Our 2017 Programme of Talks and Visits 

We usually organise 9 talks and 2 visits each year.      
 
Places on our visits are usually limited in number and only available to members. There is normally an additional charge for each visit to cover items such as admission fees, guides and sometimes transport and/or refreshments.
 
All talks take place in Plaxtol Memorial Hall, School Lane, Plaxtol, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0QD.  See the Map at the bottom of this page. 

OUR 2017 PROGRAMME

Tuesday 10 January, 8pm - MEDWAY TALES FROM THE DIVIDING RIVER, a talk by Wilf Lower

Tuesday 14 February, 8pm - STAINED GLASS IN KENT, a talk by Sir Paul Britton

Tuesday 14 March, 8pm - "WELL, I NEVER KNEW THAT!" - A TOUR THROUGH THE DARENT VILLAGES BETWEEN WESTERHAM AND DARTFORD, a talk by Rod Shelton

Tuesday 11 April, 8pm - THE STORY OF SMARDEN, A WEALDEN WEAVING VILLAGE, a talk by Alex Ferris

1 April - YOUR ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION IS DUE - STILL ONLY £7

Tuesday 9 May, 8pm - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, followed by EMIGRATION FROM KENT IN THE 19TH CENTURY, a talk by Gillian Rickard

Tuesday 16 May, 2pm to 4 30pm - GUIDED TOUR OF CHEVENING HOUSE, NEAR SEVENOAKS, FOLLOWED BY TEA AT 4PM. £20 per person, including tea, to be paid with booking. All 25 places on our guided tour of Chevening House have been taken. We are very sorry that not everyone is able to come. A small number of members are on the waiting list. There has already been one cancellation, allowing the first person on the waiting list to take up that place. Others on that list will be notified if places become available. The date may change if Chevening House is required for official use on 16 May.

Wednesday 23 August, 2 15pm - GUIDED TOUR OF THE BEAUTIFUL ANCIENT VILLAGE OF SMARDEN -  meet at the village Hall, Smarden at 2 15 pm. Please bring wet weather gear and water and wear suitable footwear. The cost is £8 per person, including refreshments, to be paid with booking. Booking forms will be available at our 14 February meeting, so please bring cash or your cheque book if you wish to book for this outing.

 Tuesday 12 September, 8pm - THE 13TH  MOLLIE LEWIS MEMORIAL LECTURE - THE CAZALETS OF FAIRLAWNE, a talk by Sir Edward Cazalet

Tuesday 10 October, 8pm - KENT'S CINQUE PORTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES, a talk by Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh

Tuesday 14 November, 8pm - THE WEDDING JOURNEY THROUGH KENT OF CHARLES I AND QUEEN HENRIETTA MARIA, a talk by Sara Wolfson

Tuesday 12 December, 8pm - GEORGE AUSTEN'S TONBRIDGE, a talk by Mark Ballard, followed by mulled wine


HOW TO FIND PLAXTOL MEMORIAL HALL

The map below shows the location of Plaxtol Memorial Hall, where our Talks take place:

                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                          

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