An inspiring story from Lympne”
FRIDAY 10th MAY 2019 7.15 for 7.30pm
at SALTWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL GRANGE ROAD
NEWS - Saturday 15th September 8 am Battle of Britain Day Inauguration of Flagpole
“On Saturday, 15th September 2018 the new flagpole – a joint project between the Trustees of the Robert Thompson Charities and the Village Society -was inaugurated, with the raising of the Union Flag to mark Battle of Britain Day”
DATES ON WHICH THE UNION FLAG WILL BE FLOWN
6th - Accession Day
1st St David's Day
Second Monday - Commonwealth Day
17th - St Patrick's Day
21st - Queen's Birthday
23rd - St George's Day
2nd Coronation Day
Second Saturday - Queen's Official Birthday
10th - Birthday of Duke of Edinburgh
18th - Waterloo Day
21st - Birthday of Duke of Cambridge
15th - Battle of Britain Day
21st - Trafalgar Day
Second Sunday - Remembrance Day
11th - Armistice Day
30th - St Andrew's Day
Saltwood Village Society was formed at a Public Meeting held in the Village Hall in November, 1965.
The aim of the Society is to ensure that Saltwood Village and its surroundings retain the character which they now possess, and that any future development within the village, whilst being in keeping with the times in which we live, contributes in retaining this character.
The Society does not wish to hinder development in the village in any way, but rather to make recommendations in the right quarter concerning any future planning in order that Saltwood may remain the pleasant village which it is today.
Each year the Society has three meetings with a speaker at each. The talks are on a variety of subjects and have included the following: RSPB Dungeness, Westenhanger Castle, Perfumes, The Chaucer Tales, Coastwatch and an entertainment evening put on by Brockhill Performing Arts College. We regularly have 50+ members attending our meetings. We are always on the lookout for interesting speakers and the committee would be happy to hear from you if you could recommend anyone.
One of our recent major achievements has been to raise in the order of £6,000 to have the names of the Fallen put on the war memorial on the Green. The work involved having the rear wall of the memorial raised to a suitable height and engraved plaques made to fit. The majority of the monies raised was by two Garden Safaris that proved to be a great success although the Society had never attempted one before. In order to achieve this we worked with the Parish Council who, in conjunction with the work we funded, refurbished the remainder of the memorial.
In the past we played a major role in the two millennium projects of refurbishing the drinking fountain and providing a new village hall noticeboard on the village Green.
In addition to these events the Society has held photographic competitions and run very successful quiz evenings. In 2011 we gave the £500 raised at one of them to the Village Hall committee to help with their fund raising to improve the hall.
We are always looking for new ideas that will benefit our village as we have been doing since we were formed in 1965. If you have any ideas then please let us know about them via our contacts form below.
If you have heard any speakers who you think would interest the Society and its members please let us know through our contacts below.
Our Officers and Committee
President: Mrs Jane Clark
Joint Chair: John Cimelli and Sally Chesters
Vice Chair: Sally Chesters
Secretary: John Cimelli
Treasurer and Membership secretary: Julia Clark
Each year the Society has three meetings with a speaker at each. Unless otherwise stated, all meetings commence at 7.30pm and are held in the Primary School in Grange Road, Saltwootd CT21 4QS
Friday 10th May 2019 AGM and the speaker is SHAL (an archaeology group from Lympne)
“SHAL we or Shan’t we? Yes we SHAL!!
An inspiring story from Lympne”
This talk is about Studying History and Archaeology in Lympne[SHAL] and will be presented by Guy Topham and Fiona Jarvest.
The meeting takes place on Friday May 10th 7.30pm at the Primary School Hall in Grange Rd, Saltwood. There will also a brief AGM and any local news. Further events are organised for the Autumn. Are there any members who would like to serve on the committee?– please don’t be shy in coming forward. Annual subs are due please.
Non-members are always welcome too.
Friday 11th October 2019 Brian Banks will talk on ‘Intelligence Matters’.
“Brian is a former Senior Civil Servant who retired as Head of Intelligence, HM Customs & Excise, following government service in a number of departments, including HM Diplomatic Service, under an intelligence umbrella. After retirement he served as an Adviser to the governments of the Republic of Georgia, where he established a new Intelligence Service, and Bulgaria. A Russian speaker, Brian spent his early career as an intelligence gatherer”
Friday 8 February 2019 7.30pm at Saltwood School, Grange Road with a fascinating talk from our guest speaker Steve Dennis on The Leas Pavilion, Folkestone.
Friday 12th October 2018 Dr Clive Nuttman - talk entitled ‘Madagascar – the enchanted island’
Thursday 29th November 2018 7pm Pre-Christmas talk and social (members only) Lads’ Club, Rectory Lane
February 9th 2018: Sailing the South Atlantic: Pete Raine - Saltwood Village School Grange Road Saltwood 7.30pm
October 13th 2017: Dogs Trust: Speaker Laura Murphy - Saltwood Village School Grange Road Saltwood 7.30pm
May 12th 2017: People and Places in early Victorian Saltwood - Saltwood Village School Grange Road Saltwood 7.30pm
Speaker: Mike de la Mare
February 10th 2017: Eva Braun Fact or Fiction: Speaker: Melanie Gibson Barton - Saltwood Village School Grange Road Saltwood 7.30pm
October 14th 2016:The History of Hythe Venetian Fete: Speaker: John Schoner - Saltwood Village School Grange Road Saltwood 7.30pm
May 13th 2016: Romney Marsh Wools and the products produced from them: Speaker: Kristina Boulden - Saltwood Village School Grange Road Saltwood 7.30pm
February 14th 2016: Samphire Ho Dover: Speaker Bryn Green - Saltwood Village School Grange Road Saltwood 7.30pm
Saltwood Village Society - Memorial Re-Dedication
Saltwood Village Society Publication
Saltwood W.1.'s 1959 History Book
Saltwood Village History
Compiled by Saltwood Women's Institute - 1959
Scanned, reformatted and copied into book form by Brian Doorne
This history of the Village and Parish of Saltwood owes its existence to the response to the East Kent Federation of Women's Institutes to pleas from Local History societies for the compilation records of village life and activities throughout the centuries.
Available from Saltwood Village Stores…
Here are some links to other local websites the maybe of interest