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Otford Community News - week commencing Mon 26th March

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  1. Kay Drake

    Kay Drake Member

    OTFORD Folk Dance Club meet at 8pm tonight in Otford church hall, High Street, opposite ‘The Bull’ with Mary Browning calling to recorded music. The cost is £1.50. which includes tea or coffee. All kinds of mixed folk dances are on offer and all are welcome. Whether you have little or no knowledge, the caller will give help and your fellow dancers will also assist you. The emphasis is on friendly enjoyment rather than perfection If you would like more information ring Mary Butson, 01732 458356.

    THE 1940’s Society are meeting at 8pm on Friday March 30 in the Memorial Hall to hear Bob Ogley talk about Kent at War 1939-1941. During the Second World War Kent was the county closest to occupied Europe with many of the population living closer to France than to London. The talk will explore some of the major events and effects of the war on Kent, a county that was on the ‘Front Line’ of the war and experienced many of its effects first hand. Admission is £3 and further details are available from 07927 748773. Having just enjoyed
    Bob’s talk in the Library on Monday 19 on ‘Kent in the 19th Century’ I can recommend him as a speaker who has a lovely, relaxed way of presenting and is a mine of information and historical fact. A Talk not to be missed.

    SEVENOAKS Embroiderer’s Guild meet on Saturday in the Memorial Hall for a talk by D Buttershaw on ‘Felt in many forms’. Morning sessions start at 10am and afternoon at 2pm and end at about 4pm with tea and cakes. Sylvia Grafton 01732 452117 can provide further information. .

    IF you, a family member, friend or neighbour are under 14 and play football then Otford United Juniors Football Team are looking for a new goalkeeper for next season 2018/19. They play in the Crowborough League, with matches on Sundays at Hale Lane Recreation Ground, Otford, and have been one of the stronger teams in the division this season with a realistic chance of finishing the season in second place. They are an inclusive and friendly club, and as well as playing matches and training they also have an active social life that includes going to England matches and occasionally getting together for meals or World Cup parties. For more information please get in touch with Rob on 07970 701151, email info@oujfc.com, or see their website at www.oujfc.com.

    ANYONE for Tennis? Otford Lawn Tennis Club invite you to join their small friendly club located within the High Street Recreation Ground at Otford just past the playground on the left. They offer tennis for all ranges and abilities with year-round play under floodlights. There is both social and competitive tennis and coaching for adults and juniors available. Membership rates are very competitive. If you are interested in joining please contact Alison Dykes, membership secretary, via email Alison.dykes@lwcdial.net who will provide details. There will be an open session from 9.30a..m. on March 25 at the club from when everyone is welcome free of charge. You will be able to meet some of the members, view the facilities and play some tennis.

    OTFORD Gardeners’ Society meet at 8pm on Tuesday April 3 in the Memorial Hall, High Street to hear Richard Moyse from the Ranscombe Farm Nature Reserve talk about the ‘Survival of the Weediest’. Just go along or contact their Society Secretary, Janet Finney, on 01959 523760, e-mail gardeners@otford.net or visit www.otford.info/gardeners.

    OTFORD Heritage Centre currently has a new display outlining the history of Otford Primary School. This includes a few class (and other) photos from the 1960s and 1970s. For those of you who attended the school, or have family who have attended, there is also a book in which you are invited to write any memories you might have of the School and school life.

    IF you enjoy Ballroom, Latin, & Sequence dancing then this monthly event will be just right for you. Spend the evening dancing, have a drink, and a chat, while you dance the night away. Monthly dances have been held in the Memorial Hall for nearly 30 years on a Sunday evening but the number of people ballroom dancing is on the decline so if this is something you enjoy go along and join the fun. Entrance is £5.50, times are 19.30 - 22.15, take along your own drinks. To find out more please call Les or Barbara 01474 324759 or email l.johnson1@sky.com.

    ANOTHER ‘Save the date’ this time about The Otford Society who will hold their AGM in the Memorial Hall on Thursday April 19. As well as the conclusion of a review of the Society’s constitution, which can be previewed at http://www.otfordsocieity.org.uk/constitution, there will be a guest speaker. Comments concerning the constitution can be registered before the AGM by emailing chairman@otfordsociety.org.uk.

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