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 jacquilinning@aol.com


Lectures 2018/19


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

Dr. Cathryn Pearce

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

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

Dr. Geoff Doel

"Outsiders: Outlaws, Poachers, Smugglers and Highwaymen"

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


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

Ashford Archaeological and Historical Society
Industrial Archaeology Day School

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

WILLIAM SOMNER (1606 - 1699) - Canterbury
Conference & Exhibitioin celebrating 350th Anniversary of the great Kentish

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

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Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April

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

Speakers include:

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

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Past Talks and Past Events

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 speaking on "The Court of Charles I"