Events Diary : Forthcoming Events

Due to the COVID lockdowns all our social events have had to be suspended or cancelled over the past 12 months. But with the easing of restrictions, we are now planning a few events that should go ahead but cannot be guaranteed.

Saturday 21st August 2021

OHSCA SEA subcommittee invites members and their guests to : A Celebration (including mad hat competition)

An al fresco lunch on the large lawn at 26 Ethelbert Rd CT1 3NF, 12.30–3 pm. Hosts: Alison Culverwell and Francis Green. Please bring food and drink to share – or your own 'picnic' if you would not wish to eat food prepared by others – and your own (preferably re-usable) cutlery, plates, bowls and cups.

There will be seats, and gazebos for shade. However, if the day dawns with the strong prospect of continuous or heavy rain, the event will be cancelled. Please see your email message for further details.

We hope all attending will wear a suitably mad celebration hat – the adjudged winner will be offered a small prize.

Sunday 22nd August 2021

Butterfly walk

(Postponed from August 2020). ): In search of the silver-spotted Skipper at Lydden Temple Ewell National Nature Reserve, near Dover.

Details will be emailed nearer the time (or contact Dick Vane-Wright via social@ohsca.org).

OHSCA Drop-in meetings

Monthly Coffee Meetings at
No. 35 St. Margaret’s Street, CT1 2TG

These informal meetings offer members the opportunity to meet committee members to provide feedback on OHSCA activities, express concerns / interests and hear what the committee has been up to on their behalf. From 11 am, for up to about 90 minutes. Can be inside or out depending on the weather. The next one will be on Tuesday August 24th and the following on Tuesday 28th September.

Weekly Walking Group

Every Wednesday and Friday morning

These walks have now been reinstated! A walk departs from the Kent and Canterbury hospital gate at 9.30 am (sharp) returning about 10.30 am. Weather permitting, we walk through the orchards and fields, but in winter more frequently on the roads. All are welcome, just turn up and go. We walk at a moderate pace. Sturdy footwear advised.


Friday 15th October 2021

All details in the next OHSCA Newsletter, which will be available on or before 23rd September. In addition to formal business there will be a chance to socialise, with drinks including a glass of wine, a simple photo quiz, and a talk by Tom Lynch.

OHSCA Xmas Fayre Dec 2018
Christmas Fayre in the undercroft of Eastbridge hospital
History walk leader Michael Steed (seated) contemplates
and describes his medieval house in Oaten Hill