He came! He saw! He conkered! But even when it is not 'conker time', he is back with his partner in crime (don't tell the Poetry Police) to entertain you again with another dose of poetry and prose.

Aldington poet, Brian 'Betjeman' Smith, and his sidekick Will Dallimore, will be appearing at the Badsey Society AGM on Friday 9th February 2018 at Badsey Recreation and Community Club, Brewers Lane, Badsey, at 7.30pm.

Apart from the top of the bill performance poets, the evening also contains the presentation of the Tony Jerram Award, given annually to a person who has 'served the village' over the years. There will also be a ten-minute talk by local historian Terry Sparrow on the 'Rise and Fall of Badsey Rangers - They think its all over!' Luckily you only have to wait ten minutes to find out if it is. It is also a chance for the Society members to catch up with all the local gossip (what's going on at the WI?) whilst paying their 5 annual subscriptions.

It is also a good time to come along and join the Badsey Society, a local historical group, whose 'dusty historians' are second to none. In fact some of the dust is so old its currently being carbon dated. If you are new to the village, then the Society is an excellent way to meet a lot of people at one time. There is a plethora of planned events for the coming year, a panacea of things to get involved with. 





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       The Badsey Society Website

  • A 2000+ page award winning website dedicated to Badsey's Past.

  • Census Returns from 1841 to 1911 and the 1939 Register

  • Over 12,000 Parish Records

  • Wills and Household Directories

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  • Sladden Family Letters

  • Many Photos of People and Places in Badsey, Aldington and Wickhamford

  • Nature Notes

  • ... and much more

Calling all charity organizations and groups in Badsey and the Vale, if you want an hour of fun and music for your members then why not get the ChORD-ITES to visit and entertain you with their five-piece ukulele band. Sorry, they don't do weekend, or outdoor gigs.
Contact: Will Dallimore Tel No. 01386 831012 (Email: editor

To see a video of them on YouTube then click here

GIG GUIDE  The ChORD-ITES will be playing live for Jean Dyke's Coronation Street Club members at Badsey Community & Recreation Club on 16th February.

2018 Badsey Website Group    Editor: Will Dallimore   Updated: 31/1/2018

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