Here are some links for Local, County and National History…
The aims of the Birchington Heritage trust are to research,
discover and record Birchington’s interesting 3,500 years of history.
The Broadstairs Society was founded in 1964 with the aim
to protect the charm and character of Broadstairs & St Peters and its future.
Faversham’s past has been eventful and varied; it has always
been close to the centre of the national stage; it has been keeping its own records
since the 13th century; and has a rich historic fabric.
Aims to encourage high standards of architecture and town
planning; to stimulate public interest and care for the history and character of
the area; to encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features
of amenity and historic interest.
In 1964 some of Ramsgate’s citizens formed The Ramsgate
Society to promote Ramsgate’s history and to help the town look to the future.
The Westgate Heritage Centre aims to tell the story of
Westgate on Sea, a unique Victorian development, from 1865 the year when the first
houses were built to the present day by a series of displays called “Time Line”.
Kent History Links
The Centre for Kentish Studies is the Headquarters for the Kent Archives service. It holds manuscript and printed records for the county of Kent.
To promote and co-ordinate archaeological work in Kent.
Includes a general account of the history, topography and natural history of the county.
We are delighted to make available our huge resource of archival material, including articles, maps and images, on Kent History.
With unique archaeological discoveries making it a key location for anthropological studies in England, Kent County definitely boasts historical particularities compared to the rest of the country’s regions.
The Society was founded in 1857 and is now a registered charity with the following objects: To promote the study and publication of archaeology and history in all their branches, especially within the ancient county of Kent.
The catalogue contains information and details of the collections we hold relating to the history of people and places in Kent. We have over 14 kilometres of historic records dating back to 699 AD including manuscripts, volumes, charters, maps and prints.
National History Links
Our purpose is to encourage and assist the study of Local History as an academic discipline and as a rewarding leisure pursuit for both individuals and groups.
British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
English Heritage champions our historic places and advises the Government and others to help today’s generation get the best out of our heritage and ensure that it is protected for future generations.
The National Archives is the UK government’s official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history.