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 has been suspended due the outbreak of Corona Virus. We had hoped to be able to restart in September, but with the latest Government advice on the “Rule of six” this is not going to be possible. Therefore we have cancelled all remaining talks this year

Our programme should have been as follows.
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

We hope to hold our usual AGM and Social event on 27th January 2021 but will have to wait and see how the COVID situation develops. Most of the 2020 talks will be carried over to 2021, so you havent missed them!