Brian Smith, the Aldington Poet, has now released his book of poetry. The pocket sized book contains twenty five poems reflecting life in the villages of Badsey and Aldington over the past sixty years. The book, 'From down Sands Lane to Cuckoo Bridge', was prompted by a remark to Brian's lack of published work in the recent Doug Deep film. Most of the poems have never been seen in public before, and offer a chance to see what may have lain hidden for years to come. The book, available from the Spar shop, is just 5, with a proportion of each sale going to Badsey First School and St. James' Church, Badsey. For Badsey 'ex-pats' abroad, or living away from Badsey, copies can be obtained direct from the author. For further deatails please email:


On Friday 12th September, in conjunction with the Festival of Churches, there will be a special event to mark the outbreak of World War I. The Badsey Society is holding an evening in the church when letters written by members of the Badsey brewing family, the Sladdens, will be read out by members of the Society, interspersed with music and slides.

The evening will give a unique insight into how wartime affected one Badsey family in 1914 and is the first year of a five year project. Follow one family's life throughout the duration of World War One. Entrance fee, which includes tea and biscuits, is 5 (Society members 2.50). The event starts at 7.30pm.

For more information contact Maureen Spinks



How would you like to put your photos on the Photo Gallery? What we require are 5 or 6 photos (landscape, min size 600 x 450 pixels), with a local theme (sporting, organisations, church, events, nature etc.) and will will display them below. Email your photos together with details to

(Photos: John Dallimore)

Quantities may be down, but the quality remains.

Last minute instructions for the judges.

The Kids from Fame.

The crowd is entertained. 

Woolly visitors.

Brian Smith, the Aldington Poet, is a winner all round.

Aldington Neighbourhood Watch
Asum Arts
Badsey Flower Show
Badsey Royal British Legion Club
Badsey Mothers Union
Badsey Society
Badsey WI

FESTIVAL OF CHURCHES: St. James' Church, Badsey, is participating in this countywide annual event on the weekends of the 6th and 13th of September. There will be displays, talks, and community singing to mark World War One and how it affected the parish.

Badsey Film Club

Coming Soon: Friday 2nd August (8pm) 
Main Feature Film: Rush

Venue: Back Room, Wheatsheaf Inn, Badsey

Mid-Month Movie - Saturday 19th July - The Big Country 
For further details contact Clive Richards Tel No. 833825


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