Craft Guild April popup

The next one will be in Otford Station from 10 to 12 on the morning of Saturday, April 8th. The lovely craft kits from Kellys Cre8tions could be just the thing to keep the children busy and entertained in the Easter holidays. And for more seasonal treats they’ll be joined by KS Arts and Cards, with handmade eco-friendly designs which take inspiration from nature. Do make sure to call in and browse – and buy! Two different craft stalls will be at the station every month from now on – keep an eye out on our social media for days and times.

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Otford EGGxtravaganza

In 2021 it was chicks, last year it was rabbits… this year it’s an egg-animal hunt! From April 1st until Easter Monday they’ll be hidden all around the village in our EGGciting annual Easter Trail. They’ll be in shop windows in the High Street and the Parade, and hidden along the footpaths linking the two. Children under 11 will be able to report how many they’ve counted to the lovely people in Ibbett Mosely (on the Parade), Fine & Country (near the pond) or Yvonne’s Shop in Telston Lane – and claim a prize. By the time you read this they may already be out, so get counting! And remember to leave them where you spot them for others to find. 

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You too could save a life!

Nearly sixty people attended  training sessions run at the Otford Village Memorial Hall on Saturday March 4th. As well as learning how to use the newly installed defibrillator, they all had a chance to practice CPR techniques. The feedback has been immensely positive, best summed up by this message from James, aged 10, a pupil at Otford Primary School.

“Did you know that for every minute that someone’s in cardiac arrest without receiving CPR and having a defibrillator used on them, their chance of survival decreases by 10%?

On the 4th of March I attended the CPR and Defib training run by the Otford Society with my father and younger sister. As one of the youngest people attending I initially felt nervous as I didn’t know what to expect, however the instructors and everybody there made me feel really welcome.

Within ten minutes of the session starting, I had already used the Defib and shown everyone there how straightforward they were to use. Then we split into groups to practice so that everyone could have a go.

I would recommend anyone, at any age to go on a CPR and Defib course, I now feel confident that I would be able to help if the need arises.”

Thank you, James!

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The Craft Guild is back at Otford Station

The Guild’s monthly popup shops are returning from this month at a new day and time. The first one is on Saturday March 11th from 10am to 12 pm. Lavender and Bows will be selling their luxury handmade hair accessories and gifts, while Jane Mucklow Photography will have a range of prints, cards, and jigsaws featuring local landscape and flower photos. Do be sure to pop down and support these local craft businesses. Perhaps this is an opportunity to buy that special Mother’s Day present? Two different stalls will be in the station foyer in the morning of the second Saturday of each month; keep an eye on our social media @otfordsociety for details of who will be there.

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