Heritage

A Brief History of Westerham and Brasted - A 45 minute film made by Gerald Pecksen in 1993 which traces the history of Westerham from the first known official records through the subsequent centuries and developments up to the 1990’s. Read More
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,… Read More