How do you build a cathedral? Otford & District Historical Society will find out at their next meeting
OTFORD & District Historical Society meets at 8pm on Wednesday March 18 in the Memorial Halls, doors open from 7.30pm with refreshments. ‘Stone on Stone – the men who built the Cathedrals’ is the talk by Imogen Corrigan. Adult subscription £10 or £3 per meeting.
SEVENOAKS RSPB: The groups next expert led field trips, which are free and an ideal way to learn about birds, are on Sunday 22 March to Oare Marsh, led by John Waterman: 07935 206618 and Wednesday 25 March to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, led by Anne McGregor: 01732 454304. Details of these and all local group activities can be found on their web site https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/sevenoaks and other news on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/RSPBSevenoaks/.
OTFORD PARISH COUNCIL meets every month in the Memorial Hall and for those interested in all their activities there is a 10-minute public forum at the start of the meeting in which to have your say. Their next meeting is on 14 April and meetings start at 7.30pm.
OTFORD EVENING WI meets at 7.30pm on Thursday 12 March in the Memorial Hall to hear speaker Barbara Steven talk on the subject of Alternative Calendar Girl’s – very intriguing! Subscriptions are now due and can be paid at this meeting. New members are very welcome. For more information please contact the President on 01959 524831.
OTFORD OAST WI meets at 9.30am on Thursday 19 March in the Otford Memorial Hall for a Spring Cookery Demonstration by Julia Davies. New members are welcome and your first visit is free. For further information please email: email@example.com
MEMBERS WANTED: Otford and Seal Trefoil Guild (guiding for adults) meet on the third Thursday of each month at Kemsing Library, for talks as well as for other various social events, and would like to hear from you if you might like to join them. This is a small friendly group of ladies who have once been Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers or Leaders in one form or another, but their numbers are sadly diminishing. Do join them and help to keep this Guild alive. For more information please contact Kay Drake (see contact details at foot of this column).
TONBRIDGE & MALLING RAMBLERS offer a short walk around Knole Park on Wednesday 15 March starting at 11am. Meet and park in the main Knole NT car park, £5 for non-members, car share if possible (TN15 0RP, TQ538543). Good paths and tracks. Followed by lunch or coffee in the National Trust cafe. Toilets near the start. Dogs on short leads. This is a circular walk with an estimated finish time of 12:30pm. For more info call: 01732 220477 or 07850 562527.
FRIENDS of the Earth, Sevenoaks Branch, meet on the borders of Otford and Kemsing at 8pm on the third Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in joining them contact John on 01959 524906 for more information.
THE Story of Love in The Harbour will play at The Stag, Sevenoaks, on 10 April. This is an exciting and unique musical-drama production based on the real life exploits of WW1 heroes of the RAF, featuring all original music, acting and narration created and performed by local talent. If you would like to see a showreel about the show visit https://youtu.be/I7jJe4rbUjc
Sevenoaks has deliberately been selected as part of their tour because of the strong local connections with the history and events depicted in the show. Tickets are on sale via The Stag Booking Office 01732 450175 www.stagesevenoaks.co.uk Group bookings of 12 or more attract a 20% discount on ticket prices quoting promo code: LITHGroup. If you like further information contact John Merrigan, Fatdan Productions, 07944 852865.
The Otford village news is compiled by Kay Drake. If you have any news or events you would like her to consider for the My Sevenoaks Community village column you can email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org