Bearsted, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bearsted and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

A Wonderful Childhood On The Green.

My older brother Geoffrey and me grew up in our grandparents house (which was unnumbered then but 3 The Green now) which backs on to The Green. Geoff was born in 1938 and me, David, in 1940. Our close companions were Bev and Ian Simmons, Derek (Dick) Filmer and Brian Pellet. Our grandparents were Pop and ...Read full memory

A memory of Bearsted

Evacuee

I was evacuated to Bearsted about a week before the outbreak of the last war. I lived at the White Horse Inn on the green, it was run by Mr & Mrs Brook they had a daughter called Tinkle (nickname). I was very happy there and stayed for the duration of the war. If anyone knows where Tinkle lives now I would be grateful if you ...Read full memory

A memory of Bearsted

From 1944

Memories from that long ago tend to stick in the back of the mind until an association brings them out. Being a small child, the village green at Bearsted seemed gigantic and the village pond was just a pond. We used to paddle in the pond up to the top of our wellies, hoping that the water wouldn't run over the top and give us wet ...Read full memory