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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. NEW - 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.
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February 2109 Group Meeting Update
The break for Christmas and New Year had not dampened the enthusiasm of Swanley History Group members who turned out in force for Keith Whitmore's presentation 'Up the Junc Part 2' last night. Through photos and advertising cards Keith proved what a thriving hub of shops, cafes, clubs, cinema with the full range of independent businesses Swanley was in past days. Christina Tyler, our Programme Organiser's, REPORT IS NOW ON EVENTS SUB PAGES.
Welcome to 6 new members and thank you to the 21 members who renewed for the coming year.
We announced last night that as from April our meetings will take place at the Alexandra Suite St Mary's Rd, Swanley BR8 7BU. They will still be on the first Tuesday of the month starting at 7.30p.m. Full details will be sent to members and contacts by email shortly. The March meeting will be at the White Oak Indoor Bowls Centre.
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Tuesday 5th March Annual General Meeting + Quiz - Reflect on what went well - or not - in 2018 and plan ahead. Plus a fun quiz with prizes. Venue White Oak Indoor Bowls Centre. Members £1 Visitors £2. Refreshments available.
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WE NEED NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS SO IF YOU ARE A SHG MEMBER AND CAN SPARE ONE EVENING A MONTH TO ATTEND OUR COMMITTEE PLANNING MEETINGS AND HAVE IDEAS FOR THE GROUP'S FUTURE PLEASE CONTACT US ON firstname.lastname@example.org. WE ALSO NEED VOLUNTEERS TO OCCASIONALLY HELP OUT 'ON THE DOOR' AT THE MONTHLY GROUP MEETINGS Please email or speak to any committee member at a group meeting.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE - March will be our final meeting at White Oaks Indoor Bowls Centre. We thank them for their hospitality. From April we will be meeting at The Alexandra Suite St Mary's Road Swanley BR8 7BU
'MEMBERS FIRST' DOOR POLICY
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 7.10 p.m if possible.