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Heroes and villains get into panto mode in Eynsford and Farningham

PANTO TIME: Both Eynsford and Farningham will be putting on a pantomime starting this month (January).

The Axstane Players will be performing their version of Alice in Wonderland in Farningham Village Hall on 24, 25 & 31 January and 1 February. For times and to book your tickets call the box office on 07882 043467 or email:

And in Eynsford, The Riverside Players will be turning the village hall into Sherwood Forest for their performances of Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, written and directed by Lorraine Slipper on Fridays 17 and 24 January – 7.45pm start, and on Saturdays 18 and 25 at 2pm and 7pm, plus Sunday 19 January at 12.30pm and 4pm. For tickets go to the website: email: or call the Box Office on 07704 279948.

EYNSFORD IN BLOOM: Volunteers welcome to join all working parties. They meet at back of main village car park opposite the church at 9.30am on Saturdays 11 January, (the 2nd Saturday not the first) and 1 February, and Tuesdays 7, 14, 21 and 28 January. For more info call Pauline Penny in 01322 864751.

COFFEE & CRAFT IN ST MARTIN’S, EYNSFORD is now every last Wednesday of the month, 10am – 12.30pm. The next one will be on 29 January, then 26 February. Come and join the group for coffee, cake, craft & chat. Bring your knitting, sewing, crafting or just yourself. There are jigsaw puzzles for you to try, or just come and socialise in a friendly atmosphere. Pop in when you can or stay the morning, and it’s all FREE. Information from Joscelyne Hynard at:

FARNINGHAM VILLAGE HALL INDOOR BOOT SALE is on Saturday, 18 January. Start your new year by supporting the Farningham village hall fund raiser. All seller’s tables are taken and it’s an ideal time of year to cruise around in the warm and comfortable hall looking for those special items at bargain prices. The Boot Sale is open from 10am-1pm at the village hall to raise funds to contribute towards the hall maintenance costs. Buyers are admitted free and refreshments will be on offer. So please add this date to your calendar as a ‘must do’ after all those Christmas celebrations. More details available from 01322 860983 or email:

EYNSFORD JUMBLE SALE is being held on Saturday 22 February from 1.30pm. Money raised will go towards the new village hall. Adults £1 and under 14s free. For jumble collections call 07802 426360 or drop off Friday 21 February between 6-8pm or Saturday 9am-noon.

FARNINGHAM VILLAGE HALL 81st ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The Hall is run by a committee of volunteers elected at the AGM each year. The AGM on 17 February, 7.30pm start, is open to the public and is being held in the Jessica Albury room in the hall. Everyone is welcome. We are hoping that at the meeting one or two members of the community will volunteer to help us organise some fun events to raise funds towards the maintenance costs of the hall. Volunteering helps develop skills and make new friends and also helps the community to keep its village hall in good use for the whole community. Contact for more information or website

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

TEA AND CHAT: This 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. Lifts may be arranged if you telephone 01322866325 or contact:

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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