& District History Society was formed to promote
interest in aspects of local history in and around the villages
of Barham, Bekesbourne, Bishopsbourne, Bridge, Kingston,
Littlebourne and Patrixbourne in Kent.
Each year we arrange a
programme with a mixture of talks on topics of historical
interest and visits to historical places, some of which
are only possible to visit in pre-arranged groups.
Talks in the past have
included Jane Austen in Kent, Nelson in Kent, Old Ramsgate,
John Tom of Bossington Wood, The Star Hill dig at Bridge,
The City Gates of Canterbury. Richborough Castle, The Domesday
Book, The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, The Green Man,
Stained glass windows in Canterbury Cathedral, Canterburyís
medieval hospitals, Bekesbourne Aerodrome, Soldiers of the
First World War, Victorian Herne Bay, Bourne Park House,
Higham House and Medieval Manuscripts.
This is a small selection
of the many talks we have enjoyed over the years. As well
as talks our visits have included Bourne Park House, Denton
Court, Provender, Cobham Hall, Dode Church, Ypres, Lambeth
Palace, Tenterden Railway again a very small selection of
the many visits. We also arrange film evenings where we
have shown films of Bridge in the 1930s, films of Canterbury
in the 1940s, and a selection of old films of Kent.
Our current programme,
which runs from September to July, is on the programme page.
A Membership application
form is on the membership page.
Our evening meetings are
informal and sociable and transport can be arranged if required.
For those without cars we offer seats in memberís cars for
the Society can be obtained by from the Secretary - email: