Yalding, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Evacuation

I was evacuated to Yalding during the war, this was to be my childhood days and as I was with a family who had a son about my age. It was fantastic and those 4 years I will never forget. My dream is to return and relive my childhood, travel to the places I remember so well, and to meet those who are still with us. I would love to ...Read full memory

A memory of Yalding by Edward Downes

Kenward

When I was 6 years old my brother Ken and I went to live at Kenward, the Dr Barnardo's home in Yalding. It was a fantastic house and I can still remember the lay out of it. We had a wonderful childhood there. We had 'aunts' in the local shops and at Christmas time all the girls would get a doll with clothes knitted by an aunt. I can't ...Read full memory

A memory of Yalding by Margaret Cadger

Hop Picking On Buston Manor Farm, Yalding

My family name was Brewer and it seemed we went hop picking for ever. The last time was 1958. The following year my grandmother became ill and we could not go anymore. I was 12 the last time I went.  I have written a story of my time spent on Buston Manor Farm and I would love to share it with ...Read full memory