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information as received by 1 January 2016 and published in the March 2016 issue of the Journal of Kent History

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Information as at 1 January 2018

Ashford Archaeological & Historical Society

Mons, 7:30pm Quaker Meeting House, Albert Road, Ashford. All Welcome (* exception)
Further enquiries please contact Marion Pont on 01233 820679, or use our website and Facebook
10 Mar *          Sat. 10-2:30 Industrial Archaeology Study Day at Willesborough Windmill
19 Mar            ‘The Crossing of the Medway’ – Rob Poole
16 Apr             ‘The History of Kent Air Ambulance’ – by some of its members
21 May            AGM and Members’ night

Bearsted & District Local History Society

7:30pm King George V Memorial Hall, Manor Rise, Bearsted, ME14 4DB
23 Mar            ‘Don’t Mention the War: least of all, Hitler’ – Dr Patrick Müller
27 Apr             ‘Foreigners, Aliens, Citizens: Medway and its Jewish Community’ – Irina Fridman
25 May            AGM and Members’ Evening

Bexley Historical Society

7:45pm for 8pm, Mons at the Hall of St John Fisher RC Church, Thanet Road, Bexley, Kent DA5 1AP.
Contact: Penny Duggan, (020) 8309 5884, e-mail:
12 Mar            ‘2nd Lt Wilfred Salmon and the First Blitz’ – Peter Daniel
9 Apr              ‘The History and Work of a Professional Toastmaster’ – Phil Shorthouse
14 May            ‘Capability Brown in Kent’ – Mike O’Brien
11 Jun             ‘Flemish Weavers in Kent’ – Fred Lemont
9 Jul               ‘Hall Place in the Second World War’ – Kirsty Macklen
13 Aug            ‘Our Aug       Quiz’ – Sally Kirkpatrick
10 Sep            ‘The Foundling Museum’ – Thomas Aird

Biddenden Local History Society

2:30pm in the Biddenden Old Village Hall (* Exception)
8 Mar              ‘Trackway to Motorway’ – Mike Bundock
11 Apr             * Annual General Meeting 7:30pm in the Biddenden New Village Hall

Brenchley & Matfield LHS

7:30 for 8pm Matfield Village Hall

Bromley Borough Local History Society

7:45pm Trinity United Reformed Church, Freelands Road, Bromley, BR1 3AQ
More details about visits and walks will be published in Bromleag or contact Mike Marriott nearer the event (2 The Drive, Orpington, BR6 9AP 01689 820794 or 079717101520
6 Feb              ‘Honouring the Dead’ – Pam Preedy (Pam’s project and free online database about local soldiers                       mentioned in the Bromley & District Times from 1914 to 1919)
6 Mar              ‘The Lubbocks of Kent: The eminent family important in the history of Farnborough, Orpington and                       Chislehurst’ – Lyulph Lubbock, Lord Avebury
3 Apr              AGM, followed by ‘Saving Historic Bromley’ – Tony Banfield, Chairman, Bromley Civic Society
1 May             ‘Secret Chislehurst’ – Joanna Friel
5 Jun              ‘The history of Spitalfields and the impact of the        Huguenots in London and Kent’ – John Halligan
3 Jul               ‘Some less well-known residents of Keston’ – Tudor Davis
5 Sep              Members’ Evening: an opportunity to tell members about       subjects you have researched, to ask for help or to show memorabilia or documents you have collected.
2 Oct              ‘The sad and mysterious life of Amelia Dolding, inmate of      the Bromley workhouse’ – Stuart Valantine
Mike Marriott will be organising several visits and walks for 2018, including those listed below. Details of dates and times will be in Bromleag, on the website and via their e-mail news alerts. If you are not already signed up for the email alerts you can join by sending an email to asking to be added to the list. With all visits, please meet 15 minutes before the start.
January or February             Tour of Bromley Museum Store
14 Mar            2pm Guided tour of Southwark Cathedral
22 May            11am            Visit to Salters Hall in the City of London. The Salters’ Company has its origins in the salt                 trade of medieval London and is one of the Great 12 Livery Companies         
13 Jul              10:30am       Walk around Bromley with Bromley historian Michael Rawcliffe

Charing & District Local History Society

7:45 for 8pm Charing Parish Hall, Station Road, Charing.
Adult: £9 p.a. Senior Citizens: £8 p.a. Joint membership: £15 p.a. Full time students: Free. Visitors £3
8 Mar              ‘Ragstone to Riches’ – Simon Elliott
12 Apr             ‘Horatio Nelson and Emma Hamilton’ – Sheila Boyd
17 May            AGM
19 May            Cadman Event (date and venue TBC)

Chatham Historical Society

The Lampard Centre, Sallyport, Brompton on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30pm and then from *December at St Stephen’s Hall, Maidstone Road, Chatham on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm
Talks are open to all. Members £1; Visitors £3. Annual membership is £10.
Visit more details
14 Mar            ‘Medway Memories: a Reminiscence Evening’ – Peter Cook

Cranbrook & District Local History Society

7:30pm The Congregational Church, High Street, Cranbrook, TN17 3DN at 7:30pm. Visitors welcome.
12 Mar            ‘Babies Castle’ – Sylvia Golding & Joyce Saunder
9 Apr              ‘Shakespeare in Kent’ – Stephen Prickett
14 May            AGM & ‘The Brook, Frittenden’ – Phil Betts
Cranbrook Museum – Opening Times 2 – 4:30pm Apr           to October – Tues to Sat inclusive

Crayford Manor House Historical Society

7 for 7:30pm Baker Trust Hall, Maxim Road, Crayford DA1 4BG Ample parking; easily accessible by public transport (Non-members are welcome to attend lectures at a fee of £4) ** Additional charge
Enquiries to Mrs J Hearn-Gillham or 01322.551279.
10 Mar            ‘The Mistresses of King Charles II’ – John Halligan
14 Apr             AGM and President’s Lecture

Dartford Historical & Antiquarian Society

Fridays, 7:30 for 7:45pm Mick Jagger Centre, The Grammar School (boys), Shepherds Lane, Dartford
16 Mar            ‘Vickers of Crayford’ (Public Lecture – 8pm start) – Peter Daniel (NB: 7:30 for 8 pm)
20 Apr             ‘The History of Capital Punishment’ – John Mills
18 May            ‘Victorian Memories’ – Leslie Allman
Sat Jun/Jul      Coach and Social Event.       Possible trip to Romney Marsh with guided tour of churches and meal. (Coach and Social Event combined).

Dymchurch and District Heritage Group

7:30 pm Methodist Church, Dymchurch Contact: Adrian Goodsell (Press Secretary), 01797 458200, or visit
15 Mar            ‘The Grand Redoubt’ – Mike Umbers
19 Apr             “Writers of Romney Marsh” – Dr Pat Argar
21 June           Members Evening
19 July            “Pluckley – the Most Haunted Village in England” – Dennis Chambers
20 Sept           “Battle Abbey” – Geoff Hutchinson
The Heritage Room at the rear of the Methodist Church is open from 2 pm to 5 pm on the 1st Saturday of each month - April to December.
For more information on the talks, the Heritage Room and the Dymchurch Heritage Trail visit our website:

East Peckham Historical Society

Second Tuesday of each month, 8pm (refreshments from 7:45pm) Salvation Army Hall, 50 The Freehold, East Peckham, TN12 5AQ Guests welcome (£2) free parking
13 Mar            7:45pm Annual General Meeting followed by ‘Pocahontas’ – Christoph Bull

Farningham & Eynsford Local History Society

Farningham and Eynsford LHS. 7:30pm for 8pm, Display of new acquisitions at each meeting.

Folkestone & District Family History Society

1st Thursday of the month during 2018. 7:15pm All Souls’ Church Hall, Cheriton
1 Mar              TBA

Folkestone & District Local History Society

7:30 for 8pm start. Holy Trinity Church Hall, Sandgate Road, Folkestone
7 Mar              ‘Folkestone, St Botolph, and St Eanswythe’ – Dr Denis Pepper
4 Apr              ‘The Zeebrugge Raid 23/04/1918 – Hilary Tolputt
2 May             ‘Folkestone Churches part 3’ – Vince Williams
6 Jun              ‘Victorian & Edwardian Schooldays’ – Peter Ewart
4 Jul               ‘Battersea Fun Fair’ – Bob Preedy
1 Aug              ‘Local Tokens’ – Chris Philips
5 Sep              ‘First time DNA was used to solve a case’ – Malcolm Robertson

Goudhurst & Kilndown Local History Society

Tuesdays, 7:45pm unless stated otherwise. Held at the Church Rooms, Goudhurst except May meeting at Kilndown Village Hall. Visitors welcome £2.50.
6 Mar              ‘Elizabethan & Jacobean Deer Parks in Kent’ – Dr Susan Pittman
3 Apr              AGM followed by display from the society’s archives

Great Mongeham Society

7:30pm Gt Mongeham Parish Hall

Hadlow Historical Society

Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month Sep     to May at 8pm in St Mary's Church Upper Room, Hadlow.
8pm St Mary's Church Upper Room, Church Street, Hadlow
27 Mar            ‘The History of Firefighting in Kent’ – Howard Myers
24 Apr             ‘Pluckley - The Most Haunted Village in Kent’ – Dennis Chambers
22 May            AGM followed by ‘The Hailstones of Hadlow’ – Donovan Hailstone

Harrietsham History Society

7:15 for 7:30pm Harrietsham Village Hall. Cost £3 to include tea, coffee, and biscuits. All welcome
19 Feb            ‘A schoolgirls war’ – Mary Smith
19 Mar            ‘Old Maidstone Transport’ – Andrew Clarke
16 Apr             AGM

Headcorn LHS

7:30pm Wednesdays. Methodist Church Hall (Rear of Methodist Church), 2 High Street
More information is available on and click on Local History.
28 Mar            ‘Stained Glass Windows at Canterbury Cathedral – illustrated talk by Naomi Dickins
25 Apr             ‘Hidden Bulgaria – illustrated talk given by Tim Thomas
30 May            ‘Old Maidstone Firms Part 2’ – illustrated talk given by Andrew Clar
27 Jun             ‘The Women's Land Army – Dr Ann Knell.

Herne & Broomfield Local History Group

First Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm at the Institute Hall, Canterbury Road, Herne (opposite Strode Park CT6 7HE). We welcome members and visitors to join our friendly and informative meetings followed by refreshments. Membership £10 individual; £15 family. For more information contact Chairman Alan Dilnot on 01227 373695 or Secretary Sylvia McKean 01227 281257
6 Feb              ‘Herne Bay’s Changing High Street’ – Mike Bundock
6 Mar              ‘A Schoolgirl’s War’ – Mary Smith
3 Apr              ‘Smuggling in Kent’ – Peter Ewart
1 May             ‘Woolwich Women at War’ – Steve Hookins   
5 Jun              ‘Herne Bay by Train’ – Mark Jones

Horton Kirby and South Darenth Local History Society

All meetings start at 8pm in the Village Hall, South Darenth

Kemsing Heritage Centre Association

7:30pm St Edith's Hall, Kemsing. Members Free – Non-Members £2.50 unless specified

Lamorbey & Sidcup Local History Society

7:15pm St Lawrence's Community Hall, Hamilton Road, Sidcup, Kent DA15 7HB.
6 Mar              ‘The Rise of Kent’ – Carole Divall

Leigh & District Historical Society

Leigh Small Village Hall; 8pm. Further details of meetings may be found on their website:
15 Mar            ‘SOE - Secret Agents in Occupied France’ – Juliette Pattinson
19 Apr             ‘Jack Cade and the Battle of Solefields’ – GIllian Draper

Lewisham LHS

7:45pm Methodist Church, Albion Way SE13 6BT

Loose Area History Society

Unless otherwise stated all meetings will be held at Loose Infant School Hall, Loose Road, Loose, Maidstone, on the 2nd Mon of the month, at 7:30pm. Non-members welcome. Admission £3. Pay at the door. Free parking in school grounds.

Lydd Museum, Friends of

7:30pm, third Wednesday of each month. Hardy Hall, Skinner Road, Lydd
21 Mar            ‘A Swipe up the Seventies’ – Alan Haines
18 Apr             ‘A Day at the Races or a night at the opera’ – Julius Bannister
16 May            ‘And so to Bed:        History of Teddy Bears’ – Melanie Gibson-Barton
20 Jun             ‘Frank Sinatra’ – George Taylor & Peter Clayton
21 Jul              The Museum will open for the season through to 16 Sep from 2:30 - 5 pm Museum official opening will take place at 2 pm in the Museum with a short service followed by teas in Hardy Hall on Sunday 22 Jul.
19 Sep            ‘A Schoolgirl’s War’ – Mary Smith     
17 Oct             ‘Bodiam Castle’ – Geoff Hutchinson
From 23 Sep until 30 October the Museum will open at weekends only, but we will open additionally for booked groups.

Lyminge Historical Society

7:30pm Tuesdays (* Exception) Tayne Centre, (behind the Methodist Church) Church Road, Lyminge New Members Welcome £11 p.a. for talks, Visitors £4 payable at the door.
6 Mar              ‘Photographing Archaeology in Lyminge Speaker’ – John Piddock
3 Apr              ‘Romney Marsh: the 5th Continent’ – John Buss
1 May             ‘A History of Pirate Radio’ – Bob Preedy
5 Jun              ‘They dared to be Doctors: women in the 1800s’ – Toni Mount
3 Jul               ‘Brewing in Kent & Kent Pubs’ – Johnny Homer
8 Aug *           Summer Outing. 2pm Conducted tour of the Ancient town of Lydd
4 Sep              ‘A Schoolgirl’s War’ – Mary Smith
2 Oct              ‘The domestication of animals’ – Anne Beecham
6 Nov              ‘The Armistice’ – Rosemary Piddock
4 Dec              AGM and talk on local history – Derek Boughton

Lympne (SHAL: Studying History & Archaeology in Lympne)

7:30pm (* exception) 2nd Tuesday in the month. St Stephen's Church, Lympne.

Maidstone Historical Society

7:30pm Methodist Church Community Centre, Brewer Street, ME16 0WC
Annual subscription £10, visitors £3 enquiries 01622 751900
21 Mar            ‘Agatha Christie: a life of crime’ – Rosemary Piddock
18 Apr             AGM and members’ evening
19 Sep            ‘The Green Man in English Churches’ – Imogen Corrigan

Margate Civic Society

7 for 7:30pm Walpole Bay Hotel, Margate Non-members welcome: £2 at the door.
1 Mar              ‘Westgate in the Fifties’ – Sally Whitworth
5 Apr              ‘Public Timekeeping on the Isle of Thanet’ – Mike Bundock.

Medway Archives, Friends of

7 for 7:30pm (* exception) Frindsbury Parish Hall, Church Green, Frindsbury ME2 4HY. Talks are £5 non-members, £3 members inc. light refreshments, and there is always a raffle.
Further details secretary: 01634 718231,, or find us on Facebook, see local press.
13 Mar            ‘Untold stories and Hidden Treasures: is Rochester Cathedral revealing its secrets?’ – Simon Lace

Meopham Historical Society

7:30pm St John's Centre, Wrotham Road, Meopham, DA13 0AA
14 Mar            ‘The good, the bad, & the ugly’ – Christoph Bull

North-West Kent Family History

Bromley Branch: Bromley Methodist Church, College Road, Bromley BR1 3NS. On the third Saturday of the month 9:45am for 10:30am to 12:15pm Free car parking adjacent to the hall
21 Apr             ‘Once upon a street in Bermondsey’ – Patrick Kingwell
19 May            ‘The Heroes of Postman’s Park’ – Dr John Price
16 Jun             ‘Somme 100 - To Wilhelm with love’ – Steve Hookins
21 Jul              ‘40 years of changes in family history & the NWKFHS’ – David Cufley
18 Aug            ‘The Cemeteries of South London’ – Dr Brian Parsons
22 Sep            ‘An Enumerator’s Tale’ – Meryl Catty & Maureen Binks
20 Oct             ‘Time to thank them - VADs in WWI’ – John Drewry ”Wordsmiths”
Dartford Branch: Dartford Technology College, Heath Lane, Dartford, DA1 2LY. On the first Saturday of each month. 9:45am for 10:30am to 12:30pm. Free car parking, via this entrance
7 Apr              Annual Meeting & ‘Old Swanley (or Up the Junction)’ – Keith Whitmore
4 May             ‘Joyce Green & the River Hospitals’ – Francine Payne
2 Jun              ‘The Thin Red Streak - The histories of Times War Correspondents’ – Ann Jensen
7 Jul               ‘The bits that don’t fit! - the historical square pegs that don’t fit into other talks’ – Steve Hookins
4 Aug              ‘Wandering through the Crays’ – Jerry Dowlen
1 Sep              ‘Madam Osterberg’s Physical Training College’ – Lesley Tipler
6 Oct              ‘Finding Granny’s Granny (in England, Scotland, India & South Africa)’ – Anna Littler
Sevenoaks Branch: Sevenoaks Community Centre, Otford Road, Sevenoaks, TN14 5DN. On the second Thursday of the month. 7:15pm for 8pm to 9:30pm. Parking Free, well-lit, easy car parking.
12 Apr             ‘Weird wills, Funny funerals & Eccentric epitaphs’ – Cyril Baldwin
10 May            ‘Victorian London Street Life’ – Delia Taylor
14 Jun             ‘Good, Bad or Ugly: 160 amusing years of Public Libraries in Kent’ – Christoph Bull
12 Jul              ‘Woolwich Arsenal: Women at War - Canary Girls’ – Steve Hookins
13 Sep            ‘Chiddingstone: Memoir of a Country Character’ – Penny Harris
11 Oct             ‘Spooky Kent - Some of Kent’s most and least haunted locations’ – Neil Arnold

Otford History & Heritage Society

Village Memorial Hall (with adjacent free parking after 18:00). Doors open at 19:30 when refreshments will be available. Talks start at 20:00. Annual Membership £10 and visitors are very welcome at £3 per meeting
21 Feb            ‘Medieval Deer Parks’ – Dr Charles Shee
21 Mar            ‘Joyce Green and the River Hospitals’ – Francine Payne
18 Apr             ‘Biggin on the Bump… an airfield at war’ – Bob Ogley
16 May            ‘Through Kent to the Continent by Boat-Train’ – Alan Williams

Otham History Society

Small Hall at Madginford. Spring lunch and summer & autumn outings arranged. There is no charge for meetings. New members welcome. For further details please contact the Secretary, Mrs Sylvia Wadeson 01622 745848
1 Mar              ‘The role of women in the Great War’ – Peter Batty

Plaxtol Local History Group

All meetings are at 8pm in Plaxtol Memorial Hall, School Lane, Plaxtol TN15 0QD
Non-Members welcome £2

Sandwich Local History Society

7:30pm Grand Jury Room, Sandwich Guildhall. Meetings held on 3rd Thursday of the month.
15 Mar            ‘Not by Clockwork Alone: the 18th century search for longitude’ – Dr Rebekah Higgitt
19 Apr             ‘Kent and the Quest to make British Silk 1600-1800’ – Dr Ben Marsh
17 May            ‘The Bevin Boys of the Second World War’ – Dr Ann Kneif

Sevenoaks Historical Society

8pm The Undercroft, St Nicholas’ Church, Sevenoaks TN13 1JA Admission to talks is free to Members: annual membership fee is £10. Non-members are very welcome at meetings for a fee of £3.

Sheppey Local History Society

7:45pm Bethel Hall, Chapel Street, Minster-on-Sea. Queries to Mrs Lena Crowder, Society Chairman 01795 875111
28 Mar            ‘History of Minster Abbey’ – K Ingleton
25 Apr             ‘Deadmans Island & Dr Sid’ – D Charman
30 May            ‘Exploring Eastchurch History’ – M Hawkins
27 Jun             Sheerness History Trail led by J Fryer. Meet at Rose Cottage, 6:30pm
25 Jul              Barton’s Point with D Brown. Meet there at 6:30pm
26 Sep            ‘History of Sheppey Uts Football Club’

Shorne Local History Group

7:30pm Shorne Village Hall, The Street, DA12 3EA
15 Mar            ‘A Child’s Life in the Middle Ages’ – Imogen Corrigan
19 Apr             ‘Maritime Kent’ – Stuart Bligh

Sittingbourne Society

7:30pm Mons. The Phoenix, Swallow Centre, Central Ave, Sittingbourne ME10 4NT. Non-members pay £2
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12 Feb            ‘The Ganiga people of Papua New Guinea’ – Sue Senior.
9 Apr              ‘Suffragettes’ – Ian Porter.
11 Jun             ‘The real Master & Commander’ – Eddie Senior.
10 Sep            ‘Railway curiosities’ – Rob Poole. (follows AGM at 7pm)
19 Nov            ‘London is stranger than fiction’ – George Wildridge.

Smarden Local History Society

Monthly meetings the third Thursday of the month at 8pm (AGM 7:30pm) in Smarden Charter Hall. All welcome. Non-members £4. Membership £10 a year.
15 Mar            ‘Royal Visits’ – Colin Breed
19 Apr             ‘The Great Storm’ – Bob Ogley
Every Friday, 9:30am to 12:30pm: The Kent Heritage Resource Centre in Hamden Room, Smarden Charter Hall, – bookings and openings phone or email: Project Leader Alex Ferris 01233 770353, email

St Margaret’s

7:30pm, St Margaret’s Village Hall, Reach Road St Margaret’s at Cliffe on the third Tuesday of the month. (November’s meeting commences at 19:00 with the Society’s AGM).
20 Mar            ‘Put that light out! The 93rd (Searchlight) Regiment Royal Artillery’ – Imogen Corrigan
17 Apr             ‘The last emperor of Russia: 'Bloody Nicholas' or 'Tsar martyr'?’ – David Gilchrist
15 May            ‘The Titanic – What happened after the ship sank’ – Ian Porter
19 Jun             ‘J Harris Stone’ – Chris Smith
27 Aug            Exhibition
18 Sep            ‘Dover’s Tram System’ – Brian Flood
16 Oct             ‘Development of Dover Harbour’ – Derek Leach
20 Nov            ‘The Mysteries of Oxney Court’ – Christine Waterman
18 Dec            Tales from the Archive and Quiz

Tenterden & District Local History Society

7:15 for 7:30pm Zion Baptist Church, High Street, Tenterden. Admission free to members, visitors welcome & pay £3. There is parking in the car park behind the church or in Station Road opposite (free after 6pm).
26 Feb            ‘The Plague Doctor in the 17th Century’ – Alex Ferris
15 Mar            Coffee Morning at St Mildred’s Church Hall, Church Road, Tenterden. 10 am Entrance £1 – Coffee and Cakes Tenterden Scrapbooks available to view
26 Mar            ‘Here Be Dragons…Medieval Monsters’ – Imogen Corrigan
24 Apr             ‘Stories from Smallhythe’ – Susannah Mayor
Outings will be arranged in the summer. Members to be informed in due course.

Tonbridge Historical Society

Meeting in the Riverside Room at the Angel Centre, TN9 1SF, on the 2nd Thursday at 7:45pm unless otherwise stated.
Non-members are welcome at a fee of £3 (under 18's free), payable at the door.
8 Mar              ‘The Plague Doctor of Kent: how a 17th century Wealden doctor confronted a lethal disease’ – Alex Ferris
12 Apr             7.30 pm AGM followed by ‘The Armistice, Before, and After’ – Geoff Vines

Wateringbury Local History Society

7:40 pm Wateringbury Village Hall. For more information contact Janet Coltham,, 01622 766220
21 Mar            ‘USS Montgomery Liberty Ship’ – Frank Turner

Woodchurch History Society

7:30pm, Woodchurch Memorial Hall. Entry to individual talks is £2 or £5 for the autumn season.

Wrotham Historical Society

8pm Fridays (* exception) Wrotham Village Hall. Annual subscriptions £9 Visitors, £3
9 Feb              ‘Hue & Cry: 1,000 years of crime and punishment’ – Alex Ferris
9 Mar              ‘Trackway to Motorway: a history of some Kent roads’ – Mike Bundock
13 Apr             ‘Waterloo, what really happened?’ – Dr Reuther
11 May            ‘A History of Sheerness’ – K J Fryer
7 Jun *            ‘Ightham Mote: History and Conservation’ – Pat Mortlock

Wye Historical Society

7:30pm First Wednesday October to April. Non-members welcome (£2)
7 Feb              ‘Canterbury Pilgrimages’ – Fr Rodney Schofield
7 Mar              AGM followed by ‘Peter the Great and the Making of Modern Russia’ – Patsy Erskine-Hill
4 Apr              ‘Portraits in Kent Houses: New Discoveries’ – Maurice Howard