Chairman – Colin Wallsgrove.

 Issue 153 March 2018

 The speaker today is from our nominated charity Parkinson’s Disease.

 The next Meeting will be on April 27th it will be our annual Cream Tea.


 Once again Gloria was clever enough to obtain a bargain week-end break,

 for a coach load of us, from 16th

– 19th February. This time it was to the

 Isle of Wight and a driver came over from there to pick us up, remarkable!

 He turned out to be quite a comedian and we had an excellent journey

 there and back. Peter’s birthday was on the Friday and Colin & Gary’s on

 the Monday so there was a rousing chorus each day from about 50 people

 who really should not be auditioning with Gareth Malone any time soon!

 The hotel was very good and catered for all our needs most efficiently.

 Our driver happily took us on an island de-tour to their pearl factory on

 Saturday, ladies spent ages looking at some lovely designs with the men

 following dutifully behind, with a gentle nudges past the more expensive

 displays. Paul had promised us a trip to a vineyard on the Sunday, with a

 chance of wine tasting, but sadly they were not open , he came up trumps

 though with another trip to a large garden centre which sold a variety of

 things along with the usual plants and paraphanalia. We all came back

 sober and spent the afternoon doing our own thing ending with a good

 dinner and entertaining evening with a scottish comedian. Everyone felt

 better for the break, just what we needed at this rather flat time of the

 year. Thank you Gloria.

 Sent in by Chris and Colin Wallsgrove


Following the cancellation of the quiz, due to bad weather, a new date has

Been arranged for the 21st April at the village hall beginning at 7pm.

For those members who can’t make this new date a refund is available on

Request, otherwise it will be donated to the charity.

An elderly couple talking in the evening,

“Darling, I’m so sorry that I let out my anger at you so often. How do you

manage to stay so calm with my foul moods?”

“I always go and clean the toilet, when that happens.”

“ and that helps he said?”

“ yes, because I’m using your toothbrush.”

A little tribute to Ken Dodd who died this month.

Always be nice to your kids because they’re the ones who’ll decide

which home you’re going in.

1066 Hastings, King Harold sitting on his horse with an arrow stuck in his

eye and all his courtiers around him saying: “ keep blinking, it’ll work its way out.

My dad knew I was going to be a comedian. When I was a baby he said.

“ Is this a joke”

The man who invented cat’s eyes got the idea when he saw the eyes of a

cat in his headlights. If the cat had been going the other way, he would

have invented the pencil sharpener.

What a beautiful day for dashing out to Trafalgar Square, chucking a

bucket of whitewash over the pigeons and saying, “ there you are, how

do you like it.

what do you call a lady with one leg longer than the other? Eileen.

Have you ever been in a Jacuzzi? With the water swirling away? you

don’t know whether to enjoy it or apologise. 



 Knole Park and Polehill Garden Centre.

 Thursday 19th April. National Trust Members £12, Non Members £20

 Coach leaves Allington 9.30 am, Fant Lane 9.40am, Beverley shops 9.45

 Contact Mo 661498.


 Wednesday 23rd May. Trip to Eltham Palace, you will be invited into Ginie

 Courtauld’s wardrobe to try on her hats. And breathe her perfume. This

 is a house of quirky details. This is great fun Art Deco meets hollywood

 film sets with a twist of Cunard liner. 1930’s high society. It also has some

 very nice Gardens and a restaurant. We then go on to Greenwich for some

 free time.

 Price: £24 For members of English Heritage only £12.

 Leave Fant, Beverley 10.10am, Allington 10.30am.

 Contact Gloria 720515.


 Barmara holiday next year is from the 7th

– 11th May. Due to difficulty

 Obtaining rooms this year I am unable to offer one price for all. The basic

 Price is £325.00 pp, single rooms have a surcharge of £10.00

 NOTE. The balance for this holiday is due now.

 Contact Neil kenwright 01622 727066


 Thursday 14th June. A trip has been arranged to Pashley Manor Gardens for

 their Rose Week. With a chance to have lunch on their raised patio which

 overlooks the gardens, or maybe a picnic. Also calling into Bumbles Garden

 Centre at Frittenden on the way home. Price £23.

 Pickup Fant lane 9.30am, Beverley Road 9.40am, Allington 10.00am.

 Contact Gloria 720515.

 Would all members please remember that you are required to obtain your

 own travel insurance if you join in any of our outings or trips away unless

 otherwise stated as included. Barmara cannot be held responsible for any

 Members not covered by insurance. 


Rambles/ Ambles


Monday 23rd April. From Aylesford to Maidstone along the river bank

 Approx 3 miles, no stiles, easy going.

Meet in Pudding Lane at to catch the 155 bus leaving at 10.12am.

Contact Ken 720476.


The Ten Pin Bowling was cancelled this month due to the ” Beast from the


Note Ten Pin Bowling has now finished for the summer, it will resume in the

Autumn. But don’t forget we will start Petanque this month.

KURLING ( John 687415 )

TA Centre Boxley Road

10am to 12.noon Cost £1-50

Fridays Dates.

20th Apr, 18th May, 15th Jun.

PETANQUE (John 687415 )

Redstart Pub. 10am.

Coffee/tea, Lunch Optional.

Dates. 26th March, 16th April

28th May, 18th June, 9th July,

13th August, 10th September,

22nd October.

COFFEE MORNING (Maureen 727066)

Barming Parish Hall

Mondays 10am to 12 noon


5th Mar, 9th April, 14th May,

ART GROUP (Sheila 728183)

Barming Parish Hall

10am to 12 noon

Dates, 27th Mar, 3rd April,

10th April, 17th April.

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