Welcome to the NWKFHS Blog

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Hello, welcome to the NWK FHS blog. I hope to keep you up to date with what is happening in the Society's area and with the Society. If you are interested or would like to know about the Society and what it can offer please look at the pages on the Society Library and the various Branches.

Some  news.

The new Research Service for members & non-members went ‘live’ on our website during January 2011 and was publicised in our March Journal 2011.  Being a new service and having no idea as to how many queries we may get along with organizing volunteers on a rota basis, it was decided to restrict the service in the initial stage to our Society Library only.  Once the system is organized and running smoothly we hope to extend it to archive visiting research.

Forms for requesting a search can be found on the North West Kent FHS Website at http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/.

The Centre for Kentish Studies has announced that there will be a series of closures at the Centre for Kentish Studies in Maidstone and the East Kent Archives Centre in Whitfield near Dover in preparation for the move to The Kent History and Library Centre being built at James Whatman Way, Maidstone.

The closures are

07/03/11 to 12/03/11 at CKS and EKAC
02/05/11 to 07/05/11 at CKS and EKAC
27/06/11 to 09/07/11 at CKS and EKAC
29/08/11 to 03/09/11 at CKS and EKAC
24/10/11 to 29/10/11 at CKS and EKAC
30/01/12 to 04/02/12 at CKS and EKAC

More information can be seen at

The Society's Annual Meeting and AGM will be held at on 21 May 2011 at Sevenoaks Community Centre, Otford Road, Sevenoaks, Kent. TN14 5DN. Starting at 9.30am. Among the speakers will be Bob Ogley, Kent in the 19th Century and Stuart Bligh on the new Centre for Kentish Studies. There is also a presentation by the War Graves Commission. Various Stalls will also be attending.

Visitors are welcome to come along to hear the talks and browse the stalls. A donation is always welcome. Further details can be found at http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/agm2011.htm

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