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Please notice: In January 2017,
our meetings moved to the Church Hall of All Souls Church, Cheriton, Folkestone, CT19 4HA.
They are now on the second Monday of each month at 7pm for 7.15 pm.
– We will revert to meeting on the first Thursday from January 2018 at that location

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


January 9th

"The National Archives at Kew". Some members will talk on the variety of records they have accessed at Kew that are not on the Internet.

February 13th

Peter Ewart with his talk "Steady the Buffs".

March 13th

Alan Taylor, local historian, will be giving an illustrated talk about “The History of Folkestone Harbour”.

April 10th

David Brocklehurst with another talk about “The Battle of Britain”.

May 8th

Sheila Boyd with “Queen Victoria's Dreadful Uncles”.

June 15th

THURSDAY – “Visit to Dover Town Hall (Maison Dieu)” – We will meet at the Town Hall at 11 am for the tour. You may wish to then have a light lunch and go on to the Museum or Painted House.

July 10th

Jean Hatton speaking about “Elisabeth Fry”.

August 14th

“Members' Evening”. We hope more members will speak about their experiences at Kew or other archives. Our January meeting with the same topic was very well received.

September 11th

Doug Lindsay with “Kent & East Sussex Railway”.

October 9th

Vince Williams will speak about “Old Cheriton”.

November 13th

“AGM & Something else”.

December 11th

David Cufley will speak about “Sources for tracing the history of your house”, with mapping, photographs, sketches, drawings, styles and materials.



Next Kew trip will now be in 2018 on Sat 14 April.

Ian Stone is running his next mini-bus trip to the Record Office at Kew on the above date leaving Folkestone at 7.30am (from the bus stop, opposite Kingsnorth Gardens). Members can also be picked up at the Cineworld complex in Ashford at 7.50am.
Arrive Kew at approx. 10.30am.
Departing Kew: 4.30pm.
Estimate back in Folkestone at 6.30pm.
* Cost – £13 or £14 (to be decided in January when costs known).
Payment to Treasurer David Wharton: at a meeting, or by internet bank transfer stating:
Sort Code: 40-21-15 / Account No: 11688553
Folkestone & District Family History Society.
Please  make sure your name and membership number is given as the reference and e-mail the Treasurer with details of what the payment is for.
If you are interested please send your name to Ian Stone E.mail:



Jenny Watson will arrange walks round Canterbury or London if we let her know where we would like to visit.

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