Feeling sheepish: Pat-A-Lamb at Mount Ephraim

April 24, 2014

Mount Ephraim Gardens will be hosting its annual Pat-a-Lamb on Sunday 4 and Monday 5 May, as families can get up close to lambs only a few weeks old as well as enjoy the scenic views and gardens in one of Kent’s popular visitor attractions.

DSC04364 (1)The weekend has been entertaining children and families for twenty-eight years, and this year visitors will be enchanted and delighted by well-loved children’s tales read by the creator of comedy acting troupe and regular visitors to Mount Ephraim, The Pantaloons.

The glorious blossoms should be in full bloom throughout the gardens and in particular in the magnificent arboretum, as also should the farm’s orchards for the Bank Holiday.

Visitors can enjoy the ten acres of Edwardian gardens including the Japanese rock garden, water garden, lake and the grass maze ideal for picnics and with a play area for children. The gardens also boast the Topiary Tea Rooms for a delicious cream tea whilst overlooking the stunning topiary and herbaceous border.

Pat-a-Lamb Day is open from 11am until 5pm on Sunday 4th and Monday 5th May; entry is £6 for adults and £2.50 for children. For more information visit Mount Ephraim Gardens website or call 01227 751496.


Boughton Christmas Fair today

November 24, 2013

Christmas crafts and goodies at

Boughton Village Hall

Today, November 24th, 1 – 4pm

Come along and join the fun. Buy or make Christmas gifts.

Lots of stalls, food and drinks



Water Bottles

May 18, 2013

Open Dawes are having a clearance sale of eco-friendly, non-leak water bottles.


Bottles now only £1.50

While stocks last

including a free spare cap


If you have purchased a bottle in the past, please claim your free spare cap by emailing hernhill@machin.f9.co.uk.

Bottles will be on sale at the Stargazing event tonight.

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TV for sale

February 9, 2013

tvLG 26″ Television for sale. 2yrs old in VGC. Built in DVD player, remote, cables & stand. Looking for £90 OVNO for quick sale.  We also have a swivel wall bracket £25. Email Liz@themorrisagency.co.uk if interested.


Wanted: indoor dog-run or child’s playpen!

January 7, 2013
Does anyone have a small indoor dog-run and or car-crate to lend or sell ? For  a few months; or even a child’s playpen!
If anyone has anything suitable, please contact Alison West by clicking here.
Thank you!

AVON Representative wanted for Hernhill.

January 5, 2013

Due to unforeseen circumstances, your current AVON rep is unable to continue in Hernhill. Fiona, our local sales leader, is therefore, looking for someone to take over the Hernhilll round. 

This is an opportunity to earn extra cash and choose your own hours, have fun, meet new people and work in your village. There is no initial outlay, your first two campaign books and training are provided free of charge. All your products are at a discounted rate! 

Contact Fiona, Independent AVON Sales Leader on 07710 954746

Carlyle would have been proud; Disgruntled Cat in Faversham

December 19, 2012

Thomas Carlyle said one should not trust someone “for whom old clothes are not venerable.” He would therefore have been delighted to have browsed in the Disgruntled Cat, Faversham’s vintage clothing shop.

20121219-164644.jpgSituated opposite Iceland, this haven for lovers of vintage clothing is a neat and thoughtfully-presented store, which although not occupying a large footprint, nevertheless feels light and spacious, with plenty of space to browse.

The range of clothing is excellent, ranging from cloaks and form-fitting, close-cut jackets for ladies to boating blazers and tweed overcoats for men, and even clothing from yesteryear for children, including an immaculate tweed overcoat and cap from the 1930s for a dashing child.

Shop window

The Cat’s whiskers…

For stock of such variety and good quality, the pricing is eminently affordable and very competitively priced; this Mecca for clothing enthusiasts may just be Faversham’s best-kept secret.

Find out more on their website here.

Reviewed by Tom

Stolen Toyata truck: can you help ?

December 1, 2012

Last week, a Toyota Hilux pickup truck was stolen from outside the cottage of a long-term resident in Staple Street, on Thursday evening. This has since been duly reported to the police and the insurers.

The owner is self-employed, running a joinery business and now cannot get to work or carry out his business without it.

The truck was an R-registered Black Toyota Hilux, single cab pick-up.

Please contact the Forum if you have any information, or have seen it.

Have you garage space to let ?

November 18, 2012

Do you, or does someone you know, have some garage-space to rent ?

If so, please contact Sam on 07594 711744.

Many thanks!

Local Christmas Fairs

November 10, 2011


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Sunday November 20th : Boughton Christmas Fair in the Village Hall 1pm-4pm

Saturday November 26th : Dunkirk Christmas Fair in the Village Hall 11am

Saturday December 3rd : Boughton & Dunkirk School Christmas Fair 10am – 12pm

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