Talks and Events

Talks are usually held in the Memorial Hall, Frittenden on the last Thursday of month, starting at 8pm. Special events and exhibitions may have different start times and venues.

Sissinghurst Castle and the local area in WW2

Peter Mellor

Thursday 27 January 2022 – 8pm – Memorial Hall

The talk will focus on some of the history of the Sissinghurst Castle Estate and the local area during World War 2 (1939-45). The lives of Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson, and their family, during that time together with life at home and on the farm.

The involvement of the Home Guard and the secret Auxiliary Units particularly during the threat of enemy invasion.

Just a small but important chapter in the long, interesting history of Sissinghurst, both village and Castle.

PLUTO in Kent

Operation PLUTO (pipeline under the ocean) was a World War II project devised by British boffins and the military to construct undersea pipelines between England and France to fuel the invasion vehicles.  The project started in 1942 and one of the pipelines made its way through Frittenden on its way to the sea. 

David Northcroft will be our guest speaker on Thursday 24th February to tell us more about Operation Pluto and Kent. 

Thursday 24th February 2022 – 8pm – Memorial Hall

Kit Marlowe

Geoff Doell

Thursday 31st March 2022 – 8pm – Venue to be advised

Annual General Meeting

Thursday 28th April 2022 – 8pm – Venue to be advised

The Grand Tour – Early Tourists in the Weald

Ian Beavis

Thursday 28th April 2022 – immediately after the AGM