If you had ancestors or family in the Erith area of Kent this site will be of interest. Managed by the Erith Museum Group on Behalf of Bexley Council it is an example of local people and volunteers working together to save an important resource.
In 1998 it was feared that the Museum would be closed. A successful public campaign by the local community over two years lead to the renewed support of the Local Council and the management of the museum being handed over to the present volunteer group. This has resulted in increase in the number of people using the museum. Erith Museum Website
Northumberland Heath, Erith, Kent.
At Northumberland Heath Village there are photographs and outline history of the area. Originally an agricultural area by the Victorian times it had grown and the coming of the railway in 1849 was to result in further growth.
Centre for Kentish Studies.
The CKS has announced the following short term closures at the Centre for Kentish Studies and East Kent Archives Centre:
29/08/11 to 03/09/11
24/10/11 to 29/10/11
30/01/12 to 04/02/12
They have also announced that as part of the preparations for the move to the new Centre, they will be moving to a microfilm/microfiche only service at the Centre for Kentish Studies from 22 August 2011. If you have any questions, you can call the Centre for Kentish Studies on 01622 694363 or check for further details at CKS Website.