A People's History of Kent
By mikevoice | Sunday, June 10, 2012, 19:56
Check this out.... The Great British Story: A People's History of Kent
Tonbridge People's history?
Saturday 7 July, Kent History and Library Centre, Maidstone (10.30am - 4pm)
Presented in partnership with BBC South East and Kent Libraries and Archives.
Discover your place in history at The Great British Story local history event in Maidstone, Kent.
In a new series for BBC Two, presented by Michael Wood, The Great British Story looks at history through the eyes of ordinary people.
Rulers and royals, lords and ladies have all had their say down the centuries, but what were the last 1,500 years like for everyday Britons in Kent? Now it's your chance to get involved! Come along to a local history event at the state of the art Kent History and Library Centre and discover more about Kent's fascinating history and learn how to delve into your own past. Find out more about Kent place names and surnames, archaeology, oral history and the more unusual aspects of Kent's history.
• Listen to expert writers and historians as they delve into Kent's history in a series of 30 minutes talks - compered by Rob Smith, from BBC South East Today.
• Take a tour of the Archive's Strong Rooms and could reveal your family origins.
• Find out if the meaning of your surname could reveal your family origins.
• Learn how to decipher old handwriting, with an expert archivist - using examples from Kent's extensive archive collection.
• Discover the archaeological treasures that have been discovered near your postcode with Kent's FINDS Liaison Officer.
• Explore the history of Kent through local people, landmarks, working lives and industrial heritage.
Activities are subject to change.
All information is correct at time of publication.
With many thanks to the BBC for the story and the photo.