The Westerham Society
All members, and others, are urged to read the attached, latest Blog entry. This document, relating to the proposed Moorhouse Tile Works, has been prepared by the Westerham Town Council. If in agreement, you are asked to log your objections with Tandridge by 31st August. The Committee has already sent a very strong objection.
The Committee thanks all members who attended the Extraordinary General Meeting. The minor changes to our Constitution were unanimously accepted and adopted.
On 12th July some 28 members enjoyed a very interesting tour of Penshurst Place. This personalised tour started in the gardens, followed by a cream tea, and then an ‘after hours’ vist of the house. Our thanks to the staff at Penshurst and to our own Mitch Young for organising the event.
Our July 4th Independence Day picnic was not blessed with wonderful weather but nevertheless some 20 members gathered for this informal get-together. Originally suggested by some U.S. residents of Westerham this event also recognises Sir Winston Churchill’s American mother.Members are asked to provide ideas as to how this event could be expanded in future years.
As of the 6th June the Hanging Baskets were placed throughout the Town. The new supplier appears to have made the baskets attractive from day one and we hope that the problems of last year are now behind us. As ever, we thank all our personal and Corporate sponsors, and the Westerham Town Council for their large contribution and assistance in organisation.
Our Next Event
“Hever Castle” – Talk by Alison Palmer Alison,, Westerham Hall
on 16th Sep 2016 7:30:pm, at
Friday 16 th September, Westerham Hall, “Hever Castle” - Talk by Alison Palmer Alison and her team will share some fascinating historical stories from the annals of Hever Castle history. From 1462 to 1539 it was the seat of the Boleyn, originally 'Bullen', family. Anne Boleyn the second queen of King Henry VIII of England spent her early youth there, after her father, Thomas Boleyn had inherited it in 1505. It later came into the possession of King Henry's fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. We know Henry owned Penshurst Place and other stately homes in parts of Kent. How often did he visit Hever? Did he meet Anne at Hever or in the Royal Courts? Was there another Boleyn romance for Henry with Anne’s sister ? All will be revealed.
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