The Farleighs' History Society Events Programme 2013

The meetings are held on Thursday evenings at the Bull in East Farleigh at 7.30pm

Please feel free to bring along any pictures, artefacts or stories to share with others.

You also might like to look at our new website which gives the full programme for the year.

Everyone is welcome to our meetings, entry £2.50 with members free.

Annual Membership: £8.00

All enquiries to Jenny Finch 01622 726312 or email jenny here...

Aviation on the River Medway - Thurs 5th December 2013

A talk by James Preston

Kent has a long association with aviation dating back to its pioneering days. The Short Brothers, in particular, were early innovators and their factory in Rochester produced some memorable aircraft, especially the giant flying boats which many people can still remember moored on the Medway.

The talk will begin at 7.30pm at the Bull Inn, Lower Road, East Farleigh, £2.50 on the door and everyone welcome.

Past Events 2012

A Dickens of a Christmas - Thurs 6th December 2012

A seasonal evening featuring stories and songs reflecting Dickens' ties with Kent - by Geoff Dole and Mick Lynn

Seasonal refreshments will be provided and all are welcome - £2.50 on the door. We will also be able to give you details of our programme for 2013.

Enquiries to Jenny Finch 01622 726312.

Quiz Night - Saturday 13th October 2012

A general knowledge quiz night - Teams of 6 to 8. Open to all.

  • £3 per person
  • 7.30pm Start (10/10.30 finish) at The Bull, East Farleigh
  • Bring your own Picnic
  • Drinks available from the bar.
  • Call 01622 727827 to book your table.

Smuggling in Kent - Thurs 27th September

An illustrated talk by Peter Ewart

'What did the Romans ever do for us?'- Thurs 1st March 2012

The Medway Valley during the Roman Occupation - by Simon Elliot

We are lucky to have Simon Elliot speaking on 'What did the Romans ever do for us? - the Medway Valley during the Roman occupation'.

Simon lives locally in East Farleigh and knows the area well.

Open Evening - Thurs 3rd May 2012

Historic Gardens of Kent - Thursday 14th June 2012

A talk by Elizabeth Cairns and Tom La Dell of the Kent Garden Trust

Group visit to site of interest - Saturday 7th July (Date tbc)

Past Events 2011

A Kent Christmas - an illustrated talk with readings & songs - Thurs 1st Dec 2011
by Geoff Doel and Mick Lynn

For this our last meeting for the year, we are lucky to have Geoff Doel and Mick Lynn who will give us an illustrated talk with readings, songs and visual images of A Kent Christmas.

Geoff is a lecturer on literature and cultural studies and Mick is a singer, musician and mummer so we can look forward to a suitably festive evening with refreshments provided.

Starting at 7.30pm in the Function Room at The Bull, Lower Road, East Farleigh.

All are welcome at £2.50 on the door and members free.

The History of Dreamland - an illustrated talk by Nick Evans - Thurs 15th Sept 2011

We are lucky to have Nick Evans giving an illustrated talk on The History of Dreamland - the story of Margate's Amusement Park and the Cliftonville Lido.

Clothes & Customs from Cradle to Grave - talk by Lee Ault - Thurs 9th June 2011

We are pleased to welcome Lee Ault again and this time she will be giving a talk on clothes and customs from the Cradle to the Grave - births, marriages and mourning and will bring clothes and items of interest with her.

'The Battle of Britain Over Kent' : A talk by Dr John Ray - Thurs 10th March 2011

The talk on the Battle of Britain Over Kent will be followed by a short AGM.

The full programme for the year will be distributed then and because we were unable to have our December meeting due to the snow, we will be arranging an extra talk this year.

As a one off this event will be held at The Old Church Hall, Lower Road, East Farleigh (next to East Farleigh Church) at 7.30pm. Parking is available in front of the hall.

Past Events 2010

A Kent Christmas : A talk by Geoff Dole and Mick Lynn - Thurs 2nd Dec 2010

CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW - We hope to rearrange for next Christmas.

We are lucky to have Mick Lynn and Geoff Doel to give us an illustrated talk with slides and music on 'A Kent Christmas'. Mick and Geoff are well known musicians and will be entertaining us with stories and songs about the way Christmas has been celebrated in Kent through the centuries.

Kent - An Unusual View : A talk by Graeme Johnson - Thurs 2nd Sept 2010

Interesting facts illustrated with slides from around the county.

Old Firms of Maidstone : A talk by Andrew Clarke - Thurs 3rd June 2010

Illustrated with photographs.

The Maidstone Cholera Outbreak: A talk by Graeme Calver - Thurs 4th March 2010

Past Events 2009

The Roman Settlement of the Medway Valley : A talk by Simon Elliott - Thursday 3rd December 2009

Simon Elliott presented an illustrated talk on the Roman Settlement of the Medway Valley which was followed by seasonal refreshments and a quiz

Rationed Fashion : A Talk by Lee Ault - Monday 16th November 2009

Lee entertained us last year with 'The Undercover Story - a history of underwear' and this year will be giving us a talk on 'Rationed Fashion' - clothes of the 1940's. Lee brings along a wonderful collection of authentic clothes to illustrate this.

The History of Cornells of Maidstone - Thur 10th September 2009

Cornells of Maidstone

A speaker from Cornells of Maidstone will be bringing some exhibits and talking about the long history of the company in the town from 1796 to the present day.

The meeting will be in the Bull, Lower Road, East Farleigh, starting at 7.30pm.

All are welcome with Members free or £2.50 on the door.

Any enquiries to Jenny Finch 01622 726312 or email me here...

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