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Delve into Sevenoaks’ 900-year-old heritage at exhibition in Sevenoaks library

A FASCINATING and informative exhibition about the history of Sevenoaks has been organised by the Sevenoaks Society at the Kaleidoscope Gallery in Sevenoaks library. It is open until the 6 July during normal library hours apply and admission is free.

The Sevenoaks Heritage Exhibition is a stunning visual display of old and modern photographs plus original artwork and other images. Some 25 exhibition panels tell the 900-year history of the remarkable town of Sevenoaks through the medium of its heritage buildings, artefacts and iconic landmarks such as the Vine cricket ground.

The Exhibition covers old Sevenoaks; the Town’s gradual development through the centuries; Sevenoaks’ expansion following the arrival of the railway; and 20th century influences. Featured themes include Knole, the Historic Town Centre, the old Landed Estates, Farms, former Coaching Inns & Public Houses, Industry, Schools, Churches, Social Housing, Community and Arts & Crafts buildings.

The Exhibition is part of the 50th Sevenoaks Summer Festival. One of the events at the library is a talk by Bob Ogley on ‘Old Sevenoaks’ on Tuesday 25 June at 4.30pm which is free, and open to all. A sign-up sheet is available in the Library on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

Also on show at the exhibition is a new book called ‘Sevenoaks – A Remarkable Town’. It has been co-authored by Elizabeth Purves, Geraldine Tucker, and Keith Wade.

The forward by Sir Michael Harrison, president of the Sevenoaks Society, says: “This book is about Sevenoaks and its people. The 900-year history of the town is traced to the present day by means of its heritage buildings, artefacts and open spaces such as the Vine cricket ground. A stunning array of photographs, both modern and old, accompany the text.”

‘Sevenoaks – A Remarkable Town’ is published by Silver Pines Press and is on sale for £14.95 at the Heritage Exhibition and through other outlets in Sevenoaks.







Full details of events are in the Sevenoaks Summer Festival 2019 brochure available for free from Stag, Waitrose and various other outlets in Sevenoaks and surrounding towns and villages. You can also view an online version on the Sevenoaks Summer festival website, which also has links to the box offices for all ticketed events:

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