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Friday 7 February
RAMP UP THE RED
British Heart Foundation Charity Night
Pool knockout competition
Live music quiz
Teams of four please
Please go as red as you can to help fight heart disease.
Prize for the best effort.
Any donations of prizes for raffle will be much appreciated.
Thursday 20 February
Please book your table soon
The Bowl Inn
In June and July 2014 Charing and District Local History Society will be holding an exhibition to show how Charing and Charing Heath were affected by World War 1. It will be sited in 14 different venues:
3 churches, three halls, 2 pubs, the library, the surgery, railway station, coffee shop, post office and the school.
The displays will be site specific, so the surgery will cover illnesses and injuries includingthe flu epidemic, the railway station will show the role of the railways and Charing Parish Hall will cover VAD hospitals, of which it was one, as well as showing how the parish was run.
The school will look at education and children’s lives while churches will concentrate on those who served, particularly the fallen, and their families. In Charing Heath the Memorial Hall will cover the effect of the war on agriculture. Charing library will show the result of census research into who was living here and how the population has changed.
The aim is to give a complete picture of how a small rural community coped with the impact of the war on daily living. Over 280 of our 1,223 population served; others worked at the two VAD hospitals, or supported them with gifts of money and food. Troops were billeted in the village – for prolonged periods on three occasions - and local farms had to continue the vital work of food production despite the loss of both men and horses to the army.
The displays will be mounted for several weeks, including two open weekends (14/15 June and 5/6 July) when as many venues as possible will be open and a programme of events will take place.
The History Society is delighted and grateful to have been granted generous funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Ashford Borough Council, Charing Parish Council and local ward councillors.
Stand by for further information closer to the time on this website as well as on www.charinghistory.co.uk
Starting 16 Jan Charing Surgery and Yvonne Fernando are introducting a 10 week programme of Relaxation, Mindfulness & Meditation to help people learn to relax.
People can join the whole programme or come to just a few sessions.
The programme is being run in support of charity with a suggestion contribution of £5 per class. Call Yvonne to book (spaces subject to availability).
Yvonne Fernando has a new programme of Talks & Workshops for Health & Wellbeing, also being run at Charing Surgery
Talks - Free to attend
Food for Thought - Thurs 23 Jan 12-1pm
Fears Phobias & Traumas - Thurs 20 Feb 12-1pm
Workshops - cost £35 each, call Yvonne on 07968 785714 to book or see www.yvonnefernandonlp.co.uk for more details
Introduction to NLP - Sat 25 Jan 9.30-12.30
NLP & Health - Sat 22 Feb 9,30-12.30
Meditation & Mindfulness - Sat 22 Mar 9.30-12.30
The weather has been ordered and we are ready to go with the
BOWL BEER FESTIVAL 2013
12,13,14 JULY 2013
Bands as below - Beer list to follow mid week. Hope to see you all on at least one of the days !
Friday 12th evening:-
Fate the Juggler
Saturday 13th afternoon:-
Saturday 13th evening:-
Sunday 14th afternoon:-
Paine - The Bowl
Inn (Great company, food and drink)
Saturday 22 June 2013 - Clewards Meadow - from 12 o'clock
We welcome you all most warmly to the 2013 Church Fete, Flower show & Crafts Fayre with its fun, stalls and activities.
This year's fete is held on June 22nd, the week before Charing Church celebrates its Patronal Festival when we remember St. Peter and St. Paul after whom the church takes its name.
The Fete represents something very important as it provides a means to build on the friendship and acquaintances we have with others in our community. The involvement of the Gardening Society and the Primary School makes this much more than just a church event. An observer would recognise that there are many parts of the overall Fete that come from outside the immediate village community but none the less would see it as a typical English village activity.
A community only grows as the relationship between its members are enriched. Spending time together at events like the Fete enables our relationships to grow.
So, enjoy the hog roast, and the other things there are to eat and drink. Good luck with "guess the wieght of the cake" and other games and may you make new friends and renew old friendships.
Finally, my thanks go to the many, many people who work so hard to make this event possible. It is months in the planning and without the effort of all involved it would be impossible to hold. So to you all, thank you so much.
Reverend Sheial Cox (Rector)
Graham Mason and Kevin Moon - Churchwardens.
12.00pm Fete opened by the Revd Sheial Cox (Rector)
12.05pm Prize Giving - Primary School Art Competition "The Changing Face of Charing Primay School"
12.15pm A Muscial Melody with Charing School Choir
12.30pm Karate display by Karate Leadership UK, Lenham
12.45pm Tug o' Wat heats and final for Charing Primary School
01.15pm Punch and Judy show
01.45pm East Kent Morris Men
02.15pm Tug o War - adults heats & semi-final sponsored by Dalemarsh Ltd
02.45pm East Kent Morris Men
03.00pm Decorated Hat & Bonnet Competition judged by Corry Bain-Smith
03.15pm Pet Competion, judged by Vic Reeves & Nancy Sorrell
03.30pm Novelty Races for Children and Adults
04.00pm Tug o' War adult final - Prize £ 100
04.15pm Gardening Society Sale of Flowers
04.30pm Announcement of Competition Winners
The Fete Committee wish to express their appreciation and thanks for the generous support received from businesses, local traders, the Primary School, Gardening Society and individuals. At the time of going to print here are many who many not yet realise that they are going to volunteer or be involved in some way. As a Committee we will never be aware of every individual's involvement but rest assured that we are grateful for everyone's support.
We would encourage everyone to make use of the local traders and businesses whenever possible. Sourcing things local is likely to be an ever-increasing aspect of our daily lives as we start to look at our carbon footprint in response to the concerns about global warming.
Having sustainable village shops and businesses is a vital part of what makes this a vibrant and active village rather than simply being a "residential suburb of Ashford".
The Fete Committee
Every year on the weekend of the last May Bank Holiday, Charing welcomes a large group of walkers on the annual Pilgrimage from St Martin- in- the- Fields Pilgrimage to Canterbury.
This morning we received the following email:
I'm coming to Charing on Sunday 27 May as part of the annual Pilgrimage from St Martin- in- the- Fields Pilgrimage to Canterbury. Every year, we come down + raise money for the connection at St Martins and for the Canterbury homeless charity as well.
Some of us are happily staying in the Barn this year, or in the parish Hall or camping, and come post supper we will be clogging up the Royal Oak. Unfortunately all the Rooms at the Royal Oak are booked, but I wonder if you know anyone who would be happy to do a B + B (i.e. Bed + Bath) on the Sunday evening. It has to be within WALKING distance of the church.
All I'm after is a
Bath (Bliss) from about 4.30 ish, depending how fast I walk that day, and a
bed in a spare room. We leave early on Sunday morning + have breakfast all
together. I would happily donate my over night fee to a Charing Charity if
preferred (I was going to email the Vicar….) Unfortunately I don’t have any
connections in Charing I could ask directly … it’s the sort of thing one would
usually put in the Post office … and I know there would be several other pilgrims
who would also love a discreet B + B.
anyway, here's hoping, and my home email is Gillie.email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED TODAY! (Unfortunatley without letting the manager of this site know before this post went out)
The next lecture is by Sarah Pearson on The History and Buildings of the Medieval Port of Sandwich. This is on Thursday 11th April at 8pm in Charing Parish Hall.
Guests are welcome at £3.00 or why not become a member. Fees are: Adult £9, Senior Citizens £8, Joint membership £15, payable annually in September. Full-time students are free.
The society welcomes members from Charing and surrounding parishes. Currently it has about 100 members. From September to April, talks are organised on historical topics of local, regional or national interest, usually given by experts in the field. In addition there is a Christmas Social evening, and in May an AGM plus a short talk. Meetings take place in Charing parish hall at 8pm on the second Thursday of the month. In the early summer an outing is organised to a place or places of interest (Cadman Event).
On occasion specialist study groups are set up; at present there is the Census Group, they have completed 1901 and are now undertaking the 1911 census; another is the WW1 group, where they are gathering as much material as possible on the lives of local residents in the Great War. Anyone who has memorabilia or who are happy to be interviewed about their recollections and family involvement should contact Sarah Pearson (01233) 712772 . A recent specialist group resulted in the publication in 2011 of A History of Charing, £12, available from firstname.lastname@example.org or Charing Post Office. For further information contact the secretary, Jody Sealwood on (01233) 712561, email@example.com
For further information regarding the CDLH Society contact our new secretary, Jody Sealwood, 01233 712561, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cadnam Event 2013 - Saturday May 18th, 9am to approx. 5.45pm. £17members/£20non-members.
Following a talk by Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin on How Pugin Changed English Houses we will visit St Augustine's Church and The Grange, Ramsgate. Augustus Pugin bought the land on the West Cliff in 1841 and designed the house to have good views of the sea and the church next door. We can see over the whole house and will have guided tours of the church. There will then be 2 hours free time in Ramsgate for lunch (not included) with drop off and pick up by the Maritime Museum, which some might like to visit independently.
We then take the coach to RAF Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum at Manston, to see the aircraft and the Battle of Britain Memorial Museum. Finally, Monkton WI is providing a cream tea and homemade cakes.
To book please contact Kate McIver (01233 713357) or Sheila Neil (01233 713971) as soon as possible
Paul Martin (from Saddlers Estate Agents) wanted to let all CBA members know that thanks to the charming Charing website he had enquiry this weekend from some people in Perth, Australia looking to move to Kent!!! He is of course delighted and hoping to help them. He was particularly impressed at them being able to find him via the Charing website from the other side of the world.
As a reminder, as a CBA member, you get a free listing on the www.charingkent.co.uk website. The site is owned, run and managed by Karin Hermans of Wood You Like (also a CBA member). Karin very kindly produced this site and continues to manage it, free of charge to promote Charing and it all it has to offer. She is happy for CBA members to submit any news to her to post on the site. The site has a number of subscribers looking to keep up to date with whats happening in Charing. The more news and interesting things happening in Charing, the better for everyone.
You may like to check your listing is up to date and if you haven't already subscribe to receive news. Karin can be contacted on email@example.com
As you can see from Paul's news - you never know who may want you!
(on behalf of the Charing Business Association)
Fixing Warehouse - on top of Charing Hill - is re-launching the Charing branch on 19th and 20th April. We are doing this in aid of Kent Air Ambulance and it will be a two day events with lots of our suppliers showing up too, in the marquee out the front of Selecta House. There will be 10% of everything too!
We have a massive selection of fixings, screws, nails, bolts, sealants, glues, wood treatments, clothing, abrasives, ironmongery and much more.
All at very competitive prices, with great quantity discounts too!
See Kent’s largest display of ironmongery for doors and windows, from Ironmongery Warehouse.
Plus demonstrations from Worx Professional power tools, CT1 Sealants, Draper Tools, Scruffs Work wear ... and many more.
FREE refreshments served all day!
Wood You Like was "born" 10 years ago, in 2003, when we started trading as the natural wooden flooring specialists. So, 2013 is a very special year for us: celebrating our 10th Anniversary.
During our 10 years there have been many exciting times, which brings us to our special invitation to join in the celebrations:
Anyone also born in 2003 can send us their story of the most exciting thing happening in their young life. It could be something very specially you learned, someone very special (or famous) you met, something spectacular you saw or something extraordinarily you made. Or perhaps the best day in your life was when you won .......
Tell us all about it in a letter - between 200 - 1000 words - and the best 10 stories will be joined with our own special memories over these 10 years and turned into a booklet (kindle version) to be published in July 2013. All the winners' names will be on the "cover" of this 10 year Wood You Like booklet.
Entries - letters between 200 - 1000 words - can be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org before or on 31 May 2013 - which gives us plenty of time to select the 10 best stories and have the booklet ready for publication in July.
Please submit your name, address and date of birth with your email.