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:


March 11

Branch AGM
Wine & Cheese Supper

April 15

Beetle Drive
Mini Music Quiz
with Tea and Biscuits

May 13

A Light Musical Evening
Margaret Watson
with Finger Buffet

June 10

Weald and Downland
Living Museum

Coach trip with Lunch

July 15

Battle of Britian
A talk by Guy Bartlett
with Tea and Biscuits

August 12

Acorn Cup Competition
The Three Crutches, Strood
preceded by Lunch

August 31

Branch Holiday
More info ...
Fully booked

September 16

Battle of Britain
80th Anniversary Trip

Hawkinge & Capel Le Ferne
Coach trip with Lunch

October 17

Annual Black Tie Dinner
Upchurch Golf Club

December 16

Xmas Party
with Buffet & Entertainment

November 11

Quiz Night
with Fish & Chips

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