Daily Archives: July 11, 2021

July Picnic at Manor House Gardens

It was fabulous to see so many of you at the picnic on Thursday 8 July, what a treat to actually meet up in person after such a long time. What could be better than the opportunity to picnic and catch up with old friends – and make some new friends – in the evening sunshine, shaded by our oak tree? And what an impressive number and type of portable chairs on display!

Thank you to everyone who bought things to share. Two cakes deserve a special mention: Louise’s chocolate brownie, and Kay’s rhubarb and polenta cake (adapted from the recipe below). Thank you both for baking and sharing.

See you all next time!


Manor House Gardens Litter-Pick

Well done and many thanks our members who joined the Manor House Gardens Users Group litter pick on Saturday 3 July. They were able to try out our new pink hi-viz vests which were created especially. Fortunately, the weather was favourable at the time of the pick and the waterproofness wasn’t tested! If you would… Continue reading

Events for July

See below programme and details for the Hever Castle Festival. Our Largest Festival Ever to Offer a Summer of Optimism and Joy JULY TO AUGUST 2021 – HEVER CASTLE, EDENBRIDGE, KENT We’ve made it – hooray! What’s more, it’s our largest festival ever with even more of your favourites – magic, live music acts, operas,… Continue reading

Streets of London Quiz with Graham Hooper

Friday 25th June saw the latest in a series of online quizzes from quizmaster Graham Hooper (seen relaxing in the picture to right) which we must say have kept us going over the past year and a half. This time the usual format of 6 rounds of 8 loosely connected questions were united by the… Continue reading

June meeting – Hazel Beale – Three historic houses in Bexley

This month’s speaker was Hazel Beale who introduced and reminded us of three important historical houses that are almost on our doorstep – Hall Place in Bexley, Danson House in Bexleyheath, and the Red House also in Bexleyheath. Through her photographs Hazel showed the contrasting architectural styles: Tudor, Jacobean, Georgian and Victorian.   Hazel introduced us to Hall… Continue reading