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
June 2018 Group Meeting Update
58 members and 12 visitors enjoyed Ian Bevan’s whistle stop tour through historical Greenwich from the splendour of the Queen’s House to modern day icons of the O2 and Thames Barrier. As usual our Programme Organiser Christina Tyler will provide a full report shortly. NOW ON EVENTS SUB PAGES
Grateful thanks go to Elaine and John for helping out with the chairs and signing in table this month.
Congratulations to the winner of the £20 prize draw and thank you to the 5 members who have renewed for another year .
New Memories pages - If you have any memories of Swanley and the surrounding area which you would like to share please send your written account to firstname.lastname@example.org or hand them to a Committee member at a Group Meeting.
We are always looking for items of local interest to preserve for future generations so do get in touch if you have anything that tells the story of Swanley through the years. We can take copies and return originals if you prefer.
Tuesday 3rd July 2018 The History of Rochester Bridge - Sue Threader from The Rochester Bridge Trust tells us the story of this strategic river crossing.
On evenings when large attendances mean we may exceed our room capacity, we may have to adopt a 'members first policy' on the door. Members are requested to arrive by 7.15 p.m if possible.
UPCOMING PROGRAMME JUNE TO OCTOBER 2018 IS NOW ON EVENTS PAGE
COMING SOON ....
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
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