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Farningham  &  Eynsford
Local History Society
Farningham & Eynsford Local History Society
 

NoticeBoard     Wednesday, 18 May 2022 


ACCESS TO OUR LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE AT EYNSFORD
Arrangements can be made to visit the Centre, or Queries can be answered by email as long as access to the information is at hand. Contact - archives@felhs.org.uk









Thursday, 20 January 2022 

TRUSTEES REPORT OF FELHS The trustees of FELHS prepare a Trustees' Annual Report and Accounts each year. The Report describes the aims and organisation of the Society and reports its activities during the year. Copies of the reports for the two years to 30 November 2021 are available to the public on request. If you would like a copy of a report, please write to: John Mullen, 10 School Cottages, Church Road, Crockenhill, Swanley BR8 8JY.








Thursday, 20 January 2022 


CROCKENHILL: PAST AND PRESENT BY SUSAN PITTMAN
Paperback, 88 pages, £9.99 plus p & p. Order on line from Canterley Publishing www.canterley.co.uk or call 01580 766428 (9am to 5pm Mon to Fri). Free delivery if ordered before 21 October 2021.
The book shows historical views of the parish of Crockenhill alongside their modern equivalents, with historical commentary highlighting both the change and continuity in each view.



Thursday, 20 January 2022 


EYNSFORD POTTERY - 1930s - ROBSACKS
If anyone has a piece of pottery the Society would like of hear of it. In particular the potter's marks are of interest. Contact archives@felhs.org.uk or FELHS facebook link on left


Thursday, 20 January 2022 


JOHN WOOD & FAMILY: FARMERS OF THE MOUNT, CROCKENHILL, KENT Susan Pittman Ph.D.
3rd in a series of five. Richly illustrated with old and new photographs. The families are used within context to tell the wider history of Crockenhill and its surround.
Already available via Crockenhill Parish Council Office (Stones Cross Road, Crockenhill BR8 8LT - 01322 614674) or contact archives@felhs.org.uk
John Wood £15 (£17.50 p & p):
The Miller Family £8 (£9.50 with p & p)
The Lee family £12 (£14 with p & p)
To follow:
The Clements family
Farming in Crockenhill from early times.



Thursday, 20 January 2022 

Covid 19 - Coronavirus Pandemic
Farningham & Eynsford Local History Society records the present so future generations will know what life was like for us now. We will let you know what to do with all these records when it is safe to do so, or you could pass items on via details on the Contacts page of this website.



Thursday, 20 January 2022 


Farningham Home for Little Boys
Although named 'Farningham' the Home was not in the parish. For information about the home and its boys contact The Office, Southdown Retirement Village, South Darenth, 01322 864279. 2 publications - The Farningham Home for Little Boys compiled by James Jenkins, available from Horton Kirby and South Darenth LHS

A City Set on a Hill by Patrick E Roast

This is about Farningham Home for Little Boys. Patrick died in July 2016, but his son, Philip, has re-published the book with updates and revisions. Please contact him if you are interested in obtaining a copy - https://patrickroast.com/


Thursday, 20 January 2022 

SITES WITH WAR NAMES FOR FARNINGHAM
Memorial inscriptions to members of the armed forces from Farningham who died in the two world wars with biographical details, and stories of the battles in which they fought can be found on the Kent Archaeological website - www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research : Another site with names on Farningham 1st and 2nd World War memorial by Kyle Tallett, a First World War historian, whose family originated from Farningham, is available on his website: www.royalnavaldivision.co.uk : He has given the Society a CD copy of his work.

Thursday, 20 January 2022 


FARNINGHAM and its MILL -
by Hilary Harding has been published. This detective story of Farningham's history includes tales of treason, murder, scandal and highway robbery, wills, deeds, inventories and the work and lives of local people up to the present day. Subscription price £20. Contact Wadard Books, 6 High Street, Farningham, Kent DA4 0DG.




Thursday, 20 January 2022 

ANTHONY ROPER CHARITY
On his death in 1597 Anthony Roper left a legacy for “charitable purposes” which is still going strong over 400 years later. Within its specific geographical area (Farningham, Eynsford, Crockenhill and Horton Kirby & South Darenth) Roper’s Charity supports the education and wellbeing of children and young people, the elderly, and anyone else in need of support which the state is unable or unwilling to provide. For further background details and contact for applications for support go to the Links page on this website.

Thursday, 20 January 2022 


ARTHUR MEE - A BIOGRAPHY by Keith Crawford
A new book published by Lutterworth Press, paperback £18.57 (also available PDF, EPUB, Kindle forms). A biography of journalist and children's editor and writer, Arthur Mee (1875-1943). The biography draws on about 700 letters sent by Mee to his friend, John Derry, and letters between Mee and Alfred Harmsworth. The book aims to place Mee within the wider cultural, political and social context of England (c.1900-1943).



Thursday, 20 January 2022 

1st WORLD WAR LORRIES (CORRECTION)
See WW1 on Home Page - 4 lorries, the first owned by Crockenhill farmers, are displayed under FARMING. Peter has given the following identifications - (1) Not a Commer, perhaps a Palladium; (2) Not a Dennis, but ex-War Department Leyland; (3) is a Hallford; (4) not a Federal but a Hallford.

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 

Welcome to the Web SiteWednesday, 3 September 2003