The Westerham Society

On 5th February 2018 the Westerham Society launched of our Heritage website with historical records about the town of Westerham. The Heritage project was four years in the making, seeking expertise, gaining Lottery funding, collecting and organising data and providing a wonderful product for current and future generations of Westerham. 

Explore the website at http://www.westerhamheritage.org.uk

 

Congratulations to Bill Curtis and the team for the collection of historic material from Westerham families and other sources and posting data on the website. New stories and images about local people and events will continue to be added to the Heritage Collection.

The Society has installed a new computer terminal in Westerham Library which will 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 share their information.

The Society’s next AGM will be held on Friday 13th March 2020 at 7 pm in Westerham Hall.  Members are encouraged to attend to hear reports from the Committee on last year’s activities and the plans for the coming year. It is a good opportunity for Members to express their views on the Society’s social events and community activities.  The AGM will be followed by a local interest talk.

The Society plans another traditional Beating the Bounds event, combined with a Fair on the Green which will be a joint venture with the Edenbridge and Westerham Rotary and the Westerham Town Partnership. This year the events will be held on Sunday 10th May.

The Society has once again raised the funds for the annual hanging baskets floral display around the Town. Last year’s summer display received positive feedback. The winter hanging baskets have now been put in place in the centre of the Town.  The Society also made it’s regular donation to the cost of Christmas Tree on the Green.


  • Our Next Event

    AGM and Talk on General James Wolfe – Myths and Legends
    on 13th Mar 2020 7:00:pm, at Westerham Hall
    All Members are invited to the Society's AGM which will commence at 7.00 pm. The Committee will present reports on the activities in 2019 and plans for the current year.  Members will be invited to comment on the reports and the Committee's plans for the future.       The AGM will be followed at 8.00 pm with a presentation by John Rawlinson on General James Wolfe - Myths and Legends.  John Rawlinson will be known to a number of people in Westerham as he was the Curator at Quebec House between 2008 and 2013. In 2011 John Rawlinson was the travelling academic for the military exercise "operation Iron Duke" which studied Wolfe's campaign on the 1759 battlefields of Monmorency, The Plains of Abraham and St Foy.  It will be an interesting presentation about one of the Town's famous people.

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