Talks & Visits

We usually organise 9 talks and 2 visits each year. Places on our visits are usually limited in number and only available to members. There is normally an additional charge for each visit to cover items such as admission fees, guides and sometimes transport and/or refreshments. 

Unless otherwise noted below, all talks take place at 8pm in Plaxtol Memorial Hall, School Lane, Plaxtol, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0QD. 

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OUR 2022 PROGRAMME

Meetings and outings are subject to possible changes, depending on Covid 19 restrictions and other matters.

ZOOM MEETINGS ONLY:

Tuesday 11 January, 8pm – UPNOR CASTLE AND THE DUTCH RAIDS, a talk by Jeremy Clarke

Tuesday 8 February, 8pm – THE FOUNDERS’ LECTURETHE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF SEVENOAKS, a talk by Sir Paul Britton

MEETINGS IN PLAXTOL MEMORIAL HALL (AND VIA ZOOM ALSO):

Tuesday 8 March, 8pm – COBHAM, A VIRTUAL WALK, a talk by Jonathan Fenner

Tuesday 12 April, 8pm – KENT SPRING AND SUMMER SEASONAL CUSTOMS, a talk by Geoff Doel

Tuesday 10 May, 8pm – a short AGM, followed by GLUTTONY & STARVATION IN THE 19TH CENTURY, a talk by Jules Dussek

SUMMER OUTINGS (MEMBERS ONLY):

Tuesday 24 May, 2 30pm – WALLOONS AND HUGUENOTS IN CANTERBURY, a 2 hour walk guided by Michael Peters. £10 a head, payable on booking. Meet by the Canterbury War Memorial at the Buttermarket, Burgate, Canterbury. This outing is limited to a maximum of 30 members. For more details, please see:

Thursday 14 July, 11am –GUIDED VISITS TO COBHAM HALL, CHURCH AND ALMSHOUSES. £20 a head, payable on booking. This outing is limited to a maximum of 25 members.

MEETINGS IN PLAXTOL MEMORIAL HALL (AND VIA ZOOM ALSO):

Tuesday 13 September, 8pm – THE STRANGE CASE OF CONCEALED OBJECTS FOUND AT IGHTHAM MOTE, a talk by Wayne Perkins

Tuesday 11 October, 8pm – OLD POSTCARDS – ALONG THE A227 FROM GRAVESEND TO WROTHAM, a talk by Bob Appleby

Tuesday 8 November, 8pm – SOME UNUSUAL KENT BUILDINGS, a talk by David Carder

Tuesday 13 December, 8pm – FUNNY FUNERALS, WEIRD WILLS AND ECCENTRIC EPITAPHS, a talk by Cyril Baldwin, followed by mulled wine