News from the archives section
May is Local & Community History month
The aim of
Local & Community History Month is to increase awareness of
local history, promote history in general to the local community
and encourage all members of the community to participate.
Kent Libraries, Registration & Archives have an extensive
activities and events for Local & Community History
Month. Contact Rob Illingworth, Service Development Librarian -
Local History for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unlock Kent’s Glittering Past
Enjoy our exciting
Spring 2013 programme of talks
(PDF, 68 k) on our great county's
Be inspired by our expert speakers
talking about their research. Learn how they use in the
writing of history – the documents and sources, many from Kent’s
wonderful archives held at the Kent History and Library
Centre. Witness them at work, uncovering evidence,
interpreting it and in their company, discover historical
treasures held there. And see some of them for yourself, laid
out on display during the talk.
When did the Middle Ages end? How did
you pay for things in the seventeenth century? How did ordinary
folk write before the dawn of modern schooling? These questions and
many more posed and answered.
Join us on Thursday evenings at the Kent History and Library
Centre, James Whatman Way, Maidstone. Admission charge: £3
Please contact us on 0300 333 6022 or email email@example.com to
book and for further details.
People in Parliament
The case study for this communities project exploring the impact
of Parliament on local communities and investigating how people
have influenced Parliament has now been
The project is the result of a partnership between the
Parliamentary Archives, Parliamentary Outreach, Kent
History and Library Centre and Marden History Group and looks
at the impact of the South Eastern Railway on the community of
Marden in Kent.
Spring Talks - Kent History and Library Centre
The Good, Bad and Ugly: 160 amusing years of Kentish public
Thursday 23 May at 6:45 pm
Displays connected with the talk may be viewed from 6:15 pm
Christoph Bull, retired member of Kent Libraries,
Registration and Archives, will present an illuminating history and
development of public libraries in Kent with plenty of personal and
amusing stories from both sides of the counter.
Please contact the library on 0300 333
6022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to
book your place.