Kent Community History Network
There are many groups looking after and providing access to
information on Kent’s fantastic history. Most of these groups are
run on a voluntary basis by local people who have a passion and
enthusiasm for history and want to share this with others.
We are keen to work more closely with these groups to support
the important work they are doing and to make more information on
history available locally.
Some groups work in partnership with us through libraries, for
example at Marden, Meopham and
Joyden’s Wood. Others have set up their own heritage centres and
community archives with advice, help and support from the History
Services team, for example at Smarden,
Other groups currently provide access
to their material almost entirely through their websites, for
Margaret's History Society.
Many communities have expressed a real desire to find out more
about their local history and set up groups locally and we will
continue to support them especially in areas that will benefit most
from having access to their history.
We aim to do this by setting up a community history network
linking all groups interested in history in the county and enabling
them to support and encourage each other. If you want to join the
network or learn more about it please contact the Archives
Project Manager or the Community History Officer at the
Kent History and Library Centre.
See some examples of the work we
have done and is happening.