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The September print edition is available from Five Ashes Inn, Five Ashes Village Hall, Heal's Farm Shop, The Shopping Basket, Pink Cabbage, Leppard's Butchers, St. Dunstan's Pharmacy, Mace, and now also from the Hospice in the Weald shop & Mayfield Post Office.

This edition is the 500th and to celebrate this tremendous milestone the newsletter includes reminiscences from past editors.  In addition there are details of this year's Mayfield Carnival and more news and comment about the proposed new telephone mast in South Street car park, plus articles on Mayfield Bell Ringers and The Mayberries.  Plus, of course, all the regular articles, features and advertisements.

Do pick up a printed copy or download the digital version below.  Whichever version you read, please donate (£1 is  the suggested amount) so that the organisers can afford to keep on producing this valuable and much-appreciated magazine.  Note that all editors and all the support staff provide their time free so contributions go towards other running costs.


Submissions to newsletter

Village organisations or individuals can email items for the news page to  although the editor does reserve the right to withhold publication. Copy should be submitted at the latest by noon on the 15th of the prior month with the name of your organisation or topic in the subject line.

For advertising copy (money with copy please) contact Kas Shepperson (


Newsletter Archive

Mayfield, Five Ashes and the Great War

The newsletter has been publishing monthly articles relating to events 100 years ago.  You can use this link to see these articles on the local Royal British Legion website

The Mayfield and Five Ashes Fallen from WWI

“Their Name Shall Liveth for Evermore”   Name Served With Date of Death Age Akehurst F.C. Boy 2 Cl HMS Vivid 8th March 1915 17 Akehurst S. L/Cpl 6 Bn Lnst. Rgt. 9th April 1918 27 Ashdown A. Pte 11 Bn R. Sx Rgt 28th April 1916 23 Axell F.O. Pte 11 Bn R.W. Kent…


Community Volunteer Nominations


MAYFACS update – November

This is news that unfortunately was not in the November print edition of the Mayfield and Five Ashes newsletter:   There are some really important pieces of information in this article so please read on and get in touch with us as soon as possible if required to do so.   Tuesday Afternoon Club (T.A.C)…


Heathfield High Street Bus Changes


Funeral of Michael Clark

The funeral of Michael Clark, who sadly died a couple of weeks ago, will be at Eastbourne Crematorium on Tuesday 13th November at 12pm. If anyone wants further details, please contact Christina Martin of Wealden District Council on 01424 787 529.



NEW YEAR’S EVE CHARITY DINNER DANCE 7.30pm Saturday 31stDecember 2018, Mayfield Memorial Hall (licensed into the early hours!) LIVE MUSIC What better way to see in the New Year than celebrating with friends whilst raising money for two very worthwhile charities: Help the Heroes & Hospice in the Weald Five Ashes. The festivities take placein Mayfield’s…

M&FA Newsletter August 2018
M&FA Newsletter August 2018
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