Weald History Group

Formed for the enjoyment of our own history


Weald History Group spring talks 2017


Indoor meetings have teas and a raffle and everyone is welcome. NB Feb, March at 2pm 


Wednesday January 25th 2017.  doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start

Andrew Wood

Old Kent Windmills: a look at some fine old mills that have long since disappeared from the Kentish landscape, plus a few preserved mills. Will he know anything about Weald’s windmill!!        An illustrated talk using his own photographs.

A quote from another group who invited Andrew to speak  “ this was a fascinating, well illustrated and entertaining account”



Wednesday February 22nd 2017, doors open 1.30 for a 2pm start

Tony Farnham,” the well-known lecturer on barging history” : The Romance of London’s River (Southend to Sonning) (incorporating Tony’s other talk : London's River Through the Eyes of the Artists)     There will be a barge in there somewhere!


Wednesday, March 22nd 2017, doors open 1.30 for a 2pm start

Colin Brown :  journalist, speaker and author

Ordnance Survey Ancient and Modern: “A history of Ordnance Survey – how it came about, and a little about my work today with large-scale OS products”. Historic Ordnance Survey maps will be available to view. The talk will cover early private maps  produced of landowners estates, Henry VIII’s commissioned maps, the first one-inch map of Kent  published in 1801, map uses during the two world wars,  plus present day maps.



                                            Committee members                                           

Chairman  Richard Gidman  454222

Secretary  Sheila Turley  463339

Treasurer  Nigel Turley  463339

Gillian Moysey

Ken Hocking