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 program for 2020 is:

Wed 22nd Jan: Annual General Meeting

Wed 26th Feb: Back to their Rootes by Steve McArragher

From humble beginnings in a Goudhurst workshop, the Rootes brothers, Billy and Reggie built up a worldwide motoring empire. They were not serious engineers but very shrewd businessmen who judged the markets well. At its peak in 1960, the Rootes Group was the fourth largest manufacturer in Britain, with over 10% of the UK market, and exported to over 180 countries worldwide.

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