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The June 2017

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for the Aldington Area

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Welcome Hi everyone welcome to the June Issue. I can’t believe we’re halfway through the year, where did all that time go? It seems that time passes quicker and quicker the older I get, and as next year will be a significant birthday for me, I’m concerned that I’m hurtling toward it at breakneck speed. In my head I’ve not changed a bit, but a quick look in the mirror soon puts me straight! From time to time I hear myself saying things that shock me into the realization that I have turned into my mum! The mirror says it all, yes, I‘ve turned into my mum, or is that my dad I see or maybe even my nan! Of course I’m a mixture of them all, and that’s not a bad thought for the day. If I can be for my son what my parents were for me, then I’ve done well. As much as we may try, we can’t hold back time, so acceptance is the key. So bring it on, it will all come out in the wash, as my mum used to say, there I’ve done it again!. And next year I will have one very big party to prove I can still “party like it’s 1999”! George Bernard Shaw said “You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing”. This intro it was not intended as a therapy session but it’s amazing where your mind can take you at a times. Just for now take a moment or two to chill and browse these pages to see where your mind takes you, it might be a fantastic holiday or maybe plans to attend a local event, on the other hand it might be the answer to getting your toilet fixed, who knows! Until next time, whatever you’re up to have a great month. Debbie

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Outdoor Relaxation by Pippa Greenwood

When you get back from a hard day’s work, or when you simply find the time to escape into the garden after a stressful day, then it is essential that you are met by a soothing environment. It is all very well creating a garden with lots of straight lines and wacky bits of metalwork, but if you want to really let your garden take the strain, then concentrate on a truly relaxing feel that will help you to unwind as you enjoy soft shades and textures of foliage, delicate flower colours and fabulous perfumes. Plants have an amazing ability to calm and soothe even the most wound up, stressed out mood, but what should you grow if you really want to create that perfect place to relax? Start by considering a fairly gentle perfume, like that produced by many roses. One of my favourites is ‘Felicia’. For something slightly richer try ‘Tuscany Superb’. 4

If you have an arch, arbour, pergola or even a spare bit of fence then train a honeysuckle over it. The combination of its delicately coloured flowers and fabulous perfume will cheer you up and you can even enjoy it in the early evening as you sit back and relax with a cup or glass of your favourite tipple! A sowing of night-scented stock will produce plants that, although not flamboyant, have the most heavenly rich perfume – also perfect for early evening relaxation as this is when the flowers open and produce wafts of really sweet scent. If you have space for a goodsized container plant, then grow your own Datura or Brugmansia. Commonly known as the angel’s trumpet and although potentially very poisonous, these plants produce large elegant trumpet-shaped flowers with a wonderful perfume. Think too of plants with a relaxing feel to them, such

as the grass Chasmanthium latifolium. This grows to a height of about 45 cm and carries its flattened seed heads in vast numbers above the leaves. They move about delicately in the breeze and are almost impossible not to stroke. Grow some Artemisia abrotanum its soft, wonderfully grey-green leaves will make you want to touch it, and when you do so you will find it also releases a lovely aroma. The perfume of lavender is often used in aromatherapy because of its calming, soothing properties, so what could be better to grow in a sunny spot with free-draining soil than some lavender? You can even use it to edge a border providing conditions are right, and it not only has lovely, slightly furry or felt-like foliage but also produces that heavenly smell. Take a look at some of the grasses and bamboos that are available; the rustling


The Garden sound of bamboo foliage as the stems sway gently in a breeze, or as you brush your hand against them, is one of the most relaxing sounds I know, and for smaller spaces many of the grasses form wonderfully rounded and quite irresistible clumps of foliage. When it comes to choosing favourite flowers, don’t forget that although some bright colour is a good way to cheer you up, if you want to relax then concentrate on cream, white and, of course, the pastel shades. There are a host of these available for annuals, perennials, shrubs and climbers. Don’t forget that green is known to be a relaxing colour too, so ensure

that you include plenty of plants with good foliage and, in shady areas, you may find that a miniature grotto-like patch planted up with ferns is just what you need. And finally, before you rush off to the garden centre to buy some of these truly magical ingredients, just a reminder that water in a garden always helps to relax you. Whether it’s a small pond or perhaps a bubble fountain, position it where you can hear that sound of moving water or enjoy watching the wildlife as it comes to feed and drink – and before you know it you will find that you want to move the whole of your life into your garden.

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ello everyone, Mowgli here. How are all of you? Ebony and I are fine and have been enjoying quite a few capers recently. In the last few weeks Clive has had a big birthday. The type of birthday that begins with a 4 and ends with a 0. Quite exciting. Now, as all of you felines will know, trying to work out the best way to help a human celebrate a birthday is quite difficult. It takes hours and hours of planning. Whatever you do needs firstly to be memorable. Preferably it is also quite spectacular. Also, as we are cats we need to make sure that we are very much central to whatever the plan is so that in years to come everyone will remember that we organised it. Now for such a big birthday Ebony and I had a lot of planning to do. We thought very hard. Some of our normal birthday duties were obviously appropriatelots of purrs, helping unwrap presents by gently chewing them, undoing ribbons with our teeth, proudly greeting any guests with our tails held high. In the end I thought of a great idea. I decided to make sure that Clive’s birthday started with a bang. And I wanted to make sure that I was the very first one to start his birthday off. I made sure that I only slept lightly the night before his birthday, and when it was about 3am I carefully crept onto his bedside table and smacked his water glass very hard. I hit it in just the right place and it made a huge bang as it hit wood on the side of a shelf, shattering into hundreds of tiny shiny pieces. Clive, as I had planned, woke up with a bang and was greeted by tiny glittering shards everywhere.

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ow many of you cats often find that humans are a bit dim and unappreciative? My birthday surprise was not greeted with delight but with a loud groan and muttering about me being the clumsiest cat Clive had ever met. Ebony and I were then scooped up to have our paws inspected and shut out of the bedroom while things were cleaned up. Humans are so silly. As if Ebony

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and I would get glass shards in our paws- it was all planned so we knew to avoid them! The silly humans then covered the bedroom floor in newspaper to protect us all from the shards until they could hoover and not wake up Joshua. We didn’t see this coming and this wasn’t good for poor Ebony. Ebony has quite high standards and refuses to walk on newspaper so she ended up having to do a huge leap onto the bed and then stay there. Anyway, one thing is for sure- I managed to create a memorable birthday event that will be remembered for years!

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am still worn out from all this planning so I am going to go and curl up in a patch of sun by the French windows. We need to make the most of the sun while it is here!

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Home & Interiors The Art of Display

Would you like to create displays of your treasured possessions that show them off to their finest advantage? Our top ten tips are sure to help. 1 Consider what you are displaying, whether it is sturdy or fragile, valuable or everyday. Do you wish to admire it from afar and protect it from sun, dust or accidental damage? Or are you happy for it to be close to hand and perhaps picked up at will? You may find you can manage with a display on a mantelpiece, shelf or table top, or you may wish to invest in a specially designed cabinet, case or stand. If you opt for specialist display furniture, whether that is a former shop fitting or a set of glass shelves, choose pieces that complement the style and proportions of your home. 2 Good lighting makes all the

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By Katherine Sorrell

difference to an effective there’s something extremely display. For serious collectors, pleasing about this mirroring carefully positioned ceilingand doubling. The only catch mounted spotlights are is that you must ensure your the ideal solution, but if objects are placed evenly you experiment with an and symmetrically. If you’re adjustable lamp you may not confident about judging well be able to provide a by eye, there’s nothing wrong more informal (and much with using a tape measure! cheaper) quick fix for a simple 5 When choosing a group of domestic display. Think about different objects to display, where the light comes from: look for ways in which they directly above, behind (for a will work together, whether dramatic silhouette) or from by colour, size, shape, texture the front, and how ‘warm’ or or proportion. It is important ‘cool’ the bulb should be in to have something that order to enhance colour and creates coherence, and don’t texture. forget that what you leave out can be as important as 3 Group objects together and what you put in. However they can be much more than much you love them, some the sum of their parts. Even objects may simply not fit the most unprepossessing well into the group. of objects carries a certain weight when displayed in 6 Every time you display more a group, and this sort of than one object, you need display is also ideal if some to make a decision whether of the pieces are not exactly to opt for symmetry or perfect, or if the items are asymmetry. It depends partly not of great individual value on the items you have and or importance. A group partly on your home and display may consist of almost personal taste. Symmetrical anything: a series of Delftware displays tend to appear more plates or tiles, a dozen classical, considered and framed silk headscarves, refined, and suit traditional pebbles in graduating sizes, rooms; the Georgian period, mirrored baubles, wooden for example, tended to shoe lasts, a row of modern emphasise the rules of chairs in sorbet shades… symmetry. Asymmetry, you can have great fun with on the other hand, is ideal almost anything you decide for making an impact in a to gather together. contemporary space, and can seem more spontaneous and 4 Displays of identical pairs intuitive. of objects are probably the most simple, and often the 7 Less can often be more, and a most visually powerful, great way to make an impact of all. Whether it’s a pair with a display is by showing of silver candlesticks or off a single, fabulous, huge two raffia-wrapped lamps, object. Bear in mind that


The Home a large item needs space on the floor and assessing around it in which to how well the elements ‘breathe’, so ensure it doesn’t cohere. Choose the piece overwhelm its surroundings that you wish to be most by giving it plenty of wall, prominent, then surround floor, cabinet or shelf space, it with pieces that work and don’t place furniture too well alongside it, perhaps close. making a larger rectangle of the group, or else setting 8 Small objects can be a consistent line along one lost among the general side, the top or the bottom. furnishings of most rooms, so be particularly careful about 10 Finally, stand right back and how you display them. Try get an overview of your to ‘frame’ them within their final display. Does it need surroundings – maybe in a tweaking? Don’t be afraid specially designed cabinet to experiment and change or niche, on a side table things around. Whatever rather than a coffee table, your choice of objects and or on a plinth rather than a however you have arranged long, wide shelf, and they them, try not to make the will demand an appreciative finished result overly formal glance and a closer look. or perfect. This is, after all, your home and not a gallery, 9 Don’t be daunted by the and the only important thing thought of displaying large is that you absolutely love groups of paintings, prints or what’s around you. flat objects on a wall. Start by laying your potential group

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1. Preheat the oven to 200C, Fan 180C, Gas 6. Lightly grease

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“Even a small travel agency can be successful when you have a clear objective” say owners of Morgan’s Travel Agency, Jitka and David Morgan. Why did you decide to start a new travel agency? Who`s idea was it ? “Originally it was my husband’s idea” says Jitka Morgan. “We both like to travel together, we really enjoy discovering interesting places around the world. We believe there are many people that don’t wish to spend their holidays just lying on a beach next to their hotel, knowing there are new things to discover and experience all around them. We were unable to find a travel agency that could provide trips of the standard we expected so we decided to start our own travel agency. We have created trips which we hope are unusual, and which we can tailor to suit individual customers.” So can you tell me how many destinations you offer? “Unfortunately I can’t because we don`t want to set limits. We would like to have an individual relationship with our clients, nothing is a problem for us. For example we can prepare a 20

beautiful wedding in Prague for a client followed by an adrenaline filled honeymoon full of fun in Norway.” What’s the difference between the “usual” travel agency and Morgan’s Travel Agency? “Everywhere our clients wish to go we provide experienced tourist agents who perfectly know the destination and are very dedicated. Our colleagues can show you places that you would not usually find in a general tourist guide. We don’t want our tourist agents to be like a professor of history, we want them to be your friendly travelling partners, taking you, for example, to the best local food and drink venues in the area. This is why we don’t call them guides but tourist agents. So how would you describe a “typical trip”? We offer trips in small groups where people can have fun and maybe develop new friendships, this is less formal than when you have large groups of maybe 60 people. It’s also difficult to find common interests among a large group so we provide the perfect service for people who like originality.”


Leisure Your favourite destination is Czech Republic but today you are introducing your Israel offers, why? “Yes it’s true that I love the Czech Republic. That’s because I was born there and I love the country, but that will be our topic next time. We have travelled extensively throughout Israel and have become specialists in the region. Whatever your background, Israel will grab you and stay with you for the rest of your life. People may be scared to go there but this country is perfectly safe for tourists, it may be small but it’s huge in its diversity. A variety of religions, historical monuments built thousands of years ago plus an atmosphere which is different from the western world.” How long does it take to see these places and appreciate the atmosphere? “I recommend spending at least 7-8 days in Israel but we also offer a 12 day stay, where you can also visit Jordan. These trips are ideal for those of faith, but also those interested in history. When in Israel you can’t miss places like the Church of the Holy Sepulchre or the Wailing Wall, you also need time in Jerusalem or Bethlehem, these places offer a unique experience if you know where to go, and our tourist agents definitely know where to go.”

Jerusalem must be an interesting place considering that Jews, Christians, Muslims and Armenians all live in one city. What experience do you have with this? “These people live together in one city and they have no problem with each other. Most people speak Hebrew and live in individual quarters. Some quarters are really worth visiting, for example Mea Sarim, where you feel like you’ve gone back in time, only Orthodox Jews live there, it’s a very interesting place. Within the different quarters people have different lifestyles but they have no problem with each other.” “Another unique offering of Israel is the Dead Sea. We believe this is an unforgettable experience and highly recommend a visit. There is nothing else like it in the world, it’s also believed to have healing properties.” I feel that you could talk about Israel for hours but it can`t compare with being there, am I right? “Definitely. There’s nothing like being there to experience it for yourself, so why not consider a different type of holiday and come with us to Israel. We promise you an unforgettable trip with Morgan`s Travel Agency, with people who love what they do and the destinations on offer. A traveller’s dream can come true with us.”

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Bolognese Meatballs Serves 4

Ready in 50 minutes

These delicious homemade meatballs are flavoured with basil and oregano then cooked in a rich tomato sauce. Serve with spaghetti for a classic Italian supper, or for a change pile on top of boiled rice or steamed couscous.

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400g lean minced beef 2 tbsp fresh chopped basil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp virgin olive oil 500g carton passatta (sieved tomatoes) 2 tbsp sun-dried tomato paste 1 tsp sugar 400g spaghetti Freshly grated Parmesan, to serve Fresh basil sprigs, to garnish

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Put the mince, basil and oregano into a food processor or blender with half the chopped onion and half the crushed garlic. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper, then process until almost smooth. Divide and shape the mince mixture into about 28 small meatballs. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, turning frequently until browned all over. Remove the meatballs from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the rest of the onion and garlic to the pan and fry for 5 minutes. Pour in the passatta and add the sundried tomato paste and sugar. Bring to the boil. Return the meatballs to the pan and stir in 150ml water. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, adding a little more water if necessary. Season to taste. Cook the spaghetti in a large pan of lightly salted water for 12 to 14 minutes or according to the packet instructions. Drain well. Serve the meatballs and sauce with the spaghetti and top with grated Parmesan. Garnish with fresh basil sprigs.


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W h a t’s O n The Brabourne and Smeeth Branch of the Royal British Legion will meet at the Brabourne Baptist Church, Plain Road, Brabourne at 7.30pm on Tuesday 6th June to hear a presentation by John Bennett the Curator of the Princess of Wales Own Regiment Museum at Dover Castle on “The Cold War - A personal View” It promises to be a fascinating talk and the RBL would welcome anyone who would like to hear it, to come along. We are also looking forward to the July meeting when a former army engineer will give the story of the “Bailey Bridge”...not as dull as it sounds! Anyone requiring further detail should contact either George Taylor on 01303 812165 or Ron Cooper on 01303 813330 10th June Mersham Village Fete from 2-5pm on the village green. Smeeth W.I. will meet at Brabourne and Smeeth Village Hall on Monday 12th June, when Susan Y. Scriven will enlighten us about “Herbs for Every Use” which will certainly widen our knowledge on the variety of herbs to be used. In addition to our monthly meetings our Members are offered a range of outings, Federation events to attend and theatre visits so why not give us a visit and see how the W.I. offers pleasure and friendship. A warm welcome awaits any lady visitor and for further information do contact Joy Taylor on 01303 8121656 or Margaret Garrett on 01303 813932 Strawberry Fair Saturday 17th June 10.00 – 4.30. Appledore Parish Church TN26 2DB. Plants, preserves, crafts, jewellery, books, cakes etc. Children’s activities. Light lunches, cream teas, refreshments all day. Free admission and parking. 01233 758078


Brabourne & Smeeth Gardeners’ Society’s next meeting is on Friday 30th June in the Village Hall 7.15 for 7.30 pm when we will be holding our annual Rose Show followed by a presentation from Everett Leeds on “Clematis Through the Seasons”. Everett is a founding member of the British & International Clematis Society, has coauthored an encyclopaedia & a pocket guide to clematis. Visitors will be made most welcome. For further enquiries please contact Wendy Sanders on 01303 813451 or email brabournewendy@gmail.com. Aldington & Bonnington Gardening Society Summer Show will be held in Aldington Village Hall on Saturday 1st July. Do come along to see the display between 1.00pm and the prize giving at 3.30. For further details contact Jean Evans 01233 720618 or colin.e123@btinternet.com Ashford Flower Club will be holding a floral art demonstration Tuesday 18th July staged by Christine Brazier entitled ‘Shaken, not Stirred’ at Furley Hall, Maidstone Road, Ashford TN24 8TX. Demonstration starts at 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm). Tickets are £3.00, and can be purchased at the door.

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Clubs & Societies Aldington & Bonnington Gardening Society We meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month in the Aldington Village Hall at 7.45 pm for 8.00. We have a varied programme of talks, shows and social events. Visitors and new members are always welcome. For further details please contact Jean Evans on 01233 720618 or colin.e123@btinternet.com Aldington Corner Quilters is a long established group of friendly ladies meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at Aldington Village Hall, 7.00pm - 9.00pm. We have a mix of beginners and experienced ladies who share their latest projects and ideas. We always welcome new members so if you are interested come along one evening and meet us. For more information contact Julie Coney - quirkyjules@gmail.com or call 01303 813944 (eve). Aldington Tennis Club We are a social / family Tennis Club encouraging all ages and abilities to play. Flood lights and coaching enable us to play all year with our members from around the local villages. All the information is listed on our web site. www.aldingtontennisclub.co.uk Aldington WI on 3rd Mon every month. All ladies welcome, 7 for 7.30 at The Walnut Tree, Aldington. Ashford Model Railway Club - We meet on Wednesday evenings at the barn café at Willesborough Windmill. between 7.00pm and 9.00pm, and the club would welcome new members. Club members are currently building a model of Rye in 00 gauge in the SR period. Contact John White on 01233 733416 for more information Ashford Radio Aeromodellers, we have a field at Sellindge for flying seven days a week, and fly indoors in Ashford Market on various Thursday evenings during the Autumn, Winter, & Spring, please visit www.araclub. co.uk for more details, or phone Iain on 07956501510, or myself (Roger) 01233 627694. Ashford Decorative & Fine Arts Society (part of NADFAS). A great way to expand your knowledge of the arts, with inspiring monthly lectures given by some of the countries top experts, together with days of special interest and arts visits. All lectures are in Aldington Village Hall, usually on the third Tuesday of each month, from September to June. Membership is open to all. www.ashforddfas.org.uk Bilsington Ladies meet in Bilsington Village Hall 2nd Thurs. of month at 2.15pm. Interesting speakers and a warm welcome awaits. Call Jan 01233 641820. Brabourne & Smeeth Gardeners’ Society We meet on the last Friday of the month at Brabourne & Smeeth Village Hall, 7.15 for 7.30pm. New members and visitors will be made very welcome. For further info call Wendy Sanders 01303 813451 or email brabournewendy@ gmail.com.

The Brabourne and Smeeth Branch of the Royal British Legion meet every Second Tuesday in the month at the Brabourne Baptist Church at 7.30 pm. New Members area always welcome, please contact George Taylor 01303 812165 or Ron Cooper 01303 813330 East Kent Morris Men Do you like dancing, beer, socialising, music, having fun? Why not try Morris Dancing? We are recruiting for new members. Weekly Wednesday dance practices at Mersham Village Hall, 8pm to 10pm; afterwards we practise drinking in the pub opposite! No experience required. Why not give it a try? Details from www.ekmm.org.uk or 01795 536 262 Quilting Group held in the Oak Room, Smeeth TN25 6SA. If you are interested in quilting or patchwork why not come along and learn new skills and share your expertise with like minded people. Beginners and advanced levels are welcome. Bi-monthly meetings, for further information contact Marion on 01233 750319 Sellindge Gardening Association meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the Durling Hall Sellindge (next to the main hall) at 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Our programme includes speakers, a summer show, social events, day trips and an annual holiday. For further details contact Linda on 01303 813288. Sellindge Table Top Sale the 1st Saturday of each month in the village hall Sellindge. Tables booked in advance are £5. 00 Each and on the day (If available) £8. 00. Telephone for more information 01303 813475. Refreshments are available and home made cakes. Smeeth W.I. We meet on the second Monday of the Month at 7.30 pm in the Brabourne & Smeeth village hall for further information do contact Joy Taylor 01303 812165 Stanford & Postling WI meet in the committee room at the rear of Lympne Village Hall on the 3rd monday of every month. we are a small but friendly group who would love to wlecome new members. For any further information please contact Elaine on 01303 863096 or Iona on 01303 238390. The Get Together Club meet second Wednesday of the month in the Durling Hall, Sellindge from 2pm to 4pm. new members welcome. Lympne Short Mat Bowling Club meets every Mon & Thurs 7 00 pm to 9 30 pm September to May in Lympne Village Hall. It is a small, friendly, sociable club. Do come along and try your hand at an enjoyable, skilful game. Do come along you will be made most welcome. For further details call Joyce Groom - Match Secretary on 01303 230983 / 0750 652 5971 or email trevor_groom@sky. com

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Plain Road, Brabourne Lees, Kent TN25 6QN Enquiries: Geoff Thorpe 01303 813152 or Babs Ruck 01303 813743 Art Club Our next meeting is on Tuesday June 13 when we’ll meet for a Cream Tea at one of our member’s houses. Further details from Mike on 01303 812484. MP’S Surgery: Our MP Damian Collins, will be holding his monthly surgery at Brabourne Baptist Church from 3.45pm to 4.30pm on Friday June 16. If you have any questions, complaints or comments, please book an appointment by e-mailing your name, post code, subject and message to: shepwayconservatives@btconnect. com or telephone 01303 253 524 Meeting Point; We will meet at the church on Thursday June 22 at 2.30pm for a Cream Tea. Please contact Cathy on 01303 814132 for details and to let her know if you’re coming Ladies Breakfast on Saturday June 3 at 8.45am. Linda Trew from Ellenor Children’e Hospice will tell us about their different approach to care for sick children. Please phone Val 01303813152 for details

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Hobbies Hunters and Seekers, Sign Up Here By Kate McLelland An unusual arts project launched in Scunthorpe this year has reflected the public’s growing passion for interactive games, particularly if they involve solving puzzles to reach a goal. Five gold artworks, with a value of at least £1,000 each, were hidden around the area and clues to their location were encoded in paintings hanging at the town’s 20-21 Arts Centre. Everyone loves the idea of finding hidden treasure, but these days opportunities are not just limited to rare events like the Scunthorpe gold hunt. It’s now possible to take part in well-organised hobbies where you can use your skills to track down hidden items or find concealed information. The craze for such games began with Letterboxing. The origin of this activity can be traced to Dartmoor in Devon, where, in 1854, a well-known local guide called James Perrott left a bottle in a cairn beside Cranmere Pool. The idea was that visitors could place a card in the bottle as proof that they had completed the arduous, eight-mile journey there. This eventually inspired the idea of placing boxes in remote and

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inaccessible locations along the Dartmoor trail, into which visitors could drop a postcard or letter. Whoever subsequently discovered the box was obliged to post the letters inside (hence the title ‘Letterboxing’) and the challenge was to see how long it took before correspondents received their mail. In the 21st century it’s inevitable that the focus has changed from ‘snail-mail’ to the internet. Nowadays participants make the most of available technologies, using smartphone apps equipped with GPS mapping systems to reach their goals. TREASURE HUNTS If you’d like to try out a treasure hunt you can buy maps online that will allow you to explore a particular place in your own time, working alone or in a group. You can choose the option of a walking, cycling or driving trail (or even a combination of those elements). Many ‘hunts’ offer you the chance to get to know an area better, learning facts and exploring places you would not normally visit. At London’s City Hunt (cityhunt. co.uk) you can download a free map in order to explore less well-known London areas with

intriguing histories, such as Blackfriars, Elephant and Castle and Bermondsey. Unfortunately there are no prizes involved the reward is simply enjoyment and knowledge - but City Hunt plans to run an annual, massparticipation event for which prizes will be awarded. Major treasure hunts often reach the news. The 2012 Olympics was the backdrop to the biggest ever treasure hunt game, when 466 participants, all ambassadors for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, worked in 93 teams of five to follow clues hidden on either side of the river Thames. GEOCACHING There are over 2 million geocaches hidden across the globe, and over 5 million people currently play the game. Geocaching is a world-wide, high-tech outdoor treasure hunting game that gets you walking in the outdoors, introduces you to interesting or scenic locations and helps you feel connected to others taking part. In order to get involved in geocaching you need a sense of adventure, a GPS receiver (anything from a smartphone app to a standalone device


Leisure costing several hundred pounds), access to the internet and some form of transport. A geocache is established when someone places a small, waterproof box in a favourite spot, then records its GPS coordinates on a website so a fellow geocacher can search for it. The cache hider’s ‘reward’ is to read the online comments left by the players who find the box. Geocaches normally contain a logbook, a pencil and a few (usually) low value items known as ‘swag’. You should never remove a ‘swag’ item unless you can replace it with something of equal or higher value. When you find a geocache, you must sign and date the log book, decide whether you want to swap any swag items and replace the

cache exactly where you found it. Once you get home you should record your discovery online. Some boxes can be found in towns and cities but most are hidden in the countryside. You will therefore need to reach your location by car or bicycle before beginning a search on foot. One important consideration is whether or not you have permission to walk through a particular area to reach a geocache. The Geocache Association of Great Britain (gagb.co.uk) holds a database of landowners who have given permission for geocache activities on their land. The GAGB site is also a good source of information on all aspects of geocaching.

If you enjoy following a trail and exploring new locations, not to mention the thrill of using your detective skills to find something that would otherwise remain hidden, then you’ll be well rewarded by these exciting outdoor hobbies. However you don’t always need the code-breaking skills of Alan Turing or the high-tech powers of GPS to find what you are looking for. On the Scunthorpe gold hunt Rachel Welch of Grimbsy beat the crowd to discover the first object. How did she do it? By ignoring the codes provided and relying solely on her powers of observation!

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Useful Information Parkinson’s UK, Ashford Branch

Emergency 999 Police Neighbhd Team Ashford & Tenterden

Crimestoppers

Contact Mike Wharrad

101 0800 555 111

Out of Hours Doctor 0845 4349655 William Harvey Hospital 01233 633331

www.samaritans.org

0845 770 8090 0800 783 8866 0800 111 999 Details on tank

01233 730190 01303 812180

Parish Councils: Aldington & Bonnington

01233 721757

E: clerk@ald-bonnpc.kentparishes.gov.uk www.ald-bonnpc.kentparishes.gov.uk

Brabourne & Smeeth Mersham & Sevington

www.eastkentstrokes.org

SE Kent Multiple Sclerosis Soc.

Royal British Legion CPRE Kent

01233 620 167 01233 714540

Royal Mail Residential Customer Services

08457 740740

National Train Enquiries

Doctors Surgery Hamstreet Surgery Sellindge Surgery

St. John Ambulance Brigade 01233 611 414 East Kent Strokes 01233 840448 07767326138 email: mssoutheast@gmail.com

Samaritans 116123 Electricity: Southern Electric EDF Energy Gas: Natural LPG

01233 623520

01233 623902 01233 750415

Ashford Borough Council 01233 331111 W: www.ashford.gov.uk

Ashford Gateway 0845 8 247 247 Citizens Advice Bureau 01233 626185 Brabourne and Smeeth Community Warden: Graham Kingston 07813 712805

www.nationalrail.co.uk

Bus Enquiries Arriva Bus Enquiries Stage Coach East Kent (Timetable) (Customer Services)

0844 800 44 11 0871 200 22 33 08456 00 22 99

Village Halls Aldington 01233 720213 Brabourne & Smeeth 01303 813746 David Smith, keen.smith@btinternet.com Bilsington 01233 720818 Hamstreet 01233 732568 Mersham 01233 503192 Smeeth 01303 814977 Stowting 01303 862819 Sellindge 01303 813250 Sellindge Spts & Soc. Club 01303 812437

Veterinary Surgeons Montgomery Vets

01303 813756

Ashford Volunteer Centre 01233 665 535 Age UK Ashford 01233 668 765 www.ageuk.org/ashford ageukashford.org@gmail.com CARM E: Carmromneymarsh@supanet.com W: Www.carmromneymarsh.org.uk

High Pressure Jetting Service & Repair to Sewage treatment plants Soakaway Testing

Macmillan Cancer Support W: www.forget-me-nots.co.uk

Cesspool Emptying Service

01233 840624

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Henry - 8+8+21=37. Little John - 6+8+21 = 35. Maid Marian - 6+6+21=33. Friar Tuck - 8+8+15 = 31. Will Scarlett - 6+8+15= 29. The Sheriff - 6+6+15 = 27. The two Henry silhouettes that are the same are ‘C’ & ‘E’.

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