Farewell to Penny and Thelma, Sat 16 July

All Souls churchAfter 14 years of ministry to Pratts Bottom, our associate vicar Canon Penny Avann and our evangelist Thema Jones will be leaving the village. Penny is retiring and they will be moving away. Their last weekend here will be mid July.

There will be a Farewell Event for them on Saturday 16 July in the Village Hall from 2.30 to 5pm. This will be a “drop in” style afternoon tea. For an idea of numbers please let Brenda Johnson know by email to lancejohnson100 (at) hotmail.com or phone 858840.

Read Penny’s Letter

Pratts Bottom Model Rail Show, 9-10 January

Saturday 9 January and Sunday 10 January 2015
Open both days 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Pratts Bottom Village Hall

8 quality model rail layouts in various scales, plus local retailer Kent
Garden Railways, the ODMRS second-hand stall; a children’s drive it yourself layout :
Stop-the train game; modelling demonstrations and an “OO” loco clinic for your non-runners.
  • Light Refreshments
  • Admission: Adults £3.50, Children £1.50 (under 3 yrs free)
  • All are welcome. 

We are hoping that the event will be opened by the Mayor of Bromley on the Saturday morning

100 club winners

The winners of the 100 Club draw, in support of the PB Village Hall, are as follows:

  • June: 1st   43, 2nd  76  3rd  97  4th 90
  • July: 1st  15,  2nd  10,  3rd  61  4th  1.
  • August:  1st  16,  2nd  18,  3rd  85,  4th 62.
  • September:  1st  77,  2nd  71,  3rd  10,   4th  100.
  • October: 1st  85,  2nd  61  3rd 29,  4th  87.

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