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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.

Last year’s summer hanging baskets floral display received positive feedback. The Society also made it’s regular donation to the cost of Christmas Tree on the Green and after the Christmas decorations we had some winter hanging baskets in the centre of the Town.  Following another successful public fund raising appeal we now have the summer hanging baskets and planters filled with new floral displays installed around the Town. This year only a few commercial businesses subscribed to have hanging baskets outside their premises, which is not so surprising in the light of the prevailing difficult times for business.

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 Autumn, but obviously the start will be determined by the circumstances and the timing of lifting government restrictions.

 


  • Our Next Event

    Talk
    on 16th Oct 2020 7:30:pm, at Westerham Hall
    Details of the subject of the talk and the speaker to follow as soon as the arrangements have been finalised.

Please see our Upcoming Events for more.

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