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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

  • Beating the Bounds and Fair on The Green
    on 6th May 2024 9:00:am, at The Green
    Beating the Bounds of a Parish is an ancient tradition, based on the need for inhabitants to know the extent of their land, before the days of maps. The Westerham Society and Westerham Town Partnership are delighted to welcome families, groups, friends and visitors to join the residents of Westerham in checking our boundaries are still in place! Residents and visitors can explore our wonderful countryside, enjoy the views and the spring weather. The Scouts make a welcome return with their Family Section and fun Quiz (on the north east part of the trail) Join the community for a Maypole Dance by the children of Churchill School, with food from Westerham Scouts and local business. Live entertainment and refreshments on the Green after 11am organised by the Town Partnership, with stalls coordinated by Edenbridge and Westerham Rotary, who are joining us again with their annual Rotary Fair.  The official Beating the Bounds start point is on The Green in Westerham but feel free to start anywhere. Walk clockwise or anticlockwise and do as much or a little as you wish. The whole walk is just under 12 miles.  Note the route is different from previous years. To see and download the route map and route cards go to the Heritage section of the website. This year we have teamed up with the National Trust who are supporting the event by offering free entry to Chartwell (gardens only) to all walkers who have a wrist band which will be handed out on The Green. Walkers who collect a second wrist band from Chartwell and who return to The Green before 5pm on Monday 6th May 2024 (by any means) will be entered into a prize draw to win an Annual Family Membership to the National Trust (or £100). Prize kindly donated by Westerham Town Partnership.

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