All General meetings are at 8pm in the West Malling C.E. Primary School, Norman Road, West Malling unless otherwise stated.


Sunday 3rd February

The New Year’s Buffet Roast Lunch at West Malling Golf Club, Trottiscliffe Road, Addington. 12.30pm for 1 pm. See newsletter for details.

Tuesday 12th March

Archaeology the Musical

An illustrated talk with songs and slides by archaeologist Kevin Fromings in aid of BBC Children in Need.

Tuesday 16th April

Kent Fire Fighting Museum

An illustrated talk by Howard Myers.

Tuesday 14th May

The Story of the Foundling Hospital A moving illustrated talk by Elaine Munday on the local children who grew up there through archive documents.

Tuesday 18th June

Pocahontas – the non-Disney Story An illustrated Talk, by Christoph Bull, tour guide, speaker, historical adviser and Mace Bearer for Gravesham Borough Council.

Tuesday 16th July at 2pm at St Mary’s Abbey, Swan Street £5 per head, including tea, coffee & biscuits. Maximum number of guests would be 25.

There will be a Tour of the Abbey at 2pm with refreshments from 3pm in the Centre, you may also like to know that the sisters sing the office of “None” at 3pm, which lasts 10 minutes. Any who wish to would be most welcome to join us in the guest chapel for this service.

Then we would all adjourn to the Guest House to join the rest of the group for tea. There will also be a chance to speak with the sisters and purchase books and other items during refreshment time. Please contact Barbara Earl to book your place.

Tuesday 16th July

Some Psychic Experiences – reported to or by the Police

An interesting talk by Dennis Chambers on some of the strange goings on during his Police career.

Tuesday 17th September

What’s On the Cards

An amusing illustrated talk on the history and mystery of playing cards (with a few demonstrations thrown in)” by Alan Payne.

Tuesday 15th October

Dickens in Kent

Another illustrated Talk by Christoph Bull who makes a welcome return.

Tuesday 19th November

Annual General Meeting

followed by Wine and nibbles.


The Twitch Heritage Centre, Douce’s Manor, St. Leonard’s Street, will be open from Noon to 4pm (last admission 3.30pm)


Sunday 21st April, Sunday 26th May, Sunday 23rd June, Sunday 28th July, Saturday 7th September and Sunday 8th September (Heiritage Open days) Sunday 10th November (Rememberance Sunday).

Please note opening hours and help the volunteers by vacating the centre by 4pm otherwise terms of our lease maybe compromised.

Visitors, please note! Douce’s Manor is a private residence; the house and grounds are NOT open to the public. Parking is on St. Leonard’s Street or in the town.

For further details on joining the Society, please contact Barbara Earl or visit our website page: here