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NoticeBoard     Saturday, 20 October 2018 

CROCKENHILL IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR This exhibition will be held in a room at the back of Crockenhill Village Hall on Sunday 11 November from 9.00am to 5pm. There will be other activities on the day. (see Crockenhill Parish Council website)Friday, 5 October 2018 

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, would like to re-publish the book with updates and revisions. Please contact him if you are interested in obtaining a copy - philip.roast@yahoo.co.uk Saturday, 1 September 2018 

Framed coloured Hasted's map of Axstane - 1778 For sale at £125. Contact: James Gorringe, specialist dealer in antique prints, maps and bokks,71 St. Mary's Road, Tonbridge TN9 2LE: 01732 362984: jcgorringe@gmail.comSaturday, 7 July 2018 

Local Names for Birds. Kerstin Richter is researching a PhD at the University of Regensburg, Bavaria. Her subject centres around the English linguistics of historical/local bird names and their present day use. If anyone uses local names for birds please get in touch with Kerstin - Kerstin.Richter@stud.uni-regensburg.de Saturday, 13 January 2018 

IMAGES OF DARENTH HIRE BUSES RUN BY MONTY HEVER Allan, an old motor vehicle historian, is researching the Hever family and its Any help with memories of Monty or the buses (including images)would be appreciated. Friday, 6 October 2017 

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). Sunday, 31 July 2016 

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 2016 are available to the public on request. If you would like a copy of a report, please write to: Rick Clayton, Boyne House, High Street, Eynsford DA4 0AA. Friday, 25 March 2016 

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. Monday, 15 February 2016 

Crooks family of Eynsford Request for memories of the family who were members of the Eynsford Allotment Holders and Gardeners' Association in the 1940s. Thursday, 27 September 2012 

Wesleyan Chapel, Farningham Any information on the Wesleyan Chapel built in 1850 by William Moore, at the top of London Road. This later became the headquarters of the Farningham Division of St. John's Ambulance. Dates of closure for both requestedThursday, 27 September 2012 

BBC news article about Eynsford Hill: home to Arther Mee Eynsford Hill was built by Arthur Mee and his friend George Bernard Shaw named the Eynsford Hill family after the property. Click here to watch it Friday, 6 August 2010 

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. new publication - The Farningham Home for Little Boys compiled by James Jenkins, available from Horton Kirby and South Darenth LHS Tuesday, 20 July 2010 

ANOTHER SITE 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/ResearchMonday, 18 January 2010 

Names on Farningham 1st and 2nd World War memorial Kyle Tallett, a First World War historian, whose family originated from Farningham has researched the names on the war memorial. His research is available on his website: www.royalnavaldivision.co.uk He has given the Society a CD copy of his work. Friday, 1 February 2008 

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. Sunday, 3 July 2005 

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