Bearsted, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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


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

The Bearsted Boys

I have put 1947 but infact it is from earlier than that to 1954. I think this was a great place for us as kids as we had freedom and not much parental control, I think mainly due to our parents who had just survived the war years, and thinking how lucky we were all to be alive and not under Hitler. One of my memories was ...Read full memory

A memory of Bearsted by Ian Simmons