The Countess of Wessex receiving two thank you cards made by residents to celebrate her visit, pictured here with Antonia, Ray and Hope. (c) 2017 David Bartholemew.

Visit to Kent by HRH The Countess of Wessex,19th April, 2017

Crossways Community The Countess of Wessex visited Crossways Community in Tunbridge Wells, on 19th April, to unveil a plaque commemorating her visit, and 50 years since the charity’s work in the field of mental health began. The Chief Executive of Crossways, Chris Munday, escorted the Countess around Culverdale House – where residents who require supported accommodation […]

Mr Pirthipal Singh Kang receiving his medal from the Lord-Lieutenant for Services to Fire and Rescue Awareness and Community Cohesion in North Kent. (c) Barry Duffield DL

British Empire Medal Investiture, Penshurst Place,11th April, 2017

The Lord-Lieutenant, Viscount De L’Isle, held an investiture at Penshurst Place for the three British Empire Medal recipients nominated in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2017 New Year Honours List. The short citations were read by Mrs Georgie Warner DL, before the Lord-Lieutenant assisted by decorating each recipient, on HM The Queen’s behalf. The recipients were […]

The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s former Chairman, Bobby Barnes, and The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L'Isle, unveil the plaque to celebrate the Care Home official opening. (c) The Abbeyfield Kent Society.

Barnes Lodge Care Home Opening, 31st March, 2017

Together with The Abbeyfield Kent Society’s former Chairman, Bobby Barnes, after whom Barnes Lodge is named, The Lord-Lieutenant officially declared the flagship care home open on 31st March. Guests gathered at Barnes Lodge to toast the grand opening of the new Tonbridge care home, which recently opened its doors in Tudeley Lane. The Mayor of Tonbridge and […]

Left to right: Canon Chris Stone; Kathrin Smallwood; Chief Kenneth Adams; Chief Anne Richardson; The Bishop of Rochester, James Langstaff; and Chief Steve Adkins. (c) Roger Vaughan

400th Anniversary Commemoration of the Death of Pocahontas, 21st March 2017

  On 21st March 2017 Gravesham Borough Council held a Service in St George’s Church, Gravesend, to commemorate the death in 1617 of the native American princess Pocahontas, then aged 22 years of age, who died either on shore or aboard the ship George, which she, her son and husband, John Rolfe, had taken for a […]

Lord-Lieutenant’s Civic Service, 14th March, 2017

Lord-Lieutenant’s Civic Service, 14th March, 2017

The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent is calling for more volunteers amid concerns that the volunteering spirit may not be as strong as it used to be. Viscount De L’Isle has told a congregation of more than 550 in Rochester Cathedral that “the philosophy and motivation behind volunteering appears to have lessened in recent times.” Speaking at […]