The Rude Mechanicals back in Hadlow Down in August

The very popular Rude Mechanical Theatre will be coming back to The Playing Field, again this summer. The show will be on Saturday 12th August at 7.30pm.


You won’t want to miss it if you have seen them before. They have a brand new play with live music called ‘The Commercial Traveller’. Funny, romantic and moving, it demonstrates the gritty determination to overcome an apparently unassailable problem through absolute love. Book tickets here.

New Cricket Roller Project

We've done it! Our goal of £15,876 has been reached. The new roller has been ordered and while we wait for it to be built the manufacturers have kindly loaned us a similar model for our groundsman to play with.


Much thanks to all who helped to make this possible. including:

  • TR Fastenings
  • Hadlow Down Tap Club
  • Hadlow Down Variety Club
  • Hadlow Down Village Fayre
  • The Gatwick Trust
  • The customers of Waitrose in Heathfield and Uckfield and their green disks
  • Tesco Bags of Help scheme - Jarvis Brook
  • C. J. Thorne Ltd.
  • Nigel Russell
  • Hadlow Down Bonfire
  • Hadlow Down and Moulscombe Wanderers Cricket Club
  • All those who supported our Pop-up Dining events, Quiz night and Jumble Sale
  • All our supporters and fundraisers - your name may not be here but without you it can't be done!

The volunteer groundsman who looks after the wickets logged over 120 hours in wicket preparation during last season and the greater part of the time was spent rolling the playing surface.

Find The Playing Field

Holding a Wedding, Party or other Event?

The field and the pavilion are available to hire for children's parties, bar-b-ques or other events. There are toilets, kitchen, a small room and a veranda with a lovely sunny aspect. Hot water and electricity are available.

Drainage Project - Site Safety

Due to normal site safety considerations public access to the upper part of the Playing Field will be prohibited during the works. This also means that the gateway at the top of the field will be closed.

The rest of the Playing Field including the cricket outfield, playground and car parking area will be open as usual. However, there could be contractors vehicles and plant moving around so beware.


The project has been funded by Sport England (£63k) and the Veolia Environmental Trust (£19k); obviously without their support, this would not have happened.