!) presents for a couple setting up home. Sturdy brass fittings and subtle colour variations only add to the feeling of understated opulence. The carefully chosen product range reflects the couple’s taste for something a bit different, and they’ve succeeded in appealing to all ages, from children with pocket money to their most senior regular customer who is over 100 years old! There are tried and tested brands that people love: from Crabtree & Evelyn, Jellycat and East of India. This is the shop to get your fix of pampering as well as individual, affordable gifts for birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions. Lovely sea glass wind chimes sit next to richly translucent lamps, beautiful woven cushions complement hanging spun glass balls to catch the sunlight in an alcove or window. It’s a truly inspiring shop and there’s so much on offer. Many customers travel quite a distance to visit Present Company in Burgess Hill. Many pieces are simply not available anywhere else; this is an advantage of individually designed and one-off pieces. It’s obvious that running Present Company brings Brian and Louise plenty of pleasure. “It gives us a sense of purpose in an ever changing world, we travel to wonderful places and become friends with our suppliers.” Brian and Louise are mindful of the impact of wooden furniture on the environment. “Our wood is sustainable and much is recycled,” they assured me. “We are dedicated to environmental obligation.”

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20 years ago, a group of parents who had children with learning disabilities at Court Meadow School in Cuckfield decided to set up an organisation to offer fun and learning opportunities outside of normal school hours. They called it Kangaroos. Jenni Herrett (pictured right) was one of those parents, and today, her passion undiminished, she is still the driving force behind Kangaroos, which has grown into a highly respected and award-winning charity. Based in Haywards Heath, the charity describes its role as ‘Enriching young disabled people’s lives’ and it was recently awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Initially, the parents set up a Saturday Club with just six children, but their popularity grew so quickly that, aided by a grant of £5,000 from the Mencap charity, they were able to hire qualified staff and Kangaroos expanded to include a holiday playscheme. That was then. Now, with four full-time staff and 40 fully qualified sessional staff, they cater for around 150 disabled young people aged from six to over 30 years old. “Why Kangaroos?” was pretty much the first question I asked Jenni, now the charity’s Projects and

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Funding Manager. “It was really my husband’s idea,” she laughed. “He found the picture we still use as our logo and we loved the idea of the kids jumping around from one activity to another. Of course, kangaroos also have this lovely image as nurturing caring creatures.” I was keen to know more about the nature and scope of these activities, but I wasn’t prepared for the extraordinary range of clubs, interest groups, sports, pastimes and competitions in addition to the general, busy goings-on that are at the heart of Kangaroos, and that mean so much to not just the young people themselves, but also to their hard-working parents. It would be impossible in this short article to cover all these activities, but a brief look at some of them paints a picture of the seemingly boundless energy and enthusiasm that drives this local charity. continued on next page SuSSex Living July 2014


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‘PALS’ (Play, Activities, Laughter and Support) is a Saturday Playscheme for 6-12 year-olds in which the kids can fi nd themselves doing anything from junk modelling, to farm visiting. Allsports is for 14-18 year-olds and takes place on Monday afternoons, and Champions, an after-school club on Wednesdays for young people aged 8-17 years, encompasses a range of arts, leisure and sports activities, including trampolining, bush craft, adventure activities and drama. BreakAway is the Saturday afternoon club for young people up to 19. Members enjoy age appropriate activities, many of which also incorporate life skills, such as cooking, craft work, using electronic equipment, games and trips out in the local community to events like the

It’s really important that children and young people with special needs have fun and social opportunities, the same

as other youngsters

South of England Show or visiting the BBC Studios, as well as the occasional overnight trip. Then there’s the Challenges Group, the Holiday Club and the TeenScene youth club. Activities under the Raising The Bar programme and the No Limits, Youth and Social Clubs are geared towards young adults and are designed to offer companionship and foster friendships. All these initiatives, clubs and groups have the overall aim of improving the lives of young adults with learning disabilities, broadening their horizons, helping them to develop new skills and to feel less isolated. When I expressed my admiration for the richness and complexity of Kangaroos’ work, Jenni said: “Well, we’d love more local people to know what we do here, because it’s really important that children and young people with disabilities have fun and social opportunities, the same as other youngsters.” The challenges of meeting those needs are, of course, very great when you consider the range and degree of severity of the children’s disabilities. Some may require one-toone care, others can have complex disorders like diabetes or epilepsy in addition to learning or behavioural difficulties, so it is absolutely vital that the right staff with the right training and qualifications are present during any of the activities. It is a very complex juggling act but one which has become second nature to the Kangaroos team. One of that team, Becki Tucknott who looks after the young adults in

their care, was cock-a-hoop on the day I visited, because her Kangaroos team had just won the ‘It’s A Knockout’ competition in Crawley, which is sponsored annually by the Burgess Hill Lions Club. This is a major event in the calendar for organisations involved with the care of those with mental and physical disabilities, so Becki was delighted at their fi rst ever victory. For me, her obvious pride in their achievement exemplified the enthusiasm, energy and commitment of all the people: full-time staff, sessional care specialists, volunteers and of course the young people themselves who combine to make Kangaroos such a special place. The charity is funded from many different sources including grants, local authority contracts,

donations, fees and the unstinting generosity of local companies. Fundraising by individuals and clubs also plays a significant role in the never-ending search for cash and, as Jenni Herrett says, “we are always extremely grateful for any help we’re offered, no matter how large or small the contribution. It’s certainly going to a worthwhile cause.” I couldn’t agree more.

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Glorious Food Picnic comes from the French piquer (to pick at food) and nique (something small and valueless, (as in the English ‘knick-knack’). In 1740, the word pique-nique was accepted by the Académie française and thereafter, it “became a universally accepted word in many tongues”, according to Larousse Gastronomique.

Crab, Saffron & leek Quiche Ingredients: 225g readymade shortcrust pastry 100g leeks, outer leaves, bottoms and tops removed A pinch of saffron strands soaked in 1 tbsp warm water 15g butter

300ml fish stock 25ml of Noilly Prat Vermouth A little lemon juice Salt A pinch of cayenne pepper 3 eggs 120ml double cream 175g fresh white crabmeat

1. Preheat the oven to 190˚C/375˚F/Gas Mark5. 2. Roll out the pastry and line a 20cm flan ring. Prick the pastry, cover it with greaseproof paper and fill with baking beans. Bake for 20-25 minutes, then remove the beans and paper and leave it to cool. 3. Slice the leeks and boil them in lightly salted water for about 10 minutes until they’re really soft. Drain and put them in a pan. 4. Add the soaked saffron with the butter and get rid of excess moisture by stirring everything over a high heat. 5. Boil the fish stock and Vermouth together to reduce it to about 25ml. Add the lemon juice, salt and cayenne pepper, then beat it into the eggs and cream.

Wonderful weather and delicious food surely spells picnic. While i can’t do anything about the former, i can suggest a few mouthwatering picnic foods.

pea, Smoked Salmon & avocado Salad

Rather as Cesare Cardini created his delicious Caesar Salad from what little was available one evening in his restaurant in Mexico in 1924, so my wife made this fabulous salad from what we could fi nd at home one evening when we were hungry and too late (or lazy) to go shopping. Mix together a couple of handfuls of fresh peas, a couple of slices of smoked salmon (cut into small pieces) and an avocado (cubed). Combine everything together, perhaps with a little olive oil, and enjoy the taste sensation.

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There are very few things that you can’t put into a sandwich, and it is in the sandwich that the Iceberg Lettuce fi nally comes into its own. It is, in my honest opinion, the most tasteless of all lettuces, but what a crunch! And a wonderful place to put some is a BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato) which, when I last looked, was Britain’s 4th most popular sandwich, Egg Mayonnaise being the winner. Take bread, butter, bacon, lettuce, sliced tomato, mayonnaise – but don’t overdo it. Cafés and sandwich bars often serve an overfull sandwich and a large pile of garnish made with more of almost everything that’s in the sandwich. It looks delicious, of course, but is messy and irritating to deal with. Don’t go there.

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by hanna LindOn


The criminal Courts of Assize held at east grinstead between 1558 and 1799 played a part in boosting the town’s national importance. It just takes a stroll along East Grinstead’s High Street to realise that this history-rich town is a focus for the legal profession. There are fi rms of lawyers and solicitors scattered liberally around its centre; and hidden away behind the shops and cafés is a narrow little street called Judges Terrace. This line of grand Tudor Houses is a reminder of the town’s legal genesis. Because it was here, between the 16th and 18th centuries, that visiting judges stayed when they came to dole out justice at the Assizes.

Crime and Punishment Before the existence of the Crown Court, these periodic criminal courts were the ultimate go-to for serious legal cases. The Sussex Assizes were held in the county town of Lewes during the summer, but in winter the roads were often too muddy and dangerous for London-based judges to venture that far south. Instead, the court met at the Sessions House in East Grinstead High Street, on the site now occupied by the imposing Constitutional Building. The old records suggest that Sussex was a gig that the judges of yore did their best to avoid. “The southeastern counties were disagreeable,” says Cynthia Herrup in her book The Common Peace. “The per diem was the smallest; the dockets

Over 60% of trials ended in committal and hanging was a common sentence for everything from stealing to murder.

were the largest; the terrain was generally familiar, unexciting and poor for hunting. Nearness to London did not guarantee cleaner quarters, safer surroundings, or more congenial inhabitants.” The distaste of London judges for East Grinstead can’t have been helped by the events of March 1685. The second day of the Assizes was in full swing and a jury “consisting mostly of knights and gentleman” had been sworn in when the rotting floor of the ancient courthouse suddenly caved in. An account given at the time by a local surgeon says that “the floor of the Nisi Prius Court fell down, and with it all the jury gentlemen, counsel and lawyers into the cellar; yet no person received any considerable injury except one witness, who was cut across the forehead. The bench where the judge sat fell not, but bung almost to a miracle. The rest of the trials were held in the Crown Court, and the Sessions House was soon after quite pulled down.” Not every meeting of the Assizes was so comical. Thanks in part to the discontent of the judges, the East Grinstead sessions garnered a reputation for extreme harshness. Local legend has it that Judge Jeffreys – also known as the ‘Hanging Judge’ – presided over several cases here. No official sources confi rm this, but we do know that over 60% of trials ended in committal and that hanging was a common sentence for everything from stealing to murder. Often the decrees were even more brutal. In 1771, a repeat offender called William Boldry was condemned to be “hung by the neck till he was continued on next page SuSSex Living July 2014


There was a set of stocks and a whipping-post at Sessions House as well as a small lock-up

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dead” and then “hung in chains on the most convenient spot upon Burpham New Downs, in the parish of Burpham, nearest to the gate at the end of Blakehurst Lane, near Arundel, in the County of Sussex”. Another criminal, highwayman Jack Upperton, was sentenced by the same judge to have his body dipped in tar and displayed in a gibbet near Upper Wepham Woods to deter other would-be offenders. Interestingly, the sentences passed at the Assizes and their application fluctuated throughout the centuries, reflecting changing attitudes towards justice and the will of the ruling monarch. “The judges at the Assizes sentenced more people to be executed in the 1630s than in either the 1590s or the 1620s,” says Herrup. “They rejected almost one in every five pleas for benefit of clergy. And they revived a practice common twenty years earlier - adding to convictions for lesser crimes and even to acquittals disciplinary penalties such as time in the House of Correction.” The crimes defendants were accused of also changed through the centuries. In 1591, a young woman called Agnes Mowser from Fletching was tried at the East Grinstead Assizes for “bewitching one Ann Flemens to death” and sentenced to a year’s imprisonment plus six hours in the pillory. A year earlier, yeoman John Osborne had been indicted for “popish non-conformism”. He obviously persisted in his religious beliefs, because he was indicted again in 1592. Unlike many other counties, Sussex did not

Judge’s Terrace

stands on the site of an earlier residence occasionally used as judges’ lodgings during the Assizes


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have an ancient prison. Harsher sentences were often carried out in front of the Sessions House, which today would be near the mini-roundabout at the junction of the High Street and London Road. There was a set of stocks and a whipping-post here as well as a small lock-up. Hangings were held in this central stretch during the 16th century too, although in later years the gallows were moved a short distance outside the town. “The last execution took place on the Gallows Croft, a field now forming part of Halsford Park, in 1799, a man being hanged for horse stealing,” says Wallace Henry Hill in The History of East Grinstead. “In still earlier times executions took place immediately in front of the fi ne Old Stone House in Judge’s Terrace. These houses are so named as they stand on the site of an earlier residence occasionally used as the Judge’s lodgings during the Assizes, although for some years the representatives of the law found accommodation in Sackville College, where the suite of apartments reserved for the use of the Dukes of Dorset was placed at their disposal.” The last Assizes took place in East Grinstead during the winter of 1799. Empty and redundant, the Sessions House was then used occasionally by a company of strolling players, and subsequently revived unsuccessfully as a meat and vegetable market. In 1829, the townsfolk decided to pull the building down altogether and use the building materials to construct a new manor near Buckhurst. The one remaining relic of this old court was the judge’s chair, which was saved by the De la Warrs and is still kept in the family’s ancestral home today. Still, the legacy of the Assizes lives on in East Grinstead’s status as a small but important legal hub.

Diary Dates Tuesday 01 – Thursday 31 July

breeze up to devil’s dyke Number 77 Open Top Bus leaves from outside Brighton Train Station, every day

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Fine Art, Antiques and Collectables Auction. Contact: Julie Kelly juliek@, 01273 472503.

are welcome for a small charge payable at the door.

Wednesday 02 July, 19:30

Open mic night

Thursday 03 July, 20:00

Only £5 return and there’s a 2-for-1 if you show train tickets to bus driver – and up to 2 kids per adult go free on the bus. Bus passes valid too. Contact: 01273 292480,

‘the wife’ – an Outdoor Play

Tuesday 01 July

3d needle felting

Friday 04 – Sunday 06 July

feathers of hurstpierpoint summer sale

Made and Making, The Workroom, Unit 3 Turner Dumbrells, Dumbrell Court Road, Ditchling BN6 8GT

Emerson College, Hartfield Road, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5JX

Feathers, 155 High Street, Hurstpierpoint Come and find lots of great offers to enhance your wardrobe, yet not leaving your purse empty! Contact: 01273 834686,

Tuesday 01 July

show suite now Open

Ditchling Village Green See Local Living.

Thursday 03 July, 09:30 – 12:00

Come and discover the fun of three dimensional needle felting. Less messy than welt felting and wonderfully therapeutic. Cost: £30. Contact 07967 819540.,

Hurstwood Court, Linum Lane, Five Ash Down, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 3FH

Thursday 03 July, 20:00

Open daily - booking by appointment only. Visit the show suite of this luxury new Assisted Living development. 15 one and two bedroom apartments now available. Contact: Jane Higgins 01825 731700 or visit

Village Hall, 18 Lewes Road, Ditchling

Wednesday 02 – Thursday 03 July, 10:00 – 17:00

fine art, antiques & collectables auction Gorringes, 15 North Street, Lewes BN7 2PD

ditchling film society : the moo man (u) Remarkable documentary about a maverick farmer called Steve Hook who runs a small family dairy farm near Hailsham in East Sussex. Beautifully and discreetly filmed, it is a peculiarly moving and emotionally satisfying portrait of a compassionate, decent man who loves his animals. Directors: Andy Heathcote, Heike Bachelier UK 2012. 97 mins. Refreshments. Free parking. Guests and temporary members

Greyhound Inn, Keymer Road, Hassocks Every Thursday. Whatever your talent come and show it off or just watch others. Just pop in for a fun night out - entrance is free!

social ecology and community Workshops on themes connected with social development, collaboration, community building and related areas. Starting with: Spirit of Community. Tuition £160 per workshop – 10% reduction when booking more than one workshop. Book your place now: Contact Belinda Heys at: or visit: to find out more.

Friday 04 – Saturday 26 July

baldwins summer sale 120-120a South Road, Haywards Heath Everything reduced on Household Linens, Haberdashery, Handicrafts, Knitting Wools, Curtain Rails and Poles, Dress and Furnishing Fabrics. Contact: 01444 454648,, www.

Saturday 05 – Sunday 06 July, 10:00 – 17:00

bluebell railway’s sussex food festival Horsted Keynes Station

Celebrate the finest local Sussex food and drink produce at our Horsted Keynes Station for the 6th annual Festival. Trade stalls will be lining the platforms with mouthwatering produce and delights. Enjoy the freshly cooked bites in our picnic area. There is something for everyone! The Sussex Food Festival is free for travel ticket holders. Station admission tickets are priced at £4 Adults and £2 per Child. Contact: www. or call 01825 720800.

Saturday 05 July,

st Lawrence fair Hurstpierpoint

Carnival comes to Hurstpierpoint!

Saturday 05 July, 09:30 – 11:30

st barnabas nearly new sale

St Barnabas Church Hall, Worth Road, Pound Hill, Crawley RH10 7EA

Sale of baby and children’s clothes, toys and equipment. Refreshments and raffle. Mini Pamper treatments available. £1 entry per adult including raffle ticket. Free entry for children. Contact: for more information.

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Diary Dates Saturday 05 July, 09:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 17:30

emmie sale

Emmie, 123 High Street, Hurstpierpoint

The sale will include some Almost Famous, Amazing Women, In Wear, Codello Scarfs, Goubi, Darling, Meisie, Soma London, Nali Accessories, London Rebel and J Shoes. Contact: 01273 835147,

Saturday 05 July, 10:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 15:00

metal Jewellery making â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Level 2 Get Crafty, 24 The Martlets, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 9NN

Make a pair of beautiful earrings from copper or sterling silver. Level 2 class (see website). Materials and refreshments supplied. Cost: ÂŁ39. Contact: 01444 236607,,

The club will be open during the St Lawrence Fair and members will be there to help you. Contact: Anne CliďŹ&#x20AC;ord 01273 842770.

scaynes hill Open gardens

This year, Micky Hart and The Hart Brakers will have been rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and rollinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for 25 years! Come on down and dance the night away to all the classics of the 50s. ÂŁ3 per non-member, free to members. Contact: 01273 845829.

Mondays throughout the year. Aerobic Fitness â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cardio-style workout including ďŹ&#x201A;oor work or Upstanding Body Conditioning. (11:00-11:15 Weigh In). You can achieve your goals! Contact: Alex 01293 408338 or 07982310284.

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Monday 07 July, 18:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 19:30

Open gardens in Plumpton

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The bottom end of Plumpton BN7 3AJ

Southway Junior School, Southway, Burgess Hill RH15 9SU

Saturday 05 July, 13:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 17:30

Eight village gardens open in aid of St Augustines School. Entry for adults ÂŁ5, children free. Tickets from the gardens or the church. Teas available at the church. Contact: Jenny Cattermole,

Saturday 05 July, 19:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21:40

brighton welsh male voice choir in concert Henfield Village Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9DB

Open Garden trail with a variety of village gardens, large and small, in the pretty village of Plumpton. Opposite end of the village to last year! A map of the trail will be given to you with the ticket. All proceeds to St Peter & St James Hospice. Refreshments, Jazz Band. Admission: All gardens ÂŁ5. Per garden ÂŁ1. Children under 14 free. Contact Gill Gamble 01273 891218.

Traditional Village Fete with Flower Show, Fun Fair, Classic Cars, Fun Dog Show, Stalls, Games and much, much more. Free entry. Contact: Ann Walker, 07779 354586,

Concert for Macmillan Nurses. Beautiful live music combined with delightful harmonies, memorable songs plus a varied programme promises a dynamic and entertaining evening to remember. ÂŁ10. Tickets available in advance from: Jasmines Florist, HenďŹ eld High Street Tel: 01273 491936, Contact: GeoďŹ&#x20AC;rey James, 07775 747069, geoďŹ&#x20AC;, http://www.brightonwelshmalevoicechoir.

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hurstpierpoint bowling club

micky hart & the hart breakers

Monday 07 July, 11:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12:00

South Avenue, Hurstpierpoint

Clayton & Keymer Royal British Legion, Woodsland Road, Hassocks BN6 8HE

The Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hall, High Street, Cuckfield, West Sussex RH17 5EL

Saturday 05 July, 12:00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 16:00

cowfold village fete

The Village Green, Bolney Road, Cowfold

Come and try your hand at Bowling - FREE.


Sunday 06 July

slow roast sunday Tottington Manor, Edburton Road, Edburton West Sussex BN5 9LJ Enjoy a fun day with family and friends. 3-course lunch with a cocktail on arrival. ÂŁ18.50 pp (children ÂŁ7.50). Contact: Sara LuďŹ&#x20AC;, 01903 815757, info@tottingtonmanor.,

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Ardingly Activity Centre

Mondays throughout the year. (18:30-18:45 Weigh In). Contact: Alex 01293 408338 or 07982310284.

Wednesday 09 July, 19:45 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 22:00

hassocks horticultural society clematis through the seasons

Adastra Hall, 31 Keymer Road, Hassocks

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Clematis through the seasonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; . Guest speaker Everett Leeds with an illustrated talk. Come along for an enjoyable evening. Members ÂŁ1.50, Visitors ÂŁ2.50. Refreshments included. Contact: Sylvia Hancock 01273 844544,

Thursday 10 July, 09:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 14:30

get to know your Overlocker

Made and Making, The Workroom, Unit 3 Turner Dumbrells, Dumbrell Court Road, Ditchling BN6 8GT

Come along and understand how to get the best from these wonderful machines. Cost: ÂŁ60. Contact: www.madeandmaking.

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Friday 11 July, 20:00

Thursday 10 July, 12:00 – 16:00

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill

Unit 3 Bridge Road Industrial Estate, Haywards Heath RH16 1UA

‘The Archaeology of Fishbourne Roman Palace and Chichester’ - a talk by John Manley, a professional archaeologist who excavated at the Roman Palace. Members £1, Visitors £3 including refreshments. Contact:

hPs 8th birthday bbQ Lunch

HPS are hosting a BBQ lunch celebrating our 8th Birthday. We will also be raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Free entry. Contact: Lauren Sutton 01444 419800, haywardsheath@hpsmerchant., branches/haywards-heath

Friday 11 – Sunday 20 July

uckfield festival Uckfield Town

The 15th Annual Festival presents an amazing variety of events for the entire 10 days. Contact: Halina Majcher 01825 767040,,

Friday 11 July, 09:30 – 13:00

cuckfield crafts and market

Queens Hall, High Street, Cuckfield, West Sussex RH17 5EL 35+ quaint, quirky and contemporary stalls comprising of jams to jewellery, vintage homewares to Italian handbags! Refreshments available. Free admission. Contact: Beverley 01444 440274,

burgess hill Local history society

Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 July, 14:00 – 17:00

national gardens scheme Open days Moustows Manor, High Street, Henfield, Sussex BN5 9DD For further information, please contact

Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 July, 10:00 – 17:00

Pyecombe village weekend 2014 Pyecombe Church, Church Hill, Pyecombe

are many wartime heroes we should remember; it is the Commonwealth Games and we are celebrating the many sporting heroes of past and present; Lewes DC is championing the Zero Heroes for recycling; and who doesn’t love a superhero? Offering a huge range of attractions for all ages including a large central arena with many displays and competitions such as tug-of-war, pantomime donkey derby and children’s races and a football match, and music by local bands; a Kennel Club licensed fun dog show; Harris’ traditional funfair, a miniature steam railway, a climbing wall; fire engine, free willow weaving, and a craft tent and many trade stands. Contact: Barbara Harty, 01444 470024.

Tea and homemade cakes available. Plant stall. Admission £1, children free. Enquiries to Show Secretary 01444 483236. www.

Saturday 12 July, 12:30 – 15:30

Saturday 12 July, 22:00 – 0:00

Woodlands Meed School Field, Chanctonbury Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9EY

Dolphin Leisure Centre, Pasture Hill Road, Haywards Heath RH16 1LY

woodlands meed summer fair

Flower festival, organ music, ploughman’s lunches, Songs of Praise at 6pm on Sunday. Contact: Andrew Munday, 01273 566276.

Fabulous Raffle, Beat the Keeper (Brighton & Hove Albion Coach), Tombola, Face Painting, Sensory Bus, Inflatables, Children’s Entertainer, BBQ, Beer & Pimms Tent, Cream Teas. Please come along and join in the fun!

Saturday 12 July, 10:00 – 16:30

Saturday 12 July, 14:00 – 16:45

wivelsfield village day Wivelsfield Village Hall and Recreation Ground, Eastern Road RH17 7QQ The theme this year is ‘Heroes’ , as 2014 is the 100th anniversary of WW1 and there

Lindfield horticultural society summer show

King Edward Hall, 24 High Street, Lindfield

Flowers, fruit, vegetables, flower arranging, cookery, handicrafts and children’s classes.

Saturday 12 July, 19:00 – 24:00

the eight bells summer Party

The Eight Bells, Bolney RH17 5QW

Featuring The Blunter Brothers playing classic funk and soul that will have you dancing in the streets! Supported by The Meddlars and ending with a retro disco – Oh what a night! Live music starts 7.30pm. Tickets £12.50 in advance, £15 on the door. Contact 01444 881396,,

haywards heath & Lindfield sleep walk Everyone is welcome on our 10K Walk and we would love you to dress up in your PJs and join us! Entry is £15, closing on Friday, 4th July. By raising sponsorship you help St Peter & St James Hospice provide vital specialist care and support, encouraging and enabling our patients to live their lives to their full potential despite their illnesses. Please complete one form per entrant (photocopies are acceptable). All entry forms must be received by 4th July. After this date you can register on the night for £25 (cash only).

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Diary Dates Sunday 13 July, 10:00 – 12:00

Pond Open day

Lingfield Nature Reserves, Entrance by the fire station in Saxbys Lane, Lingfield

Pond dipping fun for all the family. Nets and equipment provided and experts on hand to help identify mini-beasts. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free. For further information, please contact Anne Richards (01342 870200) / Sally Cole (01342 833814) or visit www.

Sunday 13 July, 11:00 – 16:00

country crafts

Oldland Mill, Oldlands Lane, Hassocks BN6 8ND

The Mill will be open and run if weather permits. Refreshments, Mill gifts and memorabilia will be available, together with attractions and other activities. There is no car parking available near the Mill. A free shuttle bus will be provided on this day, every 20 minutes from The Thatched Inn, Ockley Lane. Groups can also be picked up by shuttlebus from Hassocks Station by prior arrangement. Contact:

Sunday 13 July, 12:00 – 17:00

the comtec challenge cup finals Sussex Polo Club, Home Farm, Wallage Village, Rowfant, West Sussex RH10 4NH Sussex Polo Club are hosting the cup finals, with all proceeds going towards the Autism Spectrum Partners charity

for equine therapy. Adults £10. Children 14 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online in advance on www. A limited number will be available on the day at the gates.

welcoming you – there is no charge. For more information, please contact Joanne 07711 698 279 or 01403 864419, especially if the sun isn’t shining!

Sunday 13 July, 14:00 – 18:00

steyning decorative & fine arts society

Open garden in cuckfield

Orchard House, Staplefield Road, Cuckfield See Local Living. .

Sunday 13 July, 15:00 – 17:00

woodland tales for st Peter’s church St Peter’s Church, Chailey Green, Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 4DA An enjoyable afternoon of Woodland Tales, told by the Weald Storytellers, that will appeal to both young and old. Tickets £10, children under 16 Free. Includes Afternoon Tea. In aid of St Peter’s Restoration Fund. Fiona Pearl Tel: 01825 723135 email: fiona. orJanet Barnes Tel: 01825 722574 email: Janet.barnes42@

Sunday 13 July, 15:00 – 17:00

summer sussex garden tea Party

Monday 14 July, 10:00 – 12:00

The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft Car Park, Church Street, Opposite St Andrews Church, Steyning Coffee followed by monthly lecture at 10:30 by Martin Heard: Toulouse Lautrec and Bohemian Paris. £36 annual subscription or £5 donation per visitor for maximum of two visits. Contact: Mrs Ann Blakelock, ann. , 01903 297553.

Monday 14 July, 20:00

Quiz night at the greyhound Greyhound Inn, Keymer Road, Hassocks Quiz Night is on the second Monday of every month (except Bank Holidays). Great fun for all ages, great cash prizes! Just come along, no bookings necessary.

Tuesday 15th – Thursday 31 July

Alzheimer’s Society, Trenchmore, Burnthouse Lane, Cowfold RH13 8DG

summer sale

This tea party is especially for people with dementia, their families and friends. A representative from Horsham Alzheimer’s Society will be there with information about local services. We look forward to

Willo Baby & Childswear, Old Post Office House, Cuckfield RH17 5JX Summer Sale on all Spring/Summer stock. Up to 40% off selected lines. Contact: 01444 413880,

Tuesday 15 – Sunday 20 July, 10:00 – 18:00

Lingfield art exhibition Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre, High Street, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6AB (Sunday until 4pm) This annual exhibition has been running for 37 years and features over 400 original paintings and sculptures from 100 artists. No charge for entry. Catalogues priced at £1. Refreshments available. Contact: Irene Hinton 01342 324929,,

Tuesday 15 July, 10:00 – 16:00

fostering drop-in session Burgess Hill Library, The Martlets, Burgess Hill Interested in becoming a foster carer? Come along for a friendly, informal chat and find out more! Contact: fostering. 0330 222 7775.

Tuesday 15 July, 19:45 – 21:45

wolstonbury wi monthly meeting Club Suite, Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint Mark Kerr with a talk entitled ‘The Donkey Sanctuary’. Contact: Brenda Mack, Secretary, Wolstonbury WI, 01273 832575.

Wednesday 16 July, 10:00 – 15:00

Paintings valuation day Charleston, Firle, Lewes BN8 6LL

Registered Charity Number: 1056114


• 10k (6.2 miles) route • Around Haywards Heath • Finisher’s Memento • Breakfast

Teams of 4 at £50 per head Package includes 18 holes of golf and 2 course dinner


To book email or call 01444 415 582 Charity No. 1122579


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Bonhams paintings specialists will be in attendance at Charleston Farmhouse to offer free and confidential auction valuations on works you are considering selling at auction. By appointment. For further information or to make an appointment, please contact Jenny Bouston on 01273 220 000 or email

See Kate Adie, Mark Tully, Jonathan Meades, Ann Treneman, Peter Hain, Polly Toynbee, John Sweeney, Ann Widdecombe speaking. £10-12.50 per entry. Booking line 0333 666 3366.

Wednesday 16 July, 15:00 – 17:00

haywards heath Prostate cancer support group

Haywards Heath United Services Club, Wivelsfield Road, Haywards Heath

music for everyone

A garden party with entertainment and a good variety of stalls. Entrance fee £2 to include tea and cakes. Contact: Mrs J Taplin, 01273 845276,

Fun event for all the family: Fun Dog Show, loads of stalls, refreshments, licensed bar, cakes, games, children’s entertainments, etc - all to help the animals! Free parking. £4 per car or £1 per pedestrian (includes programme). Contact: Anne Bond, info@, 01273 554218,

The Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill

Saturday 19 July, 19:30-23:00

National and international musician Byron Jones playing the electric organ/ keyboards. Entry £5 on door. Doors open 6pm. Contact: Rosalie Birchmore 01444 141269,

Sunday 20 July, 13:30 – 17:00

Danny House, New Way Lane, Hurstpierpoint

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Friday 18 July, 19:15 – 21:45

A talk by Macmillan Information and Support Centre, followed by a general discussion. Entry is free. Contact: Arthur Millard 01403 262868 a.millard44@

Friday 18 July, 19:30 – 21:30

Wednesday 16 July, 19:00 – 21:00

Ian Everest, well known Sussex local historian, will give a talk and show historical film footage of ‘A Sussex Farm during the 1950’s’. All welcome. Non-members £1.50. Members £1. Contact: Joan Roberts, 01342 322648.

abc – after breast cancer

Woodhatch Community Centre, Whitebeam Drive, Reigate RH2 7LS We offer support and information for anyone who is having or has had treatment for breast cancer. £3 donation. ABC contacts: Liz Darragh / Chris Turner – Breast Care Nurses 01737 768511, Ext: 6688, liz.darragh@ /

Friday 18 – Sunday 20 July, 16:45

Lewes speakers festival

The All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes

Saturday 19 July, 14:00 – 17:00

east grinstead society meeting Main Hall, East Court Mansion, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3LT

Saturday 19 July, 09:00 – 17:30

midsummer market London Road, East Grinstead Charity and Market traders and a big French Market with fairground rides and entertainment for young and old. Contact: Simon Kerr, Town Promotions Manager, 01342 410121,

garden Party

Villa Adastra, Keymer Road, Hassocks

1940s dance

Commemorate the two World Wars and dance the night away with a live band and 1940s hit tunes. Cold buffet, pay bar. Dress: black tie or preferably 1940s costume. Tickets £25 from Susanna Kemp 01273 835460 or Ian Buckeridge 01273 831528. In aid of BLESMA The Limbless Veterans.

Sunday 20 July, 10:00 – 16:00

national cat adoption centre: summer fun day

National Cat Adoption Centre, Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath, RH17 7DE

Charity Fun Day, free entry. Live band, beer tent, BBQ, classic cars and bikes, stalls, tours, raffle, tombola, birds of prey, games and much more! Contact: 01825 741331

Sunday 20 July, 10:30 – 16:00

rsPca Open day & dog show

Braypool Sports Field (opp RSPCA Animal Shelter), Braypool Lane, Brighton BN1 8ZH

Burgess Hill Discover and enjoy some ‘hidden gems’ – fine Burgess Hill gardens of varying sizes, styles and design. Refreshments available. Combined entrance ticket £4. Children free. hill in bloom., 01444 244617. Proceeds to St Peter & St James Hospice and Mid Downs Radio at the PRH.

Sunday 20 July, 14:00 – 17:00

7 Open gardens in hassocks 2 Ockley Lane & 6A Woodsland Road, Hassocks Come and enjoy seven different gardens in Hassocks and Keymer, from family and cottage gardens to contemporary, modern and newly landscaped gardens. Refreshments available 6A Woodsland Road (part wheelchair accessible) and 28 Ockley Lane. Admission: £5 for 7 gardens (trail map). Plant sales. All proceeds to St Peter & St James Hospice.

Lingfield Show 2nd and 3rd August 2014

Blue Anchor Show Site, Blindley Heath RH7 6JL

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Paws & claws Open day Coombe Downe, London Road, Sayers Common BN6 9HZ Open Day with stalls including home made cakes, books, jewellery, gifts, cards, tombola and raffle. Entertainment by Raye Du-Val and his Jazz Band. Refreshments. Contact: Rosemary Harding, 01273 846946, email: rosemary.,

Sunday 20 July, 19:30

wivelsfield films: monuments men (12a)

Wivelsfield Village Hall, off Eastern Road, Wivelsfield Green RH17 7QG

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Drama War Biography. Director: George Clooney. An unlikely World War II platoon (George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray) is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. Refreshments and parking. Tickets £5.50 on the door, in advance from the Post Office and Village Stores or The Cock Inn, or online via the Facebook page for Wivelsfield Films or

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Sunday 20 July, 19:30

Sunday 20 July, 14:00

Join us in our 130th Anniversary Fun Walk and register for our newest annual event! The walk follows the beautiful route over the Jack and Jill Hill. This is just 5 miles long and is ideal for groups of friends and families. Everyone is welcome - current volunteers and supporters, their friends and families. We ask for a minimum sponsorship of £10 for adults and £2 for children under 16 and suggest that you raise as much as you can on top of this. All monies raised will help provide disadvantaged children aged 7-11 with a much needed break from their difficult lives. Sign up for an online Just Giving page at;

Tuesday 22 – Friday 25 July, 10:00 – 13:00

furniture Painting demonstration Claire Cork Interiors, 5b Mill Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DN Furniture Painting demonstration from start to finish. Please pop in and see how we can transform a piece of furniture. No fee. Contact: Claire Cork, 01444 244155,,

Tuesday 22 July, 10:00 – 16:00

chinese works of art valuation day Bonhams,19 Palmeira Square, Hove BN3 2JN

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Bonhams Chinese Works of Art Specialist will be at the office to provide free and confidential auction valuations on items you are considering selling. By appointment. For further information or to make an appointment, please contact Jenny Bouston on 01273 220000 or jenny.

Monday 21 July, 10:30 – 13:00

Friday 25 – Saturday 26 July, 20:00 – 22:30

coro nuovo concert

St Wilfrid’s Church, Church Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3QH

wallis & wallis specialist toys & model auction 7-9 West Street, Lewes BN7 2NJ A specialist Auction of collectable toys and models, No. 6 of 9 held per annum. Free entry. Contact: Glenn Butler, 01273 480208, www. wallis&

two 1-act Plays by stab Productions The Players Theatre, 147 High St, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex BN6 9PU

Edgy and amusing dramas by STAB Productions. Proceeds to Chailey Heritage Foundation for much-needed equipment for young people with disabilities. Tickets £8. Please book via the website: www. or ring 01273 936808.

Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 July, 11:00 – 17:00

macmillan coastal garden trail

30 Gardens between Brighton and Eastbourne Trail of 30 private gardens, many never opened to the public before, raising money for a new Cancer Centre in Brighton. £2 per garden or £12 for a weekend ticket and you will be able to see as many as you want! Contact: Geoff Stonebanks, 01323 899296,,

Saturday 26 July, 09:00 – 12:30

hassocks village market National Tyres Forecourt, Keymer Road, Hassocks

A lively and bustling village market supporting local producers and craftspeople. Huge selection of fresh bread, free range meats - pork and chicken, fresh fish, traditional cheese, freerange eggs, plants, home baked cakes and much more. Music and singing, weather depending, plus Hassocks Horticultural Society and Hassocks Football Club promoting their services to the community. Contact: Mrs Sarah Lessacher, 07810 800248 or contact via Facebook “Hassocks Village Market.”

Cuckfield Crafts & Market Friday July 11th 9.30am-1pm Lively village market offering a delightful mix of stalls with something for everyone, including a huge plant stall. Tea, coffee and cakes are available.

Next Market 19th September

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Saturday 26 July, 10:30 – 16:30

Monday 28 July, 19:30

United Reform Church, Junction Road, Burgess Hill RH15 0JS

Post Graduate Medical Centre – Crawley Hospital, West Green, Crawley RH11 7DH

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Saturday 26 July, 11:00 – 13:00


Southway Junior School, Southway, Burgess Hill RH15 9SU

Charity event to raise money for Jessica Jayde Allen, Alex Duffy’s 18 year-old niece who is in remission from cancer. The fee is £8 (pre-booked and money up front) or £10 on the day (just turn up!). For details, please contact: alex@ or 01293 408338.

Saturday 26 July, 20:30 – 23:30

the Parlophones

Clayton & Keymer Royal British Legion, Woodlands Road, Hassocks, West Sussex

5 piece 60s tribute band from Brighton who have played from Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club to some of the great venues in the country covering songs from Rolling Stones, The Searchers, The Animals and many more. £3 entry fee non-members. Free for members. Contact:, 01273 845829.

Sunday 27 July, 10:00 – 12:00

work Party

Lingfield Nature Reserves, The Butterfly Garden, off Vicarage Road, Lingfield

Maintenance tasks on the Nature Reserve are carried out by local volunteers. There are tasks to suit all ages and abilities so if you would like to help look after this local open space, we would love to see you. Fairtrade refreshments are provided for volunteers. For details contact Anne Richards (01342 870200) / Sally Cole (01342 833814) or visit www.

Sunday 27 July, 10:30

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Balcombe Railway Station car park

7-mile walk from Balcombe to Staplefield and back, via Kemps Farm - Sidnye Farm - Staplefield (picnic lunch or Victory Inn pub) - Ditton Place - Balcombe. TQ306302. Leaders: Ray and Alison. 01342 311632. No dogs please.

Sunday 27 July, 12:00 – 17:00

fulking fair

Downsview Meadow, Poynings Road, Fulking, West Sussex

Traditional summer fair. Plenty for kids to enjoy. Craft demonstrations, stalls, dog show, bar, cream teas. live music, animals, owls, pony rides, free parking. Adults £1, Children under 13 free. See our Facebook page – Fulking Fair, Fulking Village

Monday 28 July – Friday 01 August

furniture making i (beginners)

John Lloyd, Bankside Farm, Jacobs Post, Ditchling Common, East Sussex RH15 Cabinet-Making Skills for Beginners: sharpening and tuning hand tools, hand skills and techniques, setting out and principles of cabinet-making. Fee: £640. Contact: 01444 480388 or info@

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We offer support and information for anyone who is having or has had treatment for breast cancer. Chrysalis contacts: Sue Gattinesi & Jan Horner – Breast Care Nurses, 01293 600300, Ext: 3238. / jan.

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Tuesday 29 July, 18:00 – 19:00

make your own shamballa bracelet Get Crafty, 24 The Martlets, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 9NN

Learn to make your own gorgeous Shamballa bracelet. All materials, instruction and refreshments are supplied. Perfect for complete beginners! Cost: £15. Contact: 01444 236607getcraftyonline@,

Wednesday 30 July – Saturday 02 August, 19:30

henfield theatre company: twelfth night Red Oaks Garden, Henfield

Twelfth Night is a romantic comedy with true Elizabethan laughs. Beautiful costumes, boisterous revels, haunting music and anarchic plots are played out for a sublime experience on a summer evening. The director is Rosemary Nice. Tickets £10 per head available from 14th July at Henfield Furnishings in the High Street (01273 490080). Gates open from 6pm for picnickers, and there will be a Pimms Tent for summer sippers.

Wednesday 30 July – Sunday 03 August, 09:00

the Longines royal international horse show The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead

Everything from the thrills and spills of international showjumping to the eleganceand glamour of champion showing horses and ponies. Not to mention GREAT shopping! Tickets prices start from £16 adults, £8 children. Contact:, 01273 834315

Wednesday 30 July, 14:00 – 17:00

children’s safari

Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve, Maple Drive, Burgess Hill (meet on football field).

Bring a picnic and enjoy pond dipping, meadow sweeping, hedge beating, parachute games, exotic reptiles, raptors and learning bushcraft skills with your children. Free, but donations to Burgess Hill Green Circle Network welcomed. Contact: Mary Smith (Secretary of Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network), 01444 242667,

Thursday 31 July – Sunday 03 August, 10:30 – 17:00

the sussex guild contemporary craft show

Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker,Nr Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 3QS

See the best of Sussex crafts; designer makers exhibit their work in marquees and the Elizabethan barn. Craft demonstrations too. Admission to house, gardens and show: Adult £7.80, Child (5-15) £4.20, Student/Senior £6.80, Disabled/Carer £4.20, Family £21.00 Contact: The Sussex Guild, 01273 479565,,

6th Sussex Food Festival Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July 10.00am – 5.00pm Celebrate Sussex’s finest local food and drink produce at our Horsted Keynes Station. •

Trade stalls will be lining the platforms with mouth-watering produce and delights.

Enjoy the freshly cooked bites in our picnic area. There is something for everyone!

Bouncy Castles, Face Painting and Marco the Magician will be on hand to entertain all ages.

Take part in a competition to win a meal on our Golden Arrow Dining Train!

Our atmospheric steam trains will be running throughout the day between Sheffield Park, Horsted Keynes & East Grinstead.

Admission with a valid Bluebell travel ticket or platform ticket to Horsted Keynes Station.

Tel: 01825 720800

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Dear Sussex Living… …Thank you very much for publishing such an inspiring article about our art trail. Lisa really captured the spirit behind the project and the artists involved. The images help give people a flavour of what they will experience; I’m glad you managed to incorporate so many of them. I was impressed by the overall accuracy of the article as well as the design and layout.

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June seems to have flown by in a flurry of activity, with some lovely sunshine to keep us all smiling. The South of England Show at the beginning of June was a real hit. From the office, both our Charlottes and Diane all thoroughly enjoyed their day out – a big thank you to Paula and Izzy from Natural PR for their time and hospitality. Thanks to Claire Peters and the team at Drusillas, Charlotte S and her 4-year-old daughter were treated to a special day out at the new Hello Kitty Secret Garden. Needless to say, both mother and daughter absolutely loved it! Diane and a friend sampled the delights on offer at Henfield’s Gardens & Arts event, where visitors were welcomed all over the village, and often with homemade coffee & cake! Diane also went along to the Cancer Awareness Workshop at Columbines in Hurstpierpoint – a very informative evening with tips for healthy living, courtesy of nutritionist Belle Amatt.

Talking to people at the May Fair recently, it was obvious that some had already heard about the trail through Sussex Living. This is brilliant publicity for us – let’s hope this translates into a well trodden art trail! Hannah Buckley Townscape 2014 Contemporary Art Trail, East Grinstead … Just to say how impressed I was with how the team at Sussex Living dealt with my advertorial in the March issue. Customer service was excellent from beginning to end, and that includes the copywriting, proofing and support service for the magazine article as well as the extra promotion through electronic media channels. All in all, I can’t fault the magazine’s service and I’m convinced this article was a very worthwhile investment in what I believe is a very high quality local publication. Chris Boocock, Pet Pods Ltd, Lindfield … I just wanted to thank you so much for my tickets to the South of England Show and to say how much we all enjoyed our visit. It is a long time since I last went and it was great fun. Thank you for all your efforts and to Sussex Living.  Sussex Living Competition Winner … Many thanks for the article and photo about the new piano in the June magazine. It looked great! Joan Denley Hurstpierpoint Singers

In East Grinstead, Charlotte P watched the long awaited McIndoe Memorial Statue being unveiled by Princess Anne, with many of the original members of the Guinea Club also present. Huge congratulations to everyone involved in the project, which should further raise East Grinstead’s profile. Finally, we had a great day out at the cats! Cats Protection at Chelwood Gate kindly invited us to be judges at their National Cat Awards, sponsored by cat food manufacturers Purina, which was a lot of fun. If you would like to cast your vote too, visit facebook. com/catsprotection for details. Celebrity judges will present awards and announce the overall National Cat of the Year 2014 at a ceremony at London’s Savoy Hotel in August. We also took a look round the cat adoption centre – and had to resist the temptation to take all the cute kittens and cats home with us! Here’s hoping that July brings a busy month’s trading for all our advertisers and much continued sunshine for our readers!

TanIS BanHaM & Carla FaulKS Co-Directors, Sussex Living Ltd


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