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April 2020

How many Easter eggs?...see page 4.

April at last.....Spring has arrived , bringing with it Easter! I don't know about you but when I was a child, many, many years ago, Easter eggs were a very special treat. Not only that, but they were so pretty. Today they start to appear in the shops after New Year, and are, for the most part; boxes of over-priced and rather unattractive chocolate tat. But heh-ho, that's progress, and you can't deny that! Our cover this month is for the children, obviously, it is completely calorie free, and won't rot their teeth! It may even amuse.....for a few minutes. In this issue we have plenty of gardening, now that the soil is finally warming up, and hopefully the rain is lessening. There's a little bit of local history, and a wealth of information from local charities and from Aldwick and Bersted Parish Councils. Plenty for all. **As we go to print events nationwide are being cancelled, if you are planning to go to any of the events in this issue please do check before travelling any distance to confirm that it is happening. And please don't forget to shop locally and support our local tradesmen, they need your support even more at the moment! Until next month, keep healthy.

Best wishes, Laura

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Gardening at Easter; Water, water, by Rose Green Well, let’s hope we can get gardening at Easter. Normally I would have been well into pruning, splitting and moving plants but this year, unless you’ve been in flippers and a snorkel, that’s been impossible. Which has set me back by about six weeks. Irritating, but of course, nothing compared to people who have been flooded out. The ground will remain soaked for a while, even if we only get normal rainfall this summer. So unless you are on a gravel bank or a chalk hillside, don’t dash into planting anything out if it has fine roots and/or comes from a hot dry area, like Mediterranean herbs, lavenders, cistus, sun-roses, ornamental grasses, or anything with grey leaves: you can leave it until June. That doesn’t mean you can’t buy them, but what about putting them in large pots? For plants like lavender, controlled water supply may be better anyway, and some landscapers recommend this now. Despite the association with ‘English Lavender’ (a perfume, not a plant), lavenders come from hot limestone hills in southern France, Italy and Spain. So, hats off to local growers Lordington Lavender and commercial farmers in Kent and Norfolk, but unless your soil looks like theirs and faces south, a lavender hedge may struggle. The big rule with pots is make them big, or they will dry out in the blink of an eye. Ah, back to water: from too much, to not enough. What plants need is controlled water: even a lavender can be killed by drought. Which brings us to evaporation. Most pots are round, but for the sake of argument, let’s take a cube. Pots evaporate water from the top surface. A small pot contains not much compost, which contains not much water, so dries out quickly. Our cube-shaped pot measures 10 cm by 10 cm on top and is 10 cm deep. The area of evaporation on the top is 10x10 cm, or 100 square cm. The volume of the pot is 10x10x10 cm or 1000 cubic centimetres, or 1 cubic litre. The ratio of the evaporating area to volume is 100 to 1000, or 1 to 10, or 10%. Let’s double everything to 20x20x20 cm. The area of evaporation is 400 square centimetres, and the volume is 8000 cubic centime12

tres (8 cubic litres). The ratio is 400 to 8,000, or 1 to 20. Double that again to a tub 40 cm by 40 cm by 40 cm, and the area of evaporation is 1600 square centimetres, but the volume of the tub is now 64 cubic litres, so the ratio is 1 to 40, or 2.5%. By changing from a small pot to a tub, you have reduced the active area of evaporation from 10% to 2.5%. If compost dries out at 100 cubic centimetres per hour, a small pot takes 10 hours to dry out, a tub takes 64 hours. Which is why hanging baskets and little individual pots will need watering once or twice a day in hot weather, and tubs will not. Tubs, of course, can be heavy, so pick your material. I am an unashamed fan of plastic and resin, because I am not a fan of hernias. Add some gravel to your compost, or a brick at the bottom, so the whole thing does not blow over. Big pots look dramatic, as long as the plants inside are big. Now, back to lavenders: try Grosso, Seal or Sussex, which make impressive 1 metre bushes. All gardening problems have a solution – if you think outside the cube.



A Look into the Past, with Sylvia Endacott, Local Historian As we look into Local History it is sometimes quite interesting where our research takes us. Postcards are perhaps one of the largest areas of material from the visual appearance of a town, village, building or sometimes the message on the reverse gives us an intimate look into the era of a particular view. The churches in our area have produced a large number of postcards, and some churches have collated their own histories. I recently came across a quantity of local documents all associated with The Parish church of St. Thomas a ‘Becket, in Pagham. In recent years members have collected and recorded various aspects of their history, including the history of their war dead. Various documents have also been produced on their history. Smaller leaflets are printed telling us about their ‘Buy a Shingle’ campaign. All these pieces of information build a picture for future historians. St. John the Baptist church better known probably as St. John’s in London Road produced documents for their Festival of Commemoration 1886 – 1936. This document provides information on the history of the first St. John’s, in the Steyne, and a list of the various Vicars from Edward Miller, 1873 to 1878 through to Kenneth Clarke in 1936.

These potted histories provide us with a large amount of knowledge about the church and the town throughout the years. Previously in 1922 the original St. John's in The Steyne had an appeal for a new organ. Their official programme announced the Grand Fancy Fair to be held at Pierrotland and Skating Rink in June 1921. The range of entertainments is quite interesting however the advertisements and names of officials is perhaps more interesting. The opening event was carried out by W.H.B. Fletcher who resided at today’s Hotham Park House. The advertisements include Reynolds & Co., Hansford companies still with us today. The entertainment was provided by The Olympian Garden Concert Party, Pupils of Eversley House School, and a dramatic performance by the staff of St. Michael’s School. In April 1957 The Methodist Church produced a yearbook, to cover the Chichester and Bognor Regis Circuit. This book was actually a ‘blotter’ but also contained local advertisements from the 1950s, for instance the Arlington Hotel situated near the Royal Norfolk Hotel. Also included is a complete list of postal rates to send locally or around the world.

The detail is quite interesting. Whoever owned this document also collected other ephemera from around the area, which included a card for The Primitive Methodist Church, which was situated in The Steyne.

Information from out of town is interesting; one card was from the Wesleyan Sunday School in Upper Tooting who were holding their annual Excursion to Bognor in 1906 on board a special train. The charges, which included the rail fare and tea was just 6d. for scholars who attended 16 Sundays and were under 14, over 14 it would cost 1/-. Friends could travel if they were children and under 14, but they had to pay 2/6d and adults 4/-. Another interesting piece was from Parish Magazine in Horsham in September 1914. This trip proved to have been fixed for the day that war was declared. The children travelled as the railway travel was not being amended. The children all enjoyed their visit and some even managed to learn to swim on the visit, before visiting ‘the Arcade and the bakehouse’ Therefore documents on various diverse aspects of our history can lead you on to other courses of research into the town.


PAGHAM TIDE TABLE April ~ 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.


This tidal information is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationary Office & the UK Hydrographic Office. Crown Copyright. All rights reserved





When did you last hear a cuckoo? I remember as a child growing up, hearing the cuckoos call emanating around my hometown. Sadly, this is now just a memory for me and many of my generation. Like much of our birds and other wildlife, it has declined rapidly and now this most symbolic of calls has been lost widely across the country. What is more frightening is that it’s likely, that there are now more people in the UK that have never heard a cuckoo before, than those that have. However, you can still hear, and see, these celebrated birds around our beautiful reserves of RSPB Pagham Harbour and RSPB Medmerry each spring. Repeating their name over and over, seeming near, then far, the very sound lifts the soul as they herald in the spring. Often when we talk about spring and summer migrants, we automatically think of warblers, larks and other celebrated songbirds, that fill the air with their vocalisations, or swallows, martins and swifts, that wheel high above against blue skies. However, there are many others that arrive or pass through our reserves at this time of year. One of these, is one of my 30

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favourite waders, the common sandpiper. This neat little wader, with grey-brown upperparts and breast, has white underparts that lead up in front of the wing as a distinctive white shoulder. Although non-descript in appearance, it has an endearing habit of bobbing up and down on its short green legs known as ‘teetering’. Look out for them around pools or channels where they can be seen feeding at the edges. The UK also has one summer migrant duck, the garganey. The male has a brown head with broad white stripes over its eyes that curve down and meet at the back of the neck. It has a mottled brown breast, barred grey flanks and drooping black and white feathers on its back. The female looks like a female mallard but with a white throat patch. Situated on the Manhood Peninsula, our reserves of Pagham Harbour & Medmerry are migration hotspots on this stretch of the south coast. They are alive and bursting with life at this time of year, with birds arriving back and passing through. For more information on the latest wildlife sightings and events pop into our Visitor Centre on the B2145 south of Chichester visit our website





Mystery of the WW11 aircraft propeller - Ken Rimell When Littlehampton fisherman, Wayne Birkett, started to draw in his fishing nets ten nautical miles off Selsey Bill recently he had to struggle. For tangled in his nets was a WW11 aircraft propeller. It's not unusual for fishermen to recover items such as this from the English Channel for it is a veritable graveyard of wartime relics. However in this instance the recovery created a mystery, the propeller was unbent! Aircraft crashing into the sea usually bend their propellers on impact, this one however, apart from a slight corrosion on one of its three blades, is in good order. It has since been established that it is a Hamilton propeller. These were built under licence in the UK, and were of a type that were fitted to a number of British aircraft. Two aircraft types came to mind, the Lysander and the Bristol Blenheim. The former was used for air sea rescue duties, and SOE clandestine operations, and was unlikely to suffer such a problem. The latter aircraft, the twin engined Bristol Blenheim looked like being the suspect. I contacted the Blenheim Society and they seemed to agree this could be from the Blenheim, and explained that the pilots of these aircraft were taught to deal with such a problem. To illustrate how this may have come about, the log records that the crew were returning from a raid to their base when the observer, to his utter amazement, saw the propeller just fly off and race away into the distance. The quick actions of the pilot prevented asymmetric thrust from turning the aircraft over, and they limped back to base on the remaining engine. Wayne managed to haul the propeller into his boat and on landing took it to Tangmere Aviation Museum where the museums' engineers are hoping to undertake a restoration programme. The first step is to immerse it into citric acid to stop any further salt erosion, and when this is completed it will be pressure cleaned and then dismantled. Tangmere Museum engineer, Phil Issac from Pagham



How time flies....Acorn Framing will be four years old on the 1st June 2020, thank you to all of my lovely customers! Picture Framing is the main core of the business from photographs, prints etc. to medals, sports shirts and even a football stadium seat! I have also sourced two specialists in their fields to provide: Original Art and Canvas restoration, and a Photograph restoration service. So items that look like they may be lost forever can be brought back to life, and then beautifully framed to suit.

We can rescue and frame your old photographs 'Toby' original pastel portrait by Roy Gray

Lovely pet and animal portraits in pastel or pencil are provided at a very reasonable price, by Roy Gray of Pagham. I am still designing and making my very popular 3D Bottle cap pictures and scrabble pictures (see photo below). Why not commission me with your own design for a totally unique gift, or a treat for yourself?

Before and After cleaning of Original Oil Painting

Whatever you would like me to frame I look forward to meeting you! Please phone Debbie on 01243 583696 to book your appointment. Monday-Saturday 10-5. Sunday and last minute appointments are available, and if you have a disability, or do not drive, I can visit you within 10 miles of Bognor Regis. 40








Gardening in April: Birthday Flowers, by Rose Green It’s a nice touch to send or gift flowers which are at their best on someone’s birthday. Or you might be asked to help out with flowers for a wedding or family celebration. So you say, “That’s fine, such-and-such is out then. What would you like?” Cue much head-scratching and anxious weather-watching and, if it’s a wedding, a bride gradually turning psychotic as it gets clear that her chosen flowers are a) only available as hugely expensive imports and b) not going to be an exact colour match to the napkins and the cake anyway. Let’s pull back a little. Outdoor plants react to air temperature and rain. Although flowering time can be manipulated – nurseries do it all the time for shows like Chelsea – this requires cooled holding sheds, heated greenhouses and close monitoring. To guarantee a plant means a lot of back-ups: when Percy Thrower was a gardener working in the royal estates, the King liked a gardenia for his buttonhole every day, which meant devoting two heated greenhouses to the plants. Flowering times can also shift: in my days in regional development in south Wales, it was often suggested to ‘brighten’ an area with mass planting of daffodils for St David’s Day, the first of March. Then, daffodils normally came out on at the beginning of April, so nice idea but not in sync. This year, our early daffs are out in end February, but we are 70-odd miles further south as well as having had a ‘green’ winter. My cousin had lupins as her birthday flower, in mid-June, until she moved 150 miles south, as there they flower in May. So, what flowers generously in the garden without a lot of manipulation? Some are trade stalwarts, like pinks and border carnations, or have a very predictable growth period like 10week stocks and most bulbs. Some roses should be out from June to October but maybe not always the specified ones, or colours. Traditional chrysanthemums are a greenhouse crop. If you grow enough, on the royal greenhouse

principle, you may have sweet peas from June to August, but the traditional gypsophila to go with them has a shorter flowering period. If, however, you recast the problem from ‘gypsophila’ to ‘airy white flowers to act as background’, your choice is wider, from ammi and orlaya to Monte Cassino asters. But garden flowers can be much more ‘interesting’ than the usual trade flowers: the whole family of daisies from rudbeckia to marguerites and marigolds to helianthemum, the salvia family such as nepeta and lavender as well as snapdragons, then foxgloves, delphiniums, out to peonies and hellebores. Or even dahlias and begonias. But your bride or birthday person will have to trust you for the exact combination on the day. And you will need to be very careful about colour. The demand side of the question is trickier. Brides often have very fixed ideas. My sister was committed to lily of the valley – in October. It’s highly unlikely an amateur can cater for this, so bite the bullet and buy them in; no, I doubt you can argue her out of it. Also, big lilies, mimosa, annuals in winter such as sunflowers, and the really big fat globular chrysanthemums. My cousin’s new birthday flower is largeflowered clematis, plus indoor cymbidium orchids. So how about some advance thinking about your friends and relations, and maybe test them out a little? Then you can make a promise with a clean conscience. And there’s always a friendly local florist if all else fails -





Northwood Corner April’s pretty walk at Slindon National Trust estate goes from Northwood Conservation area up Roman Stane Street, past ancient earthworks and back. During WW1 Slindon House was a temporary home for German prisoners and in WW2 a military hospital. Troops preparing for The D day landings on Normandy beaches camped in the woods here.

Length: 8 Km (5mls) Time: 2 hours Start: SU099959 O/S map: Explorer 121 Arundel & Pulborough

Park at Northwood Junction at the end of Northwood Lane in Slindon. Northwood Lane is found just before the top of the rise on the road near the bend by Slindon College. From the car take the bridleway R and after approx 700mtake the 2nd Bridleway L. You will pass The Lookout on your right where there is information about Northwood. Continue ahead to the large fingerpost and bench. Take the bridleway R (Monarchs Way - Stane Street) and work your way uphill to the top where there is a bench on your left and a gate ahead. Go through the gate bear R and follow the bridleway for 150m turn R. Follow the bridleway until you reach a footpath R approx. 900m. Continue on the footpath until you reach a bridleway R approx 1.6km. Follow this for approx 400m and take the L fork. At the next fingerpost turn L and follow the bridleway back to the car.

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Sleep Divorce Soars ! Nearly one in six British couples who live together now sleep apart – with almost nine out of 10 of them doing so in separate rooms! The shock findings, released by the National Bed Federation, indicate that so-called Sleep Divorce is on the rise. A survey by The Sleep Council in 2009 revealed that less than one couple in 10 had separate beds, suggesting the rate of separate sleeping has roughly doubled in the past decade. Latest findings also show that of those who now sleep apart, 85% have done so for longer than a year with more than a third snoozing separately for more than five years. Snoring is far and away the most commonly cited main reason for splitting up sleepers. Seventeen percent of men and 10% of women said they prefer sleeping in a bed all to themselves while fidgeting is the main cause for one in 10 to take to a separate bed.


Nearly a quarter of those sleeping apart put it down to ‘other’ reasons while 5% said it was because they preferred a different kind of bed or mattress to their partner. Interestingly, couples living in households without any children, were more than twice as likely to kip independently than those with two children. Sleeping apart was noticeably more common among the over 55s with a quarter of retired people saying they had separate beds. And people in the Midlands were more likely to disconnect from dear ones at bedtime than anywhere else in the country. People living in Scotland were the least likely to go their separate ways to sleep. More than half of those who had made the decision to take separate beds said it had improved their sleep ‘a lot’.







The Bognor night sky in April Roger Burgess

Why not join the South Downs Astronomical Society The April Lyrids are a meteor shower lasting from April 16th to April 26th each year (this year, on 22nd - 23rd April). The radiant of the meteor shower is located in the constellation Lyra, near this constellation’s brightest star, Alpha Lyrae (proper name Vega). The source of the meteor shower is particles of dust shed by the long-period Comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher. The April Lyrids are the strongest annual shower of meteors from debris of a longperiod comet, mainly because as far as other intermediate long-period comets go (200–10 000 years), this one has a relatively short orbital period of about 415 years. The Lyrids have been observed and reported since 687 BC; no other modern shower has been recorded as far back in time. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Wednesday, 8th April: Full Moon and Supermoon The full moon is the lunar phase when the Moon appears fully illuminated from Earth’s perspective. This takes place when Earth is located directly between the Sun and the Moon. More exactly, the ecliptic longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180°). This means that the lunar hemisphere facing Earth – the near side –appears as a circular disk (being completely sunlit), while the far side is dark. This full moon is also the third supermoon of 2020 (the first was on 9th February, the second on 9th March and the fourth and the last on 7th May). The Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual. April times in UT (Coordinated Universal Time) same as GMT 1st First quarter Moon, 6:21 a.m. 10:21 UT 2nd Moon passes 4.9° south of Pollux, 08:00 UT 3rd Can you make out the Pleiades star cluster behind the glare of Venus (−4.6) tonight? Look west as the sky darkens for Venus, the brightest object in the sky after the Moon. Take a look through binoculars, too. 4th Moon passes 4.0° north of Regulus, 19:00 UT 8th Full Moon, 2:35 UT Moon passes 7.3° north of Spica, 7h UT 11th Moon passes 6.6° north of Antares, 12:00 UT 14th The morning sky-show continues as the Moon skirts a chain of planets – in order, by altitude, Jupiter (−2.2), Saturn and Mars (both 0.6). Look south-southeast in the hour before dawn this and the next two mornings. Last quarter Moon, 22:56 UT Moon passes 2.0° south of Jupiter, 23:00 UT 15th Moon passes 2.5° south of Saturn, 09:00 UT 16th Moon passes 2.0° south of Mars, 05:00 UT 21st Moon passes 3.1° south of Mercury, 17:00 UT 23rd New Moon, 2:26 UT Lyrid meteor shower peaks, 7:00 UT 26th Moon passes 3.8° north of Aldebaran, 04:00 UT Moon passes 6.1° south of Venus,15.00 29th Moon passes 4.7° south of Pollux, 15:00 UT The latest observing information 30th First quarter Moon, 20:38 UT can be found at http://www.southdownsas.


These two lovely rabbits that are desperate to finally find their forever home. Meet Ambrosia and Granola, Ambrosia is a brown and white dutch and Granola is a white and grey rex and they are both 5, nearly 6 years old. Ambrosia arrived at The Centre in 2015 along with her sister who unfortunately passed away not long after they went to their new home. Granola arrived in 2016 and was bonded with Ambrosia after she was left on her own too. These two have been inseparable ever since and would need to find their forever home together. Sadly, this is now there third time at the rescue after being returned twice through no fault of their own, but because their owners could no longer keep them due to their own situation. These two are really sweet but Granola can be a bit grumpy when you first go to handle him and can lunge sometimes. But actually once you have him he is really cute and loves a cuddle, he will even nuzzle into your neck. Ambrosia is just a lovely little girl who is happy to be handled. These two are older now and we are really hoping the next time they get adopted it will be permanent, because they deserve it!

Viewing Day Saturday 25th April 12-2pm. Viewing days are non-appointment days so people thinking of adopting a cat can pop along. Otherwise we re-home 7 days a week by appointment only.

The Cat and Rabbit Rescue Centre Holborow Lodge, Chalder Lane, Sidlesham.PO20 7RJ 66

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A teenager who fled his home in Afghanistan is encouraging people in West Sussex to think about fostering an unaccompanied asylum-seeking child. Naqeeb arrived in the UK at the age of 16 in 2015. Like many of the millions of refugees who have made long and dangerous journeys to escape violence and persecution, Naqeeb had to leave his family behind to travel here on his own. Naqeeb, now 20, was found foster care through West Sussex County Council and has shared his experience as part of a new campaign highlighting the need for more foster carers in West Sussex. “My foster family really helped me a lot,” Naqeeb said. “My foster mother taught me about English culture, took me to a community club where I met my first English friends. She also helped me to be a good cook!” The ‘Walk a mile in my shoes’ campaign also features a video of Worthing-based foster carers Rose and Phil, retired teachers who foster a teenager who is also from Afghanistan. Rose said: “Our boy’s been with us for three years now, and we treat him as one of the family. He came to both our birth children’s weddings and we took him on his first holiday. One of the great joys for us has been the improvement in his English." The county council provides courses on a wide variety of subjects, including coping with mental health issues, adolescence and preparing for adult life. The monthly support groups are informal and a great way to share experiences with other carers and we have access to social events as well. In 2018 alone, an estimated 32% of asylum seekers who arrived in Europe were children. Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children who arrive in the UK are taken into the care of the local authority. If it is not possible to trace a suitable family member or guardian, these children are placed in foster care or supported



Rose and Phil

lodgings accommodation. Currently there not enough foster carers in West Sussex for young people like Naqeeb – but the new campaign aims to change that. Since launching a month ago the two videos have had over 100,000 views which have led to a number of positive enquiries and initial visits from our fostering recruitment team. Jacquie Russell, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “We have a duty of care to all of our vulnerable children in the county. Our foster carers are truly special people who possess special qualities, namely patience, dedication, resilience and above all empathy. I am very proud of the care and support our foster carers provide. Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children come into our care isolated and afraid, having often been subjected to abuse and trauma. These are children in need of extra support and we know how rewarding it is for people like Rose and Phil to see the difference they can make to a young person’s life.” Along with allowances and specialist training, we provide carers with their own supervising social workers as part of a network of professional support around the child. To watch Naqeeb, Rose and Phil tell their stories and for further information on fostering visit or telephone 033 022 27775. West Sussex County Council is also looking for other types of foster carers, including short-break, respite and parent and child fostering. Or come along to one of our upcoming information evenings: • Monday 20th April 2020 - Bodium Room, County Hall North, Chart Way, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1XH - 6.30pm to 8.30pm • Wednesday 20th May 2020 - Committee Room 4, Centenary House, Durrington Lane, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 2PQ - 6.30pm to 8.30pm




Rotary in Bognor Regis News & Views Charity No. 261998

Following last month’s article, we hope you have seen and enjoyed the wonderful display of purple crocuses around the town at the end of February and early March. To celebrate this display, and to promote the world-wide efforts to eradicate polio, Felpham Community College hosted a “Purple for Polio Tea Party” on 27th February, immediately after lessons finished. This was attended by over 100 pupils, staff, Rotarians and representatives of all the organisations that joined together, planting over 40,000 bulbs in our parks, gardens and schools. Scones and cakes were enjoyed by all, accompanied by a good strong cup or two of English tea. Many of the cakes and scones were baked by young people from the school. Not to be left out, Rotarians were also challenged to make their own scones, whether they had the necessary skills or notThe Great Bognor Rotarian bake-off. The object of the Tea Party was to inform our young people and others not in the know of the background to the initiative, and this was eloquently explained with the aid of a power point presentation by Isabella Saunders and Charlotte Cogger, six formers at the College. All present vowed to repeat the event next year. The Rotary Clubs of Bognor Regis would like to thank the head teacher, staff and students of Felpham Community College for hosting the afternoon and demonstrating their continued commitment to Purple4Polio, they are all true Friends of Rotary. Speaking of Friends, please, we need some more Friends to help ASAD, Arun Sports Association for the Disabled. This is a wonderful Charity, fully supported by Rotary in Bognor Regis for almost 40 years. ASAD offers a variety of sports for people with disabilities living in and around Bognor Regis, these include Archery, Darts, Short Mat Bowls, Table Tennis and Boccia. ASAD meets on Sunday afternoons from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at the Arena Leisure Centre off Westloats Lane, Bognor Regis. Members of the 'club' pay just £2 attendance towards the 80

day to day running costs, long term ASAD is supported by Rotary. The atmosphere is very relaxed, and all attendees are made to feel very welcome. Members can choose which sport they would like to take part in on each occasion, and some choose to undertake 3 or 4 different sports on the same day. The best way to summarise the benefit that some members get from attending, is to repeat a comment recently made by one of our regular disabled attendees – “I love coming here. It’s the only place where I can be myself”.

Boccia at ASAD

Kurling at ASAD If you know anyone who would like to attend or volunteer as a Friend of Rotary, then please let us know. Well there you have it, young Friends and older Friends, all with one thing in commonHelping Others. For more information on what we do within the Bognor Regis community contact us via email at, or through With kindest regards, Phil Hitchins.

Starting in February, on the first Tuesday of each month, there have been some new afternoon entertainments. A new local community venture specially arranged for those who either cannot or do not wish to go out in the evenings. Called "The 2 o'Clock Club" these afternoons will comprise of a varied selection of entertainment from singers and musicians, choirs, speakers, and entertainment groups. The aim is to have something that will interest local people and that they will enjoy. The price of entry to these events is being kept to the minimum, and will include a free cup of tea or coffee and biscuit. Tuesday 7th April 2pm - Illustrated talk by Tony and Lizzie Gilks – ‘The Way We Were’. Tony and Lizzie Gilks, from ‘Timespan Historical Productions’, present a light-hearted and costumed presentation, fondly looking back at life on the Home Front, in war torn Britain and the aftermath of austerity. As well as telling you about this era, Tony & Lizzie will have lots of memorabilia to share. A fascinating afternoons talk not to be missed. Tickets are only £3 / cons £2

Regis Centre, Belmont Street, Bognor Regis. PO21 1BL. Box Office – 01243 861010. Friday 3rd April – 7.30pm. 60 Minutes of Classical Music (in Studio One). Sunday 5th April – 2.30pm. Springtime in Paris. The Littlehampton Concert Band will be returning to the Alexandra Theatre to perform their annual Springtime celebration concert. This year’s show will have a distinctly French twist. Tuesday 7th April – 7.30pm. American Legends. Sit back & enjoy an evening of entertainment with tributes to four of the Biggest names in American music. Tributes to Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, Barbra Streisand & Eva Cassidy. Saturday 11th April – 2pm & 6.30pm. Little shop of Horrrors. Arabesque Saturday Stage School are very excited to bring you their performance of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. A fun filled comedy horror musical. Thursday 16th April – 7.30pm.T-Rextasy – The Greatest Hits Tour. T-Rextasy have been performing around the world for 20 years, playing Marc Bolan, and T.Rex ‘s hits from the 1970’s. Thursday 23rd – Saturday 25th April – 7.30pm / Sat mat – 2.30pm. Fiddler on the Roof. The Musical theatre Performance Company, of the University of Chichester, is very proud to present this multi-award winning show – ‘Fiddler on the Roof’. Tuesday 28th April – 7.30pm. – Performed in Polish. The Intruder /Intruz. Unreserved seating in ‘The Little Alex’. Thursday 30th April – 2pm.Land of Hope and Glory. Neil Sands & his wonderful cast are back with a new production of their popular patriotic show ‘Land of Hope and Glory’. This show celebrates the best of British entertainment, and is specially produced to coincide with the 75th Anniversary of the end of WW2 – VE Day 75. This patriotic & nostalgic Afternoon is filled with marvellous & memorable songs, including a rousing Selection from the Last Night of the Proms, old time sing-alongs, great British show tunes, & ever popular favourites from the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s.Enjoy over 2 hours of timeless nostalgia, with sensational voices, stunning costumes, and a spectacular 1940’s style VE Day party, with enough bunting, flags & fun to light up the brightest stage. This is followed by a flag waving finale in a heart-warming tribute to the veterans of the Armed Forces. 82

Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers Make sure you don’t miss out on booking a ticket for the Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers – a spectacularfloral celebration which is held every other year. The three day Festival runs from 28th – 30th May, and the theme is 'Realms of Glory'. Over 80 stunning arrangements are produced by volunteer flower arrangers using in excess of 50,000 flowers. More than 570 volunteers are involved, including Flower Arrangers, Community Groups and individuals across the Diocese of Chichester working together providing flower arrangements, visitor information, refreshments and more. As well as the flower arrangements in the Cathedral and environs, visitors can stroll through the cloisters and Cathedral grounds and visit the Festival Market. There will also be a flower sale, live music, and delicious refreshments in Café des Fleurs. Internationally renowned sculptor Philip Jackson will be exhibiting his work. All proceeds go to the work of the Cathedral Restoration & Development Trust. Please visit the Cathedral website for details of how to buy tickets and for group bookings. Tickets may also be bought by calling Ticketsource: 0333 666 3366 (please note additional fees will apply for phone sales). Photo: Jim Holden

Moonlight Walk 2020 Be a star for St Wilfrid's Hospice! Join #TeamWilf on Saturday 2nd May at 10pm for a 5 or 10 mile sponsored walk through the night. Walk to remember a loved one, walk for the challenge, walk with family and friends, walk to show you care. Leap4Love takes it to the next level in 2020 For the first time St Wilfrid's is offering a tandem skydive at 15,000 feet next year, offering you a whole minute of free fall experience in which to enjoy the view! “It was a truly amazing experience and wanted to do it again as soon as I landed!” Rebecca – Leap 4 Love 2019. Sunday 19th July 2020 (Register for your place by Sunday 21st June) Take the leap at



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Please check if any events that you wish to attend have been cancelled. Tuesday 7th April Jubilee Hall, off Chalcraft Lane, North Bersted, PO21 5TU. 2 - 4pm Beetle Drive. An afternoon of frivolous fun hosted by Arun A Cappella Ladies Chorus. Tickets in advance £5 to include a cream tea, contact Madeleine 01243 826448. Monday 13th April Kids Easter Party at the Aldwick Royal British Legion - Ticket only Telephone: 01243 262645 Saturday 18th April Bognor Old Town Artisan Market - see opposite page Thursday 23rd April Felpham & Middleton Horticultural Society. Hostas, a talk by John Baker. At 7.30pm/ Visitors Welcome. More info: Paula Puleston 01243 584843 - St Mary's Centre, Grassmere Close, Felpham PO22 7NU Friday 24th April Quiz & 2 course buffet supper. Arun District Indoor Bowls Club PO21 2TT.Tickets £12 by 21st April - 4Sight Vision Support 01243 828555. Saturday 25th April Open Day at Bognor Lawn Tennis Club - see opposite page Saturday 25th April Willowhale Community Association. A Ploughman’s Lunch and Fun Afternoon.12.00 for12.30pm. Bring your own drinks.Tkts £8 from: Perrie:267291 Jan:267348 Monday 27th April Air Aces Talk Society with Mr Jeff Montgomery - British Skydiving. 7.30pm Chichester Park Hotel, PO19 7QL. Visitors £5.00 Members £3.00 Phone: 01243 823007 Saturday May 2nd Pagham Bowls Club invite you to ‘Come and Play Lawn Bowls’ at Swansea Gardens, off Victoria Road on Saturday 2nd May between 10am and 12 noon. All equipment will be provided but please wear flat soled shoes. Pagham members and qualified coaches will be there to help and advise you. For more information please contact Sheila on 01243 261059 Friday 8th May VE Day Celebrations in Hotham Park including performances throughout the day. Bring a picnic, come in vintage dress if you wish and enjoy and celebrate. 14:55-15:00 - Bugler playing The Last Post 15:00-15:30 - Piper playing Battles O'er and VE 75 Years 15:30-18:30 - The Spinettes performing a range of hits from the 1940's throughout the afternoon. 18:55-19:00 - Town Crier - A Cry For Peace. Further details will be be added nearer the time and there will be a full programme available on the day. Friday 8th May VE Day at Aldwick Parish Council. Coffee morning 10am details page 93 May 9th (7pm) &10th ( 2pm) Pagham Players. An evening of laughter & excitement. Three short plays. Pagham Village Hall. £10 to include food. Tickets from Judy: 01243 264622 Saturday May 9th May Fayre at St Anthony's Church, Gossamer Lane. 10.30am - 12.30pm Raffle, Refreshments, Books, Bric-a-Brac, Plants, Jewellery and more. Free Entry 86


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 -

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Reading Group - Monthly discussion - 11.45am - 1pm RAFA Ukulele group - tuition if required 8pm Line Dancing - Every Thursday 8pm- Dance or listen Meat Raffle - Every Friday Rockin' Ferrets brilliant trio RAFA Choir new members welcome 6.30pm - Every Tuesday Quiz Night Whist Night 8pm Games Afternoon 2-4pm Various games available Karaoke 7pm - Hosted by John Hibbert Disco Don with original tracks Already Band all types of music 2-4pm Mah-jong 2pm Quiz for Wings Bingo Evening - Eyes down for a full house Graham C Exceptional Vocalist Cliff's Monday talk & lunch 12-2.30 £5 Games Afternoon 2-4pm RAFA Bowls pre-season party, all welcome Brian Harris - singer Open Mic with John Gradwell 8pm

BOGNOR REGIS LODGE OF FREEMASONS email: - New members welcome. ALDWICK ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, Hewarts Lane. 01243 262645 - Cancelled until further notice TEAPOT CAFÉ United Reformed Church, Pagham Road. 1st Tues each month. 10-12 BOGNOR, ALDWICK & FELPHAM NWR fortnightly ladies social group. 07879 420244 BOGNOR REGIS U3A - Facebook: Bognor Regis U3A THE GORDON LODGE OF FREEMASONS - email at: 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 - CANCERWISE (Chichester) 01243 778516 HEADWAY WEST SUSSEX / 07938 858153 THE ALDWICK PRESERVATION SOCIETY Paul Bignall - 07736 130888 HOTHAM PARK HERITAGE TRUST BOGNOR REGIS LIONS CLUB 01243 265939 - WILLOWHALE FARM RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION email : - 01243 265046 ALDWICK GREEN CONSERVATION SOCIETY BOGNOR REGIS PROBUS CLUB. Roger Bennett 01243 849358 BOGNOR REGIS CAMERA CLUB - Rob - 01243 861956 BOGNOR REGIS & DISTRICT DOG TRAINING CLUB 01243 860083 PAGHAM & DISTRICT RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION 01243 697593 BOGNOR REGIS SCOUTS GIRLGUIDING BOGNOR REGIS - NAUTICAL TRAINING CORPS - TS Montrose BOGNOR HOTHAM ROTARY CLUB e: 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 : 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

PAGHAM CHESTNUTS CLUB A club for over 55’s - Judy Halls 01243 264622 TUESDAY FRIENDSHIP CLUB at the Methodist Church Hall - Contact Lilian Knight 01243 822510 2ND PAGHAM & ALDWICK GUIDES Fiona on 07930 481 724 . BOGNOR REGIS ROTARY CLUB email: 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

MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSOCIATION . Sue:01243 697211 email: THE BOGNOR REGIS LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY Meets on the 2nd Monday of the month from 7.30pm at The Salvation Army Community Hall, 73 Queensway. The monthly meetings include a talk on a local historical topic and the chance to chat to other members and visitors. The museum is open from the Saturday before Easter until November and includes a Wartime Kitchen, colouring table and many shop fronts and display boards chronicling the history of Bognor Visit our website for more information PAGAM (Pagham & Aldwick Greenfields Action Movement) - Alan - 07462 175329

HOBBIES - GARDENING - MUSIC - DANCE BOGNOR & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOC. 4th Tues of month 7.30pm, S.Bersted Church. 01243 822615 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 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 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: THE BOGNOR REGIS MODEL RAILWAY CLUB : ALDWICK QUILTERS Fourth Thurs. of the month at 10am, Pagham United Reformed Church 01243 265960 BOGNOR REGIS ART SOCIETY WALBERTON DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS SOCIETY 01243 542487 FELPHAM ART GROUP is a lively local art group FELPHAM BELLES Monthly ladies craft group. Facebook or PAGHAM GARDENING FRIENDS Tel: 01243 263437 or for more details WEST BOGNOR FLOWER CLUB More info 01243 264659. WEST MEADS GARDEN ASSOCIATION 01243 823812 FELPHAM & MIDDLETON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. 4th Thursday in month at 7.30pm FELPHAM ART GROUP. 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: NORTH BERSTED WI 2nd Thursday each month 2.45pm,Jubilee Community Centre, Chalcraft Lane. BOGNOR REGIS WI Methodist Ch. Hall, Waterloo Sq. 01243 582681 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 WEST SUSSEX GUITAR CLUB WEST SUSSEX GUITAR CLUB 01243 866462. FRIENDS OF THE REGIS SCHOOL OF MUSIC or 01243 866162 BOGNOR REGIS RECORDED MUSIC CLUB REGIS ORGAN AND KEYBOARD CLUB 01243 824070 - THE BOGNOR REGIS INTERNATIONAL DANCE ENSEMBLE 01243 265010 or BALANDIS-LILLEY BALLET SCHOOL Ballet Classes for over 50 - 01243 264832 ARUN A CAPPELLA ladies who enjoy harmony singing. Email: or 01243 826448 THE REVUSICALS A friendly group of singers : Irene 01243 855144 or Barbara 01243 266193.

BOGNOR REGIS SCOTTISH DANCE CLUB - 01243 264038 FELPHAM & MIDDLETON ENGLISH DANCE 01243 265010 or www.interfolk/ COUSTICS GUITAR CLUB A music club open to all acoustic instruments Jon 07974 524871. REGIS ORGAN AND KEYBOARD CLUB - 01243 824070 - WEST MEADS CRAFT & CHAT CLUB Fridays 2.00- 400 Sue Woodham: 01243 267221 - 07936 010786 BOGNOR REGIS CONCERT BAND Tuesday 7.30 - 9.30pm at Regis School of Music BERSTED COMMUNITY CHOIR Tuesday evenings 01243 276195 REGIS SINGERS Wednesdays 6pm-7pm The Recital Hall, Regis School of Music. Email: 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 BOGNOR & ARUN CHESS CLUB Fridays 7pm, The Bognor Club, Sudley Rd.

KEEP FIT & SPORT INDOOR SHORT MAT BOWLS Pagham Utd Reformed Ch. Wednesdays 10.30-12.30 £1pp. 01424 262414 BOGNOR CROQUET CLUB 01243 266140 to view our events BOGNOR COUNTRYSIDE AMBLERS Tony Gibson - 01243 263123 - ARUN SPORTS ASSOCIATION FOR THE DISABLED - 01243 828695 PAGHAM F.C. 01243 266112 - 07760771099 - 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 BOGNOR REGIS YACHT CLUB 01243 865735 MAYWOOD SURGERY Gentle Exercise Class Thursdays 1.00-1.45pm.Eileen Rogers: 07510 154561 BOGNOR REGIS ZEN JUDO 07506689314 or 07904081211 BERSTED CARPET BOWLS CLUB Kay 01243 698474 WEST MEADS CARPET BOWLS CLUB Tuesday 9.15am - 11.45am 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 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: PAGHAM BOWLS CLUB Sheila Stocker 01243 261059 BLIND BOWLS Annie Cote, Secretary - 01243 837669 BOGNOR REGIS BOWLS CLUB 01243 827787 or visit . PAGHAM CRICKET CLUB 07971 829144 BOGNOR TENNIS CLUB 01243 933105 - NORTH MUNDHAM TENNIS CLUB Frances Neave on 01243 782391 or PAGHAM KARATE CLUB 07876023178 or -

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


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Events at Pagham Harbour in April Saturday 4th April, Beach Clean! Join us clearing our beaches of litter and making a difference whilst in good company. Meet 10.45am at Earnley car park, RSPB Medmerry.

Easter Family Events Tuesday 7th April, Pond dipping and Bug hunting! With spring underway, come and discover what weird and wonderful creatures lurk in the depths of our lovely pond and live in our Discovery Zone, before seeing if you can follow the clues and solve our Easter Eggscapade quiz! 10.30am (duration 2 hours) Booking essential £4 per child / £3 members Thursday 9th April, Eggstraordinary birds! Birds are experts at making nests and lay beautiful eggs. Come and create your own nest and lovely egg, while learning more about how the birds produce these wonders of nature, before seeing if you can follow the clues and solve our Easter Eggscapade quiz! 10.30am (duration 2 hours) Booking essential £4 per child / £3 members Tuesday 14th April, Pond dipping and Bug hunting! With spring underway, come and discover what weird and wonderful creatures lurk in the depths of our lovely pond and live in our Discovery Zone, before making bug hotels to take home. 10.30am (duration 2 hours) Booking essential £3 per child / £2 members Thursday 16th April, Seashore Safari! Can you find sharks on our shoreline? In a special beach-combing event we’ll discover who lives in our seas and on the beach. Meet 10.30am at Church Norton car park (duration 2 hrs) Booking essential £3 per child / £2 members Saturday 18th April, Artists Wildlife Painting Workshop. This all-day workshop gives an introduction to basic techniques of watercolour painting combining a little theory with a lot of practical application and advice. The session is aimed at beginners and those returning to an old hobby after work. Good quality paints, paper and brushes will be supplied, just bring your enthusiasm. 9.30am (duration 7 hours) Booking essential, £30pp / £26 members Sunday 19th April, Bird Watching for Beginners – Pagham Harbour’s Birds of Spring. Starting with a short theory session, followed by a practical walk on our wonderful reserve, we look at identification through shape, colour, behaviour, song and habitat, plus discussing ecology and migration. 10am (duration 3 hours) Booking essential £10 per person / £8 RSPB members Visit our website for full events program. RSPB Pagham Harbour & Medmerry Visitor Centre, Selsey Road, Sidlesham PO20 7NE Tel: 01243 641508 Find us on facebook RSPB Pagham Harbour and Twitter @PaghamRspb 92


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