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
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.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
December 2018 Group Meeting Update
57 members and 9 visitors were entertained tonight by Wilf Lower’s informative and amusing presentation covering the history of music hall,radio and TV entertainment shows with a look back at classic performances by Kenneth Williams, Morecambe and Wise,Tommy Trinder and Jimmy Clitheroe to name but a few. Christina Tyler Programme Organiser's report is now on Events sub pages. Thank you to staff at our venue White Oaks Indoor Bowls Centre for providing the delicious mince pies, wine and tea and coffee for our Christmas intermission.
Congratulations to the winner of the Christmas Prize Draw of £30 and thank you to 14 members who have renewed for the coming year.
Our book on The Fallen of WW1 remembered on Swanley War Memorial continues to sell in high numbers. Email email@example.com if you would like to buy a copy for £8.
Please remember that due to the New Year Bank Holiday there will be no January meeting.
Happy Christmas to all our members and friends of the group. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 5th February 2019.
Tuesday 5th February 2019
White Oak Indoor Bowls Club Garrolds Close, off Hilda May Avenue, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7BF
Doors open 7.15 p.m for 7.30 p.m.
'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 7.15 p.m if possible.
UPCOMING PROGRAMME JUNE TO FEBRUARY 2019 EVENTS PAGE
PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO MEETING IN JANUARY 2019 DUE TO THE BANK HOLIDAY. MEMBERS DUE TO RENEW IN JANUARY MAY DO SO IN DECEMBER 2018 OR FEBRUARY 2019 WITH NO LOSS OF MEMBERSHIP ENTITLEMENTS
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.