Programme of meetings 2016 - 17

THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2016 OLD CANTERBURY & BRIDGE

A Film Show by Tim Jones compiled from films, made by amateur and professional film makers, of Canterbury and Bridge in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. 7.30 pm Bridge Village Hall Members £4.00, non-members £5.00 including refreshments.

SUNDAY 23 OCTOBER 2016 CHARLTON PARK HISTORY

This is a rare opportunity to visit Charlton Park, a grade 2 listed 16th century manor house, with a talk by the owner Jack Wales covering the history of the house followed by a cream tea. 2.30 pm Charlton Park Members £15.00, non-members £18.00 including refreshments.

THURSDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2016 NAILBOURNE IN FLOOD

Brian Maxted has taken his camcorder down the length of The Nailbourne when it was in flood and the resulting video is mixed with archive photos. 7.30 pm Bridge Village Hall Members £4.00, non-members £5.00 including refreshments.

FRIDAY 16 DECEMBER 2016 CHRISTMAS EVENING

Our annual Christmas Social evening will take place at the White Horse this year with entertainment by the East Kent Chorus and a raffle. White Horse Inn Bridge 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm Members £20.00, non-members £25.00.

THURSDAY 19 JANUARY 2017 JAMES SIMMONS

A talk by Doreen Rosman on a late 18th century character who had an enormous influence on Canterbury and the changing face of the city of which he was both a mayor and an MP. 7.30 pm Bridge Village Hall Members £4.00, non-members £5.00 including refreshments.

THURSDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2017 MEDIEVAL DOMESTIC LIFE

Catherine Richardson has a fascinating talk which will vividly describe the details of medieval domestic life from sources such as wills and inventories. 7.30 pm Bridge Village Hall Members £4.00, non members £5.00 including refreshments.

THURSDAY 16 MARCH 2017 EARLY MAPS OF CANTERBURY

Avril Leach, who previously gave a talk on Bourne House has a members’ evening talk on the layout of Canterbury during the Early Modern period drawn from maps of the time. 7.30 pm White Horse Inn, Bridge Members £7.50, non-members £9.00 with buffet.

THURSDAY 20 APRIL 2017 HISTORY OF CONCORDE

David Hodges will present a virtual tour de force which is as exciting as its subject detailing the aircraft from its inception and subsequent career through to its demise. 7.30 pm Bridge Village Hall Members £4.00, non-members £5.00 including refreshments.

THURSDAY 18 MAY 2017 WEDDING JOURNEY THROUGH KENT OF CHARLES I

Dr Sarah Wolfson has an interesting talk on the route and arrangements made for the bride of Charles I on her journey through Kent to London for her marriage. 7.30 pm Bridge Village Hall Members £4.00, non-members £5.00 including refreshments.

FRIDAY 2 JUNE 2017 GRAND HOTEL FOLKESTONE

An unusual visit to the Edwardian splendour of the Grand Hotel Folkestone, often visited by King Edward VII and his lady friends. After a tour behind the scenes a cream tea will be served. 2.30 pm Grand Hotel Folkestone Members £7.75, including refreshments.

THURSDAY 15 JUNE 2017 VISIT TO LENHAM

A chance to explore this ancient village with its market square lined with listed buildings, church and medieval tithe barn and the source of both the rivers Len and the Stour. Meet at Lenham 2.30 pm Members £5.00, non-members £6.00

SATURDAY 13 MAY 2017 KHF ONE DAY CONFERENCE

The annual Kent History Federation One Day Conference will probably be at Sandwich this year. Please complete the slip on the Visits Booking form if you would like to attend.