New Years Eve events
We have a number of New Years Eve events in our calendar.
We hope that these will be supported and everyone has a good time. As usual, these events are usually popular so we recommend that bookings are made with the respective organisers as early as possible.
A list of these events can be found here
Delta Dawn - We welcome a new club
We have just add the pleasure of adding a new club to our site.
The Delta Dawn C.M.C. is based in Tonbridge at The New Telegraph Club, Priory Road
At a time when we are reporting the closure of clubs, this is particularly welcome, and also marks the first time we have a club based in West Kent.
We wish them every sucess, and hope our visitors will support this venture.
Message from the Double D
As I’m sure some of you may have heard, Double D will be holding its final event on 28th December 2019. It was a very difficult decision for us to take, but we felt the time was right.
We have had a fantastically loyal group of linedancers support us every two weeks, some of whom have been coming to Double D since it began with Bill and Vi at The Leigh CIty Technical College in Dartford over 20 years ago. Many more of you have been coming to us since Val, Ken, Nigel and I took over the running of the club (maybe 10 years ago, I can’t remember now).
I think it’s fair to say that for many reasons a lot has changed during this time. These factors have had an impact on us, none more so than this year when we have continued to see a reduction in numbers and for the first time ever, found it difficult to make the club a financial success. We have been extremely proud of the great reputation Double D Linedance Club has had over the years and we wouldn’t want to tarnish that reputation by ‘running it into the ground’. Coupled with the fact that all three of us are now retirees, Nigel and I feel the time is right to take advantage of the new found freedom that the future has to offer.
I recognise that this will be disappointing news for many of you. However, every cloud has a silver lining and I am happy to say that Brenda will be resuming her Boogie Boots social events from 4th January next year. Many of these (I believe at least one a month) will be held on former Double D dates and will feature many of the same artists. Ken and I certainly plan to be there every month, hopefully we will see you there too.
I just wanted to get this out to you before our next dance so that you are aware of the situation. Apologies to those who have been missed off the circulation, I don’t have everyone’s contact details so if you know of anyone, please forward this to them.
Once again, thank you for your continued support over the years. We couldn’t have come this far without you.
We look forward to seeing you on 16th November.
Bev, Nigel and Ken xx
Star and Garter Closes
We are told that the Star & Garter C.W.C. have had to reluctantly made the decision to close with immediate effect.
Unfortunately, attendances meant that the organisers were unable to cover the expenses.
The organisers would like to thank all those who supported the club in the past.
We loose another friend
Once again I have the sad task of passing on the news that another friend has passed away.
Following the passing of Yvonne Broad in March, news reaches us that husband Brian has passed away.
Long time organiser of the Bar J T club in Sittingbourne, and regular at the Dancing Dog and Amigos Brian was a friend to many, and will be sorely missed.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
We understand the his funeral will be held on Friday 14th June at 12.00 at Bobbing Crematorium.
Another departed friend
Word reaches us that Yvonne Broad has passed away. Part of the team that ran the sucessful Bar JT club in Sittingbourne for many years and a visitor to other local clubs she will be sorely missed.
Our thoughts go to husband Brian, and her family and friends.
The funeral is at Bobbing Crematorium on the Monday 4th March 11.00am
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