Calendar

Dec
25
Tue
Christmas Day Family Communion with Carols @ Saint Mary's Church,
Dec 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

A traditional Christmas day service for the Pilgrim’s Way Parishes. There are no Christmas Day services in Hollingbourne, Hucking, Detling, Thurnham or Grove Green. All are welcome to attend.

Pictured below is Boxley Church.

Boxley Church in the North Downs Benefice.

 

 

 

 

Dec
26
Wed
Boxing Day Walk from the Village Hall @ Hollingbourne Village Hall
Dec 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Annual Boxing Day Walk formerly organised by the now defunct Hollingbourne Society and presently by the Hollingbourne Meadows Trust. The poster for the 2018 event appears below. All are welcome.

The website of the Hollingbourne Meadows Trust is http://www.hollingbournemeadowstrust.co.uk/

 

 

Jan
7
Mon
Summer Fete Planning Meeting – Volunteers welcome! @ The Sugar Loaves PH in Eyhorne Street.
Jan 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Hollingbourne’s next Annual Summer Fete and Exemption Dog Show will be  held on Saturday 8th June 2019 on the Lance Memorial Playing Field. All are welcome to attend this meeting for the 2019 event.

Hollingbourne Parish Council is keen to widen the support for the Fete which has raised thousands of pounds for local causes over the years. Unfortunately the organisation of the Fete has become the responsibility of fewer and fewer people and the Parish Council is keen to widen the membership of the Fete Committee so that it is more inclusive of the Hollingbourne as a whole. All local organisations are invited to attend.

 

Please see below for some pictures of previous Fetes.

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The Hollingbourne Pantomime Group at a Caribbean themed Fete.
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The Exemption Dog Show at the 2011 Fete.
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Members of the Hollingbourne Pantomime Group at the 2014 Fete.
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A classic MGTF from the 1950’s at the 2012 Village Fete.
The cartoon themed Royal British Stall at the 2017 Hollingbourne Fete and Exemption Dog Show.
The judging of the “best looking boy” class in the Exemption dog show at the 2017 Fete.
Alan Williams from Upper Street with two members of the WI who were celebrating the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote for the first time at the 2018 Fete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan
19
Sat
Les Batons – Kent Eurobash Weekend @ Hollingbourne Village Hall
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm

A two day annual festival of French music and dance. New members welcome.

For more information please go to : https://www.facebook.com/Les-Batons-1435926823339543/ and https://sites.google.com/site/lesbatons/

Pictured below are Les Batons in the Village Hall.

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Apr
2
Tue
Egg Rolling on Hollingbourne Downs @ Hollingbourne Downs
Apr 2 @ 9:15 am – 11:00 am

The annual egg rolling competition for pupils of Hollingbourne County Primary School. This event which uses hard boiled eggs that are decorated by the pupils is a local tradition.

Please see the School website at http://www.hollingbourne.kent.sch.uk/ for further information or Tel 880270.

Pictured below is a previous year’s Egg Rolling Race on the Downs.

A selection of views of Hollingbourne.[15]

 

 

 

Apr
8
Mon
The Hucking Bluebell Walk. @ Hucking Estate of the Woodland Trust
Apr 8 – May 19 all-day

A special Bluebell walk on the Hucking Estate of the Woodland Trust which can be reached by driving up Hollingbourne Hill and then turning left and then left again at the signpost to Hucking and St. Margaret’s Church. The free public car park is on the left just before the church. All are welcome and there is no charge.

The Trail can be reached by leaving the car park and entering the wood. The nearby Hook and Hatchet Public House in Church Road can easily be reached for food and drink. Dogs are welcome.

Pictured below are some of the Bluebells photographed in April 2016.

A selection of views of Hollingbourne.[6]

More information is at https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/

 

Apr
20
Sat
Point to Point Horse Racing @ Charing Hill Racecourse.
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A traditional Easter Saturday event for all the family along the A20 at the bottom of Charing Hill. Attractions include a children’s fun fair, market stalls, refreshment tents, and racing with the chance of a flutter with the course bookmakers. Hollingbourne once had a point to point course which was located in the field between the Cardwell Pavilion and the Pilgrim’s Way.

Pony races start at 12.45 and horse races begin at 2pm. Admission £20 per car on the course or £30 per car on the hill with view of the course. Pedestrians are £5 and children are free. Single occupant cars are entitled to a £10 discount. More information is at http://ashfordvalleyhunt.co.uk/

Pictured below is a race at Charing.

 

May
17
Fri
Pilgrim’s Way Artists 2019 Annual Exhibition @ Lenham Tythe Barn in the centre of Lenham
May 17 @ 10:00 am – May 27 @ 6:00 pm

An exhibition of work by 30+ local artists including potters and sculptors. Over 400 items on display with demonstrations and workshops – admission free.

This is the twenty second annual exhibition and more details appear below:-

Pilgrims Way Art Show

 The Tithe Barn,

Off Village Square,

Lenham,

Kent,

ME17 2QD

For more information about the Pilgrims Way Artists, please go to www.pilgrimswayartists.org.uk

Pictured below is the Tythe Barn in Lenham just off the Square and close to St. Mary’s churchyard.

 

 

 

Jun
8
Sat
Annual Summer Fete and Exemption Dog Show @ Cardwell Pavilion
Jun 8 @ 12:45 pm – 5:30 pm

The Annual Village Fete with stalls and entertainments for everyone. The entire day is supported by Hollingbourne Parish Council and other local organisations.

More information to follow.

Stalls can be booked via the Parish Clerk on Tel 880526 (Mobile 07856 180003)or via e-mail at pchollingbourne@gmail.com

 

Some pictures of previous Fetes appear below.

The cartoon themed Royal British Stall at the 2017 Hollingbourne Fete and Exemption Dog Show.
The maypole dancers from Hollingbourne County Primary School with Headteacher Ralph Baldock on the right.
The judging of the “best looking boy” class in the Exemption dog show at the 2017 Fete.
A Ford Mustang was one of the classic cars on display together with the owner from the Pilgrim’s Way.
The hoola hooping display by pupils at Hollingbourne County Primary School organised by Sarah Nurden.
The dance display by New Direction Performing Arts at the 2017 Hollingbourne Fete.
The dancers from Templeuve leading the crowd in Zumba dancing at the 2017 Hollingbourne Fete.
Two of the teams squaring up for the Tug O War Competition which ended the 2017 Hollingbourne Fete at 5.30pm.

 

Jul
5
Fri
Kent County Show @ Kent County Showground on the A249 (M20 Junction 7) at Detling.
Jul 5 – Jul 7 all-day

The 89th Kent County Show is not far from Hollingbourne and can be approached from the M20 (Junction 7 – Hollingbourne is at Junction 8) and then driving up the A249 towards Sittingbourne and the Isle of Sheppey.

For further details of the County Show, please follow the link to: https://kentshowground.co.uk/

Some pictures of previous shows appear below.