Derek writes: On Friday & Saturday of this week ( 10 a.m. – 4.0 p.m. ) at St. Margaret’s Church is the lockdown Arts & Crafts exhibition entitled Celebrate. Do come along and see what folk have been up to during the past 18 months. As a gardener I have pretty much worked outside as … [Read more…]


Derek writes: Gladiolus from the Latin gladius meaning sword, hence Gladiator swordsman. I bought a selection of corms a few years ago and haven’t looked back. They are easy to grow, plant a couple of inches below the surface, in clumps in borders or as a crop on the vegetable / cutting garden. They do … [Read more…]


Derek writes: Firstly, thank you to those who attended the Churchyard working party on Monday, a lot was achieved plus a good chat along the way. Our next session is Monday 4th October @ 2.0 p.m. This week our local farmer has been hay making in the large field below Courtlands. I find it very evocative. … [Read more…]

Emmaus restarts.

Derek writes: Emmaus Youth Club is restarting for youngsters aged Year 6 – Year 9 inclusive, weekly on Friday evenings 6.45 – 8.15 p.m. from Friday 10th September. The Club meets in the W.H. Village Hall, Sharpthorne Hall and outside depending on the activity. Evenings consist of games, activities and hanging out together. It is … [Read more…]

Churchyard Working party resumes.

Derek writes: The Churchyard working party restarts this coming Monday 6th September from 2.0 – 4.0 p.m. Jobs include weeding, raking, pruning, sweeping, tidying, brushing, cleaning etc. If you would like to get involved please just come along. likewise if you would like to know more please contact Derek Shurvell  derekshurvell@gmail.com 01342 810780. Together we can … [Read more…]