Picnic on the Green – 17th July 2016

We are holding a Family Fun day on the 17th June from 12:00 to 15:00.  This will be an opportunity to have a chilled out afternoon, enjoying a picnic with the rest of the community while the children play in a safe environment. There will be some games available to join in with (should you wish) or you can just relax and enjoy the day.

Bring your own picnic but teas / coffees and cakes will be available to buy from the village hall.

So what are you waiting for – pack a picnic and come and join us


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Tunstead Village Fete and Dog Show


A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came to this year’s fete and dog show and special thanks to the many helpers who helped set up the field and run stalls on the day.

A good time was had by all (despite the inclement weather) and Gary Winter even made sheltering under an awning a fun thing to do!

With your help we raised just under £1000 towards the village hall  fund  whilst gaining many more signatures to support our lottery bid for funding towards the cost of the new hall.

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Memoires of Tunstead by Chris Weston

Looking at your joint Tunstead & Sco Ruston details plus my “return” to Sco Ruston church last Sunday, reminded me of the days I was involved in both locations.  I was Sub Organist at Tunstead in the 1960’s and clearly remember playing on the occasional Sunday at Sco Ruston. The incumbents at that time were Howard Whyntie (who came in March 1961 and left for Wells in North Norfolk) and his successor, Alan Boar who ultimately went to Marsham in the early 1970’s. Before them, it was the Rev. Davies.

Have you heard of the Five Parishes Communicants Guild and the “famous” Five Parishes Carol Travellers? We had adventures rather like the cast in Last of the Summer Wine!  Our meetings were held on the 1st Wednesday night of each month in what was then still the old Ashmanhaugh School and each member had a special certificate.

At Tunstead, I played for the only -as far as I know – Confirmation Service in Oct 1963 and 7 years later, arranged and played for the First Carol Service in December 1970 with a visiting choir who processed to various parts of the church and ended the event by singing from the raised platform behind the altar.

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Photographic Competition

Have you seen the 2016 Calendars we produced using photos from the photographic competition last year?  Has it inspired you?

We are running the competition again this year but will be using the theme  ‘Your Tunstead’ which means that you can enter photographs from way back when or ones you have recently taken as long as they are a personal view of Tunstead.


As before, the photographs will be judged by an independent professional photographer and the winning 12 photos will be used in our 2017 calendar.

The closing date is the 31st August, and entry details will be posted soon.  So come on – what are you waiting for?

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