Monthly Archives: September 2017

Newsletter No. 126 – August 2017

For our July meeting, our Chairman Terry Moyle showed us several hundred images of Horton Kirby, Sutton at Hone and the surrounding area in his “Old Dartford & District” talk.  Whilst Terry gave us information on the background to the slides such as where it had come from and where it was (not all images were labelled), our members helped to fill in any gaps and provided lots of additional information, making it a lively evening for all.

Our next meeting will be on Monday 11th September at 8pm in the Horton Kirby Jubilee Hall (next to the Village Hall) and Anne Carter will be giving us a talk on Queen Victoria, which will be topical as the 2nd series of the ITV drama “Victoria” has just started.

Our 2017-2018 schedule:

13th November                    AGM a short talk by Malcolm Scott and the Cheese & Wine Evening

8th January                             Gravesend- Gateway to the Thames – Christoph Bull

12th March                             Kent and East Sussex Railway – Then and Now – Doug Lindsay

The Heritage Open Days weekend takes place 7th (Thursday) to 10th (Sunday) September, and there are lots of Kent events (go to for more details) that you may be interested in, and if you are not a National Trust member, you can visit many local properties for free over this weekend.  On 16th and 17th September the London Open House weekend takes place, which includes all London boroughs, as well as Central London, so you can visit Erith Lighthouse (!) or the Priory at Orpington, or go to London to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office or the Derry and Toms Roof Garden, for example.

Hextable – Beating the Bounds 2017 – Saturday 9th September

Beating The Bounds walk starting at 10.00 – walk the entire boundary of the village with an expert guide.

Explore the Heritage Society’s archive of artefacts, photographs and documents concerning the Swanley Horticultural College, Swanley Working Men’s Club and the village in general.  Saturday 9 September: 10.00 – 16.00,  Heritage Centre, College Road, Hextable, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7LT

Pre-booking: Preferred – Booking Contact: Mrs Sharon Mitchell 01322 616424 or email:

Eynsford Shops Exhibition

On Saturday 9th September at the The Castle Hotel, Eynsford, High Street from 11 am until 4pm. Display of photos and memorabilia related to shops in Eynsford over the years