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 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 Meridian 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 at the time, John Coker, played a starring role.
You can contact us by 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