Alan Dimbleby’s funeral

Penny Avann writes, “Alan’s funeral will be on Wednesday, 19th August. The service will be in two parts:

  1. Tunbridge Wells Crematorium at 10.45am
  2. Pratts Bottom Village Hall at 1.00pm, followed by a ploughman’s lunch in the hall.

While the family are happy for anyone to come to the crematorium, it is likely that most people locally will want to go to the village hall.  Phillip Southby will be at the hall and I will be in touch with him should there be any delay in us returning here with the tractor procession.

Gill has asked if people could wear bright colours. No flowers please, but there will be an opportunity, for those who would like to, to make a donation to charity (Marie Curie and an other which supports bereaved families in the farming community).

Please continue to remember the family in your prayers.”

Pratts Bottom Village Hall AGM, 20 May

Another year has gone by and it is time for the Annual General Meeting of the Pratts Bottom Village Hall.  It  will be held on Wednesday 20th May 2015 at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start. A chance to hear what has been going on over the past year in the maintenance of the building and how it is used by a variety of users and to present the Charitable Trust’s Annual Report and Accounts.
We look forward to seeing as many people as possible on the 20th May.
Village Hall Committee

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Pilates Time at the Village Hall

Following a great response to Bethany’s Pilates classes at the end of last year, an additional class has now been introduced. Courses are ongoing, with the next due to start from Wednesday 25th February…

Wednesdays – 9:35-10:35am & 10:45-11:45am Current course: 7th January – 11th February 2015 Next course: 25th February – 25th March 2015 Pratts Bottom Village Hall, Norsted Lane. £48 for the six week course or £9 pay as you go. For further information & bookings, please contact:

E: bethanylucaspilates (at)
T: 07415 638 546

Pratts Bottom Model Rail Show, 10/11 Jan 2015

Everyone is welcome to the Orpington & District Model Railway Society’s main event of the year on Saturday 10 January and Sunday 11 January 2015. Open both days 10 am to 5 pm in Pratts Bottom Village Hall.

  • 8 quality model rail layouts in various scales
  • Local retailer Kent Garden Railways
  • ODMRS second-hand stall
  • Children’s drive it yourself layout
  • Modelling demonstrations and an “OO” loco clinic for your non-runners.
  • Light Refreshments
  • Admission: adults £3.50, children £1.50 (under 3 yrs free)