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Societies' Affiliation Form

If your society's contact details are not listed below,
this is because we have not received permission to include them.
(Or your reply has escaped our net!)

Appledore LHS

Mrs Tracy Morgan, Hon. Secretary, The Old Bakery, Court Lodge Road, Appledore, Ashford, Kent TN26 2DD
T: 01233 758756 E: tracylynmorgan@hotmail.co.uk,
W: n/a

Ashford Arch. & Hist. Soc.

Mrs M Pont, Hon. Secretary, Gablehook Farm, Bethersden, Ashford, Kent TN26 3BQ
T: 01233 820679 E: trayton.wspont@btopenworld.com,
W: www.ashfordarchhist.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashfordarchhist

Ashford Branch, Kent Family H S

 Janet Welch, Hon. Secretary, c/o 13 Farriers Walk, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent TN23 3NL
T: 01233 502771 E: ashford@khfs.org.uk W: www.khfs.org.uk/branches

Aylesford History Society

n/a

B A L H

Miss S Lavender, Federation Rep., 11 Dover Street, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8LF
T: 07914 250744 E: susanlavender1@virginmedia.com,
W: www.balh.org.uk

Barham Downs Hist. Soc.

n/a

Barming Hist. Soc.

Mr Barry Plummer, Hon. Secretary, 4 Woodleas, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9JL
T: 01622 728749 E: plummer329@btinternet.com,
W: www.sites.google.com/site/barminghistorysociety/home

Bearsted & District LHS

Jo Tuck, Hon Secretary, Downsview, St Faith's Lane, Bearstead, Maidstone, ME14 4JN
T: 01622 737756 E: jm.tuck35@tiscali.co.uk

Bexley Civic Soc.

Miss Penny Duggan, Hon. Secretary, 16 Woodchurch Close, SIDCUP, Kent DA14 6QH
T: 020 8309 5884 E: secretary@bexleycivicsociety.org.uk,
W: www.bexleycivicsociety.org.uk

Bexley Hist. Soc.

Miss Penny Duggan, Hon. Secretary, 16 Woodchurch Close, SIDCUP, Kent DA14 6QH
T: 020 8309 5884 E: secretary@bexleyhistoricalsociety.co.uk,
W: www.bexleyhistoricalsociety.co.uk

Biddenden LHS

Mrs Jenny Suthers, Park Farm, Fosten Green, Biddenden, Ashford, Kent TN27 8ER
T: 01580 291433 E: jenny_suthers@hotmail.com
W: n/a

Boughton Malherbe Hist. Soc.

Mr Ron Galton, Chairman, Maples, Woodcock Lane, Grafty Green, Maidstone, Kent ME17 2AZ
T: 01622 850369 E: galtonweeks@gmail.com,
W: n/a

Brenchley & Matfield LHS

Mrs D Barr, Chairman, Hill House, Windmill Hill, Brenchley, TONBRIDGE, Kent TN12 7NP
T: 01892 722339 E: n/a W: n/a

Bridge & District Hist. Soc.

Mrs J Vye, Hon. Secretary, La Dacha, Patrixbourne Road, Bridge, Canterbury, Kent CT4 5BL
T: 01227 830983 E: info@bridgehistory.org.uk,
W: www.bridgehistory.org.uk

Broadstairs Soc.

n/a

Bromley Borough LHS

Mrs Elaine Baker, Hon. Secretary, 27 Commonside, Keston, Bromley, Kent BR2 6BP
T: 01689 854408 E: lainey.I.baker@btinternet.com,
W: www.bblhs.org.uk

Canterbury Hist. & Arch. Soc.

Mrs Sylvia McNally, Hon Secretary, 61 Island Road, Sturry, Canterbuty, Kent CT2 0EF
T: 01227 713285 E: jenny_suthers@hotmail.com
W: www.canterbury-archaeology.org.uk

Capel LHS

Mr Bryan More, Hon. Secretary, Mill House Barn, Badsell Road, Five Oak Green, TONBRIDGE, Kent TN12 6QU
T: 01892 835055 E: bryanmore47@gmail.com W: n/a

Charing & District LHS

n/a

Chatham Historical Soc.

Dr Catharina Clement, Hon. Secretary, 20 Richmond Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 1LL
T: n/a E: catharina.clement16@outlook.com
W: www.chathamhistoricalsoc.btck.co.uk/

Chislehurst Soc.

Ms Joanna Friel, The Old Chapel, 3 Queen's Passage, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 5AP
T: 0208 467 0900 E: Admin@chislehurst-society.org.uk
W: www.chislehurst-society.org.uk

Cranbrook & District LHS

Hon. Secretary, c/o Cranbrook Museum, Cranbrook, Kent`
T: 01580 712929 E: secretary@cranbrookmuseum.org
W: www.cranbrookmuseum.org

Crayford Manor House Historical Soc.

Mrs J Hearn-Gillham, Hon. Secretary, 14 Mount Pleasant Walk, Bexley, Kent DA5 1PT
T: 01322 551279 E: janet.hearn-gillham@ntlworld.com,
W: www.crayfordmanorhousehistoricalsociety.yolasite.com

Dartford Hist. & Antq. Soc.

W: www.dartfordhistorical.org.uk

Dover Museum, Friends

n/a

Dymchurch & District Heritage Grp

Mrs Margaret Walker, Hon. Secretary, 36 Tudor Avenue, Dymchurch, ROMNEY MARSH, Kent TN29 0LT
T: 01303 872805 E: dymchurchheritagegroup@gmail.com,
W: www.dymchurchheritagegroup.co.uk

East Kent National Trust Assoc.

Mrs Jean Pomeroy, Hon. Secretary, 34 Harcourt Drive, Canterbury, Kent CT2 8DP
T: 01227 765439 E: jeanpomeroy@yahoo.co.uk
W: n/a

East Peckham Hist.  Soc.

Miss K Mahoney, Hon. Secretary, 13 Fell Mead, East Peckham, TONBRIDGE, Kent TN12 5CG
T: 01622 872111 E: karen.mahoney@itv.com,
W: n/a

Elham Hist. Soc.

Mrs Jackie Christian, Hon. Secretary,
E: elhamhistorical@gmail.com
W: n/a

Eltham Soc.

Laurie Baker, Hon. Secretary, 54 Greenvale Road, Eltham, London SE9 1PD
T: 020 8850 0577 E: laurie.baker@btinternet.com
W: www.theelthamsociety.org.uk

Farningham & Eynsford LHS

Dr Susan Pittman, Farningham & Eynsford LHS, 27 Old Chapel Road, Crockenhill, Swanley, BR8 8LL
T: 01322 669923 E: archives@felhs.oeg.uk
W: www.felhs.org.uk

Faversham Soc.

Hon. Secretary, Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre, 10-13 Preston Street, FAVERSHAM, Kent ME13 8NS
T: 01795 534542 E: fleurmuseum@tiscali.co.uk,
W: www.favershamsociety.org

Fawkham & District Hist. Soc.

n/a

Folkestone & Dist. Fam. Hist. Soc.

Mrs Janet Powell, Hon. Secretary, Brockletts, Bower Road, Mersham, Ashford, Kent TN25 6NN
T: 01233 500798 E: secretary@folkfhs.org.uk,
W: www.folkfhs.org.uk

Folkestone & District LHS

Mr Alan Taylor, Federation Rep., 52 St Michael's Street, Folkestone, Kent CT20 1LP
T: 01303 252567 E: altayl439@aol.com,
W: n/a

Goudhurst & Kilndown LHS

Mrs Jane Davidson, Hon. Secretary, 12 Priors Heath, Goudhurst, CRANBROOK, Kent TN17 2RE
T: 01580 212673 E: janedavidsonhh@gmail.com,
W: www.goudhurstlocalhistorysociety.org.

Gravesend Hist. Soc.

Mrs Sandra Soder, Hon. Secretary, 58 Vicarage Lane, Chalk, GRAVESEND, Kent DA12 4TE
T: 01474 363998 E: sandrasoder@yahoo.co.uk,
W: n/a

Great Mongeham Soc.

W: www.greatmongehamsociety.co.uk

Hadlow Hist. Soc.

Mrs Anne Hughes, Hon. Secretary, Spring House, Tonbridge Road, Hadlow, TONBRIDGE, Kent TN11 0DZ
T: 01732 850214 E: hadlow12@mail.com,
W: n/a

Halling Hist. Soc.

n/a

Harrietsham Hist. Soc.

Mr P J Brown, Chairman, Basset, Ashford Road, Harrietsham, Maidstone, Kent ME17 1JR
T: 01622 851075 E: pjbrownbearsted@aol.com,
W: http://harrietshamhistorysociety.org/

Hawkhurst LHS

Ms Sylvia Golding, Hon. Secretary, Aspens, Tongswood Drive, Hawkhurst, CRANBROOK, Kent TN18 5DS
T: 01580 752334 E: s.golding.hawk@gmail.com,
W: n/a

Headcorn LHS

Mr Tim Thomas, Chairman, 23 Brooklands, Headcorn, Ashford, Kent TN27 9QS
T: 01622 890270 E: timothy.c.thomas@btinternet.com,
W: www.headcorn.org.uk

Herne & Broomfield  Local Hist. Grp

n/a

Herne Bay Hist. Records Soc.

Mr Pete Watson, Hon. Secretary, c/o CTIC, 81 Central Parade, HERNE BAY, Kent CT6 5JQ
T: 07783 386477 E: CEDEWAIN@gmail.com,
W: www.HBHRS.org

Higham Village Hist. Grp

Mrs K Woolacott, Hon. Secretary, Forge Cottage, Bull Lane, Lower Higham, ROCHESTER, Kent ME3 7LT
T: 01634 718285 E: kateiw@tiscali.co.uk
W: www.highamvillagehistory.org.uk

Hildenborough History Society

Mr Howard Dolling, 1 Derby Close, Hildenborough, Kent TN11 9JU
T: 01732 833364 E: johodoll@btopenworld.com,
W: www.hildenboroughhistorysociety.weebly.com

Horsmonden Hist. Soc.

n/a

Horton Kirby & S Darenth LHS

Mr Malcolm Scott, Hon. Secretary, 26a Jennings Road, ST ALBANS, Hertfordshire AL1 4PD
T: 01727 860902 E: malcjscott@btinternet.com,
W: n/a

Hythe Civic Soc.

W: www.hythecivicsociety.org

Kemsing Heritage Centre Association

W: www.kemsingheritagecentre.org.uk/

Kent Arch. Soc.

E: librarian@kentarchaeology.org
W: www.kentarchaeology.org.uk

Kent Family Hist. Soc.

W: www.kfhs.org.uk

Kent Historic Buildings Committee

CPRE Protect Kent, Queen's Head House, Ashford Rd., Charing, Ashford, Kent TN27 0AD
T: 01233 714540 E: khbc@protectkent.org.uk,

Kent Museums Grp

Mr John Harrison, Chairman, Flat 3, 26 Adrian Square, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent CT8 8TE
T: 01843 836668 E: john.harrison10.new@gmail.com,
W: www.kentmuseumsgroup.org

Lamberhurst LHS

n/a

Lamorbey & Sidcup LHS

Mrs Jennifer Willson, Hon. Secretary, 37 The Grove, North Cray, Sidcup, Kent DA14 5NG
T: 0208 302 0059 E: jawillson@btinternet.com,
W: www.lam-sid-lhs.co.uk

Leigh & District Hist. Soc.

Mrs Joyce Field, Hon. Secretary, c/o Southview, The Green, Leigh, TONBRIDGE, Kent TN11 8QR
T: 01732 832143 E: joy.field@btinternet.com,
W: http://www.leighhistorcial.org.uk/

Lenham Heritage

n/a

Lewisham LHS

Mr Paul Hamlyn, Hon. Treasurer, 11 Lyncourt, 5 The Orchard, LONDON,  SE3 0QT
T: 0208 852 2444 E: paulhamlyn83@btinternet.com,
W: n/a

Loose Area Hist. Soc.

Mr Phil Harrison, Chairman, 37 Haste Hill Road, Boughton Monchelsea, Maidstone, Kent ME17 4LN
T: 01622 745067 E: epjh762@gmail.com,
W: n/a

Lydd Friends of

E: lyddtownmuseum@btinternet.com,
W: www.lyddtownmuseum.co.uk

Lyminge Hist. Soc.

Mrs Rosemary Selman, Hon. Secretary, 40 Mount Pleasant Close, Lyminge, Folkestone, Kent CT18 8HF
T: 07505 126691 E: rosemaryselman@hotmail.co.uk,
W: www.lymingehistoricalsociety.co.uk

Lynsted with Kingsdown Soc.

Mrs Janet Bott, Hon. Secretary, 19 St Paul's Court, Lynsted, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0RE
T: n/a E: secretary@lynsted-society.co.uk,
W: www.lynsted-society.co.uk

Maidstone Area Arch. Grp.

Mrs Linda Weeks, Hon. Secretary, 40 Bell Meadow, Maidstone, Kent ME15 9ND
T: 01622 762422 E: maag.info@virginmedia.com,
W: www.maag.btck.co.uk

Maidstone Hist. Soc.

W: www.maidstone-historical-society.btck.co.uk

Marden Hist. Grp

n/a

Margate Civic Soc.

Mr Geoff Orton, Hon. Secretary, 25 Norman Road, Westgate-on-Sea, MARGATE, Kent CT8 8RR
T: 01843 835085 E: secretary@margatecivicsociety.org.uk,
W: www.margatecivicsociety.org.uk

Medway Archives, Friends of

W: www.forma-lsc.org/events.html

Meopham Hist. Soc.

Mrs Lynn Pritchard, Hon. Secretary, 9 Silver Birch Avenue, Meopham, MEOPHAM, Kent DA13 0TP
T: 01732 822649 E: sesgreenwich@aol.com,
W: www.meophamhistorical.org.uk

Mycenae House Local History Group

Ms Patricia Verity, Hon. Treasurer, 80 Belmont Park, LONDON,  SE13 5BN
T: 020 8852 6821 E: patriciaverity@btinternet.com,
W: n/a

N W Kent Family Hist. Soc.

W: www.nwkfhs.org.uk

Northfleet Hist. Grp

W: www.northfleethistorygroup.weebly.com

Otford & District Hist. Soc.

W: www.otfordhistoricalsociety.co.uk

Otham Hist. Soc.

Mr Peter Bainbridge, Federation Rep., Courtleigh, Lenham Road, Kingswood, Maidstone, Kent ME16 1LZ
T: 01622 842985 E: mandpbainbridge@btinternet.com,
W: n/a

Oxney LHG

Mr Dave Fletcher, 11 The Street, Wittersham, TENTERDEN, Kent TN30 7EA
T: 01797 270701 E: sndfletch@gmail.com,
W: n/a

Paddock Wood Hist. Soc.

Mr Clive Pick, Hon. Secretary, 3 Hornbeam Close, Paddock Wood, TONBRIDGE, Kent TN12 6LL
T: 01892 832797 E: clvpck@aol.com,
W: n/a

Plaxtol Local Hist. Grp

Mrs Gillian Hogg, Hon. Secretary, Rose & Crown Cottage, Sheet Hill, Plaxtol, SEVENOAKS, Kent TN15 0PU
T: 01732 811016 E: mail@plaxtolhistory.org.uk,
W: www.plaxtolhistory.org.uk

Rainham Hist. Soc.

Mrs Jackie Lambert, Hon. Secretary, 38 Albion Road, Lordswood, Chatham, Kent ME5 8SS
T: 01634 685256 E: jackiem@blueyonder.co.uk,
W: n/a

Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Soc.

Dr Chris Jones, Hon. Secretary, Local History Group, c/o 52 St James Road, TUNBRIDGE WELLS, Kent TN1 2LB
T: 01892 522025 E: clissold.jones@btinternet.com,
W: www.thecivicsociety.org

Rusthall Local Hist. Grp

Mrs J Blackburn, Hon. Secretary, 64 Parsonage Lane, TUNBRIDGE WELLS, Kent 
T: 01892 546520 E: jennyblackb@gmail.com,
W: n/a

Rye Museum & Local Hist. Grp

E: info@ryemuseum.co.uk,
W: www.ryemuseum.co.uk

Sandwich LHS

Ms Jacqui A Linning, General Secretary, The Chanter's House, 11 Strand Street, SANDWICH, Kent CT13 9DX
T: n/a E: jacquilinning@aol.com,
W: www.sandwichlocalhistorysociety.org.uk

Seal History Group

Mr Brian Frow, Chairman, Ivy Bank, Childsbridge Way, Seal, SEVENOAKS, Kent TN15 0DG
T: 01732 762719 E: brianfrow@sky.com,
W: n/a

Sevenoaks Hist. Soc.

Ms Adrienne Rogers, Federation Rep., 15 Knole Road, SEVENOAKS, Kent TN13 3XH
T: 01732 456911 E: pnarogers@kent2.co.uk,
W: n/a

Shepherdswell & Coldred Hist. Soc.

Ms Chris Roberts, Hon. Secretary, 47 Westcourt Lane, SHEPHERDSWELL, Kent CT15 7PU
T: 01304 832143 E: christinaroberts147@gmail.com,
W: http://www.shepherdswellhistory.org/

Sheppey LHS

n/a

Shoreham & District Hist. Soc.

Ms L Alleeson, Hon. Secretary, 4 Hopgarden Cottages, Filston Lane, Shoreham, SEVENOAKS, Kent TN14 7SX
T: 01959 526833 E: lyndabrianalleeson@btinternet.com,
W: www.shorehamkenthistorical.org.uk

Shorne Local Hist. Grp

n/a

Sittingbourne Heritage Museum

E: secretary@sittingbourne-museum.co.uk,
W: www.sittingbourne-museum.co.uk

Sittingbourne Soc.

n/a

Sittingbourne, Hist. Res. Grp of

W: www.hrgs.co.uk

Smarden LHS

Mr Eric Spear, Hon. Secretary, Cobwebs, Mill Lane, Smarden, Ashford, Kent TN27 8NN
T: 01233 770350 E: ericspear@tiscali.co.uk,
W: www.smardenheritagecentre.synthasite.com

St Margaret's  Hist. Soc.

Mrs Sara Little, Hon. Secretary, 95 Kingsdown Road, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Dover, Kent CT15 6BA
T: 01304 853830 E: sara.little1@btinternet.com,
W: n/a

St Mary's Platt & District Soc.

n/a

Staplehurst Soc.

Mr M A Arger, Hon. Treasurer, 15 Thatcher Road, Staplehurst, Kent TN12 0ND
T: 07912 258826 E: arger22@hotmail.co.uk,
W: n/a

Stelling Minnis & Upper Hardres LHS

Mrs Rosalind A Shefford, Chairwoman, 14 Fairfield, Elham, Canterbury, Kent CT4 6UT
T: 01303 840385 E: ros@shefford.de,
W: n/a

Strood Fellowship

E: lfstrood@gmail.com

Studying History and Archaeology in Lympne (SHAL)

Ms Fiona Jarvest, Hon. Chair, 36 Octavian Drive, Lympne, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JG
T: 01303 237143 E: fionajarvest@btinternet.com,
W: http://www.shalstudygroup.org.uk/

Swanley History Group

Mr Terry Morris, Chairman, Green Hedges, Grays Road, Westerham, Kent TN16 2JD
T: 01959 532472 E: terrymorris1@hotmail.co.uk,
W: www.swanleyhistorygroup.weebly.com

Tenterden & District LHS

Mrs Jane Mills, Hon. Secretary, 17 Homewood Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 7AU
T: n/a E: janemills54@hotmail.com,
W: n/a

Teston Hist. Soc.

E: testonhistorysociety@gmail.com

Tonbridge Hist. Soc.

E: secretary@tonbridgehistory.org.uk

Ulcombe Hist. Soc.

n/a

W E A

Mrs M Pont, Federation Rep., Gable Hook Farm, Bethersden, Ashford, Kent TN26 3BQ
T: 01233 820679 E: trayton.wspont@btopenworld.com,
W: n/a

Wateringbury LHS

Mr Eddie Scarlin, Hon Treasurer, 41 Old Road, Wateringbury, Maidstone, Kent ME18 5PL
T: 01622 812148 E: eddie.scarlin@hotmail.co.uk,
W: www.sites.google.com/site/wateringburylocalhistory/

Weald Hist. Grp

Ms Sheila Turley, Hon. Secretary, Kenley Moor, Scabharbour Road, Weald, SEVENOAKS, Kent TN14 6QL
T: 01732 463339 E: theturleys@btinternet.com,
W: n/a

Weald of Kent Probus Club

Mr Frederick Higgs, Committee member, Tattlebury Cottage, Tattlebury Lane, Headcorn, Kent TN27 9JU
T: 01622 890863 E: frederickhiggs@doctors.org.uk
W: n/a

Westgate-on-Sea Heritage Centre

n/a

Whitstable Hist. Soc.

 C O'Rourke, Hon. Secretary, 4 St Anne's Rd, WHITSTABLE, Kent CT5 2DW
T: 01227 264627 E: kate.orourke@tesco.net,
W: n/a

Wingham LHS

n/a

Woodchurch LHS

Ms Jane Gurdon, Hon. Secretary, 63 Front Road, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent TN26 3SA
T: 01233 861076 E: janerlgurdon@gmail.com,
W: n/a

Wrotham Hist. Soc.

Mrs Dorothy Stewart, Hon. Secretary, Bluebell Cottage, Grange Road, St Mary Platt, SEVENOAKS, Kent TN15 8LD
T: 01732 780721 E: info@wrothamhistorical.org.uk,
W: www.wrothamhistorical.org.uk

Wye Historical Soc

David de Saxe, Hon. Secretary, 6 Chequers Park, Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5BA
T: 01233 813456 E: saxe@btinternet.com,
W: www.wyehistoricalsociety.org.uk