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2015 Events Calendar
AGM March 13th Westerham Hall
Talk by Trevor Sapey of the Mary Rose Trust. He will describe the new Mary Rose museum and the 19000 artefacts recovered from the ship and the seabed where she sank. The talk is in Westerham Hall at 7.30 for 8pm and follows the Westerham Society AGM. More info...
BEATING THE BOUNDS
Westerham Society's Beating the Bounds Sunday May 3rd: Please invite your members to join families, groups, friends and visitors and the residents of Westerham in checking our boundaries are still in place! Come along and explore our wonderful countryside, enjoy the views and join the community for burgers, music, entertainment and refreshments on The Green in the afternoon.
The day is free to enjoy, although donations in the buckets in aid of the town's hanging baskets will be gratefully received.
The Westerham Society is keen for others in the community to join in the festivities and we'd like to invite your group to bring a small table, notice, or just a person for our marquee on The Green in the afternoon. The aim is to showcase your group's activities to our visitors, and perhaps sign up new members. If you'd like to join in, please reply and we'd be delighted to reserve a space for you.
We’re trying to save Westerham’s past for future generations.
This town has an amazing amount and variety of history. We have lots of incredible material on Westerham’s past but sadly there is no chance of having an actual museum. Thanks to people lending us albums and all sorts of memorabilia, which we are copying and returning: the collection is growing all the time. This means that fascinating local family history is being saved for the future. We need to put all this fantastic information on to a virtual museum website. We are putting together a Heritage Lottery Fund application and, within this, giving evidence on local interest.
We'd be very grateful if you'd be kind enough to fill in the Survey, so that we can demonstrate demand, which can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RYDF37N
Have you got any memorabilia about Westerham?
As part of a virtual museum initiative, The Westerham Society is inviting anyone who has material of historic interest relating to the town to lend them to our local historian, Bill Curtis. Bill has a solid track-record in conservation and will ensure your personal mementos, photographs and letters are returned intact following high-resolution scanning and photography. He is also progressing an oral history project to digitally record the memories that older residents have of the town between the wars and up to the early 1960s.
Please, if you feel you can help with memorabilia and memories, do contact Bill direct on 01959 56442801959 564428 or through www.pasttimespress.co.uk or lodge your interest with us at ‘Visit Westerham.’
Westerham Society Contacts :
The Westerham website is at www.visitwesterham.org.uk
Don’t forget the Society’s web site is at www.westerhamsociety.org.uk
The Westerham Society is a civic society open to people of all ages who share an interest in Westerham and the surrounding countryside. In addition to hosting a series of interesting talks, visits and social events, the society aims to protect the beauty and character of Westerham and the surrounding countryside. It takes action on relevant issues and represents its members on matters which might impact on the welfare or development of the town.
The Society is run by volunteers. Even if you do not want to stand on the committee, we need volunteers to help with running Society projects, help at lectures, run stalls at local events, maintain the Co-op garden and to represent the society at planning meetings. It does not matter if you can only lend a hand from time to time; your help is most welcome. If you are interested, please make contact.
If you use email, please provide the Society with your email address to enable a more efficient and cost effective means of communicating with you. The Society will email you the newsletter and other information relating to the Society. Your email address will not be divulged to any third party.
If you would like some Westerham Society leaflets to distribute, please collect some at a lecture or from Taylor-Smith Antiques at the Grange.
Suggestions on talks and activities
We have received some excellent suggestions on potential events and talks and they have made their way into the Society’s programme with great success. We always welcome these, so please contact us with any thoughts.
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Open meeting 9 April 2015 The life of Rudyard Kipling - Geoff Hutchinson - 2pm Westerham Hall. More info...
Westerham U3A off to flying start in 2015 - New groups up and running - - Fascinating speaker line-up - - Programme of visits and events
Although barely 18 months old, Westerham U3A is now approaching the 250-member mark and has close to 40 study groups up and running.
Chairman Lyn Snowden says: ‘With Westerham U3A, you can learn or brush up on French, Italian or Spanish, play racketball or go walking. You can immerse yourself in great paintings and brilliant books, or discover more about your local area, historic houses or the city of London. Our U3A offers some amazing opportunities for people to keep active – mentally and physically!’
Among the recently formed study groups are Architecture, and Archaeology & History, while some groups – wine appreciation and the book clubs to name but two - have proved so popular they have had to start second - or even third - groups.
Social Secretary Tina Rhoda said: ‘As well as the study groups, we’re lucky enough to have some very interesting speakers lined up. At our March Open Meeting (Westerham Hall, 2pm 12th March 2015) Brian Freeland will reveal what really goes on in the theatre in his highly amusing “View from the wings”. In April we have an insight into the works of one of England’s most enduringly popular writers, Rudyard Kipling, when Geoff Hutchinson talks on his life and verse (2pm 9th April). Non-members are welcome.’
Westerham U3A is an educational charity that promotes life-long learning for those retired/no longer in full-time employment in Westerham and its surrounding area.
- Westerham U3A is an educational charity that promotes life-long learning for those retired/no longer in full-time employment in Westerham and its surrounding area.
- Membership costs £20* (to 31 March 2014). Group contacts are unpaid volunteers.
- Westerham is part of a network of around 800 local U3A groups in the UK, with a nationwide membership of 300,000+.
- More about the University of the Third Age movement at: www.U3A.org.uk (although limited to those no longer in full time paid employment, there is no lower age limit).
Westerham Fine Arts Society
An absolutely packed house for our April 1st meeting, enjoyed a characteristically entertaining, energetic and informative “performance” given by Andy McConnell – the well known glass expert from the BBC’s “Antiques Road Show”, who told us about the “History of the Decanter”.
I’m sure that he will have convinced wine lovers to always decant their wine in the future!
On Wednesday 3rd June, Caroline Rayman is coming to give her talk “Three Great Families and their Gardens: the Astors, the Sackville Wests and the Rothschilds”. The keen horticulturists among you are more than welcome to attend this evening – the Bar opens at 7.30 and the talk begins at 8o’clock in Westerham Hall. Visitors £5 on the door.
For a brief summary of WFAS 10th Anniversary programme for 2015 Click here
Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at Westerham Hall 7.30 – 8pm
It’s never too late to join our Society really interesting - great fun and wonderful value!! Or come as a visitor - only £4 on the door at Westerham Hall ! We have arranged an interesting itinerary of outings and visits to compliment our new lecture programme.
Westerham Art Group
Westerham Art Group has had a busy and enjoyable term. Topics have included snow, fireside and canal scenes, teddy bears, botanical illustration and life drawing. Lynda Clark led a fascinating workshop on watercolour techniques using masking fluid, gum arabic and cling film.
We look forward to the summer term, hoping for good weather, when visit Hastings and other more local venues to paint outside.
Westerham's Rotary Club
The Rotarians of Westerham are looking forward to another busy year,the first main item being the Fair on the Green on Sat May 16th. We have plenty of room for new members who are keen to help in the community and with projects the world over. Peter Stapleton will be pleased to hear from anyone interested on 01732 866 288.
Appeal for new members Click here for Sevenoaks Chronicle article
A NEW VENUE FOR WESTERHAM ROTARY. Westerham's Rotary Club celebrated the arrival of spring with a move to a different venue. Its new meeting-place is The Carpenters' Arms at Limpsfield Chart, and there is a new spring in the step of local Rotarians as a result. Westerham Brewery's beers go down a treat, and the dinners prepared by Chef Dale and his team are delicious and greatly enjoyed. To celebrate the move, three after-dinner speakers of very high calibre gave presentations to the Club at meetings in April and May. Professor Frank Matthews told members and their guests about the ladies of the Air Transport Auxiliary, whose job it was, during the Second World War, to deliver new fighters and bombers fresh from factories to the R.A.F.for operational use. An excellent talk about a little-known but extremely brave group of ladies, whose contribution to the British war effort has not been sufficiently acknowledged. A few weeks later, another well-known figure from the academic world, John Salter of Sevenoaks, spoke about the pleasures of collecting silver. John is a well-known and published expert on silver, and his enthusiasm for silver collecting inspired the whole of his audience. His ability to assess and inform on the silver objects several members had brought to the meeting was remarkable. Then there was a great friend of the Club and local resident, David Whitmore, who spoke most knowledgeably and interestingly on Clementine Churchill. Warm thanks to all three for adding so much to the Club's meetings at The Carpenters' Arms. Incidentally, the Club also wonders whether it holds a world Rotary record! There can be very few Rotary Clubs in existence that can boast of a mother-daughter combination on its membership roll. Westerham's Club can! Rotarian Zena Belton was delighted to be joined in the Club by her mother, when mum, Lynda Belton, moved to the area from Leicestershire and transferred to Westerham Rotary. Loughborough's loss is very much Westerham's gain! Finally, mention should be made of Westerham's annual Fair on The Green, hosted and organised by the town's Rotary Club. This took place on Saturday 17th. May. The sun shone, and The Green was crowded with local folk who came to participate, listen to and enjoy the various entertainments and attractions arranged by the Club. The Fair was its usual great success, and adds so much to the community spirit of the town. So the Club continues to work eagerly and energetically for both the greater world community and for the smaller local one. And if you think you'd like to learn more about what Rotarians do, your first step is to log on to www.rotary1120.org.uk, and follow the steps described therein.
The Inner Wheel was initially formed in 1923 by the wives of Manchester
Rotarians and has grown from that single Club into one of the largest
women’s organisations in the world, with members in 103 countries and
further ones in the process of joining and expanding its numbers. It is now
divided into three levels, firstly the International Inner Wheel, which is self
explanatory, followed by the 29 Districts which form the UK contingent, The
Association if IW Clubs in GB & I and finally flowing into its grassroots, the
smaller units of individual Clubs that operate in towns and villages all over the
British Isles, of which Westerham is one.
Its foundation had a simple conception, it was to promote friendship;
encourage the ideals of personal service and foster international
understanding, and these principles have remained the basis of all IW
activities subsequently. Presently they include meetings at Westerham Hall;
fundraising; inter Clubs which involves journeying to others around the
District and annual rallies that enable all members from any section to meet
Inner Wheel wishes to extend its friendship to any ladies who are interested
and invites them to contact either Marie-Louise Gibson on 01959 562 46801959 562 468 or
June Ingram on 01959 565 54601959 565 546 for further information.
New members are always welcome, we meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month Gibson on 01959 56246801959 562468
Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
RNLI PUB QUIZ.
St Mary's Heritage Trust
St Mary’s Heritage Trust present The Messiah. St Mary’s church Saturday 25th April 7.30pm. See Poster for details.
Look out for more details of this not to be missed performance of The Messiah as you have never heard it before!
Twelve singers of the Merry Opera Company tell the eternal story of Birth, Death and Resurrection through the singing of Handel’s masterpiece. .
Tickets on sale in the New Year from www.stmarysheritagetrust.org.uk or Karrison in Westerham
This is a performance of The Messiah as you have never seen and heard before. Twelve singers of the Merry Opera Company tell the eternal story of Birth, Death and Resurrection through the singing of Handel’s masterpiece. .
Tickets £20 and £15 now on sale from St Mary's Heritage Trust Website or Karrison in Westerham
St Mary’s Westerham Heritage Trust Preserving our past for today and tomorrow
BIGGIN HILL & WESTERHAM LIONS CLUB Incorporating Charity Trust Fund No: 294654 Press Officer: Malcolm Lowing, 4 Foxearth Close, Biggin Hill, Kent, TN16 3HQ Phone 01959 576628 01959 576628 (home) 07790 279886 07790 279886(mobile)
The Westerham Club
Memberships are due for renewal in January - only £15.00 for the year. New members are always welcome
Westerham (Darenth) Womens Institute
The Westerham (Darenth) Womens Institute holds meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.45pm in Westerham Hall. In addition we hold social meetings
On the first Wednesday of each month, 2pm December - February and 7.45pm for the rest of the year, also in Westerham Hall. We have a varied programme of talks, outings, social evenings and suppers, all for an annual fee of £32. We are welcoming new members: please feel free to come along to one of our meetings! For more information see the What's or contact Hazel Cook T: 01959 562886 01959 562886
The Westerham-Bonneval Association was founded over 50 years ago to foster relationships between individuals and organisations in Westerham and its twin town, Bonneval. Exchange visits are made annually, the host country organising a programme of culture and friendship.
Membership of the association costs £5 per household per annum and all members are kept in touch via a regular newsletter. For more information contact Pamela Williamson 0n 01959 57290401959 572904
Westerham - Bonneval Town Twinning Visit 2015
The Westerham Bonneval Association members will be visiting Bonneval this year from 9-12 April. Visitors will be home hosted. The trip will be by coach and ferry and will include a visit to Chateau de Maintenon, free time to explore the local area and some planned time with hosts. We welcome anyone who would like to join us for the trip. The cost for the coach from Westerham to Bonneval return is £75.00 per person which has been subsidised by the WBA , and the cost to cover the activities in France is 100 euros per person. This is a good opportunity for anyone with an interest in France to make friends and enjoy the culture and ambiance of the area. Anyone interested in making the trip please contact the chairman Pamela Williamson 01959 572904 or 07799 601480.
The Westerham – Bonneval Association is a well-established organisation and would welcome new members to join in the exchanges. If you would like more information please contact Pamela Williamson 0n 01959 57290401959 572904
Our annual subscription remains at £5 single and £8 for couples. For more information including reviews of all past shows and forms for joining, click on: www.westerhamtheatreclub.weebly.com
The club committee wishes you all a Very Happy Christmas and a successful year of theatre-going in 2015.
Barry Reid- Chairman.
Check out our outings on the Westerham Theatre Club website!
Are you interested in Theatre? Want to gain more from your Theatre-going? Like to socialise and share ideas? Come and join us!
- see interesting plays and shows locally and in London
- meet like-minded people, discuss and review
- benefit from Group Rates, if available
- make friends, have fun!
Westerham Theatre Club members come from all over town, and like mixing with other theatre-goers. Enjoy the best local and London Theatre has to offer in the company of friendly residents and neighbours of Westerham.
We aim to organise regular outings at Group prices: to do this we have a cut-off payment date for bookings, but there are often returns available as the outing approaches, so do join the waiting list if you've missed a booking date! We also aim to offer coach travel from Westerham, when performances are in the evening. If you are not currently a member, do join us - we have a varied programme of shows and plays coming up, from musical treats to more challenging opportunities. And all in the company of friends.
Westerham Amateur Dramatics Society
Our next production: “Just the Three of Us” A comedy by Simon Grey 6th ~ 9th May Westerham Hall. See Poster for more info...
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Social & Presentation Evening
incorporating WADS Annual General Meeting 2014
Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting for the Society for the period ended 31st December 2014 will take place on Friday 27th March in the Main Hall, Westerham Hall, Quebec Avenue, Westerham at 7.30 prompt.
Churchill Schools Reunion
School Reunion 19th May St Mary's, Hosey and Churchill Schools
Visit our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/churchillschoolreunion for links to the various groups that are advertising the Reunion. Paul Furst www.furstwebdesign.co.uk 07905 357 14007905 357 140
Westerham Chess Club
Side Saddle Association - Area 8 .
Click here for our website
Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB)
At our Parent & Toddler group, we support you and your child in developing:
• Knowledge and understanding of the world
• Communication and social skills
• Ease of movement and mobility
• Confidence and creativity
Our personalised approach includes support for the whole family. While your children enjoys structured and free play time and sensory room sessions, you (and other family members) can enjoy the chance to share experiences and form friendships with people who understand.
This is an open group where children aged 0-6, parents and other family members from all areas are welcome.
Westerham Independent Literature Group
Royal British Legion
Royal British Legion's Women's Section Spring Sale
Saturday 28th March, 10– 11am
John Fryth Room Tombola, stalls, cakes, raffle, refreshments
Royal British Legion Spring events
11th April Mick Boakes snooker final
18th April LANDSLIDE wonderfull group country rock etc bingo
25th 16th May B-B-Q-and Pete Williams disco
Join now - Tony Reed, Secretary of Legion plus Membership Secretary - new members most welcome. Membership: £27.00 OAP: £22.50 The building has a wonderful snooker room, with active competition, lager at £3.30, bitter at £3, cash bingo on the last Saturday of each month, darts, quizes, with Saturday music evenings interspersed. Large room and garden available for hire by arrangement. Contact Tony Reed 07799502583.
Westerham Horticultural Society and Westerham Beekeepers News
WHS Willow Workshop 25th April 2015
We are really pleased to invite you to come along on 25th April for a demonstration and talk by renowned willow expert John Waller. This should be a really interesting session and inspired by the work John does, the talk will be followed by a practical session (run by a WHS Committee member) for you to make a willow item to take home.
This will be at the Scout Hut, Hortons Way, Westerham starting at 10am and running through until about 13:00hrs. Tickets are £7.00 for members and £10.00 for non-members to include the practical kit and refreshments. There will also be a raffle to win the stunning obelisk that John will create during his talk. For more details of the work he does and the beautiful things he makes, visit John Waller Underwoodsman
Places are limited so please get in touch asap either via email or to April on 01959 561934 to reserve your place.
Other Dates for your Diary
Summer Show 20th June and Autumn Show 12th Sept - schedules will be available shortly.
Rotary Fair on the Green We are planning once again to have a plant stall on the Green on 16th May and look forward to seeing people there. If you have any spare plants etc which you would happy for us to sell on this day please get in touch.
Following on from the really interesting Fungal Foray last October (we found 42 different types of fungi!) we invite you to come on a Medicinal Plant Identification Walk with Caroline Drew from the Chartwell Apothecary at 14:30hrs on Sat 6th June. Numbers are very limited so this is strictly WHS Members only - please get in touch asap if you are interested in this by email or ring April on 01959 561934. For more info on the Apothecary visit Chartwell Apothecary and Natural Healing Clinic in Westerham Kent
It has been brought to our attention that there are a number of vacant allotments in Westerham - please contact the parish council on 01959 562147 if you are interested in taking one on.
Westerham Beekeepers' Association
The choir has grown from a small mixed group of 8 members meeting in The Kings Head to an awardwinning all-female troupe of 18 seasoned performers who now meet in the Russell House. We have sung in Godstone and Hayes this year, raising money for Deaf Awareness and St Nicholas Church. We sing gospel, pop, rock, jazz and a cappella - all taught by ear with no need to read music.
We have tremendous fun in rehearsals and love to welcome new members. For more information contact Jo Wood
Fundraisers and Social Events
Hospice in the Weald
Gourmet Bridge Lunch May 24th Westerham Hall. Bridge Lunch Flyer.
Support your local Hospice
APRIL 11th . SATURDAY - STREET COLLECTION 9am-12 noon. If you could spare an hour to help at our collecting points we would love to hear from you! Contact Margaret Robertson 01959 564149
JUNE 5th FRIDAY - TEA AT THREE Home-made scones with strawberries and lots of cream and jam for £5. Bric-a-brac stall.
Venue: Churchgate, (The house on the left before St Mary’s Church) The Green Westerham 3-5pm. By kind permission of Ms Jane Hunter.
DECEMBER - LIGHT UP A LIFE SERVICE St Mary’s Church The Green, Westerham
The Hospice Needs You. Volunteers wanted to help run the Hospice in the Weald shop and raise valiable funds. A couple of hours a week helping to sort clothes and donations, and serve customers.
Gain retail experience and get out and meet people: great for bored teenagersneeding work experience.
FULL TRAINING GIVEN. Call 01959 56514101959 565141 and ask for Jo.
Cancer Research UK
Our events for this year are as follows
Friday 10th, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th April: Street Collection in Tandridge area
Friday 15th May: Talk and Lunch at Chipstead Sailing Club, with Henry Warde talking about the award winning Squerryes Brut - tickets £20 to include a glass of Squerryes Brut and 2-course lunch
Wednesday 3rd June: Fun tennis day with lunch
Friday 9th October: Bridge Tea at Crockham Hill Village Hall
Wednesday 4th November: Christmas Fair at The Grasshopper, with special preview evening on Tuesday 3rd.
Ou facebook page has information about all events
and many photos as well.
WESTERHAM AND CROCKHAM HILL DISTRICT
An evening with ‘Abba’
Saturday 6th June 7pm for 7.30pm In
Old Mill Leat,
Westerham Hall Website http://www.westerham-hall.org/
Daisy Dog Vintage Fair
Daisy Dog Vintage Fair. Westerham Hall, Quebec Avenue, Westerham, Kent TN16 1BG
10 am to 4 pm, Easter Monday 6 April 2015
Admission just £2
Donation being made to the Westerham Society.
“The best vintage fair for miles” comes to Westerham on Easter Bank Holiday Monday. Almost 30 vintage and retro stallholders including shabby chic furniture and homewares, inspiring handmade gifts, glitzy costume jewellery and indulgent vintage vanities, fabulous party ideas, gifts for discerning gentlemen, indulgent homemade sweets, and glorious vintage fashion for all the family.
Plus oodles of handy parking, hourly spot prizes for the best vintage-dressed visitor, yummy refreshments in the vintage café, and free treats for all doggies!
Age UK Westerham and Sevenoaks
Monthly information and advice sessions in Westerham. 3rd Wednesday of every month 10am to 12noon in Westerham Town Council Offices above the doctors’ surgery. More info...
Charity Valuation Day that has been generously organized on our behalf by Chrissie and John Masters of The Design Gallery in Westerham with proceeds VEPK. This will take place on Sunday 19th April 11am-4pm Westerham Hall. More info...
Young People and Under 18's
We are urgently seeking local community volunteers who live within a 10 mile radius of the school.We are looking for individuals who would be willing to devote a maximum of 2 hours once a week in term time in order to support our students in the water. This is a very rewarding experience and you will find our students are highly motivated, appreciative and love swimming.
The requirements needed in order to apply are:
* Enjoy being in the water and able to swim a minimum of 25m.
* Enjoy working with young people
Valence School is a Kent County Council all age residential school for children and young people with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning and communication difficulties.
Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting every student’s welfare therefore volunteers are asked to hold an enhanced DBS Check carried out by the school.
Two Westerham parents, Carolynne Watson and Steve Aish, are between them running three marathons over the next two months to raise funds for Churchill Primary School and to encourage its pupils to be fit and healthy.
Both with children at the school, Carolynne, mum to Ben and Hannah, and Steve, dad to Thomas and George, have been training for a series of marathons – Brighton on 12th April, London on 26th April and Edinburgh on 31st May. They have been training since January, covering 1,200 miles between them.
Steve, who is training for the London marathon, said: “‘Fit kids, happy kids, Churchill kids’ is our mantra on those long and lonely training runs. We’ve been pounding the streets, clocking up the miles come rain, wind and snow in preparation for our upcoming races.”
Carolynne, who is running the Brighton and Edinburgh marathons, said: “Motivating the children to be active and to enjoy exercising is our main driving force. We’ve been into school to explain to the pupils how marathon running is a lot like school work – it’s all about sustained effort, perseverance and determination.”
Churchill School pupils were invited to design the T-shirts that Steve and Carolynne will wear for their races. They also donated money to wear their trainers to school for a day and bought wrist bands carrying the slogan ‘fit kids, happy kids, Churchill kids’.
Alice Early, Head Teacher of Churchill School, said: “We encourage all of our children to lead fit and healthy lives. It is so important for children to enjoy and participate in different sporting activities so that they can recognise both the physical and mental benefits to them. As a school, we fully support Carolynne and Steve and we will be cheering for them all the way. We would like to thank them for raising money for the school.”
The running duo has raised £800 so far out of a £5,000 fundraising target. If you’d like to donate to their cause text CHUR15 £X (X is the amount) to 70070 or click onto JustGiving: https://www.justgiving.com/Cal-Steve-Marathons/
Hair & Shoe Show - Proceeds to Churchill Primary School.
by Manuka Shoes & Grace Hair Design Westerham Hall Monday 20 April 7.30pm Tickets £10. More info…
Read the latest Ofsted Report
Westerham Sea Cadets Corps
English Garden Tea Party
Saturday 25th April 4-7pm The Drill Hall Invitation
As always we are always looking for new cadets and adults to help.
If you would like more information about the Westerham Sea Cadets they can be contacted on 01959 56500601959 565006 or email
Check us out on www.ms-sc.org and follow the link to Westerham unit, or just turn up at the Drill Hall in the High Street on a Tuesday or Thursday evening from 6.45pm.
PO J Dean
The Westerham Sea Cadet Corps is a registered Charity and part of a nationwide voluntary youth organisation for young adults aged 12 - 18. We also recruit Junior Cadets aged 10 - 12.
Cadets will learn valuable skills and have the opportunity to gain qualifications that future employers view in high regard, such as first aid, DofE and BTECTraining is based around a nautical theme, with cadets experiencing both indoor and outdoor lessons, in a variety of subjects.
During the summer, cadets get the chance to go boating, whereas in the winter, cadets tend to work more towards their chosen specialisations and proficiencies, such as cook steward, seamanship and shooting.
The Unit is looking forward to hearing from you to help us continue in our valuable work !
As always we are always looking for new cadets and adults to help
Apollo Youth Choirs
For Recruitment Flyer click on PDF (on right)
Goalkeepers - the goalkeeping school meets every Saturday from 10am -11:30am for training from our FA qualified goalkeeping coaches. The cost is £5 per month which entitles them to attend four 1 ½ hour training sessions. Most members play in goal for a school or club team but beginners of all ages are also welcome.
U5s - There are currently spaces in our fun introduction to football sessions. These sessions are aimed at children who are currently in reception classes at school. The sessions run on Saturday mornings from 10am - 11am. The cost is £5 per month which entitles them to attend four 1 hour sessions.
U17s – New players from school year 12 are required for our oldest youth team who currently play on Sunday mornings in the Tandridge League B division.
Brownies and Rainbows
We meet on Tuesdays 6:15 pm - 7:30pm at Churchill School.
Rainbows are ages 5 - 7 and Brownies are for ages 7 -10.
We have a range of activities with lots of badges to do from agility to watersports. The Brownies usually spend a week away in August at a farm near East Grinstead with lots of outdoor activities like archery, bungee trampolining and abseiling.
New members warmly welcomed!
Winnies Pre School
2015 Summer Events:
Death of a Hero Exhibition
Chartwell is set to open an exhibition commemorating the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. Death of a Hero, which opened on 15 November. It looks at the passing and impact of the country’s greatest statesman and war time leader ahead of the 50th anniversary of Churchill’s death in 2015. see Press Release
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More rooms are opening so we need more VOLUNTEERS can you help?
Volunteers - Click here for more
For more information call 01959567430 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quebechouse
St Mary's Church
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St Marys Lent and Easter Services
'St Mary's seeks its new Vicar
Following Paul McVeagh's departure for his new parish at Ashburnham, Sussex at the beginning of January, the search is on for his successor. Having sought the views of as many as possible on what Westerham needs from its new Vicar, the vacancy is now being advertised with the expectation that applicants will be interviewed later in the Spring. Two members of the PCC will be working alongside the Archdeacon of Tonbridge and St Mary's Patron, John Warde throughout the recruitment process. So when will our new Vicar be here? Much depends on the personal circumstances of the one appointed - more news at the end of the Spring.'
View services and events in Holy Week - Poster
Sunday 29th March Palm Sunday
10:30am Sung Mass with Sunday School
Thursday 2nd April Holy Thursday
7:30pm Mass of the Last Supper
Friday 3rd April Good Friday
3:00pm Veneration of the Cross
Saturday 4th April Holy Saturday
10:30am Children's Activity
8:00pm The Holy Vigil of Easter
Sunday 5th April Easter Sunday
10:30am Sung Mass with Sunday School followed by Easter Egg Hunt
Fr Aquilina Telephone 01959 563226 01959 563226 www.westerhamcatholic.com
Westerham Congregational Church
Family Service 10.30 a.m. Easter Sunday
Further details are on our website:westerhamcongregationalchurch.co.uk or telephone 01959 56314801959 563148. Pastor Phil Sutton
Westerham Fire Station
Do you live or work within five minutes travelling time of Westerham Fire Station? visit the KFRS website
On-call firefighters respond to fire and emergency calls using the same fire engines and equipment as whole-time firefighters, the only difference is that they are not based at a fire station. They carry a pager and respond to emergency incidents using the local station as and when they happen. They receive an annual wage to reflect the time they commit plus additional payments for attending drill nights and incidents.
They are men and women who may have other jobs and are able to provide evening, daytime or weekend cover. When they are on call they may be at home, working for themselves or for a nearby company. The role offers flexible working hours and suits people with childcare commitments and other responsibilities.
You will need to be at least 18 years old, physically fit and able to commit to the on-call hours we need from you. In return we will give you continuous professional training so you can provide a vital service to the local community and help save lives.
There are benefits for employers who release staff to be on-call firefighters too, the employee will be professionally trained to deal with emergencies, and a firefighter on the staff could help save lives and property in the event of an emergency.
The Westerham Practice – Have Your Say.
Public Engagement Events: PCSO Simon Humphreys will be at Wolfe Garage, London Road Westerham on 15th February between 11:30am and 12:00noon, 22nd February between 6:30pm and 7:00pm, 1st March between 11:30 and 12:00noon, 22nd March between 11:30 and 12:00noon, and 29th March between 6:30pm and 7:00pm, inviting local residents to raise any concerns about crime, disorder or anti-social behaviour and provide crime prevention advice.
Simon Humphreys, Police Community Support Officer Crockham Hill & Westerham.
Volunteer needed to run our Baby Bounce and Rhyme session.
Parent/Child Drop In run by Children's Centre - Thursday 9.30 - 11.30am, includes Songs and Rhymes for Babies 9.30 - 10am
Friends of the Long Pond Association
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General Wolfe Public House
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Flawless Jewellery. Officially one of the hottest jewellers in the country.
21 High Street,
Westerham, Kent, TN16 1RA
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New workshop calendar. Go to Workshops for more details on their website.
18 The Green Westerham TN16 1AX 01959 565854
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Westerham Brewery is in the top 50 food and drink businesses. Sevenoaks Chronicle article
New for 2015 is Brewery Fresh beer. This gives our customers all the benefits of live beer with the convenience of bright beer; there is no sediment to be settled but the beer has sufficient yeast in suspension that it remains fresh for up to four weeks unopened, and five days once opened. It is available now in 72 pint firkins, 36 pint polypins, 18 pint minipins and 9 pint minicasks in our British Bulldog, Finchcocks Orginal and God’s Wallop varieties, and other beers will become available in this format throughout the year. Perfect for fetes, village halls, weddings and garden parties where the beer must be moved on the day it is to be served.
Looking forward, 2015 will be The Year of the Hop. Westerham Brewery has developed a fantastic range of 4% single hop monthly specials which all pack a hoppy punch. First to launch in February is a single hop pale ale called Sovereign, using hops grown in Kent. Bred from an open pollination at Wye College in Kent and released in 2006, Sovereign is the granddaughter of Pioneer and works well as a single hop. With floral, grassy notes, it has a wonderfully complex and delicate aroma and a classic, well-rounded bitterness. March will see the release of the next in the series, a single hop pale ale called Herkules, using German grown hops which impart delicious spicy black pepper and pine characteristics. The entire year's monthly specials can be found on our website.
Orders can be placed online www.westerhambrewery.co.uk or by telephone 01732 864427
Westerham Brewery Co. Ltd
Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6SA
Shakespeare At Squerryes June 18th-20th 2015
We hope you will join us for a production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' this June. We are delighted to be hosting actors who have performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company for a one off production of this captivating play. A production cast of 20 including extras will perform in front of Squerryes Court in our purpose built seated arena and stage. The gates will open from 6pm for evening performances and noon for the Saturday matinee. From our carefully chosen caterers there will be an array of food available and of course our Squerryes bubbly in the drinks pavilions by the lake. Look forward to seeing you at Squerryes in June and celebrating the release of the 2011 Vintage. Licet esse beatis Book your tickets Facebook Twitter Website
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Westerham Cycling Club
I would like to extend a further welcome and thanks to our sponsors for 2015 – MoorEnergy Fitness Club, Karrison Property and Cyclepods. In addition to our sponsors, WCC has also partnered with a few of the local business’s to offer club members discounts. Here we welcome Napoli Restaurant, Chocs on the Green and The Beauty Spot. Further details of these member discounts will be forthcoming, as will be the distribution of WCC membership cards.
As was recently communicated, Westerham Cycling Club has been accredited by British Cycling as a “Go-Ride” club. This will allow the club to achieve one of our 2015 goals to bring a development & coaching programme to the young people of Westerham (and surrounding areas). We will be working in closely with the Westerham Town Partnership and are looking to establish links with Churchill School. More will be communicated in the spring.
2015 promises to be a big year for WCC but we will not lose focus on the core beliefs that started this club… friendliness, enthusiasm and open to all!
Our Sunday group rides have been successful, even over the cold and sometimes wet and/or icy conditions of the festive period. With a growing member base we will look to diversify the weekly ride in the months ahead – possibly splitting groups and appointing different ride leaders based on anticipated distance or pace, although I hope these can be arranged with common meeting points for plenty of shared coffee and stories.
When Summer-time arrives we will look to have a Wednesday (tbc) evening ride-out with periodic “challenges” to test ones fitness throughout the season – these have tentatively been decided as a hill-climb of Toy’s Hill and a 9-mile time-trial loop from Sundridge to Polhill and back.
Some of you have already signed up to the Bologna trip in May and we will communicate other events and sportives throughout the season ahead.
A re-design of the website is expected soon and will include a lot more detail of club events & calendar.
The early success of the WCC jersey cannot be underestimated. Our weekly post-ride coffee group is getting noticed and the local feedback has been wonderful with many commenting of how much Westerham “needed” its own cycling club. For those of you that have not yet purchased a jersey, I encourage you to contact Mark Brewer regarding sizing and pricing. Bibs will also be added later and we will communicate once the design is completed.
Thank you all again for your support! Wishing you the best for 2015, in cycling and everything else.
Youth coaching sessions to be launched in the spring see Poster
I’m really pleased to announce that Westerham Cycling Club’s recent application to become a British Cycling accredited Go-Ride club has been accepted.
In a nutshell Go-Ride is British Cycling’s development programme for young people. Interestingly 60% of riders on the Great Britain Cycling Team started out at Go-Ride clubs so who knows one day Westerham could have its very own Bradley Wiggins. Please visit http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/…/article/goridest-What-is… for more information.
We aim to launch the Go-Ride part of the club in the early spring and have been given permission to use the King George’s playing fields and the Pavilion as our base. We will also be meeting later this month with representatives from Churchill School in Westerham regarding a partnership, additional coaching facilities and of course a source of potential riders!
Nothing will change with regards to the adult side of the club however I would encourage any club members that would like to volunteer their help to step forward. There is a Go-Ride conference taking place in Dartford on Saturday the 14th March and any volunteers are invited to attend the conference and take part in a workshop run by British Cycling. You can book a place by visiting: http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/…/20150105-goride-news-Boo…. Michael and I will both be attending as the Club’s certificated coaches.
Finally, any parents that have children between the ages six to sixteen that are interested in cycling should consider putting their names down as early as possible as places will be limited. More information on what we will be offering and how to sign your child up will be provided shortly.
Mark Brewer & Michael Craig
We are recently formed road cycling club, we welcome cyclists of all levels that like to ride regularly in a group. We currently meet every Sunday morning at 08.45am outside MoorEnergy Fitness Club. There are changing facilities and lockers available.
We arrange annual cycling trips to the Bologna region of Italy (and beyond in 2015!) as well as taking part in many sportives in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
WCC is a British Cycling affiliated club and with two Level-1 coaches on our current roster, we will be looking to establish local youth coaching activities in 2015.
Membership is by subscription via the British Cycling website “Club Finder” or here https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile?&club_id=7052
See also www.westerhamcyclingclub.co.uk
The club is now affiliated with British Cycling and two of our members have recently achieved Level 1 coaching status and are progressing on to Level 2. Club numbers currently sit at 20 but we have had a lot of interest and I believe the club will really take of in spring of next year. I have designed the club kit which is now in production so you will hopefully see cyclist in and around Westerham sporting the new jerseys soon.
Mark Brewer and Nigel Moore from Moore Energy Fitness club have been riding together for about four years. Mark has been cycling most of his life but got hooked by a charity event that he did for the Princes Trust called the "Coast to Coast" Challenge which was a ride from one side of Costa Rica to the other climbing the continental shelf which was about 5 days up hill and 1 day down. He has also completed an Iron Man man so can advise club members on the training required to complete a Triathlon. Club Members have done numerous events/challenges and we aim to do a lot more moving forward.
Over the last four years we have entered a team from the gym into the Princes Trust "Palace to Palace" cycle ride. The team has consisted of a wide range of individuals that age from mid twenties to mid seventies. Prior to the event we trained with the group and had some really lovely rides and even though there was a huge disparity in ability we have always finished as a team, albeit some quicker than others.
We already take a group to Italy once sometimes twice a year and next year we are hoping to take a group to France to sample some of the Tour De France routes.
£25 subscription fee for admin and insurance purposes. I am working on club kit that will advertise the club name and give the club members a true club feeling.
Weekly ride, every Sunday at MoorEnergy fitness club on Fullers Hill at 09:45am and tend to do rides of around 30 - 40km.
Westerham Bowling Club’s Annual Coffee Morning on Saturday 11th April 2015. Our Coffee Morning is the official start to our Season each year.
Poster with more info...
The Bowling Club will be looking for new members from the end of April 2015.
Spring is in the air and WESTERHAM BOWLING CLUB is looking forward to getting out onto the well-prepared Green at the end of April for five months of social and competitive play. Is this the year you will take up Bowls? Have you been tempted but never quite got round to taking action? This could be your year! Bowls is a sport for both men and women of all ages and abilities. It’s an ever changing sport – look how colourful the bowls have become. Pink, lime green, red, blue, multi-coloured ...... there’s a colour there for everyone.
Dates for your diary: SUNDAY 3RD MAY 2015 VISIT OUR STALL ON THE GREEN, WESTERHAM 12 NOON – 4:00 P.M
**OPEN DAY ** SUNDAY 24TH MAY 2015. TIME: 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Come down to Westerham Bowling Club, King George V Playing Fields, Costells Meadow, (off Quebec Avenue), Westerham Kent TN16 1BN and try out this ancient sport at our VE Open Day.
For more information contact Club Secretary Anne Farley Tel: 01959 565106 or visit our website www.westerhambowlsclub2.talktalk.net
If you're interested in joining us please contact Maggie 07765 10636107765 106361
Westerham Ladies Football