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Report from Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men (Canterbury branch)

We began the year with a well-informed illustrated talk on Kent from Dick Bolton, who had prepared

a presentation, showing many aspects of life in the County of Kent.  He informed members of some

Kentish connections they had hitherto not known.  Van Gogh had spent some time living and

teaching in Ramsgate, and the County had produced many well established artists and writers.

We were grateful to Mr. Bolton for giving plenty of scope for us to follow up on some of the useful leads he had provided!

In February nearly 60 members of the branch enjoyed a delicious meal in good company at the Canterbury Golf Club.  It was the first social meeting of 2016 and so there was a lot to catch up

on and the babble of conversation showed just how pleased members were to be there.  

Although not billed as a SPRING lunch, the weather was very Spring-like and the golf course looked enticing in the sunshine.

The inevitable raffle brought some winners, and even more losers, but no-one left empty handed

as the Assn’s latest magazine was available to take home along with details of visits and events

planned for the remainder of the year.

Thank you to Hon. Secretary Lorna Bedford who undertook all the arrangements for what turned

out to be a very happy and friendly occasion.

The Association is open to anyone with an interest in the County – by virtue of birth – or of being a present-day resident of Kent, so do not hesitate to make contact to find out more about us.  

The next event will be our annual meeting at St. Andrew’s church hall, Canterbury in early April when we shall have reports on the past year and also look to the future.  

It will be the happy occasion when we also make donations to the local charities we support regularly.  We are looking forward especially to welcoming Canterbury Theatre Director, Mark Everett from the Marlowe Theatre who will tell us about his work and developments at our much loved local theatre.


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