Milstead w Frinsted Newsletter

February 2019.


I thought that that was another fabulous evening. Emily was like a lovely breath of fresh air and I will be taking her up on her very kind offer to immortalise us all in paint nearer to our centenary! Well done to the ladies who made a green heart – the completed post cards have been sent to your MP.

Lovely to see two new visitors and hope that Sam and Claire enjoyed themselves and join us again.

Another huge thank you to Jackie for the gorgeous pennant to represent MwF on the East Kent Centenary bunting. A deserved winner of Woman of the Month!

It may seem like we have a lot of events and lists going around but we are trying to give you all plenty of notice so that you can put the dates in your full diaries. We thought the more notice the better.

With that in mind here are the upcoming events in date order:

Tunstall have invited Helen Whately MP to their meeting on Thursday 14th 7.45. If you want to attend please let Marcelle know ASAP.

Bapchild have invited us to their birthday party on Thursday 21st February 2.30pm, names to Marcelle please.

We are serving Soup and Sandwich lunch in our Village hall on Tuesday 19th March at 1pm for just £3. The idea is to invite neighbours and friends within the villages as winter can be long and dreary. Please can you let anyone on the committee know if you are coming and how many guests you are bringing with you?

We are visiting the Criterion at Bluetown on Wednesday 20th March 2pm to see Rodgers and Hammerstein. The cost is 25 pounds which includes an afternoon tea. Please let me know ASAP if you want to join us, we can always arrange a life if needed.

Our annual Quiz Night will take place on Friday 29th March 2019 at 7.30pm. This is a great night at just £7.50 a head which includes a great supper. Friends and family are all welcome, you do not need a table or team as you can join a table. If you have not been before it really is great fun!

Whist we want to support the Red Lion Milstead, we have changed the Sunday lunch to 7th April at the George Newnham as we feel that the Red Lion aren’t quite ready yet.

There is a Spring gardening day at the Canterbury Academy on April 10th, there are some interesting speakers. I am going if anybody wants to come with me. It is 10.15-3.30 and 12 pounds.

East Kent Federation is arranging a trip to Eltham Palace on Wednesday 8th May. The price will be £18 for members of English Heritage and £32 for others. If you want to join us please let Marcelle know. These trips are always well organised and fun. The coach pick up will be from Sittingbourne station.

On 11th June 2pm we are planning to take a river trip in Canterbury, please let us know if you are interested.

We are visiting Provender House on Tuesday 2nd July at 2.30pm for a guided tour with tea and cake (optional). The price is 11 pounds for concessions with 6.50 for tea and cake.

If your name isn’t down for the Centenary Group lunch on July 16th can you please let Marcelle know, it is a long way off but the Presidents group need an idea of numbers. It will probably be at Upchurch Golf Club.

There is a Garden Party to celebrate East Kent’s Centenary on Monday July 22nd at St Edmunds School, Canterbury. Please let Marcelle know if you want to attend. There are two sittings and the cost is 15.

I have enquired at Shepherd Neame about the cost of a tour and dinner on October 9th at 11.45. Before I book I need to see who is interested and if I can drum up interest elsewhere to make the numbers up. Please let me know if you fancy it.

I am also enquiring to see who would be interested in a Christmas Party night at the Great Danes (it’s called Christmas Beatles) 2/3/4/5th December 30 pounds for a 3 course meal. We would need to book early.

The Craft Club are starting to learn to crochet this week. All you need is a No4 crochet hook! Please call Lynne for further details.

I will contact Helen Neaves about the possibility of a short art course, maybe evenings. I’ll let you know the outcome.


See you all on the 7th March where we have the Medway Coastguard telling us stories of Mud Rescuers!


We have a website www.milsteadwithfrinstedwi.co.uk  which has details of all our events and our notice board also contains all the future dates, and a Facebook Group please LIKE our page.

Words by Angela Coleman