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Vegetables, fruit, flowers, cookery, art and crafts all on display at the Eynsford Gardeners’ Club Autum Show

EYNSFORD GARDENERS’ CLUB AUTUMN SHOW, its biggest of the year, will be held on Sunday, 8 September, at Eynsford Village Hall which will be packed full of vegetables, fruit, flowers, cookery and arts and crafts exhibits. You can browse the exhibits or enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake. (For timings and entrance fee see poster here).

The club, which is celebrating 140 years, runs four horticultural shows each year to fit with the seasons. Future dates are Saturday 16 November 2019 at 2pm; Saturday 28 March 2020 at 2pm and Saturday 13 June 2020 at 2pm.

More information about all the shows, and how to become a member of Eynsford Gardeners’ Club, can be found on the website:

FARNINGHAM W.I: There will be a Macmillan fund raiser coffee morning at the Farningham Village Hall on 14 September between 10am and noon. Everyone is welcome and the money raised will go to Macmillian Cancer Support.

EYNSFORD IN BLOOM: Working parties meet at back of main village car park opposite the church. Future working party dates are: 9.30am on Tuesdays September 3,10,17,24. Thursdays at 6pm to 8pm on September 5,12,19,26. Saturdays 9.30am September 7; October 5. New helpers are always very welcome, tools and coffee are provided. For more information contact Pauline Penny on 01322 864751.

AXSTANE PLAYERS COMEDY: The Noble Spaniard, a hilarious farce directed by Barry Payne is being performed at Farningham Village hall on Friday, 18 September and Saturday 19 September. The curtain goes up at 7.45pm. Tickets are £8 and are available from the Box office by calling 07882 043567 or by email at:

MILLFIELD TRUST QUIZ: Friday 27 September at Farningham Village hall meeting at 7pm for a7.30pm start. Tables of six are £6 per person .Tickets from Ken Baker on 01322 863069.

MUSICAL REUNION: The former 10-piece funk, soul and dance band Digging Deeper is getting back together for a special charity fundraising reunion gig in Eynsford Village Hall on Saturday 28 September (8pm start).Digging Deeper includes several musicians with connections to Eynsford and playing in the village hall will be a nostalgic trip back in time for at least two of them. Mark Gorringe and Ted Mills both started their playing days to audiences in the village hall back in the 70s in bands such as Hangover and Gremlin. All proceeds from the gig are going to Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. There will be a bar and a luxury items prize draw. Tickets at £15 and can be ordered by emailing: or call 01322 860786.

COUNTERFEIT BEATLES are playing at Eynsford Village hall on Friday, 4 October at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Call 07774 128883.

WALKING INTO FRIENDSHIP AND FITNESS: Many local walkers belong to the Eynsford and Crockenhill Rights of Way Group. Walks start from Eynsford Riverside at 9.30am on Mondays. There is no need to book, turn up and meet the group and the leader. Usually the walk is about five miles. For more information contact Mike Riches on 01322 667654 or email him at: More information is also available on the website:

INDOOR BOOT SALE: There will be a fundraiser for Farningham Village Hall on Saturday 18 January 2020 from 10am-1pm. Seller’s tables available, single £7, double £10. Admission is free for buyers and there will be refreshments on offer. This New Year’s fund raiser is for the village hall and to celebrate National Village Halls week so please book now and add it to your calendar. Details by email from: or call 01322 860983.

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:

FARNINGHAM & EYNSFORD LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY: The next meeting is on 20 September and will focus on the influence that Dartford has had in shaping the world around us. The Centre between the Riverside club and Common Meadow is open every Monday from 9.30am – noon. The society can be contacted by email at:

FARNINGHAM VILLAGE HALL: The website shows when the hall is available, the costs of hire and what other regular activities take place. There are still a few free weekend and weekday slots available for regular activities and any family activities or events. The hall provides ideal facilities for parties, weddings and any fundraising events. You can hire just the main hall or the whole building, with or without the Market Meadow. For more information see email bookings at or call 07530 297707.

 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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