Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2019’

Annual Churchill Dinner at Chartwell

The Society will hold its annual Sir Winston S. Churchill memorial dinner in the Mulberry Room at Chartwell. This year the guest speaker is Lord Michael Dobbs. Lord Dobbs was an adviser to Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major. He is also a well known author whose work has included award-winning novels about Winston Churchill and the classic political novel ‘House of Cards’. …

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The Victorian Railways of Kent

A presentation by Tony Riley on the complex history behind the development of Kent’s railways. Tony Riley has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the topic as well as a great collection of old photographs. We will hear how our regional railway structure was created, especially as it was undertaken with no government funding and even without an overall blueprint. Tracing developments …

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Heritage

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Westerham Long Pond period painting

Beating the Bounds History

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 people, led by parish officials and sometimes the vicar and choirboys, would walk round the boundary, checking the boundary stones were in place and making sure that everyone, particularly the young, …

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Canada Day Social

Following the successful garden party last year we are pleased to invite Members to another evening social. The Quebec House garden will be open to the Society between 6.00 and 9.00 pm. This will be a ticket only event with canapes and drinks served during the evening, but tickets must be purchased in advance of the event.

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