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ShornARA Chairman


Mrs Maureen Horsham



Activities & Events

Below is a list of all the activities and events organised by ShornARA. For more information about an activity or event please contact the organising person(s) or email

On-going Activities


Day and Time



Short Mat Bowls (Alpha)

Every Wednesday at 1:45pm - 3:45pm

Shorne Village Hall

Graham Lewis

T: 01474 823048

Short Mat Bowls (Beta)

Every Wednesday at 4pm - 5:30pm

Shorne Villiage Hall

Mike Hayward

T: 01474 566883

Ten Pin Bowling

Fortnightly on a Friday 1:15pm for 1:30pm start

AMF Bowling Centre, Gravesend

Audrey Dinnis

T: 01474 824006

Tea Dance

Last Thursday of every month at 2pm - 4:30pm

Shorne Village Hall

Pat Ridout

T: 01474 560513


May 2018





Race Night @ The Village Hall


Bring your own drinks and nibbles for our race night at Shorne Village Hall. It will cost you £1 to take part in each race. For more information and to find out what it is we are actually racing contact Geoff on the details below.


Cost £5 Admission per person

+ £1 race entrance fee for each race

Contact Geoff Birchall - T: 01474 560004

June 2018





Bewl Water


Bewl Water is the largest stretch of open water in the South East. The reservoir can hold more than 31,000 million litres of water. This is your opportunity to cruise the reservoir on-board The Bewl Belle. Also included is a Fish & Chip lunch in the restaurant.


Cost £40 (Non-Members £43) per person.

Contact Pat Ridout – T: 01474 560513

July 2018









Tina – The Tina Turner Musical


** SOLD OUT - Reserve List Available**

From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race. This is an evening performance (7:30pm) at The Aldwych Theatre in London. Pick-ups: Hall 4pm, X-Roads 4:05pm, Gravesend Boat Pub 4:15pm.


Cost £58 (Non-Members £61 (Limited spaces))

Contact Richard Waters - T: 01474 560401






Highclere Castle


Explore ‘The Real Downtown Abbey’ with this one night (two day) Half Board trip to the Britannia Basingstoke Country Hotel and Spa. This trip includes:


•Return Executive Coach travel


•1 night Half Board

•Private Facilities

•Highclere Castle, exhibition and gardens


Cost £99 per person

Optional Insurance £12.95 per person

Contact Marjorie Attwaters - T: 01634 726545

September 2018






Strand Palace Hotel & Westminster Abbey


This trip starts with a two course carvery lunch at the Strand Palace Hotel in London. Followed by a guided tour of Westminster Abbey.


The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066, hosted sixteen royal weddings and is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs. The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, with the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint still at its heart.


Cost £62 (Non-Members £65) per person

Contact Pat Ridout – T:01474 560513




The King & I


** SOLD OUT - Reserve List Available**

Tipped to be London's theatrical event of 2018, the multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I comes to London's iconic Palladium. Starring the original Broadway stars; reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, Kelli O'Hara with Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe.


Cost £62 (Non-Members £65 (Limited spaces))

Contact Richard Waters - T:01474 560401

October 2018







New Ocean Hotel, Weston Super Mare


** SOLD OUT - Reserve List Available**

A four night (5 day) half board holiday. The New Ocean Hotel is a family run hotel situated opposite Weston’s famous Marine Lake and offering panoramic views over Weston Bay and beyond. It’s just a few minutes stroll to the town centre where you can enjoy the numerous shops, theatres and attractions.



•Return Executive Coach travel

•Nightly Entertainment

•4 nights Half Board


•Free Bar from 6pm until 10pm


Cost £295 per person

Optional Insurance £16.95 per person

Contact Marjorie Attwaters - T:01634 726545

December 2018






Shankly Hotel, Liverpool


A two night (3 day) half board holiday. Dedicated to legendary football manager Bill Shankly, this elegant city-centre hotel showcasing sports memorabilia is a 5 minute walk from The Beatles related exhibits at The Cavern Club.



•Return Executive Coach travel

•2 nights Half Board

•Excursions – including the Magical Mystery Tour with a Liverpool/Beatles guide


Cost £199 per person

Optional Insurance £13.95 per person

Contact Marjorie Attwaters - T:01634 726545

May 2019







La Trelade Hotel, Guernsey

A six night (7 day) half board holiday to Guernsey, which includes:


•Return coach travel to Poole

•Return sailings from Poole – Guernsey including transfers to hotel

•Meet & greet on arrival

•Full English breakfast and table d’hote dinner daily

•Half day familiarisation tour of Guernsey

•Trip to HERM Island including transfers from hotel to port

•Service of a local representative


Note: Photo ID (Passport/Driving Licence) is required for this holiday


Cost £580 per person

Optional Insurance £28.95 per person

Contact Marjorie Attwaters - 01634 726545


Last updated: 30 April 2018