Monday, 26 September 2016

Sporting Events Group

Sporting Events Group

Is there any interest for a new Group which would organise tickets, transport and timetables for attending Sporting Events (a bit like the Theatre Group, but focussed on Sports)?  For example, Twickenham or Harlequins for Rugby Union; Eastbourne/ Wimbledon for Tennis; Lords / Oval for cricket etc.  

Feedback please to Peter Welch at or Brian Swift at

Dowsing Course Two

Dowsing Course

Dowsing Two

Dowsing 2 will take place on Tuesday 18 October 2016 in Edenbridge, starting at 10.30 and finishing by 13.00. The cost is £5 per person.

Depending on the weather, we should have an opportunity to do some Water Divining, Ley Line Finding, Dowse Searching etc. as well as a little bit of theory.

All are welcome and there is no need to have attended Dowsing 1.  If you would like to attend, please contact John Watson at for further details including meeting place.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Potatoes, Potatoes, Potatoes

You would never believe that the serious topic of potato growing could cause so much laughter - digging them up, arriving at The Weighing and looking at each other's efforts. In Spring of this year, Victoria, one of our members provided us all with an unidentified potato which needed chitting. The task was to see how many potatoes could be grown either in the ground or in a pot in the allotted time. Early September was digging up time.

Ten of the group took a potato and eight managed to get a crop (of sorts). Some of us fell at the first hurdle when our potato withered away and another threw hers on the compost heap feeling they weren't suitable for display. Eight presented potatoes for THE GRAND WEIGH-IN. It was a very serious matter. Each came forward with their crop and a weight was given. This in itself created much merriment as some crops would not have fed a small child and others were quite respectable. One of them was dug up in front of our very eyes, much to the owner's disappointment with two potatoes not much bigger than marbles. Each had to be brought forward in a plastic bag, de-stoned and washed. There were a number of categories and here are the winners.....

Highest Yielding Crop First Prize         -     Gill Scholey
Highest Yielding Crop Second Prize    -     Pat Canavan
Largest Potato                                        -     Gill Scholey
Smallest Potato                                      -     Lynn Swift
Best Presented Potatoes                       -     Pat Canavan
Commended                                       -     Margaret Fudge.
All others received a certificate for Participation
Next year's competition starting in March 2017 will be to produce a trio of culinary herbs of similar size in a pot either from seed or cuttings. Details to follow.
Participants with their crops
First Prize and Largest Potato - Gill Scholey
Second Prize and Best Presented - Pat Canavan