Author: Dave Stevens

THANET WANDERERS RUFC 38 – 26 CROWBOROUGH RFC

Wanderers leave it late to overcome a resilient Crowborough side in the final league match. Arek Arkadiusz returned to Wanderers second row and in a reshuffled back line Peter Macaulay was at ten with Nick Herbert replacing the unavailable Jay Morbey at outside centre. Joe Carlier started at tight-head prop where he has played in all of Wanderers league and cup games this season, the only ever present in the side. Conditions were tough for the players with unbroken hot sunshine and a bone hard pitch. Crowborough, playing down the slope, were soon on the scoreboard with a well worked...

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YOUNG ARCHAEOLOGISTS AS PART OF MCW2018 … a blog from Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh

Before I get down to the news this week, and even though I don’t yet have the final figures, I thought I would update you on what I think the Medieval Canterbury Weekend 2018 has raised for the Ian Coulson Memorial Postgraduate Award fund. As I reported in February, we at the Centre had intended to use the Michael Wood lecture in October 2018 to raise £2,000 for Canterbury Archaeological Trust after the disastrous break-ins to the Trust’s artefact stores. This lecture will now come under CCCU’s Open Lecture series, so instead we have decided to give £2,000 from...

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Wanderers’ Under 13s Win Kent Bowl Final

So, Thanet Wanderers U13s in buoyant mood after the previous 2 weeks results set off on the hottest weekend so far this year to Folkestone to contest the Kent Bowl Finals. After two previous rounds at Park House this felt like a home game. Drawn against Cranbrook, Beccehamians and Alleynians Thanet were looking forward to three evenly contested games. However, on arrival a rearranged draw due to the late withdrawal of Alleynians Thanet faced two longer games in the sweltering heat. Renowned to be slow starters Thanet played Cranbrook in their first game and the coaches and parents were...

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Fantastic Launch Event for Herne Bay Community Alcohol Partnership

Local retailers & licensees, trading standards, police, health services, education providers and other local stakeholders attended the latest Community Alcohol Partnership Launch today in Herne Bay. The event, hosted in the town’s fantastic King’s Hall, featured a host of guest speakers and some special performances from the talented students from Herne Bay High School. I first met the Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) team at the Educational Life offices towards the end of last year and we have worked together on a number of projects in Thanet since. I was really thrilled to be invited to this launch event in...

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Joshua, one of our new Young Reporters reviews the book “The Magic Misfits” by Neil Patrick Harris

My name is Joshua, I am 9 years old. At the beginning of March I found out about the Harvey Hext Trust – A Sibling’s Wish, a charity which gives personalised memory boxes and ‘Harvey Bears’ to children who have lost a brother or sister. I knew I wanted to do something to help, so that very night I sat down and made a plan. I am doing a sponsored 100 book reading challenge for the rest of the year. So far I am on the 10th book and have raised £142. To help one child costs them £200...

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