Events 2018 - 2019

Newington History Group meets once a month (except January and August) on the second Thursday. We have a talk from a specialist in their field, usually on topics with a local connection, and a chance to chat and share history interests and research over a hot drink and a biscuit. We are a friendly group and welcome visitors; we make a small charge of £3 per person if you are not a member. 

Please Contact us if you would like more information. 

We are also involved in local, community and nationwide history and heritage projects. Take a look at the list and join us whenever you can.



Sheppey Fossils - Fred Clouter (monthly meeting)
Date: 13 Feb 2020
Start time: 07:30 PM
End time: 09:30 PM
Fred has made hundreds of fossil discoveries around Sheppey's coastline; is a founder member of the Sheppey Fossils Study Group and co-authored a book on London clay fossils. Methodist Hall, Church Lane, Newington ME9 7JT. Guests welcome (£3 each). Hot drink and biscuits provided.
Newington Nostalgia 1951-1965 - Dave Meredith (monthly meeting)
Date: 12 Mar 2020
Start time: 07:30 PM
End time: 09:30 PM
Find out what the village was like as Britain recovered from WWII and headed for the Swinging Sixties. Methodist Hall, Church Lane, Newington ME9 7JT. Guests welcome (£3 each). Hot drink and biscuits provided.
The Barber-Surgeon - Dave Lamberton (monthly meeting)
Date: 09 Apr 2020
Start time: 07:30 PM
End time: 09:30 PM
In his living history alter-ego, Dave talks about the often grisly work of the men who performed operations as well as shaves despite often being illiterate. Bring a strong stomach :) Methodist Hall, Church Lane, Newington ME9 7JT. Guests welcome (£3 each). Hot drink and biscuits provided.
VE Day Commemoration
Date: 08 May 2020 (all day)
TBA
AGM / Social Evening plus The Mystery of the Yew Tree - Clifford Hansford
Date: 14 May 2020
Start time: 07:30 PM
End time: 09:30 PM
Cliff is a member of the Ancient Yew Group and tells the myths and history surrounding these amazingly long-lived trees. The talk is preceded by the AGM - if you are coming for the talk please be in your seats by 7.30 so that we can move seamlessly from one to the other. Methodist Hall, Church Lane, Newington ME9 7JT. Guests welcome (£3 each). Hot drink and biscuits provided.