Borden, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Pug Hole

I have many fond memories of the chalk pit and the pug hole, of Borden and many great adventures I had as a boy, along with my chums, Tim, Lou, Roger. There was also a council tip where we got old pram wheels to make up go-karts. I remember hop picking there, and all the scrumping we got away with! The whole area was awash with fruit ...Read full memory

A memory of Borden by Graham Pudney

Methodist Church Sunday School Oad Street Near Borden

I remember going to Sunday School at the Methodist Church in Oad Street back in the 1950s. My brother and I had to walk all the way from Munsgore Farm where George Whitehead had his dairy. Mrs Mills and Mrs Bourne run the Sunday School, Mrs Bourne played the organ or the piano. They also ...Read full memory

A memory of Borden by Ivan Mail

Life In Borden

I was born and raised in Borden until I got married at the age of 22. My mother and her family all grew up in Borden. My grandfather was the local blacksmith, and I remember very well watching him shoe the big Shire horses and helping him by operating the bellows on the forge to get the coals hot and then watching him shape and ...Read full memory

A memory of Borden by Roger Martin