Daphne has been busy booking more outings for you, our members to enjoy. Please call Daphne on 01227 720631 to book or speak to her at one of our events. 

Summer Party: 4 August, has been booked at the Abbots Barton Hotel as this was the overwhelming choice following our poll at the Christmas lunch.  Booking form is available at the end of this newsletter.


  3rd September 2018 Beth Chatto Gardens & Colchester £ 38

  15th September Chatham Dockyard & Salute to the 1940’s £43

  18th September 2018 Mississippi Paddle Steamer Norwich £39

  23rd September 2018 Battle of Britain Air Show Duxford £55

  2nd October 2018 Eltham Palace & Gardens £40


Walpole Bay Hotel: Thursday 8 November an afternoon Vintage Musical show, presented by Gordon Clarkson Show £10 concession for Club members and £10 for afternoon tea (optional)


Kingston Christmas Market: 30 November. Followed by Kew Gardens Illuminated. This is a special for Cancer Care Club Members and will be £59 per person if we fill a 16-seater coach. (more if we have less than 16). 30-seater coach £51 if full (will cost more if less than 30) please book now!


Brick Lane 4 December: Lunch and a special Christmas show £72, so book early for this popular event.


How to Book Outings:

Contact Daphne on 01227 720631 for availability. Cheques should be made payable to D. Woodcock and sent to: Daphne Woodcock, Eversfield, Canterbury Road, Wingham, Canterbury CT3 1NL

If you require a receipt, please enclose a SAE.


Other upcoming events:


  • League of Friends of Kent & Canterbury Hospital summer fete Saturday 18 August 2018. Daphne will have a stall at this event so come along and support her.
  • East Kent Ploughing Match Waldershare Dover 26 September 2018, again Daphne will have a stall at this event so come along and give her your support.

Please book early for all outings and shows as some will sell out quickly.

We boarded the ferry called The Princess Pocahontas at Gravesend at 10.15am on Sunday 9th September. It was to be a forty mile guided tour by the captain, who described in detail every building and land on the river banks, what they were used for in the past and what they were used for now.

We landed passengers at Greenwich to view the Cutty Sark, a former tea clipper, now in dry dock. We travelled to London Bridge where the battleship The Belfast is moored. this is now a museum item.

We were able to enjoy a cheese and ham ploughman’s or sandwiches at a reasonable cost and refreshments were on sale all day.

We returned to Greenwich to pick up passengers at 3pm and the return trip was very interesting. It was the day for a river boat race! There were numerous small rowing boats crewed by young people – very fast and exciting. We returned to Gravesend at 5pm after a most enjoyable day.

An excellent trip., Good weather and good company.

Our thanks to Daphne for her excellent idea and her excellent organisation.