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Editor’s comment

As the Summer season starts, it’s time to prepare the picnic hampers, cut up the cucumber and hang up the bunting. This issue is packed full of local Summer fairs and events for you to visit, the team here at Sussex Living are looking forward to seeing if they can strike it lucky in the tombola! Have a look from page 76 to find the fairs, fetes and events near you. On page 54 we have some perfect picnic ideas for you to try, and why not follow it up with a lovely, refreshing gin & tonic cake, recipe on page 56, which will add a zingy twist to any picnic. For Father’s Day on June 18th, we celebrate the journey of fatherhood with Chris Birks; go to page 66 to read how his little bundle of fun has changed his life. The outdoors theme is definitely running through this issue, with part two of our alfresco homes and garden feature starting on page 26. Read how you can make the most your garden space, turning it into a paradise as comfortable as inside your home. If you fancy dipping your toes in an outdoor swimming pool, Pells Pool is the perfect place for you. Robert Veitch went for a visit to learn about the fascinating history, turn to page 48 to find out more. Hanna Lindon has been investigating the treasures that lie beneath us in the Sussex ground, taking us on a geological journey from fossils to flint hidden in our soil. She has managed to capture some beautiful images, including our stunning cover picture. Turn to page 40 to see more. We would like to say thank you to our advertisers who kindly donated the prizes for our Easter Quiz in the April issue. Turn to page 65 to see the answers and who the lucky winners were. From us all at Sussex Living, we hope you are having a great start to the Summer and enjoy reading the magazine.

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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. Social Lunch Clubs for the Visually Impaired If you are older, with poor or no sight would you consider coming to a club which caters especially for you? The Clayton & Hassocks Clubs serve people from the Burgess Hill, Hassocks & Hurstpierpoint area. They meet on alternate Wednesdays from 10.30 – 2.15. Transport is provided. There is a home cooked lunch. The cost is £5 a session. We play games, using a sighted helper; have occasional speakers and an annual outing. We are part of 4Sight (the West Sussex Association for the Blind). Our Leader is Dorothy Lazenby. To get in touch please call 01444 450947. You or your senior relative are most welcome to come and try us out!

Cuckfield Royal Observer Corps Post Bunker The opening dates for 2017 are: Bank Holiday Monday 29th May 11am - 5pm, Saturday 15th July 11am-5pm and Sunday 16th July 10am till 2pm (Festival of British Archaeology) and Sunday 6th August 11am - 5pm. In 1962 an underground bunker was built near Cuckfield churchyard as part of the Royal Observer Corps Post. It formed part of the Cold War early warning system and stayed in place until 1991 when the Post was closed. Mark Russell and Ed Combes have restored the bunker to how it would have looked at closure and have many interesting photos and artifacts which can be viewed above ground. For more information visit: services/visits. Any other queries please contact Mark Russell 07789 266243, Ed Combes 07970 832667 or Phillipa Malins 01444 452307.

Ditchling Film Society On Thursday, 1 June 2017 we shall be showing A Bigger Splash. Rock legend, Marianne Lane, (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic

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island of Pantelleria with her partner, Paul, (Matthias Schoenaerts) when the bombastic old flame, Harry, (Ralph Fiennes) arrives unexpectedly with his precocious daughter, Penelope, (Dakota Johnson). Director: Luca Guadagnino. English, Italian 2015. 125 mins. 15 Cert On Thursday, 6 July 2017 our film will be The Moon & the Sledgehammer, a fascinating and witty British cult documentary made in 1971 about the eccentric lives of the Pages. The family live a simple but a successful selfsustained life in near isolation in their ramshackle woodland home in Sussex. Director: Philip Trevelyan. English 1971. 69 mins. U Cert The films will be shown in Ditchling Village Hall. Our films start at 8.00pm. 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.

Short Mat Bowls Club The Ashurst Wood Short Mat Bowls Club meets every Friday afternoon at Ashurst Wood Village Centre. We have all ages and abilities and the hall is accessible for walkers and wheelchairs alike. It also has a large car park and is not far from the bus stops. Bowls is a game of skill that is easy to learn. We are able to teach beginners as well as those who have played outdoors on grass or long mat indoors. We have all the equipment needed for new players to borrow; all you need is a flat pair of shoes or trainers. Best of all you pay nothing until your 4th week. So you can come and try before you pay and then it’s just £2.50 a session. Friday afternoon is a very good time to meet friends, enjoy a game and chat over tea or coffee to set you up for the weekend. Please contact A Tyrrell on 01342824359, for more information.

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Hassocks twinned with Montmirail in the champagne producing region of France in 1992. Later, a 3 way twin was achieved with Wald-Michelbach in Germany. Hundreds of exchanges have taken place since. European visitors to Hassocks love its shops, cafes, pubs, windmills and the delights of nearby Brighton. A housing scheme in Montmirail is named Place Hassocks. An ‘Octoberfest’ at Downlands School showcased each community’s plans for tourism, energy and conservation. Battle re enactments took place in Montmirail in 2014. Regular visits to Germany are made at Heimatfest. Future plans involve exploration of wine production, history, culture, languages, youth involvement and sports. Hassocks Twinning Association with Hassocks Parish Council are welcoming visitors from our Partner Towns on Saturday 3rd June and will hold a 25th Anniversary public event in Adastra Park and Hall from 10.30am to include all things English - local art, crafts, photography, tea, cakes and ice creams, Punch and Judy, Maypole dancing, dog show, model train rides, beer festival, stalls, vintage games, food and wine. The 1814v4 Napoleonic dancers from Montmirail, Ditchling Mummers, Town Crier and local band The Jazz Dukes will all make guest appearances so that Sussex can truly ‘Celebrate Hassocks’.

Mid Sussex Older People’s Council (MSOPC) are excited to announce that they will be hosting activities in St Johns Church as part of the Burgess Hill Festival on Thursday 8th June from 10am until 3pm. There will be a whole host of activities on offer including flower arranging workshops, hand massages, various stands and live music. Also, our regular weekly IT drop-in 11.00am1.00pm for help with your computer, tablet or smart phone. The Spire Café will also be serving refreshments on the day, and for the first 100 people over 60 who book to attend in advance, we will provide a voucher for a free tea or coffee and a sandwich to the value of £4.00. Please note this will be on a first come first served basis! MSOPC are a local charity who aim to reduce loneliness and isolation and help to open the lines of communication between older residents and the local authorities. To book your place or become a supporter of MSOPC, please phone 01444 242760 and leave your name, telephone number and e-mail address if you have one. We look forward to seeing you there!

Voices of the South Ditchling Singers We are a friendly local group who enjoy singing with our MD, Brett Wellcome. We meet fortnightly at the Meeting House, Ditchling on a Sunday afternoon, 4.00 - 6.00 pm, £4.00 per session. If you would like to try a free taster session, we would be happy to welcome you. No audition needed, just come and join in the singing on Sunday June 4th and 18th. For further details 01273 844818.

Sussex Students Cook up a Storm for Local Charity! This June, don’t miss out on the most exciting pop up dining experience of the summer, ‘Cooking for the Starrs’. This popular annual event, brainchild of the Starr Trust, sees student chefs create some inspirational 5-course menus for 70 lucky diners, all helping to raise funds for this local children’s charity. The competition comprises teams of young chefs from Northbrook College battling it out to win the coveted trophy. Diners will enjoy a champagne reception and will go on to critique and vote on each course, immaculately presented by chefs and front of house. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy some fine dining created by young chefs of tomorrow

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before they start out on their professional careers. Many of the previous competition winners and participants have gone on to work in some fantastic kitchens. Date: Thursday June 8th 6.30pm. Tickets: £25 to include 5 courses and champagne reception. Venue: Arundel Restaurant, West Durrington Campus, Littlehampton Road, Worthing, BN12 6NU Please go to www.starrtrust. com/events for more info, email or call Tracey on 01273 715882 to buy tickets.

Members of Henfield Garden Club propagate, sew seeds and plant cuttings from their own gardens to ensure there are lots of sturdy plants to choose from, and the prices are very reasonable indeed! This year we are in a different venue in the village, we will be in the garden of Henfield Village Hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday 10th June, and will also be serving teas and coffees. Come and see us and find some beautiful plant bargains and a warm welcome!

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As part of the BBC’s Music Week, there’s a very special weekend happening on the 10th and 11th June in The Orchards in Haywards Heath. The Ensemble Reza has joined forces with us to bring together the very best musical talent performing live. We all know about the power of music; to enjoy, to soothe, to inspire and, more importantly, to benefit so many people in so many ways. Research has found that music can positively affect everyone, from calming bouncing

During the Henfield Arts & Gardens weekend, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday 10-11 June, Henfield Garden Club will once again be holding their annual plant sale/swap event. This has proved very popular in previous years, with a huge number of residents and visitors no doubt inspired by walking round the truly beautiful gardens on display in Henfield, coming to buy plants to take home for their own garden.

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babies to re-awakening memories for those with Dementia. “Music may be the food of love, but it’s also so much more than that,” says Orchards Manager, Nicola Bird. “Music can excite our senses and heal the mind. And here in Haywards Heath, we’re incredibly lucky to have some of the very best musicians and singers in the country and I’m hoping everyone, young and old, will come and enjoy what promises to be the most wonderful weekend.” The Power of Music begins at 10.00 am on Saturday 9th June and will be opened by the new High Sheriff, Lady Emma Barnard, and Town Mayor, Jim Knight. On Sunday, the start time is 11.00 am.

and will be treading the boards for the Charity. Fund-raising for research into the serious illness of Crohn’s Disease has recently passed the fantastic figure of £80,000, but reading in the latest CICRA magazine of a 2 year old boy being diagnosed with it confirms the fact that fund-raising must continue to eventually find the cause and also a cure for the painful, debilitating long term illness. So please come along to the Adastra Hall and support the cause whilst having an enjoyable evening of variety entertainment. Advance tickets can be purchased at £5 each (refreshments included), and to find out further information please call 01273 845291.

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‘Summer Variety’ sees two hours of song, dance, fun, magic and audience singalongs at the Adastra Hall in Keymer Road, Hassocks on Friday 16th June at 7.30pm. Local concert party ‘Friends and Neighbours’ are in their 40th year of entertaining

Sussex Chorus presents Mendelssohn’s much-loved oratorio Elijah at 7.00 pm on Saturday 17th June at St Bartholomew’s Church, Ann Street, Brighton, BN1 4GP. The composer conducted the premiere in 1846 in Birmingham

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On Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th June, 11am-5pm. We are so excited about our 22 gardens which are opening this year, 8 of them are new! It is a chance to see the beautiful designs, compact plots, hidden jewels and favourites from last year. Many of them will be serving refreshments and lovely homemade treats. The Scarecrow trail is now a big part of the Village walkabout weekend as you go from garden to garden. The leaflets with all the information will be available on the day from the nursery situated next to Jolesfield Primary School, Littleworth Lane RH13 8JE. Copies will also be in the village shops and will be delivered to all houses in the Partridge Green and Dial Post Newsletter. The No.17 Southdown bus covers most of the route. Parking is available behind the village hall, and there are plenty of comfort stops along the way. All in aid of various charities.

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Brighton Festival Chorus. Martlets is a charity that cares for people living through a terminal illness in and around Brighton and Hove. Our care is only free thanks to the generosity of people like you; every donation will help us change lives. Brighton Festival Chorus – one of the UK’s leading symphony chorus’ is 50 next year. They are raising funds for a fantastically diverse musical year in 2018 including a concert in France commemorating the end of WWI. They will be singing Britten’s War Requiem.

World Class Modern Art comes to Haywards Heath Open and free to the public from 22 June to 16 July, the ‘Walking on Water’ art exhibition will be showing 48 artworks from the Methodist Modern Art Collection by artists such as Graham Sutherland, Elisabeth Frink and Edward Burra. Located in two churches which have been turned into galleries, the exhibition is open from 12pm–4pm, Mon-Sat at Haywards Heath Methodist Church (Perrymount Road – near the station) and Haywards Heath United Reformed Church (South Road – town centre). A programme of talks, workshops and musical concerts is scheduled during the exhibition and refreshments are available at both venues. For more details see our website at www. or call Nicola on 01444 412927.

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images from Cuckfield Museum’s photo archive will show how some premises are still instantly recognisable despite their dramatic change of use and we aim to bring the past to life with items from our collection including a display of various tools of the trade that would once have been familiar to so many of Cuckfield’s residents.

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The Wings Museum The Wings Museum in Balcombe pays tribute to our gallant armed forces who served in World War Two from all nations including: British, Common Wealth, Free French, American, Polish, Russian, German and even Japanese. This unique emotionally moving museum is brought to life by the sounds and music of the times. Each artifact tells its own unique personal story; these stories are of tragedy, self sacrifice, luck, romance and heroism. Visitors are taken on a journey through themed displays of original memorabilia and relics relating to the Battle of Britain, Blitz, Home Front, Royal Air Force, Bomber Command, US 8th Air Force, D-Day and beyond including the last battles of World War Two. Take a step inside the C-47 Dakota made famous during the D-Day operations of 6th June 1944, experience what it was like to be a paratrooper on D-Day complete with sound and images. The Wings Museum has a lot to offer visitors from all walks of life and is great for children and families too, displays are all on one level meaning it is very accessible for wheelchairs, a visit to Wings will not disappoint.

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their families in the South East to deal with the difficulties that can result from kidney failure, are holding Family Fun Day at Stanmer Park. Based at the Kidney Unit of the Brighton & Sussex University Hospital in Brighton the charity is run by a voluntary committee comprised mainly of kidney patients. Our prime task is to help these patients from the original diagnosis through to dialysis and in some cases the transplants that follow. This summer, to raise funds, we are holding a Family Fun Day at Stanmer Park, Brighton, on Saturday 22nd July from 2pm onwards. We will have various stalls, a bouncy castle, face painting, a tombola, a refreshment area and more, and for the family pet - a Dog Show! In fact, fun and amusement for all the family, whatever the age. Entrance is free. Dog Show participation is £1.00 per dog per class. For further information please contact Helga on 01273 842030 or Judy on 01273 231095

Cuckfield Museum Archive Photo Exhibition Although the outline of Cuckfield’s High Street buildings looks much as it did a hundred years ago, the trade carried on in them has changed beyond all recognition. Butcher, baker, ironmonger, haberdasher, grocer and two banks have been replaced by boutique clothing, cafes, estate agents, hairdressers, beauticians and lifestyle stores. Several shops and businesses, plus one of the original coaching inns, have been converted to residential use. Starting from June 17th,

On Friday 11th August there will be an afternoon of charity racing at Brighton Racecourse in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust and Whoopsadaisy. The Charity Marquee Package is £70 per head plus VAT per person, which includes: Premier Enclosure Admission Badge, places/tables in a luxury marquee for the afternoon, three course lunch and raceday programme. Cost of ticket includes Charity Donation and Charity fund raising during the afternoon. Arrival midday and depart approx. 6pm. This is a great day out to entertain clients or just to spend with family and friends, your support would be greatly appreciated. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people aged between 13 and 24 who are diagnosed with cancer. By understanding how cancer affects their life and providing a range of services that supports those around them, Teenage Cancer Trust is helping support all of the young person’s needs. Whoopsadaisy is a local charity helping children with cerebral palsy, or other motor disorders, live life as independently as possible. Based in Preston Park, Brighton, Whoopsadaisy provides weekly Conductive Education sessions which help children develop their physical, social and communication skills. There is an Under-fives Group, which parents attend so they can continue helping their child at home. And for 5-12 year olds there are Saturday sessions and Holiday Clubs which also enable parents to take a break. www. Please contact Richard Soan for tickets on 01273 486110 or

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Weirwood Talk The September edition of Sussex Living carried information about a new talk on the ‘History, development and management of Weirwood Local Nature Reserve’. Several organisations have booked this talk which will be bookable until Easter 2018. The Friends of Weir Wood Society was formed 20 years ago to help manage and develop this nature reserve. The presentation takes about an hour and includes many pictures of plants and animals photographed on the Reserve. Inclusion of more information about a wider range of plants and animals found on the site allows the talk to be extended, if required. Afternoons or evenings possible. An agreed fee will be donated to the Friends. Any groups wishing to hear this talk should contact Peter via

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Stress and Anxiety When stress or anxiety get out of hand these otherwise healthy emotions can become overwhelming. The right therapy can help fi nd balance again Most of us will be able to identify a time in our life when we felt stressed and or anxious. Like all emotions, stress and anxiety can be described as being on a continuum – so we can experience high and low levels of stress and anxiety depending upon the context; and these emotions can sometimes be very helpful or feel really unhelpful. One way of defining stress is when we feel the physical or emotional demands placed upon us are greater than the resources we have to draw on. Anxiety can be described as an emotion that can result when we perceive a level of ‘threat’ and the threat may be ‘real’ or feared, physical or emotional. In the short-term stress and anxiety can be facilitative, and we can often forget the helpful and adaptive element of these emotions. For example, think about how a deadline at school or work can sometimes help make us work a bit harder and focus our energies because of the ‘stress’ they may induce in us. Having a slightly raised level of stress and anxiety can help our performance and help us find new resources and solutions. However, at the other end of the stress and anxiety continuum, we know that heightened levels over a long period of time can feel very unhelpful, and for some people the experiences associated with these emotions can be debilitating and very disabling. Our world can start to feel as though it’s shrinking and nowhere feels safe; the world outside seems to be full of threat and danger. This

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Let the wet look reign again as you rediscover the charms of vinyl miniskirts, trousers and coats By the time the 60s came around, people were more than ready to shrug off the conformity of the 50s fashion and wanted their clothes to reflect the radical social change the world was experiencing. Although invented in 1926, vinyl had so far mainly been used for coating shower curtains, umbrellas and raincoats. So when the designers of the 60s realised that vinyl was perfect for their modern, futuristic designs and complemented the geometric and boxy garments of the times, they started using this synthetic material with a vengeance. Miniskirts, A-line

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antioxidants, wholegrain fibre and lean protein; healthy eating has been proven to slow mental decline too. Blueberries don’t make the ‘Superfood’ list for nothing. Studies have shown the fruit can protect the brain from oxidative stress. Salmon is rich in omega three essential fatty acids – a great anti-inflammatory boost for the brain and avocados are packed with B vitamin known as folate, which helps blood flow, memory and concentration. 3. Challenge yourself Learning something new or doing it for the first time can build neural pathways in our brain. These new connections build up a reserve that can provide contingency against future brain cell loss. Mentally stimulating activities include doing a crossword, maths puzzle or even learning a new language. Hobbies that require some manual dexterity such as crafts, drawing and painting can also help.

When it comes to taking care of ourselves, much of the focus tends to be on our bodies as we strive to look good, feel good and keep fit. Our minds and mental wellbeing are also well catered for now with mindfulness, meditation and yoga all mainstream options. But all too often we forget about our physiological brain health and the importance of maintaining this. Although strictly speaking the brain isn’t a muscle, it should be treated as if it were, due to it’s amazing ability to respond to training to improve cognitive function. Medical experts regularly extol the importance of keeping your brain healthy and stimulated to ward off cognitive

decline and related illnesses. Remember - use it or lose it! Read on for some key ways to keep the old grey matter in tiptop condition: 1. Exercise, exercise, exercise You know me, exercise is the answer to many of life’s ills and of course it helps with brain function too. Increasing the brain’s oxygen levels through exercise encourages a healthy environment for brain cell repair and regeneration. Any activity will be beneficial but one that involves coordination too (such as dance) keeps the brain on its toes and processing the next movement. 2. You are what you eat It’s not just our bodies that benefit from a diet rich in

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Take a look at our Award-winning Farm Shop and deli counter. We have a tasty selection of Summer time treats – ideal for picnics or barbecues. Choose from homemade, medal-winning pies and sausages, superb Sussex cheeses and continental delicacies. Relax over a light, al fresco lunch, refreshing cold drink or tea and decadent cakes in our spacious Café.

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In the 1970s Andrew Hildrew, a natural sciences graduate, interested in ‘food webs’ set out to investigate Broadstone Stream on Ashdown Forest. This runs from Broadstone Farm under the B2110 to the River Medway east of Forest Row. Many biological surveys are snapshots of species or habitats and not systematically followed up. Surveys of this watercourse have continued for over 40 years and recognised internationally as the longest running biological survey of a stream. The work has since been mirrored in streams around the world. A food web is the links of feeding among living things in a habitat. Generally large predators eat smaller prey but they may have preferences, called links. When larger feeders are very selective less favoured species flourish and vice versa. This is one of the main factors determining the numbers and species populating a habitat. Environmental factors and human activity will moderate this. The chain starts with aquatic vegetation decay providing nutrients for algae, food for crawling insects and places to hide from predators. Other food sources originate from streamside – leaves from bushes and trees, insects, eggs laid by insects or other animals etc. A wide range of species of animals without backbones, called invertebrates, can be found in streams. These range in size from 1-50mm or more. They feed on living and dead plant matter and on other smaller species of invertebrates. An example of

life in a stream is that damselfly eggs hatch into nymphs; (newly hatched insects not resembling the adult). Nymphs feed on other life forms but themselves are food for other maturing insects. Invertebrates found in the stream include Mayfly, Smooth newt larvae plus two major predators, the Caddis fly, voracious feeders, and the Alderfly. These invertebrates, are in turn, taken by higher forms such as frogs and fish. Detailed research over four decades carried out by the originator and subsequently his students, has shown how the range of species and numbers vary over time. The smallest species in the food web are found predominately in the upper reaches of the stream, which are less accessible to their predators. The food naturally flows from the upper reaches down the watercourse to the main river. The population of the stream will vary with the rate of water flow. Long periods of heavy rain have the effect of washing species further downstream but Broadstone Stream has many low flow areas, small pools called refugia, which help to retain the community of invertebrates. Any decrease in a predator group allows their prey species to proliferate. In 2002 modification of stream conditions allowed brown trout from the main river system to come into the tributary resulting in a substantial decrease in number of caddis flies, thus allowing their prey to increase in number.

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ringed dragonflies preferred the more acidic conditions for breeding. Reduction in atmospheric sulphur and other toxic emissions resulted in decreased acidity then to a decline in the numbers of these dragonflies. By 1988 invertebrate species in one section of the stream had reduced to 28, yet by 2002 had risen to 128. Improving the environment can only be successful with better understanding of each habitat and Water Boatman the balance of nature. Even minor




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Certain factors such as temperature, oxygen level and acidity or the introduction of toxic substances, affect the fauna and flora of streams. As acidity increases biodiversity decreases. Frogs can survive in more acidic conditions than one of their prey, mayfly larvae. Fewer adult mayflies means fewer eggs and reduced numbers of mayflies the following year. Acid rain in the 1980s affected Ashdown Golden Ring Forest increasing acidity of the dragonfly Broadstone stream. Golden WTY-808-90527-Haywards_Heath-190x130-from15-S3-P2-TT1-22mar17-PRINT.pdf

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Style up your outside space with part two of our guide to living alfresco this summer

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Alfresco Living In Part two of our series on how to get the most from your garden this summer, we look at the ways in which you can make your outside space as comfortable as inside your home. So whether you’re looking for new furniture, accessories or a gazebo, here’s our guide for creating your very own slice of alfresco paradise.


There are three things you need to consider before investing in garden furniture. Firstly, the level of usage you hope to enjoy, as this will influence the weight and size of the furniture; secondly, the amount of outdoor space you have and finally, where you will store the furniture over the winter months. If storing in a garage or shed, you might want to consider furniture that folds or stacks, or if you’re planning

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on leaving it out all year round, you need to consider suitable materials and protective covers. For those looking for contemporary style and weatherproof features, rattan furniture made from high quality resin, which is resilient against both rain and UV damage, could be a great option. The steel or aluminium frames are hard wearing and there are a vast variety of styles and colours available. Choose from modular sofas, chairs and tables, adding your choice of coloured cushions. This is the ultimate in low maintenance garden furniture as it can be left out all year; just remember to bring in the cushions. A more traditional look can be gained from wooden furniture, which is usually made from teak, or eucalyptus wood. These are both tropical hardwoods which produce continued on page 28

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When it comes to proper lounging there is an infinite variety of options now available. If comfort and relaxation are important to you, it’s worth giving this some thought. Hammocks are perennially popular. They are easy to hang if you have trees or a supporting structure, such as a pergola, to hook them up. Even without this, it is now possible to get freestanding hammocks. These are suspended on a wooden or metal bow-shaped frame. Once the summer is over, simply take down and store. Adult swing seats have also swung back into fashion. Both soothing and stylish, like the hammock, they can be hooked up to any supporting structure already in the garden. Alternatively, a portable pod

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with a canopied shade, which look like small igloos. Other lounging options include traditional steam loungers, rocking loungers, bean bags and the good old fashioned canvas deckchair. All offer the chance to unwind, chill out and escape the pressures of 21st century living for a couple of hours.


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Hot tubs give you the chance to create a garden spa, offering the benefits of health and relaxation. This particular form of hydrotherapy can help with everything from stress to insomnia and a hot tub is a luxurious addition to any garden. Different sizes are available, along with varying numbers of hydrotherapy jets. They can be installed on a patio and for those with decking, it is possible to sink the tub into a slightly raised area of the floor,

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Friend or Foe? Defeat pesky pests in your garden this summer by harnessing the power of natural predators

‘The World of Aphids’ is a depressing topic for a gardening article. For a start, there are so many different aphid species; approximately 500 in the UK alone. Colonies range in size from a few dozen individuals to tens of thousands. They feed by sucking the sugary, nutritious sap from leaves and stems. Some are fussy eaters, requiring a specific type of plant but most aphids are less picky and will nosh up anything within reach. Once attacked, a plant has to spend valuable resources replacing the sap and quickly healing over the wounds. Aphids excrete ‘honeydew’ as they feed; in effect, aphid faeces - yuck! Mould spores wafting around in the air are attracted to the honeydew, making ideal conditions for a secondary infection to set in. Aphids are usually wingless, but if a colony becomes too large for the host plant to support, they can spontaneously grow wings and fly off to find another food source. And just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse - guess what? Many aphid species are born ‘pregnant’ with the next generation ready to go. The term ‘aphid’ includes what we commonly refer to as greenfly, whitefly and blackfly,


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(tiny black insects found inside flowers are not blackfly - they are harmless pollen beetles). Aphids usually congregate on young growth where the plant tissue is soft. How to control them? In the first instance, I would recommend waiting for 24 hours in case natural predators move in. If they fail to materialise or the plant is severely infested, then act quickly. Removing aphids by hand is tedious, but instantly effective. Their soft bodies make them vulnerable to squashing. If this does not appeal (!) then a powerful jet of water from a hose will quickly knock them off. Old-fashioned chemical controls tended to kill everything in sight. Modern sprays are designed to be more specific, but great care should be taken. Spray early in the morning, or at dusk when the likelihood

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Flight of Summer The sight of the year’s first swallow is one the surest indicators that summer is on the way; nothing ever prepares one for the exhilarating swoop of those crescent wings as they hunt for insects in flight Particularly fond of open pasture, with access to water and quiet farm buildings, swallows can often be seen strafing the air, dipping startlingly close to ponds as they skim the surface for prey. Moving at speeds almost too fast to follow, they dart and turn in what seems like impossible manoeuvres in pursuit of tiny insects that make up their diet. British swallows spend winter in South Africa, travelling through western France, across the Pyrenees, down eastern Spain and across the Sahara. They migrate by day at low altitudes and even though building some fat reserves before crossing the Sahara, many fall prey to starvation, exhaustion or storms during this time. Covering 200 miles a day at speeds around 20mph, it becomes apparent why they are such superlative flyers when we see them grace our skies. Although we are most aware of swallows as they wheel and climb above our heads, there are steps we can take to help them


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when they are less visible, while nesting. They prefer outbuildings which provide dark ledges and nooks to build their nests which remain warmer in cold weather and cooler in summer heat. To help them to nest in a garage or outhouse you can simply leave a window slightly open and fix a platform high in the building, away from the reach of cats. You can also buy ready made ‘nests’ from cement and sawdust or papier-mâché and attach them to wooden backing plates. If you don’t want droppings to fall on the floor below, put a plastic bag underneath to catch them. Now and again, a swallow nest may fall; if this happens, you can help by placing the nest in a shallow ice cream type tub with some hay inside and

fix it to the old nest site, replacing the nestlings if they were inside. The parents will hear the young calling and should continue to feed them. In the rare instance of the young being deserted, an expert rehabilitator should be contacted. There are few predators agile enough to catch a swallow in flight. Their breakneck speed and ability to turn and bank with incredible accuracy makes it virtually impossible for anything other than a very determined sparrowhawk or hobby. Swallows will often mob birds far larger than themselves such as crows, magpies and even birds of prey and will dive at people or cats that pass close to their nest. Make time this summer to watch one of Nature’s unforgettable flyers. The memory of their agility and grace will linger and light the cold months when they have flown south from our land.

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Henfield Museum is taking a walk through history around the village to coincide with the Henfield Festival of Gardens and Arts in June. Hanna Lindon enjoys a sneak preview Tucked away behind an old beech hedge to one side of Henfield Common is an idyllic thatched cottage. Lavender froths out of well-stocked flowerbeds and a creeper rambles over the front door. It’s hard to imagine that this was once the headquarters of a famous violet nursery, where workers packed flowers to be sold at Covent Garden and other markets across the country. “The thatched part of the cottage would have been the workroom,” explains Alan Barwick, curator of the Henfield Museum, as we pause to admire the view. “The nursery was started by Miss Allen and Miss Brown in 1905, and was sold in 1947.” This isn’t the first fascinating snippet of information that Alan has let drop during our walk, which began at Henfield Museum and processed along the High Street before branching down towards the rural common. We’ve already passed the George Hotel – once a busy coaching inn on the main route from London to Brighton – and the blacksmith’s forge at the top of the High Street. From the common, our route will pass the old home of famous local artist Malcolm Milne and take in views of open downland from the Lydds before looping back to the museum. Alan has created the walk as part of the Henfield Festival of Gardens and Arts in June. It’s a chance for visitors to learn more about the village’s heritage, from the market gardens that



once flourished in the area to the windmill that overlooked the common. “The walk is just under 1.5 miles in total and will take about an hour,” says Alan. “It will take in part of the High Street, the back of Henfield Common and the Lydds, as well as the violet nurseries, the artist Malcolm Milne, the common, market gardening and the site of the windmill.” One of the most intriguing stops on the walk is the museum itself, which features an eclectic range of exhibits. A quick peruse reveals everything from a bell-ringing instrument constructed by a local 19th-century carpenter to black and white photographs showing various scenes from Henfield’s

past. Perhaps most intriguing, though, is the collection of historic dress. Costume curator Stephanie Richards has attempted to trace the history of each piece, many of which date from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Visit the museum on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June at 2pm and 3.30pm on both days to take part in the history walk, as well as enjoying the Henfield Garden and Arts festivities. With open gardens, music, craft displays and refreshments, this is one of the biggest events in the village calendar. A suggested donation of £2 for the walk is going to local charities. Visit to find out more about the museum and the Festival of Gardens and Arts.

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From giant fossils to Neolithic flint tools, the ground under our feet hides endless treasures. Hanna Lindon delves into the secrets of the Sussex soil On a shingle beach below Peacehaven’s white cliffs, geologist Dr Guy Prince kneels over a raised pedestal of rock. “This is a giant ammonite,” he says, pointing out the delicate swirls embedded in the stone. “Look at the size of it – nearly six feet across! There are fossils all the way along the Sussex coastline, but not many of them will be as impressive as this.” Dr Prince is leading me on a geological treasure hunt around Sussex. Our search has taken us on a walk through time, starting at the Ashdown Forest where some of the surface rocks are up to 145 million years old. Laid on top of these is the agriculturally productive greensand of West Sussex, followed by the clay of the Weald and the belt of rich soil below the South Downs. The Downs themselves are pure chalk, formed around 60 million years ago when warm seas covered much of northwest Europe. What’s most remarkable is how the underlying geology has shaped the history and appearance of different Sussex regions. The high Downland lent itself to sheep farming, while the Weald was opened up mainly by pigs. Builders in Wealden



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areas raised their houses from local timber, sandstone and clay tiles. Closer to the coast, though, you’ll see knapped fl int and even pebbles from the beaches used in the construction of walls and cottages. This relationship between surface geology and mankind isn’t confi ned to history – it continues to hold true today. SECRETS OF OUR SOIL The most obvious way most of us will experience it on a regular basis is in the garden. An area’s underlying geology has a direct impact on soil type. As Dr Prince explains: “Soil is a mixture of

organic material and minerals that come from the bedrock. Clay soil, for instance, has a very different mineral composition to sandy soil.” The area of Sussex you live in will affect everything from which plants will thrive in your garden to how difficult it is to dig over your vegetable patch. Many Lewisians will be growing on the low-fertility, lime-rich soils associated with free-draining chalk. Residents of Plumpton Plain, on the other hand, are gardening on acidic clay soils that originate from a Gault clay base rock. Further north towards the Weald, the underlying sandstone and greensand gives the soil a loamy quality – although clay is still heavily in evidence. These differing soil types are partly what gives the different areas of Sussex their distinct characters. Wild flowers thrive in the poor soils of the Downs, for example, while sturdy evergreens such as rhododendrons and hydrangeas do well on clay. The look of our gardens – and of our homes – is shaped by the rock they stand on.

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HUNTING FOR HIDDEN TREASURE Understanding local geology is useful for practical purposes, but it can also be the basis for fascinating treasure hunts. Coastal Sussex is largely built on top of chalk – and chalk is full of surprises. “The chalk of the South Downs is made from the skeletons of tiny marine organisms,” explains Dr Prince, as we trudge along Peacehaven beach. “Preserved within it are the fossils of larger creatures that lived in the warm, shallow seas that once covered Britain. The most common fossils you’ll find in chalk include bivalves, echinoids, ammonites, bryozoans and sponges – but in some cases fish, turtles and even dinosaurs have been discovered.” The coast between Hastings and Chichester is perfect fossilhunting territory. Search for echinoids and chalk ammonites at Eastbourne, shark’s teeth at Bracklesham Bay and dinosaur bones at Hastings. The Seven Sisters boasts among the greatest variety of fossils in the country, while Peacehaven is famous for

its giant ammonites. Fossils can be found inland too, preserved in the disused quarry of Malling Down west of Lewes and in the ironstones near Pulborough. Find a full list of Sussex fossil hunting sites at www.discoveringfossils. MAN-MADE MARVELS Fossils are confined mainly to the beaches and quarries of Sussex – but if your search takes you away from the sea then there are different treasures to look out for. Most fascinating among these are the flint tools once shaped and used by Neolithic man. Flint has a particularly important role in the geology and history of Sussex. Towards the end of the Stone Age, it was systematically mined in the Sussex area and used to make tools such as knives, gouges, axes and arrowheads. The Neolithic fl int mines at Cissbury Ring, Church Hill, Blackpatch and Harrow Hill date back to around 4000BC, making them among the oldest discovered industrial sites in Britain. continued on page 42

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Dr Miles Russell, author of Flint Mines in Neolithic Britain, says that these mines are the fi rst real evidence of settled societies in Sussex. “They are the earliest large-scale land modification,” he explains. “They suggest that people are living up there and that they have understood that fl ints are coming from deep sources and are cutting very deep shafts to fi nd them. The mines are evidence of a social organisation, with large numbers of people coming up to those areas of the Downs and other people feeding and housing them. We can infer that society by 4,000BC was very organised.” Interestingly, Neolithic man clearly favoured the deeper fl int – a distinctive, obsidianlike material unaffected by the weathering and root damage of surface fl ints. Second in hardness only to diamond, this rock wasn’t just used locally. Tools made from Sussex fl int have been found in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Northern Europe. Clearly the Neolithic inhabitants of Sussex were traders as well as miners. FOCUS ON FLINT Flint has had a greater impact on the history of Sussex than any other rock. Buried deep within the soft chalk of the South Downs, it has been sought after by humans since the Stone Age both as a weapon and as



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a construction material. From the Norman castle at Lewes to 17th-century Fulking manor house, Newtimber Place, dozens of historic Mid Sussex landmarks are built from fl int – but how does this diamond-hard rock form, and why has it become so intertwined with the culture, appearance and history of our area? “Flint is composed of silica derived from the skeletons of tiny sea creatures,” explains Dr Prince. “Over periods of millions of years, the silica has been buried in chalk mud and transformed through various complex chemical processes into fl int. The rock often forms in deep burrows created by marine organisms such as worms and echinoids, which accounts for its nodular form.” The chalk of the South Downs was deposited during the Late Cretaceous period, which means that the fl int found within it is around 80 million years old. Where the softer chalk has been eroded the fl int comes to the surface – you’ll see nodules scattered around Downland footpaths and protruding from the cliffs between Beachy Head and Shoreham. Take a trip to the

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beach this summer, and chances are that the pebbles beneath your feet will be mainly composed of flint. BUILDING WITH FLINT Flint tools fell out of favour in the early Bronze Age, but by the time of the Romans the rock was already prized as a hardy building material. A

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Roman walls and bathhouse. Roman roads, including a road uncovered near Barcombe, were also often paved with fl int. The Saxons and Normans continued where the Romans left off. Several Norman-era fl int buildings can still be seen in and around the Mid Sussex area today – from the 11th-century Lewes Castle and Barbican to the church at Southease, which dates all the way back to 966. The Normans tended to use coarse, unworked fl int in their building. By the end of the Middle Ages, though, craftsmen were creating a more elegant appearance by ‘knapping’ and squaring off fl ints to produce flat surfaces that could then be framed in limestone. This look became known as ‘flushwork’. Early humans began shaping fl int to create tools between 1.5 and 2 million years ago, making fl int knapping the oldest craft in human history. As well as tools and weapons, knapped fl ints came to be used in the creation of fi rearms and more widely as building materials. Today,

there are dozens of different styles featured in fl int walls and buildings across Sussex. Among the most beautiful and skilled is fl int flushwork, as in evidence on the façade of St Michael’s church in Lewes. Coursed and random fl int cobbled cottages are popular in the coastal villages, while fl int walls in the area tend to be constructed of field fl ints laid in courses or of knapped coursed fl ints set in mortar. One style distinctive to Sussex is ‘bugaroosh’, a mixture of broken bricks, fl int, pebbles, sand and pieces of wood set in hydraulic lime. Professional fl int craftsmen are rare nowadays and tend to work mainly in conservation. In the past few years, though, fl int has enjoyed a revival – new walls and house extensions using this traditional Sussex building material are under construction all over the county. THE SEARCH FOR SUSSEX MARBLE Flint has been prized as a building material throughout the history of Sussex. Away from

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Potting Sheds, Flowers and Scarecrows We get the green-fingered facts on a perennial Scaynes Hill favourite, the Flower Show and Plant Sale When I met Dianne Elliott, Joint Secretary, along with Angela Hicks, of the ‘Scaynes Hill Flower Show and Plant Sale’, I found someone in good spirits and enthusiastic about the upcoming event on the 1st July. The seeds of the show were sown back in the Silver Jubilee year of 1977. Apparently the Vicar of the time asked local residents Eileen and Peter Pratt to “get something going for the village.” As members of a gardening association in Haywards Heath, Eileen and Peter duly obliged. Their brainchild germinated, blossomed

in a village populated with around 1,000 souls. There are several classes open for entry; flowers, vegetables, fruit, floral art, handicrafts, cookery, amateur photography, amateur art and juniors. All produce needs to be grown in the entrant’s garden. Over the years trophies have been donated for each class, including the ‘Conservation Trophy’ for the overall winner of the show. Juniors under 13 have the opportunity to enter in groups, to

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and flowered to such an extent that 39 years later it’s still going strong. An ‘Eileen and Peter Pratt Trophy’ is awarded each year to remember them. Dianne has been involved since 1992, when the show was held in the village hall on Church Road and constituted both a spring and autumn show. These days the event takes over the Millennium Village Centre and two shows have been consolidated into one, running from 2-4pm. Dianne pointed out every house in the village receives a hand delivered schedule. Last year there were 260 entries in total, which is quite remarkable



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build a scarecrow and compete for the ‘Cricket Club Trophy.’ Dianne reminisced, “all the scarecrows are relocated to Scaynes Hill Cricket Club after the show, where they colonise the boundary, hopefully scaring the deer and crows away.” Giggling, she continued, “In the past some scarecrows have been stripped naked after donors wanted their best clothes back! We’ve introduced a ‘no clothing returned’ policy as a result.” Entry costs are 30p (20p for juniors) per category. Digging through her notes Dianne discovered in 1978 the equivalent was 5p (and 3p). There’s prize

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Pells Pool in Lewes is a gem in the Lewes hinterland, the oldest freshwater pool in the UK. We sent Robert Veitch along to take a look

The clear water was gushing into the smooth calico coloured empty cavity that breaches the Earth’s crust as I walked through the entrance to Pells Pool in Lewes. “We’ve just started to fi ll it for the season,” bellowed Phil Ransley the Pool Manager. “It’s been going for an hour, but takes about seventy-two, to fi ll up completely.” Shaking Phil’s hand the water barely covered the deep end, looking like a distant oasis in the desert. Pells Pool requires 350,000 gallons (1,400,000 litres) of spring water to fi ll it, although the annual licence is for 1,000,000 gallons. Phil told me thousands of gallons are lost to evaporation and the everyday actions of wet swimmers leaving the water after a swim. The Pool is spring fed, from aquifers 1012m beneath the surface.

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I was in this part of Lewes to meet Rob Read, who took me on a tour of this very impressive facility. Rob is part of the Pells Pool Community Association that’s responsible for the pool, in coalition with the much

appreciated assistance of Lewes Town Council. He volunteered in 2011, having swum at Pells Pool since the turn of the century. Rob was quick to point out this is the oldest outdoor freshwater swimming pool in the UK. Pells Pool is located in Town Brooks, on land that was gifted to Lewes in 1603 by John Rowe, a local lawyer. 257 years later, Victorian vigour and industry oversaw the construction of the Pool from 1860 onwards. It opened to fanfare on May 29th 1861. It was, and remains, a magnificent and vast 50 x 25 yards (45.72m x 22.86m). Funding was by public subscription at a total cost of £422 5s 6d. Donors contributing £5 (£450 at current prices) received free lifetime admission. continued on page 50

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In 1861 it was the sun alone that heated the water, and solar power remains the only form of heating 156 years later. During the season the temperature hovers around 21˚C throughout the warmest months. Rob told me that back in 1861 there were two pools, the subscription pool that survives to this day, and the free pool that was filled in during 1950 to become the picnic lawn. During cold Victorian winters, the water level was lowered and the pool became an ice skating rink. For the 1934 season prices were finally increased after 73 years at the same rate. Rob recounted some of the improvement over the years. A filtration system was introduced during the 1950s, after which the water lost its green hue. In 1961 the centenary kiosk was opened. During the 1970s the diving boards were removed, “as part of changing safety standards across UK pools,” stated Rob. He then drew my attention to the flint wall that separates the Pool from Pells Brook. Pointing to the changing design of the brick and

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The clear water was gushing into the smooth calico coloured empty cavity that breaches the Earth’s crust in recent times. Last year an evening event saw over 100 people turn up for a midnight swim. Each year there is a fundraising day for local good causes that ends with a firework display. The late afternoon sun eased over the horizon, clear blue skies were starting to fade. Pells Pool and its’ tree lined parkland setting appeared Elysian, a celestial body of water, barely ¼ of a mile from the town centre. The 2017 season runs from mid-May to mid-September. Bidding Rob farewell, the water continued to pour in, barely covering the bottom. I vowed to return for a swim, once it was full. For further information on opening times, please visit:



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at the heart of Forest Row Fabulous food, friendly staff and a famously warm welcome combine to make Java and Jazz one of Forest Row’s greatest community assets. Hanna Lindon profiles this legendary local restaurant

Walking into Java and Jazz, I can already feel my mouth begin to water. The air smells of rich coffee and sugar with a faint background aroma of seriously good pizza. It’s 2pm, the tail-end of the lunchtime shift, but diners are still lingering over colourful salads and smoothies in the cosy downstairs café. Homemade cakes sit temptingly on a rustic sideboard and melodic jazz plays beneath the buzz of conversation. It feels warm, homely and welcoming – the kind of place that everybody would like to have as their local. Since it opened in the 1990s, Java and Jazz has built a reputation for melt-in-the-mouth food and superb service. Its cult following includes celebrities such as Ronnie Wood, Stephen Dillane (who Game of Thrones fans will know best as Stannis Baratheon) and comedian Ben Elton. It consistently tops the TripAdvisor list of best eateries in the area – reviews are numerous and almost unanimously glowing. So what’s the secret of the restaurant’s success?



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The community ethos makes Java and Jazz a local gem, but it’s the taste budtantalising menu that draws foodies from further afield

“It’s our strong links with the local community that makes us special,” explains John Gallagher, who bought Java and Jazz with his wife Anne in 2015. “We provide a platform for local kids who want to take their first step on the career ladder – somewhere that they can work and have fun at the same time. Our food has solid local links as well. The coffee recipe was designed by somebody who used to have a roastery here, the pasta comes from Sevenoaks and the chocolate brownies are made inhouse. The restaurant has strong local roots and a real community feel.” John and Anne were passionate about Java and Jazz long before they took the helm. Forest Row locals themselves, they were loyal long-term customers and admirers of the restaurant’s community-minded ethos. Even so, it came as a surprise when previous owner Maggie Johnson announced that she was looking to retire and singled them out to carry on the business in the same vein. “Initially I said no,” John confesses, “but after three months of free coffees and a lot of conversations with the staff who have been here a long time and know the business, I changed my mind.” The camaraderie between John, managers Jozef, Sasah, Elmo and the rest of the team is partly what gives Java and Jazz its famously warm atmosphere. They have all been here over 5 years, creating a home-fromhome for regular customers by remembering their likes and dislikes and making a mean coffee into the bargain. Talents and experience of Maggie are

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Since it opened in the 1990s, Java and Jazz has built a reputation for melt-in-themouth food and superb service still in use to both supporting John and Anne and helping the restaurant maintain its high standards. Supporting them is a backing group of bright young things at the start of their careers, many of them from local schools Michael Hall and Sackville. In fact, John’s passion for employing and training young people is

partly what convinced him to take over the restaurant in the first place. “I love the fact that for most staff it’s their first job after school or college,” he says. “It’s a phenomenal stepping stone for the local kids. Many of them like working here so much that they come back to us in their university holidays.” John is a keen supporter of local community initiatives, sponsoring both the Forest Row under 11’s football team and the village’s Frow Show comedy

troupe and the Forest Row Festival. Under his aegis, Java and Jazz has placed itself still more firmly at the heart of the community by hosting charity evenings for local good causes. The community ethos makes Java and Jazz a local gem, but it’s the taste bud-tantalising menu that draws foodies from further afield. Delicious pizzas with dairy-free bases and creative toppings are the restaurant’s speciality, but its healthy salads and decadent desserts also have a loyal fan base. The staff all have their favourite dishes. For Luke it’s the Venice pizza served with bacon, gorgonzola, peppers, onions, olives and mushrooms; for John the meat lasagne or the Java and Jazz salad with chicken breast, bacon, avocado, roasted peppers and croutons. Food is served from 8.30am all the way up to 10 or 10.30pm, with a takeaway option available as well. Towards the end of my visit, John takes me on a tour of the restaurant. It’s surprisingly spacious and flexible – stairs lead up from the cosy, living room-style café to a beautifully decorated formal dining floor and on to a charming loft restaurant. The whole effect is bright, welcoming and effortlessly chic, the result of a collaboration with lauded local designer SallyAnne Kent. My favourite part, though, has to be the gelato parlour.

Tucked away behind an outdoor eating space, where diners can relax and watch the world go by during the summer months, it’s one of the area’s best-kept secrets. Forget flavourless, commercially-produced ice cream – this is the real thing. Dense, creamy and exploding with flavour, It’s made in Turin with milk from the makers’ own cows. John gave me a toffee cone to take away and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it ever since. There are many reasons to go back to Java and Jazz – the new coffee club that will meet every month to sample different brews, the warm welcome, the fantastic pizza – but for me, it’s the incredible gelato that seals the deal.

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16th - 25th June is National Picnic Week; why not celebrate it with your own sumptuous hamper The earliest picnics in England and France were medieval hunting feasts in the 14th Century, but the word itself did not come in to common use until 1740. Picnic, or ‘pique-nique’, is of French origin, formed from ‘piquer’, the French for ‘to pick at food’, and ‘nique’ meaning something small of no value. It’s meaning has slightly changed over the years. The Victorians used to pack the most wonderful picnics. It was their way of taking the meal in its entirety outside – very large hampers full of raised pies, the Scotch eggs, which we invented in the 1730s, boned and sliced chickens and capons, a joint of cold roast beef, lobsters, salads, English cheeses, bread baked goods, butter wrapped in lettuce leaves, to keep it sweet and cool and very rich fruit cake, plus, of course, champagne! Location is paramount, with parks, riversides, beaches, hilltops and outside concerts all providing glorious picnicking opportunities. Dining al fresco with friends and family is one of summer’s greatest pleasures. The picnic is a great British tradition, and the food, of course, must take centre stage. Picnickers still seem to enjoy a taste of nostalgia and a splash of yesteryear – with pies still a picnic staple. Here



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than is monetary sensible. There are wonderful homes in all price ranges and there is a “home for you” out there! Once you have found a property you really like, take time to consider putting in an offer. Look at similar properties in the area to ensure that you are purchasing value for money. Try not to let your thrill of owning a specific property blind you to the need to invest in bricks and mortar where your money is normally increasing in value year on year.


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Once an offer has been accepted by the vendor things tend to pick up apace. Most purchases are through estate agents so they will liaise with you and your solicitor on a regular basis. At this stage, you may wish to employ the services of a surveyor to ensure the building is structurally sound. Don’t forget to account for this expenditure in your budget. A full structural survey can include electrics, plumbing etc. if specifically requested. If you are purchasing with a mortgage, then the lender will value the property in terms of covering their monetary exposure. However, a personal comprehensive survey taking in the minutiae of the actual build could draw your attention to a wide range of defects from damp to subsidence.

Buy a House If you already own a property, then the fi rst step is to get your home professionally valued. This is usually free of charge and will require the visit of an estate agent. It might be prudent to secure more than one quote and remember the asking price is not necessarily the sum you will receive so always err on the side of caution when costing your move. You need to establish if you need a bigger mortgage and what your regular outgoings would be with the larger borrowing and also if, on your current salary, you can secure extra funding. You also need to compare mortgage rates so that you secure the best option for your particular needs. If you are a fi rst time buyer you will need a deposit of at least around 5% of the value of the property and you need to have access to this lump sum in order to proceed. Remember the additional moving costs which can add up. There is stamp duty which can be substantial. Refer to one of the many websites which will

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On the day, your solicitor rings and says you have exchanged there is no changing your mind; the deal is done and you are committed. You will have been given a completion date and that is the day you physically move so start organising a removal company and remember to insure the building you are purchasing which should start on the day of exchange. You are often given a choice of dates for your actual move which must fit in with everyone in your chain. If you have a choice try to avoid a Friday. I have moved many times over the years and should there be any hiccups via banking on completion day you don’t want it coming at a weekend.

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Dear Sussex Living... …I’m writing to say a very big thank you for including information about our concert in the April edition of the magazine. I’m happy to report that we had great interest and a packed audience for the concert, which was a huge success. Having such a wide distribution and readership I’m sure helped us. Frances Eales, On behalf of Burgess Hill Choral Society …Just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed the Hurstpierpoint Walk in a recent edition, and many thanks to those ramblers, who ‘re-walked’ one of Les Campbell’s walks. I do hope that Les is recovering well, and look forward to his return to Sussex Living. Paul Johnson …I moved to Sussex in 2012, and I really enjoy reading your articles each month about this lovely county. I particularly found the feature about

Wells & Co (April copy) interesting as I live in Plumpton. I wondered if any of your readers might be able to help me? During WWII, my Mum and her sister, Rose and Irene Packham, were evacuated to Hurstpierpoint from their home in the East End. They were billeted to a Mrs Gander, I think they lived in Cuckfield Road. I often drive along there wondering which house they stayed in. Please do contact me at david.robert.richards@gmail. com if anyone has any information. Kind regards, David Richards …We thought your readers may like to know that at the Haywards Heath Lions Club’s Swimarathon, 57 teams took part swimming a total of 7,836 lengths of the pool at The Dolphin Leisure Centre in Haywards Heath. This equates to 121.7 miles or 195.9 kilometres.

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With Father’s Day coming up on the 18th of June, Chris Birks tells us how becoming a father has changed his whole outlook on life and parking spaces! I never thought I would spend nine months of my time on this planet comparing our ever-growing Tummy Rascal to various fruit and vegetables, but it happened. It also helped me get close to achieving my five-a-day. There are so many things you don’t expect to happen when you hear you’re about to become parents. You don’t expect to ever have a favourite parking space at the hospital, but you end up spending so much time there it’s difficult not to naturally gravitate towards a bay which is equidistant from the parking machine to the entrance. You’re also never quite prepared for the

sheer amount of unsolicited advice you receive from family, friends and total strangers you meet in the fruit aisle whilst trying to work out how big your baby is this week. This is a plea to any new dads who are reading this – ignore all of it. Ask the questions you want answers to, follow your instincts and do

There are so many things you don’t expect to happen when you hear you’re about to become parents.

what you think is best for your little one. Another thing we never expected was to actually have a child of our own, but our doctor-defying Lewis is a little over two-years-old and has changed me in every way. He has changed the way I think, the way I approach decisions, the way certain news stories affect me and where I park at the supermarket. Got to love Parent and Child spaces. You also never expect how much your son or daughter changes and grows up in such a short space of time; I remember when he was just two lines on a stick.








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It is thought that the name arrived with the railway – it was here that the ‘up’ line met the ‘down’ line during construction of the Brighton main line

WORLDS END Place names always reveal a few surprises. Lying at the edge of Burgess Hill, Worlds End has one of the most unusual and intriguing names in Sussex. It stems not from any apocalyptic event but a link with the Irish navvies who came over to build the railway that snaked its way to Brighton. It was here that the lines were joined from north and south. The first train chugged through in 1841 and to the navvies it marked the end of their stay in temporary accommodation at a local farm in the Noel Rise area. They nicknamed the area World’s End because in those times, the rural backwater on the edge of Valebridge Common must have seemed particularly remote and forbidding and the name remained after their departure although the apostrophe was dropped. The few smallholdings and cottages that formed the population in the middle of the 18th century grew over the years into the village that today enjoys independence while remaining part of thriving Burgess Hill. It boasts over a dozen shops including a post office, a garage, service station and a large primary school. The local recreation ground has reverted to its original name of Worlds End but confusingly, the train station at the centre of Worlds End

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doesn’t share its name; instead it is called Wivelsfield, in common with Wivelsfield Village, which lies almost three miles to the northwest. The station was originally called Keymer Junction but officials coming down from London would emerge from the train, looking for Keymer village which lay three miles to the south. Hence the name changed to Wivelsfield and at

One of the most beautiful natural areas in Burgess Hill now graces the area which once seemed so daunting to those early railway builders

the same time, the station moved north to its present site. Today, the Worlds End Association exists to create a sense of community in the neighbourhood where people live and work and members aim to conserve and protect the area through liaison with local government. One of the most beautiful natural areas in Burgess Hill now graces the area which once seemed so daunting to those early railway builders. The 33-hectare Bedelands Nature reserve consists of seven meadows set in ancient woodland, home to a wide array of wildlife and flora and a haven for walkers in search of tranquillity. Such wildflower meadows are becoming increasingly rare in the UK. The Millennium Seedbank and the High Weald Landscape Trust both harvest seeds here to conserve our native wildflowers for the future. The navvies would doubtlessly be surprised how Worlds End has steadily transformed since the days of their labours; gifting it a brighter future that they helped to create.

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Take a stroll through history as this walk takes a trip back in time to WWII, the visit of an American President and a transatlantic summit in the pub

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Finding the start of this walk will mean venturing across Ashdown Forest. It’s a place where recorded history began shortly after the Norman Conquest. In centuries past, the forest was covered in trees and used as Royal hunting grounds. Later on the Iron industry began here during the Tudor period, in the course of which, most of the trees were removed. The current proliferation of Scots Pine trees is a Victorian import, a desire to create ‘Scotland in Sussex.’ Park at the Churlwood car park on the A275, half a mile south of the junction with the A22 at Wych Cross. Walk to the northern end of the car park, ambling between the pines. Turn left near the end and fi nd your way along a solitary railway sleeper, then after going up and over four small earth dunes turn

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right on to the main track. After 350m, a clump of tall Scots Pines will be on your right. Take time to orbit the plantation and what appears to be a gravestone will become visible. On closer inspection this will reveal itself as the marker of the Kennedy Clump. US President John Kennedy made his fi nal trip to the United Kingdom on 29-30th June 1963, staying less than a mile away with Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, at his Birch Grove home. The visit took place three days after Kennedy’s famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech at the Berlin Wall and five months before his assassination in Dallas. The following year Macmillan unveiled the stone surrounded

by newly planted trees, as a memorial to mark the visit. Back on the track and striding north, continue as far as the main road, which appears as a slender tarmac ribbon bisecting the heathland. Look south to see the Downs above Plumpton, a baker’s dozen miles distant. Across the road the path continues through ferns, emerging soon after at a junction by a covered reservoir on the left. Ramble on, bearing right as you go, ignoring the narrow path on the left. The path will glide downhill, through pine trees, which open out and give way to gorse and grass. Keep going for almost half a mile enjoying the scenery, wide-open spaces and birdsong. The path sweeps left and right along the way, eventually ending at a T-junction. Turn right and look up at the skies, to the modern jets with their turbofan engines on their fi nal approach into Gatwick. Then look back at the track and try to imagine the past and the thrumming sound of propellers. For this was once an emergency runway built by Canadians during WWII. It was used only once, on 6th September 1943 when a US Air Force B-17 Flying Fortress returned from a raid on Stuttgart. The bomber

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ran out of fuel and landed here. Once fuel had been sourced it was able to continue its onward journey. With war over, and military installations removed, the runway slowly returned to its former state. Nothing remains these days, except the memories of those who survive and the imagination of those who’ve heard the story. At the end of the ‘runway’ take in the panoramic spectacle of the Downs before it disappears when the path drops away underfoot. Carry on along the sandy walkway and take the opportunity to rest at ‘Lee’s Seat’ should the need arise. Ignoring the option of the bridleway adjacent to the seat, the path turns sharply right and the sand slowly turns to earth. It bears left, then straight on and past two posts in the

At the end of the ‘runway’ take in the panoramic spectacle of the Downs before the path drops away underfoot

ground. About 200m beyond, it ends at Beaconsfield Road, with Chelwood Gate Church located on the left. Civilisation might come as a surprise after the natural wonder of the heath. Turn right and continue along the path for half a mile until the main road is reached. Turn right at the junction, following the pavement past the Chelwood Gate village sign. There is a pub on the right for the thirsty. Rumour has it that ‘JFK’ and ‘Supermac’ popped in here for a quick drink

and transatlantic summit on the evening of 29th June 1963. Witnesses to the event are thin on the ground these days. Crossing the slender tarmac ribbon once again by the sign for Birch Grove Road, walk between the seat and the Ashdown Forest sign. In the distance is the clearly marked Harold Macmillan Clump in memory of the former Prime Minister: A sibling to the Kennedy Clump. Veer left and downhill along the grassy track, then gently PL AN


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uphill through the woods until one of the county’s most idyllic cricket grounds is stumbled upon. At the end of the path, turn right onto the hard track that runs along the western boundary of the ground. The path leads north, beyond the pavilion and back onto the heathland. After one-third of a mile it turns 90° right and then shortly after 90° left. Here the path forks three ways, but take the central prong and after a few more steps the familiar scene of the car park will materialise. All that’s left to do now is head for home, put on the kettle and have a well-earned rest. 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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What better reason to get out to enjoy some Summer sunshine and shopping? These fairs, fetes and events will be well worth a visit! GARDEN PARTY IN AID OF THE MALAGIRI SCHOOL, NEPAL

Thursday 01 June, 16:00-19:00 Sue’s Garden, Pangdean Farm, Pyecombe BN45 7FJ A party in the beautiful garden, with information about the school, plus refreshments, raffle, games, jewellery sale and garden games. Adults £12.50 and children £7.


Saturday 03 June, 10:00-17:30 At Hook Farm, West Hoathly, East Grinstead RH19 4PX Entry is only £5 per adult and free for under 16s. There is free parking next to the showground. On Saturday evening (3rd June), there will be a barn dance in the beer tent from 8pm. Bar will be open and hot food will be available. All welcome including children. £5 entry per adult.


Saturday 03 June, 12:00-16:00 At Lindfield Common, Backwoods Lane, Lindfield RH16 2ED A procession will parade down Lindfield High Street and this year the theme will

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be ‘Strictly Lindfield’, which can be interpreted as you like, but we expect there to be some great dancing! There will be lots of fun games in the arena on the Common, a beer tent, food stalls to satisfy your hunger, a pet show and a traditional village summer event.


Sunday 04 June, 09:00-10:00 start At The Burgess Hill Academy, Station Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9EA Congratulations - Burgess Hill Bike Ride celebrates 25 years! From simple beginnings in 1993, the Annual Burgess Hill Bike Ride has grown to be a town tradition, attracting hundreds of riders and raising thousands of pounds for local charities. The event is organised by Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath and District Round Table and Burgess Hill and District Lions. 50% of the proceeds go to St Peter and St James Hospice with the remainder going to local worthy causes.


Sunday 04 June, 13:00-17:00 At The Terraces, East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT

This is a free outdoor music event, so bring your own low chairs and rugs and chill out! There will be a paid bar and disabled and limited additional parking on site. 01342 410121.



Saturday 17 June, 13:00-17:00 At Chillies Lane, High Hurstwood TN22 4AD A fun day out for the whole family with something for everyone. Free entry.


Saturday 10 June, 11:00-15:00 At The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Old Town, Lingfield RH7 6AH British traditional Village Fete. Games, raffles, silent auction, plant stall, children’s entertainment. BBQ, Pimms/beer tent. Ploughman’s lunch, tea and cakes. Free entry.

Saturday 17 June, 14:00-16:30 At ‘Fanners’, Green Road, Wivelsfield Green RH17 7QL Join in the fun! Lots of stalls, bouncy castle, pony rides, children’s swimming, raffle, plants, hotdogs, ices and cream teas.


Saturday 17 June, 12:00-15:00 At St Lawrence School, Trinity Road, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY This year, the St Lawrence School Summer Fete takes place on Saturday 17th June, between 12pm and 3pm, on the St Lawrence School Field. Entrance is £1 for adults, children are free, and everybody is welcome, not just parents of children at the school. We have the popular PTA Barbecue serving St Lawrence sausages from the village butchers, a bar and tea tent. There’s plenty to keep children entertained, from the assault course and bouncy castle to teddy tombola, lucky dips and fete

Saturday 10 June, 10:00-12:00 At Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Summer Fair with homemade cakes, clothes, books, toys, jewellery, cards, gifts, tombola and raffle. 20p entry.


Sunday 11 June, 11:00-16:00 At St John’s Park, Burgess Hill RH15 9AA This is an opportunity for all community groups to participate in an exciting event that celebrates all Burgess Hill has to offer, showcasing the talent there is in this town.


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games. There is a candy floss stall and the usual selection of sweets and cakes for those in need of a sugar fix. Children of St Lawrence will be providing entertainment during the afternoon, with singing, maypole dancing and the ‘golden baton’ races, and this year will see live music and compering for the first time. All of this year’s funds will go towards installing an enclosure for the school swimming pool, meaning it can be used for swimming all year round. As the school grows from 2-form entry to 3-form entry, it has become harder to fit swimming lessons into the few weeks of the year that the weather is good enough! The enclosure will ensure that all children at St Lawrence will benefit from swimming lessons, an important life skill and part of the National Curriculum. Many parents will have heard us aiming for this over the past few years; we’re almost there with our required fundraising and at this stage, every penny counts!


Saturdays 17th & 24th & Sundays 18th & 25th June & 1st & 2nd July Various venues in Worthing With 70 venues, 325 Artists, this event takes place over three summer weekends and offers visitors the chance to spend the afternoons strolling or cycling between venues, and enjoying the seaside town and its countryside. Artists Open Houses 2017 promises to be an exciting event and includes student’s artwork from local schools, internationally renowned painters, respected designers and award winning photographers. There are jewellers and potters whose work has wowed London, makers of hats, alongside sculptors, painters and mixed media artists.

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Atmosphere in the venues is unhurried and sociable – visitors strolling round one of the ’hubs’ will be drawn into the community, where they will experience a neighbourhood feel. Workshops, activities, refreshments, music and spoken word all add to the enjoyment to be had, as well as unexpected delights in unusual locations. Worthing on a sunny summer afternoon? We recommend that you give it a try – we think that you’ll be pleasantly surprised.


Saturday 17 June, 09:00 for 10:00 Starting at Denton Gardens, finishing at Steyne Gardens The theme of the Parade is ‘Anything Julia Donaldson’. It will move westwards from Denton Gardens along the Seafront towards West Buildings and then along Montague Street, all the way down to South Street and will arrive at Steyne Gardens at approximately 11.15-30. The children are welcomed back by Tim Loughton and the Mayor and Mayoress along with a charity fair in aid of the Smiles Foundation. At the charity fair there will be fairground rides, hot food and drinks available and a selection of other stalls as well as a plethora of children’s entertainment and music provided by More FM to while away the rest of the afternoon.


Saturday 24 June, 12:00-16:00 Dale Avenue, Hassocks BN6 8LP Summer Fair with lots of stalls and fun things to do as well as a showcase of the work of the wonderfully talented students in GCSE Art.


Saturday 1 July, from 12pm Hurstpierpoint The St Lawrence Fair in Hurstpierpoint was granted a Royal Charter in 1313, making it one of the oldest traditional fairs in the country. The Fair on Saturday July 1st will be the 704th since the charter from King Edward 11. It is an event of extraordinary longevity, dating back to the year before the Battle of Bannockburn to give the Fair some historical context. Every village fair, be it 14th century or 21st century, requires the hard work and parish pride and enthusiasm of volunteers. Without them such occasions, a red-letter day in the local calendar, would simply not happen. This year’s co-chairs of the St Lawrence Fair are Phil Willoughby and Gary Thomas. “The Fair brings the whole village together – with an estimated 7000 people on the day alone - and has done for over 700 years. While we might be the committee faces of the event, it belongs to the village and we are always looking for volunteers to help in any way,” says Phil. The theme this year is ‘Let’s Dance’ and the Fair will feature regular events such as Hurst’s Got Talent, the Pet Show, the Teddy Bears Picnic, the Friday evening children’s disco and family BBQ and bar on South Avenue Recreation Ground and – on the day itself - the Fun Run and the Procession. To help with the Fair or further details please email: For event diary please visit

pub in the beautiful village of Kingston near Lewes. WI tea and cakes, a bar, hog roast and other delicious food. Junior bake-off, book event, dog show, tug-of-war, egg throwing, bouncy castle, children’s activities and many stalls. All proceeds will go towards installing central heating in the village hall.


Saturday 8th July, 09:00-16:00 Historic Campus at Second & Shipcarpenter Streets This Summer Craft Fair will be brought to you by The Lewes Historical Society at the Historic Campus at Second & Shipcarpenter Streets in downtown Lewes. Admission to the festival is £5 per person and children under 12 are free. Enjoy festive live music and delicious food together with exceptional quality of the craftspeople, including new and returning artists from across Delmarva and the Eastern Shore.


Saturday 15 July, 12:00–16:00 Tim Farmer Recreation Ground, Middle Village A day of family fun, including kids entertainment, miniature train rides, stalls, games, tombola, bouncy castle, dog show, fancy dress competition, kids craft tent, arena displays, food stalls and beer tent. Plus a family evening disco and much, much more. Please contact for more details.


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‘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 Thursday 01 – Friday 30 June

Take The Tour of the No. 1 Retirement in Haywards Heath! Renaissance Retirement, Bolnore Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4WH The biggest and best retirement development in the town is now selling and open for tours all week! Phone Maureen, Maxine or Rebecca on 01444 455699. Or email haywardsheath@renaissancegroup. Thursday 01 – Friday 30 June

Sussex Prairies Garden – Jean Jean Genius

Morlands Farm, Wheatsheaf Road, (B2116), Near Henfield BN5 9AT The longest strip of decorated denim in the world in aid of Jeans for Genes charity. Open 6 days a week 1pm5pm. Closed Tuesdays from 01 June15 October. Adult £7, child £3.50, season ticket £25. Individual £60 family (2 adults and up to 3 children) Thursday 01 June, 16:00-19:00

Garden Party in aid of the Malagiri School, Nepal

Sue’s Garden, Pangdean Farm, Pyecombe BN45 7FJ See Summer Fetes & Fairs Thursday 01, 08, 15, 22 & 29 June, 20:00

Greyhound - Open Mic Night

Greyhound Inn, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QT Every Thursday! Whatever your talent, come and show it off or just watch others. Pop in for a fun night out - entrance free! Friday 02 June, 14:00

Blunderbus Theatre Company ‘Dogs Don’t Do Ballet’

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN A children’s theatre company using colourful puppets and music in their storytelling. This is a funny tale of Biff, the brave little dog with a very big dream! (Forages 3+). Tickets £9.50 01444 455440 Fridays 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 June 14:00–16:30

Ashurst Wood Short Mat Bowls Club

Ashurst Wood Village Centre, 20-24 Maypole Road, Ashurst Wood RH19 3QN Short Mat Bowls for everyone, regardless of experience. Come with flat shoes (trainers) and we will teach you all you need to play well. First

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Forest Row Village Club - Happy Hour & ‘Far Cry’ Station Road, Forest Row RH18 5DW 10 June, Band Night – Far Cry. Contact: 01342 822856

Friday 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30 June, 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 CrawleyAkidoClub Friday 02, 09, 16, 23 & 30 June, 19:30-22:00 & Sunday 11 June 12 noon

Mid Sussex Amateur Radio Society

Cyprus Hall, Millfield Suite, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX This month we have the following:Construction Contest, Open Evening to Public, Sunday, St. Johns Park, Anniversary Evening J&J Car park, NFD Preparation. Contact: Stella Rogers 07803 086838 Saturday 03, 10, 17 & 24 June

From Boots to Bustles – Costume Finds from Sussex Attics Cuckfield Museum, Queens Hall, High Street, Cuckfield RH17 5EL Cuckfield Museum’s new costume display featuring locally donated treasures. Entry free, but donations appreciated. More information from Saturday 03 June

Knit & Natter

Guild Care Charity Shop, 82 The Street, Rustington BN16 3NR Our Knit & Natter sessions will be running on the First Saturday of each month! Please contact our Rustington Shop on 01903 773704 or email for more information. Saturday 03 June, 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 AIPM, DIMA (Market Manager) 01342 822661 sue.young@ http/ forest-row-market.aspx Saturday 03 June, 10:00-16:00

Wild about Mid Sussex

St John’s Park, Burgess Hill RH15 9AR A wonderfully diverse wildlife conservation exhibition, including some authentic country crafts and challenging outdoor pursuits. Many live exhibits, local universities, freebies, something to interest all ages. Admission: FREE! Saturday 03 June, 10:30-16:30

Experience Day & Sculpture Exhibition

Emerson College, Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5JX Experience what the College and its partner initiatives have to offer – workshops, taster sessions, sculpture exhibition and delicious food! Contact: or 01342 822238. experienceday Saturday 03 - Sunday 04 June, 10:30-17:00

Living History Festival

Weald & Downland Living Museum, Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 OEU Walk through the ages as re-enactors bring the past to life: living history encampments, military displays, crafts and historical demonstrations. Adult £13.50, 65+ £11.50, Child £6, Family £36. Contact: 01273 811363 Saturday 03 – Sunday 04 June, 10:30-17:00

The Floral Fringe Fair 2017 Weekend

Knepp Castle, West Grinstead RH13 8LJ An eclectic, quirky, foodie, arty, plantaholics wildlife event with a vintage twist! All kinds of food and diets catered for. Entry £6.50 adults, children under 14 £1 and children under 4 free. Dressing in vintage style especially welcome! Saturday 03 June, 12:00-16:00

Lindfield Village Day

Lindfield Common, Backwoods Lane, Lindfield RH16 2ED Safe Haven for Donkeys have a stall selling merchandise at this popular event. Contact: Hayley Bradbury 01444 470128 Saturday 03 June, Dining 19:00, Standing 20:00


Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green, Nr Fletching TN22 3RB Logicaltramp all share collective love and passion for the music of Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson and have performed both in the UK and abroad, receiving incredible reviews time and time again. Standing £18. Dining £48. Ticket Box Office 01825 790200. Sunday 04 June, 08:00-15:00

25th Anniversary Burgess Hill Bike Ride Burgess Hill Academy, Station Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9EA

Charity Bike Ride with St Peter and St James Hospice as main beneficiary. 10, 20 and 40 mile routes. £15. Contact: David Wickens, Secretary 07561100057

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Mid Sussex Ramblers – London Blind Walk

Forecourt of Lewes Railway Station BN7 2UP, TQ 416 098 Lewes, Black Cap, Racecourse, Lewes. Visit The Blacksmiths Arms for drinks only. Picnic required. No dogs other than guide dogs. 6mi/9.7km. Moderate. Contact: Jill 01273 480167 or 07938 833868 on the day. Sunday 04 June, 14:00-17:00

Windmill Open Afternoon

Oldland Mill, Oldlands Lane, Keymer, Hassocks BN6 8ND Come and see inside the oldest working windmill in Sussex. Refreshments, memorabilia and our own flour will be on sale. Voluntary donations appreciated. For more info: Prof. F J Maillardet 01273 842342 Monday 05, 12, 19 & 26 June, 08:00-17:00

General Antiques & Collectables Auction

Gorringes, Garden Street, Lewes, East Sussex NB7 1TJ 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 478221 Monday 05 June, 19:00-21:00

Keymer Folk Dance Club – Summer Dance

Ditchling Village Green & Barn, Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling BN6 8SP Dancing on The Green followed by American Supper. Caller Sean Goddard with a live band. £3 on the door and £5 for 2. Contact: Janet 01273 843399 Tuesday 06, 13, 20 & 27 June, 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 ‘dropin’ sessions being held at Morley’s Bistro. £5 for one 15 minute session. The IT Girl Ltd, Emma 07938 838861 Tuesday 06 June, 20:00

The Group for Unattached Men & Women

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Lindfield & District Folk Dance Club

Ashenground Community Centre, Vale Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4JR Folk dancing for fun, no partner needed. £2 including tea/coffee and biscuit at half time. First evening free. Mike 01444 482741 Wednesday 07 June, 10:00-12:00

Burgess Hill U3A Coffee Morning with Mark Gordon of Worthing Theatres

Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill, RH15 9NN Monthly coffee morning with speaker from the Worthing Theatres. New members welcome. £1.50 including raffle ticket. Wednesday 07 June, 15:00

The Changing Face of Fashion

The Council Chamber, Queens Hall, Cuckfield RH17 5EL Gerry Connolly, Costume Curator at Worthing Museum, looks at the changing shape of women’s fashion from 1700 -1900. £5 or £3 for members. To book a seat, phone Mike Nicholson 01444 457448 or

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Mid Sussex Ramblers – Barcombe Mills Circular Car Park in Barcombe Mills Road, BN8 5BY, TQ 435 147 Barcombe Mills, River Ouse, White House, Anchor Lane, Blunts Lane, White Bridge, Sussex Ouse Valley Way, The Anchor Inn, Barcombe Mills. Dogs Welcome. 4.5mi/7.2km. Leisurely. Contact: Jill 01273 480167 or 07938 833868 on the day. Wednesday 07 June, 14:15

Hurstpierpoint WI Meeting

The Girl Guide Headquarters, Trinity Road Car Park, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Speaker: Mr Ian Gledhill – ‘The Gilbert & Sullivan Story’. Competition: A Birthday Card. Visitors welcome £3. Wednesday 07 June, 19:30-22:00

Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX Illustrated talk, ‘A Head Gardener’s Year’. Speaker: Mark Saunders, head gardener at Fittleworth House, near Pulborough. Admission: Members free, Visitors £1. All welcome! Contact: Flo Whitaker 01444 245509 Wednesday 07 & 14 June, 19:45

Mid Sussex Choir Open Rehearsals

Haywards Heath Methodist Church, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN Mid Sussex Choir is holding its annual open rehearsals on Wednesday evenings in June again this year. All singers are welcome to come along to see if they enjoy singing our classical repertoire at these ‘taster’ sessions. £5 per session. Contact: 07710 442289

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South of England Showground, Ardingly RH17 6TL Join in the celebrations of the South of England Show’s 50th Anniversary – it’s going to be the biggest and best show ever! £21 Adults, £19 Seniors/ Students. Children under 16 free with a paying adult. Book online for 15% discount, offer ends midnight 7th June. Contact: 01444 892700 uk

Sussex Crafts, High Street, Cuckfield RH17 56JU Come and join a group of friendly people who enjoy sewing and chatting! Bring your own machine or sew by hand, work on your own projects or join us for one of our group makes. Cost £5. Contact: Sarah 01444 455611

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Balcombe Estate at the South of England Show South of England Showground, Ardingly RH17 6TL You can find us on the Wildlife, Farming and Forestry area (close to the Blue Gate). Pop by for a chat, a brew or something stronger and we can help with all of your woodland management, woodfuel supply and sawn timber needs. Friday 09 - Saturday 24 June, Mon-Fri 10:30-17:00 & Sat 10:30-13:00

Not So Grimm Fairy Tales

Vinehall Studios (Unit 52) Vinehall Farm, Vinehall Business Centre, Mountfield, Robrertsbridge TN32 5JW An exhibition of digital art images inspired by well-known fairy tales by Moxy Child and textile art by Sass Tetzlaff. Contact: Moxy Child 01424 575085/07912 344954 Free entry. Friday 09 June, 19:30

The Big Chris Barber Band

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN A legend of the jazz world since the early 1950s playing the best in trad jazz, swing, blues and big band sounds. Tickets: £20 01444 455440 Friday 09 June, 19:30-23:00

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Curry Night

The Hassocks Hotel, Station Approach, Hassocks BN6 8HN A fun quiz evening with a pudding auction and raffle prizes, to raise money for Jack and Jill Playgroup. £10 which includes curry. Tickets available from QD Stationery, 52 Keymer Road, Hassocks. Teams of 8 max. Please try to have a team arranged before purchasing tickets. Saturday 10, 10:00 & Sunday 11 June, 11:00

The Power of Music – Love, Live, Listen – soon!

The Orchards Shopping Centre, St Wilfrid’s Way, Haywards Heath RH16 3QH See Local Living Saturday 10 June, 10:00-12:00

Paws & Claws Summer Fair

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH See Summer Fetes and Fairs Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 June, 10:00-17:00

Henfield Gardens & Arts Weekend

Garden of Henfield Village Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 9DB Saturday only HGC Plant Swap/ Sale. Come and see us and find some beautiful and interesting plants at fabulous bargain prices at our plant swap/sale. Saturday 10 June, 10:00-18:00

Climping Village Open Gardens and Vintage Cream Tea

St Mary`s Church, Climping BN17 5RB Climping Community Event. Open Gardens and Vintage Cream Tea (come dressed for the occasion). All welcome. Open Gardens entry and transport £6 for adults, under 16 free. Saturday 10 June, 10:30

Mid Sussex Ramblers – Burgess Hill Festival Walk

Burgess Hill FC car park, Maple Drive RH15 8DL, TQ 316 202 Burgess Hill, Great Ote Hall, Hope Farm, World’s End. 4.5mi/7.2km. Leisurely. Contact: John 01444 483860 or 07817 032135 on the day. Saturday 10 June, 10:30-14:30

Doughty’s Material Roadshow

Plumpton Village Hall, Plumpton Green BN7 3BQ Doughty’s are one of the biggest suppliers of patchwork material, at very reasonable prices. £1 – Refreshments available (All proceeds go to St Peter and St James Hospice). Contact: Sue Akers Saturday 10 June, 10:30-17:00

Spring Craft Fair

Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF Wild Strawberry Events Spring Craft Fair. Free Entry Contact: Kim Stewart 07899 664070 Saturday 10 June, 11:00-15:00

‘Alice in Wonderland’- St Peter and St Paul Church Fete The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Old Town, Lingfield RH7 6AH

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British Traditional Village Fete. Games, raffles, silent auction, plant stall and children’s entertainment. BBQ , Pimms/Beer tent. Tea/cake. Ploughman’s lunch.

Saturday, 10 June, 11:00

Fine Organ Music

St Thomas a Becket, Cliffe High Street, Lewes BN7 2AH Enjoy fine organ music played by one of Cliffe church’s talented team of musicians. Drop in to St Thomas a Becket and let the organist entertain. Admission free. Saturday 10 June, 12:15

Bluebell Railway – Mystery Tour? Sheffield Park Station TN22 3QL Fancy a trip to who knows where? Travel by vintage train to Horsted Keynes Station and then jump aboard a beautiful vintage coach for a journey to a mystery location, Adults £37.50 and picnic £8.50pp. You can join the train at East Grinstead at 12:05. Contact: 01825 720800 or see website. Saturday 10 June, 16:00-23:00

Olivers 2nd Birthday

Olivers Coffee & Wine, 17/18 Borers Yard, Borers Arms Road, Copthorne RH10 3LH Come along and celebrate Olivers 2nd Birthday with us. Contact: 01342 821755 sales@oliverscoffeeandwine. Saturday 10 June, 20:00

Animals & Friends

Martlets Hall, Civic Way, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN The band that shook the world back in 1964 have re-invented themselves. Contact: 01444 242888 Saturday 10 June, 20:30

Far Cry

Forest Row Village Club, Station Road, Forest Row RH18 5DW Members free, non-members £3. 01342 822856 Sunday 11 June and then every day, 09:40 and every 30 mins till 19:10

Breeze up to Devil’s Dyke on the 77 Bus

Outside Brighton Railway Station (Bus Stop E) Take the double-deck 77 bus for breathtaking views and enjoy walks and refreshments at Devil’s Dyke. £4.50 return, up to 2 kids per adult go free. 2-for-1 with your rail ticket. www. 01273 292480 Sunday 11 & Sunday 25 June, 10:00-14:00

Conservation Work Parties

Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve. Meet in car park Come and help to conserve your local green area. See website for details of other events. Sunday 11 June, 11:00-17:00

Fletching ‘Silver Jubilee’ Garden Trail Fletching CE Primary School Playground, High Weald AONB, Uckfield TN22 3SP Free Parking all day. Lunches, cakes

and refreshments available. 18 private gardens open their gates. Visitors can admire beautiful herbaceous borders and enjoy stunning views across National Trust land. For further info. 01825 722356.

Sunday 11 June, 13:00-17:30

Hurstpierpoint Open Gardens

Various gardens around the village of Hurstpierpoint Addresses available on website. Around 9 local gardens, large and small, are open to the public for the afternoon. Tea, cakes and plants on sale. £5 – free for under 14s. Contact: www.hurstpierpointopengardens. Sunday 11 June, 13:30-17:00

Lindfield Open Gardens 2017

47 Denmans Lane, Lindfield, Haywards Heath RH16 2JN and other gardens More than ten gardens in Lindfield are opening to raise funds for St Peter and St James Hospice. £5pp (children under 14 free). Jim Stockwell, 01444 459363, jamesastockwell@aol. com. Monday 12 June, 14:30

Adur Valley Fine Arts Society Paint Brushes at Dawn

The Henfield Hall, Coopers Way, Henfield BN5 6DB Great art world feuds, disputes and rows by Barry Venning. The history of art is peppered with first rate bust ups. Guest Welcome - £5. Annual membership £29. 01273 494945 Monday 12 June, 20:00

Greyhound - Quiz Night

Greyhound Inn, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QT We currently hold a monthly quiz on the second Monday of each month. Why not pop along for this fun night and pit your wits against others. Monday 12 June, 20:00

The Group for Unattached Men & Women

A pub in Burgess Hill Unattached? Aged 50+? The Group might be exactly right for you. We meet in Burgess Hill on the 2nd Monday evening of every month. 400 members in Sussex, and on that evening there will be at least 30 of them there. The Group is not a dating agency, but it is an opportunity to meet other single men and women. Walks, dining, golf, theatre, holidays etc. Take a look at the website, then give us a call. www. Wednesday 14 June, 19:45 for 20:00-22:00

Soil Hotel – the Endangered Resource of Soil and its Components

Hassocks Horticultural Society, Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH An illustrated and light-hearted look at soil and how knowledge of its components can lead to enhancement of a gardener’s environment. By Ross Unsworth, Plumpton Agricultural College Lecturer. Members £1.50. Visitors £2.50.

Refreshments included. Contact: Derek Swaine 01273 842516

Wednesday 14 June, 20:00-22:00

The Mid-Sussex Franco-British Society

Function Suite, Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN Soiree amicable for members and invited guests. All members and visitors are most welcome. Contact: Barbara Stevens 01444 452385 Thursday 15 June, 10:00-16:00

Cup Cake Day

Ballard & Shortall, Forest Row, Lingfield, Horsham, East Grinstead & Crawley Raising money for Alzheimer’s Society. Come along and enjoy some cake and refreshments. Pippa Yates 01342 822120 Thursday 15 June, 11:00

Rude Health Taster Day

10-11 Hartfield Rd, Forest Row RH18 5DN Come and taste some beautiful Nut Milks, Breakfast Cereals and Energy Bars for Free. All organic and delicious. Try before you buy! Contact: 01342 824673 info@ www.facebook. com/TheSeasonsForestRow/ Friday 16 June, 10:00-12:00

The Visually Impaired Reading Group

Haywards Heath Library, 34 Boltro Road, Haywards Heath RH16 1BN This Group meets every Friday at Haywards Heath Library. Transport provided. If interested, please contact Dorothy Lazenby on 01444 450947. Friday 16 June, 19:30-21:30

East Grinstead Society Meeting – So You Want To Be A Bookseller? Main Hall, East Court Mansion, East Grinstead RH19 3LT By John Pye on thirty years of adventures in East Grinstead. Nonmembers £3.00 – members £1.00 – Including refreshments. Contact: Joan Roberts 01342 322648 Friday 16 June, 19:30-21:45

‘Summer Variety’ Entertainment Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QH Variety – song, dance, fun, magic and audience sing-a-longs with Friends and Neighbours. £5 including refreshments. Advance tickets:- 01273 845291. Proceeds to Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association. From Saturday 17 June

Trading Places

Cuckfield Museum, Queens Hall, Cuckfield RH17 5EL A Century of Change in Cuckfield High Street. Entry free, but donations appreciated. For more information see Saturday 17 June, 10:00-14:00

Balcombe Village Craft, Gift & Produce Market

Victory Hall, Balcombe RH17 6HP Come and enjoy this market and be inspired by the wide selection of stalls selling unique gifts including upholstery, handmade soaps, Neals

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Horsham Festival 2017 Saturday 8 July – Sunday 16 July

Join us in Horsham for an amazing week of events and entertainment celebrating and showcasing all the Arts Including live music, theatre, dance, literary events, the visual and digital arts

Most of the events are free The Festival includes on Sunday 9 July the fantastic Funday Sunday in the Carfax, the park, theatre & Parkside with events, activities and shows for all the family. Don’t miss the live stage in the park from 12 noon to 5.30 for a variety of music, dance, drama and much more Compare Radio 4’s Chris Aldridge For all the information you need visit our website and check out our facebook page for further information and events calendar and watch out for free programme of events

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and Fruit, Cookery, Photography and a Children’s Open Class being ‘A Decorated Pebble’. Also there will be plants for sale, a raffle and refreshments available. Admission 50p. Contact: Derek Swaine 01273 842516. All welcome.

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June, Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June

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70 venues, 325 Artists! The event takes place over three summer weekends and offers visitors the chance to spend the afternoons strolling or cycling between venues, and enjoying the seaside town and its countryside. Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June, 10:30-17:00

Wood Show

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The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show

Parham House & Gardens, Storrington, near Pulborough RH20 4HR The Sussex Guild is delighted to be exhibiting at Parham House. Admission prices for the Sussex Guild Show and Parham House & Gardens: Adult £9.00, Child (5-15), £5.00, Senior £8.00, Disabled/Carer £8.00, Family £26.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children).

The Great Get Together Weekend

The Jolly Tanners, High Weald AONB, Handcross Road, Staplefield RH17 6EF A weekend in memory of Jo Cox, where we celebrate that there is more in life that unites us, than divides us. Bouncy castle for the children and an entertainer, with music in the garden and some fundraising for St Catherine’s Hospice. From 21:00, the ‘Nigel Bagge Band’ featuring Mike Piggott Jazz/Blues, violin and mandolin, Dr Bond on bass, Marianne Hillier Brooke on percussion. Saturday 17 June, 13:00-17:00

High Hurstwood Village Fete

Chillies Lane, High Hurstwood TN22 4AD See Summer Fetes & Fairs Saturday 17 June, 14:00-16:30

St Peter & St John the Baptist Church Fete

At ‘Fanners’, Green Road, Wivelsfield Green RH17 7QL See Summer Fetes & Fairs

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St Martin’s Chapel, Chailey Heritage Foundation, Haywards Heath Road, North Chailey BN8 4EF Strawberry tea followed by Vivace Choir’s eclectic music mix. All funds raised will be dedicated to our DREAM Centre Appeal. £12. Contact: Joan Martin, 01825 724444 ext 718,

Weald & Downland Living Museum, Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU Enjoy a wide range of woodcraft demonstrations, working wood yard, stalls and displays – there’s plenty to see and do! Adult £13.50, 65+ £11.50, Child £6, Family £36. All dads enter free! 01243 811363

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Summer Flower Show

Adastra Hall, Keymer Road, Hassocks BN6 8QG Come along to see members’ exhibits of Flowers, Floral Art, Vegetables

Strictly Dance Magic – Ballroom Dance Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill RH15 9NN Doors open 19:45. Ballroom, Latin, Jive and Sequence. Sprung floor and soft lighting. Licensed bar. £7.50. Contact: 07767 411115 or 01444 248926 Saturday 17 June, 20:30 The Fox Eating & Drinking House, Highbrook Lane, West Hoathly, East Grinstead RH19 4PJ Playing Live, mixing Classic RnB, Soul, Funk, Blues, Ska Reggae and Rock from the past to the present. Contact: 01342 810644. Sunday 18 June, 10:00-14:00

RSPCA South Godstone Car Boot Sale

RSPCA South Godstone Animal Centre, Eastbourne Road/A22, South Godstone RH9 8JB Free parking + disabled parking. Set up from 09:00, opens 10:00. Light refreshments. Dogs welcome on lead. No food sellers/traders. Buyers: admission by donation. Sellers: all vehicles £10, trailers + £3. 0300 1230741 Sunday 18 June, 14:00-17:00

Open Garden with Afternoon Teas

Dyke Farm House, Poynings BN45 7AQ Supporting Martlets Hospice and Brighton Festival Chorus. Monday 19 - Sunday 25 June

Rose Celebration Week

Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1XP 21st Anniversary of the Rose Garden with Elizabethan mansion house tours and Rose Garden tours, rose plants and gifts for sale. £8.20 pp for Garden entry + £3.50pp per tour 01444 450326, Monday 19 June

Aspire Sussex Adult Education – NEW Autumn/Winter programme available now!

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Ladies Fun Night Out Fashion Show

Morley’s Bistro, 42 High Street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9RG Charity Fashion Show in aid of Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity. Displaying jewellery and scarves from Ashley & Thomas. Clothes from Le Chic Fashion Exchange and our dressmaker, Natalia Avery. Tickets £10, which will include your first glass of wine. Tickets from Ashley & Thomas or Le Chic Fashion Exchange (Audrey’s). Tuesday 20 June, 10:00-16:00

Jewellery in June Valuation Day

The Courtlands Hotel, 19-27 The Drive, Hove BN3 3JE Bonhams specialists will be offering free auction valuations for items of Jewellery you are considering selling. To make an appointment please phone Tim Squire-Sanders 01273 220000 or Tuesday 20 June, 19:45

Wolstonbury WI Monthly Meeting

Club Suite, Hurstpierpoint Village Centre, Trinity Road BN6 9UY Games Evening. Shuffleboard with Sandy Readhead. Contact: Jane Biggs 01273 834421 Wednesday 21 June, 10:00-16:00

Jewellery in June Valuation Day

Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 June

The Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting

The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead RH17 5NU International Showjumping, showing classes at all levels with hundreds of trade stands selling everything from saddlery to fashion. A must for all horse lovers and a great family day out! For advance ticket discounts visit Friday 23 June, 10:00-14:00

Screen Printing Workshop

Made and Making, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY A beginner’s workshop in silk screen printing. Make your own stencil and print on to a zipped purse or bring along a t-shirt. £55. 07967 819540

Equine Art Event by Emerging Artist Charlie Elizabeth Cheese and Wine - Bolney Estate

Wednesday 21 June, 10:15 for 10:45-12:00

Saturday 24 June, 09:00-13:00

Thursday 22 June, 09:30-12:30

Sew Friendly Session

Made and Making, South Downs Nurseries, Brighton Road, Hassocks BN6 9LY Bring your own project, meet new people and have a tutor to help. Our relaxed friendly sessions run on various days and times. £17.50. 07967 819540 Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 June, 09:00-18:00

The Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting

The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead RH17 5NU Join Safe Haven for Donkeys as they have a stall for the duration of the event. Adopt a donkey or purchase some new ‘donkey’ merchandise. Contact: Hayley Bradbury 01444 470128

29th May – 4th June 2017

Running over half term, kids travel for just £1 each. Trains every day - adults can save by buying tickets in advance, please contact us for more details or see website.

The Rawson Hall, The Street, Bolney RH17 5PF Equine Art Event by Emerging Artist Charlie Elizabeth. Cheese and Wine by Bolney Estate at The Rawson Hall, Bolney RH17 5PF. £5 on the door. Charlie Elizabeth 07341939318 Saturday 24 June

Clair Hall, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3DN Talk by Eveline Eaton on the ‘The Magic of Vermeer’. The paintings of Jan Vermeer in 17th century Holland. Non-members welcome: £7 on door.

Kids for a Quid

Friday 23 June, 17:00–21:00 Saturday 24 June, 12:00-15:00

The Boship Farm Hotel, Lower Dicker, Hailsham BN27 4DP Bonhams specialists will be offering free auction valuations for items of Jewellery you are considering selling. To make an appointment please phone Tim Squire-Sanders 01273 220000 or

Mid-Sussex Decorative & Fine Arts Society

One of the best family days out in Sussex!


Monday 19 June, 19:30-21:30

Tickets to be purchased via Hickstead.

£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

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 24 June, 10:00

Mid Sussex Ramblers – Wilmington

Wilmington Village Car Park, BN26 5SW, TQ543 042 3 villages, Long Man of Wilmington. 6mi/9.7km. Moderate. Contact: Jill 01273 480167 or 07938 833868

Mystery Tour 10th June 2017 Fancy a trip to who knows where? Travel by vintage train to Horsted Keynes Station and then jump aboard a beautiful vintage coach for a journey to a mystery location. Spend a couple of hours relaxing before the coach returns you to Horsted Keynes Station for your return train journey back to where you started. Adult £37.50, Picnic – £8.50 per person


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Model Railway Weekend

24th & 25th June 2017

Come along, enjoy a steam train ride and explore each of our stations and exhibitions. Passengers holding a travel ticket gain free entry to any stations. Visitors wishing to visit the station only will need to purchase an admission ticket. Model and miniature railway displays will be at both Horsted Keynes and Sheffield Park stations open from 10am – 4pm.

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June, 10:00-14:00

Tel: 01825 720800

Steyne Gardens, Worthing BN11 3DZ On Saturday we will have a stage with entertainments, stalls, displays, military vehicles, food and drink, Air/ Sea rescue demonstration out to sea, marching bands etc. On Sunday we have a drumhead service with seating. 02078 070970

The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex TN22 3QL Twitter @bluebellrailway

West Sussex Armed Forces Weekend

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Bluebell Railway – Model Railway Weekend

Sheffield Park Station TN22 3QL Come along, enjoy a steam train ride and explore each of our stations and exhibitions. Contact: 01825 720800 or visit special-offers for more details. Saturday 24 June, 11:00–17:00

Midsummer Festival

Michael Hall Steiner School, Kidbrooke Park, Priory Road, Forest Row RH18 5JA A wonderful exhibition of our pupil’s work from Kindergarten to A Level. Handwork, Pottery, Silver Work, Copper Work, Woodwork and Metal Work will be on display. A selection of delicious lunches will be available. 01342 822275 http://, Saturday 24 June, 12:00-16.00

Hassocks Summer Fair at Downlands & GCSE Art Exhibition

Downlands Community School, Dale Avenue, Hassocks BN6 8LP Summer Fair with lots of stalls and fun things to do as well as a showcase of the work of the wonderfully talented students in GCSE Art. Nicki Burston, 01273 421139, Saturday 24 June, 13:30-15:45

Burgess Hill Horticultural Society – Flower and Produce Show Cyprus Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill RH15 8DX A traditional horticultural show, full of scents and colours to delight your senses! Also, refreshments, tombola, plant and produce stalls. Admission: 50p. Contact: 01444 257806 Saturday 24 June, 14:15

Summer Show

Hurstpierpoint Horticultural Society, Village Centre, Hurstpierpoint BN6 9UY Roses, sweet peas, summer flowers, potted plants, cookery, floral arrangements, children’s exhibits, photography, novice section. Tea and homemade cake. Raffle and Auction of produce at end of show. Exhibiting is free and open to all. £1 entry. Schedules with full details from Gibsons in the High Street.

Hassocks 01273 846978. Proceeds to Chestnut Tree House, the Children’s Hospice for Sussex.

Saturday 24 June, Dining 19:00, Standing 20:00

Just Floyd

Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green, Nr Fletching TN22 3RB This exceptional band are universally regarded as one of the UK’s most authentic live Pink Floyd tributes. £18 Standing. £48 Dining. Genereal enquiries 01825 790200. Ticket Box Office 01825 790200. Saturday 24 June, 20:30

‘The Unfolded’

The Jolly Tanners, High Weald AONB, Handcross Road, Staplefield RH17 6EF Some great sounds from a band from Balcombe. Sunday 25 June, 14:00-16:30 2-4.30pm. Meet in car park at 13.50

A Walk in Bedelands Flower Meadows – led by Shirley Siems and John Prodger

Bedelands Nature Reserve off Maple Drive. Meet in car park at 13:50 See the wonderful wild flower meadows of Bedelands – one of which was chosen as the Coronation Meadow of West Sussex by Prince Charles. 01444 242667 Sunday 25 June, 14:00-18:00

The Old Mill House, Open Garden

The Old Mill House, Plumpton Lane, Plumpton BN7 3AH The garden covers some 12 acres and is influenced by its waterside setting. There will be a chance to visit the working water mill and products from the mill will be on sale. Plant Sales, Tombola & Stalls including Plumpton Mill produce, Jazz Band. Price £7.50 (£2.50 for children under 16) includes afternoon tea. All ticket proceeds go to St Peter & St James Hospice. Entry by advanced ticket sales only please and they can be purchased at the Village Shop or 01273 891722 Sunday 25 June, 14:30-16:30

Hurstpierpoint & District Branch RNLI - Cream Tea Garden Party Blue Haze, 50 Hurst Road, Hassocks BN6 9NL Cream Tea Garden Party to raise funds for the RNLI. £5 per person. Contact: Jo Kaddish 07808 572215

Saturday 24 June, 19:00-21:30

Sunday 25 June, 19:00

Imberhorne Lower School, Windmill Lane, East Grinstead RH19 2DT East Grinstead Choral Society: Music for a Midsummer Evening including extracts from Karl Jenkins, The Armed Man. Catered; bar. Tickets (in advance only) £15. For further information visit

Wivelsfield Village Hall, off Eastern Road, Wivelsfield Green RH17 7QG Jackie (certificate 15), a film that follows Jacqueline Kennedy as she attempts to cope in the days following her husband’s assassination in 1963. Tickets £6 in advance from the Post Office and Village Stores or The Cock Inn, or online via the Facebook page. Homemade cakes, ice creams and drinks served before the film and during the interval.Doors/Licenced Bar: 19:00, Film 19:30

A Summer Soiree

Saturday 24, 18:00 & Sunday 25 June, 13:00 & 18:00

‘Let’s Dance a Variety’, Presented by Let’s Dance! (Hassocks) Burgess Hill Academy, Station Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9EA Tickets £12 (£10 Concessions from: QD Stationery, Keymer Road,

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Wednesday 28 June, 10:00-12:00

Coffee Morning

Street, Lewes BN7 2AH Join us for a Coffee Morning with delicious homemade cakes. There will be a raffle, cake stall, bric-a-brac and toiletries stall. Wednesday 28 June, 19:30

Rude Mechanical Theatre Company ‘The Commercial Traveller’ (outdoor theatre)

Ditchling Village Green, Ditchling BN6 8NX Picnics from 6pm. Funny, romantic and moving, it demonstrates the gritty determination to overcome an apparently unassailable problem through absolute love. Please see www. for more details. Tickets £16 + concessions from the Village Post Office or online. Wednesday 28 June, 19:45 for 20:00–22:00

A Birding Expedition to Panama – A talk by Glenn Duggan Main Hall, East Court, College Lane, East Grinstead RH19 3LT East Grinstead RSPB local group. Very interesting Illustrated Lecture – new members welcome. £4 for Members, £5 for Guests. Contact: Mark Roberts 01342 843190

Thursday 29 June, 20:30

Quiz Night

The Fox Eating & Drinking House, Highbrook Lane, West Hoathly, East Grinstead RH19 4PJ Think you know it all? Prove it? We will be raising funds towards St Margaret’s Church extension. Cheese fondue will also be available, please order. Contact: 01342 810644 Friday 30 June, 19:00

French Bistro

The Five Bells Inn, Chailey Green BN8 4DA Come and enjoy an evening of fine French Cuisine with a stunning array of French wines. £30pp for 3 courses and £40pp to include paired wine. Contact: 01825 722259 the Friday 30 June, 19:00

Crawley Keyboard Concert

Maidenbower Junior School, Harvest Road, Maidenbower RH10 7RA Great evening of live music showcasing Andrew Varley. Members and visitors made welcome. Members £4. Visitors £6. Brenda Mayne 01293 784166

Wednesday 28 June, 20:00-10:00

Sussex Bonsai Group

Wivelsfield Village Hall, Eastern Road, Wivelsfield RH17 7QH Bonsai Workshop. Working on all aspects of Bonsai. If you have a tree please bring it with you. All welcome. Free for first visit. Tea and coffee will be available.

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around the Haywards Heath area. For less than one coffee per week, Memberships start at just £50 per year – amazing value for money, with unprecedented access and support to those within the region. With newly elected committee members from the local region, the HHDBA are simply buzzing with new ideas to enhance the experience of every single member of the group.

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Connect, communicate, develop and grow with the Haywards Heath and District Business Association

WHAT IS THE HHDBA? A local organisation, the HHDBA helps you connect and create business opportunities with other members. HHDBA is here to provide a platform for not only business growth but an informal, and fun environment, with activities and planned

events, to keep a smile on your face in an ever-pressurised business climate. WHY JOIN THE HHDBA ? Joining the HHDBA unlocks the door to a varied and vibrant business and social community with almost 200 members in and

Offering Members the tools, support and events to develop their business

CONNECT HHDBA welcomes businesses of all sizes. With proximity to Gatwick Airport, yet nestled away in semi-rural beauty, Haywards Heath and the surrounding area is home to both small businesses and several large employers and SME’s alike. Our Membership reflects this diversity and variety, offering the chance for development and the priceless opportunity to learn from other businesses, small and large and from a massive range of sectors, within the region. COMMUNICATE As a Member, you get to enjoy special offers from other Members. Also, arguably just as important as the business side is our social side of networking with free monthly drinks and nibbles, please see website for event details. Open to both members and those considering joining us, our doors are always open to a friendly face, come along and say hello! DEVELOP Offering Members the tools, support and events to develop their business, their aims and their goals, the HHDBA is here as a source of advice. Meeting once a month, our Business Development Group continues to grow in popularity as people recognise the worth of sharing problems and gaining expert knowledge. Bring your problems and challenges to the table and we will help you to develop solutions and alternatives to help your business. Grow your business when you join the HHDBA…

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free magazine Pick up a free copy of Sussex Living from any of the local businesses listed here. Our widespread distribution means that you don’t have to go out of your way to find us. Businesses highlighted on the list have one of our distinctive swing signs. We try to make sure these locations always have magazines to pick up. Albourne Village Hall, Ernest Doe Power

Ansty Ansty Cross Service Station


Danehill Granary Flowers at Heaven Farm

Ditchling Ditchling Post Office, The White Horse, Hogg House Café, Middleton Common Farm Shop, Oaks Poultry Farm

Ardingly Post Office

East Chiltington

Ashurst Wood

The Jolly Sportsman

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Chequer Mead Arts Centre, Family Shopper East Grinstead Museum, Library, Rail Station, East Grinstead Sports Club, Sainsbury’s, Martell’s, McIndoe Surgical Centre, Queen Victoria Hospital, Angelica’s Convenience Store, Broadleys, Sparrows Nest, The Kings Centre, The Retreatery, W J Armstrong

Balcombe Tea Rooms, Balcombe Stores, Cowdray Arms

Bolney Bolney Cross Service Station, Eight Bells, Old Mill Farm Shop

Bramber The Castle Inn Hotel

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Hurstpierpoint Washbrooks Farm, Cutters Barn, Co-op, The Mace Shop, Janton News, Feathers, Sussex Living Head Office

Springs Smoked Salmon, Tottington Manor



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Fletching Griffin Inn

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Handcross Sabrina’s Sweet Things, Royal Oak Inn, Wyevale Garden Centre, Bellamie, Handcross Hardware, High Beeches Tearooms, Handcross Butchers


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01273 761 060

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Undertakes all Electrical Work. No job too small

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Brian Sykes Est.30 years 07977 273 023 | 01444 236 128

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Brilliant rates of pay for extra income.

07795 255452 21 Burdocks Drive Burgess Hill RH15 0HJ


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Tel.01444 233073


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Old Talbot House, High Street, Cuckfield, West Sussex RH17 5JX

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Front Aspect

Renaissance Retirement is now selling one and two bedroom superior retirement apartments in the heart of Haywards Heath, only a five minute walk from the town centre. The 34 apartments, which are known as Fleur-de-Lis, have been designed for independent retirement living. Some of the larger apartments boast stylish dual levels and en-suites. The development comprises an Owners’ Drawing Room and Guest Suite, and is managed by a concierge five days a week. There is a fully maintained landscaped garden to the rear and owners can make use of an on-site, gated car park.

Phone: 01444 455699

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