County and Other Branch Activities

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The Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men

The Association, as it is known, came into being with ten founder members on the 16th December 1897 at Holborn Viaduct Hotel, London. Before this there are records of an earlier organization, the Honourable Society of the Natives of Kent.

The earliest preserved record shows their existence in London in 1657. The Kentish Society was formed with the object of maintaining the sons of poor men born in the County of Kent.

After the Annual Feast on November 21st, 1700 at the Merchant Taylor’s Hall, nothing more is heard of the Society until it was reborn as the Association in 1897.

The Association’s aims are:

  • To encourage good fellowship and citizenship and a sense of pride in the historic County of Kent.
  • To protect the magnificent heritage of our towns and villages and the beauty of the countryside.
  • To encourage and recognise educational activities in the youth of the County.
  • To maintain access to a library of County literature and works by Kent authors.
  • To administer a Benevolent Charity and an Educational Charity.

To promote interaction between members at branch level through social and sporting activities.

How We Operate:

The Association is overseen by a Management Committee, its members being elected from and representing each branch. This ensures fair and healthy links county wide.  In addition, a County Chairman, Hon Secretary and Hon Treasurer are elected at our annual AGM.

Association Website:

County Website:


October 19

Annual Black Tie Dinner
Upchurch Golf Club
Click for info and booking form ...
Booking to Lorna by 6 September

November 13

Speaker Evening
Stuart Robinson:
"The Old Father Thames"
Frindsbury 19:30

December 11

Pearly King and Queen Evening
with Xmas Supper

  Please direct commuications to the SECRETARY. ADMIN