Burham, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Evenden Family

I know it's a long time ago, but does anyone remember hearing any memories of my grandmother Alice Evenden? She lived at 9 Scarborough Terrace and came from a large family. Her father, Stephen, worked at the chalk quarry and her mother's name was Ada. My grandmother was born in 1905 - she had quite a few brothers and sisters, Ethel, Dora, Fred, Jim etc .

A memory of Burham by Julie Tarrant

The Buss Family

My dad was born in Burham in the 1920s. His mum was born there as well. My dad's name was Raymond Jesse Buss and his mum and dad were George and Audrey. I believe they lived at 3 the High Street. My nan lived at Marlborough Place when she was young. I have been to look for it but have had no luck so I assume that it no longer ...Read full memory

A memory of Burham by Sandra Church

The Late 1950s

I remember the baker's van coming down to Church Street in the summer, we could choose a cake, the baker would open the back of the little van and pull out the drawers, out would come a thousand wasps.  No one ran for cover and the cakes were lovely.  I remember that I had to wear an apron over my dress everyday to keep my dress clean.

A memory of Burham by Teresa Shearing