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Welcome to the village directory Hi everyone,

do this I must educate my teenage son with the help of a newly aquired power monitor. He could do with his own wind tubine just to power his bedroom, it closely resembles the bridge of the Star Ship Enterprise.

As we enter the autumn season Christmas is already on the menu and the decorative holly is already being splashed around (in the magazine of course, not at home!) Christmas menus are now available at many of our local restaurants and pubs, so don’t leave your Christmas party bookings to the last minute. Firewood and chimney sweeping is on the agenda to prepare us for those cosey nights by the fire.

This month I have instroduced new content for “Kid’s Corner”, courtesy of Pheonix comics, I hope our junior readers enjoy it. Anyway enough of my ramblings, make the most of this month, get out there and enjoy the outdoors while you can, the clocks go back on Sunday 28th October and the nights will soon be closing in.

I’m particularly looking forward to this winter, as I hope to save loads of money on my heating bills, I’ve just had a wood burner installed that links up to my central heating. It was installed in June (thanks to Bruce from Bensko), and with all that horrible weather we had I actually lit the fire to give it a good test. I can’t believe we had an evening in front of the fire in June. It worked brilliantly, I was beginning to think my gas bill would require a second mortgage, it’s becoming ridiculous. My new challenge for the winter is to tame my electricity bill, but to

Have a great month!

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Award Winning traditional Indian restaurant in the heart of Tenterden SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MENU 4 COURSES FOR 20.00 (Excluding entertainment nights) Please book early to avoid disappointment

CHRISTMAS TRIBUTE ACTS ABBA Wed 21st November RAT PACK Wed 5th December ROD STEWART Wed 12th December ELVIS Wed 19th December All Tribute Acts £25 per person including a 3 Course Meal

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Come and visit our newly refurbished restaurant Open 7 days a week, incl Bank Holidays 12 noon - 2.30pm & 5.30pm - 11.30pm 11 Grange Road, St Michaels, Tenterden TN30 6DL Tel: 01580 761313

Tel: 01233 851191 Biddenden Road, St. Michaels, Tenterden, TN30 6SX (Free Car Park)


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The Garden Shed October By Jackie Witcher - Tenterden & District Horticultural Society

So once more, its time to be putting the garden

to bed for the winter months. The runners have all been cleared out but I have left the roots in until Spring, wanting to keep the nitrogen nodules as long as possible in the ground. Now I must tell you that I had a reasonable crop of runners, not as good as usual as I couldn’t get any of my favourite seed Enorma, but not too bad. However I was chatting to a young lady who lived in Winchelsea and apparently the crops in that area were appalling. We discussed what the cause could have been, weather, bees, etc, but couldn’t come up with an answer. Her runners set flowers and she grew sweet peas by the row, so they were happily pollinated by bees, but the bean never set. Like us, her original bean row rotted in the ground and


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she had to replant three times. Perhaps even after all that time the ground could have still been too cold. We shall never know the cause. Mother Nature again?


had a reasonable crop of parsnips, they always taste better when they are home grown, and cook so much quicker. Try them mashed with potatoes for a topping on your next Shepherds Pie. It will be a real treat. My leeks I shall leave in, just pulling those that I want when I want them and as for the spring onions? The less said about those the better. I think I got about ten from the row. I will never know why I can’t grow spring onions. They started off so promisingly, then it all went to pot. (and yes I have tried growing them in pots).

After I have cleaned out the vege patch, I spread

over the spent compost from my tubs etc and give a top dressing of chicken manure and my lovely 3X manure, lightly forking it into the top. (That is after I have pre-warned the neighbour!!) I have got to say I am always happy once the garden clean up is finished and I give a sigh of relief once its done. Then, with the help of husband, its time to tackle the greenhouse. (yuk) I turf everything out and give it a good clean and tidy round, turning over the ground shingle. I check all the pots that I store in there evicting any creatures I come across. Then wash the pots over. I think the greenhouse is harder to deal with than the garden itself. Perhaps its psychological or the fact you tend to spend more time on your knees!

the garden I have already started potting up my bulbs ready for

the Spring, this I started in September. I’m using the bulbs kept from last year. I just lifted them, let them dry in the sun, trim the roots and the dead foliage from the tops, and using old fruit bags which I kept from buying oranges and the like, stored them on a lower shelf in the greenhouse. I must admit that a mouse got in and had a good lunch at my expense on some crocus bulbs, but I don’t mind sharing too much. After all they had multiplied (the crocus that is not the mouse!!!) I have also lifted the geraniums from the patio and potted them on into 7” pots. I take off all flowers or flowering shoots, clean them over removing dead or rough looking leaves. Give them a tiny drink and put in the now clean greenhouse to overwinter. I only give them a drink during the winter months if they look particularly parched. I keep removing any flower shoots as soon as they appear, so all nourishment goes to the plant itself. Other than that, just leave them to do their own thing.

Sitting here I have been thinking of the garden

and what has been going on, and I must admit that the clematis over the second rose arch (baby blue eyes), has not done as well this year. To start with it flowered well but finished abruptly in middle August. Normally I would have had a second flourish of flowers, but they didn’t appear. I shall see what occurs next year, if it’s the same then we shall investigate.

Well for once I am bang on time for coffee, how’s

that for timing. Today its mincemeat slices with an almond topping. Which reminds me (sorry) that Christmas is just around the corner!


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Rye Lions with their partners and friends had a relaxing evening after their intensive fund-raising activities over the summer months. In addition to raising over £7,000 at the Annual Rye Raft Race and Fete, the Lions have attended fetes at Westfield, Iden, Northiam and Bodiam as well as the Rye Horse and Dog Show and the Maritime Festival and at these events raised some £2,500 with their stalls. Therefore, they were happy to relax and enjoy a “Pot-Luck” evening in the Icklesham garden of Lions Vice-President, Sue Clay.


This is the fourth time that they have held this event involving everyone providing one meal course which can be either a main course or pudding. Although this sounds a bit “pot-luck” and the Lions could all end up eating apple pie, in the event, it always works out to a balanced meal – and drinks! The fetes were their last fund-raising events of the summer and the next big Lions fund raising events will not take place until later this year. However, the Lions are not resting on their laurels and will still be assisting at events where needed and making donations to worthy causes. In the next week, they will be driving up to the Medway with a truck full of much needed necessities for orphanages and schools in the Gomel area of Belarus, mostly collected by Judy Pope. The Lions are always on the look-out for new members and have two potential members at the moment. They would welcome enquiries from adults in the Rye area, and their area includes villages out as far as Hawkhurst, Iden and Bodiam, and anyone interested in having fun raising money for those less fortunate and enjoying monthly socials should ring 01797 252382 or visit their website at

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Seasonal Delight Try this variation on summer pudding making the most of the early Autumn fruits, such as plums, blackberries and delicious English apples. Serve with softly whipped double cream flavoured with a splash of Calvados for a really indulgent dessert. Place the sugar and 200ml of cold water in a large pan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved. Add the sliced apples and simmer for 5-10 minutes until just tender. Add the rest of the fruit and simmer for a further 2-3 minutes. Leave to cool.


Remove the crusts from the bread slices. Use a round cookie cutter to stamp out a circle from one slice of bread to fit the base of a 1.2 litre pudding basin. Cut the remaining slices of bread in half. Carefully strain half of the fruit syrup from the cooled fruit into a shallow dish. Lightly dip most of the slices of bread into the syrup and arrange around the side of the pudding basin, overlapping them slightly to completely line the basin. Dip the bread circle into the syrup and press into the bottom of the basin. Spoon the fruit into the lined basin, pressing down gently with the back of a spoon. Use the remaining slices of bread to cover the fruit filling completely and spoon over any remaining syrup. Place a saucer on top of the basin and weigh it down with 2-3 food cans. Chill in the fridge overnight. To serve, carefully turn the pudding out onto a plate and decorate with extra sliced fruit.

Autumn Pudding • 175g caster sugar • 3 small English eating apples, peeled, cored and sliced • 4 red plums, halved, stones removed and sliced • 100g raspberries • 100g strawberries, hulled and sliced • 100g blackcurrants or blueberries • 100g blackberries • 10 slices thick-sliced white bread • Extra fruit, to decorate

Serves 6 Ready in 1 hour (plus overnight chilling)

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Bird Seed, Nuts & Feeders, also our very popular 10lb bags of apples for birds, wild animals and horses only £1.70 Now Stocking Tenterden & Appledore Wines. Rolvenden Old Dairy Micro-Brewery Beers & Local Cider, incl The First of Our Own Cider

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Charing Food Festival Thurs 25 Oct – Sunday 4 Nov

The popular and busy village of Charing is hosting its second Food Festival. Building on the success of last year, the Festival celebrates all things "Foodie" on offer in Charing, with lots of interesting and fun things for all the family. These events will sell out fast, so be sure to book now!

Available everyday: - Special Locally Sourced Fayre menu at The Oak Call 01233 712612 to book. - Induction Wok & Steam Cookery demonstrations at House2Home Book 01233 712757 Thurs 25 Oct • 9-11.30am Farmers Market & Special Guests Hearts Delight Juices, Darren Necci Venison & Game, award winning Ellie’s Dairy Cheeses

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Flavours at the Swan 6-10pm

Enjoy fragrant flavours of popular Thai dishes. 2 & 3 courses £14.25/£17.25. 01233 712357 to book.

Fri 26 Oct • Extra Special Children's Tea at "Next Door" 12

Wed 31st Oct • 2pm Demonstration at GM&M Johns Family Butchers Martin will demonstrate where the various cuts of lamb come from. Just come along

• ‘Pilgrims Table Revisited’ Gourmet Evening at Bar Nineteen Prime juicy steak and the legendary ‘Franklin’s Belly’. 01233 714747 to book.

Thurs 1 Nov • 9-11.30am Farmers Market & Special Guests Bar Nineteen Deli, Bitspicy & Davies Family Bakery Bread making demonstration (TBC)

Sat 27 Oct • Foodie Quiz with mystery tastings at BarNineteen 01233 714747 to book

• Noon Kim Bromley at House2Home

Sun 28 Oct • Special seafood platter at The Oak and tankards of prawns at the bar

Fri 2 Nov • 6-7.30pm ‘Food & You' Talk by Ed Craske & Yvonne Fernando

also available the Locally Sourced Fayre menu. 01233 712612 to book.

Mon 29 Oct • Thai Flavours at the Swan 6-10pm Enjoy fragrant flavours of popular Thai dishes. 2 & 3 courses £14.25/£17.25. 01233 712357 to book.

Free group hypnotherapy/visualisation session to eat healthy food and limit negative habits, with a demonstration in steam and induction cooking and complimentary lunch. 01233 712757 to book.

Learn how you choose food and foods even choose you. FREE, just come along, upstairs at The Oak. Special Offer: Attend talk & book table for local Fayre Menu & enjoy a free bottle of wine. 01233 712612 to book.

Sat 3 Nov • Noon. Kim Bromley at House2Home As Thurs 1 Nov. 01233 712757 to book.

Tues 30 Oct Sun 4 Nov 2.30-4.30pm • Shepherd Neame tastings at Wady & • Cream Tea in the Church Barn, Purple Brett this afternoon, plus the next two afternoons. Patch Cake Icing Demonstration at 3pm & Apple Cake Baking Competition • Paella Evening at Next Door 2 courses £12.95. Bring your own wine. 01233

714689 to book.

Enter your own handmade Apple cake 2.30 3.30pm. Prizes 4pm. All cakes to be sliced and sold.

Look out for other events and demonstrations taking place throughout the week. For General Enquiries: Call Elizabeth on 01233 714689 The Charing Food Festival has been organised by the Charing Business Association

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EGERTON Every Friday 2 - 4.30pm Millennium Hall

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Every Wednesday at Strand Quay 10am - 1 pm (12pm 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 -11.30am St Mildred’s Church Hall, Church road.

WITTERSHAM MARKET Every Tuesday Village Hall 9am. - 11am Tel: 01797 270757

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The Raja of Kent is based in both Tenterden and Maidstone, with a sister restaurant, Mouchak, in St Michaels. We serve traditional, authentic Bangladeshi and modern Indian cuisine. Our Maidstone restaurant is the largest Indian restaurant in Kent, spread across two floors we offer an a la Carte restaurant on the top floor overlooking an Oriental Buffet on ground floor. Our buffet contains over 72 dishes, including Thai and Indian dishes, and costs from £7.95 for a lunchtine buffet and £12.50 in the evening. Located at 32 Union Street, Maidstone, ME14 1ED T please call 01622 60 90 50 for reservations. At our Tenterden restaurant we offer an a la Carte menu as well as takeaway, and a Special Sunday Lunch Buffet. Our buffet is “Eat as much as you like” and offers the opportunity to sample our extensive selection of over 72 dishes. The restaurant has a dance floor and can cater for weddings, parties and business functions for up to 60 guests. We also cater

for outside functions of any number. Located on Biddenden Rd, Tenterden TN30 6SX, please call 01233 851191 for more details. The Raja of Kent has won numerous prestigious awards including Best in Kent, BCA Caterer of the Year, Best in SE Region and has been listed in the top 100 for the national Best Curry Award on numerous occasions. Our special Christmas menu is now available, and live entertainment nights with a variety of tribute acts are also on offer in the lead up to Christmas, for further details please see our advertisement at the front of this magazine. We will also be open for Christmas lunch, but please book early to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you soon. Open 7 days a week (including Bank Holidays) Lunchtime Monday to Thursday 12pm to 3pm Friday to Sunday 12pm to 5pm Evening 6pm - midnight

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Take The Floor Katherine Sorrell offers a guide to fabulous flooring, from the traditional to the unconventional 16

Oak Palazzo Rovere – a Dutch pattern design oak floor with a satin lacquer prefinish, from £50.15 per m², Kährs, 023 9245 3045;

Timber Timber boards are a fabulous choice: available in a range of colours and patterns, they just get more attractive as they age. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to recondition an existing wood floor; otherwise, choose new hardwood from an environmentally friendly source, or perhaps seek out recycled boards in architectural salvage yards. Solid wood floors can be sanded, painted, limed, stained, waxed or varnished. Cheaper, but less longlasting, are either a multi-layered or veneered wood floor, where the surface is a thin layer of hardwood attached to a base of cheaper wood, MDF, cork or plywood; or a wood-effect floor, in which a photograph of wood is bonded to a chipboard base and protected with a highpressure laminate surface. Carpet Carpet is another great choice: soft, warm and quiet underfoot. There are two main types: woven, which is harder-wearing and more expensive, and tufted, the durability of which is related to its pile height and density (short, dense pile is the toughest). Natural wool looks beautiful and is long-lasting and fire-resistant, but expensive; while cheaper, man-made fibres may look unattractive or not wear well. A popular solution is a combination of the two (perhaps 80% wool and 20% nylon). Finally, remember that a good quality underlay

is essential. Natural fibres In a wide range of colours and weaves, sisal, coir, seagrass, rush and jute are warm and soundproof and, often, good value for money. As you’d expect, the rougher the surface, the more hard-wearing it will be – so you may find sisal and coir uncomfortable underfoot at first. Jute has the softest feel, but is the least durable. As with carpet, a stain inhibitor is advisable for natural fibre flooring. Hard surfaces Sandstone, limestone, granite, marble and terrazzo are expensive floorings that last a lifetime, though they are hard, noisy and cold underfoot. In areas that might get wet, such as kitchens or bathrooms, choose a version that is matt or slightly textured – sanded for a rough finish, or riven for an attractive, hand-split effect. Terracotta and ceramic tiles have similar qualities but are cheaper and offer less of a luxury look. Ceramic tiles are heat- and water-resistant, hard-wearing and low maintenance. They vary widely in price and come in a vast array of shapes, sizes and designs, but all are liable to crack if something is dropped on them. Sheet flooring Softer and warmer than stone or timber, sheet floorcoverings – vinyl, linoleum and cork –

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are relatively inexpensive and straightforward to lay (even on slightly uneven floors), and are easy to clean. Lino is a traditional material made from natural ingredients, and has its own lovely patina, while vinyl is a PVC-based man-made material, which comes in a huge range of textures and patterns, many of them good imitations of stone, wood or ceramic tiles. Cork, often under-rated, is hard-wearing, resilient to water and offers an interesting, natural look. Rugs With any flooring other than carpet, you will probably want to put down one or more rugs, adding softness, colour and extra interest. A rug can disguise poor flooring – and can be taken with you when you move. Often a good starting point for a decorative scheme, rugs come in an infinite variety of shapes and sizes, textures and colours, patterns and prices. There’s a wonderful range of hand-made rugs from around the world, including Indian dhurries, Greek flokatis, Middle Eastern kelims and French aubussons. Modern machinemade rugs can be very attractive, and you can even have a rug woven to your own design.

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A leather floor (tiles or sheets) is warm, soft and quiet underfoot, and requires little more than regular buffing and waxing. It wears well, too – scuffs and marks acquired over the years are part of its attraction.

Concrete floors, though cold and hard, can be dyed in innumerable colours and given an interesting variety of finishes, from polished to painted.

Rubber floors have a cool, stylish look and are great for waterproofing bathrooms. They come in tile or sheet form, and can be solid-coloured or patterned, smooth or studded.

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what’s on Events October

and supporting our local growers and food providers, so this is right up our street. More details to follow.

Wednesday 26th Sept at 7pm Anyone Interested Thursday 11th Oct– Tenterden and District in Poetry, either readers or writers should meet at the National Trust Association Tenterden Junior

peace and plenty, playden, Rye. Tel 01796 280342 for School, Recreation Ground Road. 7.30 pm “An details. Introduction to Astronomy” Jane Green Visitors 29th Sept Jumble Juniors are holding a Nearly welcome. Further information 01580 764791 New Sale at St Michaels Hall 2.30 -5pm. Why not get Thursday 11th Oct TENTERDEN AND rid of all those children’s toys. Book a table online at DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY Coffee morning in St Mildred’s Church Hall. 10am until

Friday Oct 5th - 2.30pm Tenterden & District noon. £1 entrance to include refreshments and Horticultural Society St Mildreds Church Hall, chance to view Historical Photos and news items Church Lane, Tenterden. Insects & Bugs - Friend or Floe Talk by Mr M Newcombe Members £2.00, non members £4.00 Includes raffle and light refreshment ALL ARE WELCOME

Saturday 6th Oct from 12noon until 6pm. St Mildred’s Church Folk Festival Tower Opening


about Tenterden. All welcome.

Wednesday 24th Oct (7:15 for 7:30pm)

Biddenden Horticultural Society in the Village Hall. Talk on ‘Vegetables from Scratch’ by Dusty Miller. Contact Lesley on 01580291931. Members £1.50, Non Members £2.50. Annual membership £5. New members are always welcome.

Climb to the top of the Church Tower and see the wonderful views of Tenterden High Street and the surrounding areas. Tower Open on Adults £2. Saturday 17th Nov Pilgrims Hospices invite you Children 50p. All proceeds to Avondale Aids Project in to a Christmas Fair 10am-3pm at the Zion Baptist Zimbabwe.Further information : 01233 770082. Church, High Street Tenterden (opposite Station 6th and 7th Oct. St. Mildred’s Church Harvest Road) ENTRANCE FREE. Locally sourced produce, Festival We’ll be doing a food miles/eat local display reasonably priced gifts, cards, craft, jewellery, and activity, as the theme of this year’s Harvest festival accessories and much more... Refreshments all is “Local Bounty”. As you know, we are strong believers day*light lunches* cakes for sale WIN A HAMPER! in eating locally grown food, eating with the seasons,

Naughty Nightwear I wish I was an actress; I wish I’d feigned delight When I opened up the present from my husband just last night I’d suggested naughty nightwear; sleek and smooth and made of lace I need them - as my lingerie drawer’s a bit of a disgrace He handed me my present; it was Long Johns in pale grey For once I couldn’t speak as I was not sure what to say He smiled at me so brightly, said “the weather’s been so cold And these are very ‘you’ Love, if I might just be so bold” His face is now so bruised and there’s a bandage on his head, So one of us, at least, is wearing something new in bed. ©Jan Jack 2012, Commission a bespoke verse at

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No Partner Required! Two Left Come and join Feet Cured! the new beginners course at Tenterdenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s line dance club. Thursday evening at 7pm . Call 01233 850565 or 07873579581 for more information. Tenterden Singers London Beach Golf Club T: Martin Bailey 01233 820322 T: 01580 766279 Rehearsals on Tuesday evenings Tenterden Angling & 8pm in the Music Block of Preservation Soc. Mac Lawrence Homewood School. Musical 01580 765157 Director: Stephen Pusey Ashford Ramblers Tenterden Tennis Club T: 01580 762440 T: 01233 668762 Homewood Badminton Club The Tenterden Club Tuesday Evenings At Tenterden Church Road, Tenterden Leisure Centre. Contact Doreen T: 01580 762888 Mackey 01580 762965

whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Lions Club Of Tenterden John Mills Tel: 01580 761962 Free Lipreading Tuition for the hearing impaired; Friday afternoons, Tenterden. Contact Susan 01233 613198 (5 - 7pm) Tenterden & District Motor Cycle Club Keith Francis 07740 974592

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what’s on ...MORE CLUBS & SOCIETIES Homewood And District Astronomical Association (Hadas) Meets 2nd Thurs of each month, 7.30pm, Homewood School. Martin Frey: 01233 758222 Royal British Legion. 2nd Tuesday of every month (except Jan, Aug & Dec) 7.30pm White Lion Hotel. Call Bill Chantler. 01580 763 266. Women’s Institute: Tenterden: Mrs A Miller, 01580 761994 St. Michaels: Mrs B. Watkins 01580 765085 Tenterden Glebe: Judith Pickford Tel: 01580 762200 Young Wives: St. Michaels Mrs. J. Coombs 01580 763733 Tenterden and District Twinning (twinned with Association,

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Tenterden Youth Club Mr K Thornton 01233 850310 Tenterden U3A T: Caroline Wycherley 01580 766878. If you are over 50 with time to spare, the U3A offers you leisure activities and an opportunity to meet like-minded people in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Weald U3A - For the dynamic over-50’s, friendly monthly meetings in Tenterden & wide choice of Interest groups Contact Jean Morgan: 01233 770321 St Michaels Village Community Group Meet once a month, please check our website for event information and details of our next meeting www. Learn Real French Weekly discussion group, in Tenterden T: 07771 601986

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what’s on 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 Tenterden Active Retirement Association (TenARA) Maggie Rennie T: 01580 766276 maggierennie@ Teri Witcher 01580 763892 Tenterden Spiritualists - Highbury Hall. Highbury Lane. TN30 6LE, every Sat evening, from 6pm to 8.30pm. Evenings of Clairvoyance with a different medium every week, healing is available, and refreshments afterwards, all are welcomed. Contact David Burgess 01233 756127 davidburgess127@ Tenterden Cycling Club For Tenterden & St Michaels & surrounding areas. Suitable for all abilities, from beginners onwards. Experienced riders needed to help with leading rides in my absence, as well as offering support and advice for new riders. Contact Ian McCormick by email or text, email preferred TN30CC - Cycling Club. Email,, T/txt, 07724141115. local web: Local

rides out from Tenterden most weeks Tenterden Bowls Club Recreation Ground Road. Come and join our 100 year old outdoor club in Tenterden. Fresh air, gentle exercise, good company, new friends, good fun for 8 to 80+ year olds. Come and have a free trial on Tuesday 5th June 14.00 - 16.00 Yoga Wednesday evening 8.00pm -9.15 pm. in the Dance studio at Homewood School (block d). All abilities welcome £6.00 per session. please contact Sue Wainwright on 01622890746 mob. 07958606939 for more details. Tenterden & District National Trust Association Membership: Ann Stevens 01580 764791

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We hear a lot these days about business in the community. Superstores have community liaison officers under various guises as well as a host of community action schemes ranging from Tesco’s vouchers for schools and Waitrose’s green tokens right down to people rattling collecting tins at passing customers. Local firms sponsor the planting and mowing of verges and roundabouts. It’s all good stuff. It means that a lot of work is done that wouldn’t have been done otherwise. It’s nothing to be cynical about. But it’s nothing new, either. A century ago, many local businesspeople and professionals took a very broad view of their social role in their towns and cities. In an era of great poverty, poor housing, and high crime they saw themselves not only as commercial and political leaders but also (although we might wince at the term nowadays) as moral leaders. They regarded immorality both as the cause and effect of poverty, and all over the Western world groups of them formed to lobby and to take direct action on diverse social concerns such as public health, education, housing, drunkenness, prostitution, animal cruelty, and crime. One such was founded in February 1905 by four Chicago businessmen – lawyer Paul Harris, coal merchant Sylvester Schiele, mining engineer Gustave Loehr, and tailor Hiram Shorey. Together they formed a rotation club, so called because (like many other social and professional groups at the time) members took it in turns to host meetings. Unlike many other such groups, though, the “Rotary Club”, as they called it,

did not confine itself to any particular cause but instead sought to promote an ideal: that of public service, integrity, and moral worth within the business community. And the business community liked it. The original group grew so rapidly that within a year it was too big to “rotate” and had to find a permanent base. In 1906 Rotary Clubs were founded in San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle and Los Angeles and the idea spread throughout North America. In 1912, Dublin and London became the first two overseas Rotary Clubs. By 1922 there were so many Rotary Clubs that Rotary International had to be founded. But what did they do, this legion of Rotarians worldwide? The simple answer is that they raised funds to support good causes – hospitals, social amenities, and so forth – as indeed they still do. Which is, in itself, no bad thing: but there has always been much more to Rotary than that. Chicago a century ago was a cosmopolitan city with many first- and second-generation immigrants, and the founders of Rotary had an internationalist outlook. Fostering global understanding was always a rather grand but, as it turned out, very achievable objective: as a result, Rotary Clubs were banned by the Nazis first in Germany and then throughout occupied Europe. The Communists didn’t much like Rotary, either: once the Iron Curtain fell, Rotary was suppressed in Eastern Europe too. But worldwide, the ideal of community leadership and public service has spread and there are now more than 1.2 million Rotarians in 35,000 clubs in 200 countries.

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concepts such as the Big Society; and even if you’re cynical about that on party political grounds, you can’t be cynical about so many people with so much potential influence choosing to see beyond the business of simply making money and using their positions as a power for good.

Rotarians might no longer talk in terms of moral leadership; but if the language has changed, the vision hasn’t. The Rotarian ideal undoubtedly underpins more modern

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Winter Wardrobe Blues Well, the last flickers of the Indian summer have finally faded, and bright October days can be chilly, so it’s time to put the shorts and sandals and old tour t-shirts away for a few months and dig out the winter clothes. Shouldn’t need to buy anything new: I have plenty of stuff left over from previous years. Which is handy as times are tight, and the more I waste on clothes means the less I can waste on beer. But anyway, who needs to spend a fortune on a new wardrobe every season? Let’s start by testing that ancient proposition: the cat sat on the mat. No it didn’t. The cat sat on my hat, actually. In fact it’s nested in it. It’s now a dense rug of cat-hair and utterly irredeemable, so I shall start collating the season’s wardrobe by binning the beanie and putting a new one on the shopping list. Next, gloves. I don’t wear gloves often these days. I only ever used them for snowballing, and at my advanced age I don’t have to do that anymore. Still, you need a pair against the unlikely eventuality of, say, having to dig the car out of a snowdrift. So it’s now that I discover that I have many gloves, but none of them match. So, add new gloves to the list. Now obviously you need a nice woolly jumper for the winter, and as it happens I have one. I hate it. I hate all jumpers. They’re cumbersome things, make it impossible to move freely, and the moment you make the transition from freezing street to overheated department store or pub or library you start sweating like an overworked horse. So no new jumper this year. On the other hand, I don’t want to freeze every time I nip out

for a paper. I know I haven’t worn a vest for, oh, 40 years. I gave them up when I was a teenager as an act of unobtrusive rebellion. But they do keep you warm. OK, some vests, then. I shouldn’t need a new coat, though. I’ve had the same coat for years and years. It’s lovely and toastie and in excellent nick. Cost me a few bob, but it’s been worth it. Rather an odd assortment of buttons by now, mind, but nobody’s ever commented on it. Hang on, though: if I’m going to be wearing a vest from now on, my warm old coat might be a bit too warm. Lots of thin layers, that’s what they recommend nowadays. Better look for a slightly lighter one, then. I’m definitely all right for dog-walking shoes, though, with a choice of hiking boots or wellies for seasonal snow, slush, or mud. Uh-oh... the boots are fine, but there’s a deficit in the sock department. I like my boots roomy, so I can wear nice thick socks to cuddle my toes. But looking at my rather sad assortment of thermals, I see they’ve all mysteriously developed holes. In olden days my mum would have darned these, but I haven’t seen a darning mushroom in years and even if I had, I wouldn’t know what to do with it. So it’s out with the old, and off to Edinburgh Woollen Mills for the new. Hang on – that’s new beanie, gloves, vests, coat, and walking socks. This October’s clothes-shop is beginning to look expensive. Think I’ll stay indoors until the January sales...

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