Bethersden, Village c.1955

Bethersden, Village c.1955

Neg. B571003


Caption for Bethersden, Village C1955

Now only a hamlet, this village was once well-known for the quarrying of Bethersden marble; apart from being used locally, it was used for interior work in both Canterbury and Rochester cathedrals, and in a number of local medieval churches. Before modern road surfaces spread to the countryside, Bethersden had the reputation of having the worst, most boggy roads in Kent.

Memories of Bethersden


I am researching the JARVIS family for a relative. I know the family were there from at least 1800 and John and wife Harriott are buried in the churchyard. Are there any Jarvis residents there now, or any descendents.

Village Shop In 1965 1970's

Hi, my name is Yvette (maiden name was Beaney), does anyone remember my nan and granddad, Ernest and Cissy Beaney, who ran the village shop that has now been turned into a house? My dad Don and his brother Lionel did local deliveries from the shop, there was a cottage at the back of the shop where I lived with ...Read full memory

Meadow House

Very fond memories of Bethersden. I lived I Meadow House, of which you can see the front hedge of here on the left of this picture, just beyond the telegraph pole, in the mid to late 70's. I went to the village school there for a short while and attended Sunday school at St Mary's . I remember the smell of the Hops very well and the woods which we used to play in. Happy times.

A memory of Bethersden by Susan Lovell

Lovelace Family

I am searching for any references or memories relating to the LOVELACE family I am told there was a Lovelace Place and a Lovelace Chapel in the Roman Catholic church. If any person has any such knowledge, please contact me via this site.

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