Exhibition will tell village’s history
THE history of Hothfield will be brought to life in an exhibition in the village hall this weekend.
The Second World War, the workhouse and the village’s connection with a Poet Laureate will be among the topics to learn about at the exhibition, entitled Hothfield Now And Then.
Children will be able to have a go at writing using an oldfashioned slate and chalk, and adults will be able to look into their family tree with help from members of Kent Family History Society. There will also be a display of military and vintage vehicles.
Organisers are still looking for people who would like to share their memories for the exhibition.
Spokesman Chris Rogers said: “We would particularly like to hear from anyone who once lived in the Nissen huts in Hothfield, or any soldiers who were billeted to Hothfield during the Second World War.”
The exhibition will be open from 11am to 4pm. Entry and parking are free.
Tickets are already on sale for the New Year’s Eve party in the village hall, which will see the return of cabaret singer Sarah O’Shea.
The party will run from 7pm to 1am. There will be a full bar, but people should bring their own food.
Tickets cost £10 and places are limited. Under-18s must be accompanied by a parent.
Phil Holloway, chairman of the village hall committee, said: “There has been a growth in village hall bookings and we have more activities going on.”