Photos of Past Events and Outings

 

"The Kearsney Stitchers" at Kearsney Abbey

on Wednesday 8th September 2021

Members and guests met at the newly refurbished oak lined Billiard Room at Kearsney Café for a talk by Beverley Williams and Wendy Ward, representing the five members of the "Kearsney Stitchers".   It was inspiring to learn how the five finely decorated stitched textile panels were created, inspired by two of Dover’s best-loved public parks, which have taken pride of place that room.  We were in awe of the skill and creativity of the ladies.  A warm friendly atmosphere prevailed as we enjoyed home made scones, a slice of cake and tea and coffee provided by the café's excellent catering staff.   To add to our delight, we were the first group to meet in this room and the first to be addressed by Beverley and Wendy.

"Kearsney Stitchers" Beverley Williams and Wendy Ward

 
     

A page from Wendy's "reference folder" demonstrating the detailed planning that went into each panel

 
 

 

 

 
             
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch on 25th August at the Marina Hotel, Dover

Speaker Barry O'Brien talked to us about Fort Burgoyne, situated on the hill opposite Dover Castle.  The fort was built to prevent an enemy establishing batteries on the high ground opposite the castle, thus providing protection on its vulnerable landward side.  The fort is name after the 19th century General John Fox Burgoyne, Inspector-General of Fortifications and son of the John Burgoyne who fought in the American Revolutionary War.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
         

 

Members and guests visited Highclere Castle on 5th August, a cold and rainy day.


Despite an unexpectedly long coach journey and queue to enter, we were not disappointed by the splendour of the castle. Photos of the 8th Earl and family were juxtaposed with those of the famous Downton Abbey characters, as though we were viewing two different worlds. Highclere was used as a hospital during WWI, paralleling the story of Downton Abbey.  Lady Edith’s bedroom in the TV series was actually used as an operating theatre.  To add to the delights of the day we discovered the Egyptian exhibition. This records the story of the 5th Earl’s excavations on the west bank from 1905 and then the extraordinary discovery of  the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922 by Howard Carter and the 5th Earl.  The weather did not dampen our spirits at all. An extraordinary day.

 

 

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The saloon, the heart of the house

 

 


 

 

Celebrate Christmas in June?  What a strange idea. 

That is exactly what 63 Members and Guests of the Dover Ladies Luncheon Club did on 30th June

The lunch had been postponed several times and even gone through a change a venue after the closure Dover Town Hall.

The Best Western Marina Hotel in Dover is the new venue and this was the first lunch.

What joy for the ladies to meet after so many months of isolation.  Conversation flowed.

 The hotel prepared a first class delicious Christmas meal served by friendly and efficient staff. 

An excellent start in every possible way.

Christmas Lunch

on 30th June 2021

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January 2020 lunch.

Doug Bannister,

CEO Dover Harbour Board.

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27th November 2019

Speaker Bob Ogley

on Doodlebugs Over Kent

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October Lunch

Speaker Anne Chance, OBE

on Icelandic Adventures

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9th October 2019

Trip to Brighton

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September 2019 Lunch

Jack Foley

Internationally acclaimed singer

and all round entertainer

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Jack Foley and Adeline Reidy celebrating her birthday

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June 2019 Lunch

Speaker Siobhan Clarke

on the Execution of the Romanov Family

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May 2019 Lunch

Speaker Rev John Winn

on Heraldry in the Stone Hall

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April 2019 Lunch

Speaker Elizabeth Taylor from Alzheimer's Society

on "Someone I Knew"

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Trip to Boulogne on 3rd April 2019 - Lunch at Brasserie Hamiot

 

 

 

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March 2019 Lunch

Speaker: Peter Wellspring

"Air Traffic Control -

How Safe Are Our Skies"

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February 2019 Lunch

Speaker Frances Smith

A Mongolian Experience

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January 2019

Speaker:

Mary Smith

A School Girl's War

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Christmas Lunch

12th December 2018

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Christmas Quiz Winners

 

 

 

 

 

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November 2018 Lunch

Fiddle and Faff

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October and November

2018

Mystery Lunches

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October Lunch

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Speaker:  Doreen Sim

 

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and "Dougie"

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26th September 2018 Lunch

Martin Lloyd

Passports, Assassins,

Traitors and Spies

 

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27th June 2018 Lunch

 

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Speaker: Brian Cumming MBE Chelsea Pensioner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30th May 2018

Royal Wedding

Celebration Lunch

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25th April 2018 Lunch

Janet Dean

Spying in World War I

 

 

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28th March 2018

Speaker:

Melanie Gibson-Barton

Bruges:

It's More Than Chocolates !

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6th March 2018

Daytrip to the Postal Museum, London

 

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28th February 2018

Ian Porter

Beautiful Bloomsbury

and its

Philanthropists

 

 

31st January 2018

Speaker Avril Woolf

 

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13th December 2017

Christmas Lunch

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17th Oct 2017

Lunch

Paul Turner

The Marlowe Theatre

 

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11th Oct 2017

Strawberry Hill House

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27th Sep 2017

Fiddle and Faff

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28th June 2017

Magician Chris Davison

 

 

31st May 2017

Lunch with

DAPA Dance Group

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24th May 2017

Battle of Britain Memorial

Capel Le Ferne

 

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8th March 2017

Royal Hospital Chelsea Visit

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February 2017 Lunch

 

 

 

January 2017

Speaker Joe Mendell

"Bob Newhart Rides Again"

 

 

December 2016

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November 2016

 

 

 

Speaker Brian Freeland

"A View from the Wings"

 

 

 

October 2016

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September 2016

Speaker Anna Astin (2nd from left)

Chairman Norma Nunn (2nd from right) with club members

 

 

 

 

29th May 2016

Queen's Birthday Celebration

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25th May 2016

New Committee 2016

 

 

 

 

25th May 2016

Handover Chairmanship

 

 

 

25th May 2016

Avril Woolf performing

Joyce Grenfell's

"Stately as a Galleon"

 

 

 

 

 

11th May 2016

Daytrip to Calais

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27th April 2016

Graham Tutthill

"My Time in Court"

 

 

 

 

 24th February 2016

Talk on the Real Downton Abbey

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Dena Butcher retires as Committee Member

January 2016

 

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27th Jan 2016

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 Talk on the R V Coleman Trust

 

 

2015 Christmas Lunch

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25th November 2015

Talk on Folkestone WW1

Commemorative Arch

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4th November 2015

Tour of Dover Harbour

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28th October Lunch

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September 2015 Lunch

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AGM 27th May 2015

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Wallets Court afternoon tea and talk by Lea Oakley (5th from left).  6th May 2015

 

 

 

 

Lunch 25th March 2015

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 Visit to Victoria and Albert Museum - 11th March 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boat Trip on River Medway on 7th May 2014

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Special "1940s" Lunch on 25th June 2014

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Visit to RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey, on 6th July 2014

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