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54 Delivered by Delivered by Delivered by Private Care Service at Mealtimes Town & Country Homecare Limited, 102a High Street, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HT For a free assessment of your care needs or to receive your brochure Call us on 01580 762244 Our Private Care Service carers can come to your house and help to prepare fresh, ready made or light meals. This help can form part of a tailored package of care that could help you stay in your own home for longer, rather than going into a care home before its really needed. We can assist those who need help due to frailty, disability or illness to live as independently as possible, with comfort and dignity, in their own home. Domestic Care £9.77 per hour The villa g ge directory April 2013 for Charing and surrounding villages and surrounding villages Delivered FREE to 4,000 homes in TN27

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Town & Country Homecare Limited, 102a High Street, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HT

For a free assessment of your care needs or to receive your brochure Call us on 01580 762244

Our Private Care Service carers can come to your house and help to prepare fresh, ready made or light meals. This help can form part of a tailored package of care that could help you stay in your own home for longer, rather than going into a care home before its really needed. We can assist those who need help due to frailty, disability or illness to live as independently as possible, with comfort and dignity, in their own home.

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April 2013

for Charing and surrounding villagesand surrounding villages

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Whether you are feeling creative, want to keep fit, thinking of revamping your home or garden. Maybe you want to learn a new language or take better photographs.

Full details are available at, or by calling 0845 606 5606 or ask a member of staff.


BE INSPIRED - Experience Something New

You and Your Colours11th May 1-4pm 1 week £30 ASH/01469/A/LC

Songwriting16th April 6-7:30pm 10 weeks £85 ASH/02522/A/LC

Acrylic Painting16th April 1:30-3:30pm 8 weeks £92 ASH/02477/A/LC

Floristry17th April 10am-12pm 10 weeks £99 ASH/02531/A/LC

Sugarcraft22nd April 3:30-5:30pm 10 weeks £92 ASH/01061/A/LC

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Introduction to Contemporary Art24th April 1-3pm 10 weeks £51 ASH/04551/A/LC

Bring this voucher to your local centre and receive 10% off tuition fees on the courses above. Valid until end April 2013.

This voucher can only be used once. Terms and conditions apply and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount.

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Tai Chi - Beginners15th April 6:45-7:45pm 10 weeks £55 ASH/02558/A/LC

Yoga for All16th April 6:15-7:15pm 6 weeks £30 ASH/01771/A/LC

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Sign Language - Taster27th April 10am-4pm 1 week £35 ASH/01279/A/LC

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Welcome tothe village directory

Hi everyone,

It’s Chocolate time! Just as I’ve managed to knock off a few of the pounds I gained at Christmas, Easter arrives with all the temptation of chocolate. When I was young I was fussy about the fl avours and types I enjoyed but these days, in my more mature years, my taste has broadened to the point where any chocolate is a delight, whether it’s milk or plain, with almost anything in the centre (not Turkish Delight!) I will put my feet up and enjoy a moment or two in that world where the Cadbury’s Flake girl used to stroll (now I’m showing my age!).

Anyway enough of that, there’s far more to Easter than chocolate, it’s the begining of spring and hopefully the weather will refl ect that. It’s time to clear out those cupboards, spring clean, decorate or, weather permitting, begin to tackle the garden. I’m sure we will all be busy bees in one way or another, whether your focus is on social or domestic activities you’ll fi nd ideas and help within these page. Why not check out some of our new advertisers.

Have a great Easter ~ Debbie

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nowledgeable staff to help answer your questions

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LandscapingTree Surgery &

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• All Aspects of Treework

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Let us arrange for your dog/s to stay with one of our local, carefully selected, very special families – because at Barking Mad we believe your dog deserves a holiday too!

Tel: 01303 812902 Email: [email protected]

For more information, or to find out how to become a host family, please contact Trish Feely


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“The Complete Service”

Handmade Curtains • Designer Fabrics Tracks & Poles • Blinds • Wallpapers

Little Greene Paint

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Calling all volunteer helpers, mad eccentric drivers who want to throw

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contact Sarah on 01233 720 166 for further information.

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Seasonal DelightsSpiced Rack of Lamb

with Fragrant RiceServes 4 Ready in 1 hour

Perfect for a spring Sunday

lunch or stylish supper this

quick and easy lamb dish is

full of fl avor. Choose a couple

of meaty racks of lamb from

a good butcher and score the

layers of fat before spreading

with the harissa paste. Serve

with a cooling garlic and mint

yoghurt sauce.

Ingredients:• 1 tbsp harissa paste (see Tip)• 2 trimmed racks of lamb, each

with 6 bones• • 2 red onions, peeled and cut into

slim wedges• 50g butter• • 225g basmati rice, rinsed and

drained• 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed• 750ml vegetable stock• Generous pinch saff ron strands• 50g sultanas• 40g fl aked almonds, lightly

toasted• 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds

Tip:Harissa paste is a fi ery hot North African blend of red chilli peppers and spices – just a little goes a long way so use sparingly. You’ll fi nd it in small jars near the dried herb and spice sections in most large supermarkets.

Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas 6. Spread the harissa paste over the lamb racks. Place the racks in an oiled roasting tin and add the onion wedges.

Roast in the preheated oven for 25-35 minutes depending on how pink you like your lamb. Remove from the oven. Cover with foil and leave to rest for 10 minutes – the lamb will be juicier and easier to carve.

Meanwhile, heat the butter in a heavy-based pan until melted and foaming. Add the rice and garlic. Fry gently for 1-2 minutes, stirring until the rice is translucent. Pour in the stock. Add the saff ron and bring to the boil, stirring.

Cover the pan with a tight fi tting lid. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and cook for 15-20 minutes without removing the lid until the rice is tender and all the liquid is absorbed. Remove from the heat. Fork through to separate the grains. Add the sultanas, fl aked almonds and pomegranate seeds.

Carve the lamb racks into individual cutlets and serve immediately with the fragrant rice and roast onion wedges.

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Broccoli (Purple)CabbageCaulifl owerGreensKaleOnionsRocketSpring OnionsSpring GreensSwede


FishCocklesCodCrabHalibutJohn DorySalmonSea BassSea Trout

Meat & GameBeefGuinea fowlHareLambMuttonPorkRabbitVealVenisonWood Pigeon

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For kids, April means the Easter holidays. Time for enforced fun, ill-fated camping trips and long drives squished in the back of the car, with your siblings breathing in your face. We’ve picked some of the best books about family life and how to survive. Two weeks off …are we there yet?

My Family and Other Animals: Gerald DurrellEccentric but enchanting, Durrell recalls his blissful childhood growing up on a Greek Island. Scorpions and snakes abound, as well as colourful characters and the all-round air of plain bonkers-madness that we associate with family life. Chaotic and hypnotic, this book is hugely funny and hasn’t lost any of its appeal over the years.

Little Women: Louisa May AlcottNever were there such devoted sisters…until you add domestic turmoil, death and boys into the mix. Amy, Beth, Jo and Meg are the March sisters growing up during the Civil War era. Jo doesn’t want to cut her hair off and Meg doesn’t want to be a governess, but you have to admit that Beth comes off worst! It’s an all-American classic and is a defi nite must-read for any teenage girl, whether you have sisters or not.

The Awakening: Kate ChopinThis is the hopeless tale of New Orleans housewife Edna Pontellier who struggles like a caged bird, batting against the bars and confi nes of domesticity. There was little empathy for the character when the book was fi rst published and certainly she can be read as a very selfi sh protagonist, but subsequent

generations have come to recognise Edna’s plight, her need for a sensuous relationship and ultimately, her freedom.

Everybody Jam: Ali LewisThe Dawson family is used to harsh climates and tough situations: they run a cattle station in Australia’s Northern Territory. Plagued by drought, this year’s ‘muster’ will be another battle with the elements. But there’s more to contend with than the outdoors this year. Eldest son Jonny has been killed but no one talks about it, 14 year old Sissy is pregnant after ‘rooting’ with an Aboriginal lad and there’s a new Pommie house girl who can’t even make toast. Told through the eyes of 13 year old Danny, it’s a story of a strong clan who overcome adversity and survive, way out in the outback.

The Red House: Mark HaddonHow do siblings become total strangers? Brought together by the death of their mother, Angela and her brother Richard have only really communicated through phone calls for the last decade or so. Now Richard has invited Angela and her growing brood to spend a week with them in deepest darkest Wales. The book fl its between characters but once you’re into the rhythm of how these two families tick, it’s a great read that’s full of sibling-

rivalry, trips and falls down memory lane and getting to know each other all over again.

We Need to Talk About Kevin: Lionel ShriverThis is the shocking and disturbing story of a family torn apart when the eldest son carries out a massacre at his school. It’s powerfully told through a series of letters written by his mother, Eva to her husband Franklin as she tries to come to terms with the atrocities carried out by Kevin. It brings up all kinds of questions about nature versus nurture and how siblings and parents impact on each other’s lives. Throughout the book we can begin to piece together exactly what took place in the high school gym, but it still won’t prepare you for the startling conclusion. Quite simply, a brilliant thriller.

The Red House by Mark Haddon, published by Jonathan Cape. Used

by permission of The Random House Group Limited

We Are Family

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Easter Weekendwill soon be here

(March 31st)

Romney Leg / Shoulder of Lamb, Aberdeen Angus (matured for a minimum of 21 days) Topside / Silverside or Rib of Beef or Native Breed

Shoulder / Leg of Pork

Special offer – Romney Lamb Chops £11.95 / kg Free delivery within the TN27 area (orders over £30)

or collect from Rolvenden Farmers’ Market (Maundy Thursday)

Horsmonden Farmers’ Market (Good Friday)Egerton Farmers’ Market (Good Friday)

To place your order please call: 01233 756609or email: [email protected]

ORDER from Farmer Palmer’s ProductsFinalist of “The Best Meat Producer” in the Taste

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• See for a video of the valet process

• Ovenu Ashford is approved by Trading Standards

• Contact Richard at Ovenu Ashford

• 01233 380023 or 0800 1409800

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health & beauty



01233 712203 – email: [email protected]



We celebrate WARREN being with us for 7 years – Congratulations!!

A BIG welcome to JODIE and our newly qualified stylist RIA.

JODIE comes to the salon with national and international experience

and with RIA, whose speciality is “Hair Up” for weddings and those

special occasions, we look forward to the years ahead continuing to look

after ALL our client’s – existing and new – hair requirements.

So, just call or email for a quotation or consultation with the team, late

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Text JODIE on 07833031717 and RIA on 07759040912

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• Microdermabrasion • Shellac • Massage• Waxing • Lashes • Acrylic Nails

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Unit 2, Brenchley Mews,School Road,

Charing TN27 0JW.


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Late Night Appointments Available

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Crawley Clinic16a Brighton Rd, Crawley RH10 6AA

Tel : 01293 538 [email protected]

We’re the only clinic inthis area to offer TATTOOREMOVAL with 2 highpowered Q lasers.

No single laser can remove all typesof tattoo ink and colours.

The Q-switched 1064 ND:Yagremoves dark blue, black, greyand white ink.

The Q-switched 532 KTPremoves red, purple, orange,brown, green blue.

The ‘Chill cooled’ laser is fastand gentle to your skin.

All staff are trained and certifiedin tattoo removal.

The price will be from £55 -£155 per session depending onthe depth, size and colour.

Call us to arrange you freeconsultation.

Wells Clinic9 New Street, Ashford, Kent TN24 8TN

Tel: 01233 [email protected]

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• Cutting • Colouring • Styling• Wedding Hair & Racoon Hair Extensions

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Testimonial:Testimonial: I have had my hair cut and coloured by Lara for nearly a decade, I recently moved house but I am still visiting Lara for my hair. When you fi nd an excellent hairdresser you hang on to them! Lara is excellent and I highly recommend her as a very talented and totally reliable hair-dresser. I am often asked where I have my hair done, which is obviuosly a major compliment to her skills.~ Frances Mills president of the Law Society

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“Are you struggling to resolve issues in your relationship and need some help?”

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Pengelly& Rylands

FAMILY SOLICITORS For friendly advice in times of need

• Family, Children & Divorce(Fixed Fee appointments available)

• Elderly Client Care• House Sales & Purchases• Equity Release• Wills & Probate• Commercial

Please call us on 01580 76224839/41 High Street, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6BJ

Buying a property with someone else? Make sure you protect your interests!

In the latest in our regular series of articles regarding legal matters, Katrina Kemp, Trainee Solicitor at Pengelly & Rylands, gives some advice on buying a property with another party.

If you are looking to buy a property jointly with someone else, you can hold the ownership as either “Joint Tenants” or “Tenants in Common”.

Joint tenants both own the whole of a property and are entitled to an equal and undivided share in it. On the death of one of the joint owners, the property passes automatically to the survivor, whatever the Will of the deceased party might say. This method is most commonly used by married couples (however, in the event of divorce and a sale of the property, the presumption that the proceeds should be shared equally between the parties may be overturned by the court). Joint tenancy can be changed to tenants in common if your situation changes. This is called “severing the joint tenancy”.

Tenants in common have an undivided share in the property. That share could be equal or unequal. Tenants in common is most suited if you are putting unequal amounts of money into the property and you want this to be refl ected in your shares of ownership. The following few examples may refl ect your situation:

1. If you are contributing towards your off spring’s fi rst home you may want to hold a share in the property as tenants in common. Your solicitor could prepare a trust deed to refl ect the share you have contributed, how and when you will be repaid and who will be responsible for the property. When the property is sold you will be entitled to the share of the sale proceeds as stated in the trust deed.

2. When buying a house with your partner it is best to discuss how you want to hold the ownership of the property. It may be unromantic but it can prevent any legal battles in the future. Where partners are not married it is more common to hold as tenants in common and to have a trust deed. If you have contributed in unequal shares it is important a trust deed is drafted stating what shares are agreed.

Katrina Kemp, Trainee Solicitor

3. If you want to invest in a property for business or with family you might consider holding the property as tenants in common. A trust deed should refl ect the respective shares and mention how the property will be maintained and/or mortgage payments are to be met.

On the death of a tenant in common, the share of the deceased joint owner will not pass automatically to the survivor, but in accordance with the terms of their Will or under the rules of intestacy rules. It is therefore imperative your Will is kept up-to-date.

If you would like us to act in your sale or purchase, draft a trust deed, change your ownership from joint tenants to tenants in common (or vice versa), update your Will or off er further legal advice please call us on 01580 762248.

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Events AprilSat 13th Apr Everyone welcome to the Spring Gardening Show at Pluckley Village Hall. Just search your garden for exhibits, setup between 10.15 & 11.45am, doors open 2.45pm, no charge. Then anticipation and excitement, prize giving 3.30pm. Wide range of entries of fl owers, pot plants, vegetables, even Rhubarb! Children - show your art skills decorating an egg & carving a vegetable. For more detail phone Pat Morss 01233 840686 or email [email protected].

Charing Christmas Lights The Ladies of the Lights will be holding two fundraising events in April. The fi rst being an indoor clothes and accessories sale (Ladies,Mens and Children’s items)on Saturday 13th April in the Church Barn.The cost to hire a table is £10.Refreshments available all day. To book your place or for more information,please call, Anita 01233 714068 or Ann 01233 713035.

The second event will be an evening of entertainment on Saturday 27th April,with “St George” being the theme.The Hollingbourne, Lenham and Charing Players are combining forces,so it promises to be a great evening.Tickets cost £6 per person and must be booked in advance.Please bring your own drinks,glasses and nibbles.Please contact Anita to

book your place. The Weald of Kent Computer Club will meet on Wednesday 17th April in Biddenden New Village Hall at 8 pm. The topic this evening will be:- “A comparison of Tablets with the iPad” Annual membership is £10 plus £2 per meeting. Non-members are welcome (£3, but fi rst visit is free) Full details: [email protected]

The Biddenden Horticultural Society meets on Wednesday 24th April in the Village Hall (7:15pm for 7:30pm start). Barry England will be giving a talk on ‘Propagation’. Contact Irene on 01580291777 or Lesley on 01580291931. Members £1, Non Members £2.50. Annual membership £5. New members welcome.

Saturday 27th April 2013 Charing Church Flower Arrangers invite you to a COFFEE MORNING in the Church Barn from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Entry: £1.00 to include a cup of coff ee, homemade biscuit or savoury scone. Plants and cakes for sale, Raffl e and Tombola. All proceeds towards the Church Festival of

Flowers and Talents which is to be held on 20th, 21st and 22nd September 2013.

Appledore Wedding Fayre 2013

The event will be held within the Parish Church and grounds of St Peter and St Paul, Appledore on Saturday 20th April 2013.

The Fayre will be open from 11am to 4pm with a bridal fashion show in the church in the afternoon - see the brides & grooms walk down the aisle!

There will also be exhibitor stands and wedding cars at the Village Hall.

A complimentary goody bag will be available for the fi rst 50 brides to register with a celebratory glass of buck’s fi zz on arrival.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

For further details, please contact:

The Rev’d Tricia Fogden on 01233 758250 or email [email protected]

Do you provide a fi rst class wedding service within The Romney Marsh, Tenterden and Ashford area?

Would you like to exhibit at our Wedding Fayre alongside the cream of local businesses?

If so we need to hear from you! We have a limited number of stands available in each wedding supplier category.

lf you have any queries or you wish to discuss in more detail any individual requirements, please don’t hesitate to call get in touch, details as above.

The Ashford (Kent) Art Society Spring Exhibition runs from April 24th - May 6th incl. Ashford (Kent) Art Society is holding their Spring Exhibition and sale of work at St Mary’s Parish Church, Ashford. Until May 6th incl. 10 - 4.30 daily except Sunday. Free admission. All welcome.

Tenterden Museum Opening Exhibition 2013: Return from the Boer War - A Tenterden Man’s Story. Anticipating next year’s centenary of World War I, this exhibition looks back to life in Tenterden before that time and shows how local people participated in a world event that heralded the beginning of a new era. The exhibition runs from Good Friday, 29 March until Sunday 28 April. Details and opening times at or ring 07702 214402.

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May 16th, 17th and 18th - Woodchurch Players present an exciting Francis Durbridge thriller 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall. Telephone bookings 01233 861363 - or Box Offi ce Woodchurch Post Offi ce 9th and 10th May.

Please send your events to:

e v e n t s @ t h e v i l l a g e d i r e c t o r y. c o. u k . Please note that this email address is not continually monitored, therefore if you have a query or require a reply please copy your email to: [email protected].

desperately need a few younger members - who might eventually with training form a small demonstration team for pub events or fetes . Do come along and bring a friend. Ring Evelyn or John Voller on 01233 713758.The Biddenden Horticultural Society Annual membership £5. New members welcome. Contact Audrey Davies on 01580 291624 or Lesley Lidgett on 01580 291931Smarden Short Mat Bowls ClubWe welcome new novice or experienced bowlers of all ages. We meet every Thurs. morning at 9.45am and the fi rst Tues. of month at 7.15pm, in the Charter Hall Smarden. Contact Malcolm 01233 770572.Clandestine Cake Club is a great way to meet new people, catch up with friends and the perfect excuse to eat cake! We meet approximately every six weeks with a diff erent theme for each meeting to make things even more interesting! It’s a social thing - not a cake competition, so everyone from complete novices to professional bakers are welcome. The idea is to share your cake and have some fun! For more information, contact Zarina Hawkins on [email protected]

Headcorn Flea & Collectors Market held at Headcorn Methodist Church Hall. 9th of the month. 9.30am to 2.30pm Free Entry 01622-890735

CLUBS & SOCIETIES The Biddenden Horticultural Society Annual membership £5. New members welcome. Contact Irene Orsborne on 01580 291777 or Lesley Lidgett on 01580 291931.Egerton Over 60’s ClubWe have a few vacancies for anyone, any age at the moment and from any district.We are a friendly group who enjoy stimulating speakers and interesting, enjoyable and relaxing outings.Example of speaker’s subjects--A Trip Along the Military Canal, Baird-the Pioneer of Television and Kent Photo Archives. Outings will include Groombridge Place, a river cruise on the Kentish Lady plus picnic,and more. Interested? contact one of the following --David on 756544, Graham on 756620 or Sheila on 756294.You will be made most welcome.Little Chart Bridge ClubFriendly duplicate bridge every Tuesday afternoon at Little Chart Village Hall. For more information please contact Carmen Gunther on 01233 840 395.Kennington Badminton Club, play at the Norton Knatchbull School on a Wed evening from 7.30 p.m.-10.00 p.m. Contact Mark Feeney on 01233 663030 or Shirley Mountford on 01233 610134.Smarden Heritage Centre - Smarden Charter Hall, Smarden. Open every Friday 9:30am to 1:30pm visit: www.smardenheritagecentre.synthasite.comBiddenden Squash Club 01580 291130email [email protected] Junior Football Club - Always looking for new players 7 -18, for fun and enjoyable football. Contact Steve on 07958 447948.Charing Scottish Dancing Beginners Club Friday evenings, Charing Parish Hall, 7.30pm. We guarantee a relaxed and enjoyable evening. But we

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Don’t Miss It WILDLIFE! The new musical comedy Don’t Miss It

May 2, 3 & 4th at the Norton Knatchbull School, Ashford, (free parking)Presented by the Ashford New British Musical Am-Dram Society & FLY THE FLAG PRODUCTIONS

How many times have you longed for something really funny, fresh & original to enjoy with the bonus of great new songs you’ll want to sing, hear or play again & again?! Here’s your

opportunity! “WILDLIFE” a new musical comedy; a story of modern life mixing family & business is what you want! The cast…. Age 8 to – older than they like to admit. The scenario shows the Speed family & colourful employees thrown together making Television adverts, using music,

song & dance. Add bees, faxes, a lovable dog & 4 kids – you have the ingredients for situational comedy fun. Life is a struggle for all.

Everything against them, mistakes & incredible incidents will happen!Characters include Jean- Paul, a quirky French Composer, a Polish assistant, a cheeky old

Cockney, plus the speed’s 4 kids who are at war! Watch them and fi nd out how team SCRAMP try to sell the –un-sellable, using their wit, creative energy & not quite enough wisdom… It’s win lifesaving contract or curtains for everyone! Prepare for a roller – coaster ride of bathos, pathos

and chaos.FOR GOODNESS SAKE get off the sofa & support live and original entertainment.

Songs include 6 UK Song writing contest semi-fi nalistsSuitable for a family audience. Make the run up to the May bank holiday one you’ll never forget!

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By Kent playwrite, lyricist, composer Lizzie Freeborn with choreography by Margaret Jones (MMADS).

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Support local talent! You’ll come alive toWILDLIFE! The new musical comedy

Characters and songs you’ll want to hear and sing again and againSupport newcomers to British Musicals

Also! Coming shortly ….CHIME TRAVEL a local history performance including stories, songs and poems based around an original new 14 verse poem & new anthem about the history of

Brabourne, as seen by the bells! JUNE 22 Sat. pm involving many villagers & children.If you have an interesting activity, craft or story to tell contact 077 483 38 998 NOW!

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wit & wisdom




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On July 20, 1969, as commander of the Apollo 11 lunar module, Neil Armstrong was the fi rst person to set foot on the moon. His fi rst words after stepping on the moon were, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” It was televised to earth and heard by millions.*But just before he re-entered the lander to come back to earth he made the enigmatic remark “Good luck, Mr. Gorsky.”

Many people at NASA thought it was a casual remark concerning some rival Soviet cosmonaut, however, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programs.

Over the years, many people questioned Armstrong as to what the - ‘Good luck, Mr. Gorsky’ statement meant, but Armstrong always just smiled. On July 5, 1995, in Tampa Bay, Florida, while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26-year-old question about Mr Gorsky to Armstrong. This time he fi nally responded

because Mr. Gorsky had died, so Neil Armstrong felt he could now answer the question. Here is the answer to “who was Mr Gorsky”:

In 1938, when Armstrong was a kid in a small mid-western town, he was playing baseball with a friend in their backyard. His friend hit the ball, which landed in his neighbour’s yard by their bedroom window. His neighbours were Mr. and Mrs.Gorsky.

As he leaned down to pick up the ball, young Armstrong heard Mrs Gorsky shouting at Mr Gorsky, “Sex! You want sex?! You’ll get sex when that kid next door walks on the moon!”

It broke the place up. Neil Armstrong’s family confi rmed this is a true story.

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The process starts by dismantling your kitchen (where possible), then it would be washed down with Acetone (a degreasing agent) then sanded and prepared for spraying. We would then apply fi ve coats of a hard wearing Polyurethane coating, which is also heat and moisture resistant.

Any parts that cannot be removed would be given the same treatment by hand in situ, which gives a smooth, durable and easy to clean fi nish.

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We have been carrying out this process for more than 30 years which is by far the cheapest way to update your kitchen. We also off er the option of fi tting new worktops, handle’s, appliance’s, fl oor and wall tiles, this work would be carried out by craftsman to a very high standard.

The fi nish on your kitchen would originally have been sprayed on, so to re-spray a new fi nish makes perfect sense.

Why not give Colour Change Kitchens a call today :- 01233 - 860866

If we are on answer phone, please leave your name and number, as we are out making someone’s kitchen look GREAT !

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Doctors SurgeryThe Charing Surgery 01233 714 490Headcorn Surgery 01622 890294Parish Councils:Biddenden: 01580 890750Charing: 01233 713599Egerton: 01622 853558Headcorn: 01622 892496Pluckley: 01622 890596Smarden: 07752 395412Headcorn Rural Community WardenThe Headcorn Community Warden is Stuart Ellesmere. Stuart is based at Headcorn Library in King’s Road. Telephone contact number is 07969 583923.Ashford Borough Council 01233 Ashford Gateway 0845 8 247 Advice Bureau 01233 626185CPRE Kent 01233 714540Veterinary SurgeonsBarrow Hill Vets 01233 624687Pierson Stewart & Partners 01580 713381Charing Business Centre 01233 647 422Age Concern 01233 620

Disclaimer: Every care is taken to ensure this directory is as accurate as possible but the publishers do not accept responsibility for any loss or damage resulting from errors or omissions.

Village Halls:

Biddenden 01580 291320Charing 01233 713599Charing Heath 01233 713317 Egerton 01233 756416Headcorn 01622 890708Little Chart 01233 840 590 or 01233 840 395Pluckley 01622 890596Smarden Charter Hall 01233 770258

CARM E: [email protected] Cancer Support’s UK, Ashford BranchContact Robert Gurney 01233 666577Royal British Legion 01233 620 167St. John Ambulance Brigade 01233 611 414SE Kent Multiple Sclerosis Soc. 07767326138 email: [email protected]: Tenterden & DistrictMrs J Coombs 01580 763733Pregnancy Sickness SupportKent and Denise Cliff ord denisecliff [email protected]

Bus EnquiriesArriva Bus Enquiries 0844 800 44 11Stage Coach East Kent: 0871 200 22 33 (Timetable) or 08456 00 22 99 (Customer Services)National Train Enquiries: Wheels: 01233 840000

Emergency 999Police Neighbhd TeamAshford & Tenterden 01622 690690Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

Out of Hours Doctor 0845 4349655William Harvey Hospital 01233 633331

Samaritans 08457 90 90

Electricity: Southern Electric 0845 770 8090 EDF Energy 0800 783 8866Gas: Natural 0800 111 999 LPG Details on tank

Sucklifts Cesspool

Emptying Service~ Est 1986 ~

High Pressure JettingService and Repair to Sewage

Treatment Plants

01233 840624

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Large boot, lots of leg room, the rear seats fold fl at for larger items. Half leather interior, Aircon, CD player, electric windows, Cruise Control, Privacy

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89k on the clock but had a replacement engine so the current engine has only done around 50k. In the last few weeks fi tted a new Catalytic Converter and new front disks and pads. There are no lights on the dash, it starts and stops perfectly and the gearbox is all working correctly, tires are all good as well.

The only niggle is a bit of wear on the drivers seat bolster which I have covered with tape to stop it getting any worse, other than that it is in good condition. This is a practical and comfortable car and as you can see from the pictures the body work is in good condition with just a couple of minor age related marks here and there.

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