Author talk at Tunbridge Wells library

Meet author Melody Foreman who will be talking about her new book ‘Bomber girls’

Tuesday 24 February 7.00pm

Risking their lives and flying in all weathers, the Bomber Girls were the women pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary. During World War II they flew Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancaster Bombers from factories to RAF bases across Britain. Melody Foreman’s book charts the story of these brave and dedicated women.

Historical note – Pauline Gower, who was instrumental in setting up the women’s arm of the Air Transport Auxilliary, was born and grew up in Tunbridge Wells

Tickets are priced £1.00 and can be booked by contacting Tunbridge Wells library 03000 413131 or email

Pembury Village Events Diary

Richard Snow has taken over responsibility for updating the Village Diary, which can be viewed at

The diary serves two purposes. Firstly to enable event organisers to check the diary before arranging an event to avoid some clashes. Secondly to enable everyone to know what is happening in the village. It is important that information is sent to Richard at with date, times, title of event, venue and contact details.

The diary will go live on 1st Feb.

See the A21 today

Work has started to rebuild the A21 between Pembury and Tunbridge. I used to drive up and down this stretch of road every day. The new alignment will be a little bit different to what you see today. Already the ‘landscape’ has been altered with the felling of a lot of the undergrowth and trees that I remember crawling past start stop fashion every weekday.

And again thank you to David Dore for the video.

The old A21 – a last look. from David Doré on Vimeo.

This section of the old A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury will soon disappear forever.



Christmas at the King Will

Thank you again to David Dore for this wonderful film featuring Pembury people at the King William pub enjoying a Christmas meal.

Christmas at the King Will from David Doré on Vimeo.

Pembury Fireworks Display


Photograph Copyright Steve Morton 2004

The annual Pembury Parish Council fireworks display takes place this coming Friday 7th November 2014 at Lower Green Recreation Ground.

Please get there in plenty of time as the display will be starting at 7:30pm. Refreshments will be available on site.

If possible please walk to the event as parking is only allowed in roads adjacent to the recreation ground. Access on foot is available from Lower Green Road, Westway and Woodhill Park.

We hope you have an enjoyable evening at the display.