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The 97

Jun/Jul 2017

for Tenterden & Rye

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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, 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”. One last thing, until now this magazine has been published every month in Tenterden but every other month on Rye, which does causes some confusion. Therefore, in order to bring the two areas together this magazine will, from now on, be published every other month. Each edition will now cover a two months period, so please be sure to get your events in nice and early. The deadline for the Aug/Sept Edition will be 10th July. Thank you. 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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Garden Take a look at some of the grasses and bamboos that are available; the rustling 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.

Visit Pippa’s website www. for a really useful selection of favourite gardening items including growing frames, SpeedHoes, SpeedWeeders, raised bed kits, Nemaslug and other nematode controls and copper tape, pull-out EasyTunnels, signed books and lots more besides.


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Do you or Does Someone you Know Have a Visual Impairment? Kent Association for the Blind offer a weekly free Talking Newspaper for those with a visual impairment living in Kent. We produce 13 editions of the Kent Talking Newspaper, including one specifically for those living in Ashford and surrounding areas. We read from local papers, such as the Kentish Express, to ensure that our listeners get to hear of news and events that are relevant to them. A weekly Talking Magazine is also recorded, providing articles of more general interest. Talking Newspapers keeps people in touch with what is going on in their local community and provide a friendly voice for those who may feel socially isolated. our Newspapers are produced by a large team of dedicated volunteers and copied and sent out by staff at the KAB sight centre in Maidstone. To access the service, listeners just need a computer or USB player (which can be


provided by KAB for a small charge). We send out a memory stick to your home and once you have listened to your news you return the stick to us free of charge in envelopes we provide, in time for you to receive the next edition. If you or someone you know is interested in receiving the Talking Newspaper, please email Further information about KAB and the support services we offer can be found at uk. Alternatively, if you are interested in one of our many volunteering opportunities, please give us a call on 01622 691357. “Thank you! You make a real difference to my life� Mary from Deal

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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


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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Cake and Bake Apricot Jam Swiss Roll Great for a teatime treat, this light sponge cake is best eaten on the day it’s made. For a chocolate version replace 25g of the flour with 25g sifted cocoa powder.

Ingredients: • 100g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling • 3 large eggs • 100g self-raising flour FILLING • 100g unsalted butter, softened • 225g icing sugar • Few drops vanilla extract • 6 tbsp apricot conserve

Serves 8-10 Ready in 40 minutes, plus cooling time TIP

Use any fruit conserve you like or try lemon or lime curd for a really tangy filling.


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

a 33x23cm Swiss roll tin and line the base and sides with baking paper. Lightly grease the baking paper. 2. Place the eggs and sugar in a large mixing bowl and whisk with a hand-held electric whisk until the mixture is very thick and pale and the whisk leaves a trail when lifted out – this will take 8 to 10 minutes. 3. Sift the flour over the whisked mixture, and gently fold it in with a metal spoon until just incorporated. Turn the mixture into the prepared tin, tilting it gently to make sure the mixture spreads evenly into the corners. 4. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes until the sponge is pale golden and springs back when lightly pressed with your fingertips. Whilst the cake is baking, place a sheet of baking paper on a clean damp tea towel and sprinkle with 2tbsp caster sugar. 5. Quickly invert the hot sponge onto the paper and peel off the lining paper. Trim the edges of the sponge and roll up firmly from one short end with the paper inside. Leave to cool completely. 6. To make the buttercream filling, beat together the butter and vanilla extract then gradually beat in the icing sugar until smooth and creamy. 7. Carefully unroll the cooled cake and remove the paper. Spread the buttercream over the sponge then spread the apricot conserve on top. Gently re-roll and serve sliced.

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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


Give the meatballs extra flavour by adding some chopped black olives, 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese or 2 tsp drained and rinsed baby capers.


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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Ashford Farmer’s Market First Sunday of every month from 10am to 2pm in the lower High Street. Charing Farmer’s Market Charing Church Barn 9 -11.30 every Thursday morning. Contact 01233 740176 Egerton Every Friday 2 - 4.30pm Millennium Hall Rolvenden - 01580 240763 Every Thursday 10am -12 noon St Mary’s Church and the Village Hall Rye Farmers Market Every Wednesday at Strand Quay 10am - 1 pm (From Midday Oct - April) Rye Market Every Thursday at the Cattle Market Car Park. Early till around 3pm (depending on the weather)

Rye Country Market Formerly WI Market Rye Community Centre, Conduit Hill. Every Friday 10am -11.30am Tenterden Country Market Every Friday 9.30am -11.00am St Mildred’s Church Hall, Church road. Tenterden High Street Market Friday’s – 0830 – 1400 Wittersham Market Every Tuesday Village Hall 9am. - 11am Tel: 01797 270757 Wye First and third Saturday of every month on the Village Green in Wye. Tel: 07804 652156

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W h a t’s O n Spiritualist Meetings at Highbury hall. Highbury Lane. Tenterden. TN30 6LE. Meeting begins at 6.30pm, doors open by 6pm. June 3rd - Daphne Webb. works with flowers, £4. June 10th - Helen Hall. £4. June 17th - Jane Custons-Reynolds. (cs). June 24th - David Rolland. (cs). donations, refreshments, all are welcomed Iden Open Gardens Sunday 11th June 11am-5pm Roam around Iden (B2082 2 miles N of Rye) and visit 12 delightful gardens. Entry by ticket/guide from any participating garden on the day (£5/ adult, accompanied children free) Lunches, Teas, Art, and miniature railway among the attractions. ( proceeds for the repairs to All Saints Iden). 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 The Weald of Kent Computer Club will meet on Wednesday 21st June in Biddenden New Village Hall at 7.30 pm. There will be a talk on “Looking at various Office type suites and where they hide their functions”. Annual membership is £10.00. Non-members are welcome at £2 a visit. Full details: http://www.wealdofkentcomputerclub. Enquiries: The Biddenden Horticultural Society meets on Wednesday 28th June in the New Village Hall (7:15pm for 7:30pm start). Jacqueline Aviolet will be giving a light hearted talk entitled ‘I am a Tulip – what are you’. Members fees are £2, Non Members £3. Annual membership £5. New members always welcome. Contact Irene on 01580 291777 or Lesley on 01580 291931 Peasmarsh C of E School Summer Fair Saturday 1st July 12-3pm. Delicious food and drink, bouncy castle, face painting, tombola, balloon modelling, games, raffle, arts and crafts’ stalls, karate and dance presentations and much more. Come along and join in the fun! Free entry. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bethersden Kings Men Concert Friday 14th July at 7.30 pm in St Margaret’s Church, Bethersden. Admission by ticket only: £15.00. Cheques payable to The Friends of St. Margaret’s Church with an SAE to the Secretary, 47 Orchard Field, Bethersden, TN26 3AW. Telephone: 01233 820989/820713 Email:


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Nowadays grandparents are proving a match for their grandchildren when it comes to posting comments and uploading photos to social networking sites such as Facebook. Social media’s fastest growing demographic is older users. When the seniors’ website recently surveyed over three thousand of its members, it found that 81% of the sample checked their Facebook accounts more than once a day. But what if you haven’t yet ventured into social networking? How do you know where to start? These days, when everyone’s talking about ‘tweeting’, and ‘DMs’, or information appearing in ‘timelines’ or on ‘walls’, it’s hard to admit that you haven’t a clue about how it all works. If you’ve always wanted to dip your toe into the social networking pool - but fear you’ll drown in a sea of unfamiliar terms and bizarre practices - here’s a quick guide to three of the most popular platforms: FACEBOOK According to, Facebook is the platform of choice for the over-50s. Many


older users believe that they will get even more value from the site as they grow older. What is Facebook? It’s a free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload videos and images and send messages. You can find out what your friends are doing through a newsfeed, ‘like’ and publicly comment on items they have posted on their profiles, or contact them using a direct message (DM) only seen by the recipient. Facebook is the most popular of all social media platforms, so it’s very likely you’ll find someone you know there. On the downside, the site has been criticised for invasive advertising and for being vulnerable to hacking attacks and scams. It has also been accused of causing envy. When you see pictures of a party you weren’t invited to, or you watch your friends enjoying a holiday you could never afford, it may be hard to grit your teeth and press the ‘Like’ button. TWITTER According to statistics portal Statista, 27% of Twitter users in

the UK are aged 45 and over. High profile ‘mature’ users include Donald Trump and Stephen Fry, both of whom have enjoyed a rather volatile relationship with the service. What is Twitter? Twitter is a free-to-use online news and social networking channel where users post and interact with short messages known as ‘tweets’. These messages are restricted to 140 characters, so Twitter probably won’t work for you if you’re the sort of person who likes to send long-winded ‘catch-up’ letters in Christmas cards. Tweeting is a great way to broadcast an opinion and connect with friends’ opinions. It’s also a shortcut method of finding what the public is thinking on any particular subject. Twitter uses a hashtag (#) indexing system, so you can find particular topics quickly and easily – for example #midlifecrisis will lead you to the latest comments related to that subject. The downside is that it’s not really designed as a messaging service. The brevity of the ‘tweet’ – at approximately 30 words – means that you need

Leisure to be skilled at condensing your message into a short, pithy sentence. INSTAGRAM Instagram is the fastest growing social media network. It is currently more popular with the younger generation, but there are signs that older users are starting to catch on. What is Instagram? Instagram is a social networking app created so users can share photos and videos from a smartphone or tablet. As soon as you post a photo or video on Instagram, it is displayed on your profile, and anyone who follows you will also see your posts in their own news feed. Likewise, you’ll see posts from the users you choose to follow. It’s a simplified version of Facebook, but with an

emphasis on mobile use and visual sharing. You can comment, ‘like’, tag people in photos, send private messages and post an image simultaneously on other social media sites where you have a profile. Instagram is a quick and easy way to show the world where you are and what you’re doing. On the negative side, you and your friends will only be able to use this app on iPhone and Android phones; because Instagram has been created for mobile phone and tablet users, it doesn’t work as well on a standard computer or laptop.

problems finding your way around, you’ll always have someone to help. At first social media may feel like an alien world with its own particular language but once you’ve started, you’ll quickly get the hang of it. Before long you’ll be posting like a pro … or maybe even tweeting like a Trump?

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Late nights, early mornings and night-time wanderings can really have an effect on your child’s wellbeing (and your stress levels). If your child is struggling to sleep, these tips might help. Get into a routine According to Jessica Alexander of The Sleep Council, a bedtime routine is vital. She told the NHS, “A bedtime ritual teaches the brain to become familiar with sleep times and wake times. It programmes the brain and internal body clock to get used to a set routine.” Ban screen time before bed The blue light emitted by smartphones, tablets and other digital devices has been found to disrupt sleep. A Norwegian study of 10,000 teenagers found that the more time the teenagers spent on electronic devices during the day, the less sleep they got. So keep phones, tablets and TVs out of your child’s room and ban them from being used for at least an hour before bedtime. Get plenty of exercise and fresh air Both exercise and time spent outdoors have been found to promote a better night’s sleep. So take the kids to the park, or play out in the garden in the

afternoon. Try calming music Quiet, soothing music can help your child to relax. If you play the same song every night, it can even become a sleep trigger. Good choices include Kesang Marstrand’s ‘In the Land of Dreams’, and ‘Hello Night’, which you can find on YouTube, or play direct on www.kesangmarstrand. com. You could also try recordings of white noise, which some children find relaxing. Cut down on sugar Fruit juice, squash, sugary drinks and caffeine can all stop your child from getting to sleep. Try to make sure they stick to water or milk for a few hours before bedtime. And cut out any sugary snacks, or anything that might cause bloating or trapped wind. Even naturally sweet foods, such as honey, can have an effect on your child’s sleep pattern. Plan ahead What excuses does your child use for getting out of bed in the night? What can you do to make it easier for them to stay in bed? Little things, like a bottle of water on the bedside table, or an extra blanket for when it gets cold, can help to cut down on the excuses.

by Kate Duggan We all find it hard to get to sleep if we’re worried or stressed. Your child is no different. If they’re upset because you’re cross, or if they’re worried about an argument from earlier in the day, they might struggle to drop off. So try to make peace and keep calm. And take time to discuss anything that might be bothering them, from exam nerves to fall-outs with friends. Find out what works, and stick to it All children are different, and the perfect solution for one might not work for another. Some parents swear by bathing their child before bed; others find a bath wakes their child up. A few drops of lavender essential oil on their pillow helps some children to drop off, while others just dislike the smell. Some children sleep better in complete darkness; others need a nightlight to feel secure enough to rest. As with all parenting, there is an element of trial and error involved, but when you find what works for your child, build it into your daily routine.

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Ashford Ramblers T: 01233 668762 Benenden Players Bowls Club T: 01580 766659 Deep South Line Dancing Club every Tues evening 7.30pm until 9.30pm at St Michaels Village Hall, St. Michaels, Tenterden. We are a small friendly club and welcome new members of all ages though not suitable for beginners. Great music and good exercise with a qualified teacher. Contact Pam on 01580 241389 for further details. Homewood & District Astronomical Assoc. (Hadas) Meets 2nd Thurs of each month, 7.30pm, Homewood School. Martin Frey: 01233 758222 Homewood Badminton Club Tuesday Evenings At Tenterden Leisure Centre. Contact Doreen Mackey 01580 762965 Lions Club Of Tenterden David Walshe T: 01580 766162 Parkinson’s UK, Ashford Branch. Meets 1st Wednesday of every month at Godinton Village Hall, Loudon Way, Ashford. For information call Mike Wharrad – 01233 623530 PILATES. Tenterden Mondays 9.30am, Wednesdays 9.00am. Mixed ability classes. Body Control Qualified Instructor. Contact Liz 07958 708874 or email: Rotary Club Of Tenterden Kelvin Williams, 01580 761376 Tenterden & District Residents Association - looking after the interests of locals - Membership Secretary Mike Lyons (01580 765423)

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01580 764222 Ext 284 St. Michaels Short Mat Bowls Club Tel. 01580 762037 Friday Evenings 7.15pm St. Michaels Village Hall. St Michaels Village Community Group Meet once a month, please check our website for event information and details of our next meeting www. Tai Chi - Every Friday at Tenterden Club, upper hall, from 10.30 to 11.30 at £5 per person, this is Tai Chi Yang Style focusing on the health aspect of Tai Chi, and can help with balance, stability, relaxation, coordination strengthening and overall wellbeing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Just turn up and join us. Tenterden Active Retirement Association (TenARA) Secretary: Anne Alexander 07873 579581 (after 5pm) Email: tenttenara@ Tenterden & District Assn. Angling & Preservation Paul Locks: 01580 292201 Tenterden Badminton Club T: 01233 633488 Tenterden Bowls Club Recreation Ground Road. Come join our 100 yr old outdoor club in Tenterden. Fresh air, gentle exercise, good company, new friends, good fun for 8 to 80+ year olds. Tenterden Bridge Club meets at the Tenterden Club,Church Road, every Wednesday at 7.10 pm. Host system applies. Visitors and new members welcome. Contact Margaret Clement 01580-765194 Tenterden Camera Club - A chance for members and guests to meet socially and discuss photography, exchange ideas, tips and problems. We have an informal “Snap Chat” meeting at 7.30pm in the William Caxton on Tenterden High St on the

first Monday of each month to discuss photographic issues. There is no charge and all are welcome - just buy yourself a drink... We also meet fortnightly (the second Thursday and the fourth Wednesday each month) in the upstairs meeting room at the Zion Baptist Church, Bridewell Lane in Tenterden. Every month we have a fun project or theme for members to capture, complimented by the occasional local outings. Most months we have a speaker and at the end of the month (Fourth Wednesday) we have a social club evening where we look at the pictures and others with a cup of tea and biscuits. New members and guests very welcome. Full details on our web site: www. Tenterden Cricket Club T: Mr D Carter 07970 747244 Tenterden Cycling Club For Tenterden & St Michaels & surrounding areas. Suitable for all abilities. Contact Ian McCormick by email or text, email preferred TN30CC - Cycling Club. Email: tn30cycleclub@, T/txt, 07724 141115

Tenterden Day Centre, Church Road, Tenterden. Contact Sally Pettengell 01580 762882 Tenterden Duplicate Bridge Club. Contact Sue Rolles 01797 252753. Tenterden Golf Club T: 01580 763987 Tenterden & District Horticultural Society. Guest speakers, plant sales, outings and practical workshops on all things horticultural. Contact: Lindy Bates 01580 764505. Tenterden and District Twinning Association, (twinned with Avallon, France) Contact Suzanne Tiltman 01233 770777

Clubs & Societies Tenterden & District Local History Society T: 01233 770082 Tenterden & District Museum Assoc. Tenterden Museum T: 01580 764310

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Tenterden Over Fifties Singing Every Wednesday afternoon 2pm - 3.30pm term time St. Andrews Church Hall, Ashford Rd. Tenterden...just at top of Turners Ave. Just FUN singing for all. First visit is free to see how you enjoy it. Contact us on 01233 750585 Email: Tenterden Operatic & Dramatic Society Mrs. A. Patrick 01580 241966 Tenterden Singers T: Martin Bailey 01233 820322 Rehearsals on Tuesday evenings 8pm in the Music Block of Homewood School. Musical Director: Stephen Pusey Tenterden Spiritualist Centre Highbury Hall. Highbury Lane. TN30 6LE, every Sat evening, from 6.30pm all are welcomed. Contact David Burgess 01233 756127 davidburgess127@ Tenterden Tennis Club T: 01580 762580 Tenterden Ukulele Club. Open to all ages and levels. Contact Darren 07718 134 404. Tenterden U3A If you are not in work with time to spare, the U3A offers leisure activities and an opportunity to meet like-minded people in

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a relaxed, friendly atmosphere Contact Doreen Healey 01580 765064 e: doreenhealey@ Tenterden Youth Club Alan Sugden Tel: 01580 765531 The Warblers Tony Singleton T: 01580 753431 Tenterden Writers’Group We meet every other Monday from 10.30- 12.30 at the London Beach Hotel. We are a friendly bunch and new members, whether experienced writers or complete novices, would be made more than welcome. For details see our website (just google Tenterden Writers) or phone Ken on 01580 201184. The Tenterden Club Church Road, Tenterden e: thetenterdenclub@ w: Any queries please contact Ann Francis (Club Secretary) on 01580 762888 weekdays 10 till 2.00 Weald Of Kent Art Group Alison Prall Tel: 01580 240417 Weald U3A is a society for the dynamic over 50s with a thirst for knowledge, social activities and new experiences. We have a large number of interest groups including Bridge, Films, Italian, Jazz, Stargazers, Lunches and Theatre Visits. See www.u3asites. or contact Richard Sargent, T: 01580 764239 e: Women’s Institute: Tenterden: S.Dalgarno. 01580 76498

2nd Tenterden Scout Hall Lesley McCarthy 07791 949652 Rye Harbour 01797 223 631 Playden 01797 223 113 Highbury Hall Tenterden Bookings 01580 763692

St. Michaels: B. Watkins 01580 765085 Tenterden Glebe: Ann Hathaway 01580 761525 Young Wives: St. Michaels J. Coombs 01580 763733 Yoga St Michaels village hall @8.00 pm on Wednesday evenings. Price £8.00 contact Sue Wainwright 07958606939 or 01622890746 for more info.

Rye Rye Bowls Club Contact Annette Bull Tel. 01797 280457 Rye Harbour Sailing Club membership is open to everyone who is interested in cruiser or dinghy sailing on tidal waters. Contact Richard Hopper Membership Secretary for full details. Phone 01797 222291, email richard@richardhopper. or visit our website Rye and District U3A Meet monthly on third Monday of month at 2pm at Rye Community Centre. We have 27 different interest groups meeting at different times throughout the month and are always open to new suggestions and ideas. New members welcome - join us to share a range of educational, creative and leisure activities. Visit or tel. Sheila on 01797 224339 or June on 01797 226380

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Hobbies Collecting Stamps

Many readers of The Village Directory will recall that, among their childhood hobbies, that of stamp collecting was both an enjoyable and educational one. Through colourful philatelic items from various countries around the world we were able to appreciate their artistry and- at the same time – learn about the geographical location, history, scenery and economic activities of the states concerned. As we grew up, many of us tended to ‘put away childish things’ to face the challenges of adult life: courtship, marriage, parenthood and earning a living. With retirement now on the horizon or already upon us we would like to propose that the time has come for you to think either about renewing your childhood hobby or to start a collection for the first time. While, to be sure, earlier collectors used to focus upon the stamp issues of a single country – sometimes their country of birth – a recent trend has occurred which is greatly recommended. Many collectors today arrange their stamps according to a particular topic or theme, rather than confining themselves to a single state. Thus you can collect stamps which reflect your own interests, whether it be in aircraft, birds, cars, flowers or train. In my case, having worked in agriculture, my collection features such 28

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things as rural landscapes, livestock, crops, farm buildings, machinery and so forth. Stamp collecting encourages you to meet other enthusiastic stamp collectors who are members of the several clubs and societies located here in the South East. Talks and displays of stamps occur and your collection can be enlarged through club auctions, attending stamp fairs or via the internet. Depending upon your choice of topic this does not require any major financial outlay but, for those who like to engage in a bit of trading, it is possible to make a few pounds in sales. There are several British magazines which cater to stamp collecting. Perhaps the most popular is Gibbons Stamp Monthly. For topical or thematic collectors the quarterly Themescene is most useful. It is published by the British Thematic Association and may be contacted via www.


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Carers Week: Who Cares for The Carers?

Carers Week is an annual awareness event highlighting the challenges carers face and celebrating their contribution. This year’s campaign, supported by charities, businesses and government, runs from 12th to 18th June and focuses on Building Carer Friendly Communities: ‘places that understand a carer’s daily reality and do what they can to make life a little bit easier for them.’ CARING IN THE UK The facts: • Three out of five of us will become a carer at some point. • Around 6.5 million people in the UK provide unpaid care for a disabled, ill or older relative or friend; 2 million are older people with their own health problems. • At least 380,000 older carers in England provide 50+ hours of care a week without any help from their local authority. • Over 100,000 people in their eighties and beyond are caring full-time. • 38% of carers in a recent MND Association survey were unaware of their right to a Carers’ Assessment. “We know that caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but without the right


support at the right time, caring can also have a huge impact on a carer’s emotional and physical health, work and finances,” says Heléna Herklots CBE, Chief Executive of charity Carers UK. Research shows that caring can potentially damage carers’ own physical and mental health, and their relationships with partners, family and friends. It can also isolate them and make it difficult or impossible to hold down a job, even driving them into poverty. ARE YOU A HIDDEN CARER? “Please don’t call me a carer - I don’t want that title. I am her son, not a carer!” “I pop in to my neighbour every day and do all her shopping and cleaning for her, but I am not her carer. They go in to get her up and washed.” These responses, gathered by a recent campaign to identify ‘hidden’ carers, highlight a common problem. Many carers don’t see themselves as carers if they don’t help someone dress, take medication, move about or go to the loo - or if they’re ‘just’ a husband, wife, mum, dad, son, daughter, friend or good neighbour. Yet helping with shopping, laundry, cleaning, cooking, formfilling or money management is all part of caring, and caring is caring - whoever it’s for. Many responses also showed carers aren’t getting the advice they need to access financial, practical and emotional support for themselves and those they care for.

BUILDING CARER FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES If you’re an employer, give any employees who are carers as much flexibility as possible. This could mean: • An extended lunch hour, giving them time to eat and check on the person they care for. • Shorter working days. • Adapted or flexible start/finish times. • Flexibility to work more when they can, while allowing time off for appointments etc. If you’re a GP, hairdresser, physiotherapist or any other professional person offering appointments, could you offer mobile services or make appointments to fit around carers’ needs? The Carers Week campaign is urging us to: • Recommend carer-friendly organisations, services and businesses. • Run awareness and fundraising events. • Pledge to support carers and make our own organisations carer-friendly. Heléna Herklots CBE, said: “Carers have told us that it makes a huge difference to their lives when they are supported by their local services and communities… whether that’s offering a flexible GP appointment, having flexible working policies or raising awareness in schools of caring, it can make a positive difference.” SOURCES OF SUPPORT FOR CARERS If you’re a carer, help is available and it’s vital that you get the support you need.

The NHS Choice Care Page has an extensive section for carers, covering assessments, money and legal matters and caring issues. what-is-social-care.aspx The eight charities below support Carers Week and the services they offer include counselling, practical and financial help, respite care and advice. It’s worth investigating other charities specific to the condition of the person you care for, too. Age UK offers counselling, support groups, day and respite care, and advice on Carers’ Assessments and benefits. www. advice-for-carers/are-you-a-carer; Tel: 0800 678 1174 Carers Trust offers individually tailored support, services and activities for those caring, unpaid, for a relative or friend. www.; email support@carers. org; Tel: 0300 772 9600

Carers UK supports, connects and campaigns for carers with its network of partners. www.; email:; Tel: 0808 808 7777 Mon-Fri 10am4pm Independent Age provides free advice and information to older people and their families. www.; email:; Tel: 0800 319 6789 Mon-Fri 10am4.30pm Macmillan Cancer Support can provide practical, emotional and financial support for carers. www. html; Tel: 0808 808 00 00 Mon-Fri 8am-9pm

org; Tel: 0808 802 6262 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm & 7-10.30pm The MS Society provides support and advice for MS carers, and may be able to provide a grant for a short break or activity. www. email: helpline@mssociety.; Tel: 0808 800 8000 Mon-Fri 9am–7pm Which? Elderly Care is a website run by the Which? Group, offering free, independent advice on elderly care and specific advice for carers.

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All plumbing work undertaken no job too small! Burst pipes, Blockages, Taps, Pumps, Radiators & Drainage work. Bathroom & Shower Installation

Call: Michael on 01233 733779 or 07515 651 717 No Call Out Charge. 24hr Service

T J K Plastering & Building Friendly reliable service Qualified and fully insured Call Tom on

07835 140 477

Derek Hales


Specialist in all Forms of Wall and Floor Tiling

Clean, friendly and reliable For your free quotation call Derek

07905 700 142 Mersham Based

Brush Strokes

General Painter & Decorator & Handyman - Internal & External Competitive Rates Free Quotations Trustworthy & Reliable - Public Liability Insured No job too big or too small

Call: Lee Brooker 01797 690025 M: 07990 575858 E:

We can design, supply and install the perfect solution for you

Walk-in showers • Walk-in baths • Wetrooms

Zero VAT on Disabled bathrooms

01233 210808

To find out how we can help you Call :

• British Healthcare & Trading Standards Approved • 37

Useful Information Emergency 999 Police Neighbhd Team Ashford & Tenterden 101 Rye 0845 60 70 999 Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 Out of Hours Doctor 0845 4349655 William Harvey Hospital 01233 633331 Conquest Hospital, Hastings 01424 755255 Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 Electricity: Southern Electric EDF Energy Gas: Natural LPG

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

Doctors Surgery Ivy Court, Tenterden 01580 763666 East Cross Health Clinic 01580 262 000 Rye Medical Centre 01797 223333 Tenterden Counselling Service Confidential Tel: 0776 968 3347 Veterinary Practices Rye 01797 222265 Tenterden 01580 763309 Rye Town Council 01797 223902 Tenterden Town Council 01580 762271 Parish Councils: Rolvenden 01580 740242 Tenterden 01580 762271 Wittersham 07944 183798 Ashford Borough Council Ashford Gateway Plus Tel: 01233 331111 Tenterden Gateway Tel: 0300 041 4141 Citizens Advice Bureau 01233 626185 Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre 01580 764222 Rye Primary School 01797 222825 Rye College 01797 222545 Kent Adult Education Homewood Centre, Homewood School: 01580 764356 Rye College: 01797 222545

Tenterden National Trust Assoc Ann Stevens 01580 764791 Rotary Club Of Tenterden Ian 07812 203139 Rye & Winchelsea Rotary Club Membership: 01797 225739 Meetings: 01797 226380 Tenterden & District Residents’ Assoc. Chris Mason 01580 765199 Rye Tourist Information Centre 01797 229049 Sinden Theatre (Arts College) 01580 763826 Royal Mail Residential Customer Services 08457 740740


Hypohounds 07872970009 Tenterden Alcoholics Anonymous We hold three weekly meetings in West View Care Centre on Tuesday and Friday evenings and one on Saturday mornings Tenterden Charities Michael Wells 01580 762353 Volunteer Bureau Town Hall, 24 High Street. Tenterden, Tn30 6an 01580 765819 Rother Voluntary Action 01797 229600 Age UK Ashford 01233 668 765

St. John Ambulance Brigade Russel Parkin 01580 766245 Royal British Legion Roger Thomas e: Tel: 01580766880 Women’s Section: N. Holman 01580 762302 S E Kent Multiple Sclerosis Soc. 07767 326138 Tenterden Active Retirement (Tenara) Chair: Teri Witcher 01580 763892 Tenterden Disabled In Action Tenterden Day Centre 01580 761060 e: NSPCC: Tenterden & District Mrs J Coombs 01580 763733 Pregnancy Sickness Support Kent and Sussex T: Denise Clifford


Bus Enquiries

Arriva Bus Enquiries (Travel Line) 0871 200 22 33 (Customer Services) 08456 00 22 99

National Train Enquiries Wealden Wheels 01233 840000 Mobile: Kevin: 07821 387727 John: 07851 395210 Rye & District Community Transport 01797 227722

CARM 01233 758122 Parkinson’s UK, Ashford Branch Contact Mike Wharrad 01233 623520 East Kent Strokes 01233 840448

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

01233 840624

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Word Ladder:

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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