Welcome to the festive issue of Sussex Views! I am actually writing this in mid-November, but we are in the Christmas & spirit here already! It does seem to get a little earlier though HAPPY NEW YEAR each year doesn't it? It also seems to come round more quickly, maybe the two things are linked! We have a super selection of Christmassy events, and indeed some great things on in January as well. Plenty of Carol services, Christmas Fayres, and markets to get you in the mood. On p.82 you will find Father Christmas's timetable for his trips round with the Bognor Hotham Rotary Club. Don't miss the Pram Race on Boxing Day p.7, who would have thought that Pagham would be hosting the world's oldest continuous Pram Race, there is great fun to be had so do go along and support it. At the end of January it is the annual Great Garden Bird Watch p.33, this is such an important project. Over half a million people now take part over the 3 days each year. This year will be the 41st Bird watch, providing invaluable information about trends in our bird population. The best thing is you can do it anywhere, pop down to the RSPB at Pagham Harbour and join in, or watch the birds in your own garden, from the comfort of your armchair. Put your results on the RSPB website, job done! Also on p.33 a letter concerning the plight of the Brent Geese at Pagham. And if you do nothing else you must view the beautiful short film on YouTube entitled "A Goose Tale" made by local wildlife enthusiast, John Railton, it is simply stunning! I do hope that you have a Happy Christmas, and a safe and healthy New Year. We are going to have a short break, but will be back with the February 2020 issue. See you then.
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PAGHAM PRAM RACE 2019. The world's oldest continuous Pram Race. At 11am, every Boxing Day, December 26th, since 1946, the very well known annual Pagham Pram Race takes place. Starting at The Mill, Pagham road, the route via The Bear Inn, The Lamb Inn, then south towards Church Farm, left into Sea lane towards Pagham Beach CafĂŠ, then via Pagham Parade, left into Harbour View road, turn left into Church way, right into Pagham road, then right into Lamb Inn car park. A flat course of approximately 3 Miles. The competitors and entrants, many in amazing fancy dress (all of whom must be over 18 years of age on the day) consume a pint of beer at each stop on route. Anyone over 18 years of age can enter various classes including: Fancy dress, Race class, Pub team, Ladies and a Disabled class. Entries can be made on line or on the day, from 9 30am. Race entrants sign on at the junction of Downland close and Pagham road, opposite The Mill. The race has grown each year attracting many entries and new spectators, many turning up each year. The trouble and detail that many Fancy Dress entrants present gives a very colourful sight parading through the village. This together with racers antics en route provides much mirth and entertainment for the spectators.
Over the years the Pagham Pram Race has gained an increasing media presence locally, and to some extent nationally, as well as some entrants coming from countries overseas including Japan, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada. Our Social Media has gained in profile, as well as Pagham and the local area . We are often televised, covered by local media and have had articles in local and national press. Over the years we have enjoyed the support of a number of famous people who have assisted in various ways. The year 2020 marks another milestone in the history of the pram race, with it being our 75th annual race. The race always requires a lot of planning and we welcome lots of helpers as Race Marshalls, Collectors and Stewards. If you can help please visit our web site in advance or turn up on the day at the small marque in front of The Lamb Inn car park around 9.30am. Each year we raise many thousands of pounds for local good causes, and present them with Cheques at our annual presentation night. We assist many organisations, helping young and old alike. If youâ€™re interested in helping in some way then let us know, in person or via our web site, you will be most welcome.
Further information about the race is on our www.paghampramrace.com
PAGHAM TIDE TABLE December ~ GMT ~ High Tides add 1 hour in British Summer Time Day
High tides occur approximately every 12 hours & 25 minutes. Low tides are approximately 6 hours & 12 minutes after each high tide.
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2019 - 50th Anniversary of the troubles - Ken Rimell
This year saw the 50th anniversary of the troubles in Northern Ireland beginning. Bombing and fighting in a province of the UK in which the British Army were tasked to try and establish law and order between two factions that were eagerly trying to kill each other. I was working for the local evening and weekly newspapers and a reporter and myself were invited by the MoD to document the Royal Sussex Regiment while on three month deployment in Andersons Town, a few miles away from Belfast. The invitation in 1976 was for a week, a taster I was told to get the feel of what our soldiers were sent to do. We flew out of Gatwick and just over an hour later landed at RAF Aldergrove, some 18 or so miles from our destination, the airfield is a military airfield shared with Belfast International Airport. We were to be met by two army officers and taken to our base. Standing around in an almost deserted arrival lounge for several minutes, with no officers in sight to greet us, I asked one of about a dozen or so armed patrolling soldiers if they could offer an explanation. No eye contact but a rapid reply as he gazed about that he couldn’t help and hurriedly walked away and continued his patrol. Seconds later two rather scruffy individuals arrived and asked our names. Duly given we were asked to walk quickly to a waiting car and driven off at speed. All rather dramatic I thought, but as we sped away from the airport, our two ‘scruffy’ men were in fact two army officers dressed incognito, the 45 revolvers they pulled from within their coats a true reality we had arrived. Introductions with apologies were duly made by our hosts for such dramatic actions but RAF 24
Aldergrove had had a bomb threat just as we arrived. The journey to our base quickly passed and during the run we were given a strict briefing. Our home for the next week was a corrugated roofed complex with stretched wire over the top, the wire to reflect any onslaught from grenades or mortar fire aimed at the building. Nicknamed by our Royal Sussex Regiment hosts as ‘Tin City’. We unpacked and dined at the allotted time, just to the side of the main table was the neatly arranged Regimental Silver, it goes everywhere with the regiment I was told. We slept well and breakfasted early and were out on patrol with six fully armed soldiers at 06.30. Issued with two flak jackets, with the reporter in one vehicle and me in the other, both were armoured Land Rovers we set out to patrol the Turf Lodge area. Just before we arrived the Community Centre in the Lodge area had been burnt to the ground, children were playing on the smoldering remnants. One falling over and sustaining a huge gash on his leg from the broken glass. While four soldiers guarded the situation, suspecting it was a ploy, our medic provided the young boy with medication and dressed the wound, an hour later that same child was among others throwing bottles and stones at us. The patrol lasted for six hours and after further assaults with thrown bottles and stones, we were replaced by another set of soldiers allowing us to return to barracks for tea and a much needed rest. The following day we were out, this time on instant road blocks traveling with 8 soldiers in an armoured vehicle called a ‘Pig’ or to give it its real name a Humber Pig. These patrols speed to a location and set in place a road block where the
soldiers spill out of the Pig and stop drivers and randomly search their vehicles, in this case all was quiet. Back for lunch to the ‘Tin City’ and out again in the afternoon with continued patrols this time in the protestant area of Lanadeen where row after row of houses are boarded up and deserted, the searching here was to see if any of the properties contained a secret stash of IRA weapons, none were found. And so the patrols went on, Shankhill Road had us dive for cover as random firing was heard ahead, we stayed behind (the army insisted we did so for our own safety), and three IRA suspects were caught and arrested during an exchange of fire. Another area in which we experienced fire bombing was Glassmullan where the IRA fire bombed the Social Club reducing it to a pile of smoldering rubble. Throughout the time I spent with our soldiers in the hot spots of Northern Ireland they always showed great restraint, often under great provocation. One other instance I was to witness was in an area where demarcation on a housing estate saw a large brick wall separate protestant and catholic families. A series of small doorways were situated at strategic points along its mile or so length, but woe betide anyone that tried to cross over. Unknown to the general public at large but the British Army had maps with passport size pictures attached of all known trouble makers, from both sides that were pinned to a board, detailing their daily activities. With the mass bottle and missile throwing, the worry was could there be a gunman among them eager to kill a British soldier? But be sure, the British soldiers, in this case the Royal Sussex Regiment, were exemplary throughout the time I shared with them. The same two scruffy officers who collected us on arrival returned us back to RAF Aldergrove and our flight home, our safety assured.
An IRA gunman’s bullet that nearly penetrated the armoured glass on a Humber Pig.
Watergate Hanger This Christmas we visit Watergate Hanger the name dates from 1297 and the original house from the time of Charles 1. Our walk near to Chichester is pretty and varied with 1 steep short climb through woods and across open fields with great views all around. There is a cafĂŠ in the village of Compton a short drive away and a choice of pub restaurants at Walderton and Stoughton nearby.
Map: O/S Explorer OLS Chichester, S.Harting, & Selsey Start: SZ 786107 Length: 4.5 mls - 7.5 kms Time: 2 hrs
Route: Park at the left side of the road to West Marden, just past the turning to Walderton. Alternatively turn into the Walderton road and park on the left. Turn, walk back from your car and go up Woodlands road now on your R, walk to a fingerpost turn R and take the lower path down and follow it along the edge of Watergate Hanger. Continue on this bridleway to turn L onto a steep track and follow it to the top of the wood. Go directly ahead on this bridleway to the top and follow it R back out to the open. Continue to meet a road turn L and after approximately 400 mts and at a fingerpost turn first L, stay on this bridleway and continue through an open field with views all around. At a wood take the footpath turning L walk to, and through Broadreed Farm. At the signpost turn L onto a bridleway, follow the road up past a house turn R at a fingerpost onto a bridleway. Stay on this track along the top of the hanger. Follow downhill to walk back to Woodlands road and turn L back down to your car.
Jan & Sarah wish you all a very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year. 27
A flamboyance of finches! Just as the numbers of our winter wildfowl and waders build up at this time of year, large flocks of songbirds gather in the fields around Medmerry. These mixed flocks are typically made up of finches, pipits and buntings. Goldfinches are immediately recognisable with white cheeks, red face and yellow wing bars.Chaffinch have white shoulder patches and stripes on their wings. The males have a blue-grey head and pinkish breast. Linnets, a finch of open countryside and farmland, are typically brown but the males sport crimson chests and foreheads. Corn buntings, yellowhammers and meadow pipits usually make up the other species in these mass accumulations, which may number well in excess of a thousand birds. Like an explosion, the air erupts in a cloud of birds signifying the arrival of a hunting peregrine or merlin hurtling onto the scene like a missile. The sight of predator and prey locked in aerial pursuit is an experience to quicken the pulse and never be forgotten. This is nature in its rawest and most fundamental form, an intense life and death battle of agility, strength and guile. It may not be the Serengeti, but these natural spectacles can be just as exhilarating. Meanwhile, the bleaker weather draws some more unusual finches to our feeders outside the Visitor Centre. Siskins and red polls are resident all year round, but their populations are boosted in winter with migrants, from Scandinavia and Northern Europe. Siskins have streaky green-yellow bodies with yellow wing bars and redpolls have stripy brown bodies, red foreheads and little black bibs. It is worth taking a closer look at chaffinches, both in flocks and underneath feedersâ€Ś Brambling, another member of the finch family and a winter migrant from the continent, can sometimes be found mixed in with their similar looking cousins and are easily overlooked. They have bright orange breasts, white bellies and wings of black with shades of white and orange. Their heads are a mottled grey-brown, which on the males turns jet black in summer. When they fly up they can also be distinguished by their white rump. Join us on New Years Day for a guided walk and see how many species you can find or if you would like help identifying our winter birds, we are running a Birdwatching for Beginners workshop on Sunday 19th January. For more information pop into our Visitor Centre on the B2145 south of Chichester or check our website www.rspb.org.uk/paghamharbour
Goldfinch photo: Ben Andrews RSPB Images
Big Garden Birdwatch Saturday 25th January – Monday 27th January Take part in the world’s largest wildlife survey. You can count here at Pagham Harbour, Medmerry, your local park or even the comfort of your own home. It’s easy to do and the whole family can join in, plus you’ll be helping us learn more about our garden wildlife. More information is available from our Visitor Centre or from our website and there’s even an online counting tool, www.rspb.org.uk/birdwatch
Dear Editor, Residents who enjoy the spectacle of large flocks of Brent Geese at Pagham could be sadly disappointed this winter. A lot of your readers are probably already aware that one of the main foraging grounds for these birds has been set aside for building development by the previous district councillors and the Group Head of Planning at Arun under their Local Development Plan. However, your readers may also be interested to know that this whole Plan has been under sustained criticism from the newly elected councillors. More evidence is emerging of the damage it will cause to the wildlife of Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve. Last years Brent count results from these future development sites were so high (even over 3000 at one point) that this should be considered a core area, thus contributing to this Special Protection Area and therefore must also be protected. Only a few weeks ago a report was sent to Arun by Sussex Ornithology Society which can be viewed on Arun's planning portal (application P/140/16/ OUT). But even before this latest evidence, Pagham Harbour is considered so important both nationally and internationally that one would expect our MP to take a non-passive role in order to defend it. Unfortunately not. Silence continues while strange agricultural practices begin to take place. This winter these fields are left barren. Local knowledge and the cropping history tell us that this is an extremely unusual occurrence. To some it may be just a crude way of tampering with bird count figures but can I please emphasize that starving wildlife away will cause a massive and desperately sad loss for everyone. May I ask your readers to view a brief but lovely film made by a local wildlife enthusiast. It is on YouTube under the title; A goose tale. For the Brent Geese, other wildlife and the rescued Pagham Ponies, the fight to 'Save Pagham' is now a fight to the death. Yours sincerely, Giles Binyon, Carlton Avenue. 33
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A Shed of One’s Own, by Rose Green This is a shameless rip off of Virginia Woolf’s famous essay title, ‘A Room of One’s Own’ which put forward the (then) extraordinary idea that women might actually want a space to develop their own thoughts. Well, gardeners need their space, too. Having moved, I am now faced with the Shed Question. The existing one is held up by hope. But whether to go for the basic Old Tom’s Bothy or the Urban Hipster Ecopod? (My budget suggests Old Tom). Tools like lawnmowers, shredders, strimmers and other electrical items need to be kept some where weather-proof. You can use the end of a garage or bite the bullet and invest in a shed. A robust one is not cheap. But a shed is a lot more than a lawnmower hutch. It is shelter for you. A lot of people put sheds beside the house, which is a bit of a waste if you have a long garden and don’t want to sprint the whole way when it starts to rain. Put it somewhere that’s not only useful but a bolthole. A chair is a good idea. If you have electricity in your shed, not only will this power light and tools, but also a kettle. Add some mugs, teabags or instant coffee. If you don’t have electricity, the large camping water flasks will keep water hot enough for a couple of hours, and LED lanterns are useful. Most sheds are wood, so you can paint the inside whatever colour you like and use it as a giant pin board. Posters, calendars, children’s drawings – up to you.. A dry shed will store paper for notes and workings, as well as pots, seed trays, garden hose, watering cans, garden canes, seed packets and fertilisers. And a bottle of Scotch for emergencies. A shed, in short, is your garden home. Why go to all this trouble? Because otherwise you will be trooping in and out of the house with smelly or poisonous potions, mud, bits of twig, the back door will be open to every howling gale, and you’ll never find a piece of paper when you want one. Sitting comfortably, drink in hand, appreciate your shed and think about your garden work plan, because fortune favours the prepared mind Some tasks, like mowing the lawn, will be regular. Some, like digging over a new flower bed, you may only do every few years. After a while, you will get an idea of how long a specific job takes, or to weed, tidy and generally go over a particular area. Try to split your time sensibly into tasks and areas, if you try to do the whole lot at once, you’ll get exhausted. Think in twohour slots – then break for a sit and a cup of tea. to give your back and legs a rest, and come in out of the rain or wind for a while. Best not to garden after a heavy meal for an hour or so - for a lot of gardening you are bent over, backside in the air, which after a Sunday roast and apple pie is a perfect recipe for acid reflux. But whatever you do, balance the mess-making part with the tidying up afterwards part, including putting away equipment: allow at least half an hour to an hour in good daylight to do this. And now, let fancy be your guide for the shed’s outward appearance. Chalet, railway station, witch’s hut, as you please. I like fairy lights on mine Happy winter gardening! 46
Door-to-Door Scams Many legitimate businesses sell products door-to-door (windows, solar, panels, cleaning products, home maintenance, tree surgeons etc.). Gas, electricity and water companies will also visit to read meters. In addition charities may visit to ask for donations or post collection bags for you to fill and leave out for collection. However, scammers also do the above to part you from your money, gain entry to your home to steal, or profit by posing as charities in order to collection donations. What you should know: - Door-to-door scams involve selling goods or services that are not delivered or are very poor quality. - You won’t get value for money and you may get billed for work you didn’t want or didn’t agree to. - Some scammers conduct surveys so they can obtain your personal details or disguise their real intent to sell you goods or services you don’t want or need (e.g. unnecessary roofing work or patio replacement). - Door-to-door sales are normally uninvited and the people selling MUST leave if you ask them to. - Even when a genuine business and product is being sold, unscrupulous employees can sometimes still act illegally. If someone knocks at your front door claiming to be from a company also check their ID. If you are not happy then do not let them into your home. Never ring the telephone number on the ID card. Tell them to wait outside, shut the door, and ring the genuine number from the telephone book or website. Call us: on 101 to report a crime or 999 if it’s an emergency Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Front office opening hours Bognor Regis: London Road. Mon-Fri 10am - 2pm & 3pm - 6pm. Information regarding the role of Bognor Regis Neighbourhood Watch, call Drew Millar on mobile 07484 861710 or email: email@example.com
PAGHAM TIDE TABLE January ~ GMT ~ High Tides add 1 hour in British Summer Time Day
High tides occur approximately every 12 hours & 25 minutes. Low tides are approximately 6 hours & 12 minutes after each high tide. 58
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These three gorgeous rabbits are called Walkers, Mirror Dory and Ms Molly. Walkers is a neutered white and grey lop eared, Mirror Dory a brown rex and Ms Molly who is white and brown are both spayed females. They are all around 18 months old and get on really well with each other. They have been living here at The Centre since 27th April 2019 as their previous owner could no longer keep them. They are all really sweet and friendly rabbits that are happy to be handled especially the boy who loves a stroke. Because they get on so well we would love to re-home them together and this means whoever adopts them will need larger accommodation that will suit all three of them. These are really sweet rabbits that will make a great addition to someoneâ€™s home and we just really hope we can find a home for all of them together. If you think you may be able to give Walkers, Mirror Dory and Ms Molly the new home they deserve please give The Centre a call Monday to Friday 9am-4pm. We have regular viewing days starting again in the New Year. Viewing days are non-appointment days so people thinking of adopting can pop along. Otherwise we re-home 7 days a week by appointment.
The Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre Holborow Lodge, Chalder Lane, Sidlesham.PO20 7RJ
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The Gardening Calendar, by Rose Green Spoiler alert: Actually, plants don’t grow by date. Your workload will be guided but not determined by that. But January is a goodtime to plan and review. Sitting in your shed, off you go. 1. New Year’s Day/Hogmanay: is your garden well furnished with evergreens, berries and the odd snowdrop? If not, make a note. Prune grapevines, clematis and roses, as the plants will be dormant (not in growth). Plant big shrubs and trees (in dry spells), and garlic. Prune fruit trees and hedges now, but do not disturb nesting birds.. 2. Candlemas, about 2nd February (or, if you are a Celt, Imbolg, the time for first lambs). Daylight is noticeably brighter. Finish clearing up herbaceous plants, trim shrubs that flower from midsummer onwards (if you cut back spring-flowering shrubs now, you are cutting off this year’s flowers). If the weather is warm, dig over the vegetable patch. 3. Spring Equinox, 21st March. Admire daffodils, blossom, crocus and little blue bulbs. Glimpse your first butterfly, usually pale yellow (brimstone) or white and orange (orange tip). Cut dead bits off shrubs which did not come through the winter. Finish pruning roses. In a warm year, start mowing. Mark out new beds or garden structures, but only progress them in good weather. 4. St George’s Day, 23rd April. Dandelions all in flower. Plant Mediterranean plants, lavender, rosemary, chrysanthemums, red-hot pokers and ornamental grasses. Tend the veg patch. Cut rosemary etc. back by about a third. If terminally straggly, terminate them. It’s too soon for bedding, but if you have a warm greenhouse, buy tomato tots. On a nice day, divide and move existing garden plants. Start big constructions like greenhouses, patios or conservatories. 5. Chelsea Flower Show week, about 21st May: Put out bedding and tender plants. Even if plants are containerised, don’t leave permanent planting much later, but you still have time to sow annual seeds. Enjoy your first roses. Prune spring-flowering shrubs like forsythia as they finish. 6. Midsummer Day, 21st June: A misnomer, as air heats up slowly in spring, so it can be cool. If buying bedding, think big, they have less time to grow. Veggie crops, first salads, gooseberries and early strawberries will be ready. The clover is flowering so leave the mowing for a couple of weeks. 7. Lammas/Lughnasa, 1st August (Celtic ‘First Harvest’): A lot of gardens fall to pieces because they lack show now. Think roses, evergreens and grey-leaved plants, bedding, and plants from the Mediterranean and South Africa. 8. August Bank Holiday, 31st August: Again, take note of what’s working and what isn’t. Early apple and pear crops will be ripening, and ‘perpetual’ strawberries. The vegetable patch should be in full fling. The first daffodil bulbs appear in the garden centre. Tulips can wait until October or November. 9. Autumn Equinox, 21st September: make a list of desirable new plants, and terminate plants that swing the lead. Enjoy the show from Michaelmas daisies, ice plant (sedum), perovskia (Russian sage), yellow border daisies and sunflowers, chrysanthemums, and dahlias. Modern roses will still be going strong. 10. Halloween/All Souls/Samhain, 31st October: Pretty well the end of the gardening year. Plant spring bulbs, cut off the last roses (they’ll rot in winter), rake up leaves, pick your blackberries before the Devil spits on them. Probably, stop mowing. Then spend a lot of money on trees and bushes. That’s the fun bit. Bring them home and plant. Fun, not so much Soak in hot bath. Mineral salts area good idea. Happy New Year! 68
As the nights draw inâ€¦.......
Aldwick Parish Council Monthly Newsletter December2019/January 2010 Our Remembrance Service This was held in beautiful weather in the Millennium Gardens on November 11th. A huge number of local people attended and we would like to thank you all for the great turn-out. The short, but moving, ceremony was also attended by Members of Aldwick Parish Council, Arun District Council and West Sussex County Council. Cadets from TS Montrose and members of the British Legion were also present. We were most grateful to be joined by two members of the 12th Regiment of the Royal Artillery; Staff Sergeant Frost and Sergeant Hatton. For the first time we had a representative of the PDSA who laid a wreath on behalf of the animals killed in service. Our photo shows the Raising of the Standards at the ceremony. You can see more photos on our website. Shopping This Christmas – think local For those of you, who like us, haven’t already bought in your Christmas presents, why not think local? You can find a range of gifts including toiletries, art works and smaller personal presents at various shops in Aldwick and when it comes to buying food, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You can buy your turkey, veggies and yummy Christmas desserts in Aldwick. As for booze and soft drinks, you’ll pick up everything you needs at local convenience stores. So before you head off to the supermarket, think Aldwick first! Christmas Tree This should be up by time we go to print. The tree will be situated outside the convenience store at Nyetimber Lane, next to the traffic lights. Last year’s tree was greatly commended by many of you and we hope that this year’s is even more spectacular! West Sussex Road Safety West Sussex County Council have asked us to highlight their new Facebook Road Safety page where they will publish road safety messages that will matter to you. So before you set off on that journey, have a look at their facebook page. Type West Sussex Road Safety in the search box.
Happy Christmas & New Year! Aldwick Parish Council Members and Staff would like to wish all residents a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Opening times for the holiday period will soon be posted on our website. 73
The Bognor Sky December & January - Roger Burgess The 22nd December will be the shortest day of 2019 in the northern hemisphere, midwinter day. This is the day of the year when the Sun's annual path through the constellations of the zodiac reaches its most southerly point in the sky, in the constellation of Capricornus at a declination of 23.5°S.On this day, the Sun is above the horizon for the less time than on any other day of the year in the northern hemisphere. This is counted by astronomers to be the first day of winter. In the southern hemisphere, the Sun is above the horizon for longer than on any other day of the year, and astronomers define this day to be the first day of summer. At the solstice, the Sun appears overhead at noon when observed from locations on the tropic of Capricorn, at a latitude 23.5°S. The Ursid meteor shower will be active from 17th December to 26th December, producing its peak rate of meteors around 23rd December. Over this period, there will be a chance of seeing Ursid meteors whenever the shower's radiant point – in the constellation Ursa Minor – is above the horizon, with the number of visible meteors increasing the higher the radiant point is in the sky. From Bognor Regis the radiant point is circumpolar, which means it is always above the horizon and the shower will be active throughout the night. The radiant point culminates (is highest in the sky) after dawn – at around 08:00 GMT – and so the shower is likely produce its best displays shortly before dawn, when its radiant point is highest. At this time, the Earth's rotation turns Bognor Regis to face optimally towards the direction of the incoming meteors, maximising the number that rain vertically downwards, producing short trails close to the radiant point. At other times, there will be fewer meteors burning up over Bognor Regis, but those that do will tend to enter the atmosphere at an oblique angle, producing long-lived meteors that may traverse a wide area of the sky before completely burning up. The shower is expected to reach peak activity at around 03:00 GMT on 23rd December 2019. The Quadrantid meteor shower will be active from 12th December to 12th January, producing its peak rate of meteors around 4th January. Over this period, there will be a chance of seeing Quadrantid meteors whenever the shower's radiant point – in the constellation Boötes – is above the horizon, with the number of visible meteors increasing the higher the radiant point is in the sky. The shower is expected to reach peak activity at around 09:00 GMT on 4th January 2020, and so the best displays might be seen before dawn on that day.
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A look into the past with Sylvia Endacott As we travel to the end of another year, I thought I would reminisce a little with memories of plaques, stones and the numerous blue plaques being installed around the town this year, alongside promises for more in 2020, not only from our Town Council but from National Organisations, but we will learn more of that in the coming months. We have had the culmination of a lot of work in producing for the town new on line Heritage Trails website on :- bognorregistrails.co.uk and also trail leaflets, that will allow you to tour our town and gain information as you go at your own pace and the time of your choosing. Maybe over the Christmas and New Year period, if the weather suits you could take a look around our history, which can be seen in so many areas around Bognor Regis. But let us not forget Felpham, which has its own place in history with the residence, if only for three years, of William Blake. There are numerous plaques and stones around the area to commemorate the work of other scholars and writers, such as Gerard Young, William Hayley, George Morland and others. Some plaques commemorate airmen who lost their lives, or even to sea defences. Even village halls can be memorials to a time gone by. There is a stone plaque on the side of a house in Felpham to commemorate Florence Findley in 1913. Next, we should take a look at Pagham, with its own trails and plaques around the area. There is a unique feel to Pagham with the number of railway carriages, from the 1920s, that still exist, but many now are almost hidden behind facades of newly constructed facias. There is a bus shelter that is a memorial to the airman, Richard Rae Smart and of 76
course on the beach in Aldwick is part of a Mulberry Harbour. Another of its features is the harbour entrance, which sadly we mainly hear about when discussing dangerous sea levels and changes to the flow of the water. At one time this area was considered to be a very important port, strange though that may seem today. As you tour around the area maybe you will find other memories, but there are also some that are missing, such as one that was on a small wall outside the Regis Centre commemorating the twinning of our town with St. Maur-Des-Fosses. I once found a stone during a visit to Amberley Chalk Museum in 1982. This was the original stone from The Princess Memorial Home, which was situated on the seafront. It was a thank you tablet in relation to King George Vâ€™s recovery in the town. Some plaques have been moved to new sites, others have been replaced with new items, so a task over Christmas when you walk off that Christmas dinner is to hunt a plaque and maybe email me what you find: firstname.lastname@example.org On the 1st January it will be 20 years since the start of a new century and also 20 years since it was possible that all computer related activities could come to a stop at midnight. So long ago, but at the time quite worrying. It is so easy for people to say, "itâ€™s sad we have lost everything," we may have to look closer but much of it is still there. As we go into 2020, I will search out new pieces of Local history for you to view and hopefully expand your knowledge of where we live. Thank you also for reading these monthly articles and providing me with even more information. Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.
Christmas at Chichester Cathedral www.chichestercathedral.org.uk SPECIAL CAROL SERVICES (Booking essential) Christmas Carol Service Monday 2nd December at 2.30pm. Dementia friendly. In partnership with the Chichester Anna Chaplaincy, Alzheimer’s Society Chichester and Bognor Positive Thinkers. CHRISTMAS LUNCHES AT 4 CANON LANE During December (Tuesday – Saturday from 12 noon). Three courses with coffee £25. Book on 01243 813585. MINI CHRISTMAS MARKET Thursday 5th – Saturday 7th December and Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th December. Browse stalls featuring local brands in the Cathedral Cloisters. FRIENDS CHRISTMAS FAYRE Saturday 7th December 10am, Vicars Hall. Featuring all your favourite stalls, entry is £2 per person, including a cup of coffee. Pay at the door (cash only please). HANDEL’S MESSIAH Saturday 14th December at 7.15pm. Performed by vocal ensemble NMH with Three Parts Vied, directed by Charles Harrison. Tickets from the Cathedral Shop or via the website.
The simplest, greenest and most charitable way to get rid of your Christmas tree this year is to get involved in St Wilfrid’s Christmas Tree Recycling Scheme. Let St Wilfrid’s wonderful team of volunteers collect your tree and ethically dispose of it for you from 6th to 20th January 2020 in return for a donation to the Hospice. Your donation will mean the gift of quality time for patients facing terminal illness to spend with their loved ones. By teaming up with Chichester District Council we’ll also be providing your tree with new life as organic mulch, feeding the Christmas trees of the future. You can find your post code and sign up at stwh.co.uk/christmastrees
Saturday 7th December. Join in the festive fun with the Aldingbourne Trust from 11am to 2pm at their Creative Arts Studio, No73 Aldwick Road. My Network Co-ordinator, Debbie Allsopp said, “The Christmas Market is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate their talents. Members have been making items to sell and will be around on the day serving teas, coffees, cake, mulled wine and mince pies.” There are also tables available for rent at £10, so if you are a crafter and would like to sell some items please contact Debbie on 01243 838539. My Network is located at No73 Aldwick Road, which is a welcoming place where people with learning disabilities can come to seek advice, find out information, or simply meet friends and socialise.
Rotary in Bognor Regis - News & Views, Christmas 2019 It’s a busy Rotary Christmas in Bognor Regis, with events for the Elderly and Disabled and those of you in good voice as well as our sister Rotary Club touring a street near you with Father Christmas and his sleigh, with the Rotary Club of Bognor Regis collecting outside both Tesco and Marks & Spencer on the weekends before Christmas. On Sunday, 1st December we are helping the new Friends of Hotham Park with Carols in the Park from 4.30pm, it should be a great late afternoon so please do come along to support us. We will also be launching our new Rotary Friends group at this event. Contact us at: email@example.com for more information on this and other events during next year. On the 4th December we will once again be entertaining around 300 elderly and disabled at our annual Christmas Show at Riverside in Bognor Regis, who, like our entertainers provide the venue, time, sherry and mince pies for free – Thank You. This concert is now fully booked, but by keeping in touch with Rotary events there should be space at Christmas next year. Once again, we are holding a Carol Concert with Chichester Voices on Thursday 19th December at the Church of St Thomas A’Becket in Pagham, it’s a truly great evening, tickets from Rotarian John on 01243 268288. Moving forward, do you know a young person aged 11-19 years who during the past year has been especially supportive, helpful, outstanding, caring, selfless, courageous, determined or talented in a way that stands them out for the rest? If so why not nominate them for the Rotary Arun Youth Community Awards, to be presented at the Windmill Theatre in Littlehampton on Wednesday 18th March 2020. For more information and a nomination form visit us at www.RAYCA.Co.UK or look for us on Facebook. For more information on what we do within the Bognor Regis community contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or through www.bognorrotaryclub.org Help us to help others less fortunate than ourselves. With kindest regards and wishing you all a Happy Christmas, Phil Hitchins.
EVENTS - Charitable and Fundraising If you have an event listing it on this page is free SATURDAY 30th NOVEMBER Aldwick Preservation Society Christmas Fayre - opposite page Sunday 1st December, RSPB Bird watching by Bike. A gentle off-road guided ride, with plenty of stops, covering more ground whilst being active and discovering the wildlife and history of Medmerry. 10am (duration 4 hours), meet at Pagham Harbour Visitor Centre PO20 7NE at 9.45am. Please note participants must provide their own cycle and helmet in appropriate condition. Booking essential £7 per person / £4 members 01243 641508 Sunday 1st December Carol's in the Park! With the rest of the singers. Page 84 Wednesday 4th December The Bognor Institute of Laughter invite you to the next open-mic session at The Lamb Inn, Bognor Regis. Could you be funny? Then why not come and have a go at stand-up! Free entry. No need to book just turn up, doors open 6.30 - open-mic from 7-8. To book your slot you can message via our Facebook page or Instagram or email: email@example.com mobile: 07511246113 Saturday 7th December, Binocular and Telescope Open Day. Come along and try our wide range of binoculars and telescopes and have a chat with our friendly optics experts. Whether you're a complete beginner, an experienced birder or buying as a Christmas present, we'll be happy to help. RSPB Pagham Harbour & Medmerry Visitor Centre, Selsey Road, Sidlesham. PO20 7NE 10am – 4pm. Free. 6th & 7th December Pagham Players Pantomime - Aladdin - Pagham Village Hall. 7pm with wine and nibbles followed by a Christmas Party. £10 children £5. Judy 01243 264622 Saturday 7th December Christmas Fair, St.Anthony's Catholic Church, Gossamer Lane 10.30 -12.30 Craft stalls, toiletries & jewellery, books, gifts, cds & dvds, raffle, cakes and refreshments. Entry free Saturday 7th December Christmas Concert 2.30pm Book early Mandy 01243 262414 or Penny 01243 585482 - £6 pp to include Tea/Coffee/Mince Pies. Pagham United Reformed Church. Saturday 7th December “Have I got tunes for you” Christopher Beaumont (Xylophone) & Derek Carden (Piano) Entry £9 members, £11 guests. Bognor Music Club, 2 Sudley Road. 01243 773276 Saturday 7th December Festive Fun at No73, Aldwick Road. Page 78 Sunday 8th December Christmas Concert by Bognor Regis Concert Band. 2pm at St. Wilfrid's Church, Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis. Adults £5 Under 16 £3. Tickets on sale at the door. Sunday 8th December Church Toy Service Bring presents for those less fortunate than ourselves. We emphasise that these must be new toys in this age of health and safety. All the toys are then distributed through the Salvation Army. 10.45am - 11.45am . Pagham United Reformed Church, PO21 4NJ Sunday 8th December Serenity Fayres 12-5pm p.84 Monday 9th December Air Aces Talk Society. Two short talks and Christmas evening. "Bomber Girls" and "A Spitfire Girl, Mary Ellis" Speaker - Melody Foreman.7.30pm Chichester Park Hotel, PO19 7QL. www.airaces.org.uk Visitors £5.00 Members £3.00 Phone 01243 823007 Sunday 15th December - Pagham & District Residents' Association Christmas Tea Party, Pagham Village Hall, 3 - 5pm. £5 per person. Admission by ticket only - in advance - Rita 01243 262814 Friday 20th December Carols by Candlelight at the Pagham United Reformed Church, Pagham Road. Come and join us for a sing song of all your favourite carols in our church hall. Bring your own candles, mince pies provided. 7pm Free Entry. Wednesday 25th December Christmas Day Service. A short service at 9.30am at Pagham United Reformed Church, Pagham Road, PO21 4NJ. Our doors are open to everyone on this glorious day. Thursday 26th December Pagham Pram Race - page 7 Tuesday 31st December Pagham Village Hall Trust welcome in 2020 at their New Year’s Eve Disco Party with Atlantic Sounds at the Pagham Village Hall, from 8.00 pm until 12.30 am. Tickets in advance £14 please ring Judy 01243 264622 Bring your own food and drink. Wheelchair access Proceeds to the Village Hall Wednesday 1st January 2020, RSPB New Year’s Day Guided Walk. What better way to start your 2020, than with a New Year’s Day walk in the countryside. This 4 mile walk combines birds and wildlife, with Medmerry's history and its creation into the reserve you see today. 10am (duration 3½ hours) meet Earnley car park PO20 7JL at 9.50am. Booking essential £7 per person / £4 members - 01243 641508 Saturday 18th January An Evening with Chris Coote & Friends. Bognor Music Club, 2 Sudley Road. 01243 773276 Entry £6 members / £8 guests Sunday 19th January, Bird Watching for Beginners – Pagham Harbour’s Birds of Winter 10am (duration 3 hours) Booking essential £10 per person / £8 RSPB members 01243 641508 26th - 27th January Big Garden Bird Watch - page 33 Friday 31st January Balandis - Lilley Over 50's Dance Class Free concert at North Mundham Village Hall at 10am. Charity Raffle. 86
Bognor Regis Town Girls Football Club Two years ago, Bognor Regis Town Youth Football Club opened its training for girls. Starting with just 15 girls they are now very proud to announce that the 100th girl has just been signed up! They have 7 teams registered in the Sussex County Women & Girls league. The club is run by a strong network of coaches, assistants, volunteers, and huge support from parents, guardians and families to help the girls participate, develop, and fulfil their potential in the game they love. If you are a girl aged 7-14, or know someone who is, and would like to play in the girls team, we would love you to join us. We are a friendly and welcoming group of girls, from Bognor and the surrounding area who love to play football. Message: Gemma: 07882 547 058 or visit our Facebook page Bognor Regis Town Girls FC
CLUBS & ORGANISATIONS
THE R.A.F.A. CLUB New members welcome - no need to be Ex - Service. Great facilities including a fully stocked bar with a choice of real ale. Restaurant. And full size Snooker table 01243 865615. Events at the RAFA club start at 8.00 pm unless otherwise stated. Charges can apply. New members are very welcome. For more details about the events listed visit - www.rafa381.co.uk
DECEMBER and JANUARY Events 3rd Tues 4th Wed 5th Thur 6th Fri 7th Sat 8th Sun 9th Mon 11th Wed 13th Fri 14th Sat 15th Sun 17th Tue 19th Thur 20th Fri 21st Sat 24th Tue 25th Wed 26th Thur 28th Sat 31st Tue
6.30pm RAFA Choir + 8.30pm Quiz night 11.15am Reading Group + Ukulele Group 8pm Line Dancing (every Thurs) 7.30pm RAFA Xmas Bowls party +Meat Raffle 8pm Kevin Ray, vocalist 6.30pm RAFA Carol Service, Methodist Church 2pm Mahjong 8pm Bonus Whist 7.30pm Southdown Uke's 8pm Rockin' Colin, vocalist 3pm Grand Xmas Draw 8pm Open Mike Night 2-4pm Games afternoon 8pm Bingo 8pm Treanna, vocalist Xmas Eve 8pm Disco Don Xmas Day Club open 11am - 3pm Boxing Day Club open 11am - 3pm 8pm Goldtrax 8.30pm - 12.30am New Years Eve - Alexis, vocalist
1st Wed 2nd Thur 3rd Fri 4th Sat 7th Tue 8th Wed 10th Fri 11th Sat 13th Mon 16th Thur 18th Sat 24th Fri 25th Sat
New Year's Day club open 12.00 - 3pm 8pm Line Dancing Every Thurs. 7pm Karaoke + Meat Raffle Jenna Hall, Vocalist 6.30pm RAFA Choir, new members welcome 11.45am Reading group - 8pm Ukulele group 8pm Bingo Mike Wroth, singer/guitarist 2pm Mahjong 2-4pm Games afternoon 8pm Freeway Band Cliffs Annual Panto - tickets at the bar Panto
BOGNOR REGIS LODGE OF FREEMASONS www.bognorlodge.org.uk email: firstname.lastname@example.org - New members welcome. ALDWICK ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, Hewarts Lane. 01243 262645 - email@example.com TEAPOT CAFÉ United Reformed Church, Pagham Road. 1st Tues each month. 10-12 www.paghamurc.org BOGNOR, ALDWICK & FELPHAM NWR fortnightly ladies social group. 07879 420244 www.nwr.org.uk BOGNOR REGIS U3A https://u3asites.org.uk/bognorregis - Facebook: Bognor Regis U3A THE GORDON LODGE OF FREEMASONS www.lodge1726.com - email at: firstname.lastname@example.org BOGNOR REGIS LADIES' PROBUS CLUB Stephanie Bennett 01243 849358. FELPHAM & MIDDLETON PROBUS CLUB For details contact John Paice 01243 870211 / Tony 01243 870812 PARKINSONS UK Bognor branch - https://localsupport.parkinsons.org.uk/provider/chichester-and-bognor-regis-branch CANCERWISE (Chichester) 01243 778516 www.cancerwise.org.uk HEADWAY WEST SUSSEX www.headwaywestsussex.org.uk / 07938 858153 THE ALDWICK PRESERVATION SOCIETY Paul Bignall - 07736 130888 HOTHAM PARK HERITAGE TRUST www.hothamparkheritagetrust.co.uk BOGNOR REGIS LIONS CLUB 01243 265939 - www.bognorlions.co.uk WILLOWHALE FARM RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION email : email@example.com - 01243 265046 ALDWICK GREEN CONSERVATION SOCIETY www.aldwickgreen.co.uk BOGNOR REGIS PROBUS CLUB. Roger Bennett 01243 849358 BOGNOR REGIS CAMERA CLUB www.bognorregiscameraclub.org - Rob - 01243 861956 BOGNOR REGIS & DISTRICT DOG TRAINING CLUB 01243 860083 www.bognordogclub.org.uk PAGHAM & DISTRICT RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION 01243 697593 www.paghamresidents.org BOGNOR REGIS SCOUTS www.bognorscouts.org.uk GIRLGUIDING BOGNOR REGIS - wwwgirlguiding.org.uk/interested NAUTICAL TRAINING CORPS - TS Montrose www.ntc.org.uk/montrose BOGNOR HOTHAM ROTARY CLUB www.bognorhotham.rotaryweb.org e: firstname.lastname@example.org COFFEE POT MORNING Tues 10-11.45am at the Aldwick Parish Council Offices WILLOWHALE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION Dennis 01243 264357, Doreen 01243 268620 or 07954025753 BOGNOR REGIS ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION Shipmate Ron Hargest, 106 Pryors Lane, 01243 263645 BOGNOR TEA & CHAT (Chichester Area Mind Ltd) for over 65's - Joanne Bulis - 074 950 77341 AIR ACES is an aviation talk society : www.airaces.org.uk Phone: 01243 823007 BOGNOR TEA & CHAT (Chichester Area Mind Ltd) for over 65's - Joanne Bulis - 074 950 77341 BOGNOR REGIS WEA For details please contact Lyn Thomas, 01243 861362. PAGHAM CHESTNUTS CLUB A club for over 55’s - Judy Halls 01243 264622 88
TUESDAY FRIENDSHIP CLUB at the Methodist Church Hall - Contact Lilian Knight 01243 822510 2ND PAGHAM & ALDWICK GUIDES Fiona on 07930 481 724 . GROVE HOUSE PATIENT GROUP http://www.grovehouse-surgery.co.uk/patient-group BOGNOR REGIS ROTARY CLUB www.bognorrotaryclub.org. email: email@example.com. BEFRIENDERS GROUP meets the 1st and the 3rd Wed monthly .12.00 - 2.00p.m. at West Meads Surgery PAGHAM FRIENDSHIP CLUB retired ladies who enjoy social meetings, other events together. 01243 268768 CONCORDE SOCIAL CLUB FOR 60+ for single, divorced & widowed people. Walnut Tree, Runcton on Tuesdays 8.00 pm. Anita on 01243 264691. Alf 01243 821645 www.concordesingleandsocialclub.co.uk
MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSOCIATION . Sue:01243 697211 email: firstname.lastname@example.org THE BOGNOR REGIS LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY meets on a Monday evening from 7.30 at The Hub Community Centre, 73 Queensway. The Museum is open for the season and you will be able to view the displays that the Volunteers have arranged for you over the winter months. Visit the Society website for more up to date information: http://www.bognormuseum.org to view other events that can occur at any time.
HOBBIES - GARDENING - MUSIC - DANCE BOGNOR REGIS & DISTRICT STAMP CLUB Details :01243 830883 BOGNOR REGIS MILITARY MODELLING & WARGAMING SOCIETY James Kirk 01243 585668 BOGNOR REGIS AMATEUR ANGLING CLUB Contact Steve 07974497741 or Tony 07766078977 CHICHESTER & DISTRICT SOCIETY OF MODEL ENGINEERS www.cdsme.co.uk WESTMEADS DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB Mrs Ray Atwell 01243 544407 THE BOGNOR BRIDGE CLUB, 2 Sudley Road 01243 865428 THE BOGNOR SNOOKER CLUB 2 Sudley Road 01243 865428 WILLOWHALE BOOK BREAK Get a first look at the new books in the library.1st Thurs every month 10.30-11.30 BOGNOR REGIS LIBRARY - Knit and natter Weds 10am-11am. Board Games – Friday 10.30 am - 12 noon BERSTED GREEN CRAFT GROUP Eileen Rogers 07926 807816 THE BRITISH SUGARCRAFT GUILD - BOGNOR REGIS email@example.com. Or on Facebook BOGNOR REGIS THEATRE CLUB 5 pick-up points. Membership £15pp. Jay Walton - 01243 697856 CHICHESTER FILM & VIDEO MAKERS Clive Hand - 01243 587152 website: www.cfvm.org.uk THE BOGNOR REGIS MODEL RAILWAY CLUB : firstname.lastname@example.org ALDWICK QUILTERS Fourth Thurs. of the month at 10am, Pagham United Reformed Church 01243 265960 BOGNOR REGIS ART SOCIETY www.bognorregisartsociety.com WALBERTON DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS SOCIETY 01243 542487 FELPHAM ART GROUP is a lively local art group www.felphamartgroup.com FELPHAM BELLES Monthly ladies craft group. Facebook or email@example.com PAGHAM GARDENING FRIENDS Tel: 01243 263437 or www.paghamresidents.org for more details WEST BOGNOR FLOWER CLUB More info 01243 264659. WEST MEADS GARDEN ASSOCIATION 01243 823812 BOGNOR & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Tel: 01243 822615. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FELPHAM ART GROUP. www.felphamartgroup.com ALDWICK REVIVAL WI 3rd Thursday of the month At 7.30pm in St Wilfrid's Hall, Ellasdale Road PO21 2SG 'ICING ON THE ROCKS' WI Newtown Sports and Social Club, Greencourt Dr. 01243 830495 ROSE GREEN WI at Rowland Rank Centre. 2nd Wed. of the month at 7.45pm Email: email@example.com NORTH BERSTED WI 2nd Thursday each month 2.45pm,Jubilee Community Centre, Chalcraft Lane. BOGNOR REGIS WI Methodist Ch. Hall, Waterloo Sq. 01243 582681 www.bognorregiswi.com BOGNOR REGIS AFTERNOON WI Jenesis Community Arts Centre, Linden Rd, 01243 841528 PAGHAM HARBOUR WI Pagham Village Hall, 4th Tues. monthly 2pm-4pm (except August) 01243 262434 BOGNOR REGIS MUSIC CLUB 2, Sudley Road. 01243 773276 www.BognorRegisMusic.org.uk. WEST SUSSEX GUITAR CLUB WEST SUSSEX GUITAR CLUB 01243 866462. FRIENDS OF THE REGIS SCHOOL OF MUSIC www.regisschoolofmusic.co.uk or 01243 866162 BOGNOR REGIS RECORDED MUSIC CLUB www.brrmclub.co.uk REGIS ORGAN AND KEYBOARD CLUB 01243 824070 - firstname.lastname@example.org THE BOGNOR REGIS INTERNATIONAL DANCE ENSEMBLE 01243 265010 or www.interfolk.co.uk BALANDIS-LILLEY BALLET SCHOOL Ballet Classes for over 50 - 01243 264832 ARUN A CAPPELLA ladies who enjoy harmony singing. Email: email@example.com or 01243 826448 THE REVUSICALS A friendly group of singers : Irene 01243 855144 or Barbara 01243 266193. BOGNOR REGIS SCOTTISH DANCE CLUB www.brscdc.co.uk. - 01243 264038 FELPHAM & MIDDLETON ENGLISH DANCE 01243 265010 or www.interfolk/.co.uk/fmcdc/index.html. COUSTICS GUITAR CLUB A music club open to all acoustic instruments Jon 07974 524871. REGIS ORGAN AND KEYBOARD CLUB - 01243 824070 - firstname.lastname@example.org
BOGNOR REGIS CONCERT BAND www.brconcertband.org.uk BERSTED COMMUNITY CHOIR Tuesday evenings www.berstedarts.com 01243 276195 REGIS SINGERS Wednesdays 6pm-7pm The Recital Hall, Regis School of Music. Email: email@example.com WEEKLY TEA DANCE Pagham Village Hall. Wed 2-4pm. All styles. £3. 01243 931955 BOGNOR MEN'S SHED - Durban Rd. PO22 9QU 10am -1pm Tue/Wed/Thurs on Facebook or bognorshed@gmail
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BOGNOR CROQUET CLUB 01243 266140 www.bognor-croquet.club to view our events BOGNOR COUNTRYSIDE AMBLERS Tony Gibson - 01243 263123 - firstname.lastname@example.org ARUN SPORTS ASSOCIATION FOR THE DISABLED www.a-s-a-dorg.co.uk - 01243 828695 PAGHAM F.C. 01243 266112 - 07760771099 - email@example.com WEST MEADS KEEP FIT GROUP Tues 2.30pm - 3.30pm at West Meads Centre: Cherry Ward 01243 864529 BOGNOR REGIS CRICKET CLUB In conjunction with Aldwick Cricket Club. John Hooker 07967482056 PAGHAM YACHT CLUB firstname.lastname@example.org BOGNOR REGIS YACHT CLUB 01243 865735 email@example.com MAYWOOD SURGERY Gentle Exercise Class Thursdays 1.00-1.45pm.Eileen Rogers: 07510 154561 BOGNOR REGIS ZEN JUDO 07506689314 or 07904081211 www.brzjc.co.uk BERSTED CARPET BOWLS CLUB Kay 01243 698474 WEST MEADS CARPET BOWLS CLUB Tuesday 9.45 am - 11.30am in the Community Hall. BOGNOR GOODWOODS SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB Marion Goodland on 01243 262675 NYETIMBER SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB Ted Moore 01243 268184 WILLOWHALE CARPET BOWLS CLUB More info: Perrie 01243 267291 ARUN DISTRICT INDOOR BOWLS CLUB 01243 865091 www.arunindoorbowls.co.uk PAGHAM BADMINTON CLUB Tuesday 8.00pm-10.30pm in the Pagham Village Hall - 01243 828961 BOGNOR REGIS SQUASH & RACKETBALL CLUB, Hawthorn Road. 01243 823043 / 865462 ARUN VOLLEYBALL CLUB Olena: on 07779 258 556 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org PAGHAM BOWLS CLUB Sheila Stocker 01243 261059 BLIND BOWLS Annie Cote, Secretary - 01243 837669 BOGNOR REGIS BOWLS CLUB 01243 827787 or visit www.bowlsatbognor.com . PAGHAM CRICKET CLUB 07971 829144 BOGNOR TENNIS CLUB www.bognortennisclub.co.uk 01243 933105 - email@example.com NORTH MUNDHAM TENNIS CLUB Frances Neave on 01243 782391 or firstname.lastname@example.org. PAGHAM KARATE CLUB 07876023178 or email@example.com - www.paghamkarate.co.uk
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HALL HIRE Mosse Memorial Hall Aldwick. 01243 268943 Pagham Village Hall 01243 264028 The Methodist Church Hall 07590 550 964 The Rowland Rank Centre 07592 700 259 Pagham Utd Reformed Church 01243 262414 Aldwick Royal British Legion 01243 262645 West Meads Community Hall 01243 827337 Jeneses Arts & Community Centre 01243 868174 Willowhale Community Hall 01243 268620 or 07954025753 St Wilfrid's Church Hall 01243 841275 North Mundham Village Centre 01243 264028 South Bersted Church Hall 01243 697596 The Gordon Centre, Canada Grove 07940 354 292 Pagham Church Centre, Nyetimber Lane, 01243 263560 Bersted Jubilee Hall 01243 842221 Bognor Rugby Club 01243 824000