- 18th September - 8:00pm : ‘The Abel Label’ - By Katie Ellis.
- 16th October - 8:00pm : ‘Fire Safety in Your Home’ - By Melanie Quinn.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Safari Competition winner Delia Roberts

The person who visited the most sales, and correctly wrote down the name of the 'picture' on each one, received the prize of a cake stand (donated by MollyBlog) - full of fairy cakes made by the WI.
Last Year's winner rode around on his bicycle - this years winner Delia Roberts walked all 53, including those out at Greenway - CONGRATULATIONS - don't eat the cakes all at once!

Saturday, 18 September 2010


37 Garage sales last year- This year the sign says 45, but in the end
WE HAD 55 (Fiftyfive) What a day- the sun shone, around 500 people came into the village, and had a great time.
The NEARLY NEW BOUTIQUE with its Bridal Display was run by Janice Butler, Mary Henderson and Jean Kelly and had over 550 items on sale and was a great success.
The place was buzzing all day, the changing room and mirrors in great demand.
Three local WI's from Bearsted and Leeds sold delicious homemade cakes and craft from the Lance memorial Field and all cakes were sold out long before closing time.
Edna and Anna selling their well known Jams Preserves and Chutneys from Tanyard Green
Plenty of time to stop and stare at this hand worked wood, during this slow shopping day (also on Tanyard Green)
At Jack's Lane we found the Young entrepreneur of the year.Getting to know the neighbours and their bric a brac, in an area unknown to most residents.

In Hasteds Mary and Barbara, had punters finding their bargains underneath the stall.

Some sellers were lucky and some not so lucky,( but naming no names), we understand that one stall holder - sold a Piano and another her entire collection of 45's records - (for undisclosed sums) and made enough profit for a decent celebration.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Band of the Corps of the Royal Engineers

The WI West Kent Federation , presented a concert by the Band on 11 September at Mote Hall Maidstone. Members from all over the County enjoyed a wonderful evening of music conducted by the Director of Music Major Neil Morgan and Bandmaster Matt Speight.
A selection of marches, overtures and film scores including Pirates of the Caribbean comprised the first half, and then after the interval we had our own 'Last night of the proms' - with Hornpipe, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem, and the Pomp and Circumstance. We were encouraged to sing, and we did! (picture is of the correct Band, though not from this performance- instead I borrowed from the internet)

21st September 2010. 7.30pm

Mr Gerry Harris will give us a talk - FASHION IN PAINTING. He will use slides to illustrate his talk, and we will learn that there is a lot more to a' pretty picture' than we expect.
Each member should bring along their favourite fashion picture, - either from a book, postcard or magazine - or even a picture of themselves in sartorial elegance! See you there.