Barham Downs

History Society







Our next meeting is on Wednesday 25th October at 7.30pm at Barham Village Hall.

It will be one of our public talks about “Recent Excavations in Historic Dover”  to be given by Keith Parfitt of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust. Some will remember that Keith gave us a talk on the Ringlemere Cup a few years ago.

This continues our series of meetings looking at aspects of the past of our historic local towns of Canterbury, Folkestone and Dover with this talk on Dover’s unique historical place in our island’s history.

After many years of planning, work began on the St James’s redevelopment during the spring of 2015. Canterbury Archaeological Trust spent two years working on the project and recovered some remarkable information concerning the historic town.

As with all our public talks, tickets will be £5 for the public and £3 for members on production of their membership cards. Anyone who wishes to attend and pays by standing order but has not yet collected their card, get in touch with David Wood to avoid hassle on the night.

As always it helps if you would pay your subs by Standing Order (a link to the form is in the index above). Membership forms only need to be completed by new members or if your contact details, e.g. e-mails, have changed.


For future reference the November meeting will be the next of our series of popular photo evenings on Canterbury. This will be on Monday 13th of November at Barham Village Hall at 7.30pm. In this context, if anyone has any personal or other photographs, including postcards, relating to Canterbury of any time up to the present and are prepared to let us have them or copy them for this and other events, do please get in touch with John Reynolds (830384) or Dave Humphries (831297) or David Wood (832430) and we will organise it with you. Any help of this kind will be greatly appreciated.

For your diaries, and hopefully to avoid any clashes, the Christmas Social, including our traditional “Bring and Share “  supper, will be at Barham on Wednesday 13th December. More details next month.

The next of our open committee evenings will be on Monday 30th October at Barham Village Hall at 7.30pm. Do please consider coming along as it was most helpful last time to have some different input from members.

You do not need to stay, just give us a piece of your mind and then you can go!!!

As always we look forward to seeing you.