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Unless otherwise indicated all meetings are at
The United Reformed Church Community Hall, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2QL
The doors open at 7.00 pm and the talks are scheduled to commence at 7.15 pm.

All members and visitors welcome. A minimum donation of £2 is requested from visitors.


January 7th

Members’ evening. As it is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, would members who have a relative or friend who was involved like to give a short talk about it?

February 4th

Rod Le Gear “Underground Kent”. He has done extensive research on all the chalk caves in Kent from Chislehurst to Thanet

March 3rd

David Brocklehurst from the Battle of Britain Museum Hawkinge. Speaking about a “Local Airman”

April 7th

Derek Boughton from Elham with a tithe talk, “Civil Unrest in Elham”

May 5th

Pat Smith will speak about “Non Conformity”

June 2nd

Jenny Watson will guide us round “Faversham”. Would members like to book a meal afterwards?

July 7th

Bob Appleton with a talk demonstrating “how postcards can help in our researches”

August 4th

Celia Heritage, subject: “Surnames”. Note this had to be changed from an earlier date

September 1st

Members’ evening. As it is our 40th anniversary year we are inviting all early members who are still around to come & celebrate with us & tell us what it was like in those days

October 6th

Dr Frank Andrews “Father of Nobody’s Child”. A talk about Dr Barnardo

November 3rd

AGM & a quiz if members do not come forward with short talks

December 8th

Melanie Gibson-Barton will wander in “The Somme”. She gave an excellent talk last time about wandering in Flander’s Fields



Minibus to The National Archives at Kew. Next visit: Saturday 2nd April.

7.30 from Wyevale Garden Centre, Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone and 7.50 from Cineworld, Ashford. Leaving Kew at 4.45.

Contact Ian Stone

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