Eynsford Garden Safari
The project to build a new hall at Harrow Meadow is now underway. Planning permission was received to build a new hall, to rotate and level the football pitch and to create a new car park. Initial preparatory works have now started with a view to beginning groundwork for the football pitch is anticipated to start in ‘early 2023. We also need help to raise money to fund the project. Further details on the project and fundraising can be found here.
Results of the 2022 Village Hall Raffle
The draw was held on 10th September 2022 in the village hall, presided over by Malcolm Richardson, Chairman of the Trustees and members of the public also attended. The full results are as follows:
- 1st. Flight over Kent or London – S Bryant
- 2nd. Meal for 2 at Chapter One – S Bancroft
- 3rd. Case of Prosecco – J Laidlaw
- 4th. Tickets for Brands Hatch – G Sanger
- 5th. Golf Voucher for Cobtree Manor – S Darby
- 6th. Consultation with Tanya McLeish, Osteopath – J Samuel
- 7th. Voucher for Olivia’s Hair & Beaty – R Onslow
- 8th. Tickets for Eagle Heights – G Clayden
- 9th. Dash Cam – N Rix
- 10th. Castle Farm Lavender Hamper – J Barker
- 11th. Coolings Garden Centre Voucher – A Brind
- 12th. Signed Book – R Ahmed
The Trustees would like to give their thanks to all those who purchased a ticket and to those who organised the tickets, prizes distribution etc. A big thanks also to the donors of the prizes.
The event raised a sum of nearly £6,000 which goes towards the cost of the new hall.
Hiring The Hall
The lottery has been running for several years and continues to be popular. Total prize money now over £31,000. The proceeds are divided between prizes and the hall rebuild fund. There is a bumper draw twice each year. Joining the lottery is simple – just complete this request. A lottery ticket can make a nice present and a gift certificate can be provided.
For sale – Eynsford Village Hall, The Heart of Village Life 1905-2005 by William G G Alexander at £5 each.
Written to mark the centenary of the Hall, William’s book records one hundred years of development and activity at the venue he regarded as the centre of village life. From hall building thanks to the generosity of Elliot Downs Till, its acquisition by Lady Emily Hart Dyke and vesting in trustees, its many events run by so many organisations, the addition of facilities such as a kitchen and millennium porch – this is a must read to appreciate village life in Eynsford through the twentieth century. Beautifully illustrated with photographs of the era, 72 pages.
Please order your copy via the contact page . The Hall trustees are grateful to the Executors of William’s estate for making the remaining stock available.
William Alexander was born in Eynsford and farmed in the Darent Valley.
He was Chairman of the Hall trustees for 24 years until 2001 and organised many fund raising events. He was awarded the OBE in 1984 for services nationally to agriculture.
He was also the author of ‘A Farming Century’ – an agricultural history of the Darent Valley.
Click here for the latest chairman’s report.
Click here for the Hall’s 2022 accounts
Click here for the 2021 annual report.
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