The History of the Kent County Society.
Founded in 1897 by ten businessmen who met at the Holborn Viaduct Hotel (1987) our
Association was born with the declared aim of creating an association that would further the good name of Kent and its people and we now have branches throughout Kent and a membership in
In 1897 they established the City of London branch, which
continued to meet regularly until 1971
and other branches soon followed.
The society has changed several times over the years. During World War Two, most societies
for the duration, being re-formed once hostilities were over.
The Aims and Objects of the Society are:
To encourage good fellowship and citizenship & a sense of pride in the historic county of Kent.
To protect the magnificent heritage of our towns and villages & the beauty of the countryside.
To encourage & recognise educational activities in the youth of the County.
To maintain a library of County literature/works by Kentish authors & preserve historic records
To administer a Benevolent Fund.
To promote interaction between members at Branch level through social & sporting activities.
Of course, today's association is not interested continuing old rivalries, except perhaps through
the traditional Bat and Trap competition (for the much coveted 'Acorn Trophy', the occasional
'Duck Race' or 'Sunley Bowl Golf Competition'
We seek to celebrate the beauty and character of this lovely ancient county, to keep alive its
heritage and have a 'jolly good time' in the process.
One question remains constant...Are we Men of Kent? - Or kentish Men?
Are you thinking of becoming a member?
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