There are a series of articles available about prominent families from the Dartford area on the NWKFHS website that are free to read. They have been written by NWKFHS member Philip Taylor, who has kindly provided them for the website
'Frederick Alexander Preston Pigou (1838-1905) : Gunpowder maker and controversial landholder in Dartford'. (PDF file)
'Richard Sanham (1815-95): Dartford Builder and Local Politician'. (PDF file)
'Larking John Seager (1840 – 1905) : Engineer and entrepeneur'. (PDF file)
James Sharp (1808-83) and his Children, a Prominent Family in Victorian Dartford'. (PDF file)
'Thomas Edward Tiffin (1868-1952): Architect of Dartford Library'. (PDF file)
'Samuel Charles Umfreville JP (1820-94) of Ingress Abbey and his Fight with the Cement Makers'. (PDF file)
They can be found on the NWKFHS at On-Line Articles
Guild of One Name Studies Seminar: Army Records Ash Victoria Hall, 121 Ash Hill Road, Ash, Surrey, GU12 5DN Saturday 18th February 2012.
The Guild of One Name Studies is holding a Seminar that should interest all who had ancestors and family who served in the British Army.
"We have secured an excellent team of specialists for this seminar, which will be covering many aspects of the Army records. We lead off with Iain Swinnerton who will be explaining how the British Army was organised up to how it is today. Simon Fowler will then give us some sources for more information in the archives. Then, following an included buffet lunch, Roy Hemington of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission explains their work plus gives us a deeper look at their archives. We complete the seminar with Peter Bailey and his marvellous knowledge of the Army in British India."
Cost for the Seminar is £15 per person. Further details can be found at Event Calendar You can also book by e-mailing Seminar Booking