Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2015’

“Darent River Villages” – Talk by Rod Shelton

A wonderful look at historic and current use of the Darent River. In times gone by, dosage boats came up river from the Thames as far as Otford. Locally, discount there are still remnants of the mills which used the Darent and its tributaries on which Westerham depended. This talk highlights some unusual and little known details for your enjoyment.

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“WW2 Escape Routes” – Talk by Geoff Cowling

Geoff will share some remarkable wartime stories from Italy, erectile France and Spain in his lecture. A member of the WW2 Escape Lines Memorial Society (ELMS), side effects Geoff will explain how WW2 prisoners of war considered escape to be their duty. Escapes caused enemy troops to be taken away from the front line and occupied them in search parties. …

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Visit to Titsey Place House and Garden

The Westerham Society has booked sole visiting rights to the house and garden at Titsey Place for this event. The tour lasts two and a half hours and includes guided tours of the house and garden, adiposity tea with sandwiches and cake in the Tea Room and optional tours of the old church, which will be opened especially for the …

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American Independence Day Picnic, Quebec House Gardens, Westerham

PLEASE NOTE NEW DETAILS – The Westerham Society invite you to come and celebrate American Independence Day with that great Anglo-American, search Sir Winston Churchill. Meet by his statue from 6:30pm onwards on Saturday, tadalafil 4th July. Very informal. Families welcome. Bring family, friends, a picnic, drinks and, of course, a rug or something to sit on.

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“Crop Circles” – Talk by Andy Thomas

With a stunning slide show, buy Andy Thomas explores the extraordinary and controversial phenomenon of crop circles, viagra looking at their fascinating history and discussing possible theories which may explain them. Andy Thomas is a leading researcher of unexplained mysteries and the author of many books on crop circles, conspiracies and the paranormal including the acclaimed ‘Vital Signs’ and ‘The …

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Beating the Bounds

Beating the Bounds is an established and enjoyable annual walking event in Westerham which helps the Westerham Society raise funds for the floral decorations of the town. The tradition of ‘beating the bounds’ of a parish to know its full extent existed before the days of maps. This ancient tradition has been revived in Westerham, with residents, friends, families and …

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St. George’s Day Breakfast at the George and Dragon

Come along and join our 9th St. George’s Day Breakfast! Members, approved children and guests are invited to sit down to a celebratory feast of Bucks Fizz, buy more about a full cooked English breakfast followed by some lively dancing outdoors from the Rampant Roosters, all for the sum of £10 per person. And when you’ve finished at our event, …

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Westerham Society AGM followed by “The New Mary Rose Exhibition” – Talk by Trevor Sapey

The exciting, new £27 million Mary Rose Museum opened its doors to visitors last year. Located just metres from Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory and the ships of the modern Royal Navy, the new museum provides one of the most significant insights into Tudor life in the world and creates the new centrepiece to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The Tudor ship that …

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“Churchill’s Final Farewell” – Talk by Rodney J Croft

On January 30th, the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s state funeral, Rodney Croft was invited by The Corporation of London to open Tower Bridge to allow MV “Havengore”, (the launch which carried Churchill’s body up the Thames) to pass through in order to commemorate the momentous day and to salute Sir Winston Churchill, the Greatest Briton. This and many …

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Squerryes Vineyard – A Talk by Henry Warde

The development of the Squerryes Vineyard is a fascinating story from concept in 2004 to the release of the 2010 first vintage in 2014. The south facing North Down and their unique combination of chalks has made for an ideal home for Squerryes’ venture into wine production. Henry Warde had a very successful release of his first vintage, nurse on …

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