Social Events

PLANNED EVENTS 2021 (further details to follow and subject to Covid-19 rules)

28th April Tour of Boldshaves gardens followed by a talk by Marian Boswall

May  Nightingale Evening – listen to the nightingales singing

June AGM – Tenterden Town Hall

July Woodchurch wine tour followed by tasting and sharing platters

15th September Bridge afternoon tea

Oct/Nov Mushroom foraging followed by lunch at the Fish Cafe, Rye

To book contact or call 01580 861246 / 07919871543



Sadly Covid-19 decimated our Planned Events.  We were unable to hold any events in 2020.



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.


Members should be aware that the WKPS general insurance policy does not cover members aged 80 or over. Such members should consider having their own insurance.