About the Society

On 24th June 1977 a meeting was held at the Thatched House, Mill Lane, (home of Dr and Mrs Hall), in response to three posters in the village and a notice in Rostrum magazine, to consider forming a village History Society. 45 residents attended.

A committee was formed to progress formation of a Society under the chairmanship of Mr John Lambert.

The first open meeting was held on 14th September 1977 at the Pottery which was at the junction of Mill Lane and Love Lane, opposite the Mill Pond. 59 residents attended.

In the early days membership remained around 50 people and there were approximately 8 meetings each year.
Membership has now increased to around 100, with 10 meetings each year. The programme normally includes 9 historical talks (many on local history), a cheese and wine evening and a summer outing. On occasions the Society undertakes local historical walks around the village.

The Society has produced four publications about people and places within Wateringbury and has also reprinted earlier books written by Mr Bolt and Mr Benfield. We have an extensive library and records that can be accessed by members.

The current committee are:

 David Barrow
 Vice Chair  
  Simon Copper
 Treasurer  Eddie Scarlin
  Gill Smith
  Sue Tripp
  Janet Coltham
  Christine Byron
  Wendy Copper