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Church Hall of All Souls Church, Cheriton, Folkestone, CT19 4HA,
and we have now reverted to meeting on the first Thursday,
at 7 pm for 7.30 pm as from January 2018 at that location.

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


January 4th

“Open Meeting”. Bring in medals, photographs, service records etc.

February 1st

“The Life and Times of Edith Cavell”Melanie Gibson-Barton will talk about the British nurse who saved many lives in WW1 and was executed by the Germans for treason.

March 1st

“Researching Kent Ancestors”
David Wright
, genealogist and historian, links his talk to his recently published book.
!!! CANCELLED !!! – Due to adverse weather conditions. We will let you know if/when the speaker is rebooked – Please pass info on to anyone who you think might have been attending.

April 5th

“Researching Kent Ancestors”
David Wright
, genealogist and historian, links his talk to his recently published book.
(This is the rebooked event from March 1st instead of our planned Open Meeting).

May 4th

Friday: “Folkestone Visit”
10.00 am SS Mary & Eanswythe Church.
11.30 am Folkestone’s New Museum.

June 7th

“Research for the Tontine Street Commemoration”Margaret Care.

July 5th

“Marriage made in Heaven and broken on Earth”Duncan Harrington.

August 2nd

“Open Meeting” – 1914-18 War books.

September 6th

“Locating churches for marriages”David Wharton.

October 4th

“Going digital in St Margaret's”Christine Waterman (for a long time Curator at Dover Museum).

November 1st

AGM followed by Liz's QUIZ.

December 6th

Social Evening.



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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