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, or are of general social history interest often using outside speakers.
If you have any material which may be of interest to us please contact us at email@example.com
GREAT NEWS! Tribute book now available Swanley World War 2 Remembering the Military and Civilian Lives Lost
Great news! Our tribute book to the local Fallen of WW2 is now available. Copies will be available to purchase at Group Meetings and by post or on collection . SEE PAGE WW2 Tribute Book for more ways to purchase this book.
Important Venue and meeting issues
At the start of our August meeting we explained why organising meetings has been challenging during 2022 for a variety of reasons, though chiefly because we have been required to change previously arranged meeting dates several times. As a community group, we are able to hire the Alexandra Suite at a lower rate than if hired by a non-community organisation or individual - the downside is that a commercial hiring takes precedence. Tuesday has become a popular day and evening for commercial rate paying organisations. The Clocktower Pavilion is rarely available on Tuesday evenings as an alternative due to a long-standing booking.
This situation is inconvenient for our members and also for our programme organiser and speakers. Following ongoing discussions, we have decided to change our meetings to THE EVENING OF THE FIRST WEDNESDAY IN THE MONTH FROM JANUARY 2023. Venue and start times will remain the same.
We do not want to lose any of our members and visitors but appreciate that this change will not suit everyone so are informing you of this change now before the bulk of membership subscription renewals are due.
DUE TO FAMILY ILLNESS OUR SPEAKER FOR NOVEMBER HAS HAD TO CANCEL HIS PRESENTATION ON THE BRINKS MAT ROBBERY. WE ARE CURRENTLY ARRANGING A NEW PRESENTATION AND WILL UPDATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
ADVANCE NOTICE OF OCTOBER MEETING DATE CHANGE
DUE TO A PRIOR BOOKING AT THE ALEXANDRA SUITE OCTOBER'S GROUP MEETING WILL BE ON ON WEDNESDAY 12TH OCTOBER when Joanna Friel of The Chislehurst Society will talk about Royal Chislehurst
Alexandra Suite St Mary's Road Swanley BR8 7BU
Doors open 7.00 for 7.30 p.m.
No need to book - everyone is welcome.
Members £2 Visitors £3 Annual membership £5 which includes a monthly newsletter.
The programme is subject to change at short notice should circumstances change
See LATEST INFORMATION PAGE for more details.