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Category: West Malling

The Malling Society

What is the Malling Society? The Malling Society is a registered Charity No. 251202 and aims to: • Preserve the rural character of West Malling and its environs • Preserve local buildings and places of historic interest or artistic distinction • Protect the surrounding countryside • Eliminate and prevent bad design and neglect • Encourage […]

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)          […]

Things that go Bump in the night!! Some ghostly going on in the area!!

Kits Coty Just outside Aylesford, is the scene for a spectral battle between two long dead warriors. The ghosts with a military background can be encountered North of the town beside the A229. ln a small fenced enclosure stand three large upright stones, which are known as Kits Coty House. They are all that remain […]

St Mary-the-Virgin Church – West Malling

Name Rank Service Number Date of Death Age Regiment / Service Service Country Grave / Memorial Reference ADAM, W Lieutenant 03/11/1918 Royal East Kent Yeomanry United Kingdom BEAL, REGINALD CYRIL Private 6084004 28/06/1945 37 The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey) United Kingdom Grave 61. DOBSON, W R Private 18566 18/03/1915 Canadian Machine Gun Corps Canadian […]

RAF West Malling

Prior to World War Two private flying clubs used West Malling airfield. However, as war loomed West Malling airfield was requisitioned and quickly developed so that the base had air raid shelters, two grass runways, anti-aircraft emplacements and aircraft hangers. West Malling was tasked to act as a forward air base to Biggin Hill and […]

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