The Westerham Society
The Society’s AGM was held on Friday 24th March, 2017. Gordon Rodgers confirmed that he will step down as Chairman in March 2018. Any members interested in talking on this role should contact Gordon as soon as possible.
The St George’s day breakfast took place on 23rd April with some 35 attendees. Suggestions as to how this event could be enhanced and developed are welcome.
May 1st, was the Beating of the Bounds event sponsored this year by the Society and the Westerham Town Partnership. The day started with heavy rain but by 9:30 the sky cleared and intrepid walkers set off on all or part of the route. Some 150 persons, including children, scout and Beaver Groups, a church group and the Westerham Ramblers passed through the children’s section from Westerham Hill to Charmans Farm. Again this year, we arranged for a group walk over the same part of the route.
Activities started on the Green at 11:30 with a full and varied programme of music, stalls and Children’s entertainment. The weather was reasonably kind with one severe downpour at about 2:00. Nevertheless the day was a great success and enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. This year we we had a Pizza van (Pizzafedericci) provide food and this was very well received. Many thanks to all the people who make this event possible.
Traditionally our next event is the July Picnic. This will now be on Saturday, 1st July. Please see the details in “Our Next Event’ below
The Society has now received a Heritage Lottery Grant for our Westerham Heritage Collection initiative. This is a virtual museum concept and will require the listing and cataloguing of thousands of photographs and documents. A sub Committee has driven this forward but we now need volunteers to move the project forward. Full training will be given and any amount of support will be much appreciated. Should you wish to assist please contact us by using: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Next Event
Lecture: “The Queen’s Jewels” by David Thomas
on 15th Sep 2017 7:30:pm, at Westerham Hall
David Thomas was crown jeweller to the English monarchy from 1991 to 2007, capsule when he retired. His job was keeping the monarchs crowns and jewels in order. His talk covers the Queens fabulous personal jewellery collection including the famous Cambridge Emeralds – which were apparently won in a German lottery in the nineteenth century.
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