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9th November 2018
7 -9:30 pm
Get ready for a Firewalk or Lego Walk challenge this year!
Don’t miss out on our Early Bird offer which ends on 1st October at 11am
Why not brave the heat and challenge your perceptions by walking barefoot over hot coals this November. You’ll be in the safe hands of the Guinness World Record firewalker who will coach you across the 14 feet of hot coals, with temperatures up to 1000F, without experiencing any pain.
For this year, we have our brand new Lego walk for children. Take on this challenge of walking across Lego bricks. This will be great way for children to also join in the fun.
The evening will be a fun event for the whole family – why not get everyone involved and just a few days after fireworks night. There will be a BBQ and refreshments so bring your friends and family to cheer you on.
Firewalk – Early Bird Offer ends 1st October at 11am
Registration fee: £15
Sponsorship: we ask that you raise a minimum of £100
Walkers must be 16 or over to participate, under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the event. Registration will increase to £25 from 1st October
Lego Walk – Early Bird Offer ends 1st October at 11am
Registration fee: £5
Sponsorship: we ask that you raise a minimum of £25
Walkers must be 6 or over to participate and accompanied by a parent or guardian at the event. Registration will increase to £10 from 1st October.
To register and for more information, please email J.Mowbray@stchristophers.org.uk
These meetings are open to the public and take place at 7:30pm in Green Street Green Baptist Church Hall, World's End Lane.
The Ward Panel needs some representation from young people to provide a balanced view of local issues. Meetings are every 3 months - usually on a Wednesday evening 7:30-9pm. Anyone from the area who is interested, please contact Margot.Rohan@yahoo.co.uk
Telephone: 020 8721 2605
Ward Panel Meeting Minutes
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By 7:30pm on Saturday 24 March, the Quiz was in full swing.
A good time was had by all on our second quiz evening. We had 60 “quizzers” which were split into 9 teams and we also had 9 rounds including an interesting “sweet” round where teams had to identify various types of sweets – either by eating them or smelling them – most teams took the first option !
At the end of the quiz there were just 2 points between “Wizard of “0”s and “Cantium” with the former taking first place. The “Wooden Spoon” award was given to the “Games of Phones” who only had 4 members in their team and still managed a healthy score despite coming last.
For a change the raffle prizes were wrapped in brown paper concealing the item so the winners had a surprise gift to open.
Our Quiz Master and author was Neil who, despite our sound system producing rather loud noises on odd occasions, managed to preside over the proceeding with just the right amount of joviality needed.
Profits from this event go towards maintaining the hall and perhaps to even providing a new sound system for our next quiz evening and future events!
Janet Stacey - Membership Secretary & Events Committee
Did you know that Green Street Green had its own fire brigade? The founder and chief member of the fire brigade was Mr Frank Whittaker in the early 1900s. His grandson, Mr Barrie Newman, still lives in Green Street Green and was a member of the Green Street Green Village Society committee for many years .
The following is an article from the Daily Mail in the 1950s. It is believed that the photograph was taken in 1917:
(Newspaper clipping kindly provided by Margaret Lawrence)
The Christmas Fair was popular again with Sound Alliance & Father Christmas!
The raffle raised over £1800 - all proceeds in aid of the Greenwood Community Centre charity.
List of prizes, sponsor and winners here
A slide show of photos of the event can be viewed here
Our Christmas tree was kindly donated by Chelsfield Turf (see below)
Her funeral took place at St Mary's Church, World's End Lane on Tuesday 28 November 2017 and was packed out with family and friends. Family members gave fond reminiscences of her full and varied life from childhood in the countryside to her six decades in Green Street Green.
Margot Rohan - Village Society Secretary
7 No Trumps, Wizard of O’s and Jean’s Jesters were among some of the teams who recently vied to be local champions at the GSG Village Society Quiz. Held on the 23 September 2017 at the Greenwood Community Centre, the quiz consisted of nine rounds of general knowledge questions that challenged even the most hardened “quiz wiz”.
During the half time break teams munched on some tasty fish and chips, supplied by Seabream in the Crescent, whilst trying to decipher a pictograph featuring 70 rock and roll bands, and competing in a round of heads and tails. With one round of the quiz to go two teams were neck and neck, and in a nail-biting finish, Gaye Bikers on Acid were crowned the winners, with one point separating them from second place, Famous Five.
The Events Committee would like to congratulate all those who took part, the winners, and Margaret Lawrence, who was a fabulous Madame Quizmaster and kept energy and excitement levels high throughout. Please look out for further events in 2018 and, as always, we welcome any suggestions or ideas for future activities.
Eleanor McIntosh, Entertainment Committee
10 June 2017
St Christopher's Wild West Summer Fair
Another beautiful sunny event with a breeze to keep things cool...
The Village Society did roaring business throughout the day with Splat the Rat, Buzzwire and the Treasure Map:
4 June 2016
Photos taken by local resident Barrie Newman (member of Greenwood Camera Club)
6 June 2015
St Christopher's Wild West Fair and Food Festival saw over 3,000 people this year! The Green Street Green Village Society stall was one of very few stalls with games - a Treasure Map and Splat the Rat, both of which proved very popular. It was altogether a successful day for all concerned.
There were several dance exhibitions, including line dancing. The music was a little overpowering but added atmosphere.
Although the majority of those attending the fair appeared to come from further afield, there were at least two Green Street Green residents who were unaware of the Village Society, so we still need to increase awareness, as villagers need to know the Society is there to raise local issues and ensure Green Street Green retains its unique close community environment.
It is a pity there was not more promotion of the fair. Perhaps some bunting along the road edge and posters advertising the event in advance would increase awareness.
Winner of the Treasure Hunt was Mrs Tina Bradshaw, a Green Street Green resident - unfortunately the photographs taken on presentation to her were corrupted on download, so they cannot be uploaded here - many apologies.
Dot Ryder’s party on Saturday, celebrating 6 decades of commitment to the community of Green Street Green, was well attended by nearly 50 members of the Village Society, as well as Dot’s family and close friends. As she is now in the second half of her 9th decade, she felt she might be slowing down a little, so she has decided to hand over the reins of her role as hall bookings secretary.
Local ward Councillor, Keith Onslow, congratulated Dot on her many years of service to the community. He stressed that Bromley Council is keen to encourage volunteering in the borough and realises the valuable contribution people like Dot make.
Dot Ryder has been a stalwart member of the Green Street Green Association, more often referred to as the Village Society, since its inception.
She belonged to the flower club and the wine club. She was a great wine maker - under her stairs she had a minor brewery and would always offer visitors a drink.
She was hall bookings officer for the Greenwood Community Centre and performed this role very proficiently for many years. She also organised a magnificent Christmas hamper for the Christmas raffles.
Dot always carried out all her duties in a very quiet way. During WWII she served in the Wrens, where she met her husband, Arthur (who died in recent years) who was in the Royal Navy as a submariner.
She is still a member of the Royal British Legion and a staunch member of St Mary’s Church.
She remains a very interested and loyal member of our local community; a friend to many who now visit her at home. She always welcomes visitors with a smile and, in spite of her own health problems, never complains and enjoys a good conversation. She still visits the Pop In every month for a friendly chat.
Her family is very supportive, with both of her daughters, Pat and Audrey, living locally .
Tony Bradley, Honorary President of Green Street Green Village Society, added his own personal memories, including annual visits to Dot’s summer garden parties at her home. Dot was then presented with two large, heart-shaped, terracotta pots containing ‘Dorothy’ rose plants, together with a card signed by everyone.
Margot Rohan - Village Society Secretary
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