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PAT AND ESTHER HAVE NO INTERNET

Pat (Hill) and Esther (Carpenter) have both lost their Internet access.


Ted Hill's Funeral 17.6.15

My sincere thanks to all who came to say goodbye to Ted at Charing on Monday. I was overwhelmed when more than 200 people packed the chapel, upstairs and down, many in their club strip as I had hoped. It was a very sad day for me and my family but somehow, all the hugs and words of praise for Ted and his work for Kent cycling that you gave me, made it a more of a celebration. My family and Ted's 1st Claim club, the Finsbury Park, many of whom came from far afield to show their respect for a man who joined as a 18 year old in 1950 and remained a loyal member all his life, were impressed by the way the many Kent cyclists there seemed to have such an affectionate regard for each other, and to see me surrounded by my 'other' family, Kent cyclists. I thank the many of you who came on to the Swan at Charing after the service to help make it a good way to remember Ted, with lots of laughter, and as usual, many memories relived. You are a great bunch of friends.


(Ted Hill' Funeral)

Ted's funeral will be on Monday, 15th June at Charing Crematorium, at 12 midday. There will be a reception after at the Swan at Charing, which is nearby. All are welcome to come to both to make this a celebration of the life of a life-long cyclist. No black please, cycle strip would be welcome. Only family flowers are asked for but if you wish, donations to Cancer Research may be handed or sent to the funeral directors, T.W. Fuggle and Son, 20 Ashford Road, Tenterden Kent TN30 6QU. I am overwhelmed at all the lovely cards and messages I have had from all over Kent and his friends in the Finsbury Park CC and they have been a great comfort to me and my family. Pat


Ted Hill

I am sad to have to announce that Ted died on 17th May after a short illness He was the power behind my 'throne', my greatest supporter and my biggest critic and I will miss him dearly. I am unable to give a date for his funeral due to official holdups but I will put them on the web ASAP. Meanwhile I really appreciate the many lovely cards and words of comfort I am receiving every day. Pat


CALENDAR DETAILS

The calendar of events has been updated and includes details of the event organiser.


Warwick Dunford Commemeoration

Unfortunately Joyce Dunford was not able to make the New Year's Day event so Pat Hill unveiled the inscription on the Lou Bathurst bench at Haffenden Quarter commemorating Warwick "Spider" Dunford. Warwick was a stalwart of the Kent Cycling scene and the seat is a permanent reminder of his contribution.

This picture shows Pat Hill unveiling the plaque,

and the following image is the inscription.


Warwick Dunford Memorial

The Kent Cycling Association and Southborough Whs have jointly had an engraved timber Plaque fixed to the front of the Lou Bathurst Memorial Seat at Haffenden Quarter to commemorate the life of Warwick Dunford and the work he did over many years as General Secretary of the SEDC, and as supporter of all Kent Time Triallists. Warwick's wife Joyce will be at the Southborough Whs New Year's Day 10 on 1.1 15 and will then go to unveil the Seat after the event. Everyone is invited to attend.


2nd KCA 50 in 2015

Robert Kennison, Medway Velo, has kindly volunteered to organise the second KCA 50 next year.

This event is held in memory of Roy Enfield, a member of the Medway Wheelers winning team in the BBAR competition in 1948 and 1949. Ken Joy and Peter Beardsmore were the other two counters, with Beardsmore winning the individual competition in 1948 and Joy in 1949. Ken Joy was the champion for four successive years.


Last calls for KCA Lunch & Prize Presentation!

We have a good crowd of 94 coming with most of the main Award winners included. How about trying to make it 100 - but get in quick - it's next Sunday! Phone, or email our 3 ladies organising the 'do' ASAP


KCA Lunch and Prize Presentation 2 Nov 2014

Time is running out for this Social Event of the Year!!! Please make sure you don't miss it by booking ASAP with Pat, Ann or Esther and make their day. Menu Cream of Veg Soup, Chicken Chasseur and Lemon and Lime Cheesecake. Yum-yum.

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