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The Local History Group

The objective of the Local History Group is to encourage the study of Tunbridge Wells and its past. We do this through research, publications, education and the collection and cataloguing of historical material.

The Group is an integral part of the Civic Society. All members of the Society are welcome to join in the activities of the Group, without additional charge, though they are encouraged to register their specific interests with us.

Research and Publications

The Group publishes the results of its research in a number of formats.


Other Activities

Sue Brown, a member of the Group and ex-Reference Librarian, has produced a bibliography of Tunbridge Wells sources.

Ann Bates, another member of the Group, has produced a list of Notable Residents.

For many years, Ed Gilbert, a member of the Group who lived in Canada, maintained a web-site with detailed articles about Tunbridge Wells. A selection of these articles is available here.

If you would like further information about any of these activities, please email us.

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