Clubs, Societies and Associations: Greatstone

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Romney Marsh Philatelic & Postcard Society

The Romney Marsh Philatelic & Postcard Society meet at St Peters Church Hall in Greatstone on one/two evenings a month, excluding December and January. Typically the Society has visits from collectors from other societies eg Tony Fisher from Ashford with Pit­cairn Islands, and Jeremy Gaskell displayed and talked of the British and Foreign treaty ports in China. So far in October they have had a visit by members of the Deal Philatelic Society, giving individual displays.  

The Society welcomes any visitors and anyone interested in the very wide range of topics covered by stamps and postcards.

For more information, please contact Albert L.C.Terry  Telephone Icon 01797 320804.

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Varne Boat & Social Club

The Varne Boat & Social Club is located next to the beach in Greatstone. They cover most of the watersports and have an active social section. They stage international, national and local sporting competitions in most of their sports. The fully furnished clubhouse has wireless Internet facilities, a web cam and weather station so that the conditions can be viewed and assessed before setting off to the club. A unique viewing angle of the foreshore from the first floor bar and clubroom allows members to enjoy the panoramic views and watch the sporting activities along the whole of Romney Bay.

Access to the foreshore is via their own private slipway, which is constantly monitored and kept clear of shingle. The Varne has four launch vehicles. Three are fitted with lifting arms to help launch and recover the most awkward of craft and the fourth is better suited to slipway clearance. Generally launching is 3 hours before high water, and recovery 3 and a half hours after high water. This operation is usually done on a "dry" basis.

For more information, please visit the Varne Boat & Social Club website.

View from the balcony of the clubhouse
View from the balcony of the clubhouse