Kentish Express Ashford & District - - ROUNDABOUT -

Correspondent: Mrs D Mar­shall, 29 The Weavers, Bid­den­den, TN27 8AP. 01580 291169 Key­board con­nec­tions: The Weald of Kent Com­puter Club meets on Wed­nes­day, March 21 in the new vil­lage hall at 8pm. Guest speaker Mr Chris­tian will give a talk and demon­strate Find­ing Ge­neal­ogy on the In­ter­net. New mem­bers wel­come. For de­tails con­tact Norman, phone 01580 291285. Cleaner vil­lage: Work to clear the parish verges of lit­ter has been mak­ing an ef­fect dur­ing a three year pe­riod, cul­mi­nat­ing with less and less for vol­un­teers to col­lect. Or­gan­iser, Cath Scales thanks the 22 peo­ple for do­ing an un­pleas­ant job with good hu­mour and re­silience. A wel­come will be given to join the merry band of vol­un­teers by phon­ing 01580 292525. Creative show­ings: The art and needle­craft ex­hi­bi­tion will be tak­ing place from Fri­day to Sun­day, March 16-18 in the vil­lage hall. Vis­i­tors will be wel­come on the first two days be­tween 10am and 6pm and the fi­nal day from noon to 6pm. There is an en­try fee of £1.50. For more de­tails con­tact Betty, phone 01580 291240 or Pat on 01580 291730. Look­ing back­wards: The Bid­den­den Lo­cal His­tory So­ci­ety meets on Thurs­day, March 8 in the old vil­lage hall at 2.30pm. Mr Parkin will be pre­sent­ing a talk en­ti­tled A Vil­lage Re­mem­bered. Vis­i­tors wel­come. For ad­di­tional de­tails con­tact Joanna on 01580 291925. Ho­li­ness: Ser­vices on Sun­day, March 11 in the parish church: Holy Com­mu­nion (BCP) 8am and Holy Com­mu­nion (CW) 11am. The Lent study group holds a ses­sion on Tues­day, March 13 at 13 Spin­ners Close at 8pm. Cof­fee is avail­able on Thurs­day, March 15 in the church from 9.30am. Serv­ings of bread and soup will be avail­able be­tween 11.30am and 1.30pm. Pro­ceeds are in aid of the Dioce­san Poverty and Hope Ap­peal. Agenda top­ics: The parish coun­cil meets on Tues­day, March 12 in the old vil­lage hall at 7.30pm.

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