New book of local villages including Hothfield

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Weald Villages: Charing, Westwell, Hothfield, Little Chart, Pluckley, Smarden Through Time

A new book has been recently published showing interesting past photos of local villages including Hothfield, and the current view of the same scene.  The History Society has been pleased to meet the author, Kay Sowden, as she compiled her photos of local scenes from past and present.  The book “Weald Villages: Charing, Westwell, Hothfield, Little Chart, Pluckley, Smarden Through Time” is available on-line and through local book shops.

Join Kaye Sowden on a tour of these beautiful villages, showcasing their fascinating past.  She writes: “The Weald of Kent is a famously beautiful part of England and there are some extremely attractive villages between it and the North Downs.  Charing was an important staging point where archbishops, kings and travellers broke their journeys to and from London.  Hothfield, with its wild common, has altered the most over the last century while the village of Little Chart shows the impact of the Industrial Revolution.  At the heart of the Weald, Smarden seems almost untouched by the passing of more than 300 years.”

This page was added by Chris Rogers on 05/06/2014.
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Really looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of this book. Having grown up in Hothfield I have many great memories of me and my mates riding our bikes round the many lanes that connected Hothfield to Charing, Westwell, Little Chart and Pluckley where we spent many summers at Pivington (sp) Farm. Yours truly John Roders 

By John Roders
On 26/06/2014

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