An Armchair Tour of Greenwich

Tuesday 16th October

“An armchair tour of Greenwich” We welcome back Alan Payne with an illustrated talk, of the heritage and buildings in...

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Tuesday 18th September

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. An illustrated, amusing story of Kentish Public Libraries by Christoph Bull, tour guide, speaker, historical advisor and Mace Bearer for Gravesham Borough...

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Records of Vagrants, Gypsies, Travellers and Strangers in Kent.

Tuesday 17th July

Tuesday 17th July “Records of Vagrants, Gypsies, Travellers and Strangers in Kent. An illustrated talk by Gillian...

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The History of Oldbury Hill through its Trackways

Tuesday 19th June

“The History of Oldbury Hill through its Trackways”. An illustrated talk by local historian David Williams.

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Summer Outing 2018 – 24th July

24th July 2018

Take a step back in time as you board a stunning steam train on the Kent and East Sussex Railway…

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The Malling Society

Preserving the rural character of West Malling and its environs

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Twitch Heritage Centre

will next be open on Sunday 27th May

The Twitch Heritage Centre, Douce’s Manor, St. Leonard’s Street, will next be open  on Sunday 27th May, Sunday 24th June, Sunday 22nd July, Saturday/Sunday 8th – 9th September (Heritage Open Days) and Sunday 11th November 20178(Remembrance Sunday). Please note revised opening times of The Heritage Centre it will be open from Noon to 4pm, last admission 3.30pm. Douce’s Manor is a private residence, the house and grounds are not open to the...

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Malling Society Publications

Have a look at our superb books etc.

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Malling Abbey Cascade

The cascade in Swan Street, West Malling is listed by English Heritage as a Late Georgian ornamental feature incorporating re-used medieval fragments from…

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Twitch Heritage Centre

The Twitch Heritage Centre is situated in the basement of Douces Manor in St. Leonard’s Street and is open to the public up to 20 times a year. Entrance is free and the exhibition…

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St. Leonard’s Tower

The tower is a mysterious survival. It is thought by some to have been part of a castle built between 1077 and 1108 by Gundulf, Bishop of Rochester, who founded St Mary’s Abbey…

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