The Larkfield Historical Society

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Tag: Local History


The history of the village of Burham can be traced back to Roman times.  AD43 saw the Battle of the Medway at the crossing point on the River Medway where Burham is now situated, when the invading Roman legions, advancing west across Kent, were confronted by a massed army of the ancient British Tribes.  The […]

The Little Gem Public House, Aylesford

Grade: II Date Listed: 25 August 1959 English Heritage Building ID: 179232 Location: 19 High Street Aylesford Kent ME20 7AX Locality:Aylesford Local Authority: Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council Postcode: ME20 7AX   House with cottage to left, now offices (to left) and public house (to right). 15th century to right, 17th century to left, with […]

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 […]

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