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Events: Long live the Historic Summer Lunch tradition in Stanford near Hythe

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By Susan Carey

There’s a long tradition in Stanford, pre-dating modern initiatives like the Big Lunch and the Great Get Together, for the village to come together for a summer lunch.

All Saints church in Stanford benefited this year with the money raised going to the maintenance of the building.

The event which took place on 8 July and was very well supported with over 100 villagers of all ages taking part and over £1,000 raised.

Stall selling home made cakes, veg and plants  Photo: Susan Carey

Local councillors Susan Carey and Jenny Hollingsbee were among those enjoying the sunshine and chance to chat. They have agreed to give a £500 from their Shepway ward member grant towards the provision of a new boiler for Stanford church.

Cllr Susan Carey and Cllr Jenny Hollingsbee donating £500 from their member grants

Events like the Stanford lunch don’t just happen – many people put in many hours work.

Paul and Patricia Smallwood lead the effort and special thanks and a bouquet of flowers went to Susie the landlady of the Drum for hosting the event in the pub grounds.

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