Our aim is to preserve the history of Dymchurch & District for future generations
Dymchurch commemorates............ The centenary of World War 1
Next Meeting Thurs 17th July 2014 "Lighthouses Ahoy" by Georgia Reed
Where to find us.......
Meetings are held at the Methodist Church, High Street, Dymchurch - See our program of events for dates and times.
At the rear of the Methodist Church, High Street, Dymchurch - we are open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 2-5pm.
On the weekend of the 9th & 10th of August 2014 Dymchurch & District Heritage Group will be having an exhibition of the service men from Dymchurch and surrounding areas who fought in the First World War. Come along and find out some moving stories from the village.
We will be launching our book (pictured right) on the 17th July 2014 (our next meeting) telling the stories of the 113 men from our villages who attended the theatre of war. Although our war memorial has 10 names on it we have 29 service men who sadly lost their lives. We hope you find it interesting. The cost of the book will be £5.00 each.
About us .......
Our group was formed in January 2010 after an initial meeting in the previous October where we asked the villagers their thoughts on forming a Heritage Group. The response was fantastic and we have gone from strength to strength with a strong membership. In this short time we have been live on Merdian News when we placed a time capsule in the new Sea Wall. We produced a Pictorial Exhibition of Dymchurch in the Plater Hall at the time of the opening ceremony of the Sea Wall which was performed by Lord Chris Smith. We also assisted Epiphany Productions for the Yesterday TV Channel with the programme "The Germans are coming" where our President, John Coker played a starring role.
Please note the heritage room will not be open on 5th July. We will however have a stall at the Woodchurch History Fair on this day.
Everyone is welcome
10am to 4pm
in the memorial hall at Woodchurch