Social Events

PLANNED EVENTS 2020

Wednesday 29th April  – 2pm – Guided tour of the magnificent Boldshaves Gardens followed by a talk by Marian Boswall, Landscape Architect – £20pp

Wednesday 6th May– 6.30 drinks and nibbles with an educational talk on land management and conservation, followed by a trip round the farm to see some rate plants and hear the nightingales sing. – £15 individual – £25 per couple

Tuesday 9th June – Annual General Meeting, Tenterden Town Hall with guest speaker, Alex Preston –  ALL WELCOME

Weekend 27/28th June – Wealden Literary Fair, Boldshaves

Thursday 9th July – 12 noon Tour of Woodchurch Wine, to include a tasting of 4 of their wines followed by a sharing cheese and charcuterie plate – £20pp

Friday 25th September – Bridge Afternoon Tea, Benenden Village Hall

Wednesday 4th November – Mushroom foraging at Beckley Woods with Paul Webb, Webbe’s Restaurants, followed by  a welcome drink and 3 course lunch at The Fish Cafe, Rye, £35pp

To book contact secretary@wkps.org.uk or call 01580 861246 / 07919871543

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A ROUND UP OF 2019 

Thursday 13th June, WKPS Annual General Meeting @ Weald of Kent Golf Club – Helen Whately MP gave a brilliant speech followed by a very interesting Q&A session.  The notes from which are published in the August edition of Watch on the Weald

29/30th June, Wealden Literary Festival

Thursday 8th February, lunch at London Beach Hotel.
A great occasion with 63 attendees.
Judge James Carey gave a witty and informative speech and the lunch raised £1,575 for the Charity and the raffle, kindly organised by Willy and Caroline Everett raised £355.

Wednesday 27th February – A great talk by Alastair Fairley MA FRSA, Chairman of the Appeal Board, Rye Harbour Discovery Project at Sussex Wildlife Trust  on how they are working to promote green and eco-tourism in the region.

Friday 26th April – We had a fantastic tour of Boldshaves Garden shown around by our President, Peregrine Massey, the hard work he has put into producing 10 acres of such wonderful gardens is amazing.  This was followed by a very relaxed Wine tasting by Sedlescombe Master of Wine, John Brownsdon, themed French “Boozecruzes”.

Wednesday 8th May – Mike Bax gave us a talk on conservation and how they were managing the land to grow some beautiful wild flowers and a habitat that the nightingales are thriving in.  We were definitely in luck and were surrounded later on by at least 4 nightingales singing for a mate.  The event raised £50 for the Kent Wildlife Trust and £275 for WKPS.

Wednesday 30th October, Lunch at London Beach Hotel
Attended by some 40 members.  Michael Bax gave a very informative and sometimes amusing speech on the Environmental Bill.  The event raised almost £1,400.
Friday 22nd November, Charity Bridge Event
WKPS’s inaugural Chicago Bridge Event.  Afternoon tea and cakes were delicious and we 12 tables attended.  The event raised over £850.

 

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