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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 2023

January No meeting

February 23 Forty Years of Spin and Wheezes (A Life in the Media) – John Nurden

March 23 The Story of a Newington Parish Register – Sheila Malloch

April 27 Dunkirk - The Men They Left Behind – Terry Matson

May 25 AGM – plus Coronation Special (Memories and Memorabilia)

June 22 The Mystery of Amy Johnson – Jane Priston

July 27 History in My Home (Members’ Curios) – Members of NHG

August No meeting

September (16-17 tbc) Newington Uncovered, free annual event organised by NHG, as part of the National Trust’s Heritage Open Days. See NHG website for details

September 28 Islands of the Medway – Adam Taylor

October 26 Making Deep Cuts - Barbers and Surgeons from the Medieval Period to the Civil War – Dave Lamberton

November 12 Remembrance Day Service at St Mary's Church & War Memorial

November 23 Britain’s Oldest Brewery – John Owen

December 21 Christmas Social for members and their guests (NB: 3rd Thursday)