Tenterden Chamber Event Directory
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- AGM & Networking
- The White Lion Hotel
Our annual general meeting (AGM) will take place on Tuesday 1 May 2018 at The White Lion Hotel in Tenterden. Start time 5.30pm, so you are advised to arrive a few minutes beforehand. Light catering will be provided and the hotel bar will be open as normal. Seren Welch will provide an update on the Tenterden Destination Management Plan during the event, and networking will follow afterwards.
A G E N D A
1. Welcome from the Chairman – Terry Thorpe 17:30
2. Apologies for absence 17:35
3. Minutes of the 2017 AGM 17:40
4. Reports of officers and activity organisers: 17:50
a. Chairman – Terry Thorpe 17:50
b. Secretary – Mike Bartlett 18:00
c. Treasurer – Samantha Whiting 18:10
d. Networking Officer – Sue Goodman 18:20
5. Election of officers 2018 / 2019 (en bloc) 18:30
a. President – TBA
b. Chairman – Terry Thorpe
c. Secretary – Mike Bartlett
d. Treasurer – Samantha Whiting
6. Tenterden Destination Management Plan – Seren Welch 18:45
7. Any other business 19:15
8. Networking 19:30
- 1940's Weekend
Another action packed 1940s weekend at the Kent & East Sussex Railway
Magnificent steam trains will be joined by a Spitfire flying display, vintage military vehicles and even an appearance by Winston Churchill at this year's Kent & East Sussex Railway 1940s weekend.
Visitors will be given their own identity cards and can enjoy unlimited travel for the day, with steam trains running every 45 minutes between Tenterden and Bodiam. There is a packed programme of events at both stations and parking is free at Tenterden and Northiam.
Steam locomotives scheduled for the event, on19-20th May 2018, include USA tank engine WD300 'Frank S Ross' of the Longmoor Military Railway and Austerity tank engine No 25 ‘Northiam’.
Spitfire displays will take place at the Railway on both days, subject to weather conditions.
Churchill will not be the only character paying a visit - Viv the Spiv can be spotted with his black-market goods. A variety of attractions are planned for each station, and re-enactors and 1940’s singers will be performing throughout the weekend. Activities at Tenterden Station include singing from popular 40’s group ‘My Favourite Things’, Swingtime Sweethearts and energetic dancing from the Cinque Ports Lindy Hoppers. Visit vintage stalls selling authentic 40s clothes and accessories and perhaps book an appointment with the guest hairdresser to complete your 1940s makeover (additional cost applies). Learn how Air Sea Rescue helped airmen forced to ditch in the Channel and talk to the ARP Air Raid Precaution teams for an insight into life on the home front. Peruse the collection of vintage military and civilian vehicles.
At Bodiam Station there are interactive land army displays and activities. Re-enactors and military and civilian vehicles all add to the atmosphere. Explore the Desert Rats encampment display filled with authentic kit, weapons and jeeps. Listen to popular tunes from the era sung by two 40’s singers Adam Hoffman and Miss Holiday Swing.
A fully packed event not to be missed
- Networking June
- The Star at Rolvenden
The Star Pub, 30 High Street, Rolvenden TN17 4LN Telephone: 01580 241369 www.starrolvenden.co.uk
Join us for an informal Networking meeting starting at 5.30pm. Come and go as you please.
Just a short drive (3 miles) from Tenterden, located on the A28 towards Hastings, The Star is at the heart of Rolvenden.
It is a family focused, community driven Pub, with a warm friendly atmosphere. Blazing log fires in winter and lovely views of the local countryside from the patio garden.
As a freehouse it aims to champion real ale, and was the first pub to feature a barrel of the award winning Old Dairy Red Top.
It has four real ales on offer every week, with new micro brewery guest ales featured. It is supported by CAMRA.
The daily specials offer an excellent variety of dishes for lunch or evening dining.
The Ultimate Meat Feast “Ralphy Burger” is renowned in the area – can you pass the challenge and finish it ?
Traditional Sunday Roasts are served from 12.00 noon to 4.00pm. The food is freshly prepared and home cooked with all locally sourced meats supplied by Huntleys of Tenterden.show more...
- Bus Rally
Head to the Kent & East Sussex Railway on Sunday 24th June for a Bus Rally at Tenterden Station. During the bus rally there will be free bus trips throughout the day to Headcorn, Woodchurch, Cranbrook, Wittersham, Sandhurst, Rolvenden Layne and Shrubcote.
The railway is operating a Two Steam Service on this date, so why not combine your enjoyment of heritage steam trains with what was once their sworn enemy – the bus!
Rally committee member Noel Young said: “Older people will be able to ride on vehicles they remember from 50 years ago, while children can enjoy seeing the buses for the first time. Of course, they can buy tickets to travel on the railway, which will be running steam trains. It's the perfect setting for a wonderful day out. Some buses will be on display, in addition to those providing rides."
Free feeder services using vintage buses will leave from Tunbridge Wells railway station (8.45am), Hastings station (9.02am) and Ashford station (9.10am).
The return journeys to all three towns will leave Tenterden at 4.30pm. For further details please visit http://kesr.org.uk/events/bus-rally-kesr
- Kids for a Quid - Summer Fun
This summer holiday the whole family can take a fun step back in time at Tenterden's steam railway. We have a packed programme of weekday entertainment and offers to keep you all amused with activities that include magic shows, children's character fun, face painting and much more.
Our "Kids for a Quid" promotion is exclusive to bookings made online before midnight on the day before travel and is applicable for trains running from Saturday 28th July until Friday 31st August.
There is free customer parking at Tenterden and Northiam stations.
We are proud to boast a specially designed coach (Petros) for those that are mobility impaired and strongly suggest that you call us direct to reserve space in this coach, quoting your booking number.
TravelCards are valid for unlimited travel on the day of your visit (Monday to Sunday). Our family ticket is great value at just £38 for two adults and up to 3 children (aged between 3 and 15 years). If you are a lone adult travelling with children, best value is an Adult TravelCard for £18, plus £1 per Child TravelCard. Children under 3 travel free with a paying adult.
- Tenterden Folk Festival 2018
Another four days of folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions in and around Tenterden town centre.
See website, twitter and facebook for more details as they are published.show more...