Diary of Events for 2017

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

Sunday 5th February Frank’s Restaurant
The New Year’s Lunch will be at Frank’s Restaurant, High Street, West Malling. 12.45pm for 1.00pm. See Autumn Newsletter/Website for details.

Tuesday 14th March 8pm West Malling C.E. Primary School
“Quintessential Offham”. An illustrated story of the development of people of a typical Kentish village by Mike Rowe, Chairman of Offham Parish Council and Chairman of The Offham Society.

Tuesday 18th April 8pm West Malling C.E. Primary School
“Wrotham – a Place in English History”. Showing of a Millenium Production for the Wrotham Historical Society (45 minutes). Not to be missed!

Tuesday 16th May 8pm West Malling C.E. Primary School
“Ragstone to Riches” : How The Medway Valley quarries built Roman London. An illustrated talk by Simon Elliott, local Historian and PhD student at The University of Kent.

Tuesday 20th June 8pm West Malling C.E. Primary School
Marion Regan, Managing Director of Hugh Lowe Farms Ltd and 4th generation strawberry grower will give an interesting talk of the history on strawberry growing in Mereworth since 1893 and will bring samples for tasting!

Tuesday 18th July 8pm West Malling C.E. Primary School
Dennis Astrid, Member of The Teston Historical Society will give an illustrated talk on the history of Teston.

Tuesday 19th September 8pm West Malling C.E. Primary School
“The Secrets of the Bayeux Tapestry” : An English masterpiece and the Norman ‘Spin’ on the events of 1066. Another welcome return of Martin Heard who will give a fully illustrated talk about local needlewomen and their involvement.

Tuesday 17th October 8pm West Malling C.E. Primary School
“Jane Austen and her family connections in Kent” by Clare Graham from West Malling, Trustee of The Jane Austen Society of The United Kingdom and lifelong enthusiast of her writing and her Kentish ancestors from Tonbridge and Horsmonden.

Tuesday 21st November 8pm West Malling C.E. Primary School
AGM followed by wine and nibbles.

The Twitch Heritage Centre, Douce’s Manor, St. Leonard’s Street, will be open from Noon to 4pm on Sunday 23rd April, Sunday 28th May, Sunday 25th June, Sunday 23rd July, Saturday/Sunday 9th – 10th September (Heritage Open Days), Sunday 22nd October and Sunday 12th November 2017 (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 on St. Leonard’s Street.

For further details or to joins the Society, please contact Mrs Molly Potts or visit our website : www.themallingsociety.org.uk