Bearsted & District


We meet at 2:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in Detling Village Hall, Pilgrim's Way, Detling, Kent, ME14 3EY.

We have booked some interesting speakers for our monthly meetings. Scroll down this page to find full details of all Meetings and Social events. Although we have to book speakers months or sometimes years in advance we are always very keen to hear members suggestions and recommendations for speakers or subjects for our monthly meetings. Use the blue pigeon send a message button to send a quick email to our Speakers Secretary Steve who will be pleased to hear your views.

Dates for your Diary
Thu Mar 12th The Magic of Harry Houdini - Joe Mendell
Thu Apr 9th Women of the First World War - Anna C Astin
Thu May 14th Disraeli’s London - Racheal Kolsky
Thu Jun 11th t.b.a.
Thu Jul 9th Groups Show & Tell plus Strawberries and Cream
Thu Aug 13th Forty Years without a proper job (a working lifetime in entertainment) - Chris Hare
Thu Sep 10th All I ask is a Tall Ship - Geoff Saunders
Thu Oct 8th Pseudoastronomy 1:Planet X, Zetans and Lost civilisations - Stephen Tonkin
Thu Nov 12th Tribute to Tommy Cooper - John Field
Thu Dec 10th Christmas Social
You can choose one of three options which are as follows:

Option 1 £30.30 p/p
Duxford Aircraft Museum, includes coach, driver tip and entry to museum. You can spend the time exploring the museum and having lunch at the cafe or the restaurant on site.

Option 2 £21.85 p/p
Cambridge City including coach, driver tip and 1.5 hour 'Blue Badge' guided walk, seeing highlights of the city with knowledgeable local guide, who will walk you past Old Cavendish Library, Corpus Clock, Senate House, and Corpus Christie, King's Gonville and Trinity colleges telling you about some of their famous past students. You will then have some free time to explore the city and have lunch at one of the restaurants.

Option 3 £15.10 p/p
Cambridge 'On your own' This option is for those who may not fancy a 1.5 hour walk and just like to do their own thing around the city and it's restaurants.

08:30 coach leaves Grove green (Tesco bus stop)
10:30 arrives Duxford Aviation Museum for drop off then continues to Cambridge
11:00 arrives Cambridge City Centre
15:15 departs Cambridge for 15:45 pick up Duxford
16:00 depart Duxford return to Maidstone (Grove Green) approx 18:00

Payment can now be made to our Treasurer Jenny
Social Events
Tue Feb 25th Lunch Bunch
The February lunch will be at The Cock Horse Inn Detling, 39 The Street, Detling, Maidstone, ME14 3JT - 12.30 for 1.00 p.m. Click The Cock Horse in the Links panel at the side of this page for details.
Another of these popular sessions will be held on Wednesday 4th March 2020 at Detling Village Hall. 14:00 -16:00 hrs. £1 per person (pay on day) to cover the cost of the hall.
If you have an IPad/Tablet and would like to learn more then come along. No formal teaching, all self-help with other members. What you know someone else may not! This is for anyone that either has knowledge on using Tablets and is able to share that knowledge or for those that would like to learn a little bit more.