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Societies' Affiliation Form

Appledore LHS

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

Ashford Arch. & Hist. Soc.

Mrs M Pont, Hon. Secretary, Gablehook Farm, Bethersden, Ashford, Kent TN26 3BQ
T: 01233 820679 E:,

Ashford Branch, Kent Family H S

 Janet Welch, Hon. Secretary, 13 Farriers Walk, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent TN23 3NL
T: n/a E: n/a W: n/a

Aylesford History Society

Mrs Jean Philpin, Hon. Secretary,  
T: 01622 718626 E: n/a W: n/a


Miss S Lavender, Federation Rep., 11 Dover Street, Maidstone, Kent ME16 8LF
T: 07914 250744 E:,

Barham Downs Hist. Soc.

Mr David Wood, Hon. Secretary, Mese House, Gravel Castle Road, Barham, Canterbury, Kent CT4 6LG
T: 01227 832430 E:,
W: n/a

Barming Hist. Soc.

Mr Barry Plummer, Hon. Secretary, 4 Woodleas, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9JL
T: 01622 728749 E:,

Bearsted & District LHS

Mrs Anne Chalk, Federation Rep., 108 Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent ME14 4LX
T: 01622 730326 E:,
W: n/a

Bearsted & District LHS

Mrs Jo Tuck, Hon. Secretary, Downsview, St Faith's Lane, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent ME14 4JN
T: 01622 737756 E:,
W: n/a

Bexley Civic Soc.

Miss Penny Duggan, Hon. Secretary, 16 Woodchurch Close, SIDCUP, Kent DA14 6QH
T: 020 8309 5884 E:,

Bexley Hist. Soc.

Miss Penny Duggan, Hon. Secretary, 16 Woodchurch Close, SIDCUP, Kent DA14 6QH
T: 020 8309 5884 E:,

Biddenden LHS

Mrs Maureen Rice, Hon. Secretary, Westfield, Tenterden Road, Biddenden, Ashford, Kent TN27 8BB
T: 01580 291505 E:,
W: n/a

Boughton Malherbe Hist. Soc.

Mr Ron Galton, Chairman, Maples, Woodcock Lane, Grafty Green, Maidstone, Kent ME17 2AZ
T: 01622 850369 E:,
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:,

Broadstairs Soc.

Mr M J Flagg, Hon. Treasurer, 9 Lanthorne Road, BROADSTAIRS, Kent CT10 3NH
T: 01843 601309 E:,

Bromley Borough LHS

Mrs Elaine Baker, Hon. Secretary, 27 Commonside, Keston, Bromley, Kent BR2 6BP
T: 01689 854408 E:,

Canterbury Hist. & Arch. Soc.

Ms Gill Wyatt, Federation Rep., 33 Buckingham Road, MARGATE, Kent CT9 5SR
T: n/a E:,

Canterbury Hist. & Arch. Soc.

Ms Sylvia McNally, Hon. Secretary, 61 Island Road, Sturry, Canterbury, Kent CT2 0EF
T: 01227 713285 E:,

Capel LHS

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

Charing & District LHS

Mrs Valerie Yeeles, Hon. Secretary, Carpenters House, 91 High Street, Charing, Ashford, Kent TN27 0LS
T: 01233 713749 E:,

Chatham Historical Soc.

Dr Catharina Clement, Hon. Secretary, 20 Richmond Road, Gillingham, Kent ME7 1LL
T: 01634 572203 E:,

Chislehurst Soc.

Ms Joanna Friel, The Old Chapel, 3 Queen's Passage, CHISLEHURST, Kent BR7 5AP
T: 0208 467 0900 E:,

Cranbrook & District LHS

Mrs Julia Collard, Hon. Secretary, 7 Fuggles Court, Benenden, CRANBROOK, Kent TN17 4EF
T: 01580 241944 E:,

Crayford Manor House Historical Soc.

Mrs J Hearn-Gillham, Hon. Secretary & Chairman, 14 Mount Pleasant Walk, Bexley, Kent DA5 1PT
T: 01322 551279 E:,

Dartford Hist. & Antq. Soc.

Mr Tony Prentice, Hon. Secretary, 69 Coombfield Drive, Darenth, Dartford, Kent DA2 7LE
T: 01474 706405 E:,

Dover Museum, Friends

Mr Michael Morgan, Hon. Treasurer, Apartment 19, White Fields Court, 1 Manley Close, Whitfield, Dover, Kent CT16 3NA
T: 01304 825732 E:,
W: n/a

Dymchurch & District Heritage Grp

Mrs Margaret Walker, Hon. Secretary, 36 Tudor Avenue, Dymchurch, ROMNEY MARSH, Kent TN29 0LT
T: 01303 872805 E:,

East Kent National Trust Assoc.

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

Elham Hist. Soc.

Mrs Jackie Christian, Hon. Secretary, only email Wood Cottage, Collards Lane, Elham, Canterbury, Kent CT4 6UF
T: 01303 840464 E:,
W: n/a

Eltham Soc.

Mr Laurie Baker, Hon. Secretary, 54 Greenvale Road, Eltham, LONDON,  SE9 1PD
T: 020 8850 0577 E:,

Farningham & Eynsford LHS

Mr Rick Clayton, Hon Treasurer, Boyne House, High Street, Eynsford, Dartford, Kent DA4 0AA
T: 01322 863344 E:,

Faversham Soc.

Mrs Jan West, Hon. Secretary, Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre, 10-13 Preston Street, FAVERSHAM, Kent ME13 8NS
T: 01795 534542 E:,

Fawkham & District Hist. Soc.

Mrs Stephanie Cassidy, Hon. Secretary, Arclei, Simmonds Drive, Hartley, LONGFIELD, Kent DA3 8AG
T: 01474 709758 E:,
W: n/a

Folkestone & Dist. Fam. Hist. Soc.

Mrs Janet Powell, Hon. Secretary, Brockletts, Bower Road, Mersham, Ashford, Kent TN25 6NN
T: 01233 500798 E:,

Folkestone & District LHS

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

Goudhurst & Kilndown LHS

Mrs Jane Davidson, Hon. Secretary, 12 Priors Heath, Goudhurst, CRANBROOK, Kent TN17 2RE
T: 01580 212673 E:,

Gravesend Hist. Soc.

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

Great Mongeham Soc.

Mrs Diana Knight, President/Federation Rep., Mundels, Cherry Lane, Great Mongeham, DEAL, Kent CT14 6HG
T: 01304 375420 E:,

Hadlow Hist. Soc.

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

Halling Hist. Soc.

Mrs S A Underdown, Hon. Treasurer, 58 Ladywood Road, Cuxton, ROCHESTER, Kent ME2 1EP
T: 01634 716139 E: ,
W: n/a

Harrietsham Hist. Soc.

Mr P J Brown, Chairman, Basset, Ashford Road, Harrietsham, Maidstone, Kent ME17 1JR
T: 01622 851075 E:,

Hawkhurst LHS

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

Headcorn LHS

Mr Tim Thomas, Chairman, 23 Brooklands, Headcorn, Ashford, Kent TN27 9QS
T: 01622 890270 E:,

Herne & Broomfield  Local Hist. Grp

Mr Alan Dilnot, Chairman, 43 Broomfield Road, HERNE BAY, Kent CT6 7BA
T: 01227 373695 E:,
W: 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:,

Higham Village Hist. Grp

Mrs K Woolacott, Hon. Secretary, Forge Cottage, Bull Lane, Lower Higham, ROCHESTER, Kent ME3 7LT
T: 01634 718285 E:,

Hildenborough History Society

Mr Howard Dolling, 1 Derby Close, Hildenborough, Kent TN11 9JU
T: 01732 833364 E:,

Horsmonden Hist. Soc.

Mrs J Grabham, Federation Rep., 5 Orchard Way, Horsmonden, TONBRIDGE, Kent TN12 8JX
T: 01892 722680 E:,
W: n/a

Horton Kirby & S Darenth LHS

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

Hythe Civic Soc.

Mr Alan Joyce, Hon Treasurer, 6 London Road, Hythe, Kent CT21 4DF
T: 01303 267085 E:,

Kemsing Heritage Centre Association

Ms Anita Connelly, Hon. Secretary, Kemsing Heritage Centre, St Edith's Hall, High Street, Kemsing, Kent TN15 6NA
T: 01732 762373 E:,

Kent Arch. Soc.

Mr Clive Drew, Hon. Gen. Secretary, c/o Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery, St Faith's Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1LH
T: n/a  E:,

Kent Family Hist. Soc.

Mrs Jean Skilling, Hon. Treasurer, 15 Port Close, Lordswood, Chatham, Kent ME5 8DU
T: n/a  E:,

Kent Historic Buildings Committee

Mr Graham Horner, Hon. Secretary, c/o CPRE Protect Kent, Queen's Head House, Ashford Rd., Charing, Ashford, Kent TN27 0AD
T: 01233 714540 E:,
W: n/a

Kent Museums Grp

Mr John Harrison, Chairman, Flat 3, 26 Adrian Square, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent CT8 8TE
T: 01843 836668 E:,

Lamberhurst LHS

Mr J Uren, Hon. Secretary, 1 Tanyard Cotts, The Broadway, Lamberhurst, TUNBRIDGE WELLS, Kent TN3 8DD
T: 01892 890615 E:,
W: n/a

Lamorbey & Sidcup LHS

Mrs Jennifer Willson, Hon. Secretary, 37 The Grove, North Cray, Sidcup, Kent DA14 5NG
T: 0208 302 0059 E:,

Leigh & District Hist. Soc.

Mrs Joyce Field, Hon. Secretary, Southview, The Green, Leigh, TONBRIDGE, Kent TN11 8QR
T: 01732 832143 E:,

Lenham Heritage

Ms Lesley Feakes, Federation Rep., 2 Old School Close, Lenham, Maidstone, Kent ME17 2HD
T: 01622 850275 E:,
W: n/a

Lewisham LHS

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

Lydd Friends of

Miss Alice Boxall, Hon. Secretary, Beachness, 11 Seaview Road, Greatstone on Sea, NEW ROMNEY, Kent TN28 8RH
T: 01797 366566 E:,

Lyminge Hist. Soc.

Mrs Rosemary Selman, Hon. Secretary, 40 Mount Pleasant Close, Lyminge, Folkestone, Kent CT18 8HF
T: 07505 126691 E:,

Lynsted with Kingsdown Soc.

Mrs Janet Bott, Hon. Secretary, 19 St Paul's Court, Lynsted, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 0RE
T: n/a E:,

Maidstone Area Arch. Grp.

Mrs Linda Weeks, Hon. Secretary, 40 Bell Meadow, Maidstone, Kent ME15 9ND
T: 01622 762422 E:,

Maidstone Hist. Soc.

Miss H Rooke, Hon. Secretary, 14 Trenton Close, Maidstone, Kent ME16 0HL
T: 01622 751900 E:,

Marden Hist. Grp

Mr David McFarland, Chairman, Selby Oast, Howland Road, Marden, Kent TN12 9DH
T: 01622 832295 E:,
W: n/a

Margate Civic Soc.

Mr Geoff Orton, Hon. Secretary, 25 Norman Road, Westgate-on-Sea, MARGATE, Kent CT8 8RR
T: 01843 835085 E:,

Medway Archives, Friends of

Mrs Odette Buchanan, Hon. Secretary, 72 Jersey Road, Strood, ROCHESTER, Kent ME2 3PE
T: 01634 718231 E:,

Meopham Hist. Soc.

Mrs Lynn Pritchard, Hon. Secretary, 9 Silver Birch Avenue, Meopham, MEOPHAM, Kent DA13 0TP
T: 01732 822649 E:,

Mycenae House Local History Group

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

N W Kent Family Hist. Soc.

Mr Mike Weeks, Vice Chairman, 9 Crossway, Petts Wood, Kent BR5 1PF
T: 01689 813552 E:,

Northfleet Hist. Grp

Mr Alex Pavitt, Hon. Secretary, 109 Beaumont Drive, Northfleet, Kent DA11 9NR
T: 01474 351382 E:,

Otford & District Hist. Soc.

Ms Jackie Howe, Hon. Secretary, 33 Pilgrims Way West, Otford, SEVENOAKS, Kent TN14 5JQ
T: 01959 525434 E:,

Otham Hist. Soc.

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

Oxney LHG

Mr Dave Fletcher, 11 The Street, Wittersham, TENTERDEN, Kent TN30 7EA
T: 01797 270701 E:,
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:,
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:,

Rainham Hist. Soc.

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

Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Soc.

Mr Chris Jones, Hon. Secretary, 52 St James Road, TUNBRIDGE WELLS, Kent TN1 2LB
T: 01892 522025 E:,

Rusthall Local Hist. Grp

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

Rye Museum & Local Hist. Grp

Mrs Jo Kirkham, Chairman, 3 East Street, RYE, E sussex TN31 7JY
T: 01797 226728 E:,

Sandwich LHS

Ms Jacqui A Linning, Hon. Secretary, The Chanter's House, 11 Strand Street, SANDWICH, Kent CT13 9DX
T: 01304 614866 E:,

Seal History Group

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

Sevenoaks Hist. Soc.

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

Shepherdswell & Coldred Hist. Soc.

Ms Chris Roberts, Hon. Secretary, 47 Westcourt Lane, SHEPHERDSWELL, Kent CT15 7PU
T: 01304 832143 E:,

Sheppey LHS

Mrs J Stimson, Hon. Secretary, 58 Seaside Road, MINSTER ON SEA, Kent ME12 2NJ
T: 01795 875111 E:,
W: 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:,

Shorne Local Hist. Grp

Mr Mike Jenkne, Hon. Secretary, Mill Cottage, Mill Hill Lane, Shorne, GRAVESEND, Kent DA12 3HA
T: 01474 822787 E:,

Sittingbourne Heritage Museum

Mr Allen Whitnell, Chairman, 67 East Street, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4BQ
T:  E:,

Sittingbourne Soc.

Mrs Rose Warren, Federation Rep., 8 Kestrel Close, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4PX
T: 01795 473842 E:,
W: n/a

Sittingbourne, Hist. Res. Grp of

Mr Richard Emmett, Chairman, HRGS, c/o Unit 17, The Heritage Hub, The Forum, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 3DL
T: 07778 793079 E:,

Smarden LHS

Mr Eric Spear, Hon. Secretary, Cobwebs, Mill Lane, Smarden, Ashford, Kent TN27 8NN
T: 01233 770350 E:,

St Margaret's  Hist. Soc.

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

St Mary's Platt & District Soc.

Ms Trisha Webb, Hon. Treasurer, 28 Greenlands, Platt, SEVENOAKS, Kent TN15 8LL
T: 01732 884403 E:,
W: n/a

Staplehurst Soc.

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

Stelling Minnis & Upper Hardres LHS

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

Strood Fellowship

Mr L Feist, Chairman, 29 Hawthorn Road, Strood, Kent ME2 2HW
T: 01634 717135 E:,
W: n/a

Studying History and Archaeology in Lympne (SHAL)

Ms Fiona Jarvest, Hon. Chair, 36 Octavian Drive, Lympne, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JG
T: 01303 237143 E:,

Swanley History Group

Mr Terry Morris, Chairman, Green Hedges, Grays Road, Westerham, Kent TN16 2JD
T: 01959 532472 E:,

Tenterden & District LHS

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

Teston Hist. Soc.

 C Davies, Hon. Secretary, Broad Halfpenny, Malling Road, Teston, Maidstone, Kent ME18 5AN
T: n/a E:,
W: n/a

Tonbridge Hist. Soc.

Mrs Madge Woods, Hon. Secretary, 56 Derwent Road, Tonbridge, TONBRIDGE, Kent TN10 3HU
T: 01732 503874 E:,
W: n/a

Ulcombe Hist. Soc.

Ms M Poulter MA, Chairman & Hon. Secretary, The Old Dairy, Street Farm, Ulcombe, Maidstone, Kent ME17 1DP
T: 01622 842988 E:,
W: n/a


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

Wateringbury LHS

Mr Eddie Scarlin, Hon Treasurer, 41 Old Road, Wateringbury, Maidstone, Kent ME18 5PL
T: 01622 812148 E:,

Weald Hist. Grp

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

Westgate-on-Sea Heritage Centre

Mrs Anne Short, Administrator, 73 Sea Road, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent CT8 8QG
T: 01843 835100 E:,
W: n/a

Whitstable Hist. Soc.

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

Wingham LHS

 G Goodwin, Hon. Secretary, Newholm, Canterbury Road, Wingham, Canterbury, Kent CT3 1NL
T: 01227 720757 E:,
W: n/a

Woodchurch LHS

Ms Jane Gurdon, Hon. Secretary, 63 Front Road, Woodchurch, Ashford, Kent TN26 3SA
T: 01233 861076 E:,
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:,

Wye Historical Soc

 David de Saxe, Hon. Secretary, 6 Chequers Park, Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5BA
T: 01233 813456 E:,