Calendar

Oct
12
Sat
Leeds Castle and Hollingbourne Garden Society Annual Supper @ Village Hall
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tickets are available from Jane Morris (Tel. 884153) at £8.00 each. Please bring your own drinks and glasses.

The Leeds Castle and Hollingbourne Garden Society

Come and join us for

 THE GARDEN SOCIETY SUPPER
Saturday, 12th October 2019
7.00 for 7.30pm.  Hollingbourne Village Hall

Great food and good company for £8!
Please bring your own drinks and glasses
Book your place with Jane Morris

Phone: 01622 884153
or email; beechtreecottage@btinternet.com

 The website of the Society is lchgardensociety.co.uk

Oct
27
Sun
Steam Day at the Wormshill and Bredgar Light Railway @ The Warren, Bredgar
Oct 27 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

A special extra steam gala day. All are welcome.

Please follow the link for more information: http://www.bwlr.co.uk/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bredgar_and_Wormshill_Light_Railway

Pictured below is a train at the railway.

steam-railway

 

 

 

Nov
9
Sat
November Men’s Breakfast @ The Dirty Habit
Nov 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

A full English breakfast at the Dirty Habit with a guest speaker. All men are welcome. The cost is £8 per head.

For further details please contact Jim Findlay telephone 880244.

Pictured below is the Dirty Habit in Upper Street.

dirty-habit-inside

Nov
10
Sun
Remembrance Sunday Service and Events @ Saint Nicholas' Church
Nov 10 @ 10:50 am – 11:45 am

A Service of Remembrance to be attended by members of the Leeds and Hollingbourne branch of the Royal British Legion who are celebrating their 98th anniversary. Wreaths will also be laid at the Village War Memorials in Leeds and Hollingbourne and in the churches at Broomfield, Leeds, and Hollingbourne..

The following services will be held:

Other local services and events are as follows:

12 midday Broomfield Church and War Memorial

12.45pm Hollingbourne War Memorial

Further information about the 50 names on the Hollingbourne War Memorial can be found on Site Pages or by going here , These names include 37 from the first World War and 13 from the Second World War.

Pictured below is the 2013 Hollingbourne War Memorial Remembrance Ceremony with visitors from Templeuve who will not be in attendance this year as Armistice Day in France clashes with Remembrance Sunday in England. The memorial is in Eyhorne Street close to Hollingbourne County Primary School. More information about the Leeds and Hollingbourne branch of the Royal British Legion is available from Derek Davison Tel 880650.

fete-2013-war-memorial

 

 

 

Apr
8
Wed
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
11
Sat
Point to Point Horse Racing @ Charing Hill Racecourse.
Apr 11 @ 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
22
Fri
Pilgrim’s Way Artists Annual Exhibition @ Lenham Tythe Barn in the centre of Lenham
May 22 @ 10:00 am – Jun 1 @ 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 third 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.

 

 

 

Jul
3
Fri
Kent County Show @ Kent County Showground on the A249 (M20 Junction 7) at Detling.
Jul 3 – Jul 5 all-day

The 91st 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.

 

Apr
3
Sat
Point to Point Horse Racing @ Charing Hill Racecourse.
Apr 3 @ 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.

 

Apr
8
Thu
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/