Monthly Archives: September 2015

Newsletter No 113 – September 2015

Newsletter No. 113 – September 2015

Our July meeting was a talk by Chris Baker called “Keep the Home Fires Burning Dartford 1914-1918”, and it gave a fascinating insight into what was happening in the town during WW1, with munitions manufacturing, the Joyce Green aerodrome, hospitals for wounded soldiers of different nationalities, POW camps and zeppelin raids interrupting normal life.

Our next meeting will be on Monday 14th September at 8pm in the Horton Kirby Village Hall. Our speaker will be Steve Hookins and the topic is “Waterloo 200”.

Please note that subscriptions are now due for the year 2015-2016 (these can be paid at our meetings) and they have now risen to:
Single £7
Joint £10

Forthcoming meetings are as follows:
9th November AGM, a short talk by Sarah Lewis & Stephen de Winton or an exhibition, and the legendary Cheese & Wine Evening
2016 meetings:
11th January The Edith Cavell Story – Paul Rason
14th March Creepy Kent – Neil Arnold
9th May Richard III – Toni Mount
13th June Our Thames from Dartford to Grain – Christoph Bull
11th July Restoring Reynolds Place, Horton Kirby – Laurence Hatfield
12th September The Darenth Villages – Rod Shelton
14th November AGM, a short talk and the Cheese & Wine Evening

The World War One display is currently being created and we hope to be able to unveil to members at the AGM in November. If anyone has any items they think we may like to display, please do contact either Terry Moyle (Tel: 01322  862368) or Sarah Lewis (

We look forward to seeing you on Monday 14th September at 8.00pm.

Other Local History Society events
Swanley History Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month at The Clocktower Pavillion St Mary’s Road Swanley Kent BR8 7BU. Doors open at 7.15 p viagra en ligne en france.m for a 7.30 p.m start. Visitors £2.00. For information contact Terry Morris 07884493894 or go to
Tuesday 6th Oct Edith Cavell and the Maidstone medal. Tony Miles tells us about this special award
Tuesday 3rd Nov Ration Book Britain. How we lived in the 1940’s and 50’s.
Tusday 1st Dec A musical quiz. A tuneful end to our 2015 programme

Hextable – Meetings are held in the Heritage Centre, College Road, then Dawson Drive into Crawfords. 7.15 for 7.30pm start. Visitors £2.00. For information contact Barbara Cannell 01322 864253.
10th September Dickens and Gads Hill – Anne Carter,

Farningham & Eynsford Local History Society at Eynsford Village Hall – 7.30pm for 8.00pm
Friday, 18 Sept The Gentlemen at War, Roy Ingleton on British Police in WW2
Friday, 23 Oct Unexplained Mysteries and Cover Ups – Speaker – Andy Thomas. A ticketed evening (£10) with buffet (bring your own drinks).

Dartford Historical & Antiquarian – at The Mick Jagger Centre, The Grammar School (boys), Shepherds Lane, Dartford, at 7.45 pm (doors open 7.30 pm).
Friday 18 Sept – Ian Porter. “Dickens London”.
Friday 16 Oct – Christoph Bull. “Stone – the Shrinking Parish”.
Friday 20 Nov – AGM followed by Brief History of Dartford Library’s 100 years. Members memories of the library wanted.
Friday 11 Dec – Wilf Lower. “The Last Days of Music Hall” followed by Christmas Buffet. Please bring a plate of food to share.