Kent Branch Newsletter May 2017 click here


The Kent Branch held an inaugural" membership meeting" in March 2017 at Shepherds Neame brewery in Faversham. Invitations were send to various  Kent based organisations, such as U3A,National Trust, local Kentara clubs and WI  and together with existing members had a very interesting tour of the brewery concluding with beer tastings and lunch. As a result 9 new members were signed up on the day 


In May , courtesy of National Trust, we spent the morning at Ightham Mote where we held a regular meeting followed by lunch. In the afternoon we took a short ride to Knole House where we had a guided tour and finished the day with afternoon tea


Our meetings have been attended by Associate Members and we feel the benefit of their  joining us over coffee, the tours and lunch when they can meet with our members and talk about their services in  relaxed settings

Our objectives for 2017  was to increase the membership of the Branch and  our numbers have greatly increased following the very successful "membership meeting" together with recruitment acheived from our presence at Travel shows. 


Wednesday 21st June   Timber Gardens. East Farleigh, Maidstone and Lunch in the Tickled Trout Pub

Thursday 5th October  Kentish Lady boat trip on the Medway with Fish and Chips on board  Meet Allington Lock (Malta Inn)  Kent Branch AGM will be held on board at 11.00


Kent members and members from other Branches and also Associate Members of AGTO are welcome to attend any of our meetings and should contact Eileen our secretary

Kent Committee Contacts:

Branch Chairman :

Jim Silvester – tel (01474) 704782; email

Vice-Chairman & Hon Treasurer :

Carol Gower – tel (01580) 712521; email

Hon Secretary :

Eileen Booker – tel (01227) 765917; email

Branch Board representative :

David Steele – tel (07889) 936396; email