The Spectacular Weald of Kent Steam Rally on 6th & 7th August 2016
Largest line up of Steam in Kent – Weald of Kent Steam Rally, Little Engeham Farm, Woodchurch, Kent. TN26 3QY
With over 40 full size steam engines taking part in arena events, steam ‘working area’ with threshing machines and saw benches, a Victorian Fair complete with Carousel and traditional side shows, Scale steam engines and ride on railways, classic cars, stationary engines, commercial, farming, military vehicles and stalls, there really is something for everyone.
Throughout the weekend there will be steam games to watch and participate in, a restoration marquee giving you access to what goes into bringing these beautiful machines back to life with live demonstrations and why not take a helicopter flight which will allow you to get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Kent countryside.
Relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings with something from food stalls and the fully licenced bar which will be offering locally brewed beers, ciders and more.
The Weald of Kent Steam Rally is the largest event of its kind in Kent and is a great educational day out for all the family.
Little Engeham Farm, Bethersden Road, Woodchurch, Kent, TN26 3QY
Carriage Driving helps to improve co-ordination, balance and sense of well-being and can greatly improve the quality of life of many disabled people.” The group meets every Wednesday between April and October and activities include driving around the local lanes and fields, grooming, tack cleaning, and a well-attended annual fun day. Susi added “We all get immense pleasure from carriage driving and volunteering with the group is fun and rewarding.
The Woodchurch Carriage Driving for the Disabled is on a huge drive for volunteers. The group, which is part of the National Riding for the Disabled Charity now, has around 50 people involved with the group and urgently needs more help. Susi Anderson, the group’s organiser said “The group has gone from strength to strength but we desperately need more volunteers if we are to expand and help more disabled adults. . Previous experience is not necessary as all training is given – all we need is enthusiasm!” The group has had a successful year as fundraising has provided 2 new carriages and planning permission was granted for an indoor carriage driving arena. Anybody interested in volunteering, helping with fund-raising for the group or wanting to know more about the group should contact Susi Anderson, Group Organiser on 01233 860 870 or visit the website at http://www.rdawoodchurch.co.uk
Woodchurch is fortunate to have many societies and clubs which provide the focus for community life. The Woodchurch Gardening Society can claim to be the oldest society in the village. Founded in 1887, the Woodchurch Amateurs and The Cottage gardening Society existed under the patronage of the Schreiber family, owners of the estate that covered much of the village. Nowadays the Society is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society.
The highlights were the shows which eventually amalgamated into one annual show, which continues to this day.
The society holds monthly meetings from March to November. There is a varied programme which includes
- Guest Speakers
- Practical demonstrations
Visit http://www.woodchurchgardeningsociety.com or call Chairman Chris Stafford on 01233 861193 or Vice Chairman Reg Short 01233 861295 for more information about the Society.
Woodchurch House is a recent development from the Graham Care Group and compliments its six other homes in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
The home provides accommodation and nursing care for residents in studio and one bedroom suites.
The home is be divided into two social groups, one for physical frailty and the other for people with dementia/mental illness. Full 24 hour nursing care is available for all residents, which enables most people to be accommodated within the scheme for life. Residents’ spouses can also be accommodated, so that couples can stay together even when one develops the need for on-going care.
One of the philosophies at the heart of Graham Care is to provide relationship-centred care. Fostering and nurturing relationships between residents, their family and friends and the healthcare professionals who work in and visit the home is an integral part of residents care.
Home made jams, jellies, pickles, chutneys and meat rubs. The perfect accompaniment to your meals.
Stands with the wide variety of products at various local events and farmers markets.
Orders can be placed via email or phone. Free delivery on orders over £10 within a 5 mile radius of Woodchurch.
Woodchurch Smokery provides smoking services for food and produces traditional charcuterie, preserves and other smoked foods. Its School of Cookery organises local courses held in Woodchurch Memorial Hall for those who enjoy cooking BBQ and want to take their skills to the next level
A family business established in 2009, Woodchurch Estate produces award winning exceptional English sparkling wine. Situated in the picturesque village of Woodchurch
At Woodchurch our vision is to create the world’s finest sparkling wines. Every step of the vine growing and wine making process is approached with a meticulous attention to detail. Throughout the year the vines are managed by hand and treated with great care which in turn means the fruit harvested is of the highest quality. Our wine is made in a state of the art winery by one of the UK’s leading winemakers whose philosophy of minimal intervention and diligent approach to wine-making result in superb wines.
Buy on line at http://www.woodchurchwine.co.uk
One of the country’s leading classic car restoration specialists
Xtreme Jaguar Restorations is a family run business built with pride and passion for historic and classic cars. Specialising in Jaguar, Managing Director Carl Gannon (himself winner of 5 British championships 1989-2001).has 39 years’ experience.
Carl has built engines for both road and track and a vast amount of Carl’s engines have raced successfully at most circuits both in the U.K. and Europe including Goodwood, le manns classic, Monaco classic grand prix, Silverstone classic, and Mille Migliia. including many wins.
Having just won the 2014 British championship for Jaguar saloon cars & GT cars this makes a total of 7 championship cars built to date.