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NoticeBoard     Thursday, 20 February 2020 

EYNSFORD FIRE BRIGADE HQ AFTER 1931 It is believed that the HQ was off the bottom of Priory Lane. In 1931 Eynsford Fire Brigade was incorporated into the newly formed Dartford Rural Fire Brigade and, like other village Brigades, was given a new fire engine. It is likely that a new HQ was built to house the engine. Information sought about this building - was a new one built? When was it in use? What was its final fate? Are there pictures of it? Please contact felhs.org.uk - thanks Sunday, 12 January 2020 

THE LEE FAMILY, FARMERS AT CROCKENHILL, KENT by Dr Susan Pittman This new book is the 2nd of a planned series of 5 researching aspects of farming in Crockenill. It has 132 pages and is lavishly illustrated. It relates the fascinating story of Caleb Lee & Sons (1840s-1980s), who pioneered cold storage of fruit in the U.K. £12 (£14 with post and packaging). Available from Crockenhill Parish Council, Crockenhill Village Hall, Stones Cross Road, Crockenhill, Swanley, Kent BR8 8LT Friday, 17 May 2019 

THE MILLER FAMILY - FARMERS AT WESTED FARM, CROCKENHILL by DR SUSAN PITTMAN This new book is lavishly illustrated and relates the fascinating story of the farm from the 1900s to 1990s. For 5 decades the Miller family was the largest grower and distiller of peppermint in the U.K. £8 (£9.50 with post and packaging). Available from Crockenhill Parish Council, Crockenhill Village Hall, Stones Cross Road, Crockenhill, Swanley, Kent BR8 8LT Wednesday, 7 November 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, has re-published the book with updates and revisions. Please contact him if you are interested in obtaining a copy - https://patrickroast.com/ Saturday, 1 September 2018 

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 2018 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. 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 

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. 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/ Tuesday, 20 July 2010 

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. Monday, 18 January 2010 

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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