The Marden Society

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The Marden Society was formed in the 1970s in response to concerns about a particular development near the village. After that was successfully resolved the Society has gone on both to represent the views of the village, as far as it is able, and to promote interest in Marden, in Kent and in the countryside in general. In the words of its constitution, the Society exists to:


To these ends the Society has a programme of monthly  meetings  with guest speakers talking on subjects of interest to members, plus a summer outing usually in June, and also publishes a free bi-monthly newsletter, The Parish Pump.  It initiated a project which produced the now adopted Village Design Statement; and keeps a general eye on what is happening in terms of planning and development both in the village and the local area.

Meetings are normally held at 7.30 p.m. in the Vestry Hall, unless otherwise advised. There is a raffle, refreshments are provided, and visitors are always welcome.

The 2020 Committee is:

Chairman:Mo Clayton              01622 831529
Secretary:Steve McArragher  01622 831007
Treasurer:Mike Lockett 01622 833346
 Membership Sec.Carol Hogg
 Diane Fisher
 Barbara Dubois

Membership costs just £5.00 per annum.

For details please email us here

The programmne for 2020 is Currently suspended due the outbreak of Corona Virus, starting with our March talk on Margaret of Anjou. We will decide when to restart meetings based on Government advice. Let’s hope it is not too long!

Our programme should have been as follows.

Wed 25th March: Margaret of Anjou by James Dickenson

Wed 22nd April: History of Anaesthesia by John Dickenson

Wed 27th May: Winston Churchill and Chartwell by Paul Laundy
Wed 24th June: Summer Outing – to be arranged
Wed 23rd September: Hopping in Kent and the Hartlake Disaster by Geoff Doel
Wed 28th October: The Dambusters by Guy Bartlett
Wed 25th November: Wildlife around Marden by Ray Morris