Category Archives: History

General historical stuff about Hernhill Parish

Jubilee Year Photo Archive

Bring us your photographs – old & new!

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The Battle of Bossenden Wood

David Shire has written a history of the Battle at Bossenden Wood, which can now be downloaded here: Bossenden Wood Battle by David Shire (and in French here: La Bataille de Bossenden Wood ) Find out more about the site and … Continue reading

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Anyone know Bounds House?

Hernhill.net has  recieved a message from Harold Debbage as below, can anyone help? “Seasons Greetings from New Zealand The 1851 Census shows John Hudson, with his wife and five childeren were living at Bounds House, Hernhill Road, Henhill. This John Hudson … Continue reading

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William Albert Butcher of Staplestreet

I am trying to find any information about my Father. He was William Albert Butcher and was killed in the war in July 1944. I believe he lived in Staplestreet, Faversham at some the time.I was born in March 1944, … Continue reading

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Our forlorn phonebox

The old red phonebox which is tucked away beside the old retired Hernhill village shop has had some notices slapped on it by the BT. They say no longer is it viable and that they feel they must remove the … Continue reading

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The life of Betty McKeever

I’ve been reading a fascinating borrowed book called ‘Her Master’s Voice – The life of Betty McKeever’ by Anne Edgar. It tells of the ladys life in Hernhill from 1901 to 1990. Betty was a relative of the Dawes family … Continue reading

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Local History and Genealogy

There have been a whole host of interesting pamphlets and books written on local history. Many of these can found at the Fleur de Lis Museum and Gallery in Faversham  Mike Baldock of Invicta Genealogy is writing reviews of some … Continue reading

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The bygone years

I’ve been sent some great photos courtesy of the Faversham Society

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