There are a number of local people with long memories of life in the village.  Do contact us if you have memories to share. Philip Lane has a long connection with St Martin’s Church, and here he is talking to Pam about how he first became involved in the Guild of Young People  in the late 1950s and how this led on to other roles. Click play to listen. Here Philip talks about his responsibility,  as Churchwarden, to look after the churchyard, along with his team of helpers. Click to listen. Here Philip discusses with Pam the work needed to prepare the Tryhorn field for burials, and the excavations that were done prior to the building of the Brass Crosby room and the extension into the Tryhorn field.    
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Philip is a longstanding member of Chelsfield Players. The Players have been going since the 1930s and brought the Village considerable entertainment over the years. Here Philip tells about the early days, and recalls their revolving stage!