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Brenchley and Matfield Local History Society
Founded in 1971, the Society has over 150 members. As well as encouraging an interest in both local and national history, one of its main objectives is to maintain and expand its local archive which now contains a fascinating picture of the evolution of the parish. This archive is a valuable source of reference which is open, by appointment, for inspection.
From our AGM in March, through to the Society's annual lunch in November, our members are entertained, educated and amused. Speakers are booked to cover a wide range of subjects, all with a reference to history.
Every year we organise visits to properties and areas of historical interest. This year, in July, we will be visiting Restoration House in Rochester.
Every second year (but not in 2016) we have a two night, three day tour of a particular area and our season ends with the Annual Lunch. This is a very sociable occasion with a superb raffle.
Our events are advertised in Roundabout, the local column in the Courier, on notice boards in the two villages and on the diary page of this website. Any enquiries can be made by telephoning 01892 722339. We are a friendly and welcoming Society, so please come along to one of our events and meet us and, hopefully, became a member.
The 2016 programme of events is set out below. To view a list of committee members and the objectives of the Society, please click here .