The Larkfield Historical Society

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Category: Ditton

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 […]

Kentish Quarryman

formerly Ditton WMC 42 New Road, Ditton, Aylesford, Kent  ME20 6AD Owned by Shepherd Neame A tasteful conversion from a Working Mens Club into a lively, spacious pub in the centre of Ditton Village. Three screens show SkySports while darts and pool are also popular. There is a separate room with a stage and darts board. […]

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 […]

St Peter’s Church – Ditton

Name Rank Service Number Date of Death Age Regiment / Service Service Country Grave / Memorial Reference BRYANT, WILLIAM THOMAS Sergeant 1334686 06/05/1943 21 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom N.E. corner. FITNESS, FREDERICK NORMAN Leading Aircraftman 959381 29/09/1946 33 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom N.E. Corner. HASLETT, FREDERICK IAN Gunner 1576896 […]

Ditton Heritage Centre

Ditton Heritage Centre has been established within an old Victorian building in the village to teach children in the style of a Victorian school. The classroom has been fully restored to represent a typical classroom of the Victorian era and children from the local area and further afield are encouraged to learn about how children […]

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