• Friends Meeting House
  • Society tour of Hamstreet
  • Society tour of Sandwich
  • North Street and the Church of St. Mary the Virgin
  • North Street and the Panorama
  • Leacon Road 'ford'?
  • Medieval Wickets on Park Street
  • Middle Row pargetting
  • Ashford Railway Monument on Newtown Green
  • Easter sunrise over the Devil's Kneading Trough
  • Broad Downs bowl barrow
  • Jackets Field long barrow
  • View from Colliers Hill
  • Scene at the Lyminge Dig open day

About Us

Established in 1920 Ashford Archaeological and Historical Society meets monthly at 7.30pm on the third Monday of September to May at the Friends Meeting House.

After an informal welcome from the committee and the reading of our newsletter a guest speaker presents a talk, usually including a slide show and sometimes artefacts. A wide range of interests have been covered from Kent’s local history to general historical and archaeological subjects. Recent topics have included ‘Kent and the English Civil Wars‘, ‘Travels in Turkey‘, ‘The Conservation and Restoration of Historical Books and Documents‘ and ‘Old Kent Windmills‘. The schedule of talks for the current session can be found on our Events page.

The Quakers of Ashford kindly allow the Society to use the facilities at the Meeting House; they ask that we vacate the building by 9.00pm.

In 2016/17 each talk will be £3 for visitors (non-members); Society annual membership will be £10. We hope you will be encouraged to join the Society!

The Friends Meeting House is situated in Albert Road near its junction with Canterbury Road (A2042/A28).
SAT NAV Postcode: TN24 8NY.

  • Traffic from Canterbury/Wye/Faversham: turn right into Albert Road.
  • Traffic from Maidstone/Tenterden: turn left into Magazine Road then right into the top of Albert Road.

PARKING AT VENUE: there is usually sufficient parking to be found in Albert Road and the small side streets. Scroll down the page to view a map and traffic reports.

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