Calendar

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/

 

Mobile Library @ Hollingbourne Village Hall
Apr 8 @ 12:10 pm – 1:10 pm

Regular Mobile Library visit to Hollingbourne Village Hall

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.

 

Service of Light @ All Saints, Hollingbourne
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr
12
Sun
Easter Day Eucharist @ All Saints, Holllingbourne
Apr 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Apr
19
Sun
Farewell Service for Revd Kite @ All Saints & St. Mary's, Boxley
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Apr
22
Wed
Mobile Library @ Hollingbourne Village Hall
Apr 22 @ 12:10 pm – 1:10 pm

Regular Mobile Library visit to Hollingbourne Village Hall

May
17
Sun
Evensong @ St. Margaret's, Hucking
May 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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.

 

 

 

Jun
13
Sat
Annual Summer Fete and Exemption Dog Show @ Cardwell Pavilion
Jun 13 @ 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.

The programme for the Fete in 2019 was as follows and the 2020 event is expected to be generally similar (tbc):

HOLLINGBOURNE FETE 2019
Saturday 8th June 2019
To be held on The Lance Memorial Playing Field, Hollingbourne

Programme of Events

12.45 pm – Classic Cars assemble at the Fete
1.00 pm – Fete Opening Ceremony by James Findlay
1.05 pm – Classic Cars parade in the arena
1.15 pm – Judging of stalls by representatives from Parish Council, Church and School
1.15 pm – Exemption Dog Show (part 1)
1.50 pm – Maypole Dancing by Hollingbourne Primary School
2.15 pm – Sports Events in arena
3.20 pm – Kent Spectations
3.45 pm – Exemption Dog Show (part 2)
4.20 pm – Directions Performing Arts
5.00 pm – Prize giving (Best stall) by James Findlay
5.05 pm – Tug o’ war competition (Teams of 8 to register by 4.30 pm)
5.35 pm – Fete closes.

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.