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Otford gardeners gather for a Rose and Summer Show on 22 June

OTFORD GARDENERS’ SOCIETY is holding its Rose and Summer Show on Saturday 22 June in the village Memorial Hall. It opens to the public at 2.15pm. Homemade teas are available until 4pm.  The show brings together beautiful flowers and tasty fruit and vegetables from the early summer garden. Also featured are flower arrangements, cookery and photographic classes. For details please contact the Society Secretary, Janet Finney on 01959 523760 or e-mail:

OTFORD FOLK DANCE CLUB meets on Thursday 27 June at Walthamstow Hall Junior School with Carol Hewson calling. All  kinds of mixed folk dances are on offer and all are welcome. Whether you have little or no knowledge, the caller will give help and your fellow dancers will also assist you. The emphasis is on friendly enjoyment rather than perfection. If you would like more information ring Mary Butson, 01732 458356. 

ART IN JUNE: Angela Bishop and daughter, Suzie Galloway, as part of Art in June, are exhibiting their sculptures, paintings, and glasswork in the garden and studios at 5, Broughton Road, Otford, 01959 523203 from 8-23 June between 11am and 5pm or by appointment. Other Otford artists participating are Ann Bridges at 58 High Street, 07906 310021, and Julian Cheswick, Hope Artists, 3 Spring Head Road, Kemsing T15 6QL. For more details of opening times etc go to the Art in June Open Studios website by CLICKING HERE

Angela Bishop is also exhibiting with The East Surrey Sculpture Society at Ightham Mote from 2-30 June.

SEVENOAKS Embroiderer’s Guild meet on Saturday June 29 at 10am for a morning session and the afternoon session commences at 2pm when the speaker is from ‘The Woolly Felters’ talking about ‘Felt Like Talking’.  There will also be a members challenge, deadline and exhibition.   The afternoon concludes with tea and cakes at about 4pm.  For further information contact Sylvia Grafton 01732 452117.

ST BARTHOLEMEW’S next Messy Church is at 3pm on Sunday 30 June in the church centre and is suitable for children up to the age of 11. Take your children along for some messy fun. 

HOSPICES OF HOPE, the charity based in Otford High Street, is holding another of its popular Quiz Nights on Saturday 6 July.  Doors open at 7pm with supper served at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £13.50 and include a light supper. Teams of 6-8 can enter or just go as an individual and join a team. You can book through the website call 01959 525110, or email:

OTFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL’S PTFA Summer Fete will take place between noon and 4pm on Saturday 6 July on the school field.  It promises a fun afternoon of music, traditional games, pony rides, summer shopping, BBQ, beer tent, fizz and strawberries as well as a Grand Draw, tombola’s and silent auction. There will also be a baking competition, inflatables, face painting, and lots of stalls and games for all the family.  Adult entry £1, children are free.

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:

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