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)
The Shoreham Society AGM takes place at the Village Hall on Tuesday evening, 27th November from 7.30pm. After the business of the meeting, there will be a general discussion of localism, neighbourhood plans and how residents can play a part in creating these for Shoreham. Ralph Abbott, chairman of the Parish Council, will introduce the topic before the floor is opened for everyone to participate. There will be refreshments and an exhibition of photographs spanning the last 40 years. All are welcome.
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.
A group of Shoreham residents, led by Keith (‘Dobbin’) Robertson spent last Saturday cleaning Shoreham’s iconic ’Cross on the Hill’ . Dobbin felt it was important to have the cross looking its best for the Remembrance Day services and commemorations. He gathered together a group of friends and they all worked for 6 hours with the help of the village shop, which supplied refreshments, and the Crown pub, where a welcome meal was provided at the end of their day’s work. The Shoreham Society has agreed to pay the bill for equipment purchased for the occasion.
A Pair of 18th century brass candlesticks 45 cm high have been stolen from Shoreham Church and strenuous efforts are being made to find them using all modern methods of communication including face book and twitter.
Both candlesticks have a distinctive fleur-de-lys decorative crest around the rims some of which is missing due to the fact that they were stolen in about 1890 and found dumped in a sack in the River Darent near the paper mill.
At the time the parishioners did not want the cross or candlesticks on the high altar. However the then Vicar was requested by the Archbishop of Canterbury to replace them on the altar and this was done against the wishes of the Parishioners.
Since that time they have given great joy to us during Christmas and Easter and other special services and they are much missed.
We are indebted to the Knole Decorative and Fine Arts Society for the detailed description and photograph.
Issued on behalf of the Vicar and Parochial Church Council
St Peter and St Paul Shoreham
Thursday 1 November, 7.30pm
at The Crown
TICKETS just £10 per head, to include two course meal a glass of wine and coffee
TO BOOK: 01959 522903
A collection and raffle will be held on the night
Please wear a hat in his honour!
For a personal description of Billy, please see this Blog link : http://domesticatedbohemian.blogspot.co.uk/2010/07/billy.html
The menu will be as follows:
The Crown Shoreham
Billy’s Memorial Night
Thursday 1st November
Soup of the Day
Pate & Toast with Cranberry Chutney
Spicy Mushrooms with Crusty Bread
Beef & Winter Vegetable Stew
with rustic bread
Scampi Chips & Peas
Pumpkin & Courgette Curry
with steamed Rice
£10 for 2 courses
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