Bearsted & District Local History Society
We invite speakers to give presentations on varying topics, principally on historic themes where possible. Our membership is currently full but if you wish to apply to join please contact us via email and we will add your name to our waiting list which is reviewed on an annual basis. Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings but our members have priority for admittance. Visitors are therefore only admitted once all the members have taken their seats and on payment of an entrance fee.
The Memorial Hall,
Manor Rise, Bearsted
Last Friday of the month
(Sept - May, excluding Dec)
£13 per season
Harrietsham History Society
Collecting and archiving the history of Harrietsham village.
Harrietsham Village Hall
Monthly (check website for details)
Membership £15; Visitors £3
Headcorn Local History Society
History themed talks, village guided tours and maintaining a village history archive.
Methodist Church Hall
6 High Street
Last Weds 7.30pm
(Jan-Jun & Sep-Nov)
£12 annual membership, £3 visitors
Lenham Heritage Society
Monthly talks in the Community Centre; research into the Parish history; manorial history; exploring and recording the history of the many old buildings in Lenham; farming history; grave monuments in churchyard, church and cemetery; place names; Lenham wills and indentures; history in living memory. Publishing research on our website, in the Lenham Focus and further afield.
Lenham Community Centre, 12 Groom Way, Lenham, Kent, ME17 2QT
4th Thursday of the month at 7.30pm, and meetings in smaller groups for research
£3 per session
Loose Area History Society
Talks and visits (see website for full details of events and activities).
King George V Pavilion
Walnut Tree Lane
2nd Weds 7:30pm (Jan - May & Oct - Dec)
Membership £2, Sessions: Members £3, Non-members £4
Maidstone Area Archaeological Group
If you're interested in excavations, fieldwork and other practical projects, outings to places of interest, indoor meetings and talks, then MAAG could be for you!
Maidstone Community Support Centre
39-48 Marsham Street
Annual membership: £10 adults; £15 family
Marden History Group
Seek, preserve and inspire interest in the history of Marden. Our volunteers fulfil many tasks to achieve this and are constantly adding to our catalogue of archives. Anyone interested in joining us is very welcome.
Marden Library & Heritage Centre
Marden, TN12 9DP
General meetings held once or twice a year.
The Heritage Centre is open whenever
Marden Library is open
Maintaining the Staplehurst Archive and occasional talks and meetings.
Staplehurst Village Centre