Newsletter No. 115 – January 2016

  • Our November meeting was the usual brief AGM, followed by an overview of the WW1 anniversaries to come in 1916 from Stephen de Winton, and a brief slide show of some WW1 postcards, giving a more light hearted view of the war from battlefield to home life by Sarah Lewis.

    During the Cheese & Wine every one present was able to look at the WW1 Display that has been created by the History Society. Our thanks must go to Jan, Paddy and Doreen for providing us with a wonderful selection of food. We nearly had a cheese & wine with no wine, as I had forgotten my job, but fortunately a quick trip to the Co-Op provided us with all the bottles we needed.

    Our next meeting will be on Monday 11th January at 8pm in the Horton Kirby Village Hall. Paul Rason will be giving us a talk on “The Edith Cavell Story”, a topical talk as the 100th anniversary of Miss Cavell’s execution was on 12th October 2015. When Miss Cavell’s body was brought back to England from Belgium in 1919, it came along our railway line. The children of Horton Kirby School were present on the station platform when the train passed through.

    Future 2016 meetings:
    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

    As ever, our publications and other items are available at all our meetings.

2015 AGM – November 9th at 8pm

HORTON KIRBY AND SOUTH DARENTH LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

21st AGM to be held on Monday 9th November at 8.00p.m. in Village Hall

AGENDA

1. Apologies for absence
2. Minutes of the AGM held on 10th November 2014
3. Matters arising in the Minutes
4. To approve the Treasurer’s Report and Accounts
5. To elect officers and members of the committee
6. To approve the appointment of the independent auditor
7. AOB

Minutes AGM 2014

AGM 2015 Nomination Paper

2014-2015 Accounts Part 1

2014-2015 Accounts Part 2

Newsletter No. 114 – October 2015

Newsletter No. 114 – October 2015

Our September meeting was a talk by Steve Hookins called “Waterloo 200”, and Steve gave us an excellent talk about how the Battle of Waterloo came about, and how it was fought, and who was involved. He also showed us some items from the battle including a small cannon ball.

Our next meeting will be on Monday 9th November at 8pm in the Horton Kirby Village Hall. Sarah Lewis and Stephen de Winton will be giving a very short talk after our speedy AGM, and there will be a display of WW1 information as well as the legendary cheese and wine.

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

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

Our publications will be available at our next meeting, and they do make excellent stocking fillers.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday 9th November at 8pm.

Other Village Events
Saturday 21st November – St Margaret’s Church Christmas Fair – 11am at Darenth Hall
Saturday 28th November – St Mary’s Church Christmas Fair – 2pm at Horton Kirby Hall
Saturday 4th December – Horton Kirby Primary School Christmas Fete

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.m for a 7.30 p.m start. Visitors £2.00. For information contact Terry Morris 07884493894 or go to http://swanleyhistorygroup.weebly.com
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

Farningham & Eynsford Local History Society at Eynsford Village Hall – 7.30pm for 8.00pm
Saturday 31 Oct Eynsford Pubs, an informal exhibition, at The Castle Hotel 12 – 5p
Friday, 27 Nov Waterloo 200 – Steve Hookin

Dartford Historical & Antiquarian Society – www.dartfordhistorical.org.uk – at The Mick Jagger Centre, The Grammar School (boys), Shepherds Lane, Dartford, at 7.45 pm (doors open 7.30 pm).
Friday 20 Nov Annual General Meeting 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.

 

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 (sarahvlewis@yahoo.com).

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 http://swanleyhistorygroup.weebly.com
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 Societywww.dartfordhistorical.org.uk – 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.

 

British Legion Evening – Wednesday 19th August – St Mary’s Church

Royal British Legion on behalf of the St Mary’s Church Electrical Fund

On Wednesday, 19th August at 7pm in St Mary’s Church, Horton Kirby

Presents:

A Talk & Tour of the Church – by Malcolm Green

A Talk about Wilfred Owen – by John Ward

The Hymn that never was – by John Williams

Refreshments will be available, and a Raffle will be held during the Entertainment

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Remembering Dunkirk – 75 years later

As the 75th Anniversary of the Evacuation of Dunkirk takes place,  there are two men on the War Memorial who did not come back from France.

William E Burberry was a Driver in the 17th Field Company, Royal Engineers, and died on the 1st June 1940 at the age of 25.  He was the child of Herbert and Ellen Burberry, of Horton Kirby, and is commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial.

Donald L Gardner was a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery, and was killed between the 22nd and 23rd of May, and is commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial. Donald had been born in Malaysia, and had come back to England as a young child, his father Donald S Gardner lived at Kirby Hall in 1940.

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Dunkirk Memorial – courtesy of CWGC

Society Newsletter No. 110 – April 2015

The March meeting was another fascinating talk by Dr Ann Knief about ‘Kentish Seaside Resorts until World War 1’. We were told of the joys of travelling by steamer to the resorts before the railways, the fun to be had watching people using bathing machines, seaside landladies, as well as all the entertainments laid on for visitors. One of the illustrations showed us that dining chairs would be used on the sand before the invention of deck chairs, which must have damaged the chair legs.

Our next meeting will be on Monday 11th May at 8pm in the Horton Kirby Village Hall. Our speaker will be Colin Coe and the topic is “Rochester Then & Now and Kentish Villages”.

The 2015 meetings are as follows:
8th June – Along the River Cray – Denise Baldwin & Katherine Harding
Note the Change of Date
Thursday 2nd JulyKeep the Home Fires Burning Dartford 1914-1918 – Chris Baker
14th September – Change of talk – Waterloo 200 – Steve Hookins
9th November – AGM, a short talk by Sarah Lewis & Stephen de Winton, and the Cheese & Wine Evening

The 2016 meetings can now be revealed
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

As mentioned in our last newsletter, we now have our own website – www.hksdlhs.org.uk – which is rather basic but does show these newsletters, as well as information about where to find information about the villages. Our publications list will be available very soon, and we have plans to add other sections over time. There is also a Sutton at Hone local history blog on www.suttonathonehistory.co.uk. This is also work in process…

We look forward to seeing you on Monday 11th May at 8.00pm.

 

Horton Kirby Parish Council
There is a upright piano available, free of charge, at the Village Hall, where it is surplus to requirements acheter viagra sans ordonnance en suisse. Please contact the Parish Clerk, Heather Rohard, 01322 865193 if you would be interested in rehousing the piano.

Other Local History Society events

Dartford Historical & Antiquarian Society
Meetings held at The Mick Jagger Centre, The Grammar School (boys), Shepherds Lane, Dartford, at 7.45 pm (doors open 7.30 pm)
Friday 15 May –  ‘Stone Church & ‘A Walk to Lincoln’ – Rev. K. Clarke

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.m for a 7.30 p.m start. Visitors £2.00. For information contact Terry Morris 07884493894
5th May – Joyce Green and the River Hospitals – Francine Payne,
2nd June – FT Everard Shipbuilders of Greenhithe – Gary Vaughan.

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.
14th May – AGM followed by Lorries in WW1 – Adrian Herbert,
11th June –  Waterloo 200 – Steve Hookins,
9th July –  Visit to Farningham,
13th August – Military Medals – Glen Jones,
10th September – Dickens and Gads Hill – Anne Carter,
8th October –  Edith Cavell – Paul Rason,
12th November – Five Wents Memorial Hall Tablet
3rd December – Christmas Social Evening.

Farningham & Eynsford Local History Society at Eynsford Village Hall – 7.30pm for 8.00pm
Friday, 22 May – AGM with buffet & wine. Speaker/theme to be announced
Friday, 18 Sept – The Gentlemen at War, Roy Ingleton on British Police in WW2