The Larkfield 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 […]

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. […]

The Inn House, Larkfield

785 London Road, East Malling, Kent ME20 6DE Grade II listed building which was a Farmhouse, subsequently inn, now shop. 15th Century with later 16th century additions. Timber framed, elevations of painted brick on coursed rubble stone plinth, rendered to north. Plat band. Plain tiled roof with slightly lower end cross-wing gables. 20th century boxed […]

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 […]

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 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 parking available. What’s in store for 2018 Sunday 4th February Frank’s Restaurant The New Year’s Lunch will be at […]

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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