The Larkfield Historical Society

Where memories are recalled

Category: About The Area

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)          […]

The Kent History Federation

*****Latest edition of The Journal of Kent History available £2.00 from the Federation***** KENT HISTORY FEDERATION   Friday 4 March 2016 Quarterly Meeting The Federation’s next quarterly meeting will be held in the Darent Room in County Hall, Maidstone, on Friday 4 March 2016, at 2.00 pm. Available on the Federation’s website are the following […]

Famous Local People

ARETAS AKERS, born in October 1851, spent his early childhood at St Mary’s Abbey, West Malling, his grandmother’s home. His father was the local parson. He was Home Secretary between 1905 and 1908, and was a Conservative MP for East Kent constituencies from 1880 until 1911. He was the Chief Whip in Conservative governments between […]

Our Listed Buildings

What is a Listed building? In England there are approximately 376,099 listed building entries (as of March 2015). The total number of listed buildings is not known, as one single entry can sometimes cover a number of individual units, such as a listed terrace of houses. The total is thought to be around 500,000.   […]

What’s coming up

Link to Future Events through out Kent The Malling Society Programme 2017 The last meeting of 2017 is on Tuesday 21st November 8pm The AGM followed by wine and nibbles. All meetings are held at 19.45 onwards at West Malling C of E Primary School Old Cricket Ground West Malling Kent ME19 6RL Loads of […]

Fernleigh House

                Another big house no longer with us – where The Ferns is now – Fernleigh House during the first word war had been requisitioned as a VAD (Voluntary Aid Detatchment) Hospital. Built around 1890 this house was demolished in 1966   One of the staff working at […]

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