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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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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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Copthorne Players Perform Little Shop Of Horrors

Copthorne Players Perform Little Shop Of Horrors

Brace yourselves for two hours of wickedly funny entertainment as the talented team from Copthorne Players returns to Chequer Mead in this musical send up of 1950s sci-fi B movies. The show features one hit song after another, with a lot of surprises and some fabulously scary moments as the misadventures of geeky Skid Row florist Seymour Krelborn are revealed. …

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East Grinstead To Host Movie Premiere

The premiere of the local-made independent film, The Granary will take place in East Grinstead on Sunday, September 10 at 8.00pm, and the team behind the production will be on hand to share their experiences of writing, acting and filming to those who attend ahead of the big screening. The film is 150 minutes-long and not yet rated, but, audience …

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Winnie The Pooh, Ashdown Forest’s World Famous Bear

Winnie The Pooh, Ashdown Forest’s World Famous Bear

Over the years, the honey-loving bear has proved to be a success for Disney, becoming one of its most popular franchises. The cute, loveable bear and friends have starred in a series of animated productions and have provided countless merchandising opportunities for the corporation. As many of us will know, the real Pooh Bear story starts much closer to home …

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Felbridge Girl Guides Need You!

Felbridge Girl Guides Need You!

The 1st Felbridge Guides have been meeting since 1950 and form part of Girl Guiding 1st Felbridge (St John’s) which also includes Rainbow, Brownie and senior section units which offer activities for girls and young women aged 5 – 25. The group meet on Friday evenings during school term time at St John’s Church Hall, Felbridge. What Do Guides Do? …

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Have You Got What It Takes To Be A School Governor?

The role of a school governor is an important one – the three main roles provided by these volunteers include; setting and managing a balanced budget whilst ensuring that money is well spent, challenging schools, and holding their head teacher to account over education standards and setting ethos and strategic direction. Improving pupil performance should lie at the heart of …

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The Hidden Treasure That Is Lingfield Library

Tucked away in a corner of a conservation area, the Guest House in Vicarage Road, Lingfield, has stood since 1474. Over the years, this historic building has had a variety of uses – including a period when it served as an ale house called The French Horn. Since 1956, it has been Lingfield’s library. Along with 12 other Surrey libraries, …

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