Diary of Events for 2018

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

TALKS ARE AVAILABLE TO BOTH MEMBERS £3.00 AND NON-MEMBERS AT £3.50 PER PERSON PAYABLE ON ENTRY

Tuesday 15th May
“Seaside Sauce”. An amusing illustrated talk by Alan Payne on the life and times of Donald McGill, the pioneer of humorous seaside postcards.

Tuesday 19th June
“The History of Oldbury Hill through its Trackways”. An illustrated talk by local historian David Williams.

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

Tuesday 24th July Summer Outing
Take a step back in time as you board a stunning steam train on the Kent and East Sussex Railway at Bodiam Station and embark on a tranquil journey to the small market town of Tenterden, including a hearty Ploughman’s lunch on the outward journey.

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 Council.

Tuesday 16th October
“An armchair tour of Greenwich” An illustrated talk, of the heritage and buildings in Greenwich, by qualified Greenwich tour guide Alan Payne .

Tuesday 20th November
AGM, 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) on Sunday 22nd April, Sunday 27th May, 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 HOURS AND HELP THE VOLUNTEERS BY VACATING THE CENTE BY 4pm OTHERWISE TERMS OF THE LEASE WILL BE 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.

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