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!
In the summer we like to visit local places of interest. Go to the Visits page on the main menu to see a photo of us and our friends during a recent trip!
Harold Smith sent us the following account of ‘Modern Archaeology‘ : “As a boy I lived on the Romney Marsh and in about 1942 my brother and I found that a builders truck was using the ‘lane’ but we could not see any evidence of any work being done, there were no bricks, sheets or…
Three years ago local residents contributed to a project that brought to life some ‘unremarkable’ spaces in Ashford. Read all about it!