Barham Downs

History Society







The November Meeting will be next Monday 12th. at Barham Village Hall at 7,30p.m.. We will be looking at some aspects of post-war Canterbury and how it has changed, or not.


As has become a bit of a tradition the December meeting will be our annual members and friends Christmas Social including the "Bring and Share" supper.

Yet again Cynthia ( 831541 / and Jill (832135 /  have kindly offered to do the organising, for which we are ever grateful, so do get in touch with them sooner rather than later if you wish to come along and to agree your contribution so that we avoid having an oversupply of any particular item. It would also greatly help if anyone booked in and then is subsequently unable to come would let them know.

Please note that the Archive morning this Friday 9th. Nov. has been cancelled as it clashes with Jim Risby's funeral.

The next one is on Friday 23rd. November followed by Friday 14th. December which is the last one this year.

During these meetings we look at various elements of the archive but also help John with some jobs including identifying places and people on photographs and helping with scanning, inputting and categorising items. He does appreciate the assistance he has been given.Do come along and find out more.

The October meeting at Kingston Barn was a talk entitled ’The House Divided’ about the function of the medieval house. In his talk Andy Linklater gave yet another fascinating talk as he looked at the original functions of the medieval house as revealed by archaeological excavations and contemporary illustrations to show that all was not as we might have thought.