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Diary     Thursday, 13 June 2024 

DICKENS IN KENT - Christoph BullFriday, 20 September 2024 at 19:30 (7:30pm)
A welcome return of Christoph whose talk centres on Charles Dickens' time in Kent, a county the author knew well from boyhood to old age. Eynsford Village Hall. Doors open 7.30pm for talk at 8.00pm. Refreshments and display from FELHS collection.
Contactarchives@felhs.org.uk / Helen Smith 01322 864234

EDUCATION IN FARNINGHAM & EYNSFORD Friday, 18 October 2024 at 19:30 (7:30pm)
Member Diana Beamish, author of 'Anthony Roper Primary School', which also covers the former village schools, will talk about education in Farningham and Eynsford from its early roots to the first 50 years of Anthony Roper Primary School. Farningham Village Hall. Doors open 7.30pm for talk at 8.00pm. Refreshments and display from FELHS collection.
Contactarchives@felhs.org.uk / Helen Smith 01322 864234

FILM OF EYNSFORD VILLAGE LIFEFriday, 15 November 2024 at 19:30 (7:30pm)
FELHS has recently been given films about Eynsford from the late James Alexander. The choice of film has yet to be made, but this will be a ticketed event with refreshments to raise money for the new Village Hall at Eynsford. Eynsford Village Hall. Doors open 7.30pm for film at 8.00pm.
Contactarchives@felhs.org.uk / Helen Smith 01322 864234

PERCY PILCHER - Giles WolfeFriday, 21 February 2025 at 19:30 (7:30pm)
Giles has researched the early experiments in flight undertaken by Percy Pilcher in the hills at Upper Austin Lodge, Eynsford. Eynsford Village Hall. Doors open 7.30pm for talk at 8.00pm. Refreshments and display from FELHS collection.
Contactarchives@felhs.org.uk / Helen Smith 01322 864234

LONDON IN 1666: Plague, Fire and War Friday, 14 March 2025 at 19:30 (7:30pm)
Stuart Robinson will outline the traumatic events of this memorable year. Farningham Village Hall. Doors open 7.30pm for talk at 8.00pm. Refreshments and display from FELHS collection.
Contactarchives@felhs.org.uk / Helen Smith 01322 864234

CHALK MINING IN KENT - Rod LeGearFriday, 11 April 2025 at 19:30 (7:30pm)
Rod is a leading figure in the Kent Underground Research Group, and has vast experience of Kent chalk mines, of which there are some 1,184 cavities. Eynsford Village Hall. Doors open 7.30pm for talk at 8.00pm. Refreshments and display from FELHS collection.
Contactarchives@felhs.org.uk / Helen Smith 01322 864234

FELHS AGMFriday, 9 May 2025 at 19:30 (7:30pm)
Eynsford Village Hall Doors open 7.30pm for AGM at 8.00pm. Refreshments and display from FELHS collection.
Contactarchives@felhs.org.uk / Helen Smith 01322 864234

EXCAVATIONS ON HARROW MEADOW - James HolmanFriday, 12 September 2025 at 19:30 (7:30pm)
James is project manager and senior consultant for Canterbury Archaeological Trust. He will discuss the archaeological discoveries made during the excavations in Harrow Meadow, and how they fit in with other local sites. Farningham Village Hall. Doors open 7.30pm for talk at 8.00pm. Refreshments and display from FELHS collection.
Contactarchives@felhs.org.uk / Helen Smith 01322 864234

FELHS 40th ANNIVERSARY EVENINGFriday, 3 October 2025 at 19:30 (7:30pm)
Details to be announced. Eynsford Village Hall
Contactarchives@felhs.org.uk / Helen Smith 01322 864234

GROWING UP IN LULLINGSTONE CASTLE - Tom Hart DykeFriday, 14 November 2025 at 19:30 (7:30pm)
Tom has not quite made up his mind about the subject of the talk, but wants to include The World Garden somewhere in it. Farningham Village Hall. Doors open 7.30pm for talk at 8.00pm. Refreshments and display from FELHS collection. it.
Contactarchives@felhs.org.uk / Helen Smith 01322 864234