John May

Mill Lands

Brede Village Voice. (November 2, 2012)

Brede Crafters’ Craft Fair is on Saturday, November 17, in the Village Hall, 10am to 2pm. A wide variety of items will be available including glassware, Christmas cards and fancy items, cakes, and much more as well as a tombola.

Tomorrow, Saturday, there will be another dance from 7.30pm at the village hall. The programme as usual will include favourite dances from ballroom, sequence, Latin to line dancing. Entrance is £3.

The Brede Giants Pumping Engines are also on view again at Brede Waterworks tomorrow, 10am-4pm. Parking is free, refreshments and souvenir items are available. New members for the Society are welcome as is anyone who likes working with heritage machinery.

Brede Mothers’ Union’s next meeting is on Wednesday, November 7, at 2.30pm at the Rectory, 21 The Hawthornes. Guest speaker will be Dr. Colin Towle on the work of a charity doctor.

Brede Friendly Circle have their next meeting on Thursday, November 8, at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. The speaker Mrs. Betty May will demonstrate small flower arrangements suitable for the table. New members and friends are welcome. There is no meeting in December.

The Six O’Clock Club make a return visit to the Village Hall on Thursday, November 22, for another evening of popular operatic items by Cameo Opera. Tickets, £12, can be obtained from Penny Dawson by calling 01424-882263. Bring your own food to picnic during the evening, best-dressed table competition with tables of any size.

Brede & Udimore Luncheon Club will run a shopping excursion coach to Canterbury on Tuesday, December 4, with departure from the village hall at 10am, returning from Canterbury at about 4pm. The fare will be £10 and non-members of the Club are welcome. The drop-off and pick-up point will be in Canterbury City centre. Please contact Aubrey White (01424-882762) if you would like further details or to book

The annual Concert given by Cranbrook Town Band in aid of the Poppy Appeal will be held in the Village Hall on Thursday, December 6, at 7.45pm. Admission £4.00, pay at the door.

The new year of the Champions of Brede is about to start and subscriptions for this supporters’ fund for the Village Hall are due on December 1 at £12 per year. Alternative methods of payment are being arranged such as standing order or on-line transfer but subscriptions can be paid at the Farmers’ Market on Fridays during November. Please contact Nita Franklin on 01424-882095 or Phil Romani on 01424-883420 for the necessary forms if you would like to pay by one of these other methods.

A new venture aimed at people who have suffered various cardiac problems was started recently at Summerfields Leisure Centre in Hastings. It is hoped to attract people who have been having various stages of rehabilitation and would like to take advantage of the opportunity to receive the proper instructions and exercises to aid their full recovery. All the instructors are fully qualified and the classes are every Monday and Thursday at 11.30am. The bus service, as we now have it, stops outside the Leisure Centre door. If you would like to try please, contact Toby Whitehead on 07793-241417 or e-mail, who can give you full details.

Services at St. George’s Church during the coming week are a Family Eucharist at 9.30 am and Evensong at 4.30 pm on Sunday, November 4, with Holy Communion on Tuesday, November 6, Thursday, 8, and Friday, 9, at 9.00 am and Wednesday, November 7, at 10.00 am. Local individuals and organisations are invited to take part in a Christmas Tree Festival at the Church from Friday, December 7, to Sunday, December 9. by decorating a tree with the theme of the ’12 days of Christmas’ or other appropriate carol. If you would like to decorate a tree please call Vicki on 01424-883408 or Judy on 01424-882222).

Trinity Methodist Church will be holding their regular Service on Sunday, November 4 at Broad Oak at the usual time of 10.30 am, with the Revd. David Freeland conducting the service.

Activities for the coming week at the Village Hall:

Saturday, November 3: Village Dance (7.30 pm); Monday, 5: Age UK (10.30 am), Whist Drive (7.30 pm); Tuesday, 6: Painting for Pleasure (9.30 am); Thursday, 8: Stretch and Tone (9.30 am), Brede Friendly Circle (7.30 pm); Friday, 9: Farmers’ Market (10.00 am), Short Mat Bowls (7.30 pm); Saturday, 10: Brede W.I. Quiz Evening (7.30 pm).

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