The annual Pembury Fireworks display takes place on Friday 5th November with the count down at 19:30, get there early and wrap up warm. Gates open 18:30.
Lower Green Road recreation ground. Please note no parking in the venue, please walk or park in sensible locations.
Thank you to Melvyn Cole and David Doré for this excellent video charting the history of Pembury during the second world war.
Pembury at War 1939-45
from David Doré
This was originally intended to be a public release, but due to COVID-19 the event was cancelled numerous times. Instead it has been released on-line for your education and enjoyment. Enjoy
The Pembury Martyr from David Doré on Vimeo.
‘The Pembury Martyr’ is a village community production.
Another video by local film maker David Doré, enjoy.
Down the Medway
from David Doré
Thank you to David Doré for sharing his video with us.
Remembrance Sunday 2020 from David Doré on Vimeo.
For some years now I have been fascinated by the story of Margery Polley… our local martyr. Everybody in the village is familiar with the memorial horse trough on the green, but few, it seems, have any knowledge of the tragic events that are commemorated. So…. earlier this year I decided to make a film which would tell the full story.
I felt that it was important to make this production a village community project. I began by contacting Hilary Smith and she agreed to present the documentary and to write the script. I also approached Richard Snow, a well know local historian, and he too joined the production.
However, although essentially a documentary, there is a major dramatic scene covering the trial of Margery Polley. I then got in touch with my friend Mandy Carr, currently the Vicar of Sevenoaks Weald, who had written the screenplays for ‘The Rule Breaker,’ ’Jericho Way’ and ‘In the Shadow of the Cross.’ Mandy is a gifted writer and her agreement to join the production was warmly welcomed.
Now we needed a director and who better than Maggie Weaver. She immediately set about the casting and we were soon able to get into production.
The cast and crew are all local people whose talents have proved invaluable, so it really is a community production.
The public screenings will take place later in the year, all proceeds to charity, and we look forward to seeing you all and telling the moving story of a 30 year old Pembury widow who was burned at the stake in 1555.
The Pembury Martyr – Trailer
from David Doré
The Pembury Hub
Pembury Baptist Church houses the support hub for our local area.
Support is available at Pembury Baptist Church from Tuesday to Friday and from Sue Nuttall on Saturdays and Sundays.
If you need help with food, shopping and delivery, prescriptions, letters posted or other necessary items, contact Pembury Hub on the details below. Please be willing to allow a reasonable amount of time for your support needs to be fulfilled. For any support taking place, there will be adherence to social distancing rules, PPE will be worn if necessary and all other government guidelines for this present Coronavirus situation will be followed.
The Community Larder has food, mobile phone, gas and electricity top ups available for those who are suffering hardship. Please do not be afraid to ask.
The contact details are:
Pembury Baptist Church: 01892 825590
Sue Nuttall: 01892 822776