Monday, November 18th, 2019


Stamps for the Girlguiding Otford’s Christmas Post Service go on sale on 28 November for the 37th year running and will be available until Friday 20 December.

FARNINGHAM & EYNSFORD LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY will be showing old films of the area during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s in Farningham Village Hall on Friday 6 December.Members free, non-members £2. Enquiries via email: or website: MARTINS CHURCH EYNSFORD CHRISTMAS FAYRE is on Saturday, 7 December from 11am – 3 pm in the church. There will be crafters’ stalls with children’s and adults’ gifts, jewellery, scarves, cards, book-marks etc. Plus, other stalls will offer home-made jam, food hampers and chocolate-filled mugs. There will also be a prize draw, a soft toy tombola and a chocolate tombola plus the

RIVERHEAD CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: This year the ceremony for the switching on of the village lights will be held by the Christmas tree in the courtyard at the Village Hall, rather than in the area under The Heights. Meet outside the village hall at 5.45pm on Thursday, 28 November. for the countdown to 6pm. There will be mulled wine, mince pies and carol singing led by members of St Mary's Church choir. Plus, the possibility to move indoors should the weather prove inclement.CHRISTMAS WINDOWS: Once again Riverhead’s shopkeepers and businesses are being invited by Riverhead Parish Council to decorate their windows

Investigators are appealing for witnesses to a serious injury collision at Dunton Green. The incident took place at around 7.30pm on Friday 8 November 2019 on London Road near its junction with Mill Road, and involved a silver Vauxhall Insignia and a pedestrian.

Vitality Home Health is inviting anyone living with dementia, their carers, family and supporters to a new Otford Memory Café on the first Monday on each month between 10am and noon.

The churches in Eynsford and Farningham are both preparing for Christmas. St Peter and St Paul’s is holding a Christmas Market in Farningham Village Hall on Saturday 30 November from 11am – 3pm and St Martin’s is holding its Christmas Fayre on Saturday 7 December from 11am – 3pm in the Eynsford church.

CONGRATULATIONS to Otford resident Eunice Beasley who celebrated her 100th birthday on 1 November. The village seems to have a good number of ladies on the cusp of 100 so look out for news of their birthdays in future editions. Eunice has lead an interesting life and we send her every good wish for the future.STAG THEATRE COMPANY presents Derek Benfield's 'Anyone for Breakfast?' at the Otford Memorial Hall on Friday 1 November and Saturday 2 November at 7.30pm. In this merry comedy of marital mishaps, the scene is set for an evening and morning of riotous misunderstandings and mistaken

Congratulations to Priti Patel, the manager of Riverhead Londis in White Hart Parade, for raising £740 at her Breast Cancer Awareness event.

STEAM train travel from a bygone era will be making an appearance in Eynsford on Saturday (26 October) when The Golden Arrow passes through the village,

The hefty combination padlock on the big gate at the St Mary’s Drive entrance to the Riverhead Parkland was found smashed to pieces on the morning of Friday 11 October.

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