Swanley History Group is a Community Organisation run by and for anyone interested in preserving the history and heritage of Swanley, Kent and the surrounding area.
We aim to collect and preserve photos, books, newspaper cuttings,postcards and other ephemera which relate to the history of the area and its people as well as documenting personal stories and memories.
We hold monthly meetings for the presentation and discussion of historical topics which relate to the area, often using outside speakers
If you have any material which may be of interest to us please contact us at email@example.com
NEW - PHOTOS OF WAR GRAVES FROM THE SOMME ON SUB PAGES.
SWANLEY WAR MEMORIAL
The First World War - The Stories Behind The Names
A book telling the stories of the Fallen, their families and the local area
Researched by Swanley History Group
SEE PAGE 'SWANLEY WAR MEMORIAL THE FIRST WORLD WAR THE STORIES BEHIND THE NAMES 'FOR HOW TO GET YOUR COPY. FEEDBACK REVIEWS ON SEPARATE PAGE.
A LIST OF THE NAMES ON THE MEMORIAL CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON 'SWANLEY WAR MEMORIAL WW1 THE NAMES'
WW2 Names on Swanley War Memorial
Following the fantastic success of our tribute book on the Fallen of WW1 remembered on Swanley War Memorial we are now looking into the names of the men who died during WW2. If you are related to one of these men we would like to hear from you. Any information, memories, photos etc would be invaluable in our quest to produce a lasting tribute to them. A list of names can be found under War Memorial Research.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
April Group Meeting update
The first meeting at our new venue The Alexandra Suite St Mary’s Road Swanley was a great success tonight. Francine Hills gave us a really interesting talk about the Dartford and Darenth Hospitals. Christina Tyler's full report is now on Events sub pages.Attendance was 72 and we welcome 2 new members and thank 8 members for renewing for another year. A big thank you to Elaine for helping out with the raffle. Congratulations to the winner of the £20 prize. We also welcomed 2 special visitors who travelled to be with us. Juliet the granddaughter of Fred Atkins who ran Atkins Coaches in Hextable met up with some of our group who remembered her mother.
Juliet came down from Manchester but was beaten in air miles by Tony Morrison who was over from the USA and was finally able to attend a meeting . Both Tony and Juliet have contributed to our Memories pages on our website so please take a look and if you have any memories or information that might interest them do email email@example.com and we will put you in touch.
Tuesday 7th May Dickens in Kent. Popular speaker Christoph Bull tells us about the many links this famous author had with our County.
From April 2019 meetings will be held at Alexandra Suite St Mary's Road Swanley BR8 7BU
Members £1 Visitors
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IMPORTANT MESSAGE - From April 2019 we will be meeting at The Alexandra Suite St Mary's Road Swanley BR8 7BU