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Societies' Affiliation Form

Appledore LHS

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

Ashford Arch. & Hist. Soc.

Mrs M Pont, Gablehook Farm, , Bethersden, Ashford, TN26 3BQ, T: 01233 820679, E:, W:

Ashford Branch, Kent Family H S

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


Miss S Lavender, , 11 Dover Street, , Maidstone, ME16 8LF, T: 07914 250744, E:, W:

Barham Downs Hist. Soc.

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

Barming Hist. Soc.

Mr Barry Plummer, , 4 Woodleas, , Maidstone, ME16 9JL, T: 01622 728749, E:, W:

Bearsted & District LHS

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

Bexley Civic Soc.

Miss Penny Duggan, , 16 Woodchurch Close, , SIDCUP, DA14 6QH, T: 020 8309 5884, E:, W:

Bexley Hist. Soc.

Miss Penny Duggan, , 16 Woodchurch Close, , SIDCUP, DA14 6QH, T: 020 8309 5884, E:, W:

Biddenden LHS

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

Boughton Malherbe Hist. Soc.

Mr Ron Galton, Maples, Woodcock Lane, Grafty Green, Maidstone, ME17 2AZ, T: 01622 850369, E:, W: n/a

Brenchley & Matfield LHS

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

Bridge & District Hist. Soc.

Mrs J Vye, La Dacha, Patrixbourne Road, Bridge, Canterbury, CT4 5BL, T: 01227 830983, E:, W:

Broadstairs Soc.

Mr M J Flagg, 9 Lanthorne Road, , , BROADSTAIRS, CT10 3NH, T: 01843 601309, E:, W:

Bromley Borough LHS

Mrs Elaine Baker, , 27 Commonside, Keston, Bromley, BR2 6BP, T: 01689 854408, E:, W:

Capel LHS

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

Charing & District LHS

Mrs Valerie Yeeles, Carpenters House, 91 High Street, Charing, Ashford, TN27 0LS, T: 01233 713749, E:, W:

Chatham Historical Soc.

Dr Catharina Clement, , 20 Richmond Road, Gillingham, , ME7 1LL, T: 01634 572203, E:, W:

Chislehurst Soc.

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

Cranbrook & District LHS

Mrs Julia Collard, , 7 Fuggles Court, Benenden, CRANBROOK, TN17 4EF, T: 01580 241944, E:, W:

Crayford Manor House Historical Soc.

Mrs J Hearn-Gillham, , 14 Mount Pleasant Walk, , Bexley, DA5 1PT, T: 01322 551279, E:, W:

Dartford Hist. & Antq. Soc.

Mr Tony Prentice, , 69 Coombfield Drive, Darenth, Dartford, DA2 7LE, T: 01474 706405, E:, W: n/a

Dover Museum, Friends

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

Dymchurch & District Heritage Grp

Mrs Margaret Walker, , 36 Tudor Avenue, Dymchurch, ROMNEY MARSH, TN29 0LT, T: 01303 872805, E:, W:

East Kent National Trust Assoc.

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

East Peckham Hist.  Soc.

Miss K Mahoney, , 13 Fell Mead, East Peckham, TONBRIDGE, TN12 5CG, T: 01622 872111, E:, W: n/a

Elham Hist. Soc.

Mrs Jackie Christian E:

Eltham Soc.

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

Farningham & Eynsford LHS

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

Faversham Soc.

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

Fawkham & District Hist. Soc.

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

Folkestone & Dist. Fam. Hist. Soc.

Mrs Janet Powell, Brockletts, Bower Road, Mersham, Ashford, TN25 6NN, T: 01233 500798, E:, W:

Folkestone & District LHS

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

Goudhurst & Kilndown LHS

Mrs Jane Davidson, , 12 Priors Heath, Goudhurst, CRANBROOK, TN17 2RE, T: 01580 212673, E:, W:

Gravesend Hist. Soc.

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

Great Mongeham Soc.

Mrs Diana Knight, Mundels, Cherry Lane, Great Mongeham, DEAL, CT14 6HG, T: 01304 375420, E:, W:

Hadlow Hist. Soc.

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

Halling Hist. Soc.

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

Harrietsham Hist. Soc.

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

Hawkhurst LHS

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

Headcorn LHS

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

Herne Bay Hist. Records Soc.

Mr Pete Watson, c/o CTIC, 81 Central Parade, , HERNE BAY, CT6 5JQ, T: 07783 386477, E:, W:

Higham Village Hist. Grp

Mrs K Woolacott, Forge Cottage, Bull Lane, Lower Higham, ROCHESTER, ME3 7LT, T: 01634 718285, E:, W:

Hildenborough History Society

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

Horsmonden Hist. Soc.

Mr Richard Stubbings, The Granary, Kirkins Farm, Maidstone Road, Horsmonden, TONBRIDGE, TN12 8NE, T: 01892 722637, E:, W: n/a

Horton Kirby & S Darenth LHS

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

Hythe Civic Soc.

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

Kemsing Heritage Centre Association

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

Kent Arch. Soc.

Mr Clive Drew, c/o Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery, St Faith's Street, , Maidstone, ME14 1LH, T: , E:, W:

Kent Historic Buildings Committee

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

Kent Museums Grp

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

Lamberhurst LHS

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

Lamorbey & Sidcup LHS

Mrs Jennifer Willson, 37 The Grove, North Cray, Sidcup, , DA14 5NG, T: 0208 302 0059, E:, W:

Leigh & District Hist. Soc.

Mrs Joyce Field, Southview, The Green, Leigh, TONBRIDGE, TN11 8QR, T: 01732 832143, E:, W:

Lenham Heritage

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

Lewisham LHS

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

Lydd Friends of

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

Lyminge Hist. Soc.

Mrs Rosemary Selman, , 40 Mount Pleasant Close, Lyminge, Folkestone, CT18 8HF, T: 07505 126691, E:, W:

Lynsted with Kingsdown Soc.

Mrs Janet Bott, 19 St Paul's Court, Lynsted, , Sittingbourne, ME9 0RE, T: , E:, W:

Maidstone Area Arch. Grp.

Mrs Linda Weeks, , 40 Bell Meadow, , Maidstone, ME15 9ND, T: 01622 762422, E:, W:

Maidstone Hist. Soc.

Miss H Rooke, , 14 Trenton Close, , Maidstone, ME16 0HL, T: 01622 751900, E:, W:

Marden Hist. Grp

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

Margate Civic Soc.

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

Medway Archives, Friends of

Mrs Odette Buchanan, , 72 Jersey Road, Strood, ROCHESTER, ME2 3PE, T: 01634 718231, E:, W:

Meopham Hist. Soc.

Mrs Lynn Pritchard, , 9 Silver Birch Avenue, Meopham, MEOPHAM, DA13 0TP, T: 01732 822649, E:, W:

Mycenae House Local History Group

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

N W Kent Family Hist. Soc.

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

Northfleet Hist. Grp

Mr Alex Pavitt, , 109 Beaumont Drive, , Northfleet, DA11 9NR, T: 01474 351382, E:, W:

Otford & District Hist. Soc.

Ms Jackie Howe, , 33 Pilgrims Way West, Otford, SEVENOAKS, TN14 5JQ, T: 01959 525434, E:, W:

Otham Hist. Soc.

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

Oxney LHG

Mr Dave Fletcher, , 11 The Street, Wittersham, TENTERDEN, TN30 7EA, T: 01797 270701, E:, W: n/a

Paddock Wood Hist. Soc.

Mr Clive Pick, , 3 Hornbeam Close, Paddock Wood, TONBRIDGE, TN12 6LL, T: 01892 832797, E:, W: n/a

Plaxtol Local Hist. Grp

Mrs Gillian Hogg, Rose & Crown Cottage, Sheet Hill, Plaxtol, SEVENOAKS, TN15 0PU, T: 01732 811016, E:, W:

Rainham Hist. Soc.

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

Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Soc.

Mr Chris Jones, , 52 St James Road, , TUNBRIDGE WELLS, TN1 2LB, T: 01892 522025, E:, W:

Rusthall Local Hist. Grp

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

Rye Museum & Local Hist. Grp

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

Sandwich LHS

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

Seal History Group

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

Shepherdswell & Coldred Hist. Soc.

Ms Chris Roberts, , 47 Westcourt Lane, , SHEPHERDSWELL, CT15 7PU, T: 01304 832143, E:, W:

Sheppey LHS

Mrs J Stimson, , 58 Seaside Road, , MINSTER ON SEA, ME12 2NJ, T: 01795 875111, E:, W: n/a

Shoreham & District Hist. Soc.

Ms L Alleeson, 4 Hopgarden Cottages, Filston Lane, Shoreham, SEVENOAKS, TN14 7SX, T: 01959 526833, E:, W:

Shorne Local Hist. Grp

Mr Andrew Moffat, Three Elms, Woodlands Lane, Shorne, GRAVESEND, DA12 3HH, T: 01474 822280, E:, W: n/a

Sittingbourne Heritage Museum

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

Sittingbourne Soc.

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

Sittingbourne, Hist. Res. Grp of

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

Smarden LHS

Mr Eric Spear, Cobwebs, Mill Lane, Smarden, Ashford, TN27 8NN, T: 01233 770350, E:, W:

St Margaret's  Hist. Soc.

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

St Mary's Platt & District Soc.

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

Staplehurst Soc.

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

Stelling Minnis & Upper Hardres LHS

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

Strood Fellowship

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

Studying History and Archarology in Lympne (SHAL)

Ms Fiona Jarvest, 36 Octavian Drive, , Lympne, Hythe, CT21 4JG, T: 01303 237143, E:, W:

Swanley History Group

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

Tenterden & District LHS

Mrs E Bliss, Halfways Cottage, Pluckley Road, , SMarden, TN27 8NJ, T: 01233 770082, E:, W: n/a

Teston Hist. Soc.

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

Tonbridge Hist. Soc.

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

Ulcombe Hist. Soc.

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


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

Wateringbury LHS

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

Weald Hist. Grp

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

Weald of Kent Probus Club

Mr Frederick Higgs, Tattlebury Cottage, Tattlebury Lane, Headcorn, , TN27 9JU, T: 01622 890863, E:, W: n/a

Westgate-on-Sea Heritage Centre

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

Whitstable Hist. Soc.

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

Wingham LHS

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

Woodchurch LHS

Ms Jane Gurdon, , 63 Front Road, Woodchurch, Ashford, TN26 3SA, T: 01233 861076, E:, W: n/a

Wrotham Hist. Soc.

Mrs D Stewart, Bluebell Cottage, Grange Road, St Mary Platt, SEVENOAKS, TN15 8LD, T: 01732 780721, E:, W:

Wye Historical Soc

 David de Saxe, 6 Chequers Park, , Wye, Ashford, TN25 5BA, T: 01233 813456, E:, W: