Geoffrey Michael Smith – 37 years in Orchard Road

Pauline Gibbons sadly informs us that Mike/Geoff died last Friday after a heart operation. He had his 80th birthday while in hospital. Some of us knew him as Geoff, some as Mick and some as Mike, but he was well known to us all for his kindness, generosity and his wonderful sense of humour.  It was a privilege to have him as our next door neighbour and friend for so many years. He was always there at the Orchard Road work parties and well known locally, especially at the Bulls Head.
His funeral will take place at Eastbourne crematorium BN23 8AE at 4 pm on Tuesday 17 September.
Donations to Sussex Air Ambulance which covers Kent as well.

Barbara Ford

We are sad to announce that Barbara died last weekend after a period in Farnborough Hospital and a short stay in a local nursing home.

On Friday 20 September 2013, after the funeral at Chatham crematorium at 3 pm officiated over by Canon Penny, there will be a Memorial Service at approximately 4:30 pm at All Souls Church, Rushmore Hill, Pratts Bottom. After the service, everyone is invited to the Pratts Bottom Village Hall for a chance to chat and remember Barbara.