Welcome to the web site of Wateringbury Local History Society. We hope you will enjoy browsing our pages to learn more of Wateringbury life in the past.

The Society meets in the village hall on the third Wednesday evening of January, February, March, April, June, September, October, November and December. December is usually a social evening (in December 2019 we were entertained by Regency Dancers). Free tea and coffee is served from 7.40p.m. with the talk starting at 8.00p.m. In May we hold a members’ Wine and Cheese evening at a different local property each year. In July we arrange a coach outing to a property of historical interest. The Annual membership of £15 a year covers the 9 talks. Visitors are welcome at a charge of £5 per person per talk. The wine and cheese evening and the annual outing are optional events for which appropriate charges are made.

In 2019 our outing was to the Wealden and Downland Open Air Museum where we enjoyed guided tours around the various properties and had time to wander individually too. On Wednesday 29th July 2020 we plan to visit The Royal Pavilion, Brighton.

In 2017 the Society researched and, with the village magazine Rostrum, funded the village’s Blue Plaques

Led by past chairman Ted Bates we initiated and, with the village magazine, funded the reinstallation of the village stocks next to the village lock-up which were then gifted to the care of the Parish Council.

From time to time we support History Displays of items from our archives. The next events will be:

Sunday 7th June The History Society will have a stall at the village fete to be held in the Playing Fields off Fields Lane. Cancelled because of Covid-19.

Saturday 19th September in conjunction with the National Heritage Events we will have history displays in the Church 10a.m-4p.m. There will also be two guided circular walking tours at 10.30a.m. and 2.30p.m. both starting at the church. Cancelled because of Covid-19.

The Society maintains a library which can be accessed by members and has a range of publications for purchase.

The society can be contacted at wateringburylhsociety@gmail.com