If you have enjoyed our website there are many sites and organisations offering further information on local history. This is not an exhaustive list – if you think other sites are worthy of a listing please contact us to let us know. Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar - The Heritage Hangar was founded in early 2011 to house the activities of The Spitfire Company (Biggin Hill) Limited, with the purpose of restoring a single Spitfire. Now it has a whole squadron’s worth and is a centre for restoration. Pre-booked tours are available. Bromley Borough Local History Society (BBLHS) meets once a month in St George’s Church Bickley to exchange information and learn more about the Borough’s history. Bromley Local Studies and Archives collects, preserves and makes available current and historic materials on the area of the London Borough of Bromley. They are located at the Central Library, High Street, Bromley BR1 1HX. Chelsfield Local History Group meets on the last Thursday of each month at Chelsfield Village Hall, BR6 7RL. We also meet the next day (Friday) at 10.30am in Farnborough for those who find it easier to get to Farnborough Social Club, 6 Pleasant View Place BR6 7BL. All are welcome. Topics vary widely but there is usually a Chelsfield link! Kent Archaeological Society promotes the study and publication of archaeology and history in Kent, including historic buildings, genealogy, industrial archaeology and local history. Kent History and Library Centre at Maidstone promotes research into family and local history, and holds a large part of Kent’s County Archive. Orpington History Organisation – is dedicated to displaying and providing information on the history of the town of Orpington. OHO exhibit at local events and have the occasional social gathering. The Pratts Bottom Community Website holds interesting material on the history of the village. Historical Directories is a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750 to 1919. It contains reproductions of directories useful for research into local and genealogical history, but be warned it is not that easy to search. The National Archives The National Archives is the official archive and publisher for the UK government. They hold the nation’s collection of over 11 million historical government and public records including paper and parchment, electronic records and websites, photographs, posters, maps, drawings and paintings. They offer a huge range of online material and resources.
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