While You Are Here

Plant Stall

Situated in the old Animal Barn, this popular stall is open every day the Bluebell Walk is running. There is a large variety of plants for you to choose for your garden, all grown by the residents of Arlington Village and surrounding area. All proceeds are for the upkeep of the ancient Arlington Parish Church, St. Pancras, and the stall is run by supporters of our church.


Book Stall

Situated in its own room in the Bluebell Barn and open every day the Bluebell Walk is running. All monies raised go towards the important work of Carriage Driving for the Disabled. Volunteers carefully sort the donated books into categories and authors, to facilitate your quest in finding those books you would like to read. It’s success is entirely reliant on the large number of books donated by the public throughout the year.

The book stall was started by Sussex Wildlife Trust in 1985, raising £10,930. Action for Medical Research took over in 2006, raising £34,667 making a total of £45,597 to date.

The considerable sum raised each year over the Bluebell Walk period depends on the generous donations left in the collection boxes, as no books are priced. If you or a friend have surplus books at any time of the year, not just at Bluebell Walk time, and would like to help Carriage Driving for the Disabled, then we would be very grateful to receive them as we have ample storage space. It is great if you are able to bring them to Bates Green Farm, so just phone 01323 485151 to say you are coming, or if necessary we will try and arrange collection.


Bluebell Stall

Situated in the Bluebell Barn and each day run by volunteers from the Hailsham Old Pavilion Society (H.O.P.S.) to raise money in support of the Hailsham Pavilion Cinema. First opened in 1921 as the only cinema in the local market town of Hailsham, closed as a cinema in 1965, then listed as a Grade 2 building of historic and architectural interest. It fell into disrepair, but in 1993 an enthusiastic supporters association (HOPS) was formed and raised a substantial sum plus a Lottery Grant for it to be opened again as a cinema in 2000. Fundraising is continuous to maintain the fabric of this important building, so please support this stall. It offers a wide range of items from ice creams, articles made of wood, cards, Bluebell Walk and HOPS mementos, so come and browse to find that special item.


Sussex Wildlife Trust

They have their gazebo opposite the Gate House and are at hand on weekends, Bank Holidays and Fridays, to explain the important work they do which includes managing 30 nature reserves across both East & West Sussex, and educating the young and old about nature and how to connect with it. They need to increase their membership, get children to become members of Wildlife Watch and increase volunteers to help at their nature reserves and their administration office at Woods Mill Henfield.