Friday, July 19th, 2024

A nostalgic trip down the River Darent and ghostly goings-on in Eynsford and Farningham

The former Eynsford Mill from above.

FARNINGHAM & EYNSFORD LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY: There is a talk on Mills of the Darent Valley in Eynsford Village Hall (not Farningham as previously stated), by Dr Lionel Parks on Friday, 22 March at 7.30pm for 8pm. It will cover the origins of water mills, followed by an illustrated guided trip along the River Darent highlighting where there were and in some cases, surviving water mills. Refreshments are on offer afterwards and there will be an opportunity to look through items new to the archive. Members free, non-members £2.

Did you know that Kent is at the top of the league as the most haunted county? Dennis Chambers will be highlighting some of the local ones during a talk in Farningham Village Hall, on Friday, 26 April. Email: or log on to:

EYNSFORD IN BLOOM: More helpers are very welcome and if you would like to join one of the working parties, they meet at back of main village car park opposite the church at 9.30 am. Next Dates are Tuesday 26 March and Saturday, 6 April. For more information contact Pauline Penny on 01322 864751.

EYNSFORD & FARNINGHAM DEMENTIA CAFÉ FUND RAISER: Two plays are being performed to help generate funds for this worthy cause. They are Chocolate Muffins and Bothered & Bewildered. Matinee and evening performances take place on Saturday, 27 April, in Eynsford Village Hall. Contact Ferne Haxby on 07980 820216 for more information.

DARENT VALLEY YOUTH MUSIC SPRING CONCERT: This takes place on Sunday, 24 March between 3-5 pm at St Martins Church, Eynsford. Log on to: or  contact 01322 866177 for more information.

POLYCHOIR EASTER CONCERT: A performance of Stainer’s The Crucifixion will be given on Saturday13 April from 7.30 in St Martin’s Church, Eynsford, Admission £10 under 18’s free. Information;

TEA AND CHAT: A friendly group meets every Thursday at Farningham Village Hall  and offers a supportive and enjoyable break to anyone who is lonely or perhaps just needs a little time away from their house or would like to meet some new friends, chat and share some cake and tea. For more  information contact

FARNINGHAM FRIDAY CAFÉ: Everyone is invited to come and share a coffee or tea with old friends or new at the Shand Hall just behind Farningham Church, every Friday morning, 10am – noon.  For more information contact

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