Bexley Historical Society in Kent, UK was established in December 1951. It is a small and friendly society that meets monthly at the hall of St John Fisher RC Church, Thanet Road, Bexley.
We listen to speakers talking about local, general historical and archaeological subjects generally about the Bexley Borough and its surrounding areas. Please see our forthcoming talks.
Above all, we are a Society that fosters a wider interest in all matters of historical significance relating to the Bexley district. Through our Then & Now project we are creating a photographic record of the whole borough, and our regular Newsletter keeps members and visitors informed of our activities. In September 2011 we began an exciting new project, Changing Times: 100 Years of the Broadway, Bexleyheath, 1912-2012, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and in partnership with Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre.
Please keep an eye on our news and upcoming events.
We are the oldest local history society in the borough, and in December 2011 we celebrated our 60th anniversary.
We are gradually adding information to this website about the Bexley Borough, such as suggested walks, places to visit and books to read, and also poetry, histories and articles on plaques, historic buildings, war memorials and transport. Over the next four years we will mark the centenary of the First World War. We now have postcards of drawings depicting Bexley borough landmarks for sale.
Please do contact us if you would like more information on the Bexley Historical Society or would like to take part in any of our activities.
For more on Bexley Council's 2013 proposal to move Bexley Archives to Bromley, click here.
For more on Bexley Council's 2014 proposal to re-model the library service, click here.
For more on Bexley Council's 'Strategy 2018 Budget' and the survey to have your say on proposals, including a cut in funding to Bexley Heritage Trust, click here.
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