Jubilee Weekend Events June 2-5 2022

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Here is the list of Dallington events taking place over the Jubilee Weekend.  These can also be found on the main Jubilee 2022 page for reference.   Any updates will  be posted here  (you can also sign up for email alerts for all village news items and announcements) .

Thursday 2 June Platinum Jubilee Beacons 7.30-10.00pm Dallington Recreation Ground

photo of field with tree, table and sugar loaf folly in background

This is is the first community event of the national four-day Jubilee Weekend. All local residents are invited to join the opening of festivities with a special evening event at the  Dallington Recreation Ground from 7.30pm to share a barbecue.

 

Dallington beacon burning

Then, along with hundreds of beacons around the country, the Dallington Beacon will be lit at 9.45pm.(You can find out more about the national beacon events at https://www.queensjubileebeacons.com/ )

Saturday 4th June “Dallington Celebrates”  10 am  – 4pm
Dallington Old School Village Hall 

On Saturday 4 June, Dallington Old School Village Hall will host an exhibition “Dallington Celebrates” alongside the monthly community Library Café which will be open until 4pm on this day.    Come and see a display of historic photographs and souvenirs from village events over the past seventy years, share your own stories and memories and enjoy delicious home made  cakes. Refreshments will be served throughout the day. Please get in touch if you have any photographs to share, particularly from previous Jubilee events.

We will also be inviting visitors to view the newly refurbished Billiards Room, take part in a fun competition (“How many snooker balls can you pot in 5 minutes?”) and find out how to book the room to play with your friends.

Sunday 5th June St Giles Church 11am
Jubilee Thanksgiving Service and Songs of Praise

Photo of Dallington Church TowerCongregation-led Service of Thanksgiving and Songs of Praise, followed by celebratory refreshments

 


Sunday 5th June 3-6pm Picnic  Fun & Games
Dallington Recreation Ground

photo of field with tree, table and sugar loaf folly in backgroundA village celebration and get together –  everyone is welcome. Bring your own picnic and share the fun with friends and family. There will be games and we hope a village photograph of all present via a drone – a wonderful opportunity to record more memories of the people living here today.

The last time we had an all village photograph was during the Millennium Celebrations (a copy of this will be included in the display hall display on Saturday

 

 

 

 

DRG Agenda – meeting on 22.03.22 (7.00pm)

DALLINGTON RECREATION GROUND

Registered Charity No. 305203

Sole Trustee – Dallington Parish Council

Trust Members are invited to a meeting of the Dallington Recreation Ground Trust, to be held on 22nd March 2022 at 7.00pm in Dallington Village Hall.

Members of the public and press are welcome and encouraged to attend.

16th March 2022

Irene Marchant (Secretary/Treasurer)

St. Giles, Woods Corner, Dallington, East Sussex TN21 9LA

01424 838414/07711 224150 – clerk@dallington.org.uk

AGENDA

1. Apologies for absence

2. Minutes of the previous meeting

To approve the accuracy of the draft minutes of the DRG meeting held on 16.03.21 (virtual) as a correct record of the proceedings.

3. Annual fees for users

For the Trust to set the user fees for 2022-23.

4. Review of the year and any matters arising

5. Looking forward to 2022-23

  • The Queen’s 70th Jubilee celebrations.
  • Encouraging the Dallington community to make use of and enjoy the DRG.

6. A sincere thank you to all our users and contractors

7. Date of next DRG meeting

The next DRG meeting will be on 21.03.23, to start at 7.00pm in Dallington Village Hall.

 

Winter Solstice Celebration 21st December 2021

The Dallington Winter Solstice Celebration is back!

It will take place on Dallington beacon burning
Tuesday 21st December
at The Sugar Loaf Field (Dallington Recreation Ground) from 7pm for lighting the beacon at 7.30pm.

Refreshments will be provided, including jacket potatoes, mince pies, soft drinks and mulled wine.

For anyone concerned about going into crowded spaces, please be reassured that we will be outside as much as possible. We hope the weather will be kind – but the beacon will be lit whatever the weather!

 

Village Cricket 13th July 2019

Dallington Village Cricket

6-a-Side Cricket at the Sugar Loaf Field, Woods Corner.
From 2pm, Saturday, 13th July, 2019

Photo of cricketerFamilies and Friends are invited to play 6-a-side or take part in some Clock Golf — but don’t miss out on the ‘phenomenal’ cricket tea! (Cakes and sandwiches are most welcome).

Remember a chilled white to add a little something to the proceedings.
Contact….Douglas Sewell (01435 830304)

Dallington Commemorates 100th Anniversary of the Armistice

(Posted on behalf of David Wilson)

At 7pm on November 11th, Dallington villagers gathered at the Sugar Loaf Field for the lighting of the beacon to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the Great War.

(Earlier in the day, a Service of Remembrance had been held at St Giles Church, with children placing crosses for each of the Dallington villagers who had died in the war.)

It was a mild dry night with little cloud and a setting crescent moon, allowing the stars and constellations to be seen just as they would have been on the 11th November 1918.

We stood around our beacon which soon gave a good display of flames and sparks and we reflected on the sacrifices of so many men and women both military and civilian on all sides during that conflict.

Other beacons and bonfires could be seen in the distance including Punnett’s Town, Burwash and Firle Beacon. Aircraft overhead would have seen many more as this was a national display of commemoration.

It was supposed to be a war to end all war but sadly this was not to be.

Hopefully on November 11th 2118 when Dallington villagers gather round the now ancient beacon to commemorate the 200th anniversary of World War 1 armistice, they will be living in a peaceful world where all differences are resolved by discussion and compromise; and they will look back with incredulity on the folly of our times!

Dallington’s own Tommy

Tommy sculpture by war memorial(Posted on behalf of Diana Day)

“We were not able to get a Royal British Legion Tommy, so John Day made one for us all.”

Heartfelt thanks to John, and a reminder that the Remembrance Day Service will take place tomorrow Sunday 11th November starting at 10.50 am by the war memorial in the churchyard, with the service starting at 11am. The Dallington Beacon at the Sugar Loaf Field will also be lit tomorrow evening at 7pm. More information here

Dallington Events November 2018

St Giles Church services :

  • Sunday  4th November  11am.                Service of The Word
  • Sunday 11th               10.50 for 11 am.     Remembrance Day Service
  • Sunday 18th                        11am.               Holy Communion
  • Sunday 25th                      9.30 am.           Holy Communion
    There will be no services of Holy Communion on Tuesdays at 8.15 am until further notice.

The Dallington Beacon will be lit at the Sugar Loaf Field at 7 pm on Remembrance Sunday 11th November. More information here

Art Club Every Monday 10-12 in The Old School Village Hall. New members welcome – for more information see Art Club page

Flower Club will next meet on November 1st at 2pm in The Old School Village Hall. The subject will be ‘Autumn Glory’. All are invited to a very pleasant afternoon.

Library Cafe Every Monday 2-4 in The Old School Village Hall. All welcome

Dallington WI. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, November 15th at 2pm. This will be the Annual Meeting at which the officers and committee will be appointed. Another year gone! There is already a full programme of events and speakers planned for the year ahead. Visitors are always very welcome.