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Chelsfield local history groupMeets at 10.30 am in the brass crosby roomSt martins churchThe last Thursday of each month – all welcomeALso at Farnborough Social Club - behind the woodman -on the last Friday in the month -
Chelsfield Parochial Notes by Arthur Thomas Waring of Woodlands has now been uploaded to the website. The book in two volumes was written c 1912 and draws on a rich tapestry of material in the manorial documents and the parish chest. An introduction and links to the document can be found here.From Patrick Hellicar: Chelsfield Local History group meets in the Brass Crosby Room at 10.30am on Thursday, 28 November. Christine Hellicar will give a talk on "Anerley -- the story of a surprising Bromley suburb".If you can't make it on Thursday, and are keen to hear this talk, Chris will be repeating it at the Farnborough Local History Group's meeting at 10.30am on Friday (29 November) at the Farnborough Social Club, behind The Woodman pub in Farnborough Village. Postcode BR6 7BLThis is the last meeting of 2019 - we don't meet in December, for obvious reasons.
St Martins Church Chelsfield held a successful Heritage Open Day on 22 September 2019, where historic documents, vestments and other items from the church’s long heritage were exhibited. The Community Archive put on a display about the proposed development of Hewitts Farm (now Chelsfield Lakes Golf course) in the late 1980s. It was planned to build a huge regional shopping centre on the site (think Bluewater) but fortunately the Planning Inspector was convinced that the Greenbelt should be preserved. The Orpington History Organisation are promoting a new book by Tom Yeeles and Phil Waller: Lost Orpington and Around. Printed by Amberley and available from local bookshops.