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Feel The Festive Vibe, Take To The Ice!

  Few things capture the festive vibe quite like taking to the ice! The thrill of gliding across a rink with friends and family whilst at times holding on for dear life and at the end knowing there is a warming hearty mug of hot chocolate topped with cream and marsh mallows waiting for you at the side! Today, ice …

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Crawley Keyboard Club

Crawley Keyboard Club

There is a group in Crawley that is hitting all the right notes! Although, based in Crawley, members travel far and wide to be part of the group with some travelling more than 20 miles to attend concerts featuring national and international artistes which are held on the last Friday of the month. Crawley Keyboard Club prides itself on being …

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Reigate And The Ashes

Reigate And The Ashes

Ahead of the Ashes series which starts when Joe Root captains England against the Australians in Brisbane this month, RH Uncovered looks at the influence of Reigate Priory Cricket Club on the sport globally. It is generally agreed that Reigate Priory Cricket Club (RPCC) was founded in 1852, however, cricket historians believed that there was a Reigate Cricket Club as …

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Reigate’s Environment And Wildlife Needs You!

Reigate’s Environment And Wildlife Needs You!

Are you interested in protecting your local environment and, contributing to swift conservation? If so, Reigate-based wildlife conservation group Swift Protection Association Reigate (SPARE) might be for you. Swifts are beautiful birds which fly for nearly all their lives, landing only to breed. They spend most of the year in the skies over Africa, returning to the UK for around …

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The Yard @ Reigate Station

The Yard @ Reigate Station

Are you a NIMBY? Collette Barber is a YIMBY – she says a big “Yes!” when it comes to things going on in her backyard! Collette is passionate about all things community-related and live music in particular – so much so that for the past 10 years she has chaired the Reigate Community Festival in Priory Park – family fun …

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100 Years Of Girlguiding!

100 Years Of Girlguiding

This month, Girlguiding East Grinstead Division is celebrating it’s centenary! Established seven years after Girlguiding began in 1910, the first meeting of the group took place on October 19, 1917. It was at that meeting that it was proposed to form three companies of Girlguides in East Grinstead. A committee was formed and called the East Grinstead Local Association. The …

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Stoolball – A Sussex Tradition

Stoolball – A Sussex Tradition

Stoolball is believed to have originated in Sussex and has been played since the 15th Century. Popular in Sussex, Surrey and the Midlands, it has been played at Lord’s cricket ground and the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Traditionally, the sport was played by milkmaids who used their milking stools as a wicket. Medieval references describe it as a game which …

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Take To The Water!

Take To The Water!

If dry land has got too much for you, why not try a water-based group, club, or activity? We have got a rundown of groups, clubs and activities you can get involved with in and around Sussex and Surrey! Sailing Sailing is a relaxing activity allowing you to enjoy the nature around you and the tranquillity of the water. There …

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Friends Of Buchan Country Park

Friends Of Buchan Country Park

Buchan Country Park, located on the Horsham Road (A264) on the edge of Crawley is maintained thanks to the work of West Sussex County Council countryside rangers with the help of volunteers from Friends Of Buchan Country Park – I spoke to Jan, secretary of the group to learn more. Friends Of Buchan Country Park which started life in 2011 …

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Sackville Sisters Set Their Sights Sky High

Sackville Sisters Set Their Sights Sky High

In recent years, trampolining has become something of a national past-time with families having a trampoline in their garden. For most it is a hobby and a form of exercise, but for a few, it goes much further, and since 2000 it has been recognised as an Olympic sport. Trampolining was invented by George Nissen in the early 1930’s when …

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