North West Kent

Family History


Registered Charity 282627

Dartford Branch

Meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month, at Dartford Technology College, Heath Lane, Dartford DA1 2LY. This is on the north side of Heath Lane, close to the small roundabout which intersects with Highfield Road. There is plenty of parking at the site. The meetings room is the New Auditorium. This should be open from 9.45am with the meeting proper starting at 10.30am, ending by 12.30pm.

Branch Chair - Janet Rose (Tel: 01322-384836), Meetings Organizer - Barbara Phillips.

You can view or download the branch newsletter edited by Hilary Waters from the Newsletters page. This is also available at branch meetings.

The Dartford programme for 2015-16 is as follows:

Date Speaker Title

3 Jan
Terry Smith RNLI - History

7 Feb Ian Bevan What the Victorians did for Us!

7 Mar Helen Allinson A Hundred Years of Toys and Play

11 Apr * Imogen Corrigan The roles and lives of regal and talented women.
& Branch Annual Meeting

2 May Scott Belcher The Historic Dockyard, Chatham

6 Jun Peter Christian On-line Sources for Property, Taxation & the Law

4 Jul Ken Chamberlain The Golden Age of Coaching - The Story of Coach travel in the 18th/19th century

1 Aug John Neal The ever changing story of the East End - Whitechapel: Religion, immigration, crime, street markets, wealth & poverty

5 Sep Gordon Dennington Britain's air-raid warning system in WW2

3 Oct Peter Daniel A history of Crayford's famous textile printers, who were at the forefront of the Chartist campaign to win the vote for the working man

7 Nov Toni Mount Edith Cavell (1865-1915)

5 Dec Imogen Corrigan The Politeness of Princes: The reality of medieval etiquette and table manners

2 Jan
Keith Whitmore Bygone Dartford: Posters and Adverts through the ages

6 Feb Richard Filmer Hops and Hop Picking

5 Mar Alan Porter The Suffragettes

* Second Saturday in April