Crayford High Street 1939



Tuesday 18 June Brighton Pavilion

Tuesday 25 June City Walk led by Bruce Davis *

Wednesday 17 July Chichester Cathedral and Town

Tuesday 13 August The Postal Museum London

Wednesday 4 September Stratfield Saye Basingstoke *

Tuesday 8 October Chiswick House and Ham House 

* subject to change.

SPEAKERS 2019-20.

Saturday 12 October 2019 - "The History of Puddings" - Julia Davies.

From pre-history to modern day, including the introduction of sugar. Samples will be distributed.

Saturday 9 November 2019 - "Capability Brown at North Cray and Ingress" - Hugh Vaux.

How did his commissions here relate to his work nationally.

Saturday 7 December 2019 - "My Life As The Personal Bodyguard to HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Richard Griffin LVO - His thirty-one years working for the royal family - Plus wine/Buffet.** 

Saturday 11 January 2020 - "Medway Queen" - Pam & Mark Bathurst.

*Heroine of Dunkirk - her history and restoration progress.

Saturday 8 February - "The History of Fire Fighting in Kent" - Howard Myers.

From very early days to the present.

Saturday 14 March 2020 - "Kent and the Quest to Make British Silk" - Dr Ben Marsh.

The long history of attempts to raise silk in Britain and its colonies, and the place of Kent in silk production.

Saturday 18 April 2020 AGM and President's Lecture. 


* Medway Queen Ship & Visitor Centre - open to visitors from 11am to 4pm (last admission strictly 3pm) 

on Saturdays 19 January to 7 December 2019.  Admission to the Visitor Centre is free.

Medway Queen Visitor Centre, Gillingham Pier, Pier Approach Road, Gillingham Kent. ME7 1RX 


All meetings are held at The Baker Trust Hall Maxim Road Crayford DA1 4BG at 7pm for 7.30pm.  

Non-members are welcome to attend lectures at a fee of £4 per lecture (** additional charge)

enquiries to Mrs J Hearn-Gillham or 01322 551279


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