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Herne and Broomfield Local History Group

At the May meeting Mark Bateson, KCC community history officer, gave an informative presentation on The Kent History and Library Centre at Maidstone. Mark began by introducing the new History Centre – formerly the KCC Archives, which opened in 2012. He explained how to access the collections in person from the public search room. The index to the centre’s collections …

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Herne and Broomfield History Group

Contact: Alan Dilnot 01227 373695 At the March meeting Colin Brown spoke about the history of maps with special reference to Ordnance Survey maps. Early private maps were produced of landowners estates. Henry VIII commissioned maps of the south coastline highlighting church towers, beacons and features where defences might be needed. In the late 1700’s, with fears that the French …

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