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Merry and Bright club

This is a club for men and women over 55, not just those who live in Benenden. We meet every fourth Tuesday of the month in the Memorial Hall, Benenden (a few yards east of The Bull) from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Christmas party 2023
Christmas party 2023

We welcome new members and have a policy of a free visit before you join. All meetings at the Memorial Hall are followed by a nice tea.

2024 Events

  • Tuesday, 27th February, 14.00 – 16.00 - the meeting will be a talk on hall houses in the Weald by renowned historian Tony Singleton.
  • Tuesday, 26th March, 14.00 – 16.00 - Terry West speaks about Cranbrook Windmill
  • Tuesday, 23rd April, 14.00 – 16.00 - Visit to Cranbrook Museum and back to tea. Leave Memorial Hall 1.45 latest. Ring Julia 241944 to arrange lift.
  • Tuesday, 28th May, 14.00 – 16.00 - Sue Fisher will speak on Teaching in Africa
  • Tuesday, 25th June, 14.00 – 16.00 - Garden Party
  • Tuesday, 23rd July, 14.00 – 16.00 - Croquet afternoon at The Coachhouse
  • Tuesday, 27th August, 14.00 – 16.00 - An afternoon at the bowls club
  • Tuesday, 24th September, 14.00 – 16.00 - Cream Tea at Benenden School
  • Tuesday, 22nd October, 14.00 – 16.00 - Marianne Ball speaks about Growing up in Benenden
  • Tuesday, 26th November, 14.00 – 16.00 - Revd. David Commander will reveal tales from a Scottish Visit
  • Tuesday, 17th December, 14.00 – 16.00 - Christmas Party

Meetings are normally held in the Memorial Hall (on Benenden Green) from 2 pm to 4 pm. If anyone would like to join us please contact Laraine Penny, on 01580 241763 or Julia Collard on 01580 241944. We can collect and return you home if you live in Benenden and do not have transport. All are welcome.

Details of our monthly events are also shown in the online diary (with 'Merry and Bright Club' in the title) on the right of this page or click here to see full village diary list.

Do come and join us.

Laraine Penny - Chairperson


Village lunch

Tue 16th Apr, 12:30pm

Come and lunch with local friends
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Iden Green and Benenden WI

Tue 16th Apr, 2pm

Bringing Up Baby the Victorian Wayl
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Benenden gardening club

Tue 16th Apr, 6:30pm

Spring show and plant sale
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Benenden Bowls Club

Thu 18th Apr, 6:30pm

Practice night
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Benenden School concerts in Centenary Hall

Sat 20th Apr, 7pm

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club: A Jazz Portrai
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Quiz night at St George's Club

Sat 20th Apr, 8:15pm

Come and try your luck
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Mobile Library in Benenden village

Tue 23rd Apr, 10am

Pick up the fortnight's reading
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Mobile Library at the hospital

Tue 23rd Apr, 10:40am

Pick up the fortnight's reading
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Merry and Bright Club

Tue 23rd Apr, 2pm

Visit to Cranbrook Museum
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Benenden Bowls Club

Thu 25th Apr, 6:30pm

Practice night
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Summer BBQ at St George's Club

Sat 27th Apr, 8:15pm

Come and join in
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See full list of events