Report of Events

Past Events Archive


At 2018 November's meeting David Cufley gave an illustrated talk on Brickmaking with some illustrations showing barefoot children carrying lumps of clay, life was harsh for all workers, often a family laboured together.
He showed a map indicating previous brick kilns in west Kent, explaining the number of brick maker's kilns was dictated by the requirement for building houses etc, often created just for the duration of the construction.
Interestingly there was a kiln for bricks to build the Eynsford viaduct.

Kate Mail the education offer at Chartwell spoke to the Society in January 2019 on Winston Churchill's legacy through the Churchill's Chartwell project. Local craftsmen have been re-creating some of Churchill's most treasured artefacts to go on tour.

In February an enthusiastic talk was given by members of a Society preserving the Medway Queen.

At the AGM IN March of the Historical Society Suzie Faubert was elected chairman and all the committee members re-elected.
Suzie gave her annual report; the accounts were approved and Hamish Howie was thanked for auditing the accounts.
The speaker after the AGM was Christop Bull a retired librarian, very enlightening on the subject of how Carnegie had funded new buildings for libraries if local authorities bought the land, showing examples throughout Kent; also sadly he reported of the present day closure or destruction of some of these with the decline in available libraries & their content. Christop retired early in protest at the direction local authorities were taking with regard to libraries. He was an amusing and informative speaker.

On 26th April Marcia Barton spoke about Vita Sackville West & Harold Nicolson May's speaker David Card related When Thanet was an island prior to the visit in the area in June.

In July a strawberry teas was enjoyed by members at the Old Vicarage by kind permission of Frank Hinks.







Shoreham And District
Historical Society
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The Shoreham Society
The Kent History Federation and
The Kent Archaeological Society

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