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In February 2018 the Westerham Society was delighted to launch its Westerham Heritage website. Packed with historical photographs, stories and records about Westerham, the project to create the website was four years in the making. Beginning with seeking expertise, gaining Lottery funding and collecting and organising data, the efforts culminated in the delivery of a wonderful product for current and future generations of Westerham. Congratulations to Bill Curtis and the team for gathering wonderful historic material from Westerham families and sources beyond and for organising this into such an attractive and fascinating resource. New stories and images about local people and events continue to be added to the Heritage Collection.
Explore the website at http://www.westerhamheritage.org.uk
The Society installed a new computer terminal in Westerham Library to allow public visitors to explore the Heritage website content at any time during opening hours. We hope that this service will make the information available to a wider audience and will encourage more people with historical records, stories or pictures about life in Westerham to get in touch and share their information.
The 2024 Hanging Baskets will provide another very colourful and welcoming floral display around the Town. Donations to our Fund Raising Appeal by Society Members and local businesses will finance the Summer Hanging Baskets display. The Society made its regular donation to finance the 2023 Christmas Tree on The Green and, in partnership with the Town Council, will jointly fund the Town Centre Winter 2024 Hanging Baskets display.
The Society produced ‘A Walk Around Westerham – Platinum Jubilee Year’ as a free guide leaflet for a Town Trail passing some of the historic buildings and sites of interest. The guides are available at Society events and there are also some available from the Westerham Hall entrance area. Alternatively please contact us directly for a copy or click here for a downloadable/printable copy.
Westerham Creativity Unwrapped – Following the Society’s successful collaboration with the National Trust in 2022, which provided a Westerham Circular Heritage Trail for visitors to Quebec House, we again collaborated with the NT in the production of a ‘Creativity Unwrapped’ festival for the 2023 Heritage Open Days at Quebec House. The exhibition showed a wide diversity of the creativity and skills of local Westerham artists including painting, poetry, photography and wood-block carving.
Our Next Event
The Suffragettes of Kent
on 8th Mar 2024 7:30:pm, at Westerham Hall
A talk by Jennifer Godfrey, the author of the book SUFFRAGETTES OF KENT, to hear stories of hope, determination, courage and sacrifice of those campaigning for women’s suffrage in Kent. Topics covered will include: a peaceful suffrage pilgrimage, suffrage van tours, militant action in Kent, the previously untold story of a Kent working class maid arrested and imprisoned for window-smashing in London and forcible feeding.
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