Useful links for those interested in the local history of the area:
Roper's Charity, founded over 400 years ago by Sir Thomas More's grandson Anthony Roper, is still going strong today. Our trustees cover the geographical areas of Farningham, Horton Kirby & South Darenth,
Eynsford, and Crockenhill. More detail, of both historical and current interest, can be found on our website.
Otford and District Historical Society
Otford and District Historical Society was founded in 1950 and recently celebrated its Diamond Jubilee with talks by (amongst others)
Dr David Starkey and Alison Weir
North West Kent Family History Society
The North West Kent Family History Society was formed in 1978 with the object of encouraging and aiding the study of family history, genealogy and heraldry in South East London and North West Kent.
Our geographical area is bounded to the north by the River Thames from Deptford to Northfleet, thence southwards to Tonbridge, westwards to the Surrey border and then northwards back to the Thames.
Peter Mayer's Hartley web site
Hartley has come a long way since the "clearing in the wood where the deer are" of a thousand years ago, to the small dormitory town of today. No great events of national importance have happened here, and few famous people have made Hartley their home. And yet this story of ordinary people's lives is in its own way the story of England itself.
Kent Archaeological Society
The Kent Archaeological Society, the oldest and largest society devoted to the history and archaeology of the ancient county of Kent.
Crockenhill Parish Council
Farningham Parish Council
Eynsford Parish Council
United Benefice of Eynsford, Farningham and Lullingstone
Shoreham and District Historical Society
The Shoreham & District Historical Society was formed in 1997 to promote awareness of the history of the district,
organise meetings and visits, conserve archives and conduct and publish research.