Over the past few years Andy Wood, a member of our Society, has – in his spare time – busily researched and travelled to ancient sites with his drone to produce amazing videos.
‘The Tithe Commutation Act of 1836 was an important measure of ecclesiastical, social and economic reform that commuted arbitrary and uncertain levies of tithes in kind into varying annual rent charges regulated on a uniform national basis.’ 1This major undertaking has left a wealth of very useful historical information so that the property of today…
In 2009, as part of Ashford’s fourth Art and Architecture Festival, local artist Cathy Streeter curated a project entitled Hidden Passages, tracing the route and history of some of Ashford’s secret spaces.
It was wonderful to see everyone at our first meeting of 2015-2016 on Monday, when Henry Shackleton talked to us about his experiences as a Pathfinder pilot in World War II. Our time in his company was by turns fascinating, powerful, moving and funny – catch Henry’s talk if you can!
Members of Ashford Archaeological and Historical Society recently undertook a planning watching brief in Wye
In August we had a lovely evening learning about the gunpowder industry around Faversham. We were treated to an excellent tour of the museum and a walk to some of the sites in historic Faversham. Many thanks to Jackie for sharing her photo with us!
Last month we had a guided tour of St. Leonard’s Church, Hythe followed by a talk in the Town Hall and a walk around the many historic buildings in this famous cinque port. A really excellent day!
Over the past few months we’ve had a lovely time at this year’s summer visits. Go to the Visits page to see a few photos from our walking tours of Hamstreet and Sandwich plus views of the Lyminge Dig site. You can see more on our Facebook page – facebook.com/ashfordarchhist
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Our Articles page has been updated to include our secretary’s study of the Bethersden Tithe Apportionments of 1840. Have a look at Marion’s essay in ‘Articles’ on the menu across the top of the page!