Eastry Cricket Club Quiz Night

Eastry CC are holding a Quiz Night on Friday 29th June to raise funds for improvements to the Pavilion.

Venue: Woodnesborough Football Club

Date & Time: Friday 29th June – 7pm for 7:30pm start

Bar Available – Bring your own food – £4 per head. Tables of upto 8

For tickets or more information contact Roger Hill – 01304 813787

WARNING! – B&Q Propagators

Kent Trading Standards have just issues a warning to people who have bought a B&Q Verve 42cm or Verve 52cm propagator to return them immediately to any B&Q store for a refund. B&Q have recalled these as there is a danger of them overheating, presenting a potential fire hazard.

Please see the full warning on the Eastry Parish Council website here…


Royal Ideas

Every year in Holland on the Queen’s Birthday, or Orange Day as they call it, children run their own stalls & go busking in the market places of their towns and villages. It is a great annual event, with thousands of young people playing at shop keepers for the day, having great fun getting rid of old unwanted books and toys or setting up different games, or playing their instruments . This year at the Eastry Jubilee Party in the Park, there are still a number of stalls available fete type attractions. Your imagination is the limit, and stall holders can raise funds for a charity of their choice. Children are welcome to take the lead, as long as they are properly supervised. Anyone can take part. If you are interested in setting up a stall,contact Colin Coulson, on colin.coulson@tiscali.co.uk

“Ne’er cast a clout till May be out”

What does this actually mean? It possibly sounds like it means “don’t hit someone round the head until 1st of June”; but this isn’t the case. Since the 15th century the word ‘clout’ has been used to mean clothing. As for ‘…till May be out”; well, during the Enclosures period (historians will remember) around 1/4 million hawthorn hedges were planted to separate fields as boundaries. Haw itself means ‘hedge’ and the hawthorn flower is called the May flower. So; what does it mean? Well it means don’t take off layers of (winter) clothes until the hawthorn is in flower. Simple!

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