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Church Hall of All Souls Church, Cheriton, Folkestone, CT19 4HA,
and we have now reverted to meeting on the first Thursday,
at 7 pm for 7.30 pm as from January 2018 at that location.

All members and visitors welcome. A minimum donation of £2 is requested from visitors.


January 3rd

Open Meeting – Family Mementoes.

February 7th

History of the Harvey Grammar School – A talk by Ian Gordon who gave an inspiring talk when we visited the Parish Church recently.

March 7th

Alkham Heroes of WWI & II Mark Robson.

April 4th

Open Meeting – For Beginners.
FREE open meeting especially for non-members thinking of starting research.
Experienced members to help you start and then to move beyond what is on the internet.

May 9th

Visit to St. Margarets-at-Cliffe – Meet at 10.30 at the Village Hall where the Archives mentioned in our recent talk by Christine Waterman are kept. A local history talk followed by a tour of the village.

June 6th

George Fox: Founder of the Quakers – A talk by Jean Hatton.

July 4th

Kent Mining Heritage Darran Cowd. The new Museum at  Betteshanger Country Park opens in Spring 2019.

August 1st

Photographing gravestones –  Ian Stone will hold a workshop about photography.

September 5th

Manorial documents The speaker Liz Finn from the Kent Archives.

October 3rd

Allied War Cemeteries in France & Belgium Janet Powell will show WW1 Memorials in France and Belgium.

November 7th

AGM and a talk on The 1917 commemoration – by Margaret Care.

December 5th

Christmas Meeting.



Saturday 6th April 2019
Booking a place on this visit can be done via this email:
The cost of the visit is only £14

Below are several ways to pay:

A. Internet Banking (Preferred)

Account No: 11688553. Sort Code: 40-21-15
Please email: David Wharton, Treasurer, with details of what the payment is for and your name:

B. By Cheque

Payable to: ‘Folkestone And District Family History Society’
Send to: Mr David Wharton, Treasurer, Barbican House, St Stephens Way, Coolinge Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 3RD

C. With Cash

Payable at our monthly meeting (first Thursday of each month) in the Church hall of All Souls Church, Cheriton

Not So Small Print:

Please note: The Society expects an upfront payment which is non-returnable. We endeavour to keep our costs to a minimum for the benefit of all who travel with us.

Details of trip:

7.30am departure (ETD) from the bus stop at the junction of Shorncliffe Road and Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone. The bus stop is opposite Kingsnorth Gardens and outside the former Wyevale Garden Centre. There is on-street free parking on Shorncliffe Road.
8.00am pick-up at Cineworld, Eureka Leisure Park Ashford.
ETA at Kew: 10.50am.  / ETD from Kew at 4.30pm  / ETA in Ashford 6.15pm & Folkestone 6.40pm.
Emergency Contact on the day: Ian Stone. Mobile 07593875132.

Departure map:



Jenny Watson will arrange walks round Canterbury or London if we let her know where we would like to visit.

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