REPORT. a look at changing village life in West Kent since the 1880s”. The speaker - A. M Parkin.
Bridges of Kent
REPORT. Tony Norfolk gave a talk in the Greenstreet Methodist Church.
Jane Austen’s Kent
REPORT - The Society presented Anthea Bryant who spoke about the links between this famous author and places of Kent.
Margaret Burns led a workshop on how to transcribe, decipher and record Memorials & Inscriptions. Read more about this event and plans for setting up a group of enthusiasts to develop a full historic record or our important, relatively intact, graveyard and extension. Hints on how to go about it.
REPORT: Moved from 23rd May due to adverse weather that day: Sunday Afternoon: A gentle farm walk starting near “Foxhunters”, Kingsdown Road, to learn about the many conservation ideas being promoted by Neil Anderson. Then “Ludgate”, Ludgate Lane, to hear about Operation Bumble Bee conservation initiative.
Historic Bus Ride to Rye
REPORTA very popular event with Society Members in David Powell’s restored double decker Titan Class Bus. Travelling to Rye via Tenterden with an optional train ride from Tenterden to Northiam (collected again by the vintage bus) on the East Sussex Steam Railway.
A practical demonstration given by expert hedge-layer John Flower who showed us the rural craft of ‘laying’ a hedge. Many came and ‘had a go’. REPORT and Gallery.
AGM and Guest Speaker on Wildlife in the Thames Gateway
The AGM was followed by Richard Moyse, Senior Conservation Officer for Kent Wildlife Trust who gave a fascinating presentation on “The Future of Kent Wildlife in the Thames Gateway”. REPORT