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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 7.15 pm and the talks are scheduled to commence at 7.30 pm.

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


November 5th

Please try & arrive by 7.15 for AGM followed by a talk by Myko Clelland from Find My Past about ?“The 1939 registers”? He will also help & advise regarding any queries about FMP

December 3rd

?“Nineteenth Century Dover”? Rosemary Piddock


January 7th

Members’ evening. As it is the 40th anniversary of our society we hope to make it a social event. Possibly a cake & all founder members still around, even if no longer members, to be invited. A quiz as well if not enough founders willing to talk about the old days

February 4th

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

March 3rd

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

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”. Possibility: can we book a meal for afterwards?

July 7th

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

August 4th

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

September 1st

Members’ evening. As it is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme can members talk about any relatives involved in this?

October 6th

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

November 3rd

AGM & a quiz? or short talks by members

December 1st

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: to be announced.

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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