Friday, April 19th, 2024

Historic film shows Eynsford and Farningham during the second world war

FARNINGHAM & EYNSFORD LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY. A second world war film of Eynsford 1939-1945 by Norah Penwarden, which includes some Farningham footage, is being shown on Friday 21 September 2018 at Eynsford Village Hall. Norah’s film shows local daily life in the war – erecting air-raid shelters; gas masks; the Home Guard; Riverside bomb; Sparepenny Lane Observation Post and much more. It ends with the Peace Celebrations. Doors open 7.30pm and the film starts at 8pm. Refreshments will be available. Members free/non-members £2.

ANTHONY ROPER FUN DAY. There will be activities for the whole family at the Anthony Roper Primary School on 20 August from 10am-2pm. There will be sports, games, arts, crafts and music. Picnics are welcome and light refreshments will be on sale.

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 between10am – noon. For more info contact

SEVENOAKS DISTRICT LOCAL PLAN. Proposals include plans to build 14,000 new homes between 2015 and 2035. Consultation deadline for comments is 10 September. Information on the local plan can be seen at the Sevenoaks District Council offices in Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, in local libraries and by logging on to:

FARNINGHAM & EYNSFORD LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE is located between Riverside Social Club Eynsford, and the Common Meadow, Riverside. Opening Hours: Friday 9.30am to noon (March-November), other times by appointment. Enquiries via Website: If you have items (photos, documents, objects, memories, information) you wish to share the centre is keen to add to the collection. Precious images can be copied if you prefer to hold onto the original.

FRIENDS OF FARNINGHAM is a group of volunteers who meet at 10am at the Village Hall for just an hour twice every month alternately Saturdays or Wednesdays to help tidy the village. The next meetings are 25 August, 11 & 29 September, 10 & 27 October. For more info contact Cllr Carol Salmon at or Jane Grey at

FRIENDS OF ST BOTOLPH’S CHURCH invite you to meet Richard Griffin, recently retired Royal Protection Officer, on Tuesday 11 September at 2pm at the church at Lullingstone Tickets are £12.50 from Valerie Wells on 01322 860868.

FARNINGHAM WI; THE FIRST 100 YEARS. The WI invites you to an Open Afternoon & Exhibition on its history and activities accompanied by Tea and Cake from 2-4pm in the village hall on 22 September.

RIVERSIDE PLAYERS present Leave it to PSmith by PG Woodhouse on 19, 20, 26 & 27 October at 19.45 in Eynsford Village Hall. For details see

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. Contact

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