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AGM 2017


At the AGM of the Society in March Suzie Faubert the Chairman gave a report of the meetings held over the past year. David Simmons reported that the Finances were healthy. Our president Ken Fowler has decided to step down from the committee, hoping someone younger would join the committee with fresh ideas, he will however remain as the president. The remainder of the committee were prepared to continue serving.
Following the AGM The speaker at the meeting was Alex Ferris who spoke about the Plague in 17th century Smarden, an interest he pursued when researching into their Society archives he discovered 50 deaths unrecorded in the parish; These were thought to be of plague victims excluded from the village. Mr Ferris then went on to relate various perceived cures for the plague and avoidance measures from contracting it.


At the April meeting Rod Shelton gave a presentation on Lullingstone the Rise & Fall of a Roman Villa explaining the reasons for this; he brought along to the meeting two models of the Villa to demonstrate where additions were made.

In May David Carder showed slides of the Romney Churches beginning from Hythe along the ridge to Winchelsea and from there on to the marshes. All but one of the Churches are still in use, many built of rag stone but one, Fairfield Church was wooden. Followed by a visit in June when members took a trip around 4 churches on Romney Marsh guided by David Carder.

July Members Summer Tea The Society enjoyed the Summer Strawberry Tea in the Garden of The Old Forge by kind permission of Richard Inniss, who gave a talk on the history of the house.

 

 

 

 

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Historical Society
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The Kent History Federation and
The Kent Archaeological Society

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