The aim of the Dymchurch and District Heritage Group is to preserve the history of Dymchurch and District for future generations.
The Dymchurch and District Heritage Group (DDHG) was formed in January 2010 with the following aims and objectives:
- To further local history research in Dymchurch and the surrounding villages on Romney Marsh
- To build an archive accessible to the membership and interested members of the public
- To publicise the local history of the area
- To raise funds, apply for grants and accept donations to acquire and preserve items of interest
Meetings are held regularly at the Methodist Church, High Street, Dymchurch and the Group has its own Heritage Room at the rear of the Methodist Church. The room is which is normally open to the public between April to December. find out more
New members are always welcome. Annual membership is £5 per person. Admission for meetings is £2 for members and £3 for non-members. Please contact the Secretary Margaret Walker for more information email.
The DDHG has a room at the rear of the Methodist Church in the High Street, Dymchurch, which is normally open to the public between April to December, on every 1st Saturday of the month from 2 to 5pm. The entrance is in Chapel Road.
Meetings are held every two months. They are either a talk by a visiting speaker, which take place on a Thursday evening at 7.30pm at the Methodist Church, Dymchurch, or a visit eg in 2016 we are visiting the Somme.
Membership is open to all who have an interest in local history. Annual membership is £6.00 per year. Admission for meetings is £2.00 for members and £3.00 for non-members. If you would like to join, then please contact our Secretary email.
We are very interested in hearing from people who have photographs, documents and stories we can copy and keep safely in our records.
The DDHG has a selection of books, monographs of items of history Heritage Times, Dymchurch Memories on audio CDs and other related items.
The DDHG has many old photos of Dymchurch in its archives, a few of which are shown below.
Click on a picture to see it enlarged in a slideshow