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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
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 Frank’s Restaurant, High Street, West Malling.

12.45pm for 1pm. See the Autumn Newsletter, or our website, for details.

Tuesday 13th March

“What the Romans did for us in Kent”. An illustrated talk by archaeologist Kevin Fromington on the Roman villas along the River Darent from Otford to Dartford.

Tuesday 17th April.

“Maltings and Malthouses In Kent.  illustrated talk by James Preston featuring the Malting in West Street, West Malling.

Tuesday 15th May

“Seaside Sauce”. An amusing, illustrated talk by Alan Payne on the life and times of Donald McGill , the pioneer of humorous seaside postcards.

Tuesday 19th June

“The History of Oldbury Hill through its Trackways”. An illustrated talk by local historian David Williams.

Tuesday 17th July

“Records of Vagrants, Gypsies, Travellers and Strangers in Kent”.  Illustrated talk by Gillian Rickard.

Tuesday 18th September

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. An illustrated, amusing story of Kentish Public Libraries by Christoph Bull, tour guide, speaker, historical adviser and Mace Bearer for Gravesham Borough Council.

Tuesday 16″’ October

“An Armchair tour of Greenwich”. An illustrated talk of the heritage and buildings in Greenwich by qualified Greenwich tour guide, Alan Payne‘

Tuesday 20th November

AGM followed by wine and nibbles


2018 Heritage Open Days (open properties to be announced).

8th September 2018 Larkfield Heritage Open Day at East Malling Institute, Mill Street, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6DD run by the Parish Council with members of East Malling Conservation Group and The Larkfield Society

8th and 9th September 2017 The Twitch Heritage Centre Douce’s Manor, St. Leonards Street, West Malling.

Visitors, please note! Douce’s Manor is a private residence; the house and grounds are NOT open to the public. Parking on St. Leonard’s Street.

The entrance is sign posted is free but donations towards the upkeep of our Heritage Centre will be greatly appreciated.

Contact the Malling Society for further details.

The Twitch Heritage Centre, Deuces Manor, St. Leonard’s Street, will also be open from 12pm to 4pm on Sunday 22nd April, Sunday 27th May, Sunday 24th June, Sunday 22nd July, Sunday 11th November 2018 (Remembrance Sunday).


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