Newsletter No. 129 – March 2018

Our January meeting was another fascinating talk by Christoph Bull, on “Gravesend – Gateway to the Thames” and we were shown lots of slides of Gravesend, including many places that have been demolished in the past 50 years as part of the town’s ‘modernisation’. Buildings that were condemned would these days be restored rather than demolished, and their replacements in some cases are now being considered for demolition…

Our next talk, on Monday 12th March, at 8pm in the Jubilee Hall, Horton Kirby Village Hall, will be given by Doug Lindsay on “Kent and East Sussex Railway – Then and Now”, and many of you may have visited the railway already.

Our 2018 schedule:
14th May                          In Flanders Fields – Melanie Gibson-Barton
9th July 1917                    Bombs on Kent – Alex Ferris
10th September              Development of South Darenth before 1900 – Malcolm Scott
12th November               AGM & Short Talk followed by Wine & Cheese

Terry was very busy in January and our 2019 schedule is virtually complete, and the list will be on our next newsletter.

The society has received a generous grant from the Parish Council towards the cost of publishing our book on the war memorial and the villages during the First World War, which we are planning to publish in the autumn.

Please note that there are two more “Talks at St Mary’s” in the next few weeks, and Stephen de Winton is giving a talk on “Churchill : Journalist, Author (Statesman)”.

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting,

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