Yesterday I went to Pembury for the Open Day at Pepenbury, an independent charity providing residential and day care for around seventy adults with learning disabilities.
Their site, just off the High Street consists of acre after acre of beautiful and scenic countryside, with a coffee shop, workshops for crafts and horticulture, and a series of bungalows providing assisted living for Peperbury residents.
The annual Open Day attracts huge numbers of visitors, and is an excellent opportunity for the local community to see for themselves the wonderful work which Pepenbury does. Yesterday, walking past the china smashing stall and coconut shy, I stood and listened to the steel band, before visiting the coffee shop for a cappucino, and walking around the pottery room, where among the items for sale I fell in love with a beautiful pottery fruit bowl which I just had to buy!
Pepenbury are becoming more and more a part of Pembury life as every month and year goes by, and the village is fortunate to have such great neighbours.