If you are interested in local history, you may like to join the Fawkham and District Historical Society. This covers Fawkham, Hartley, New Ash Green, Longfield, Ash and New Barn. The Society studies the history and antiquities of the local area, investigates and records evidence of historic and prehistoric remains, and holds regular meetings, lectures, discussions, working parties and visits.

Topics planned for 2020/21 include:

  • Villages along the River Darent
  • Life on the Thames
  • Madame Osterburg’s – the history of the former PE college in Dartford
  • The floods of 1953
  • Anglo-Saxons in Crayford
  • Christmas 1945

Meetings are held on the first Friday of the monthly at 7:45pm at Fawkham & Hartley Church Centre, Ash Road, Hartley DA3 8DB. Membership costs £12 per annum, or visitors can attend for £3 per meeting – there is no need to book (other than for visits).

For further details of talks and visits, when Government restrictions allow, please contact:

Gerald Cramp (Chairperson)  01474 704849 or gacramp038@btinternet.com

Stephanie Cassidy (Secretary) 01474 709758 or scassidy51@btinternet.com

Thank you for your interest