Sandwich History Society: Talks and Events

Sandwich History Society holds talks or lectures throughout the year – non members are welcome at the Guildhall Sandwich for a nominal donation of £1. Parking is available in the adjacent Guildhall Car Park details on our Find Us webpage
More information about the lectures and outings please contact Jacqui Linning sandwichlocalhistorysociety@gmail.com


Lectures 2018/19


18th April 2019 at 7:30pm in Sandwich Guildhall

Dr. John Reuther

"The Death to the Funeral of Lord Nelson 1805 - 1806"

9th May 2019 at 7:30pm in Sandwich Guildhall

Lt. Col. Dick Bolton

"Our Ports of Stranded Pride: The Cinque Ports of Kent and Sussex."

Events of Interest and Days Out


Item of Interest from the British Film Institute -

A 9 minute Film made in 1934 "Curiosities of Sandwich" - a delicious portrait of Sandwich, photographed by Fred Ford.

Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April

CANTERBURY HISTORY WEEKEND
Tudors and Stuarts, a weekend of events celebrating Tudor and Stuart history.

Speakers include:

  • Imogen Corrigan
  • Miranda Kaufmann
  • Glen Richardson
  • David Starkey
  • Alexandra Walsham
  • Alison Weir - and may more ----

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Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th May

Celebrating Thirty Years of the Canterbury Unesco World Heritage Site

Canterbury Unesco World Heritage Site

2019 marks the 30th anniversary year of Canterbury’s status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Join us for the St Augustine’s Feast Day followed by two days of talks, a wine reception and a light show to celebrate Canterbury’s inspiring heritage and to consider how we can sustain it for future generations.

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Past Talks and Past Events

Saturday 23rd March - Four sessions throughout the day from 9:30 am to 5:00pm

WILLIAM SOMNER (1606 - 1699) - Canterbury
Conference & Exhibition celebrating 350th Anniversary of this great Kentish scholar

Book tel: 01227 782994 or via website www.canterbury.ac.uk

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Saturday 16th March 10:00 am to 2:30pm

Ashford Archaeological and Historical Society
Industrial Archaeology Day School

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14th March 2019 at 7:30pm in Sandwich Guildhall

Dr. Geoff Doel

"Outsiders: Outlaws, Poachers, Smugglers and Highwaymen"

14th February 2019 at 7:30pm in Sandwich Guildhall

Dr. Cathryn Pearce

"The Sons of Plunder: Daniel Defoe and the Wreckers of Kent"

17th January 2019 at 7:30pm in Sandwich Guildhall

Annual General Meeting

Followed by Nick Woodland on "Sandwich Businesses - Then and Now"

Sandwich Museum - 2018

The autumn / winter exhibition ties in with the WW1 commemoration and uses the research from a team of Archives volunteers that tells the story of those that lost their lives from Sandwich and is part of a wider programme of events to mark the end of the war.

15th November 2018 at 7:30pm in Sandwich Guildhall

Len Howell of English Heritage

"Operation Fortitude - the secret success of D Day"

11th October 2018 at 7:30pm in Sandwich Guildhall

Dr. Rebekah Higgitt

"Not by clockwork alone - the 18th century search for longitude"

13th September 2018 at 7:30pm in Sandwich Guildhall

Edward Towne

"The Court of Charles I"