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Category: Birling

All Our Stories – Beat Project ‘All Our Stories’ website

About the ‘All our stories’ project – ‘Capturing Community Heritage in West Malling’ All Our Stories, a brand new small grant programme, launched last year in support of BBC Two’s The Great British Story – has been designed as an opportunity for everyone to get involved in their heritage. With HLF funding and support, community groups […]

Pubs and drinking houses of the area

Some pubs and drinking houses Old and New – History and pics to come (click on the pub title to view information – not all completed yet) A wonderful book entitled East Malling, Larkfield and New Hythe Inns, Beerhouses and Their Keepers 1753 – 1974 is available from The Malling Society Larkfield Spotted Cow (Closed)          […]

An extract from The Kent Village Book by Alan Bignell

AYLESFORD The most casual visitor to Aylesford can see at once that it is old. It is, in fact, said to be one of the oldest continually occupied sites in England The Royal Manor of Aylesford was first owned by William the Conqueror and the church of St Peter and St Paul is of Norman […]

All Saints Church – Birling

Name Rank Service Number Date of Death Age Regiment / Service Service Country Grave / Memorial Reference LANE, PERCIVAL FREDERICK Private TF/4790 01/09/1916 18 Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) United Kingdom South-East Part. WATERS, JOHN WILLIAM JAMES Sergeant 33239 25/02/1919 26 Royal Garrison Artillery United Kingdom South of Chancel.

All Saints Church

The church is mentioned in Domesday Book (1086), and it is probable that the nave of the present church, without its aisles, is Norman. The only evidence for this, however, is one tufa block on the south-west corner of the nave, and some detached (?reused) tufa blocks in the west face of the south-west buttress […]

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