Useful sites to discover more about the First World War

To read Kent’s Roll of Honour: – www.roll-of-honour.com

To discover more about the British Army in the First World War visit the Long, Long Trail:- www.1914-1918.net

This site will provide more background information about the Post Office during the First World War : – www.postalheritage.org.uk

To discover more about shortages in essential and non essential items, a useful site to visit is :- www.historylearningsite.co.uk

An interesting site to discover more concerning railway stations which were in use in Kent during the First World War is www.disused-stations.org.uk

To discover more about the Mesopotamian campaign listen to this podcast from the Imperial War Museum:- www.1914.org

Motor buses were used on the Western Front for troop movement and evacuation , this site has more information:- www.ltmcollection.org

To research the East Kent Buffs and discover where regiments served during the First World War visit- www.1914-1918.net

For information about Zeppelin raids, Gothas and ‘Giants’, visit: www.iancastlezeppelin.co.uk

To read about War Poetry from the held by the Imperial War Museum, including images of original handwritten poems: www.penheaven.co.uk

For information about the role of women in World War One, visit: www.thefriendsworkshop.org.uk

Library and Archive Links

Kent Libraries, Registration & Archives website: www.kent.gov.uk/libs

Kent & Medway in the First World War Timeline: www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council/news/campaigns-and-events/kent-and-medway-in-the-first-world-war

Kent County Council History & Heritage: www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/history-and-heritage

KLR&A online resources (including specialist family history subscription websites accessible via library PCs): www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/libraries/online-reference-library

KLR&A online newspaper & magazine resources (The Folkestone Herald for the FWW years is to be included on the British Newspaper Archive): www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/libraries/online-reference-library/newspaper-and-magazine-resources

The British Library website has a dedicated section on WW1 containing hundreds of historical resources: www.bl.uk/world-war-one

Useful links in your town

BROADSTAIRS

St. Peter’s Village Tour

www.villagetour.co.uk

We arrange four different guided walks at St. Peter’s, one mile from Broadstairs. One of these relates to the 37 WW1 graves in St. Peter’s Churchyard – one of the longest in England. Booking is essential. Tours are free, but donations are invited.

Phone: 01843 868 646

CHATHAM

The Historic Dockyard Chatham

www.thedockyard.co.uk

A maritime heritage museum, with plenty of exhibits and information on Kent’s role in WW1 at sea.

Geoff Rambler Walks

www.geofframbler.co.uk

A series of 9 walks in Kent – all with a WW1 theme – to raise funds for the Royal British Legion.

Email: [email protected]

The DeCaville Index

www.foma-lsc.org
An index of all the men recorded on WW1 memorials in the Medway Towns.

DEAL

The Deal Society

thedealsociety.org.uk/

The Deal Society exists to maintain the appeal of Deal and Walmer. Deal is unique and The Deal Society works on your behalf to help keep it that way. Nevertheless every town faces changes which may be positive or negative so we exist to monitor those changes and to work for positive outcomes. We continue to campaign to conserve the character of the town, including specific buildings which may be under threat. We are working to ensure that the Victoria Hospital, built to remember those lost in WW1, remains an active part of the healthcare of Deal.

Address: PO Box 413, Deal, Kent, CT14 4AS
Email: [email protected]

Walmer Web

walmerweb.co.uk

This page provides two articles that relate to WWI: Walmer Voluntary Aid Detachment played an important role in caring for injured servicemen during the First World War, and Walmer Aerodrome,, a World War I aerodrome which has a memorial to the pilots who flew from there and were killed fighting in France.

Great Mongeham Society

greatmongehamsociety.co.uk

We are a social society based in Great Mongeham, Kent, with interests in local history, wildlife and architecture and the promotion of our village. Apart from monthly meetings we are organising a village heritage evening at the Village Hall for 7.30 on Thursday October 30th, where we hope to have a display featuring our village archives.

DOVER

Dover Library, Dover Discovery Centre

www.kent.gov.uk

Adult & Children’s sections including DVD’s, music CD’s & audio books. A local studies collection. Talk Time sessions including scrabble, craft, reading groups and English conversation, as well as a Rhyme Time & Baby Book club. We also have Public computers, registration of births & deaths. Disabled access, disabled parking, hearing loop, VIP Pen Friend, toilets.

Phone: 03000 413 131
Address: Dover Library, Market Square, Dover, Kent, CT16 1PH
Email: [email protected]

Dover: Lock and Key of the Kingdom

www.dover-kent.co.uk

DYMCHURCH

Dymchurch & District Heritage Group

www.dymchurchheritagegroup.co.uk

Dymchurch & District Heritage Group was formed in January 2010 to preserve our local history for future generations.

Email: [email protected]

FAVERSHAM

The Faversham Society

favershamsociety.org

FOLKESTONE

Step Short

www.stepshort.co.uk

Step Short honors the men and women of Folkestone who served, while marking the town’s vital role in those world-changing events.

Folkestone and District Family History Society

www.folkfhs.org.uk

We are a family history society.

Contact: Mrs Janet Powell & Ms Pat Fincham

Elham Historical Society

www.ehs.elham.co.uk

The Elham Historical Society aims to seek, preserve, inspire and transmit knowledge of the history of the village of Elham. It is a working group who meet each month to plan the work, aided by a group of volunteers working on a variety of projects.

Email: [email protected]

GILLINGHAM

Royal Engineers Museum

www.thedockyard.co.uk

The DeCaville Index

www.foma-lsc.org
An index of all the men recorded on WW1 memorials in the Medway Towns.

HERNE BAY

Herne Bay Historical Records Society

www.hernebaymatters.com/hbhrs

HYTHE

Hythe Civic Society

www.hythecivicsociety.org

MARGATE

Margate Civic Society

www.margatecivicsociety.org.uk

Margate Civic Society was founded in 1968. Its purpose and aims are to encourage high standards of architecture and town planning in Margate and its environs; Birchington, Westgate-on-Sea, Cliftonville, Westbrook, Garlinge, Acol, St Nicholas-at-Wade and Sarre; to stimulate public interest and care for the history and character of the area; and to encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of general amenity and historical interest. The Society is a founder member of Civic Voice and is a registered charity.

Email: [email protected]

LYDD

Friends of Lydd

www.lyddtownmuseum.co.uk

RAMSGATE

Ramsgate Society

www.ramsgate-society.org.uk

We have been protecting and promoting the town for 50 years. Our aims are to encourage high standards of architecture and town planning, and to stimulate public interest and care for the beauty, history and character of the town. We pursue these aims though meetings, exhibitions, lectures and publications, etc.

Email: [email protected]

Ramsgate Historical Society

Ramsgate Historical Society Facebook Group

Our mission is to preserve a photographic history of our town.

Email: [email protected]

ROCHESTER

City Of Rochester Society

www.city-of-rochester.org.uk

The City of Rochester Society was founded in 1967 to help conserve the historic city as a pleasant place to live and work in or just visit. We continue to strive to improve the environment and quality of life in Rochester for residents and visitors alike.

Email: [email protected]

The DeCaville Index

www.foma-lsc.org
An index of all the men recorded on WW1 memorials in the Medway Towns.

City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra

www.crso.org.uk

Formed in 1969, the City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra (CRSO) is the foremost amateur orchestra in Medway. Consisting of over 60 playing members, both amateur and professional musicians, the CRSO perform, amongst others, three main concerts at The Central Theatre, Chatham, Kent.

Email: [email protected]

ROMNEY

The New Romney History Society

www.facebook.com/NewRomneyHistorySociety

The New Romney History Society meets on the last Monday of each month.

SANDWICH

Richborough Port during the World Wars

www.open-sandwich.co.uk

Information about Richborough Port during the First World War.

ISLE OF SHEPPEY

Blue Town Heritage Centre

www.bluetownheritagecentre.com

The Blue Town Heritage centre aims to be the heritage and cultural hub for the Isle of Sheppey. It combines a Heritage Centre, Music Hall, and Cinema tea room and gift shop. We also run talks, walks, and tours of Blue Town and the Isle of Sheppey.

Phone: 01795 662 981
Address: 69 High Street, Blue Town, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1RW
Email: [email protected]

Big Fish Arts Trust

bigfisharts.wordpress.com

We are a successful community Arts Charity who celebrate local heritage, theatre, music and Art. We give people the opportunity to develop performance skills and take part in high quality Arts events. We work with a wide variety of Community groups and Schools bringing History to life in an entertaining fashion.

Contact: Chris Reed
Phone: 07775 712 306
Email: [email protected]

ST MARGARET’S

SITTINGBOURNE

Sittingbourne Heritage Museum

www.sittingbourne-museum.co.uk

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