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The most readers in Mid Sussex of any quality publication Sussex Living Magazine is published monthly by: Sussex Living Ltd 128 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex BN6 9PX Tel: 01273 835355 /sussexliving  @sussexliving Managing Editor Tanis Banham

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Contributors Robert Veitch, Ruth Lawrence, Lisa de Silva, Flo Whitaker, Amy Newson, Sasha Kanal, Linda Nightingale, Hanna Lindon, Diane Clark, Tracie Davey, Grace Downie, Peter Erridge, Joseph Hughes, Amber Watkins, Cheryl Watkins Printed by Part of The Media Sound Holdings group

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Welcome to the 150th issue of Sussex Living. As the evenings draw in, for a few nights the skies are lit up by fireworks along with the familiar sound of whizz bang pop! Take a look on page 14 where we have local bonfire events for you to oooh and aaah at! Always remember to stay safe and look after the children and pets. As the weather turns cooler, now is a good time for the gentlemen to keep their faces warm! November is the ideal time to grow a moustache for Movember, the campaign to raise funds for prostate cancer. On page 96 you can find a whole range to suit your style, and raise money in the process. Like it or not, Christmas is nearly upon us. We have a whole host of fantastic ideas from gift guides, gardeners gifts, hamper ideas for the kids and how to navigate your way through the sometimes tricky issue of who’s hosting and who’s invited! We also have festive stuffing, pates and relishes that can be prepared now to help ease the stress, along with some simple fairy cakes that the kids can make during the Christmas holiday. The walk is particularly poignant this month, as it takes us to Nutley and the Airman’s Grave. On page 78, Robert Veitch details the history and his ramble of the area, along with the Remembrance Day service that will be taking place there. We also have other local services and parades listed on page 81. Ruth Lawrence recently spent a fascinating day out with a police dog unit, she wasn’t being arrested herself but learning all about these amazing animals! It was an insight into their training, their work, their handlers and how they can still live amongst a family, read all about their riveting story on page 72. With so many more features in the magazine, from all the team we hope you enjoy a thoroughly good read!

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Beer drops

A look at unique refreshment delivery during WWII

Beautiful bathrooms

Redesign your way to the perfect soak

72 Police dogs

An interesting insight into the police dog unit

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How growing a moustache can benefit charity


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86 St Francis Asylum

A fascinating history of a psychiatric hospital

92 Steyning town

Take a walk around picturesque Steyning

94 Book reviews

The first three books of a crime thriller series

97 Foodbanks and boxes

How you can help with food donations and boxes

98 Save the Children

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Storm birds

Coping in wild, windy weather

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Christmas events

Local festive celebrations

26 Hampers

A perfect hamper for the kids


Christmas countdown

Who goes where – you decide!

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Book in for a brighter smile

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Pop in for a warm welcome and delicious dining

42 Food & drink

From relish and stuffing, to pâté and fairy cakes!

48 In Season

Italian cake delight

54 Gardeners gifts

Perfect gifts for the green-fingered gardeners

68 Lewes poet

Patrick Bond and the Railway Land

The latest community news and events

32 Beautiful you

Bonfire events

Remember, remember the 5th November

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Burgess Hill branch

Spice up your lips with a dash of orange

34 Stitch in time

Hitting a home run with baseball caps

38 Body buzz

Walk the Nordic way

56 Blooming times

Trees for all gardens

66 Natural living

Exploring the migratory habits of birds

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Taking in the Airman’s Grave


Saving energy

95 Crossword

This month’s brainteaser

100 Diary dates

Local event listings

107 Business to business

Business support from the Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce

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81 Remembrance services


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Services and events near to you

Local business directory

Helping your business to expand

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The next time a nasty storm rolls through, give a moment to wonder at the resourcefulness of birds

Over the millennia birds have survived extreme weather and when migrating, experience adverse conditions. Some oceanic species such as shearwaters roam the length of the Atlantic Ocean encountering numerous storms. After storms fewer birds are seen but it is difficult to determine whether this is due to dispersal or death. Birds are sensitive to changes in barometric pressure and can anticipate storms, for example unusual ‘feeding up’ has been noted. In the UK, swifts are known to fly out to get behind an incoming storm. Some species hitch a lift to new territories or migrate earlier. Others get blown across oceans or continents such as American birds landing in the Scilly Isles or gulls found hundreds of miles

inland. Resident species seek shelter in trees or shrubs which reduce wind speed. The claws of birds tighten, as they relax, to secure their foothold; useful until the tree is uprooted! Researchers have fitted a variety of birds with electronic tags, and those affected by strong winds have provided interesting information. One species tagged is shoreline waders, Whimbrel, who are tracked on migration. Some of them have been drawn into hurricanes, remaining in the calmer air of the eye for some while, and then emerging. The tracking record showed that one fought headwinds for 27 hours drifting backwards at 7mph, it then caught a tail wind returning to its territory at 90mph. The question remains - why use so much energy for no gain. Many sea birds drift around the edges of storms finding feeding opportunities. Radar has detected flocks of small birds trapped in the eye of a storm; recently Irma has been shown to be carrying a flock. Post storm there are more problems after being blown away from their normal habitat thereby losing their usual range of food. Most birds appear to return to their home area but then face severe habitat destruction. Along the storm’s path there will be a lack of insects, flooded ground hiding worms, loss of berries, etc. which all make survival difficult. However after severe storms higher breeding has been noted so that despite these problems birds somehow manage to survive. Visit for further information about birds. Peter Erridge is also hosting talks on Weirwood Reservoir Nature Reserve. For details contact

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Send us all your news and events for the local Mid Sussex, Lewes and Worthing community, then read about them here. Long Furlong Riding for the Disabled – volunteers needed Long Furlong Riding for the Disabled Group runs sessions for adult riders on Wednesdays at Chestnuts Riding School, Pyecombe. With the support of people like you, investing a couple of hours each week, we can expand our life-changing activities and provide extra RDA sessions. Benefits of volunteering can be - learn new skills, help make a difference, make new friends, be part of a team, enjoy the outdoors (and keep fit) and boost your CV. Whatever your skills you have something to offer, and it’s not just about the horses and ponies – there are plenty of other roles within the group that we need help with. No experience with horses necessary as full training is given. Why not join us and be part of the environment that brings horses and people together for such benefit. We would love to hear from you. Phone 07842 170455 or 07775 697179, email:

Ditchling Film Society In November we shall be showing two films. The first one on Thursday, 02 November 2017 will be Embrace of the Serpent. In the early 1900s a young Shaman in the Colombian Amazon, who is the last survivor of his tribe, helps a sick, German explorer and his local guide search for a rare and sacred healing plant. Director: Ciro Guerra, Germany 2016, 125 mins, 12A Cert. Our second film to be screened on Thursday, 09 November 2017, is entitled The Other Side of Hope, which is a coolly humorous take on the refugee crisis. This finely balanced Finnish comedy drama tells the story of a Syrian refugee who arrives in Finland, having stowed himself away on a container ship full of coal. He befriends a poker-playing, former travelling salesman who is trying to encourage

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gloomy shop owners to purchase his shirts. Director: Aki Kaurismaki, Finland, 2017, 98 mins, 12A Cert. The films will be shown in Ditchling Village Hall. The films start at 8.00 pm. Doors open at 7.30 pm. Free coffee and biscuits beforehand and wine can be purchased by the glass. There is ample free parking behind the hall. Guests and temporary members are welcome for the sum of £5.00 payable at the door.

Age UK - Carers Short Break Project Our Carers Short Breaks Project is for individuals living with dementia or memory loss, and for the elderly and frail. The clubs give carers/family members the opportunity to have a break from their caring role, either by leaving their loved ones in the capable hands of our friendly staff, or by attending the session together. Members enjoy a range of activities as well as a meal. The club operates on the first and third Saturday of each month, 10am - 3.30pm (morning and afternoon slots available) & on the last Monday of each month, 4pm - 6.15pm. If you have any queries, or require printed copies, please do not hesitate to contact Kate Strong on 01342 327046 or by emailing shortbreaks@

Forest Row Repair Café On Saturday 4th November the Forest Row Repair Cafe will be open to the community to bring in their broken household items to be repaired. This exciting initiative is being run by the Parish Council to try and stop so many items simply being thrown away rather than seeing if they can be fixed first. We have experts with knowledge of electrical items, bikes, computers, watches, clocks, general maintenance, woodwork and a wonderful team of seamstresses. Whilst you sit and learn a new skill with your repairer, we will also have homemade cakes and

refreshments for sale to those attending to enjoy. All repairs are free but donations are gratefully received towards ongoing costs. Please join us on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Centre from 10.00 till 1pm. Contact Sara Smart on 01342 822661 or find us at RepairCafeForestRow for more details.

The Sussex Harmonisers For most of the year, this friendly chorus is for men only, but from 7th November we are hosting a series of rehearsals and a concert for all adult voices. At our Sing with Us for Christmas sessions, we will sing unaccompanied versions of well-known Christmas songs. Recordings will be supplied to help us learn the songs and we will receive topclass vocal coaching from our Chorus Director, Mark Grindall. The free concert will be at St John’s Church, Burgess Hill on 12th December. We rehearse every Tuesday from 7.15pm at St Paul’s Catholic College, Jane Murray Way, Burgess Hill RH15 8GA. New male members are always made very welcome. We will also be running a Learn to Sing in Harmony series from 9th January. 4 sessions on successive Tuesdays and an informal performance on 6th February. This series will provide an opportunity for male singers to discover, or rediscover, the thrill of singing four-part harmony in a male-voice chorus. All the Sing with Us and the Sing in Harmony sessions are free, friendly and fun, with no auditions. For more information and to register your interest in any of those activities, please go to www.SussexHarmonisers. or call Brian on 01273 553102 or just turn up for the rehearsals. You can be assured of a warm welcome.

Sussex Woodcraft Society Back in 1985 four woodworkers came together and decided to advertise to see if there was

enough interest in forming an association of woodworkers to share their expertise. This quickly gathered to thirty craftspeople with various woodworking skills. They decided to call themselves Sussex Woodcraft Society. Today thirty two years later with a current membership of seventy and still growing, whose skills include wood turners, wood carvers, stick makers, toy makers, furniture makers, box maker, pyrography and a musical instrument maker. The Society meets monthly in Cyprus Hall, Burgess Hill on the second Wednesday ten months of the year starting in March and runs through until December. The meetings involve a small brief session of Society business followed by members showing their recent work and where they have experienced a problem seeking advice. This will be followed by an outside speaker or sometimes members will talk about their experience. The Society holds two official shows a year and some members also attend other Craft events where members can sell their products. The Christmas show and sale of work also has a large competition stand where members work is judged by independent judges, this will take place at Henfield Village Hall on December 2nd 2017. Contact Wendy Quantrill on 01273 845977.

The Donuts are back on the shelf Do you remember those wild Thursday nights when Crawley based band Freddie and the Donuts (or The Donuts) were strutting their stuff? Those venues were always sold out and there were often long queues of people trying to get in. Touted as a cross between The Blockheads and The Blues Brothers, they rode on a wave of glory for a few years. Well, they are back to do a couple of shows on 10th and 11th November 2017. The shows are charity fundraisers for both Chailey Heritage Foundation and TravelCare at LGW Airport.

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All the guys feel that The Donuts music is timeless, and are looking forward to the gigs. Could there be second generation Donutters? Will they be as good, or even better? “Absolutely,” say the lads, “ just a few more wrinkles!” Sounds like the title of a Donuts’ song to me. I can feel an album coming. I’m not going to miss it, I suggest you don’t either. It could be the local gig of the year. Tickets available, contact 07971 494959 norma.donuts@ for more details.

Quiz night in aid of MND The West Sussex North branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association is holding its annual Quiz Night on 11 November at St Francis Sports & Social Club, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath at 7.30pm. Funds raised will support the care of local people living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and their families. MND is a devastating, progressive neurological disease which takes away your ability to use your arms, walk, talk, swallow

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Wivelsfield Little Theatre presents House Guest - a thriller by Francis Durbridge. This exciting thriller concerns Robert and

Stella Drury, who have a visitor with a strange request - that he be given hospitality for 48 hours, ostensibly he asks for nothing else! However, two policemen arrive with the news that Robert is suspected of murder. Are these two events connected? Typical of this playwright the thriller is packed with convoluted twists, distraught parents and lethal arms. Are all these characters who they say they are? To find the answers to these questions come to any of the performances at 7.30pm on Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November at Wivelsfield Village Hall, off Eastern Road, Wivelsfield Green RH17 7QG. Tickets £8 from Box Office on 01444 471201.

Warninglid Players I expect by now that many of you will have heard the sad news that The Warninglid Players are finally ‘closing the curtains’ after 34 years. It is a shame after so many successful productions that we are unable to continue. For many years we were able to produce

two plays per year, but for the last couple of years we have only managed one and now, despite of appeals, we have found difficulty in attracting directors and actors. However, we do want to go out with a bang and therefore our last production will be this November. The one act play What’s for Pudding will be performed at The Seaforth Hall on November 16th, 17th and 18th, arrive for drinks prior to the performance at 8.00pm. During the interval a finger buffet will be served, the seating will be bistro style. This will be followed by a montage by Mark Simpson and you will enjoy some reminders of past productions. Our lovely Elaine Forster will be running the box office for us again and her telephone number is 01444 461313 – remember spaces are limited! Prices are £8.00 per ticket for the play and buffet and there will of course be a pay bar. We do hope to see all our old friends for this final production.

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Christmas songs for everyone to join in, as well as pieces sung by the choir. This year we’re following Santa’s sleigh around the world, with music from America, Canada, Ireland and Eastern Europe all featuring. Tickets cost £8 including a glass of wine and a mince pie. Accompanied school-age children are free. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any queries about where to buy tickets in Hurstpierpoint and Hassocks, contact David Redd on 01273 831801.

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The Victory Inn, Staplefield RH17 6EU Meeting at the The Victory Inn, Staplefield with a torch light parade to the Bonfire. Tickets available from The Victory Inn – £5 per ticket for adults, children free. Contact: 01444 400463 Saturday 04 November, 17:30

Cuckfield Bonfire

Cuckfield High Street Fireworks, bonfires, music, food and drink. Please visit for further information.

firework display. Roads close to traffic between 18:30 and 21:30. For further information contact Mark Tampion-Lacey 01444 487470

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Hurstpierpoint Fireworks Danny Park, New Way Lane, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9BB Come along for the 22nd Bonfire and fireworks evening, raising valuable funds for Oldland Mill, five schools and Hurstpierpoint Gym Club. Please visit for up to date information.

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Lindfield Bonfire Celebrations

Saturday 11 November

Lindfield Village and Common The evening of our free to attend celebration starts with a fancy dress competition at the King Edward Hall. This is followed by a torch light procession around Lindfield, which heads onto the Common for the reading of the Bonfire Prayer followed by the lighting of the bonfire. The evening finishes with our grand

Andrew Wiles, Five Bells, Chailey Green, Nr Lewes, BN8 4DA Remember, Remember the Fifth of November, Gunpowder Treason and Plot – I see no reason why you shouldn’t pop in for a pint or perhaps some food to warm you up before the fireworks! Contact: 01825 722259

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Balcombe Saturday 11 November, 10:00-14:00

Balcombe Village Craft, Gift & Local Produce Market

under 5 and 5-10 years. The two competition winners will join Chase and Marshall on the bandstand at 5pm to switch on the Christmas Lights.

Victory Hall, Stockcroft Road, Balcombe RH17 6HP Come and enjoy this market and be inspired for Christmas by the wide selection of stalls selling unique gifts including upholstery, handmade soaps, Neals Yard. Local food produce: cakes, chutney, jams, ‘Game On’ jellies, Monty Bojangles’ truffles and Luigi’s produce.

Saturday 09 December, 10:00-15:00

Burgess Hill


Saturday 21 October – Monday 18 December, 09:30-15:30

Saturday 25 November, 10:00-16:00

Cards for Good Causes

Burgess Hill Library, The Martlets, Burgess Hill, RH15 9NN Christmas cards, calendars, wrapping paper, toys and stocking fillers for 36 Charities both National and local at the Martlets, Burgess Hill. Open Monday to Saturday. Registered Charity Number 249039. Saturday 18 November

Christmas Lights Switch-on 17:00

Around Burgess Hill Town Centre Chase and Marshall from the children’s TV favourite Paw Patrol will be the star attraction at Burgess Hill’s Christmas Celebration and Lights Switch-on this year. The popular TV characters will be shaking paws with the public throughout the day and switching on the town’s Christmas Lights. There will be children’s fairground rides, free ice rink, Santa’s Grotto at the Martlets Shopping Centre, free Rodeo Reindeer, Santa’s Sleigh (Rotary Club), children’s activities at the Library, and also an entertainment and music programme at the Bandstand. A Christmas Craft Fair will be held at Burgess Hill Town Council, 96 Church Walk, from 11am – 4pm. We also have a fancy dress competition, with categories for


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Christmas Market

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX An array of stalls, many in support of local groups, selling homemade produce and handicrafts. Refreshments available. Free admission. Hosted by Burgess Hill Horticultural Society.

Townings Christmas Fair

Townings Farm Shop, Plumpton Road, North Chailey BN8 4EJ Get in the mood for Christmas, sample delicious Christmas produce and find unique gifts for family and friends. Contact:

Clayton Saturday 04 November, 10:30-14:30

Greek Animal Rescue Christmas Fair

Clayton Church Hall, Underhill Lane, Clayton BN6 9PJ Christmas raffle, Doggie presents, Doggie stockings. Christmas gifts and lots more. Homemade cakes and mince pies, homemade soup and crusty bread. Information about the work of the charity will be on hand including photos of the dogs looking for new homes. Linda 01273 833211

Cuckfield Saturday 18 November, 10:00–14:30

The Old School, Cuckfield – Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

The Old School, Church Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JZ 43 stalls selling a wide variety of Christmas gift ideas. Father Christmas will be attending. Home

made refreshments. Admission Free.

Friday 08 - Sunday 10 December, from 11:30

Cuckfield Christmas Tree Festival Holy Trinity Church, Church Street, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath RH17 5JZ

The Christmas Tree Festival, in aid of Chailey Heritage, is at Holy Trinity Church in Cuckfield. Local schools, shops, businesses, clubs and societies are invited to decorate a Christmas tree, either to a Christmas theme or to reflect their organisation. There will be live music and refreshements, and a carol service from 6pm. Admission: £5, children: fre.

East Grinstead Friday 17 November, 16:00-20:00

The Big Reveal

East Grinstead RH19 The very creative High Street Traders reveal their festive windows. This has become a much anticipated magical event with crowds of people eagerly waiting for the countdown to begin and the brown paper coverings to be ripped away. Come to the High Street from 4pm to see what those artistic shop keepers have come up with. This year the High Street will be closed to traffic from 4pm to 8pm and there will be entertainment and late night shopping.

Saturday 25 November, 15:15

Christmas Light Switch On

Market Square, High Street East Grinstead Pantomime Characters, carols and Christmassy entertainment will precede the ‘Countdown’ to the grand switch on.

Sunday 03 December, 10:00-16:00

The Christmas Family Festival Held in a traffic free London Road with festive treats, entertainment, stalls, fun fair rides for children, Father Christmas and the French Market.

Sunday 17 December, 10:00-16:00

Twas the Sunday before Christmas

The annual Dickensian themed shopping day in the historic High

Street. This year the Sunday before the Sunday before Christmas! Will see the traders dressed in period costume offering treats in store and a few surprises. For further information about any of these events please contact the Tourist Information on 01342 410121

Forest Row Saturday 11 November & Saturday 09 December, 11:00-16:00

Mansion Festive Markets

Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row RH18 5JA Parking and entry are free to these lively festive markets in beautiful surroundings. Clothing, crafts from many parts of the world, plants, delicious local organic produce and more. Do come and find inspiration for your Christmas shopping.Puppet show, all-day café and taster therapy sessions. Something for everyone! To book a stall: 01342 824944

Hassocks Saturday 18 November, 09:45–11:45

Pre-Christmas Fayre

Age Concern, Pauline Thaw Centre, Dale Avenue, Hassocks BN6 8LW Friends of Villa Adastra’s Christmas Fayre. Variety of stalls, cakes, toiletries, cards, jewellery, scarves raffle, tombola and children’s books. Small admission of 50p (includes tea/coffee and biscuits). Contact: Jean Taplin 01273 845276 Saturday 18 November, 10:00-12:00

Paws & Claws Christmas Fair

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Christmas Fair with homemade cakes, clothes, books, toys, jewellery, cards, gifts, tombola and raffle. 20p entry. Saturday 25 November

The Budding Foundation Charity Grotto

South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY This is a Sussex based charity

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Christmas gifts

Flicker Rose This lovely ‘Woodland Collection’ is by local Graphic Designer, Jinny Ursell, who works from her studio in Hove. She creates clean and contemporary homeware and gifts with top quality British made products that are stylish, sophisticated and really rather delightful.

Rare Skills Gallery A wonderful collection of paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, decorative wood, silk scarves, leather bags and belts - all beautifully designed and made by hand for people you really care about. 2, Ashdown Court, Lewes Road, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5EZ

Seawhite Showroom

Shop 2, Cobblestone Walk, 74 High Street, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3RD 01903 814264

An Artists’ Aladdin’s Cave! Christmas gifts and stocking fillers, for beginners to professional artists. Avalon Court, Star Trading Estate, Partridge Green, RH13 8RY 01403 712270


gift guide

We all know how hard it is to find the perfect gift for that special person. For something a little bit different that’s fresh and exciting, look no further! Karting Gift Vouchers available. 01273 834403

Marston Barrett Limited Jewellers and Silversmiths of Distinction in Lewes who specialise in antique, secondhand and contemporary jewellery – silver watches & clocks. For a unique shopping experience come along and see us.

Rushfields A huge range of gifts for all the family this Christmas. From gardening and homeware to gift wrapping and toys.

72/72 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XG 01273 474150

Henfield Road, Poynings, West Sussex BN45 7AY 01273 857445

Woods Travel Treat your loved one to a new adventure this Christmas with a gift voucher. Available in any denomination, vouchers can be redeemed against anything booked with the Woods Travel Group. Park Road, Bognor Regis PO21 2PX Tel: 01243 868080

Carousel Music Give the gift of music! Musical instruments, accessories, sheet music and musical gifts. Instrument hire and repair service. 7 Commercial Square, Haywards Heath West Sussex RH16 1DW 01444 417654 S u ss e x L i v i n g November 2017

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Saturday 25 November, 09:30-12:30

Age Concern Christmas Fayre and Coffee Morning

supporting local young people in need and will launch a new charity grotto at South Downs Nursery. You will be able to visit Santa’s toy factory, see the elves hard at work making gifts and meet Santa in his factory office. Children pay £5 each and accompanying adults are free. All profits raised from grotto ticket sales will go to the charity. No pre-booking available. One lucky competition winner will also receive a home visit from Santa on Christmas Eve! See website for dates and times. www.tatesofsussex. Recent donations include support to local families in need by purchasing school uniforms, providing financial support and assisting with the purchase of a specialist wheelchair for a 10-year-

The Pauline Thaw Centre, Dale Avenue, Hassocks BN6 8LW Please do come along and support your local independent Day Centre that provides lunches and company for the elderly in and around Hassocks and surrounding villages. We will have stalls, a magnificent raffle, a tombola and we will be serving delicious refreshments during the morning. All are welcome – we look forward to seeing you! Saturday 25 November, 10:00-12:00

Traidcraft Stall and Coffee Morning

Hassocks United Reformed Church, 23 Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8AB Buy fairly traded groceries, Christmas cards and gifts and sample fair trade coffee or tea. Children’s activities available. Saturday 25 November, 12:00-16:00

Downlands Christmas Market

Downlands Community School, Dale Avenue, Hassocks BN6 8LP Downlands School Association looks forward to welcoming you to our Christmas Market. We will have lots of craft stalls, seasonal food and

drink, live music and our annual Christmas Tree Forest. We raise money not only for the school, but for our Christmas Tree Forest, with trees sponsored by local Hassocks businesses. Downlands students will be running fun stalls – everything from Rudolph hoop-la to win a Christmas snow globe. There will be a super raffle with fabulous prizes too. Come along for a morning of Christmas festivities to get the festive season started. We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday 25 November, 16:30

Light Up Hassocks

Keymer Road, Hassocks Our annual village Christmas Fair with the Christmas Light Switch On, this year starts with the parade at 16.30. Come along and enjoy the festivities, there will be a live nativitiy outside the United Reformed Church, choir singing and a market outside Budgens with local produce! Lots of stalls and food available and many of the shops are staying open late to celebrate! Should be an amazing way to start the Christmas Festival!

Haywards Heath Saturday 04 November – Saturday 16 December, 10:00-16:00

Cards for Good Causes

Haywards Heath Library, 34 Boltro Road, Haywards Heath RH16 1BN

Christmas cards, calendars, wrapping paper, toys and stocking fillers for 36 Charities both National and local, at Haywards Heath Library. (Monday to Saturday). Registered Charity Number 249039.

Saturday 25 November, 11:00-17:30 Sunday 26 November, 11:00-15:00

The Orchards and Haywards Heath Christmas Festival Weekend

The Orchards Shopping Centre, St Wilfrid’s Way, Haywards Heath RH16 3QH Let’s Begin Christmas at The Orchards! With music, rock and school choirs, jazz and brass bands, dancers and singers all weekend – not to mention Christmas Parade with Santa, real reindeer, alpacas, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Girl Guides and marching bands ahead of Town’s Christmas Lights switch on at 17:00 Saturday! Saturday 2nd December 2017, 10am to 2pm

Advent Fair

St Richards Church, Sydney Road, Haywards Heath RH16 1QE Something for everyone: Stalls, gifts, activities, refreshments. Remember your departed loved ones on our Christmas tree of remembrance. Carolyn Brading, 01444 413621 strichardschurch.haywardsheath@

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Christmas gifts

Hampers of Hurstpierpoint Celebrate Christmas with a luxury hamper! Gourmet treats for Grandma, delicacies for Dad... all the special people in your life will love this delicious present. Choose from ready-made or customise your own.

Sarah Lacey Dry Cleaning At Sarah Lacey Dry Cleaning we have a range of beautiful Gisela Graham Christmas decorations and gifts to choose from. 1 College Road, Haywards Heath West Sussex RH16 1QN 01444 416644

117 High Street, Hurstpeirpoint, West Sussex BN6 9PU 01273 833452

gift guide Three Greys Riding School Leila Y Smith Professional Beauty Bespoke beauty service in a private and relaxed setting. Experienced therapist and competitively priced. Xmas gift vouchers available and flexible booking to suit. Annie Tempest’s Tottering by Gently prints featuring the humorous antics of Dicky and Daffy and a range of products available online and from our showroom.

Riding Vouchers are available making an ideal Christmas present. Three Greys run special events for children during all school holidays. These include Stable Management Days, Children’s 2 Hour Rides. All welcome - adults, children, beginners or experienced. Three Greys Riding School, Rock Rose, Clayton Hill, Pyecombe, East Sussex BN45 7FF 01273 843536

Smiffy Bears This is a specialist bear shop, stocking Charlie Bears, Merrythought, Hermann, Clemens, Steiff, DEB Canham, Smiffy Bears and many others. Jackie Smith has been restoring bears for over thirty years, with a bear hospital in the shop. Please call in for a coffee, bear chat or hug!

Unit 4, Forest Row Business Park, Station Road, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5DW 01342 826983

Based in Burgess Hill 07534 227546

Cobblestone Walk, Steyning, West Sussex BN44 3RD 07885 075890 Open Tuesday to Saturday 9.30 to 5pm

Trulum Trulum skin care will purify, fortify and protect your skin resulting in moisture increase. It decreases skin roughness and reveals a fresh appearance. For more benefits view Contact Freeeman 07932 016984 / 01293 885091 order online ID 1317450

Hippychick Hippychick’s brand new toy range have a straightforward philosophy ‘Happy Playing, Happy Learning!’ From pull along toys to tool benches, Classic World offers a toy for even the most discerning toddler! 01278 434440

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Lewes BN7 2AH Fun for all the family, festive hot chocolate, cakes, gifts, confectionary, toiletries, and accessories. Free entry. Saturday 02 December, 11:00

The Bevern Trust – Santa 2km Fun Run

Henfield Saturday 11 November, 10:00-13:00

Charities Christmas Fair

Henfield Hall, Henfield BN5 9DB 37 Charities selling Christmas items, cakes, raffle, gifts, preserves, crafts, knitwear and great refreshments including hot bacon butties. 30p entry. Contact: Linda Beresford

Hurstpierpoint Friday 24, 18:30-21:00 & Saturday 25 November, 09:30-13:00

Hurstpierpoint Gym Club – Annual Christmas Fair Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY

Please come along and join us for some fun filled festivities. If you would like a stall at this year’s fair in the warm atmosphere of the centre, please contact 01273 832366.

Saturday 02 December, 12:30-15:00

Pyecombe Church Christmas Fayre

Harvey’s Yard, Off Harvey’s Way, Lewes BN7 Get ‘elfy’ and help raise vital funds for profoundly disabled people in Sussex this Christmas at the first ever Lewes Santa Fun Run. We need each of our Lewes Santas to raise at least £50. All Santas must book online before 26th November at

Lindfield Saturday 18 November, 10:00-15:00

Lindfield Bonfire Society Christmas Gift and Craft Fair

Lewes Saturday 02 December, 10:00-12:30


Cliffe Hall, Cliffe High Street,

Saturday 18 November, 13:00-16:00

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The Lounge, Blind Veterans UK, Greenways, Ovingdean BN2 7BS Our Christmas Fair is in its fourth year and we believe that this will be the best ever! We have gathered together some wonderful local craft stalls to help you with your Christmas gift ideas. Join us for a festive afternoon for all the family with plenty of refreshments. The event can be accessed from the main entrance to the building. Free on-site parking available but may become limited. For further information: or 01273 391489

Patcham, Brighton Saturday 02 December, 10:30-12:30

RSPCA Brighton Christmas Fair

King Edward Hall, 24 High Street Lindfield RH16 2HH Three halls packed with a variety of stalls including hand crafted wood and jewellery. Cafe serving tea, coffee, bacon rolls, soup and cake. 50p entry. Contact: Sarah Tampion-Lacey 01444 487470

Village Centre, Trinty Road, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Christmas Fayre with stalls including cakes and festive foods, jewellery, bric-a-brac, tombola and our grand raffle! Refreshments available. Free admission.

Blind Veterans Christmas Fair


Patcham Methodist Hall, Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, Brighton BN1 8QE Loads of Christmas bargains. Cakes, books, tombola, raffle, delicious goodies and much more! All proceeds go to help the animals. Free entry. RSPCA Brighton: 01273 554218,

Plumpton Saturday 25 November, 12:00-16:00

The Plumpton Festive Fair

Plumpton Village Hall, Plumpton BN7 3BQ Around 30 stalls selling festive food, crafts and a variety of Christmas gifts. Raffle – 1st prize £100. Christmas



4-12ft British grown trees. Non-drop cut Nordmann and Fraser Firs GARDEN CENTRE as well as a range of pot grown trees. Local poinsettias and holly wreaths.

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Christmas gifts

Shearer’s Fine Foods


Don’t struggle to find gifts this Christmas, visit Shearer’s for hampers filled with gourmet goodies. Choose from the Shearer’s range or build your own with free packing and wrapping.

Now in stock, a huge range of festive ornaments, fibre optic or real Christmas trees, decorations and much more. Make your Christmas special! Henfield Road, Poynings, West Sussex BN45 7AY 01273 857445

The Old Post Office, Lewes Road, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5EZ 01342 822752

gift guide Harmony at Home Children’s Boutique in Warwick St, Worthing has a gorgeous selection of children’s clothes, toys and gifts from birth to 10 years. Personalised gifts a speciality, plus a free giftwrapping service. Harmony at Home Children’s Boutique 29 Warwick Street (opposite Pizza Express), Worthing, West Sussex BN11 3DQ 01903 446860

Penny Farthing An independent family business specialising in fine jewellery. With a range of Deakin & Francis cufflinks from the classic to the mind boggling absurd. Quirky, inventive, incredible quality. 28 High Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3AS 01342 323331

AGA Christmas Hare Chefs’ Pad This beautiful christmas chefs’ pad features a large single hare wearing his christmas scarf. Features a cream terry towelling back and is 37cm diameter. A great gift idea. Limited stock. Available from

A History of Sussex Brilliantly readable, beautifully illustrated, comprehensive – the perfect gift for anyone interested in the history of Sussex. Buy copies from

AGA Shop Horsham 01403 254955 01524 840111 using code SX20PP for 20% off.

Auricula New at Auricula - resin rings and red coral to add a pop of colour to your Christmas outfit! 12 Turner Dumbrell Workshops, Dumbrells Court Road Ditchling, East Sussex BN6 8GT 01273 845 582

Saturday 3pm A homage to the 1947 film, this print commemorates Brighton’s Premier League promotion, a must for any Brighton fan. Visit Saturday 3pm for unique art and design football gifts. Saturday 3pm, 10 Royal Arcade, Worthing BN11 3AY 01903 523644 S u ss e x L i v i n g November 2017

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❖ Rolex ❖ Audemars Piguet ❖ Jaeger Le Coultre ❖ Breitling ❖ Cartier

Items of Beauty

❖ Omega ❖ IWC ❖ Panerai ❖ Patek Phillipe ❖ Longines

East Grinstead Watch Company

We are purveyors of the finest vintage and modern watches, especially Swiss watches. We also buy watches and can part-exchange against the price of one of our own. Additionally, we service and repair watches

Tues - Fri 10am - 4pm Sat 10am - 5pm

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Antique and contemporary Jewellery






Repairs and Valuations

Get Christmas wrapped up at Marston Barrett

Our website and shop in Lewes offer a huge range of antique, vintage, second-hand/preowned jewellery, silver, watches and clocks, along with new jewellery and silver. We also specialise in engagement and wedding rings.

72-73 High Street, Lewes, BN7 1XG 01273 474150


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Bespoke Interiors We stock a unique range of furniture and home accessories. l Quality wooden furniture, made and painted to order. l Mirrors, ceramics, slate and olivewood items, natural candles, lamps, rugs, cushions, throws. l Kitchens and bathrooms (free design consultation). Bespoke Interiors, High Street,Henfield West Sussex BN5 9HP 01273 495127

Rushfields Come into our Christmas wonderland of unique decorations, trees, lights, gifts and festival food. Henfield Road, Poynings, West Sussex BN45 7AY 01273 857445

The Sussex Biltong Co

gift guide Grape & Grain

Like Southern African foods? The Sussex Biltong Co is the place to go for biltong, droewors, boerewors and many other treats, all available in The Orchards in Haywards Heath. 01825 509164

Lead up to Christmas in style with a Grape & Grain advent calendar. For real ale enthusiasts (£59), craft beer fans (£75), gin lovers (£129) or whiskey aficionados (£159+). 51 The Broadway, Haywards Heath RH16 3AS 01444 456217

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Dawmouse Furniture Dawmouse furniture specialises in made to measure furniture, kitchens and accessories for your home. This year, give someone the perfect Christmas gift with our personalised oak chopping boards, prices from £45.

Please call Tanis or Gill on 01273 835355 or email

Unit V21 S.M. Tidys Industrial Estate, Ditchling Common, East Sussex BN6 8SG, 07805 985146 FB and Insta: dawmousefurnitureditchling

Dixon Anderson Tailoring

The Lighthouse Family run lighting retailer, we stock a vast range of lighting, light bulbs and accessories for all purposes, tastes and budgets. We are also open on Sundays. The Lighthouse, The Guildbourne Centre, Worthing BN11 1LZ 01903 207331

Dixon Anderson Tailoring provides a top quality Made to Measure service at affordable prices. From black tie or a special suit to a shirt and tie. Dixon Anderson is the perfect choice. Dixon Anderson Tailoring Limited 75 High Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3DD 07703 186 517

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Carols. Refreshments. Admission over 14 year olds 50p. Supporting St. Peter and St James Hospice.

Pound Hill, Crawley Saturday 18 November, 12:00-15:00

Christmas Fair

St Barnabas Church Hall, Worth Road, Pound Hill, Crawley RH10 7DY Variety of stalls, books, crafts, games, home produce, lunches, raffle, refreshments, tombolas and toys etc. Free entry. All welcome.


Saturday 18 November 1pm-4pm: Free Entry We have gathered together some wonderful craft stalls to help you with your Christmas gift ideas. Join us for a festive afternoon with all the family. Refreshments available. The Lounge, Blind Veterans UK, Greenways, Ovingdean, BN2 7BS For more information call Rachel 01273 391455 email or visit Registered Charity No. 216227 (England and Wales) and SC039411 (Scotland)

RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre, Eastbourne Road/A22, South Godstone RH9 8JB Fun for everyone including games, face painting and stalls. Santa’s Grotto £3.00 per child, present included. Proceeds directly support animal centre. Free entry, but donations to the animal centre always welcome.

Steyning Wednesday 6th December 18:00-21:00

Steyning Late Night Shopping

Saturday 02 December, 10:00-15:30

Christmas Fair

RSPCA South Godstone Christmas Fayre

Creative Christmas Craft Fair

The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham BN43 5WU We’re back again in Shoreham for our Annual Small Business Saturday Christmas Fair. With an event full of Christmas festivities, this year promises to be bigger and better! We’ll have more music from Messengers Choir, free workshops for adults and children to enjoy and over 50 high quality small and independent businesses from around Sussex. We’ll also be continuing our fundraising for Chestnut Tree House at this event, with a charity tombola, and other games for you to enjoy.

South Godstone Saturday 18 November, 11:00-16:00

Steyning There will be food and street entertainment with fun for all the family. Cobblestone Walk is also open with a Christmas Market atmosphere. You could buy all of your presents in one visit!

Worthing Saturday 04 November, 10:00-16:30

Worthing Christmas Gift Fair

Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing BN11 1HJ Ease your way into Christmas! Bring your Christmas list and find stocking fillers, Christmas decorations, festive food and drink, stunning jewellery, ceramics, glassware, interior and home accessories, contemporary designs, beauty and fashion, handmade crafts, traditional toys, children’s gifts, gadgets and lots more!

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Glow Wild

A magical winter lantern trail 30 November – 17 December Weekly, each Thursday to Sunday

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christmas hampers

by hanna lindon

Festive Hampers Christmas hampers make fabulous gifts for kids and teens – just swap the traditional contents for something a little more exciting…

Think hampers and your mind probably turns to jam, biscuits and liqueurs, but festive goodie boxes can also make exciting gifts for children and teenagers. Packed with small surprises and bursting with possibility, hampers are perfectly calculated to appeal to young minds. You can buy them ready-made for all ages and tastes or get creative and make your own. Here’s our guide to putting together the perfect Christmas hamper.

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unpacking. Blocks, rattles, scrunchy books and anything that plays music will all be popular.

Kids goodie baskets

Most older kids will have a passion that you can build a hamper around. Is your little one a sci-fi fanatic or a building bricks obsessive? Are they mad about animated films or sold on cute furry animals? Pick a theme and go with it, planning everything from the packing paper to any sweet treats around your idea. What toys you include will

depend on the age and interests of your recipient, but classic small gifts for all ages include drawing materials, moulding clay, mini puzzles, playing cards, key rings, soft toys, books and, of course, sweets. Christmas stocking fillers can double up as hamper gifts as well. Don’t agonise too much over what goes in the hamper – for kids, most of the fun comes in unwrapping each present and guessing what’s inside.

Teen dreams

Teenagers can be notoriously picky when it comes to gifts, which is what makes a hamper such a perfect choice. You can fill it with pint-sized goodies that no teen could resist. Pack in plenty of pampering products (razors, shaving gel and aftershave for boys - body cream, face masks and nail varnish for a girl) as well as a few sweet treats. Gift cards for their favourite high street shops, online stores or cinema are always a winner, while fun stationary and jewellery will go down well with girls. Other ideas include photo frames, T-shirts and a driving lessons-themed money box. If you’re short on time, don’t fret – simply pick up a ready-made hamper to take the hassle out of present buying.

Don’t agonise too much over what goes in the hamper, for kids, most of the fun comes in unwrapping each present and guessing what’s inside

Nobody is too young to enjoy a hamper. They make ideal presents for newborn babies or expectant mums – and if you’re short on time, there are plenty of companies out there offering complete baby gift boxes with optional personalisation. To build your own baby hamper, combine a selection of keepsakes with a few practical touches. Toys, blankets, notebooks, socks, booties and bobble hats are all at home in a hamper, alongside bath toys, books, baby shampoo and even nappy cream. For older babies and toddlers, opt for tactile toys that they’ll love


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by robert veitch

Is the psychological discomfort of arranging the festive merry-go-round something you suffer from, or are you a beaming ‘Jolly Holly’ who revels in party planning?

The Festive Merry Go Round With the festive season bounding over the horizon towards us at the speed of Santa on Christmas Eve, the phrase, “so what are your plans for Christmas?” will soon percolate its way into water cooler conversation, café chatter, and pub talk across the nation.

Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day are essentially days for families to be together, while the eves of Christmas and New Year remain primarily the domain of friends The politics of the festive family merry-go-round remain a tortuous minefield for some while their very planning brings unbridled joy for others. Arrangements for who hosts who, who is invited, who is left out, who’s next, and who won’t get fooled again is often made months, sometimes years in advance. Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day are essentially


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days for families to be together, while the eves of Christmas and New Year remain primarily the domain of friends, for parties and for hangover production. Some families operate reciprocal or cyclical arrangements that go on year after year, because it’s routine, it’s tradition, because there’s no way to break the cycle. This intolerable suffering and psychological discomfort for some is balanced in equal measure, by the ‘Jolly Holly’s’ who just can’t get enough of fairy lights, limp crackers and glittering seasonal knitwear. I recall my childhood, being told we were off to visit our distant Great Auntie Long-sinceforgotten-her-name. “Oh no… Do we have to,” I would grumble, “but its just sooooo borrring,” my eldest sister would groan. A glum car ride would precede a glum afternoon listening to parental inter-family pleasantries over tea and cake, our fingers crossed that we might squeak home in time for a bit of Brucie on the Generation Game Christmas Special. Christmas visits from

grandparents had their obvious festive benefits. But to see all four of them asleep after lunch, mouths agape snoring like a herd of walrus, was almost enough to cause permanent cognitive damage to a young boy. Worst of all, yes worse did exist, was to hear the dreaded unwanted undertones from my parents, “we’re visiting your cousin today… You know cousin Kevin is a good boy and he sets a good example… You should try to be more like him.” My younger self soon realised that when it came to my perfect cousin, what he liked to do, I didn’t. But there is a way to break the chain, to grasp the tinsel, bite the walnut, to be rid of the intolerable suffering. Book your family a sleigh ride to one of the many pubs and restaurants in the area and let someone else do the cooking and also… the clearing up! With plenty of ‘elfy’ eating across the region, why not consider jingling your bells in celebration, enjoying mistletoe and wine together? The ‘Jolly Holly’s’ can even make the arrangements. …All together now, “Well, I wish it could be Christmas everyday!”

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by Ruth Lawrence

Your teeth are as much a feature of your personality and style as eyes, hair and the clothes you wear, yet people tend to assume they require less attention than a good haircut, quality clothes or the right glasses. Mallards Dental Practice in Henfield aims to challenge this common misconception; from prevention of dental decay and gum problems to more complex dental treatment. After recently taking over the practice, Director Sarah Almashat and her team have created a winning combination of cutting edge technology and a welcoming, family friendly approach. Senior dentist Peter Apostolopoulos, who has been at the practice for five years, showed me the Cerec technology which creates a permanent ceramic crown, onlay or veneer in a single visit. The entire process takes just two hours instead of the conventional two visits over a couple of weeks and requires just a single injection and no need for an impression having to be made, which is the part most people find most uncomfortable. Strong, tooth coloured ceramic material closely matches natural tooth structure and is chemically bonded to your own tooth. This enables the dentist to save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible while

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If you simply want your teeth to look nicer, whitening is a simple option, which can give striking results in a single visit

Mallards places customer satisfaction at the top of its agenda; flexibility ensures that private and NHS clients receive the same welcoming, friendly advice and treatment. Families are well catered for; children as young as two years can benefit from oral health education and treatment. The generous on site car park means that appointments are super easy to get to. Workers who cannot make an appointment during normal hours can visit on Mondays when the practice is open until 7pm and the bright, contemporary premises make Mallards far more welcoming than a traditional dental practice. At the moment there’s an offer until the New Year on tooth whitening with prices starting from just £250 so there’s no excuse for your smile not to be at its best for the Christmas festivities. Mallards pride themselves on listening to clients needs and providing quality consultations in which you

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Health Beaut y St yle

by Amy Newson

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Indulge in this season’s lipstick colour of choice – orange. This bold shade is certain to add an edgy, feminine twist to your ensemble


When looking at beauty for this season, it’s pretty clear what the message is; anything goes. Examining the trending beauty looks, they’re a celebration of creativity embodied in vivid colours, hints of neon and headturning shades of orange. This bold shade is electric, swaggering, has a highimpact and showcases that this season we are definitely thinking beyond the mundane beiges and bricks. Orange is one of autumn and winter’s go-to lipstick shades and gives any ensemble an edgy, feminine twist. This not quite red or pink shade is the perfect colour to play with. It’s time to discover your best shade and how to apply it. Orange lipstick may seem like a bold trend and one you have (subconsciously perhaps) steered away from. This needn’t be the case; it’s

is the new

just a matter of finding the perfect shade for you. For fair skin, an orange-red shade is best, as a strong, pure orange can look blinding against pale or fair skin. For light skin, it’s recommended to use the next step up from orangered, so corals, persimmons and warm peaches give a lovely warmth to your look without taking over your entire make-up statement.


Your goal is to make sure it looks fresh and to follow your natural lip shape For medium to olive skin, spicy orange shades look great with skin that tans easily, so fiery tangerine and chilli pepper lipsticks are for you.

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For dark skin, your best bet is true orange. With dark skin tones you can wear nearly any shade of lipstick but will look extra striking with a pop of colour. You may be apprehensive about application, but even that’s easy to accomplish. Your goal is to make sure it looks fresh and to follow your natural lip shape. If you’re opting for a matte finish, blot a thin layer of foundation or concealer on your

lips first to create a blank canvas before applying your chosen shade. For a look with sheeny lips, prep with a matching lip liner all over your lips before applying the lipstick. Follow that with a layer of lip gloss in a similar shade for added shine. As for the rest of your make-up – stick with neutral tones of warm beige, peach and apricot on your cheeks and eyes to soften the overall look and complement the bright lipstick. If you’re feeling uncertain, coral is the perfect shade to start with as the balance of pink and orange is less bright and will ease you into the trend comfortably. Subdued shades with pink hues tone down any signs of electric orange so are also good shades to experiment with initially. They’re great for day to night wear too, just top up with a layer or two as you leave the office for Friday night drinks! So release your inner 50s Hollywood star and discover the innovative shades of orange this season has to offer and update your go-to makeup look with something that will turn heads wherever you go.

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Returning to the fashion scene as part of the fashion world’s love for the athleisure-streetwear phenomenon, the baseball cap is this season’s must-have headwear When it comes to accessories, one of this season’s musthaves is baseball caps. The first version of this sporty headwear was introduced in circa 1858 by the American baseball team the Brooklyn Excelsiors. Its purpose was, of course, to shield the wearer’s face from the sun and soon other teams started to wear similar takes on the Excelsiors’ caps. These hats were soon common standard in baseball and until 1970 wearing a baseball cap anywhere else but on the field carried with it a cultural stigma. But as popular TV shows and other sources of fashion inspiration started to popularise the hat, baseball caps soon became cool rather than quirky (an everyday wear item in fact). This season, headwear has made a major resurgence on the fashion scene. In particular the baseball cap, which represents the fashion

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Taking it all in your stride Body Buzz

We all know the fantastic health benefits of regular walking - surely the most democratic of all activities around and of which Body Buzz is a huge advocate Ramp up these benefits even further and you have the wonderfully named Nordic walking. Originating from Finland in the 1970s, it takes its cue from off-season ski training and was originally used as a way to exercise cross-country skiers during the summer months. Hugely popular in Finland itself (20% of the country’s population is said to partake) and also in Germany and other parts of Europe, many of us in the UK too are starting to see the positives effects of this lovely sport. Also called ‘Pole Walking’, the activity uses special poles to facilitate the walking movement, in which force is applied to the poles with each stride. This means that the entire body is engaged and exercised and not just the lower body as with regular walking. Nordic walkers put more intensity into each stride and so the upper body, arms and chest areas including the core are worked fully with movements similar to resistance training. The fantastic thing about Nordic Walking is that it can benefit anyone, from those with existing medical problems to the already super fit. Pole to Pole Because the use of poles helps to propel the walker along, it makes it easier to move faster than

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normal without feeling the effort. The pressure exerted on the poles also means there’s a significant reduction in the pressure on knees and joints. As well as being a great aerobic exercise for the heart and lungs, Nordic walking is said to use a whopping 90% of skeletal muscles as well as burning up to 45% more calories than normal walking. Bonus! Walk Tall Because it’s a relatively low impact activity, it’s also an ideal sport for those with neck and back problems, meaning the more senior generation can also enjoy. It can be done anywhere – town or countryside and apart from the right poles and some walking shoes, no other special equipment or gear is needed. Many Nordic walkers engage in the sport as a group, so it’s very sociable too and you can talk while you walk – a great combination! Exercising outside is also a fantastic way to boost endorphins and set you up for the day. It’s recommended that people learn the correct technique from a qualified instructor to get the most of the activity. There are a myriad of groups and sites online dedicated to the sport in the UK and with the beautiful Sussex countryside on our doorstep, there’s no excuse not to bring a little Nordic nous to your fitness regime.

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Sessions for adult riders are run on Wednesdays at Chestnuts Riding School, Pyecombe BN45 7FJ which has both indoor and outdoor arenas. We provide riding for disabled adults (over 18 years of age) and are happy to take on new riders including complete beginners. New volunteers are warmly welcome, no experience with horses or disabled people required as full training is given. The group is run entirely by a friendly volunteer team. We do not receive any central funding and are totally reliant on the generosity of donors, volunteers and supporters. We are always grateful for new sponsors and fundraising ideas.

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New for Autumn 2017 at The Victory Inn Set price menu 2 courses……£12.95 3 courses……£15.95 From a choice of 3 starters, 3 main courses and 3 desserts Available Tuesday to Friday 12-3pm, 6-9pm

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Leaves are tumbling from the trees, temperatures are falling and the days are getting shorter. It means only one thing… It’s time to visit the Cat The 16th century Cat Inn nestles comfortably in the midriff of West Hoathly. My sister Sue and I entered to an autumnal open fire. On a drizzly day it warmed our cockles, the relaxed atmosphere setting the scene for a wonderful lunch. We were there to meet Andrew Russell who has run The Cat for the past seven years. Passing the menu, Andrew pointed out it’s seasonal and locally sourced, with something for every palette. Every dish is cooked to order. The wine list contains five sparkling and three still wines from Sussex. All the ales are from Kent or Sussex. We waited for our starter; port glazed chorizo with warm bread to the sound of happy chatter perfusing the atmosphere, and irresistible kitchen smells wafting temptingly across the tables. Our starter arrived in a bowl; rustic fingers reaching to the heavens, protecting meaty gems at rest in the palm. The sweetness of the port tempered the salty punch of chorizo. It melts in the mouth and according to Sue, “like a tapas, there’s even a little oil left for dipping bread.” Our mains arrived to a “wow” exhaled in unison. Sue opted for pork belly, black pudding bonbon, green beans, caramelised onion with creamed potato. She beamed, “the crispy skin grips just enough fat to keep the pork succulent, the potato is deliciously creamy. A dish

that’s very well balanced.” My courgette and halloumi fritters, spiced aubergine purée, artichoke, chilli roasted squash, lime

and cardamom yoghurt, served with coriander looked stunning. A dish I had never tried, but one I would be quick to recommend. Flavours proliferate across the plate, some subtle, some mild, and some intense. In a word - fabulous.

The sound of happy chatter perfusing the atmosphere, and irresistible kitchen smells wafting temptingly across the tables

Our enjoyment lasted all the longer, by dining at slower, more indulgent tempo. Our clean plates tell you all you need to know. It’s certainly worth making The Cat a destination meal, be it for the fine dining or classics like pies, burgers, or fish and chips. For dessert, my toffee cheesecake with yoghurt sorbet can be summed up easily. It looked delicious and it tasted delicious. Sue’s spiced plum and blackberry crumble with crème Anglaise was a “scrumptious hearty autumnal dessert.” We finished with coffee, overhearing the sounds of complimentary comments from other diners. Andrew returned to tell us head chef, Alex Jacquemin hails from Burgess Hill, via two Michelin starred establishments along the way. Andrew revealed the Cat Inn has retained The Michelin Bib Gourmand accolade for the seventh consecutive year. It’s awarded for good food at a reasonable price (about £30 pp for three courses). “We’re not a whispering gallery, we’re a pub” beamed Andrew as we bid each other farewell, and he is quite right… The Cat Inn is a gastronomic delight.

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food & Drink

by diane clark



If you want to get ahead of the game for Christmas, we have two delicious pâtés that you can whiz up in next to no time. They are luxurious enough to make the table for your festive feast and can be made days in advance, which is such a bonus! Chicken Liver Pâté SERVES






60g (2oz) butter 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove of garlic, crushed 250g (8oz) chicken livers 1-2 teaspoons curry paste of your choice 125ml (4fl oz) chicken stock A dash of Madeira for a subtle sweetness 2 hard-boiled eggs Salt and pepper 2 pinches of cayenne pepper Fresh bay leaves and lemon


1. Melt half the butter in a frying pan. Add onion, garlic


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and chicken livers and cook gently for 5 minutes, stirring. 2. Add curry paste and cook for 1 minute, then add chicken stock and Madeira and cook gently for 5 minutes, stirring and turning livers frequently. 3. Put the chicken liver mixture and hard-boiled eggs in a blender or food processor and blend to form a smooth puree. 4. Season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper, then turn mixture into a small serving dish or terrine. Smooth the surface. Melt the remaining butter in a pan and pour over surface of the pate. 5. Leave to set slightly, then garnish with fresh bay leaves. 6. Chill for several hours or overnight before adding the lemon slices and serving with crusty bread.

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and mix thoroughly. 4. Season with sea salt and black pepper, to taste, and whiz one last time.



3 bunches of asparagus 3 tablespoons of clotted or double cream Finely chopped mint Black pepper and sea salt


1. Snap the woody ends off the asparagus. 2. Blanch the asparagus spears in boiling salted water until tender then drain. 3. Blend the asparagus, cream and mint together

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Sweet Chilli Relish If you like your relish a little hotter, why not try adding a zing with our chilli recipe, perfect with left over turkey too


8 red peppers, deseeded and roughly chopped 10 red chillies, roughly chopped Finger-sized piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped 8 garlic cloves, peeled 400g can cherry tomatoes 750g golden caster sugar 250ml red wine vinegar


1. Tip the peppers, chillies (with seeds), ginger and garlic into a food processor, then whizz until very finely chopped. Scrape into a heavy-bottomed pan with the tomatoes, sugar

and vinegar, then bring everything to the boil. Skim off any froth that comes to the surface, then turn the heat down to a simmer and cook for about 50 minutes, stirring occasionally. 2. Once the mixture is becoming sticky, continue cooking for 10-15 minutes more, stirring frequently so that it doesn’t catch and burn. It should now look like thick, bubbling lava. Cool slightly, transfer to sterilized jars, then leave to cool completely. This relish keeps for 3 months in a cool, dark cupboard. Refrigerate once opened.



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Meat for the connoisseur Chestnut, bacon and cranberry is an easy aromatic stuffing with a twist! It can be made the day before and chilled until needed or even frozen

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100g dried cranberries 50ml ruby port 1 small onion, chopped 2 rashers of unsmoked back bacon, cut into strips 50g butter 2 garlic cloves, chopped 450g sausage meat 140g fresh white or brown breadcrumbs 2 tbsp chopped parsley ½ tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves 140-200g vacuum pack whole chestnuts, chopped 1 medium egg, lightly beaten


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1. Soak the cranberries in the port for an hour. Fry the onion and bacon gently in the butter,

until the onion is tender and the bacon is cooked. Add the garlic and fry for another minute or so. 2. Cool slightly, then mix with all the remaining ingredients, including the cranberries and port, and then add enough egg to bind. 3. This stuffing can be baked in a dish, or rolled into balls that will be crisp on the outside and moist inside. To bake, press the stuffing into a greased ovenproof dish. Bake at 190C/gas 5/fan 170c for about 30/40 minutes. Alternatively, roll into balls with damp hands. Roast in a little hot fat for 30 minutes, until crisp and nicely browned on the outside.

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How wonderful it was to return home to find that my lovely daughter had baked a batch of fairy cakes topped with sumptuous butter icing. For some rainy day inspiration, why not try out her simple recipe with your little ones, with them in charge of course!


Fairy Cakes

55g/2oz butter or margarine, softened at room temperature 55g/2oz caster sugar 1 free-range egg, lightly beaten ½ tsp vanilla extract 55g/2oz self-raising flour 1 tbsp milk Few drops food colouring Sprinkles


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/ Gas 4 and line a 12-hole fairy cake tin with cake cases. 2. Mix the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale. Beat in the egg, a little at a time, and stir in the vanilla extract. 3. Fold in the flour using a large

metal spoon. Add a little milk until the mixture is a soft dropping consistency and spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are half full. 4. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted into one of the cakes comes out clean. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.


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by Robert Veitch




As the seasons change and the chill of winter begins to bite, it’s time to enjoy a slice of Continental heaven in the form of Pannetone

In my youthful ignorant days, I concluded ‘panna toni’ was some form of pasta, the ‘in thing’ to cook when keen to impress a lady friend. Unsurprisingly the romance failed, but my fondness for the Italian dome shaped sweet bread remains. The translation of the word is simple; it’s a large cake. The Romans sweetened bread with honey and during the following millennia this maintained a limited popularity.

But pannetone as we know it today only became popular when two Milanese bakers, Angelo Motta and Gioacchino Alemagna got their fingers

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into the mixing bowl around 1920. They developed a dough with additional ingredients to sweeten it: orange, lemon, raisins and sometimes chocolate. The dough was raised three times, for almost 20 hours, creating a light and fluffy texture. Competition between the bakers improved quality and reduced cost. Consumption increased, particularly around Christmastime.

‘Gusti favolosi’ as the Milanese might say

As Italians have migrated around the globe, they’ve taken their cake with them and over 110 million pannetone are baked annually. The traditional way to eat it is with sweet drinks, or with a cream sauce made from mascarpone cheese and eggs. ‘Gusti favolosi’ as the Milanese might say. So if you want to treat the ‘bella donna’ or the ‘splendido maschio’ in your life, (avoid the pasta) a slice of pannetone may be all it takes to bring a smile to their face. Fantastico!

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Raising the Bar

As a star of World War Two, the Spitfire has a well deserved reputation. The aircraft was also used in another, more secretive role, much to the delight of the troops in Normandy The Spitfire first flew in March 1936, entering service with the RAF in 1938. At the time it was at the cutting edge in aerospace technology, designed as the best fighter aircraft of the era. It would go on to become a legend of the skies during WWII. It would also come to have another, less lauded role, a role that was greatly appreciated by soldiers on the ground.

as their duty to supply the troops with beer, when they were able to. Despite the logistical challenges to the supply lines, Spitfire pilots wanted to help and they came up with their own solution to help their colleagues on the ground. The Mk IX Spitfire was developed with modified pylon mountings on the underside of the wings. These pylons were designed

The Spitfire wasn’t designed to be a glamorous waitress or a fast-moving bartender from the heavens, but that’s what some of them became. The modification was known as Mod XXX and each auxiliary tank had a capacity of eighteen gallons (144 pints /82 litres). Apocryphal stories suggest tanks were filled with Bitter underneath one wing and Mild under the other.

After D-Day in 1944 supplying the troops in Normandy proved to be a logistical challenge, which meant the arrival of luxury goods was a rarity. Some troops might have viewed a pint of beer as more of a necessity than a luxury, after all alcohol of some sort had helped fuel troops of all nations for millennia. During WWII only brewers over thirty years of age were exempted from conscription. As a result the quality of beer briefly declined as breweries lost some of their best men to the war effort. The loss of men to the forces opened the door for women to become involved in the brewing industry. British breweries set up a ‘beer for troops’ committee in the summer of 1942 and brewers saw it

Some troops might have viewed a pint of beer as more of a necessity than a luxury

Pilots had to be careful to ensure they retained enough ground clearance for take-off. Modified Spitfires usually shuttled between northern France and the UK on the spurious basis of ‘liaison’ or ‘maintenance’ flights. Beer runs were infrequent, about once a week or so, although others suggest flights departed on a daily basis. Pilots delivering beer were popular, but woe betide the pilot who made a rough landing and shook the beer, or worse still caused the barrels to fall off and burst. It was rumoured if the pilots flew high enough, beer would arrive at the destination freshly chilled by the colder, higher altitude. On the downside, some troops recalled the beer had a metallic taste.


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to carry bombs or auxiliary fuel tanks. Thanks to some RAF ingenuity, they also had another use. Instead of delivering fuel and bombs, these aircraft could deliver beer barrels to the troops in Normandy.

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Once the British Revenue of Ministry and Excise got wind of what was going on and became involved, breweries were told they were exporting beer without paying tax. Official Beer runs stopped abruptly, although they would carry on with a nod and a wink and the say so from higher powers. As well as the barrels of beer beneath the wings, Spitfire pilots

would squirrel away bottles of beer, wine and champagne in the cockpit, in ammunition boxes and in the luggage compartments. It became apparent fairly quickly that Champagne in particular did not react

well to the vibrations of flight and as a consequence it did not travel well. When champagne arrived in France and the bottles were opened, popped corks were rumoured to peak at very low altitudes. More fizzled out, than fizz. The Spitfire remained in service until 1955 and just over 20,000 airframes were built. It operated with many air forces all over the globe and remains a hugely popular aircraft wherever it flies today. Worldwide, fiftyfour Spitfires remain in an airworthy condition, none of which currently (officially) operate a beer run.

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We have hundreds of lush Christmas trees in a variety of sizes; beautiful locally-grown Poinsettia, Holly wreaths, Mistletoe and a huge choice of gifts for the gardener. We also stock a range of bird feeders and fat balls to help the wildlife thrive this winter. Add to this our selection of tools, composts and plant food and you’ll have all you need for Christmas here at Rushfields.


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What to give a gardening friend for Christmas? The ubiquitous pot plant is all very well, but a few well-chosen gardening essentials are sure to fi nd favour It seems such a good idea to buy a gardener a plant for Christmas, doesn’t it? “He/she loves gardening let’s get a plant!” goes the thinking. However, many gardeners secretly smile through gritted teeth as they’re presented with the perfect gift. A plant you consider to be utterly beautiful they might regard as hideous, or they simply may not have the space or conditions to grow it successfully. That well-meaning present may languish, unloved - as the recipient doesn’t have the heart to throw it out or pass it on to another unsuspecting soul. This year, instead of a plant, why not make your horticultural friend a Christmas stocking instead. If you stick to a good assortment of really practical gifts, you won’t go far wrong. A Gardeners Christmas Stocking is a variation on the traditional idea. The contents can be upscaled or downsized, depending on your budget, but modest items often work best and bring the most pleasure. Individually wrap each gift and place them in a suitably-themed gardening container; a basket, trug or terracotta pot, perhaps. On Christmas morning, a bright red watering can stuffed with presents looks fabulous under the tree! Good quality hand wash, hand cream or a lip salve are usually well-received, as are packets of seeds of their favourite flowers and vegetables.

Gardening gloves will always be welcome and you can never have too many plant labels or balls of string - they come in all sorts of funky colours nowadays. A pocket pen knife is useful - (for safety’s sake, make sure you buy one that locks the blade in the open position.) A widger is a brilliant little hand tool used for transplanting seedlings and only costs a couple of pounds. Outdoor/camping shops sell thermal boot socks and hand/pocket warmers for those really chilly gardening days. Cookshops and hardware stores stock all manner of things that may not have been originally intended for horticultural use but, nevertheless, are really useful in the garden. Allotment gardeners will appreciate a thermal fl ask or lidded mug for taking a hot drink down to the plot. Stackable plastic containers with airtight snap-shut lids are great for storing items that require protection from damp, such as seeds, vermiculite and granular plant foods. Long wooden barbeque skewers make handy supports for young climbing plants. A small stiffbristled brush quickly removes soil from spades and forks. Spray-on machine oil gives a protective, rustproof coating to shears, secateurs and digging tools. Pocket-sized wire snips are useful for cutting chicken mesh and no gardening kit is complete without a couple of pairs of kitchen scissors, preferably ones with lurid pink or orange handles - easy to locate when accidently thrown onto the compost heap!

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With their stately and permanent qualities, trees enhance a garden in ways that no other plants can - and November is the perfect time to plant one ‘Vertical space’ is a much-overlooked topic of garden design. We have a tendency to cram our borders with hummocky perennials that grow 50cms tall, whilst paying no regard to the available space and design potential above. Trees add impact to any planting scheme and there is a tree for every situation, even in the tiniest garden. At this time of year, crab apples, (Malus) and mountain ash, (Sorbus) come into their own with their brilliant foliage. Varieties of Elder, (Sambucus) also have much to offer. My favourite is Black Lace, with its dark purple, acer-like leaves. Usefully, unlike the acer family, it is happy in full sun. Acers, of course, are famous for their autumnal foliage and some varieties also display colourful stems and bark throughout the winter, as do many of the ornamental cherries, (Prunus). If space is really limited, choose a tree with a weeping form - they are naturally less vigorous. Trees grown in containers can look spectacular, but remember; a containerised plant is the horticultural equivalent of a pet - it relies on you for nourishment, so be vigilant. Soil-based compost is preferable to peat-based potting compost; it’ll hold on to nutrients for


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longer and is much heavier than potting compost, so your container is less likely to topple over in windy weather. If your pots are sited in really permanent positions, cut their bases off and stand them directly on the soil. The tree roots will migrate down through the pot and anchor themselves into the open ground, making them more stable and self-sufficient, whilst still retaining the potted appearance. If you don’t have the room for even the smallest tree, consider planting some vigorous multi-

There is a tree for every situation, even in the tiniest garden stemmed shrubs. Varieties of Viburnum, Cotinus, Photinia and Cornus give vertical treelike accents and can be easily pruned to size if they outgrow their allotted spaces. Elaeagnus maculata looks good all year round and has smart two-tone leaves of rich green with a lime stripe. Fuchsia magellanica has purple and scarlet flowers and is often used as landscaping in car parks, (although why people think it’s a good idea to put plants in car parks I’ll never

know - oh, don’t get me started!). It’s a testament to this particular fuchsia that it copes with having its roots constricted under tarmac, a regular dousing with grit and salt spray during winter and also survives being reversed over by annoyed drivers as they curse the ridiculous notion of putting a flower bed in a car park. But I digress … The ‘Alba’ form of magellanica has the palest pink blooms imaginable. Some call the colour “delicate”, others say “wishy-washy” - you decide, but there’s no doubt it’s a hardworking, no-nonsense plant that deserves your consideration.

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help you to maximise the space and future proof the room. Alternatively, for those simply wanting to refresh their current bathroom, we’ve got some cost effective tips for revitalising your space. So, let’s be done with faded towels and dirty grout and get to work on your dream bathroom. THE DESIGN PROCESS Whether you favour contemporary rain shower heads or more traditional claw foot baths, there will be a bathroom style to suit you. Magazines,

the internet and a visit to some local bathroom showrooms should provide you with plenty of inspiration. Once you’ve decided on your style, a good design is vital to help you to maximise the space. The main issues to consider include, who uses the bathroom, the amount of storage required now and in the future, whether both a shower and a bath is needed and the possibility of installing two sinks if you are a couple who both use the room at the same time. Be aware that changing the layout of the room, particularly if this involves moving the toilet, will increase the cost of the project. Building stud walls can also be costly, but they can greatly enhance the design by hiding the cistern, any pipework or wiring. What’s more, a stud wall can incorporate features such as push button flushes, wall taps and recessed shelving for added storage. With in-shower TVs and speakers now increasingly popular, high quality electrical work will be needed, as there are strict building regulations involved. So, as with any major redesign it’s a good idea to call in the professionals. Your local showroom will be able to advise you on any practical considerations, including pipework, that will need to be taken into account. They will also be able to produce a computer-aided design of photographic quality to help you visualise what your new bathroom could look like. continued on page 60

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TIPS FOR MAXIMISING SPACE While a small and compact bathroom might seem like a design challenge, there are plenty of ways to maximise the space and create the illusion of a larger room. Most bathroom manufacturers now make space saving suites which

save you precious inches, without too much in terms of compromise. A bath/ shower combination is also a good idea if space is a premium. Try positioning the taps and shower head on the longer side of the

bath instead of at the end. This will give you more room and create a more spacious impression. If you are struggling with room for opening and closing a shower door, think about installing a walk around fi xed glass panel, or a shower curtain to save space. The position of any windows need not compromise the position of a shower, simply use a frosted glass back or side panel to protect the window and retain the light. Utilising a corner bath, shower, basin or toilet, can also help if you’re short on space and on a practical level, choosing curved styling means there’s less chance of hurting yourself on any sharp angles. continued on page 62

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Another good trick for creating the illusion of more space is to float all the furniture and fittings above the floor. A clear floor makes the room look more spacious and is much easier to clean. Using a uniform colour throughout is another idea and if you can continue floor tiles up the side of the bath, or into the shower cubicle, it tricks the eye into seeing a bigger space.

STORAGE & LIGHTING When planning for bathroom storage do consider how your needs may change in the future. If you have a young family think about what impact this might have as the children grow up and demand more bathroom time. If designing your bathroom from scratch, consider having stud walls built specifically for creating recessed

shelving and ledges. The streamlined effect this creates can make any bathroom clutter appear minimal. Another idea is to look for fixtures with built in storage, such as a basin set within a storage unit or an opening bath panel with the facility to store toiletries. A mirrored cupboard can also double up as a home for medicines and toiletries. If you have the space, why not try repurposing old furniture, such as chests and drawer units. Once painted, they can add a touch of style and offer useful storage opportunities. With many different activities performed in the bathroom, the room needs a combination of task, ambient and accent lighting. Recessed lighting above the bath and shower can be combined with wall lights alongside a mirror to give you a range of options and mood effects. COST EFFECTIVE UPDATES If you are simply looking to refresh


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Journey The skies are a buzz this time of year with stunning spectacles of swallows migrating, and murmurations of starlings making magnificent patterns high above. Ruth Lawrence reveals their wandering ways This summer, I’ve watched swallows soar and hunt from high on the downs, alongside rivers to the fields outside the window almost every day and now that they’ve gone I feel their absence keenly. Nothing marks the start of Autumn more than their disappearance to warmer climates. Their time in this country has seen them raise at least one brood, sometimes two and perhaps even a third. Watching them dive and wheel in early evening has been one of summer’s greatest pleasures and now I imagine them halfway to their winter grounds in South Africa and Namibia. It takes them three weeks to cover about two hundred miles a day; they fly in daylight and roost in huge flocks in regular stopover spots in reed beds. They fly low and hunt on the wing; I

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picture those same individuals I saw swooping after their prey now diving across a very different landscape, following the sun.

mostly travel at night, taking advantage of the cooler air and so they lose less energy from flapping and less water through evaporation.

They mostly travel at night, taking advantage of the cooler air and so they lose less energy from flapping and less water through evaporation One species escape is another species destination; starlings are now appearing after their summer spent breeding in Eastern Europe, although this bird is known as a partial migrant. The starlings that breed in this country tend to stay here and so the extra ones we see here in winter have come here to avoid that freezing Eastern European weather. They

Predators are also less likely after dark. Passage migrants such as black terns use the UK like a service station, stopping off here on a long journey south or north, taking a few weeks in spring and autumn to rest and eat before moving on. While the swallows consider our winters too cold, fieldfares, redwings and bewicks and whooper swans fi nd our

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Ruth Lawrence recently met with poet Patrick Bond who spent an inspirational year at the Railway Land in Lewes. Snuggled on the flood plain of the River Ouse, the nature reserve have four glorious different water habitats that are recognised as being very important to wildlife I met with Patrick Bond, poet in residence of the Railway Land in Lewes and author of Signals on the Railway Land, his book of poems birthed from a year of being receptive to the Land and what it revealed to him in a spirit of openness and reverence for its wild inhabitants. During his time there he made detailed observations about specific trees, creatures, birds and relationships between people and place. It was a process that struck a rich creative vein and the poems that emerged began to take shape as an experience of the environment over four seasons. Patrick spoke of his belief that, “cultivating a renewed, culturally challenging relationship to place, community and life itself is crucial.” He found that his year immersed in the

Railway Land was helping him become a catalyst for change and that encounters with myriad species during his focused and reflective time there called forth a deeply emotional response in his poetry. Walking at a pace that was close to standstill, he discovered that “the slower I go, the more I see.” The longer Patrick spent on the Railway Land, the more he became attuned to a sense of relationship with the species that inhabited the place; he noticed that “I never felt lonely, never once felt alien or separate. There does

The longer Patrick spent on the Railway Land, the more he became attuned to a sense of relationship with the species that inhabited the place not have to be separation.” This feeling of ‘being belonged to’, an accurate, if difficult term to fully describe comes across in the fi nished poems; they convey the rich sense of relationship and reverence between person and place. Signals on the Railway Land is Patrick’s about to be published book that contains forty two poems written during his year long residency. One of my many favourites is Walking on Light, a wonderful evocation of joy and remembrance written in the midst of winter.

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I have been walking in the sky blue tide of photons racing underfoot a garland of glitter festooning my boots I have been laughing and lounging with rooks in a lazy way of lingering by chalk cliffs hanging out with black wings on a snow fling I have been holding court with the cock pheasant lackeying for his sunrise majesty, his vaunted eye cushioned on its nest of blue and red velour I have raised my eyes to the red-cheeked goldfinch fawning at the fireball of his gold furnaces fallen for the check-and-fretwork of his tail I have braced my arms against the twin-stemmed ash hauled ropes of light to the masthead, the ring barrow soaked up the shining of the fettled grass there and where the cliff starts to curl in the cresting topple, with seagulls and angels and kestrels walked in the glorying light lifting and falling.

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“The tree of hearts reflects so many aspects of the hospice,” Barbara told me, “one being that we are at the very centre of Sussex, its heart. The branches represent us reaching out into the community and the hearts reflect the feedback we have from people who use the hospice.” The new symbol also speaks of the wonderful rural setting of the hospice; nestled in 28 acres of fields and ancient woodland, with panoramic views of the South Downs, it represents the tranquillity of this magical space, which provides much needed support, both within its walls and out into the wider community. Although the hospice cared for 176 people on its premises last year, it cared for and supported 632 people in their own homes. Another 400 were supported through grief and loss or enjoyed a chat over tea by the befriending service. With figures like these, it

becomes apparent just how far those branches reach into Sussex, dispensing love, help, support, advice and time to those individuals and families at the most difficult times of their lives. Volunteers are at the core of the hospice; over 400 give their time in roles as diverse as flower arranging, driving, gardening or working in charity shops. Then there are the two donkeys, Dudley and Dylan, who always enjoy a spot of volunteer grooming, stroking and generally being made a fuss of. The oldest volunteer is the wonderfully named Lush Napier-Andrews who works in one of the charity shops at the age of a hundred! Barbara mentioned that new volunteers are always welcomed and needed. All current opportunities are posted on the hospice website. The Beacon View Wellbeing Centre is a drop in centre where people can

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enjoy lunch, chill out or take part in a wide variety of classes which range from the practical to the esoteric. Creative writing, sleep improvement and jewellery making run side by side with communication skills, storytelling and mindfulness, to name but a few of the activities on offer. Expert and compassionate care at the hospice is provided by Lead Consultant Charlie Skinner along with the other dedicated doctors and nurses. Barbara is insistent that people should retain choice right up to their last breath so that they have the experience they want. “We make sure a person’s wishes are what happens,” she told me, “quality at end of life is so important.” She added that in our culture, we are so adept at bringing people into the world but not so great at saying goodbye. “We are good at having those practical conversations; they calm people’s fears,” she said before praising the staff that are so committed to providing the best possible service. She spoke of how struck she was at how many staff have a heartfelt connection with people and how it creates passion in their work. I read letters that told again and again of the sensitive, genuine care they received and the difference it made to their relative’s

care that “feels the hospice is a home away from home and she is now completely fearless of dying because of all the support she has been shown by your nurses.” Barbara became determined to be involved in the hospice movement after her father suffered an awful death in hospital and she has a total passion for

Volunteers are at the core of the hospice; over 400 give their time in roles as diverse as flower arranging, driving, gardening or working in charity shops last days. One lady wrote of how her husband was “always greeted with cheery words and big smiles and shown such touching respect which helped him maintain his dignity. Without you all it would not have been possible for him to stay at home.” Another person wrote of a patient in her

her present role which she admits is “a dream come true.” She aims to increase community support so that people who wish to die at home can have their wishes met. Care does not cease with a person’s dying; the hospice keeps in touch with families and continues to offer support. They have a

‘walk and talk’ group that meet in Sheffield Park, a concept that is very popular with men and they want more people to connect with their services. The hospice is a welcoming place; people can phone or drop in for a cup of tea or lunch or just sit in the garden. With a woodland trail, mesmerising views and peace in abundance, it’s a good way to get to know the place for the future. With Christmas on its way, the hospice will be hosting a Lights of Love service and a Christmas Appeal gives donors an opportunity to double their online donations. In February there will be a ‘fi rewalking’ fundraising event and throughout the year people make up their own fundraising events to help raise the £7,200 it takes to run the hospice every single day. As I left the hospice, I stopped with Barbara to feed the donkeys as we gazed out at that magnificent view to the south that lifts the spirit. Even Dylan and Dudley

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Trouble Have you ever wondered about the valuable work a police dog does? Ruth Lawrence experiences a police dog training day and gains an understanding of these remarkable animals

I’ve always wondered how police dogs retain their natural instincts while remaining highly obedient to their handler, and I was given the opportunity to fi nd out when I spent the day at a Surrey and Sussex Police training day in woodland near Cowfold. PC Will Hewson introduced me to Troy, his 5½ year old German Shepherd who leapt out of the car, ready for the day’s challenge. Troy went to live with Will and his family at six months old after Will had been puppy walking him. It’s a real partnership; they complete a one day a month assessment and a week once a year to retain their Home Office Licence which keeps them fit to work as an operational pair. The initial training for a police dog lasts thirteen weeks and covers obedience, agility and specialist police tasks; Shepherds are general purpose dogs and Troy has received specialist training for fi rearms support. The fi rst task was to track a ‘criminal’, one of the officers suitably attired with a ‘covert sleeve’ designed to fit under clothing and protect the arm from a bite. Once the track was set, the suspect hidden and various items dropped in the search area, Troy and Will set off. Keeping a discreet distance, I followed with the assessor, running down tracks as Troy caught scent on the trail. I’d

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always imagined that police dogs gave chase unleashed with the officer following but in reality, it works very differently. Troy was always kept on a long leash that allowed him to run ahead but remain connected to Will and the pair worked closely together with Will asking him to search specific areas where property was more likely to have been jettisoned. Once Troy located an object, he lay down, allowing Will to retrieve it and he was given a particular toy as a treat, which he associates with success and reward.

The partnership aspect of the training became more apparent when Will and Troy were chasing the criminal; footprints disturb vegetation, which Will could see and once Troy was set in the general area, his nose led him on a strong scent path to locate the offender, who was hiding in dense cover. Once Troy found the man, he barked until Will began speaking; usually, once the suspect realises there’s a dog, they will emerge and give themselves up, which is what happened in this scenario. However, if the suspect has the prospect of a long

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long way; money was kept in villages for the parish constable’s bloodhounds that were used for hunting down suspects. In Scotland, bloodhounds were known as ‘Slough dogs’, which is where the word ‘sleuth’ derived. 19th century London employed night watchmen with dogs to protect themselves from criminals and one of the first attempts to use dogs in policing was in 1889 by Sir Charles Warren in his unsuccessful effort to hunt down Jack the Ripper. The first organised police dog programme was introduced in Ghent, Belgium in 1899 and it was German police who eventually selected the German Shepherd as the ideal breed for police work. In the UK, the North Eastern Railway Police were among the first to use police dogs in 1908

to combat theft from the docks in Hull and soon railway police were experimenting with the suitability of other breeds such as Labrador Retrievers and Doberman Pinschers. There are now over 2,500 police dogs in this country with the German Shepherd being the most popular breed for general purpose work. Will explained to me how the police harness the natural abilities of particular breeds to suit specific tasks. The Shepherd is used for tracking missing people, criminals and hidden property. Their large size makes

Keeping a discreet distance, I followed with the assessor, running down tracks as Troy caught scent on the trail them more intimidating which also makes them perfect for crowd control, event support and chase and detain work. A dog’s nose is fifty times more sensitive than a human and spaniels are particularly adept at sniffing out cash, drugs and firearms from which they detect oils rather than human scent. Labradors are commonly used as victim recovery dogs, which may mean locating bodies, body

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parts or even bodily fluids such as blood or semen. Smaller dogs such as the spaniels are perfect for getting into restricted spaces such as car interiors and they are more energetic and have more stamina than the larger breeds. A dog possesses up to 300 million olfactory receptors compared to our six million and the part of its brain devoted to analysing smells is proportionally 40 times greater than our own. Watching the way Troy located dropped items while racing through undergrowth still wet with dew made it clear why dogs are now indispensable to the police. Shepherds are able to detect air scent rather than having to keep their nose to the ground and so they can cast about for human scent that is carried by the wind. A chase may last for several hours and cover a wide area; Troy’s longest successful track was a mile and a half and one of the police dog trainers, Pete Greenfield told me that he’d once chased some criminals for five miles with his dog before cornering them behind a pub. I wondered how Troy fitted in to family life and Will explained how the puppy initially becomes socialised with the family before his training commences. A police dog lives outside in a kennel rather than indoors like a pet.

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This is so that they will retain their downy inner coat which keeps them warm during their work which is mainly outdoors. Indoor dogs lose this layer of their coat, only keeping the coarser outer layer, which does not retain as much heat. Police dogs are usually kept in work until around 8 years old although search dogs can work until about 10. Ninety percent of them remain with their handler’s family after retirement while others will be re-homed or go on to work for the military, which prefer smaller, more compact dogs. It was time for another dog to be assessed and PC Dan Hopgood was tasked with asking his dog, Ghia to locate tools and the thief who had just broken into a shed and made off across an open field. Once she had sniffed around the area of the break in, she quickly picked up the scent and followed it at the end of her lead, soon locating a dropped pair of secateurs in the grass. She very swiftly found the criminal

up a tree and kept him there by barking until he descended and gave himself up. Job complete, her harness and long lead, which she associates with tracking, were replaced by a short lead and she was given her reward object. The principle of tracking property is that scent remains fresh from touch for hours or sometimes days. Pete Greenfield from the Surrey Dog Training School recalled his dog finding stolen money four weeks after it had been hidden as it was not in the open and less vulnerable to rain and wind dispersing the scent. Recovering dropped property can lead to the criminal; a lorry driver was hit on the head and all the mobile phones in his care stolen, yet DNA found on a plastic glove recovered by the dog led to the thief and a stash of phones. Police dogs and their handlers, as well as having their skills regularly assessed, can enter Regional and National continued on page 76

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trials which is split into three sections of tracking, searching and agility/heel work. It’s a formalised version of a training day and is marked out of a thousand points. Troy finished high up in the Northern Ireland trials after having competed in just two trials. A good dog can pass on its qualities to its progeny; in Sussex and Surrey, police dogs are mainly bred from the police

breeding programme. Ghia was bred from one of Surrey’s ‘breed bitches’ and Troy is half brother to Sergeant Gareth Jackson’s dog Sparky. Breed bitches have to have worked successfully and have a high ‘hip score’ (dogs need to have good hips and Shepherds are particularly prone to problems in this area). Although the only dogs at the training day were Shepherds, I was told about the vitally important work of the explosive detection dogs or EDD’s for

short, which are usually Spaniels or Labradors. Proactive EDD search for explosives at a location, for instance when an important person is visiting and the area needs to be checked. A passive EDD will search people, for instance at an event or airport. Labradors are particularly good at airports as they are friendly dogs so people are at ease with them in public places while dogs who work in firearms support may carry cameras with which they search a building as the images go back to an external monitor. The final exercise of the day for the dogs was an imitation of a crowd scene, such as might be found during a riot, football game or march. This required a very different set of skills and




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show he could walk calmly amongst the same people who, moments before, had been surrounding him in a highly charged scenario. I was amazed at how swiftly the dog returned to normal at the direction of his handler and it demonstrated the incredible trust the dog places in him and the immediate bond between the pair. It was mid afternoon when the assessment was over; the day had been a success, the dogs had proved once again how valuable they are, not only to the police, but to us all, as guardians, protectors and colleagues in their lives of loyalty.


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Nutley WALK To mark Remembrance Sunday we visit Airman’s Grave near Nutley, learning a little about the history of the area along the way Leaving the Friends car park on the Crowborough Road walk north through the ditch towards Friends Clump, which is one of many Scots Pine clumps on Ashdown Forest. The fi rst pines were planted in 1825, although none of the original trees remain. Across a second ditch turn sharp right just before the clump. The wide grassy path ahead gently rolls downhill between the gorse that lines it on either side. After 400m, a car park appears on the right. Ignore it and keep walking, as the path will soon enter a tunnel like glade of oak and silver birch, which leads to

through the Hollies car park and out the other side. The path eased around a gentle left hand curve, remaining fairly flat for 200m or so. Passing woodland on the right, glance into the coppice and see if you can spot more rustic shelters than the five we saw. Beth recalled carrying the flag at Remembrance Sunday, “you have to pay attention, be alert and also, although it’s a solemn occasion… remember not to poke anyone with it.” Awarded ‘Scout of the Year’ in her local troop, she got to lay a wreath during another Remembrance Day service, “it’s an honour to be selected to do this, they just forgot to tell me what to do!” Like a good Scout she was prepared and “I used my common sense to work it out.” The path drops away gently over a brow and the landscape opens up to show the full majesty of the South Downs. It’s easy to imagine Virginia Woolfe wandering across the horizon almost a century ago, lost in a blizzard of literature. From Wilmington Hill in the east to Kithurst Hill in the west, the panorama extends for 35 miles on a clear day. Hard luck if it’s cloudy! Walk downhill into the Misbourne Valley, trying not to stumble while admiring the view. At the green sign with white text marked Horses stay left as the arrow indicates and keep rolling downhill. Away to the right journeys quest is visible. Beth remembered walking down here for the fi rst time when she was just nine years old. Soon enough the path reaches the diamond shaped enclosure, home to the understated memorial, known as Airmans Grave. On the fi nal day of July 1941 a Wellington Bomber departed RAF Binbrook in Lincolnshire, dispatched on a bombing raid to Cologne. Aircraft W5364 was one of 62 Wellingtons amongst the 116 aircraft. It was the

Ellison’s Ponds. At this time of year it might be difficult to spot any inhabitants, but it’s rumoured that goldfish having outgrown their tanks in nearby homes, are given their freedom here. Turning right, walk towards the road, towards Cedric Harrison’s bench at the car park entrance. It was here I met Beth, an Explorer Scout in the ‘272 Unit’ with recent memories of Remembrance Sunday. She’s also a Young Leader in her hometown troop. Crossing the road by the solitary dragons teeth tank trap, we wandered

A Remembrance Sunday service is held here annually and an aircraft flies overhead, dropping poppies

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crews’ 13th mission. Upon return, the crew reported, “Cologne believed hit.” However, only one of the two engines was still working, leaving the crew in desperate need of a runway. It’s possible that as they descended into the Misbourne Valley, the lights nearby at Kings Standing fooled them. Losing height by the second they would not find the runway they were searching for and the Wellington hit the ground at 04:55, killing all aboard. Mrs. Sutton, who lost her son Victor that night, came to live nearby in Nutley, and she erected a wooden cross where her son had died. In 1954 it was replaced with a stone cross. In 1971 Ashdown Forest Rangers surrounded the memorial with a stone wall. These

overhead, dropping poppies. RAF Binbrook was part of Bomber Command and later featured in the film Memphis Belle. It closed during the 1990s, being redeveloped as housing and an industrial estate. Leaving the memorial behind, continue downhill until the red water of the iron oxide in the stream flows before you. This little tributary of the River Ouse need not be crossed, just bear right across the stubby, railway sleeper bridge. Downhill becomes uphill, which may be a rude-awakening. The shock to the system is brief - just fill your lungs, shorten your stride and hopefully all will be well. The path briefly levels out, then bearing right, continues uphill into the distance. Some might think a ski lift continued on page 80

days it’s a memorial to all six crew. None of the crew is buried at the site, nothing of the aircraft remains. A Remembrance Sunday service is held here annually, it’s well attended and the road is usually closed from 9am-12pm. Weather permitting, an aircraft flies

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should be installed on the path, but surely the fresh air is healthier? After three-quarters of a mile the ascent is fi nally ending, the gradient diminishes and traffic becomes apparent a little way ahead. The path emerges to a wide open space ahead, across which is Barnett and Olive Fields bench, where it’s worth heeding their words, maybe taking the chance to rest. Beyond the ditch is Stonehill car park, and across from that is Crowborough Road, Friends car park and your transport home. Remembrance Sunday at Airman’s Grave takes place on 12th November. Please note the road to the Airman’s Grave will be closed on that morning. Whilst Les Campbell is recuperating from an accident, Robert Veitch has taken on the role of being Les’ legs. We hope that Les will be back out and walking again soon and wish him all the best with his recovery. Robert has tested the route personally, making sure it is 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

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Burgess Hill

Friday 10 November, 10:50 St John the Evangelist, Lower Church Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9AA Burgess Hill School Children’s Small Armistice Service To allow Burgess Hill school children to get involved in Armistice 2017, Burgess Hill Town Council are holding this special event. The school children will make their way to the memorial for 10:50 where Father Kevin will run a small service and the animal memorial will be honoured. All welcome to attend. Saturday 11 November, 10:50 The Garden of Remembrance, Church Walk/Crescent Road, Burgess Hill RH15 Burgess Hill Town Council and the Royal British Legion are jointly commemorating this event. Town Councillors and the Royal British Legion Colour Party will march from the Help Point to the War Memorial commencing at 10.50. This will be followed by a 2 minute silence at 11.00 after which there will be a service to remember all the animals that served, suffered and died alongside the British Commonwealth and Allied Forces in the wars and conflicts of the 20th century. Burgess Hill Town Council’s Help Point will be hosting

the ‘People’s Wreath’ for members of the public to donate their poppy to the wreath. The wreath will be placed on the War Memorial on Armistice Day. If you would like to donate your poppy please call into the Help Point at 96 Church Walk from the end of October.

Traditional march to the War Memorial will commence at 10:25 from Cyprus Road Car Park, RH15 8DX and the laying of the wreaths will take place in the normal way. After this a ceremony will be held at St John’s Church.

Saturday 11th November, 19:30-21:30 The King’s Church, 33-35 Victoria Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9LR In Remembrance Sussex Chorus performs a choral concert to include Mozart’s Requiem, Elgar’s ‘For the Fallen’ and well-loved arias - with the theme of Remembrance. Alan Vincent, Director of Music for Sussex Chorus, conducts with soloists Sophie Edwards (soprano), Tabitha Reynolds (mezzo-soprano), Stephen Brown (tenor), Piran Legg (baritone), John Walker (organ) and Kent Sinfonia. Tickets £15, £5 for under 16s and students from 01444 412579, Burgess Hill Help Point, Carousel Music 01444 417654, and Burgess Hill Help Point 01444 247726

November 09 December Cuckfield Museum Armistice Display Cuckfield Museum, Queens Hall, Cuckfield RH17 5EL We remember George Botting, who was killed in 1917, and display the ditty box containing his most personal possessions. Entry free but donations appreciated. For more information see www.

Sunday 12 November, 19:30-21:30 Mid-Sussex Annual Remembrance Concert Dolphin Centre, Pasture Hill Road, Haywards Heath RH16 1LY Ardingly Choral Society with Mid-Sussex Sinfonia, Ardingly Prep School Choir and local soloists will perform Gounod’s St Cecilia Mass, excerpts from Jenkin’s Armed Man and other music for Remembrance, conducted by Robert Hammersley. £15 (conc £13). In aid of The Royal British Legion. Contact: M Kershaw 01825 791241; Carousel Music 01444 417654; Dolphin Centre Box Office 01444 457337; online tickets at

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Sunday 12 November, 10:15 St John the Evangelist Lower Church Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9AA The Royal British Legion Remembrance Day Parade. The


Sunday 12 November, 10:30 Parade: King Street, East Grinstead. Memorial: High Street, East Grinstead Remembrance Sunday 12th November will see the town coming together for a parade commencing in King Street at 10.30 followed by a service at the War Memorial in the High Street at 11am.

Haywards Heath Haywards Heath Town Council are organising the following event:

Sunday 12th November, 10:50 Remembrance Sunday Service at the War Memorial, Muster Green, Haywards Heath RH16 4AJ There will be a parade and the

Haywards Heath Brass Band will be playing.

Sunday 12th November For those taking part in the parade, everyone is asked to assemble at South Avenue at 10.35am. The parade will leave at 10.45am and arrive at the war memorial by 10.55am. At 11am there will be two minutes silence and the wreaths will be laid before going into Holy Trinity Church for the Remembrance Service. After the service the parade will continue to the Village Centre before disbanding. Should the weather be bad everyone taking part in the parade is asked to assemble at the Army Cadets Hall behind the Coop and the parade will leave from there and go straight to the church. SUSSEX LIVING November 2017

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An EPC gives a property an energy efficiency rating from A, (the most efficient) to G, (the least efficient) and is valid for 10 years. The certificate also uses the scale to define the impact a home has on the environment the higher rated properties normally having less impact through carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, it recommends how to improve the energy efficiency of the property. The EPC’s were introduced in England and Wales on 1st August 2007 and were originally part of the

Home Information Packs. The packs were removed in May 2010 but the requirement to have an EPC has continued. These certificates are a Government requirement for anyone proposing to sell a property, (although there are of course exceptions), and you will find these colourful rating charts on the property details usually supplied by an estate agent. If you are marketing through an estate agent, in most cases they agree to arrange this on your behalf, although there is normally a fee, or you can organise an inspection directly. An accredited assessor will visit the property and examine relevant items such as domestic boiler, hot water tank, loft insulation, radiators and windows etc. This is input into a software programme, which calculates the energy efficiency. So, if you are buying or selling, this is an important consideration.


If you are keen on buying a particular property just check the Energy Efficient Rating as they can vary tremendously in their results. Brand new homes and those built in recent years tend to come out high and a home built as an eco home can reach the dazzling heights of an A! These types of property tend to radically reduce your running costs for a similar property of an earlier vintage. If you are going to sell your home, then you will know the cost of running your home, and the rooms that can be

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a bit fresh on a cold winter’s night. Now might be the time to look at some of these items and consider rectification before actually putting the property on the market. As a vendor, remember to have some gas and electricity bills available if your house is particularly cheap to run. In this day and age, whatever the size of the property, outgoings are important

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A local history by Haywards Heath author and former nurse at St Francis Hospital, Joe Hughes brings to life the former St Francis Psychiatric Hospital at Haywards Heath over its 136 year life

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Southdowns Park in Haywards Heath is a beautiful development of private and social housing with flats and houses offering the last word in modern living and comfort, complete with its own ghost – the Grey Lady. This wonderful Victorian Grade II listed building gazes comfortably on to the South Downs in the distance. Adding to its attractiveness are its summerhouses, beautiful secluded lawns and on-hand leisure facilities and social club. But the 19th century building had a very different beginning. Opened in 1859, as the Brighton Lunatic Asylum, it met the mental hospital health needs of the area as far south as Brighton until its closure in 1995. Back in Victorian times the mental health emphasis was on placing those in need of treatment in asylums. These large, rambling institutions were built throughout the country to accommodate the mentally ill at a time when sufferers were viewed as lunatics and when intolerance was great. At that

time lunatics were seen to be a nuisance as they interfered with life on the street, in hospital and in workhouses and were often locked up at home by their families who could not afford to pay for treatment in privately run asylums. The introduction of the 1845 Lunatics Asylums Acts required all counties in England to build asylums for their pauper lunatics but it wasn’t until 1859 that Sussex complied and became the last asylum to be built under the Act. Others were built after this, outside of the legal requirement, as overcrowding became rife. Designed by architect H E Kendall Jnr. in 1856 and opened in 1859, it was built to house 400 patients together with a church for 300 worshippers. It had many name changes over the years until it was finally named St Francis Hospital in 1948 after the church. Complete with its own engine house, water supply, bakery, brewery, staff accommodation, farm and

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artisan workshops it resembled a small village. Within a short number of years the initial population of 258 patients had almost doubled and the asylum was gradually extended until it eventually housed in excess of 1000 patients! During the Victorian era treatment was based on moral therapy, which emphasised the importance of a regular lifestyle, occupation, church attendance, fresh air and exercise. A daily allocation of beer must also have helped. There were few drugs in use at that time and access to the talk therapies lay very far in the distance. In addition, patients were often placed in seclusion in padded rooms and the hospital had as many as twelve of these at one point and still used two right up until the time of closure. This was a period in the history of psychiatry when the medical superintendent reigned supreme. The fi rst holder of the post at the asylum was Dr Lockhart Robertson. He promoted the use on non-restraint and ensured the asylum had a homely and welcoming feel about it. Although primitive now, he used wet packs in the treatment

of depression. The use of hot water, steam and air continues to be used therapeutically up to the present time when research suggests its positive benefits in counteracting loneliness and our leisure centres abound with its use in various formats. Equally important in those days was the post of the hospital chaplain. The fi rst of these at the hospital was the Rev. Henry Hawkins who often didn’t hit it off with Robertson but he was very popular with

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of the excitable phase of manic depressive (bipolar) illness. This involved wrapping the patient in wet sheets in bed, which instilled hot sweats in the patient and allegedly caused the patient to be more relaxed. He was also the fi rst medical superintendent in England to use Roman vapour baths in the treatment

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patients and staff, but it is said his overt religiosity could be off-putting. In addition to his religious responsibilities he communicated with patients’ relatives, introduced name plates on patients’ coffi ns, ran education classes for patients and staff at a time when educational opportunities were few and he also wrote the fi rst eight annual asylum reports. As the decades moved on the incarceration of patients against their will diminished as legal provisions were introduced nationally governing patients’ status. In 1931 the new Mental Treatment Act allowed patients to be treated by certification or as voluntary or temporary patients. Then followed the 1959 Mental Health Act,

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which ended these provisions by introducing informal admission status and admission for treatment and observation. Further 21st century provisions served to enhance patient care by safeguarding the rights of patients whilst allowing compulsory treatment where this was deemed medically necessary. From having all wards locked initially these became unlocked as advances were made in medication and in legal provisions. But during the locked years a patient once made an impression of a staff key and fashioned a key of his own from a spoon from the cutlery stock. This can be viewed amongst the small display of St Francis Hospital artefacts at the Brighton Museum. The 1950s was a time of radical change as new psychiatric drugs were introduced to continued on page 90

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treat mental illness and these substantially improved patients’ mental states. This in turn enabled more intensive rehabilitation to take place and, in a general sense, facilitated initial moves towards greater community care. The 1960s saw the widespread use of physical methods of treatment such as Electroplexy, Leucotomy, Insulin Shock Treatment, Aversion Therapy and many more. These had been developing over the previous two decades but eventually their popularity waned, with the exception of ECT, as they were proven not to be curative and so were deemed to be of little value. With the development of improved community care and continuing improvements in mental health legislation and the availability of treatment in clinics closer to home, the death knell of the Victorian asylums was inevitably sounded. This was aided by the continuing improvements in psychiatric drugs, the presence of more psychiatric nurses working

in community and a much greater overall emphasis on rehabilitation and the talk therapies. Throughout the 1960s and the following decades patient numbers at St Francis Hospital declined as improved community care became a reality. The hospital closed on November 17th 1995 and was sold for redevelopment for private and social housing. Whilst the provision of a fully funded, comprehensive, well staffed and integrated psychiatric service remains unfulfi lled we undoubtedly have witnessed enormous progress in the care and treatment of the mentally ill over the past 150 years. Perhaps the voice of Dr Robertson rings through the corridors of Southdowns Park today echoing his words back in 1881 when in an address to the International Medical Congress he insightfully asked, “whether

The use of hot water, steam and air continues to be used therapeutically up to the present time the insane should be detained in asylums at all?” We have come to realise that the Victorian asylums were not the answer but that the availability of mental health beds backed up with access to modern treatments within a comprehensive service which is sensitive to the needs of the user seems to be the way forward. For more information about Joe’s publications please visit



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Pretty, small towns are fast becoming one of the most popular places to live. With more facilities than a village and none of the problems of urban life, people are rediscovering their numerous advantages

Steyning is one of the best located downland towns; situated at the north end of the River Adur, in a gap between the downs it lies only four miles from the sea. Its position made it an important trading place in the Middle Ages, acting as a river port for the downland wool trade. The silting up of the river Adur thwarted its economic development which means it is exceptionally well preserved. There are plenty of beautiful old buildings in the town including half timbered houses, elegant Georgian town houses and picturesque cottages. The Steyning bypass means that the High Street is spared heavy traffic and the associated noise and pollution. The town used to have a railway, which was axed in 1966. The line has since been converted into the Downs Way, a footpath and cycle link, one of

There are almost twenty clubs and societies to join, ranging from bellringing and bridge to fine arts of England. The Steyning and Henfield Rotary Club welcomes men and women to help give back to the community while enjoying a diverse range of social events and the History Society offers an intriguing mix of talks from September to May. Singing seems to be a popular activity in the town with no fewer than twelve choirs, music societies and even an a cappella all male chorus. A monthly Live Lounge music club has opportunities to showcase your talents and even toddlers can join in with sing-along sessions once a month at the library. Steyning is a town where people end up staying because of the combination of community spirit and the excellent facilities that can be enjoyed there. Add to that the unbeatable location and it’s not hard to see why this is a town prized by its fortunate inhabitants.

SMALL TOWN numerous opportunities to walk and bike using the town as a base. If sampling local foods appeals more than pedalling the downs, Steyning has an award winning farmers market on the first Saturday of each month in the High Street car park from 9am until 1pm. Shoppers who prefer independent traders will find Steyning has much to offer with numerous craft outlets, artisan foods, clothes, books and charity shops for

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that vintage bargain. The Steyning Society, which aims to retain the essential character of the town, hosts talks on local topics from September to June which include free tea and coffee for members and several other charities operate from the town. There are almost twenty clubs and societies to join, ranging from bellringing and bridge to fi ne arts and one of the most successful camera clubs in the South

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Book Reviews The fi rst three books in a thrilling series of whodunits by Guy Fraser-Sampson. Follow Detective Simon Collison as he desperately tries to solve a string of murders set in Hampstead, with twist after twist after twist!


Guy Fraser-Sampson embarks on a new series where fiction and fantasy fi nd themselves playing a crucial part in the game of life. Set in quaint Hampstead in North London, the Detective department work to uncover killers and fi nd the culprits. This is a series that encapsulates the elegance of golden age crime novels mixed with the complicated love and drama of the twenty-fi rst century.

DEATH IN PROFILE When the curious case of a serial killer seems impossible, follow Detective Simon Collison as he takes over the case. When four victims become five, the unlikely assistance of a profi ler means strange consequences for all the team. An ill at ease love triangle will not be the only thing to come of it, as they struggle to fi nd sanity in an insane world and fi nd out sometimes life can be stranger than fiction. Meanwhile DCI Tom Allen may be off the case but a ‘copper’s nose’ can’t be turned off as he pursues justice at any cost. This is the start of a great series that captures the imagination and leaves you questioning the consequences of their actions.

MISS CHRISTIE REGRETS Another day; another death. When a curator is killed, Detective Simon Collison is convinced his murder case is connected. Yet with no evidence on his side, how can the


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Will the case go as cold as the war it was committed in or will Agatha Christie be the key after all? investigation team solve the crime committed decades ago and the murder in the museum house, let alone bring the two cases together? Will the case go as cold as the war it was committed in or will Agatha Christie be the key after all? Another intriguing addition to the series that shows things aren’t always as simple as they seem, especially when the secret service is involved.

A WHIFF OF CYANIDE Normally the last thing on anyone’s mind would be murder, or so you would think, but when a famous crime writer dies it dawns on all

attendees of the writers’ convention that they could be a suspect, but could Miss Marple be the murderer? Join Detective Simon Collison and the Hampstead team once again as they try to figure out whether it was a matter of murder or a sophisticated suicide. This edition of The Hampstead Murders leaves a sweet taste and a hunger for more. This isn’t the last we will be hearing of Detective Simon Collison, the fourth instalment in the series, A Death in the Night, is published on November 16th.

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Movember is back this month, celebrating a decade of fundraising in the UK, and helping men’s charities across the globe. Inquisitive? You should get involved!

MOVEMBER In November 2003, before face fur became accepted fashion for gentleman, two Australians met in Melbourne for a beer. Travis Garone and Luke Slattery wondered if they could make the moustache fashionable again. With thirty eager volunteers they had a go, just for fun. In 2004, they took it more seriously, created the Movember Foundation and set up a website. They got sponsorship for growing moustaches and fundraising was passed to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. By 2006 the Movember Foundation had charitable status in its homeland and the first moustaches were being grown across the Tasman Sea in New Zealand. Movember came to the UK in 2007, along with Canada, the USA, and Spain. By the end of the year, over 200,000 people worldwide had taken the challenge, over £13,000,000 had been raised and 73 men’s health projects had received funding. Movember’s popularity increased, and by 2011 the number of men taking part increased ten-fold and fundraising rose over 1,300%. Four more years

escaping the razors edge advanced the story to 2015, by which time Movember had become a worldwide phenomenon. Over 5 million men had grown a ‘mo’ and over £440,000,000 had been raised and donated to 1,200 projects. Not bad for a dozen years of blade avoidance since that fi rst beer. So what’s it all about this year? In the UK Movember funds research into Prostate, Testicular and Male Breast Cancer, mental health, and general men’s health. This November the ‘mo’ returns and it’s requesting your support. It’s as simple as growing a moustache and getting sponsored for doing so. Just think you could be rocking a Freddie or gun slinging a Yosemite Sam, investigating a Magnum PI, or gone with a Clark Gable, maybe hunting down a Stalin whale tail. If you opt for a Dali or a Chaplin, let that stubble grow long and help with fundraising. Getting involved is simple, check out and then challenge family, friends, work colleagues or your

You could be rocking a Freddie or possibly gun slinging a Yosemite Sam

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sports team to grow a mo. A mans face has 10,000-20,000 hair follicles which grow at 5-6 inches annually. You’ll probably have a healthy half an inch of face furniture to remove at the end of November. Between now and then avoid candy floss, spaghetti and frothy drinks and you’ll be fine! If you don’t want to grow face fluff try ‘Move for November’ instead. Get sponsored for traditional events like runs, walks, rock climbs, swims, or workouts. Movember also gets the women involved. Don’t worry ladies there’s no need to grow a ‘tache’. All the ‘Mo Sistas’ are asked to do, is encourage the ‘Mo Bro’s.’ It’s November, it’s Movember, and it’s time to get hairy. For further information:

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Foodbanks and seasonal boxes are a lifeline to many. Donations of food and basics can go a long way to helping those in desperate need. Find your nearest drop off points and opening times below Burgess Hill Community Foodbank Opening times: Tuesday & Thursday, 11am-1pm

The Spire Café, St John’s Church, Lower Church Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9AA

Distribution of food is through a voucher system. Please see website for agencies which supply vouchers. The Foodbank now has a branch in Hurstpierpoint. You can take your voucher to The Melting Pot Café at the Social Club, Willow Way, Hurstpierpoint on Wednesdays 9-11.30am. Donation drop off points: Burgess Hill:

Burgess Hill Help Point, Burgess Hill Library, Miss Mabel’s Emporium,

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Donation drop off points: Burgess Hill: Town Council’s Help Point 96 Church Walk RH15 9AS, Specsavers 43 Church Road RH15 9BB, Halifax Bank 11 Church Road RH15 9BB, The King’s Church 33-35 Victoria Road RH15 9LR. Boxes will need to be returned to The King’s Centre by Wednesday 6th December. Hassocks: Budgens Supermarket 1-4 Orion Parade BN6 8QA Hurstpierpoint: Janton News 46 High St BN6 9RG SUSSEX LIVING November 2017

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This year the Burgess Hill & District branch of Save the Children celebrate 50 years of helping to make a difference to the most vulnerable children in the world. Whether it’s organising the annual fundraising event, or raising awareness through local talks and activities, members are helping to create positive change in the lives of defenceless children. What’s more, they are actively seeking new volunteers to help this important cause. Save the Children has been helping to alleviate child poverty since 1919, by providing food, medical care, shelter and education. It is estimated that 3.7 million children in the UK and 1 billion children worldwide, are currently living in poverty. This puts them at greater risk of disease and malnutrition, reduces their chance of a good education and increases their risk of physical violence and child labour. There is much to be gained for those able to offer a small amount of time. “Getting involved is not only fun, but it’s a great way to use your skills, or develop new ones,” explains Chair, Linda Khoury. “Everyone is good at something. It might be talking on the telephone, accounts, or helping with publicity, we’ve all got something we can offer.” The group meets around six times a year and the main objective is to plan and organise the annual fundraising event. “We’re a friendly and supportive group and organising the annual fundraiser is really enjoyable,” says Linda. “Our latest event raised over £4,000 and was held at the Sussex County Cricket Club. Over dinner, a group of the cricketers, along with players from Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, regaled us with amusing


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Celebrating their 50th anniversary, the Burgess Hill branch of Save the Children divulge details of their rich fundraising history, and how you could get involved with volunteering and shaping the future of the organisation

stories and anecdotes from their careers. We would like to say thank you to all those who have supported us over the years.” Past events have included a casino night, an Abba tribute evening and a fashion show, but the team would love some new volunteers with fresh ideas. Linda, along with volunteers Lara, Pat and Marion, have all been involved in the Burgess Hill branch for over 30 years and feel it’s important to recruit some new members to take on the challenge and continue the good work. Members also get to hear guest speakers from Save the Children explain how the money raised is helping to improve the lives of the poorest children both in the UK and worldwide. And if you’re a fan of public speaking, there’s also the chance to go out and talk about the work of Save the Children to interested local groups and organisations. “Getting involved really widens your knowledge of the world and gives you the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping these vulnerable children,” Linda tells me. So, if you have a small amount of time and are interested in volunteering, please call Linda on 07882 931725 or email

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Hurstpierpoint WI Meeting

The Girl Guide Headquarters, Trinity Road Car Park, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Annual Meeting: Election of Committee and President. Presentation of cups and quiz. Visitors welcome £3. Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Gages Home Delivery Service – Forest Row Parish Council

Delivered to the Forest Row and Ashurst Wood Area This service allows residents that are unable to visit us for lunch to have a home-cooked meal delivered. Soup £2, Main Meal £4.50, Dessert £2. The cost to deliver a meal is 50p per day. Contact: Sara Smart Wednesday 01 November

Cuckfield Museum Armistice Display

Cuckfield Museum, Queens Hall, Cuckfield RH17 5EL We remember George Botting, who was killed in 1917, and display the ditty box containing his most personal possessions. Entry free but donations appreciated. Wednesday 01 November, 18:30

Staplefield Bonfire

The Victory Inn, Staplefield RH17 6EU Meeting at the The Victory Inn, Staplefield with a torch light parade to the Bonfire. Tickets available from The Victory Inn - £5 per ticket for adults, children free. Contact: 01444 400463 Wednesday 01 November, 19:15 for 19:30

Mid Sussex Philatelic Society

Burgess Hill Girls School, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill RH15 0EG Tin Can Mail of Niuafo’u (Tonga). Presented by John Davis. 01273 471897. Wednesday 01 November, 19:45-21:45

Burgess Hill Horticultural Society – Open Meeting

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX Illustrated talk: The History of Beekeeping. Speaker: Michael Lynn. Admission: Members free, visitors £1. Contact: www.burgesshillhorticulturalsociety. com 01444 245509. Thursday 02 November, 19:30

A Taste of France (2)

The New Inn, 76 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RQ Next in our series of popular gourmet food and wine pairing evenings featuring food and wine from the South of France. £39.95 per person including food and wine. Contact: New Inn on 01273834608 or Thursday 02 & 09 November, 19:30


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Ditchling Film Society

Ditchling Village Hall, 18 Lewes Rd, Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8TT See Local Living. Friday 03 November, 13:00

Lunch Time Concerts in Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church, Church Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JZ Eloise Irving - soprano. Concerts are held on the first Friday of each month. Tea, coffee and squash available from 12:30 and there is no charge. Friday 03, 10, 17 & 24 November, 18:30-21:30

Forest Row Village Club – Happy Hour

Station Road, Forest Row RH18 5DW Happy Hour every Friday, with beer from £2.50. Contact: 01342 822856 Friday 03, 10, 17 & 24 November, 19:00-20:00

Aikido (Self Defence)

K2 Leisure Centre, Combat Room, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley RH11 9BG Adults only Self Defense classes based on Yoshinkan Akido. Warm and friendly Club, suitable for all genders who would look to protect themselves against aggressors of all sizes. First lesson free, £37.50 monthly. Contact: George 07882 186130 or Stan 07581 511801, Friday 03, 10, 17 & 24 November, 19:30-22:00

Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society

Cyprus Hall, Millfield Suite, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX This month we have the following:1. surplus equipment sale (upstairs), 2. How I became a radio amateur – members input (downstairs), 3. Radio night and 4. Table top sale. Contact: Stella Rogers 07803 086838 Saturday 04 November, 08:15-13:00

A Day in the Classroom

Michael Hall Steiner School, Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row RH18 5JA An exceptional opportunity to experience a typical day in the life of a Michael Hall pupil. Choose from either: Lower School or Upper School and see for yourself how the curriculum works within various lessons. Please book. /a-day-in-the-classroom 01342 822275. Saturday 04 & 18, 10:00-13:00 & Monday 27 November, 16:00-18.15

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Saturday 04 November, 10:00-13:00

Forest Row Repair Café

Community Centre, Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5DZ See Local Living. Saturday 04 November, 10:00-15:00

Forest Row Village Market

Community Centre Car Park or Forresters Green, Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5DZ Fine Foods and Crafts Market, with a social atmosphere including activities and demonstrations. Contact: Sue Young, DMA (Market Manager) 01342 822661 sue.young@forestrow. Saturday 04 November, 20:00

Re-Take That

Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN Re-Take That have brought their multi award winning show to thousands of fans, in audiences across the globe over the last 10 years. Contact: 01444 242888. Sunday 05 November, 09:00

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run The Victory Inn, Staplefield RH 17 6EU Breakfast served at The Victory Inn from 9 o’clock. Contact: 01444 400463 Sunday 05 November, 09:00–12:00

Winter Bird Walk on Bedelands Nature Reserve led by Group Members Meet in Bedelands Car Park off Maple Drive, RH15 Learn about and see the winter birds on Bedelands with help from knowledgeable enthusiasts. Sunday 05 November, 12:00-20:00

Sunday Bake Off

The Fox Eating & Drinking, Highbrook Lane, West Hoathly RH19 4PJ One on one battle between The Chefs. Who wins? You decide! First Sunday of every month. Contact: 01342 810644. Sunday 05 November, 20:00-22:30

Meeting of the Royal Marines Association

Upstairs Function Room, The Royal British Legion, 9-11 Buckingham Road, Shoreham by Sea BN43 5UA A gathering of Ex Royal Marines and veterans to have a meeting about local events and to socialise together. Yearly Membership Fee of £15 plus £3 local subs. Contact: Maureen Copelin Maureen.copelin@ntlworld. com 01273 236437. Monday 06, 13, 20 & 27 November, 08:00-17:00

General Antiques & Collectables Auction

Gorringes, 15 North Street, Lewes, East Sussex NB7 2PE Gorringes hold a weekly Monday sale. This is a well-established auction holding between 600 and 800 lots of antique and other furniture, ceramics, jewellery, pictures, silver and collectables. 01273 472503 Tuesday 07, 14, 21 & 28 November, 10:30-13:00

IT Drop-in Sessions

Morley’s Bistro, 42 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RG Computer or gadget problems? Why not come to one of our informal ‘drop-in’ sessions being held at Morley’s Bistro. £5 for one 15 minute session. The IT Girl Ltd, Emma 07938 838861 Tuesday 07 November, 14:30

Lindfield Preservation Society

King Edward Hall, 24 High Street, Lindfield RH16 2HH The Millennium Seed Bank – the most bio-diverse place on Earth by Keith Manger. A presentation on the work of the Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst Place and the science behind global plant conservation. All welcome and entry is free. (Meeting and Membership information from John Chapman 01444 484470). Tuesday 07 November, 19:00-21:00

Sussex School of Meditation

Centenary Hall, St Wilfrid’s Way, Haywards Heath RH16 3QH We offer mindfulness and meditation courses every Tuesday. Get your first taster session free. See for more details. Tuesday 07 November, 19:15-21:00 | and next 4 Tuesdays

Sing with Us for Christmas

St Paul’s Catholic College, Jane Murray Way, Burgess Hill RH15 8GA See Local Living. Tuesday 07 November, 19:30

Our Monthly Charity Quiz Evening

The New Inn, 76 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RQ Our very popular monthly charity quiz evening where our winners nominate the charity to benefit from the money raised. £2 per person. The winning team receives half of the money collected, the other half to their nominated charity. Contact: New Inn on 01273 834608 or Tuesday 07 November, 20:00-22:00

Lindfield & District Folk Dance Club

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The Group for Unattached Men & Women Aged 50+

A pub in Lewes A round of golf ? Day at the races? Country walk? Dinner? Casino? Quiz? Cinema? Holiday? These are events from The Group Diary. The Group meets in Lewes on the first Tuesday evening of every month. Visit uk and give one of the contact numbers a call. Wednesday 08 November, 14:00-16:30

East Grinstead Art Society, Demonstration by Ursula Stone - Figure Drawing

East Court, Meridian Hall, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT Visitors of all ages and abilities welcome. £3 per meeting for nonmembers, £20 yearly membership. Free parking available. Contact: Wednesday 08 November, 19:45 for 20:00-22:00

Hassocks Horticultural Society Annual General Meeting Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Annual General Meeting of the Society, followed by a presentation

of slides to music. Members £1.50, visitors £2.50. Refreshments included. Contact: 01273 842516

Fee £50. One The Square 01342 826465

vegetarian-feast-night/ for details. £35 per head (including wine). Limes Restaurant 01444 487858

Wednesday 08 November, 20:00-22:00

Thursday 09 November, 14:30

The Magic of Pantomime

Thursday 09 November, 19:30

The Council Chamber, Queen’s Hall Cuckfield RH17 5EL Ian Gledhill talks about this enduring and peculiarly British institution, drawing on his own experience of performing and producing Pantomime. £5 or £3 for members. Please phone Mike Nicholson on 01444 457448 to reserve a place or email

The Capitol, North St, Horsham RH12 1RG The former World Champion Mountain Biker and adventurer will take audiences on an inspiring journey through his 30 year career. £18.00. 01403 750220

The Mid-Sussex Franco-British Society – Une Soiree Musicale Entre Amis

Function Suite, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN Presentee par Brian Walsh, chanteur de chansons francaises, s’accompagnant lui-meme a la guitare - participation des spectateurs – paroles disponibles. All members and visitors are most welcome. Contact: Barbara 01444 452385. Thursday 09 November, 10:00–12:00

Burgess Hill U3A Coffee Morning - Daisy Pipperage requests the pleasure Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN Monthly coffee morning with Sarah Carpenter as Daisy Pipperage. New members welcome. £1.50 including raffle ticket. Thursday 09 November, 10:00-12:30


One The Square, Forest Row RH18 5HE Come and learn the art of gilding with loose leaf and transfer, using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint as a base.

Thursday 09 November, 14:30

Mid Sussex Association National Trust – A.G.M. & Talk

Hans Rey: Riding Life

Friday 10 November, 17:30

Wolf Hall Live featuring The Locrian Ensemble & Anton Lesser

Clair Hall, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN A.G.M. followed by short talk by Speakers from our local NT properties. Membership £7, plus £3 per Lecture. Non-members £5 per Lecture. Contact: Anne Tucker 01444 455803.

The Capitol, North St, Horsham RH12 1RG The Locrian Ensemble perform selections from the BBC’s acclaimed score, alongside extracts from the novel read by Anton Lesser. £24.00 (£23 Concessions, £22 Friends). 01403 750220

Thursday 09 November, 19:00- 22:30

Friday 10 November, 20:00-21:30

Limes Restaurant, 67 High Street Lindfield RH16 2HN Delicious monthly Thai tasting event with eleven dishes and matching wines. All vegan and gluten free. See

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX A talk by Dr Geoffrey Mead on the various forms of material used in construction in Sussex and their sources. Members £1, Visitors £3.

Gluten Free Vegetarian Feast Night

Burgess Hill History Society – Hearth & Home

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Contact: Fred Avery 01444 235088.

Saturday 11 November, 09:30-12:30

Children’s Saturday Sewing

Made and Making, Garden Studio, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY A Saturday morning sewing session making Maddy the Cat for those aged 8 years and over. See website for full details. Cost £25. Contact: 07967 819540 Saturday 11 November, 10:00-14:00

Balcombe Village Craft, Gift & Produce Market

Victory Hall, Balcombe RH17 6HP Come and enjoy this market and be inspired for Christmas by the wide selection of stalls selling unique gifts including upholstery, handmade soaps, Neals Yard, local food produce: cakes, chutney, jams, Game On jellies, Monty Bojangles’ truffles and Luigi’s produce. Contact: 01444 811462. Saturday 11 November, 11:00-16:00

Mansion Market

Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row RH18 5JA Parking and entry are free to this lively market in beautiful surroundings. Clothing, crafts from many parts of the world, plants, delicious local organic produce and more. Puppet show, all-day café and taster therapy sessions. Something for everyone! To book a stall: 01342 824944. Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 November

Wood Machining Course

John Lloyd Fine Furniture, Bankside Farm, Ditchling Common RH15 OSJ This course is an introduction to using the machinery that might be found in a small to medium sized woodworking shop. Cost £300. Ideally some knowledge of woodworking is useful but not essential. Skill Level: Beginner/ intermediate. £590. Contact: John Lloyd 01444 480388 info@ Saturday 11 November

Chailey Bonfire Night

Andrew Wiles, Five Bells, Chailey Green, Nr Lewes BN8 4DA Remember, Remember the Fifth of November, Gunpowder Treason and Plot - I see no reason why you shouldn’t pop in for a pint or perhaps some food to warm you up before the fireworks! Contact: 01825 722259 Saturday 11 November, 19:30

Sussex Chorus – Mozart Requiem

Quiz and Ploughman’s Supper for reMEmber

Danny House, New Way Lane, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9BB Fund raising quiz for local charity. Question Master George Hill. Ploughman’s Supper, bar and grand raffle. £15. Tickets available from Vanilla, 40 High Street Hurst or by post from reMEmber, PO box 1647, Hassocks, BN6 9GQ. Saturday 11 November, 19:30

Quiz Night for MND

St Francis Sports & Social Club, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4EX See Local Living. Sunday 12 November, 09:30

Mid Sussex Ramblers – Remembrance Day Walk. Ashdown Forest

Millbrook East CP. 1 mile north of Nutley on east side of A22 TN22 3PJ Millbrook East CP, Nutley Windmill, Airman’s Grave. 15 minute stop for Remembrance gathering of many people from the forest area. Camp Hill, valley woodland walk, Millbrook East. 6mi/9.7km. Moderate. Contact: Tony 01444 473778 or 07597 199768. Sunday 12 & 26 November, 10:00-14:00

Conservation Work Parties

Bedelands Nature Reserve. Meet in Car Park, RH15 Help to maintain your local nature reserve and enjoy the workout for free. All tools supplied. Stay as long as you wish. Mary Smith (Secretary of Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network) 01444 242667. Sunday 12 November, 11:00

Crowne Plaza Felbridge Hotel Wedding Show

London Road, East Grinstead RH19 2BH Wedding fair with 40+ quality wedding suppliers with professional bridal catwalk show. Empirical Events Ltd 01424 310580. Sunday 12 November, 12:30

Swing Time Sweethearts Luncheon

Ashdown Park, Wych Cross, Nr Forest Row RH18 5JR A special Sunday Lunch with a live performance of classic wartime and swing songs by the amazing Swingtime Sweethearts. Tickets are £46.00 per person. Contact: 01342 824988

The King’s Church, 33-35 Victoria Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9LR A concert of Remembrance. Heading the programme is Mozart’s wonderful Requiem with additional works by Elgar and John Ireland. The choir will be supported by Kent Sinfonia. Tickets from 01444 412579, Burgess Hill Help Point, Carousel Music and

Monday 13 November, 10:30-12:00

Saturday 11 November, 19:30

Monday 13 November, 14:00 for

The Arts Society Steyning

The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning BN44 3XZ An illustrated lecture from Caroline Macdonald-Haig on The Christmas Story through paintings at the National Gallery. Visitors £5 are warmly welcomed with coffee at 10am. Enquiries: 01903 297553.

One of the best family days out in Sussex!

Golden Arrow Christmas Dinner 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December The Bluebell Railway’s Golden Arrow Pullman dining train is the perfect setting for a special meal with friends or an intimate evening for two. With Pullman Cars, Christine and Fingall, the train recreates the fabulous Golden Arrow which once linked London and Paris with the style and panache which made it one of the most glamorous and famous trains in the world. On board you will enjoy fine food and wine served to the standards of yesteryear.

Reindeer Specials 21st December Our Reindeer Specials depart from East Grinstead at 1.45pm and 4.15pm. On arrival at Horsted Keynes children can visit Father Christmas in his parlour and receive a gift. Adults can enjoy a free mince pie and there will be a chocolate treat for the children. The Reindeer family will be at the station with their sleigh and you will have plenty of time

to enjoy; The Victorian fairground, Christmas Pantry on platform 3, photos with Father Christmas, visit our reindeer family and the Elf House´ for our younger visitors

Santa Specials 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th December A Victorian fairground Christmas pantry on platform 3 Opportunity to have pictures taken with Santa Special ‘Elf House’ for our younger visitors NEW for 2017 - The Reindeer will be happy to meet everyone. They will be in the paddock adjacent to the platform at Horsted Keynes and there will be ample time to meet them.

Tel: 01825 720800

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Mid Sussex Philatelic Society

King Edward Hall, Lindfield RH16 2SL Turkey presented by Ted Kemp. (Lunch at the Bent Arms from 12.00). Contact: Jim Etherington 01273 471897 Monday 13 November, 14:30

Arts Society Henfield - Burned, Bombed or Bulldozed – Britain’s Lost Country Houses

The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 6DB Since 1900, 1,200 architecturally important houses have been destroyed in England – a 20th century phenomena and a tragedy. Guests welcome £5. Annual membership £29. Contact: 01273 494945 Monday 13 November, 19:45

Hassocks Field Society

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Ridgeview Wine Estate: From Vine to Glass a talk by Esther Dawson. Members £1.50. Visitors £2.00. Beryl Varley 01273 832351. Monday 13 November, 20:00

The Group for Unattached Men & Women Aged 50+

A pub in Burgess Hill A round of golf ? Day at the races? Country walk? Dinner? Casino? Quiz? Cinema? Holiday? These are events from The Group Diary. The Group meets in Burgess Hill on the first Monday evening of every month. Visit and give one of the contact numbers a call. Tuesday 14 November, 19:45

Ten New American Plants for British Gardens

Hurstpierpoint Horticultural Society, Club Suite, Village Hall, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY An illustrated talk by Steve Law, the owner of Brighton Plants which is based in Small Dole, who specialises in rare or difficult to source good garden plants. £1 members, £2 non-members. Kathy Green Wednesday 15 November, 10:15 for 10:45-12:00

The Arts Society Mid Sussex

£1 members and £3 visitors, including refreshments. Contact: Julie Budgen (Secretary) 01444 811641

Wednesday 15 November, 20:00-22:30

Meeting of the Royal Marines Association

Upstairs Function Room, The Royal British Legion, 9-11 Buckingham Road, Shoreham by Sea BN43 5UA A gathering of Ex Royal Marines and veterans to have a meeting about local events and to socialise together. Yearly Membership Fee of £15 plus £3 local subs. Contact: Maureen Copelin Maureen.copelin@ntlworld. com 01273 236437.

Made and Making, Garden Studio, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY Add the extra touch this year with beautiful presentation. Techniques for using calligraphy in the lead up to Christmas. See website for full details. Fee £60. 07967 819540.

Thursday 16 - Saturday 18 November, 19:30

Wivelsfield Little Theatre – House Guest

Wivelsfield Village Hall, off Eastern Road, Wivelsfield Green RH17 7QG See Local Living. Friday 17 November, 10:00-12:00

The Visually-Impaired Reading Group

Haywards Heath Library, 34 Boltro Road, Haywards Heath RH16 1BN This group meets every third Friday. Transport provided. If interested please contact Dorothy Lazenby on 01444 450947. Friday 17 November, 19:15-21:45

Music for Everyone

The Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX International organist Byron Jones. Entry £5 on door. Contact: Rosalie Birchmore 01444 241269. Friday 17 November, 20:00

Satis-Fiction: The Counterfeit Stones

Friday 17 November, 19:30-21:30

A talk by Peter Cockburn, philatelist – A collectors view of Balcombe and District

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Burgess Hill Theatre, Church Walk, Burgess Hill RH15 9AS Pip’s Pop-up Pantry, a coffee morning with a difference at the Theatre. Also, Box Office opens for annual Pantomime Cinderella.

One The Square, Forest Row, RH18 5HE Make a seasonal wreath using foraged twigs. Exquisite with all their subtle colours and textures. Perfect to hang on your front door. Lead by Ruby Taylor. Fee £40.One The Square 01342 826465 info@onethesquare.

Twig Wreath Making Workshop

Wednesday 15 November, 20:00

Wednesday 15 November, 20:00

Burgess Hill Theatre Club Coffee Morning

Saturday 18 November, 10:00-16:00

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN A Talk by Dr Anne Anderson on How we got IKEA! Scandinavian design 18801960. Non-members welcome: £7 on the door.

Upper Room, Town Hall, 40 Boltro Road, Haywards Heath RH16 1BA Mid-Sussex Group of the Ramblers Association (Sussex Area). Contact: Sue 01403 255654

Saturday 18 November, 10:00-13:00

Thursday 16 November, 19:00-21:30

Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN Now in their 26th year, these pieeyed pipers continue to deliver the best Rolling Stones ‘rusical’ on the circuit. Tickets from £22. Contact: 01444 242888.

Mid Sussex Ramblers Annual General Meeting

Sheffield Park Station The Bluebell Railway will be holding its 5th sponsored Track Trek between East Grinstead and Sheffield Park stations. Booking essential. Please contact The Bluebell Railway 01825 720800 for more details.

East Grinstead Society Meeting – A Brief History of William Major and Sons

Main Hall, East Court Mansion, East Grinstead RH19 3LT By Nicholas Major on his life and experiences as a fourth generation jeweller. £1 members and £3 per non-member. Contact: Joan Roberts 01342 322648. Saturday 18 November

Bluebell Railway Track Trek Between East Grinstead and

Christmas Calligraphy

Saturday 18 November, 15:00

Afternoon Tea Concert with Heber Opera

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Afternoon concert with tea and lovely homemade cakes! Enjoy lovely food and beautiful music. Tickets £12 or 01435 866737 Jenny Letton 01273 834703 Saturday 18 November, 19:30 for 20:00

1st West Hoathly Scouts Quiz Night

1st West Hoathly Scout Hut, Hilltop Road, West Hoathly RH19 4QJ Fundraising quiz night with the Quizmasters Dave and Ray. Get together a team of 6 and join in the fun. Cheeseboard provided. Bar available on the night. £5 per person. Contact: Tony Harvey 07903 977770 Saturday 18 November, 19:45-22:00

Haywards Heath Music Society Concert

Methodist Church, 28 Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN Highly gifted Australian guitarist Andrey Lebedev will perform a scintillating recital of music by Dowland, J.S. Bach and Villa-Lobos. £12 members/£15 non-members. Under 18/Students £3.00/£5.00. Contact: Christine Colbourne 01444 456227 www.haywardsheath Saturday 18 November, 20:00

The Yum Yums

The Fox Eating & Drinking House, Highbrook Lane, West Hoathly, RH19 4PJ Local Heathfield based band of musicians, playing an eclectic mix of songs, new and old, from Blues to Rock, to Reggae, to Ska and good old Pop. 01342 810644

Sunday 19 November, 14:00-18:00

Grape & Grain Annual Tasting

St Wilfrid’s Centenary Hall (behind Zizis), St Wilfrids Way, Haywards Heath RH16 3QH An incredible selection of wines, meet the distiller with Shoreham’s Slake Gin and meet the brewers with local brewery Heathen. Places limited. Cost: £15 from Grape & Grain. 01444 456217 ed@ www.grapegrain. Sunday 19 November, 14:45-17:00

The Mikado

The Birch Hotel, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath RH17 7SF The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Sussex presents its members and friends in excerpts from The Mikado. £6 for members and £12 for non-members, book in advance with Edwin Cowley. Contact: Edwin Cowley 01342 715709 Sunday 19 November, 18:30-21:00

Charity Concert

St. Michael’s Church, 158 High St, Lewes BN7 1XU Musical evening with choir and soloists in aid of registered charity Doctors for Nepal, including music by Telemann, Britten, Tchaikovsky, Finzi. £15 in advance from www. or £17 on the door. Contact: Cesca Eaton 07768 980960 cesca@ Sunday 19 November, 19:30

Wivelsfield Films – My Cousin Rachel

Wivelsfield Village Hall, off Eastern Road, Wivelsfield Green RH17 7QG See Local Living. Monday 20 November, 19:45-21:50

East Grinstead Natural History Society

St Barnabas Church Hall, Dunnings Road, East Grinstead RH19 4AT The Knepp Estate Re-Wilding project talk by Penny Green (Member of the Estate Management Team). £4.50 for guests including refreshments. Contact: The Secretary 01342 315051. Tuesday 21 November, 10:00-16:00

Bonhams Jewellery and Antiques Valuation Day

The Courtlands Hotel, 19-27 The Drive, Hove BN3 3JE Bonhams specialists will be at The Courtlands Hotel to give free advice and valuation of items for auction. or 01273 220000. Tuesday 21 November, 19:45

Wolstonbury WI Monthly Meeting

Club Suite, Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road BN6 9UY Annual Meeting and display of member’s craft. Contact: Jane Biggs 01273 834421.

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Wednesday 22 November, 14:00-16:30

East Grinstead Art Society– Workshop – Christmas Celebration

East Court, Cranston Suite, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT Visitors of all ages and abilities welcome £3 per meeting for non-members £20 yearly membership. Free parking available. Contact: Wednesday 22 November, 20:00-22:00

Sussex Bonsai Group – Group Meeting

Wivelsfield Village Hall, Eastern Road, Wivelsfield RH17 7QH We will be holding a Bonsai Demonstration, to be given by Lee Verhorevoort. All welcome. Free for first visit. Tea and coffee will be available. www. 07342-650713. Thursday 23 November, 12:00-14:00

My First Aga Christmas

The Aga Shop, 10 Market Square, Horsham RH12 1EU Christmas made easy for the new Aga owner, all the tricks and tips for a trouble free Christmas lunch. Cost: £24.00. Booking is essential. Contact: Pauline Hadfield, The Aga Shop, 01403 254955/ 01403 262588

Friday 24 – Saturday 25 November, 10:00-17:00

Hurstpierpoint Historical & Geographical Society

Cowdray Heritage, Cowdray Estate, Midhurst GU29 9AL For exquisite winter interiors and artisan giftware join us for our wonderful Winter Brocante Show in Sussex. Join us for an inspirational weekend shopping at the stunning Cowdray Estate. Contact: 01403 780381, 07821 730758.

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November, 09:0017:00 (16:00 Sun)

The Country Brocante Big Winter Fair

The Guide Hall, Trinity Road Car Park, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Out of Africa – 20 years travelling Southern Africa by speaker Peter Bates. Admission: Free to members. Non-members welcome: entrance fee £3. £2 to members of other Historical Societies.

Winter Fair

Friday 24 – Sunday 26 November, 10:30-16:00

Christmas Market

Weald & Downland Living Museum, Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU Buy Christmas gifts and enjoy a great day out, as over 100 stands ‘pop up’ all over the Museum’s site. £6 Adult (aged 16 and over), £4 Child aged 5 to 15 years, Free Child aged 4 years, Free Registered disabled plus single helper. Friday 24 November, 19:30

Crawley Keyboard Music Concert

Main Hall, Furnace Green Community Centre, Ashburnham Road, Furnace Green, Crawley RH10 6QU (New Venue) Great evening of live music showcasing international player Brett Wales. Members and visitors made welcome. Members £4. Visitors £6. Friday 24 November, 20:00-22:00

South of England Showground, Ardingly RH17 6TL Festive family fun with 100s of original Christmas gift ideas, food and drink, live music, street entertainment and Santa’s Grotto. £6 Adult. £5 Seniors/Students. Children under 16 free with a paying adult. Save £1 per ticket by booking online, offer ends midnight 24 November. 01444 892700 Saturday 25 November, 09:00-13:00

Hassocks Village Market

National Tyres Forecourt, 60 Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8AR A lively and bustling village market supporting local producers and crafts-people. Huge selection of fresh produce and much more. Music and singing, weather depending, plus Hassocks Football Club. Contact: Amanda Felix 01273 842701 or via Facebook Hassocks Village Market.

Saturday 25 November, 10:00-16:00

Home Design Centre Launch Day Duaris House, Imberhorne Way, East Grinstead RH19 1RL Meet home design experts and experience unrivalled design inspiration all under one roof in our new Home Design Centre. Contact: Pippa Bowker 01342 410535, www.duaris. Saturday 25 November

£10 Tray Day

Clive Miller Butchers, 2 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RU £10 Tray Days are on the last Saturday of every month. 20 different varieties of meats to choose from. Contact: Clive Miller 01273 832256. Saturday 25 November, 10:00-12:00

Autumn Fayre

Burgess Hill Methodist Church, London Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8QD Come and join in the fun. Competitions, various stalls, including cakes, bric-a-brac and books. Free entry. Entrance off Gloucester Road. From Saturday 25 November, 10:30-18:00

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Saturday 25 November, 11:00-17:30 & Sunday 26 November, 11:00-15:00

Saturday 25 November

Haywards Heath Christmas Festival Weekend: Let Christmas begin…

The Orchards Shopping Centre St Wilfrid’s Way, Haywards Heath RH16 3QH With music, rock & school choirs, jazz & brass bands, dancers, singers all weekend – not to mention Christmas Parade with Santa, real reindeer, alpacas, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Donald & Daisy Duck, Girl Guides & marching bands ahead of Town’s Christmas Lights switch on at 5.00pm Saturday! Free entry. On Saturday starting at 5.30pm there will also be a free firework display in Victoria Park. Nicola Bird, 01444 410620; Saturday 25 November, 16:00-17:00

A Feldenkrais ‘Awareness Through Movement’ Group Lesson

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Lessons involve exploring habits and patterns of movement (in sitting or lying) in order to find greater ease and comfort. Contact: Feldenkrais

St Andrews Night Supper and Dance

Normandy Centre, Denne Road, Horsham RH12 1JF A two-course meal preceded by a welcome drink followed by some easy Scottish Country dances. To book www.midsussexcaledoniansociety. newsletter@ Saturday 25 November 19:30-23:00

Fun Casino Night

Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Come along and try your luck! Winner gets a bottle of bubbly! Silent Auction and raffle - all in aid of RNLI. £10 (includes light supper). Contact: Jo Kaddish 07808 572215. Sunday 26 November, 10:00-16:00

Christmas Pudding Race

Broadwater Green, Worthing BN14 9DJ Race another team around a tough inflatable assault course, in fancy dress… whilst holding a Christmas pudding! Team of 3 – £15. 01903 52861. Sunday 26 November, 15:00

Afternoon Tea Concert with Heber Opera

Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Afternoon concert with tea and lovely homemade cakes! Enjoy lovely food and beautiful music! Tickets £12 or 01435 866737 Jenny Letton 01273 834703 j Monday 27 November, 13:45-16:00

Art Fund Sussex Lecture – Gluck: No Prefix, Suffix or Quotes

Danny House, New Way Lane, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9BB Biographer Diana Souhami will explore the life of Gluck the 20th century artist and trailblazer of gender fluidity. £26 – to include the wonderful Danny House tea. Contact: Gerard Bagley at Monday 27 November, 19:30

Mama Ghanoushe Supper Club

31 Keymer Road, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 8AH £27.50 in advance. See Facebook or for info. Monday 27 November, 19:45

Hassocks Field Society

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Shoreham Fort – Past, Present, and

Future - a talk by Sharon Penfold. Members £1.50.Visitors £2. Beryl Varley 01273 832351.

Wednesday 29 November, 19:45 for 20:00-22:00

East Grinstead RSPB In the Footsteps of Darwin – the Galapagos

Main Hall, East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT An interesting and illustrated talk by David Plummer. David is a dedicated conservationist. £4 members and £5 for guests. New members welcome. From Saturday 30 November, from 16:30

Glow Wild Winter Lantern Festival

Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, Nr Haywards Heath RH17 6TN Join us for a magical after-dark walk through Wakehurst’s beautiful botanic gardens and majestic woodlands, brought to life with glowing, handcrafted lanterns. Half-hour timed entry tickets until 7.30pm. Thursday to Sundays until 17 December. Adults £13 Child £7 and Family £38 Contact: 01444 894066. Make sure you get all your Diary Dates in to us by the 5th of the month before for inclusion in our listings. Email your Diary Date form, which can be found on, to

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Friday 24 November 7.30pm

• Largest Mercedes fleet in Sussex • Quality vehicles at competitive prices

FRIGG (FINLAND) Sunday 26 November 7pm

• Comprehensive 25 item safety inspection carried out before each hire • 24 hour 365 day Mercedes breakdown cover

• No mileage charge • FREE evening collection (subject to availability) • Ample free parking

Also available are sack trolleys & ratchet straps for hire Newhouse Farm, Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex BN6 9LL North Street, Horsham, West Sussex, RH121RG Box Office: 01403 750220


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The Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce is a vibrant and friendly organisation attracting both large and small businesses to network and share best practice. It focuses activities on six main points:

Be Supported

Our diverse membership ranges from sole traders to medium and large organisations. Members benefit from sharing information, knowledge and business opportunities.

Be Represented

The Chamber represents a strong voice within Worthing and Adur and further afield representing local business on many committees, councils and working groups.



Be Connected

Our networking events attract both new and established businesses, with a choice of events to suit everyone. For all the current events visit www.worthing

If you are a business in Worthing & Adur, the Chamber could assist in numerous ways to connect, support and grow your company

Be Developed

Our Peer to Peer Mentoring with like-minded business people all keen to share expertise, willing to learn from and support each other. Facilitated by the Chambers’ experienced team and run over 12 months.

Be Trained

Wise Up2 training opens the doors to a whole plethora of subjects. These short courses are limited in size to ensure all delegates take away as much knowledge as possible.

Be Promoted

Members can raise their profile through sponsorship, working groups, member-tomember offers and specialist workshops.

CEO Tina Tilley says, “life at the Chamber is never dull, and our wide and varied membership ensures that we continually strive to

be the best we can be, and to provide the very best for our members.” The annual flagship event for the Chamber is The Better Business Show that takes place on Thursday 1st February at the Assembly Hall Worthing. This event is supported by the Adur & Worthing Business

Partnership and local sponsors. Stand bookings are now open and filling fast. This event is a ‘must’ in the 2018 business calendar for all businesses in the area. The show is your chance to get to know local success stories and network with some of the most proactive companies in the area.

What can you look forward to as a delegate? B2B Exhibition – with over 80 stands, •meet, network and introduce your

business Support – Free business support for start up and growing businesses including information about grants and finance Growth – Opportunities to meet buying teams from some of our areas larger companies Advice – This year’s Expert Zone will feature drop in sessions on finance, legal,

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branding, PR and more

Connect – Network over a light lunch, •a place to meet and mingle at the Sussex

Food Court Promote – Meet, network and share experiences at the Exhibition Digital Garage top tips on how to make your business more visible online with exciting workshops More details on this unmissable event at Chamber-Events

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MOT Repairs Welding Engine Diagnostics

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Gutter Clearing and Moss Removal • Gutter Clearing • Covering the Mid Sussex Area • Residential and Commercial Properties • Family Run Business

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Made and Making Creative workshops

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Creators of beautiful gardens

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Burgess Hill Accupuncture Clinic The range of treatments we offer have evolved over many thousands of years. Where conventional medicine cannot help, we often can, especially in the relief of pain. So do contact us to see what we can do for you. Suite 4, 1 Teknol House, Victoria Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 9LH

Tel: 07735 083316

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Mobile Showroom Free Estimates Carpet Cleaning Service Available

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• Servicing and repairs on all makes and models of sewing machines from £40 • Local agent for Brother and Juki machines • Fabric library and sewing accessories • Friendly, knowledgeable service

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Because every life is unique

Showroom: 27 Hartfield Road, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5DY

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Domestic and commercial pest control by qualified and insured female technician

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Tel: 07947 242467

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• Lawn Mowing/ Grass Cutting • Spring/Autumn Trim & Tidy w w w. a l s g a r d e n s . c o . u k

Vanessa Akers

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• Rubbish Removal

Fully Insured

No job too big or small, we love them all!


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BHW Glass Ltd

Painting and Decorating

Specialists in quality replacement windows, doors & conservatories Over 25 years of experience For all your Domestic & Commercial Painting & Decorating needs Whether you need a single door painted, damaged paintwork or wallpaper replaced, or a whole room or house redecorated, you can rely on me to provide a proffessional and skilled service. Call now for a free estimate

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Adrian Inman | Mob: 07810 752608 | Tel: 01444 443972 |


The Gables, Church Road, Partridge Green, West Sussex, RH13 8JS

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Open to both members & non-members

Contact information: 0800 292 7625 07553 933 120


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QUALITY. INTEGRITY. RELIABILITY A full-service decoration company with more than 15 years of experience. Our staff pride themselves not only on the quality of the work, but also their professionalism. We will turn up on time and do work at the very highest specification for the agreed price.

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Enhancing your outdoor space If your driveway is looking tired

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ELECTRICIAN Covers All Sussex Areas

Undertakes all Electrical Work. No job too small

Specialising in Wool, Yarn & Needlecrafts ♥ Knit, Crochet & Natter ♥ Creative Machine Stitching ♥ Needle Felting ♥ Glass Painting ♥ Children’s Parties ♥ Holiday Workshops ♥ Quilting

Tom’s Food offers a relaxed, stylish space to indulge in tasty coffees, brunch dishes and seasonal lunches along with teas and homemade cakes. In the evenings Tom caters for private dining, with bespoke menus as well as pop up restaurant nights.

‘A Safe Pair of Hands’

Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 4pm

FULLY INSURED AND REGISTERED FREE ESTIMATES Corner House, High Street, Cuckfield, West Sussex, RH17 5JX

Tel: 01444 473 384

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Stockists of King Cole, Gutermann, West Yorkshire Spinners, DMC, buttons, ribbons, felt, fabrics 130 South Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4LQ 01444 455611

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Landscaping Garden Care • All aspects of landscaping & design • Walls • Paving • Fencing • Ponds • Turfing • Hedges cut • Mowing • Garden clearance • General maintenance • Block paving & patio surface renovations • Royal Botanic Gardens trained • 25 Years experience • Fully insured Tel Steve on

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

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

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Forest ow  Market Market     ForestRRow established 1980 First Saturday Woodburning First  Saturday  Monthly Monthly   01342 311550 10am – 3pm Stoves 10am   –  Hartfield 3pm   Road Community Centre, > Installation of Up & Over, Roller and Sectional garage doors Community   C entre     PlumPton Winners: NABMA, Britain’s Best > Repair and maintenance Green Small Community Market Hartfield   Road  2017   > Professional tradesman showroom & reliable 01273Phone890322 To book ain   stall please call first Grand  Finalist   the   Sussex   Food  >> Trustworthy Free quotations Sue Young, Market Manager &  Drink   Awards   > Family run business Tel:01342 7780622017  

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Keeping Business Local! HOURS OF OPERATION

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Unit 18, SM Tidy’s Industrial Estate, Ditchling Common, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 8SG Tel: 01444 241455

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Sue Young,  Market  Manager   Tel:01342  778062   Facebook:  @Frowmarket


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established since 2001

Sussex Handyman

• Painting and decorating • Fully insured • Property maintenance • Professional tradesmen • Trustworthy, reliable • Flatpack furniture • Free quotes • Kitchens and bathrooms • Family run business

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• MOT Welding • Valeting

• Trade / Retail / Dents / Scratches / Stains

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• Loan Cars Available

• Local Pick Up Service

Unit 27, Mid Sussex Business Park, Ditchling Common, Ditchling, West Sussex BN6 8SE Email: Tel: 01444 254910 / 07788 580024

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Locally based in Hassocks With over 40 years experience

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House Signs • Handcarved house names • House numbers • Restoration carving

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Tel: 01444 25 33 28


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Established 25 years. City and Guilds Qualified. 07761 065857 01444 456105

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The right fire for your home... Installation and servicing of gas and electric fires

Available 6 days a week

Grate Fires of Sussex

Tel: 01444 452626


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With Manipulation and Laser Therapy

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Dorothy Dickson

D.S.Ch., M.Inst. Ch.P., Dip.I.I.H.H.M. 72 West Street, Burgess Hill Tel. 01444 870429 Laser Therapy and Acupuncture for Foot – Knee – Hip – Back Shoulder – Neck – Elbow

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