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 Nick who will be pleased to hear your views.

Dates for your Diary
Thu Apr 11th Age-proof Gardening - Malcolm Withnall
Thu May 9th Becoming a Famous Author - Martin Lloyd
Thu Jun 13th A History of Britain - Chris Lloyd
Thu Jul 11th The impact of Moths on our lives - Ross Newham
Thu Aug 8th Belgian Royal Family: Murder, Madness & Mayhem - Melanie Gibson-Barton
Thu Sep 12th 40 years of catching Smugglers - Malcolm Nelson
Thu Oct 10th The crop circle mystery - Andy Thomas
Thu Nov 14th Its about Time - Chris Goodall
Thu Dec 12th Christmas social + Bearsted Choral Society
Tue Apr 16th Highclere Castle (where Downton Abbey was filmed)
All seats now booked - waiting list in operation
Leave Grove Green around 08:30 to arrive at Highclere for 11:00. Your ticket will include coach seat and driver tip, entry to the Castle, Gardens and Egyptian Exhibition. We will leave around 16:00 to journey home.

The cost is £33.00 per person.

Reserve your seats on this trip now by sending an email to Steve our Social Secretary using the blue pigeon send a message button at the top of this page. Once it is confirmed Jenny our Treasurer will collect monies - probably after the New Year.
Thu May 16th Loseley Park
Maidstone Invicta U3A outing. We have been offered the spare places on this trip to Surrey. Learn about the 500 year story of the More-Molyneux family and their home. Visit the walled garden, the grounds and the Chapel. Lunch is optional. For more details and the booking form click Loseley in the Links panel at the side of this page or contact Ann the Loseley trip organiser using the blue pigeon send a message button at the top of this page.
Social Events
Tue Mar 26th Lunch Bunch
The March lunch will be at The Redstart, 70 North Street, Barming. ME16 9HF on the 26th March. 12.30 for 1.00. Click The Redstart in the Links panel at the side of this page for details.
Tue Apr 23rd Lunch Bunch
The April lunch will be at The George, The Street, Molash. CT4 8HE on the 23rd April. 12.30 for 1.00. Click The George in the Links panel at the side of this page for details.
Summer Schools
Mon Jun 24th
→Thu Jun 27th
Chichester University
See the Links panel at the side of this page. For details of this popular event click Summer School Programme and Summer School Notes. To book click Summer School Booking Form
Mon Mar 25th Tablet/iPad Workshop
​Another of these popular sessions will be held at Detling Village Hall, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. £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 them 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.

We are also going to show how to access the Beacon System for emails etc.