Newly opened Shoreham bed and breakfast, Darent Hulme Barn, opened the doors to its first guests at the weekend, and hopes to welcome more visitors soon. The self-contained, detached barn is tucked away down a leafy drive on the edge of the village, and offers quietly stylish accommodation. It is cleverly laid out with a master bed, comfortable sofa and kitchen and breakfasting areas, on the ground floor and a single bed (with truckle under) tucked away on the upstairs gallery. This mezzanine level is unsuitable for children under 5. A contemporary ensuite shower room completes the layout. A continental breakfast is served in the barn each morning.
So whether you are a Shoreham resident needing an extra bedroom for some of your guests this Christmas, or a visitor to the village who needs a comfortable base from which to explore the area, why not book into Darent Hulme Barn?
Contact Sophie Marsh on 01959 525 656 or 07752 164452 www.darenthulme.co.uk (for email contacts)
In preparation for a full ’Beating the Bounds’ walk next spring, the Shoreham Society is inviting anyone who enjoys a brisk and challenging walk to take part in a ‘trial walk’ of about 9 miles. The walk will start at 10 a.m. from the village hall on Sunday, 25th November and will meander its way through the hills finishing at Castle Farm where a warm bowl of soup will be waiting.
We have 9 RAF WW2 veterans with us this coming Sunday the 30th (Sept 2012) here at the museum. All these chaps are now in their 90′s and have agreed to come along to help raise funds for the upkeep of the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park London opened earlier this year. Its a chance for all generations to come along and have a chat with them, mostly all pilots but some Air gunners as well! The aim is to start around 10~30 ish and close around 4-0-Clock. All welcome.
For further information just visit our website www.shoreham-aircraft-museum.co.uk
The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) has just published a new walk around Shoreham.
From Hops to Lavender explores the rolling hills and deep valleys of the Darent Valley. Discover how the lie of the land – its slopes, rivers and the rocks beneath your feet – has shaped this rich landscape and how farming has changed over the centuries.
The walks have been created to explore some of the county’s lesser-known corners and uncover its surprising history and geography. This walk was created in partnership with local farmer William Alexander.
The walks are suitable for all ages and abilities, free to download and self-guided so you can do them whenever you want
‘Just William’ is an adaptation of the popular Richmal Crompton stories by Katie Kingshill, who lives in Shoreham.
‘Calling Time’ is a black comedy set in a pub, by new author Derek Webb. This contains some strong language.
The performances will take place in the Village Hall, Shoreham, on 1 September 2012 at 7.30pm.
Tickets are available from the village shop or by ringing the Players’ hotline: 07933 166 622
The Shoreham Society is planning a Sales Safari on 11th September. This will give everyone the opportunity to recycle unwanted goods by having a sale outside their home or garden.
The plan is to print a map of the village showing all participants so everyone visiting can see where the bargains are to be had. There will be a small fee for taking part of £3. Any profits from entrance fees going to charity.
If you are interested, you need to make your interest known – contact details are in the Shoreham Gazette.
Villagers at Shoreham Village Fete were treated to a glorious day of sunshine on Saturday 21 May. As visitors streamed through the gates into Shoreham Village School playing field, the crowds were entertained by the summery sounds of the Croydon Steel Orchestra, giving an all-steel take on Boney M, ABBA and many others.
While there was the welcoming and familiar sight of many traditional stalls – from second-hand toys and books, to the Youth Club’s plate smash, a coconut shy, donkey rides and an old-fashioned swing roundabout – there were also a few new ventures, like the Shoreham Players’ colourful fortune-telling tent, a visit from Punch and Judy and the wonderfully attired Galloping Cuckoos (supplied by Rural Arts group Applause), complete with portable bird cage and full plumage, who all entertained everyone.
Shoreham Village School (Years 3 and 4) performed several intricate May Pole dances perfectly – well done to all the children. Then to
cap it all there were some fun children’s races and a grand tug-o-war.