Programme 2014

15 January   

Gad's Hill Place -
Dickens's Little Kentish Freehold

Anne Carter

19 February    
Ellen Terry -The Darling of the Gods       

Alan Stockwell

19 March

Diaries of a Victorian Lady - 
Louisa Thomas of Hollingbourne       
Helen Allinson

The Society’s Meeting on the 19th March will feature Helen Allinson
speaking about
Louisa Thomas of Hollingbourne and the journals which
she kept for 80 years and which
the subject of a book published by
Ms Allinson.

Louisa Thomas was born in 1810 and lived to enjoy 100th birthday
dying the following year.  She wrote her journal until the
age of 95.

She wrote an account of a six month ‘grand tour’ honeymoon following
her marriage
in 1838, of living at Eyhorne House in Hollingbourne, visits to
Linton Park and
Leeds Castle, driving with Julius Brenchley and attending
elections hustings in Maidstone. 

She had six children and more than two dozen grandchildren.

16 April

Annual General Meeting
followed by
Public Art in Maidstone

Members' Evening

Albert Daniels
Members, please email to let us know all those in which you are interested,

Visit to Eltham Palace
Saturday 1st November PS Medway Queen at  Gillingham Pier and to
Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton

Cost - Visit to Medway Queen- donations Museum - £7.20 or £8.20 adult, £4.95 or £5.60 concession, depending upon whether we booked as a group (ordinary tickets are valid for a year if Gift Aided, group tickets are not)

Assemble at Gillingham Pier  at 11.15am (parking available)

Boughton Monchelsea Place  

Thursday 13th November
Afternoon visit to
Maidstone United Football Club's Gallagher Stadium
and the exhibition The Rise of Maidstone United
at Kent Archives Centre
Cost - £2.50 for tea and biscuits at the Gallagher Stadium

Meet in the vice-president’s' Lounge at the Gallagher Stadium at 3pm for talk by Mark Bateson, Kent Archives' Community History Officer, followed by a look around the stadium and then visit to the exhibition at the Archives Centre
10th December at 2.30
David Saloman’s House, Broomhill Road, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 0TG.

The cost will be £30 for a tour, shared between however many members attend. Teas will be available after the tour.
Formerly known as Broomhill House, built by Decimus Burton in the1830s and the first in Britain to use electricity for domestic purposes, it was the country home of Sir David Saloman, an MP and  first Jewish Lord Mayor of London and of his nephew Sir David Lionel Saloman, scientist and engineer.

Please email if you are interested

Maidstone Historical Society
in association with
Maidstone Heritage Day

Town Hall, Middle Row, Maidstone

Saturday 13th September 2014  10.00 - 4.00

Displays relating to Maidstone’s heritage including
photographs, maps, archeological artifacts, post cards and
 19th century newspapers on show throughout the day

Tours of the Town Hall

Programme of Ten-Minute-Talks:
  Ivan White  History of Ronald White Photographic
12.00  Mark Bateson
 Kent History Centre Archives
  2.00  Albert Daniels  The Lost Forge of Mote Park
  3.00  Stewart Cook    
 Cornells of Maidstone

Admission Free

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World War 1

Michael George

15 October

Aviation in North Kent
Jim Preston
19 November

Christmas Customs
Pat Morlock




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