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 AGM was held on Friday 13th March 2020 at Westerham Hall.  Reports were presented on last year’s activities and the plans for the coming year. The existing Officers and Committee Members were re-elected for another year. Members were encouraged to spread the word about Society’s social events and community activities.

Following another successful public fund raising appeal this year’s summer hanging baskets floral displays around the Town have received positive feedback. However, there are fewer hanging baskets outside commercial premises this year as only a few businesses subscribed in the light of the prevailing difficult times being experienced. The Society will make it’s regular donation to the cost of Christmas Tree on The Green again this year and after the Christmas decorations have been taken down there will be some winter hanging baskets installed in the centre of the Town.

The current restrictions on public gatherings and social distancing have resulted in our normal programme of Social Events and Evening Talks being cancelled for the foreseeable future. We hope to be able to resume these activities in the New Year, but obviously the start will be determined by the circumstances and the timing of lifting government restrictions.

 

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