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What else is on, and where

Details of other events and activities for BBLHS members and friends that may be of particular interest to local history lovers.
Make a note in your diary now, and check here regularly for any updates. Do let us know of any events you think should be included here!

Beyond the Census Conference Saturday 30th September 2017 from 1030 to 1630 Wesley’s Chapel, City Road, London, EC1Y 1AU

The Federation of Family History Society is holding a a one-day conference to broaden and deepen your understanding of family history research with speakers including Ian Waller, Martin McDowell, Meryl Catty and Nick Barratt.

The cost of this Seminar is £12.00 Capacity is limited to 100: to book go to HERE

Blue Plaque Walks Saturdays (mostly) in September and October 2017 Various locations around the Borough

A series of guided walks of 3 to 8 miles in length around various parts of the Borough of Bromley to view the 39 existing Blue Plaques commemorating former local residents. The walks are organised by Enbro and are free but can be quite strenuous. For full details of the planned events, click here, or to contact the organiser Ralph Palfrey by email, click here.

Keston Parish and the Great War book signing Saturday 11th November 2017 from 1100 Keston Village Hall, Heathfield Road, Keston, BR2 6BF

Authors Edward Williams & Peter Zieminski will be signing their new book "For King & Country – Keston Parish and the Great War 1914-1919" at a special event in the Jubilee Room at Keston Village Hall. Books will be available for purchase and individual dedication.

Refreshments will be served and there will be a display of Great War artefacts and ephemera.

This 375 A4 sized pagesdescribes and illustrates the lives of over 400 men from the Keston Parish who served or may have served in the armed forces during the Great War along with information about baptisms, burials, marriages and and other local news, together with details of the invaluable contribution of the women of the Parish who supported the war effort. More information from 01959 573997.

St. Mary's Open Day Saturday 13th May from 1000-1300 & 1400 to 1600 St Mary’s Church, High Street, St Mary Cray BR5 3NL

As part of the church spire restoration, an opportunity to visit the church and to see what has been done. A number of local orgainsations including BBLHS will also be there. A good time to have a look at this interesting old church.

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