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Autumn Story by Rik Lonsdale

It was their first home together and, like many people, Jack and Beth wanted to make it special. ‘You know,’ said Beth, ‘things are going to have to change when Autumn comes.’ ‘I know, I know. There’s a lot to … Read More

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Gillingham Town Youth Girls Football Club

We are currently recruiting players for the 2019/20 season This year Gillingham Town Youth FC are encouraging girls of all ages and abilities to play football. With the response so far we are able to enter u11 / u13 / … Read More

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Drumming with Rhiannon at Mindful Café, Gillingham

  Local charity, Mindful, held another successful event at their memory café on Tuesday 16th July 2019. ‘Drumming with Rhiannon’ was a fun and interactive activity aimed at supporting those living with dementia and mental health problems. Attendees had a … Read More

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Vintage Vehicle Rally

Vintage Vehicle Rally and Family Fun Day By Suzanne Smith Tony and myself began this event after my Dad (Barry Smith) lost his fight with cancer in 2010. I inherited his vintage Tractors so decided to use them to raise … Read More

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“Short Term Placement” by Rik Lonsdale

  I would never have thought about fostering if a friend hadn’t suggested it. Although I have lots of nieces and nephews, I’ve never had children of my own so I didn’t think they would take me seriously as a … Read More

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Nuremberg’s Voice of Doom

Nuremberg’s Voice of Doom The autobiography of the chief interpreter at history’s greatest trials Wolfe Frank edited by Paul Hooley   This photograph was taken following a talk given to members of the Rosemary Goddard Centre in Mere about the … Read More

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“The Gift” by Rik Lonsdale

That morning the postman brought Rachel a card. She knew who it was from, of course. The envelope had a US stamp and the only person she knew in the States was her son. She missed him, but Tim had … Read More

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Gillingham Scout Group

Gillingham Scout Group want to thank all their supporters who voted for us in the Aviva Community Fund Competition. We managed to secure enough votes from supporters in our community to be entered into the finals, where a judging panel … Read More

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Beauty by Jas

Beauty by Jas is now open in Gillingham. Owner Jasmine Boult has a passion for beauty and prides herself on the service she offers. She had always planned to open her own salon, a chance opportunity before Christmas brought the … Read More

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Preparing to Move? Helping you to get the best price for your property

11895 Chaffers Editorial January

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Your November 2019 issue of Gillingham & Shaftesbury Guide is available now!