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History Society in the town of Sandwich Kent

Sandwich Local History Society and Sandwich Archives


The best way to see Sandwich is on one of our fascinating walks.

Sandwich History SocietyTaking a tour is a great way to discover the town’s hidden gems and get the most out of your visit.
Let our local guides inform and entertain you as they personally conduct you around the narrow twisting streets of our medieval town, one of the original Cinque Ports.

Whether you are organising a trip for schools, societies or groups, or if you are a family on holiday, our tours are a great way to see the sights and appreciate some of Sandwich’s history.

Tours can take around two hours and cost £2 per person, with a minimum charge of £12.

For bookings and more details please contact Dr Mike Vaile, Studio Cottage, Twitham Court Farm, Staple Road, Wingham; Tel 01227 722324 email

Sandwich Local History Society and Sandwich Archives

Sandwich History Society

Sandwich History SocietyIf you have a question about the town of Sandwich, the History Society can draw on their knowledge & extensive records in the Sandwich Archives - or they can point you in the right direction for your research.

Not only do the Sandwich History Society have a wealth of knowledge, they also provide conducted Historical Tours of the town, publish books on the History of Sandwich and hold events and talks throughout the year.


History Society 2016 Lectures
Thursday January 21st
Annual General Meeting - followed by light refreshment and a short talk by Nick Woodland on History on my doorstep

Thursday February 18th
Dr. J.W.A. Reuther - the internment of Civilians in The Great War

Thursday March 17th
Linda Elliott The 1853 Burial Act; A Victorian Solution

Thursday April 14th
Martin Heard: The Grand Tour: British Aristocrats and the lure of Italy in the 18th Century

Thursday May 19th
Melanie Gibson-Barton: The Life and Times of Edith Cavell


General Secretary
Mrs Jacqui Linning. The Chanter's House, 11 Strand Street, Sandwich. tel: 01304 614866

Hon. Treasurer
Chris Hagerty Esq. 235 St. Richards Road, Deal. tel: 01304 382137

Lecture Secretary
Dr. Tom Richardson. 68 Strand Street, Sandwich tel: 01304 612266

Tour Organiser
Dr Mike Vaile, Studio Cottage, Twitham Court Farm, Staple Road, Wingham. Tel 01227 722324

Sandwich Guildhall Archive

Sandwich Guildhall Archive has collections of books, documents, photographs, postcards, maps and objects with relevance to the history of the Ancient Town & Cinque Port of Sandwich.

Appointments can be made to view documents on Monday and Wednesday afternoons
between 2.30pm and 4.00pm.

Contact : The Town Clerk tel: 01304 617197 website