The Larkfield Historical Society

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Video to DVD conversions

We can transfer old Family VHS, VHS-c, miniDV (camcorder), 8mm (high8) tapes, minidisc, SD cards and 35mm transparencies to DVD.   We use the latest computer software which is especially designed to transfer footage from old tapes and SD cards onto DVD. All tape formats are digitised before being copied to DVD. Unlike standard transfers […]

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)          […]

Local History Books

Wrens Cross Police Station History The former headquarters of Kent County Constabulary could finally be redeveloped after lying empty for almost two decades. Wrens Cross, on Upper Stone Street, Maidstone has fallen into disrepair since Kent County Council quit the site in 1997 and has been at the centre of several proposed developments. Regeneration of […]

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 […]

The Old Maidstone Zoo

In its short lifespan, Maidstone Zoo became Kent’s biggest attraction. Images celebrating visits from the biggest stars of the day have been shared by Kent Photo Archive and Maidstone Museum, Now Cobtree Country park in Aylesford. The Zoo was founded by Maidstone’s legendary Mayor, Sir Garrard Tyrwhitt-Drake, at Cobtree Park in 1934. It was opened […]

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.   […]

Leybourne Castle

A 13th-century castle in the parish of Leybourne, Kent. It is situated between West Malling and Larkfield. The two semi circular bastions of the twin towered gatehouse built in 1275 remain and are incorporated into a Tudor farmhouse that was extensively rebuilt around 1930. Some evidence of circular earthworks also remains. The curtain wall was […]

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