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Newington History Group

Newington History Group meets monthly in the Village Hall on the fourth Thursday (7pm-9pm).

There's a booked speaker most months followed by a social get-together over refreshments.  Annual membership is £18; while membership for ages 18-25 is £5 pa, and under-18s can join for free.  It's only £4 for guests and everyone is welcome. Just turn up.

Additional events are held during the year, including the annual Newington Uncovered heritage weekend in September, which is part of the National Trust's Heritage Open Days.

The group actively seeks to unearth, preserve and promote the history and heritage of the village and neighbouring areas. This includes recording the present to leave a record for future generations. 

Contact the group with your local stories, memories and photographs. Items that may seem trivial to you might fill an important hole in our knowledge - for example, old family photos may show long-demolished buildings or changed roads.

Anyone willing to assist with research or collating information would be most welcome.

View the group's website: 

Email: [email protected], or call 07506 239970. Follow on Facebook: Newington History Group, and Twitter: @newingtonhg

Events for 2024

January- no meeting

February 22: Ellen Blight, Victorian Teenage Lion Tamer – Pauline Holmes

March 28: The Medway Queen Paddle Steamer Centenary – Mark Bathurst

April 25: Kent in Blossom, the National Fruit Collection – Jonathan Fryer

May 23: Behind the Mic - the Story of Invicta Radio, Kent’s First Independent Radio     

                Station – Sue Flipping (7.30pm); preceded at 7pm by the AGM

June 27: Kent in the English Civil War – Steve Bird

July 25: A Life Divided by Colonial Rule – Alex Ntung

August: No meeting

September 26: Kent’s Forgotten Corner – Edward Peek

October 24: The Orchard Family - Loss, Heartbreak & Remembrance – Liz Finn 

November 10: Remembrance Day Service at St Mary's Church & War Memorial

November 28: Lost Empires - Last Days of the Music Halls & Variety – Wilf Lower

December 19: Christmas Social for NHG Members [NB: 3rd Thursday]