Aug 29 2014

Disney tree in Wye

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Spooky Tree 2

Wye as we know, has a rich networks of footpaths. Many taking the walker through various woodland. Sometimes if the walker has a vivid imagination, the trees can come to life and it is quite possible to spook oneself. This must have been what happened to Walt Disney. His inspiration for trees to become animated and appear to have faces in his films, probably came from a walk in the woods.

This Wye tree certainly takes on a life, did we hear it say ”Heloooo” or did we imagine it?

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Aug 27 2014

News from the Wye Community Farm

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lauren at show 1  lauren at show 4

lauren at show 3

Every Saturday morning local youngsters volunteer at Wye Community Farm, with many of them using it to count towards their Duke of Edinburgh award. Lauren O’Connor from Bilting decided that she would like to take up livestock exhibiting as a part of her silver award, so in the Spring she picked out a calf from the Wye Crown herd of British White cattle and began the long process of halter training. All of Lauren’s hard work paid off at the Edenbridge and Oxted show, with Bertie behaving himself impeccably in the ring.

Lauren and Bertie’s next public appearance will be at the Wye Community Farm harvest festival at Brook agricultural museum on 13 September. Any youngsters wanting to get involved can get in touch via info@wyecommunityfarm.org.uk

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Aug 25 2014

Summer Fair achieves it’s target

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Significant Sky

 A significant sky greeted Wye early yesterday morning, the day set for our Summer Fair and the dedication of the WWI commemoration stone  by Wye Ground Force. It was as if every pilot had flown over Wye to honour those who trained and served together with pilots of the Royal Flying Corps at Wye Aerodrome.

Mobile RAF control tower WGF Ladies Members of the Community

L to R: RAF Mobile look out tower. Kathy Roberts & Mary Barratt of Wye Ground Force. Members of the community await the dedication.

Brian Roberts WWI Stone WWI Revealed Ian Cooling

L to R: Brian Roberts of Wye Ground Force delivers the dedication. A moment of reflection with standard bearers from the Ashford Cadets, Wye  and Canterbury RAFA, the Royal British Legion together with a  bugler from Canterbury. The event was also attended by members of the Wye branch of the Royal Air Force Association.   

After this  special acknowledgement to past members of our community it was on with the fair………..

For news of the fair and results of the raffle and other games Continue Reading »

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Aug 24 2014

RFC Memorial Stone Dedicated

RFC Memorial, Wye 2014

RFC Memorial, Wye 2014

65 Squadron Leaves For France October 1917 (Thanks to Ian Cooling)

65 Squadron Leaves For France October 1917 (Thanks to Ian Cooling)

Thanks to the whole community and a fine afternoon saw a memorable dedication to the presence of the Royal Flying Corps in Wye during WW I.

Yoound and Old Pay their Respects

Young  and Old Pay their Respects

A Eulogy and the Last Post

A Eulogy and the Last Post

 

RAF Cadets in Wye 2014

RAF Cadets in Wye 2014

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Aug 24 2014

Wye Fayre to start with a dedication

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P1010182 A commemorative stone, now sited near the village sign on Churchfield Green, will be unveiled and we can enjoy, together, a moment of reflection and an expression of gratitude for their sacrifice.

Wye RFC Airfield 1916-1919

Wye RFC Airfield 1916-1919

Editor: We have been asked by several people where the airfield was actually sited. On the image shown here we superimposed an aerial photograph taken at the time of WW I activity. You will see that it was sited along the northern side (Left hand side ) of Bramble Lane as you leave Wye.

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