Mad Hatters Tea Party

The local phoenix trader for Shooters Hill has asked if the following up-and-coming event could be added to the events list, so here it is with compliments[1. All local publicity on this site is `with compliments’, although participating organisations are encouraged to support the area by supporting severndroog castle]:

Christ Church School are having a Mad Hatters Tea Party on Saturday 26th March from 11:30am – 2pm in the hall beside the church (and the school playground if the weather permits).

There will be a Thai Spa present offering mini massages, Phoenix cards, a jewellery stall for children to make their own items and hopefully a flower stall too, as well as face painting, tombolas and games plus hot drinks and cakes (donations welcome!). There will also be a Mad Hatters Hunt for children and a Mad Hatters Parade for the best home made bonnet.

The Very Green Grocer

I am pleased to share the details of a new service in the local area, here is a message from Mike, the very green grocer now personally selling a range of goods on Shooters Hill, including locally sourced produce. His approach offers a more flexible alternative to the vegetable box schemes as it gives more choice to the buyer. He also sells an additional range of organic products, and can offer advice on cooking with the ingredients he sells:

I am Mike and I have lived on Shooters Hill for over 30 years.
I am starting a Fruit, Vegetable and Organic Grocery delivery called The Very Green Grocer on Thursday 16th December. This is exclusively for those who live on Shooters Hill.

I will be selling locally produced vegetables, fruit and produce from farms in Kent and also Organic and fair-trade produce and groceries.

I am offering a service where the customer can shop on the vehicle and choose exactly the products and quantities they want.

  • No Minimum order.
  • No Delivery Charge.

I have personally delivered over 1000 leaflets to households on Shooters Hill and I take this opportunity to apologise to those who do not like this type of advertising. Unfortunately I could not think of a better way to promote the business to all those households.

I have been in catering for over 36 years and will be able to advise people on how best to use the produce they buy from me.

It is called the Very Green Grocer as I intend to run the business in the most environmentally friendly way I can.

Further details on me and The Very Green Grocer can be found on my website

Nearly New Sale

A request has come in to publicise a forthcoming nearly new sale, if you want to sell, or buy nearly new things for babies and children read on:

There will be a Nearly New Sale at Christ Church Hall, on Shooters Hill Road between 12pm – 2pm on the 25th September.

Tables are only £5, they need to be booked in advance with Vicki Hall as there are limited spaces.

Admission for buyers is 20p per adult.

Home made cakes, teas and coffees will also be available, as will the new Christmas card range from Phoenix Trading.

A link to the excellent social history plumstead-stories website has recently been added, apparently the author is now preparing a further book to add to the existing two volumes currently in print, and welcomes stories and photos from residents of the hill. Unfortunately I didn’t get this in before christmas as it would have made an excellent present. Shooters Hill features quite a bit on this website, and I actually found the photo of the prefabs on oxleas meadow that adorns the header of this site whilst rummaging around the stories there. Amongst many other interesting things there’s also a nice photo of the ve day celebrations on donaldson road, which looks quite spacious without all those cars cluttering up the place, and a rather astonishing aerial photo of the destruction caused by four V.1 bombs around Wrottesley Road, Adamston Road, Barnfield Road and Eglinton Hill/Herbert Road.

Stepz School of Dance

Recently I heard from some teachers who are starting up a new dance group[1. Small Ads are free on this site, although advertisers are requested to sponsor a brick as part of the severndroog preservation campaign.]:

Stepz School of Dance is providing new dance classes that are centred on the teaching of ‘Streetdance’ to children of all levels aged 4 and above. We believe that everyone should be given the chance to work together to achieve; ‘Anyone can make it if you know how to shake it!’ This is why STEPZ School of Dance is not only an opportunity to learn something new but is also a place to meet new people and make new friends. We hope to ‘provide an exciting step out of the ordinary’ by offering children the opportunity to do an activity they can enjoy for an hour and a half every Friday
evening, whilst also exercising. The classes are taught by B.A.T.D qualified teachers with over 10 years of experience.