Chairman – Colin Wallsgrove.

 Issue 154 April 2018

 The next Meeting will be on May 25th the speaker will be Ms Lucy Allen

 “My life as a Stunt Lady “ sounds interesting ?

 The committee would like to thank all the membership and friends

 for their very generous donations to our nominated charity for 2017/18

 Parkinson’s Disease. In the photo above Mr & Mrs Usherwood are

 receiving, from our chairman, a cheque for £2150. Well done

 The committee, having listened to suggestions have selected for 2018/19

 Motor Neurone Disease as our nominated charity.

 Ken Comber will be coordinating our efforts.

 What went wrong Mo, Hottest April day since 1949???? Knole park. 

Charity Quiz.

On a very warm evening fifty members and guests came along and enjoyed a

good evening of quizzing and companionship.

The quiz masters were excellent, as usual, giving us an assortment of questions

to test our knowledge.

The winning table was Tony and Sue Brenton, Dot Tyler and their team of

family members.

The total raised from the evening was £279.

Thank you all for supporting us and our charity, Parkinsons.

Also thank you to those who could not come, because of change of date, but

donated their ticket money.



 Just like to remind everyone that the committee work very hard trying

 to arrange trips,holidays,and activities for your enjoyment, and hope

 the membership support these. If you feel that some of these are not

 for you, and perhaps have other ideas, please let the committee know

 your thoughts or put them in the suggestion box.


 Wednesday 23rd May. Trip to Eltham Palace, you will be invited into Ginie

 Courtauld’s wardrobe to try on her hats. And breathe her perfume. This

 is a house of quirky details. This is great fun Art Deco meets hollywood

 film sets with a twist of Cunard liner. 1930’s high society. It also has some

 very nice Gardens and a restaurant. We then go on to Greenwich for some

 free time.

 Price: £24 For members of English Heritage only £12.

 Leave Fant, Beverley 10.10am, Allington 10.30am.

 Contact Gloria 720515.



 Barmara holiday this year is from the 7th

– 11th May.

 Price is £325.00 pp, single rooms have a surcharge of £10.00

 Contact Neil kenwright 01622 727066


 Thursday 14th June. A trip has been arranged to Pashley Manor Gardens for

 their Rose Week. With a chance to have lunch on their raised patio which

 overlooks the gardens, or maybe a picnic. Also calling into Bumbles Garden

 Centre at Frittenden on the way home. Price £23.

 Pickup Fant lane 9.30am, Beverley Road 9.40am, Allington 10.00am.

 Contact Gloria 720515.

 Thursday 19th July Trip to Eastbourne with cream tea. £19

 Pickup Allington 9.30am, Fant Lane 9.40am, Beverley shops 9.50am.

 Contact Mo 661498.

 Would all members please remember that you are required to obtain your

 own travel insurance if you join in any of our outings or trips away unless

 otherwise stated as included. Barmara cannot be held responsible for any

 Members not covered by insurance. 


Rambles/ Ambles


Amble on Monday 21st May to Tonbridge Castle Park.

Catch the No 7 bus from the bus station stop H1 at 9.57am. or from

Opposite Spice Fusion at 10.11am.

An amble around Tonbridge Castle Park.

Lunch if required at Wetherspoons.

Bus home at 13.59pm,14.19pm,14.37pm.

Contact Ann 738762.


Our first Petanque meeting of the year went well 16 people turned up on

lovely day, weather was really warm. Pitch was littered with bits of debris

but the players soon cleaned it up and away we went. Although very

competitive there were no fights! No sending offs, and no yellow cards.

Those who stopped had a nice lunch.

If you fancy a game come along, all are welcome.


KURLING ( John 687415 )

TA Centre Boxley Road

10am to 12.noon Cost £1-50

Fridays Dates.

 18th May, 15th Jun.

PETANQUE (John 687415 )

Redstart Pub. 10am.

Coffee/tea, Lunch Optional.


28th May, 18th June, 9th July,

13th August, 10th September,

22nd October.

COFFEE MORNING (Maureen 727066)

Barming Parish Hall

Mondays 10am to 12 noon


14th May, 4

th Jun, 2nd July, 6th Aug,

ART GROUP (Sheila 728183)

Barming Parish Hall

10am to 12 noon


st May, 8th May, 15th May

29th May, 5th Jun, 12th Jun.

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