By Jill Butler, Vice Chair, Cuckfield Society
Roll up, roll up for the Cuckfield Society’s 14th Village Show at the Cuckfield Baptist Church ,which will be opened by our President Stephen Cockburn.
The village show (which starts at 2pm on Saturday 7th September) exhibits the work of local artists, bakers, dressmakers, photographers and gardeners. Any produce submitted for judging may be donated and auctioned off at the end of the show, so stand by for some interesting boxes of fruit, flowers, cakes, etc. at 4.20pm.
Local traders donated an excellent number of gifts for a silent auction. Amounts can be written on a slip next to an item and then anyone can top that bid by as little as 1p (including you). When bidding stops at 4pm, the last and highest bidder can buy the item.
This year sees a bumper selection of entertainment with two sets from David Spear No Strings Attached plus young musicians from Warden Park School including singer-songwriter Ellie Hagan and Holly Townsend with her band, plus musicians James and Jude from the Brighton-based music college BIMM. In addition, we have pony rides for children (hats/insurance included) and of course, the excellent home-made cakes from the WI, as well as ice creams. The Monday Group will be selling their bird boxes, bee houses, etc. and the NSPCC will be selling spring bulbs.
The Baptist Church sponsored sunflower competition judging is at 3pm. Cups are presented at 3.30pm. Show schedules are available from the Candy Store, Pet & Country Store at Whitemans Green, and the Co-ops.
Please do come along and support your local show. Monies raised go towards good local causes such as the Cuckfield Museum, Holy Trinity school books, Bookfest, Musicfest and the New England Wood Trust.