Diary of Events for 2017/8

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

Tuesday 21st November 2017 8pm – West Malling C.E. Primary School
AGM followed by wine and nibbles.

Sunday 4th February 2018 – Frank’s Restaurant
The New Year’s lunch will be at Frank’s Restaurant, High Street, West Malling at 12.45 for 1pm. See the Autumn Newsletter for details.

Tuesday 13th March 8pm West Malling C.E. Primary School
“What the Romans did for us in Kent”. An illustrated talk by Kevin Fromington on the Roman villas along the River Darent from Otford to Dartford.

Tuesday 17th April 8pm West Malling C.E. Primary School
“Maltings and Malthouses in Kent”. An illustrated talk by James Preston featuring the Malting in West Street, West Malling.

Tuesday 15th May 8pm West Malling C.E. Primary School
“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 8pm West Malling C.E. Primary School
“The History of Oldbury Hill through its Trackways”. An illustrated talk by local historian David Williams.

Tuesday 17th July 8pm West Malling C.E. Primary School
“Records of Vagrants, Gypsies, Travellers and Strangers in Kent. An illustrated talk by Gillian Rickard.

Tuesday 18th September 8pm West Malling C.E. Primary School
“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 8pm West Malling C.E. Primary School
“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 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 (last admission 3.30pm) on Sunday 12th November 2017 (Remembrance Sunday), 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 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