New Series of Thursday Night History Talks at Kent History and Library Centre, Maidstone

The Kent History & Library Centre in MaidstoneIf you haven’t managed to visit the new Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone you now have even more reason to do so.  A new programme of talks is just starting and covers a great variety of topics including 17th century shopping, reading journals, oral histories and war, rebellion and revolution.

Starting at 6.45pm the Thursday evening talks cost just £3 and are being held by a variety of experts.  To grab a ticket please call the library on 08458 247 200 or email:

11 April 2013 – John Owen F.S.A. (Shepherd Neame Archives)
‘Shepherd Neame and the brewing industry in East Kent from the Middle Ages.’

18 April 2013 – Dr David Grummitt (University of Kent)
‘War, rebellion and revolution: discovering the end of the Middle Ages in Kent’s archives.’

A peek inside the Kent History and Library Centre main archive
A peek inside the Kent History and Library Centre main archive

25 April 2013 – Dr David Wright (Society of Genealogists)
‘Kent probate records.’

2 May 2013 – Ms Liz Finn (Kent Libraries, Registration and Archives)
‘The reading journal of Martha Winthrop (?1814 – 1855)’

9 May 2013 – Alan Stockwell (Society for Theatre Research)
‘Kent theatre in the time of Jane Austen.’

16 May 2013 – Dr Barrie Cook (Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum)
‘Shopping in 17th century Kent – the evidence of private tokens.’

23 May 2013 – Mr Christoph Bull (Kent Libraries, Registration and Archives)
‘The Good, Bad & Ugly: 160 amusing years of Kentish public libraries.’

30 May 2013 – Dr Lynda Pearce (Oral Historian: Dover Museum)
‘Conversation with the past: Oral Histories of East Kent at War.’

6 June 2013 – Mr Tony Fairman (Independent Researcher, Maidstone)
‘Letters written by the lower classes in England, 1750-1834.’

Why not grab a seat now by calling 08458 247 200 or emailing


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Rachael Hale (Homes and History Magpie)

Freelance home interiors and Kent history writer. Frequently found in dusty old buildings and 'Kent Life' magazine. Find me via Twitter - @rachaelhale1 Read my home interiors and history blog -

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