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Diary     Monday, 26 February 2024 

THE OLD MANSE, EYNSFORD - A HOUSE THROUGH TIMEFriday, 22 March 2024 at 19:30 (7:30pm)
Since moving into The Old Manse at Eynsford member John Laidlow has been researching the house and its occupants. Built in 1844, The Old Manse was the Baptist school and minister's residence for Eynsford and Farningham. It later served as a showroom for farm equipment, experienced war tragedies and war heroes, hosted some of Britain's earliest diesel car tests and much more...Doors open 7.30pm for talk at 8.00pm. Refreshments and display from FELHS collection
Contactarchives@felhs.org.uk / Helen Smith 01322 864234

EXCAVATIONS LULLINGSTONE CASTLE GARDENFriday, 19 April 2024 at 19:30 (7:30pm)
Anne Sassin has been delivering the archaeological programme for the Darent Valley Landscape Project. This is a return visit from Anne who will give an update on the archaeological digs in the garden at Lullingstone Castle. There have been some exciting finds dating occupation back to Saxon times and earlier. Doors open 7.30pm for talk at 8.00pm. Refreshments and display from FELHS collection
Contactarchives@felhs.org.uk / Helen Smith 01322 864234

in FARNINGHAM VILLAGE HALL Friday, 17 May 2024 at 19:30 (7:30pm)
We hope to show a film by FELHS of an exhibition it held in about 1987 and a visit to Franks, but difficulties with sound amplification need to be resolved. Doors open 7.30pm for talk at 8.00pm. Refreshments and display from FELHS collection
Contactarchives@felhs.org.uk / Helen Smith 01322 864234

DICKENS IN KENT - Christoph BullFriday, 20 September 2024 at 19:30 (7:30pm)
A welcome return of Christoph whose talk centres on Charles Dickens' time in Kent, a county the author knew well from boyhood to old age. Doors open 7.30pm for talk at 8.00pm. Refreshments and display from FELHS collection
Contactarchives@felhs.org.uk / Helen Smith 01322 864234

EDUCATION IN FARNINGHAM & EYNSFORD Friday, 18 October 2024 at 19:30 (7:30pm)
Member Diana Beamish, author of 'Anthony Roper Primary School', which also covers the former village schools, will talk about education in Farningham and Eynsford from its early roots to the first 50 years of Anthony Roper Primary School. Doors open 7.30pm for talk at 8.00pm. Refreshments and display from FELHS collection.
Contactarchives@felhs.org.uk / Helen Smith 01322 864234

FILM OF EYNSFORD VILLAGE LIFEFriday, 15 November 2024 at 17:30 (5:30pm)
FELHS has recently been given films about Eynsford from the late James Alexander. We also have a Penwarden film of Eynsford in the Second World War. The choice of film has yet to be made, but this will be a ticketed event with refreshments to raise money for the new Village Hall at Eynsford. Doors open 7.30pm for film at 8.00pm.
Contactarchives@felhs.org.uk / Helen Smith 01322 864234