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Did your ancestors have to willingly or unwillingly Creep, Pull, Push? Find out more during history talk at Eynsford village hall

FARNINGHAM & EYNSFORD LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY meets on Friday 8 November at 7.30pm for 8pm in Eynsford Village Hall for a talk by Dr Jean Stirk entitled ‘Creep, Pull, Push’. It is about Workers on the Move and covers the various influences and the willing or unwilling motives behind the moves and how to trace moving families. Members free, non-members £2. Enquiries via email at: or go to the website:

* Plus, another date for your diary. Farningham & Eynsford Local History Society will be showing old films of the area during the 1950s 60s nd 70s in Farningham Village Hall on Friday 6 December.

EYNSFORD IN BLOOM: The next working party meetings are at 9.30am on Tuesdays 22, & 29 October, and 9.30am on Saturday 2 November. New helpers are very much needed and always very welcome. The working parties meet in the main village car park opposite the church. Tools and coffee are provided. For more info call Pauline Penny on 01322 864751

FARNINGHAM GUITAR CLUB is holding two Musical Charity Concerts in aid of Gravesham & Dartford Phab Club (Physically Handicapped & Able Bodied) Club at Farningham Village Hall on Saturday 9 November and Saturday 16 November – 8pm – 11pm (doors open at 7.30pm). The club promises a couple of hours of entertainment containing an eclectic mix of folk, rock, pop & blues music (with a bit of humour thrown in). The audience is invited to take along their own refreshments. More info by emailing: and to order tickets at £9 go to:

POLYCHOR CONCERT: St Peter and St Paul Church in Farningham will be filled with music on Saturday 16 November during a Polychor Concert. The programme starts at 7.30pm and includes two of Handel’s ‘Coronation Anthems’ and Britten’s ‘Ceremony of Carols’. Interval refreshments will be available. Admission is £10 (U18s free) and tickets are available from: Norman’s the Butcher in Eynsford, Wadard Books in Farningham, or by emailing: Tickets can also be bought on the door.

FARNINGHAM AND DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: The AGM and supper are on Wednesday 20 November. New members are very welcome. Email:

EYNSFORD GARDENER’S CLUB: The next horticultural show is Saturday 16 November at 2pm in Eynsford Village Hall. This is also the date for the club’s AGM. More information about this show, our other shows, and how to become a member can be found on the club website:

FARNINGHAM FLORIST APPEAL: A budding young wedding florist living in Farningham who is out growing her work space needs a bigger space, with a water supply (no heating necessary!) and easy access for a van. A barn, large garage, or out building would be ideal. If you can help, email: or call 07904 036403.

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

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 email:

FRIENDS OF FARNINGHAM is a group of volunteers who meet for just an hour twice every month to help tidy the village. The group meets at the village hall at 10am on Thursday 26 September and on Saturday 7 September. If you would like to volunteer email Cllr Carol Salmon on: or Jane Grey on:

WALKING INTO FRIENDSHIP AND FITNESS: Regular walks start from Eynsford Riverside at 9.30am on Monday mornings. There is no need to book, just turn up and meet the group and the leader. Usually walk are around five miles long. For more information contact Mike Riches on 01322667654 or email: Alternatively look on the website:

The Eynsford & Farningham Village news is compiled by Viv Parker. If you have any news or events you would like considered for the village column you can email them to:

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