Kingston Local History Society
|Contacts: Guy Walker, (Chair).
Kingston’s history has been documented in various ways. The Kingston Local History Society originated in the mid 1970’s, when Mary Petter took a great interest in the village’s past & over about 20 years researched many aspects of village life by publishing letters & accounts of her findings. Since then it has continued to function under the guidance of several local representatives in the community until it was finally revived in its present format in 2003/04. A few years ago it received a generous Heritage Lottery Grant, thanks to the combined efforts and hard work of Jennie Stanley and the late Peter Joiner and is now busy “Preserving Kingston’s Past” to make it accessible to all.
Members pay an annual subscription of £5 & non members pay £3 each time they attend talks by guest speakers etc. in the Reading Room. The Society also organises walks and visits to places of interest, usually on a Saturday.
The AGM is in the Autumn. Meetings/talks take place in the Reading Room, at 7.30pm, with a social time from 7pm, normally on Thursdays unless otherwise stated. The Programme of Events can be found on the KLHS Website and on this site under ‘What’s On ‘.