Folkestone & District
Family History Society

Member of the Federation of Family History Societies


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Unless otherwise indicated all meetings are at
The United Reformed Church Community Hall, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone

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.


January 1st

No meeting – New Year’s Day

February 5th

Members’ Evening Share your stories, pictures and queries with fellow Society members

March 5th

“One Soldier Three Wars” Andrew Richardson of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust speaking about a life which spanned the Boer War, World War 1 and World War 2

April 9th

NB On April 2 the hall is not available so the meeting will be held on the second Thursday in April, on the 9th
“Kentish Trades, Crafts and Industries” Richard Filmer; a local historian, has a wealth of information about the disappearing skills of Kent. He has written extensively on the subject, most recently on Hops and Hop Picking

May 7th

“Canterbury Archives” Cressida Williams is the Cathedral Archivist. Historic records of the City, Diocese and east Kent parish records are held in the Archives

June 4th

“London Immigrants” Jenny Watson speaking about the Welsh, Greek and Turkish immigrants in the capital

July 2nd

“The Medway Queen” Mark Bathurst

August 6th

“Brickyards and Brickmakers” David Cufley a popular speaker whom we have heard before

September 3rd

Outing to New Romney Church with John Hendy as our guide

October 1st

“The Kent Coalfield” Mr J. I. Davies

November 5th

Annual General Meeting and a talk by Celia Heritage

December 3rd

“Nineteenth Century Dover” Rosemary Piddock


Minibus to The National Archives at Kew. Next visit Saturday 11th April 2015.

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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