Spadework

Tuesday 17th July

Spadework is a charity which provides life skills, training and work experience for over 90 people with learning and other disabilities. Situated on a 7 acre site in the pretty village of Offham, near West Malling. Their Garden Centre, Farm Shop and 50 seat Cafe is open to the general public 7 days a week. Their aim is to support the trainees, who use their service as they develop their independence and personal skills through social interaction with the community, providing them with the necessary tools to reach their full potential. An insperational talk by Gill Speed Head of Care and Training on their activities and facilities. There will be samples from the nursery for purchase. Please support this worthy cause. All General meetings are at 8pm in the West Malling C.E. Primary School, Norman Road, West Malling unles otherwise...

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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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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 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 24th June

The Twitch Heritage Centre, Douce’s Manor, St. Leonard’s Street, will next be open  on Sunday 24th June, Sunday 22nd July, Saturday/Sunday 8th – 9th September (Heritage Open Days) and Sunday 11th November 2018 (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

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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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