Newington History Group
Newington History Group meets monthly in the Village Hall on the 4th Thursday (7pm-9pm).
Meetings include speakers, both local and of a wider network, plus time for news questions or discussion. Local stories are of a major interest and any help with research and collating information is always useful.
The aim of the group is to record and promote the history of Newington and its environs or related subjects, by research, study and publication. Newington History Group has its own website newingtonhistory.uk/
Forthcoming events for 2022:
May 26 Annual General Meeting plus: ‘Queen Elizabeth II – A Servant or a Queen?’ with Richard Emmett
June 2 Lighting of NHG Beacon (9.45pm) to launch the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, preceded at 9.30pm by Graham Dudley (NHG chairman) explaining the site’s historic location. Viewing point signposted from public footpath off Callaways Lane.
June 23 Have You Noticed? (A Peek Pictorial) with Edward Peek
July 28 Much Biting in the Marsh: Mosquitoes and Malaria in Kent with Simon Springate
August No meeting
September Newington Uncovered, part of the National Trust’s Heritage Open Days, village activities (dates tbc, check website)
September 22 Milton Regis 1850 - 2010 with Colin Harvey
October 27 ‘What Have the Romans Ever Done for Newington?’ with Sue Flipping
November 13 Remembrance Day Service, St Mary's Church (10.15am)
November 24 Fingerprints & Murder with Jack Deans
December 22 Christmas Social for members and their guests
Annual membership available. Most meetings are open to visitors (£3).
Website: Newington History Group
Email: [email protected]; or call: 01795 842711
Follow on Facebook: Newington History Group, and Twitter: @newingtonhg
The history group actively seeks to unearth, preserve and promote the history of the village and neighbouring areas. Contact us with your local memories and stories.