History of Borden

IMAGE Borden Church Magazine 1900's
Friday, 20 January 2017
An extract from the magazine. With thanks to Ann Coker for the loan of the magazines.  Read More...
IMAGE Borden Chalkwell discovered in 1969
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
      A short article about a chalkwell found near Wrens in 1969. Supplied to us by John Crunden.          Read More...
IMAGE Kent Fortress R.E. at Borden
Friday, 20 December 2013
        This newspaper cutting from the First World War period tells of an Army R.E. detachment called Kent Fortress Royal Engineers (Territorial). It appears that they were camped at Oad Street and prior to that at Milton. The pictures show the... Read More...
IMAGE Borden Cricket Team 1990
Saturday, 10 August 2013
The Borden cricket team on Sunday 26th August 1990 playing Little Chart C.C. Did they win?  Read More...
IMAGE 2013 Revival of Borden Village Fete
Friday, 26 July 2013
Borden Fete is revived 2013 The sun shone and the wind blew! Borden proved that the Fete is back, more than sixty stalls and activities drew the crowds who were entertained by 'Wicked Belly Morris', Medway model flying club, a... Read More...
IMAGE Borden Chronology
Saturday, 08 June 2013
Key dates in Borden's History  by Helen Allinson Read More...
IMAGE Marjorie’s memories of Borden Fetes
Wednesday, 29 May 2013
I remember Fetes in the 1930’s. In the 1950’s Borden Fete was held annually on a Saturday in August in Hinges field and the whole village turned out.There were various races and competitions, bowling for a pig, wonky bike rides, coconut... Read More...
IMAGE Harmans Corner - Fire
Monday, 27 May 2013
A fire that took away a barn which stood on the site of an old saw pit. Remember it?  Passed to us by John Crunden. Read More...
IMAGE Borden Horticultural
Sunday, 14 April 2013
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IMAGE Youth Club 1959
Saturday, 13 April 2013
Is that you in the picture? Borden Youth Club in the old village hall about 1959. Names have been sent to us by Roger Martin; Girl eating sandwich is Catherine Prior. On her right is her sister Susan Prior and on her right is Joan Little. On her... Read More...
IMAGE Borden on the Big Screen
Thursday, 21 March 2013
An article given to us by John Crunden about the film made in the 1930's featuring Cryalls at Borden.  John Crunden Read More...
IMAGE Borden and District Horticultural Society
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
The society was formed in 1893. It is believed that minutes of the Society were recorded from 1896 but the location of the early minute books is unknown and the earliest records the Society now has are those from 1911. However by an examination of... Read More...
IMAGE The Playstool and Borden Welcome Home Fund
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Extracts from Borden Parish Council Minute book 13th February 1946 Mr. W E Whiting Chairman of the Borden Parish Council presided and explained that the meeting had been called to approve the action of the Parish Council in entering into a... Read More...
IMAGE Sale of Property 1896
Monday, 29 October 2012
An item discovered on an old slide of a newspaper cutting showing the sale of property, "by order of the Trustees of the Barrow's Charity".  Read More...
IMAGE Maypole Dancing
Monday, 16 May 2011
  From the Playstool Magazine 1929 Read More...
IMAGE Punishment Book 1902 - 1976
Sunday, 19 December 2010
Extracts from Borden CofE School Archive  Borden C of E School Archive Read More...
IMAGE Borden Directory 1851
Wednesday, 01 December 2010
  By Permission of Archive CD Books Read More...
IMAGE Borden Directory 1938
Tuesday, 07 September 2010
  By Permission of Archive CD Books Read More...
IMAGE The Mothers Union in Borden
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Borden Mothers Union was registered in 1909, Branch Correspondent was Miss Merick of St Martins Cottage,The Street Borden and there were 39 members, a copy of the cover of twelth report of the Mothers Union Diocese of Canterbury is also held on... Read More...
IMAGE The Rev Musgrave and the stained glass windows
Sunday, 11 April 2010
The Rev. George Musgrave became vicar of Borden in 1838. He cared for his parishioners and was a generous benefactor of the parish church both during his time in Borden and afterwards. The Rev. Musgrave was a man of talents; a gifted writer of... Read More...
IMAGE Borden Village War Memorial
Sunday, 06 December 2009
Names and details of those commemorated by the Borden Village War Memorial. Sidney Honeysett Born - Borden in 1880 Parents - James and Jane Honeysett, living at Cryalls Cottage according to the 1891 census with his father listed as a groom/domestic... Read More...
IMAGE Borden Directory 1920s
Monday, 16 November 2009
Extracts from the Borden Directory 1920s.  By Permission of Archive CD Books Read More...
IMAGE History of Borden - Edward Hasted 1798
Saturday, 10 October 2009
This an extract from the history and topographical survey of Kent, published in 1798 by Edward Hasted.  By kind permission of Archive CD Books. www.archivecdbooks.org Read More...
IMAGE Borden in World War One.
Thursday, 01 October 2009
The Maypole Location of a recruiting rally with lanternslide lecture, 25th September 1914. Oad Street Site of a weekend camp of Kent Fortress Royal Engineers (TF) at the end of June 1915. A German POW working camp was here later in the War.... Read More...
IMAGE Borden Church bell ringers who died in World War One.
Wednesday, 09 September 2009
“The band at your Tower lostGeorge Mills and Frederick Stains”. George Daniel Mills Lance Corporal, 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment Killed in action in France 3rd May 1917 Arras Memorial Frederick John Staines Lance... Read More...
IMAGE Borden Cricket Club
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
A TRIP BACK IN TIME The origin of cricket itself goes back to medieval times. Historians say that the south-east corner of England cradled the ‘birth’ of cricket in those times. The civil Wars 1642-49 halted all games and, with Oliver... Read More...

Comments  

#8 Michele Bergin 2016-09-04 14:17
Quoting Kevin Cordes:
Regarding the photograph of the WI group by the bench in 1994, is the Doris Linegar in the photograph the proprietor of Linegar's fish and chip shop at the top of Shortlands Road?

Hi Kevin,
Yes Doris Linegar in the photo was the proprietor of Linegar's fish and chip shop, along with her husband, Stan.
#7 Eileen Harrison 2016-02-09 20:20
Quoting Eric:
I think I sent my previous message before I had finished!

I am newish to the village but I have a long standing interest in local history from North Derbyshire and Sheffield.

I have enjoyed Helen's talks on Borden and Tunstall but I am astounded by the wealth of archive resources she has used to write her books.

If she hasn't done this before - would it be possible to ask Helen if she would do a lecture about her resources - her range, the successes and the dead ends.

I feel that this would be very interesting.

Many thanks

Eric Morris

Hi Eric Helen will be at the Forge opposite the Maypole Inn on Thursday 11th February at 11am she will be giving a talk to our members on the hisory of the Barrow Trust you may like to join us. Regards Eileen (one of two editors)
#6 Eric 2016-02-03 21:28
I think I sent my previous message before I had finished!

I am newish to the village but I have a long standing interest in local history from North Derbyshire and Sheffield.

I have enjoyed Helen's talks on Borden and Tunstall but I am astounded by the wealth of archive resources she has used to write her books.

If she hasn't done this before - would it be possible to ask Helen if she would do a lecture about her resources - her range, the successes and the dead ends.

I feel that this would be very interesting.

Many thanks

Eric Morris
#5 Kevin Cordes 2016-01-12 04:20
Regarding the photograph of the WI group by the bench in 1994, is the Doris Linegar in the photograph the proprietor of Linegar's fish and chip shop at the top of Shortlands Road?
#4 Janine Taylor 2014-08-09 11:15
I am interested to know if anyone still remembers an old cottage on a corner of Cryalls Lane. It was possibly thatched. I know the person who was ordered to pull it down by the farmer/landowne r in the 1960's. The reason given was that it was too close to the road. He doesn't remember any details that can help. Surely someone must have takes a photo in the past? It does show up on certain maps and when one walks into the area there are remains of a chalk pit.
Hope someone can solve the mystery!

Tried the census but difficult without a house or occupier's name.
#3 Tom Hutson III 2014-06-24 02:28
My great-grand father was born in Borden on March 21st, 1883 and baptized May 6th, 1883 at the Saints Peter and Paul church. Father and mother were George E. Hutson and Frances J. Hutson (nee Jordan); siblings included Edith Eliza, Stanley, and Wallace. I am not sure if they lived in Borden proper or in a nearby town or village, possibly on Deans Hill Road near Bredgar. George may have been a farmer in the fruits.

Because of my grand-fathers early death, we do not know much about him or his family, and possible relatives still in the area. I have searched many of the archives available online and have gathered some limited information; maybe that is all there is, however, I thought I would post this with your organization to see if perhaps someone out there would have some more information about this Hutson family from Borden area.

Thank you,

Tom Hutson III
#2 Douglas Wilson 2014-05-06 19:08
One of the children on the motor bike was my mother in law Marjorie Barrett who is now 94
#1 Sue Samson 2014-02-17 17:37
I have been looking at the website with my Mum, Iris Tumber (nee Whitenstall). She remembers visiting the Forge to see her Uncle George and Auntie May (Minnie) when she was young. She remembers them coming down to Faversham on the motorbike and sidecar which is shown on your site. I can also remember them coming down to Faversham in the 1950's on the motorbike and sidecar. Mum would be interested in seeing any other pictures of the Forge as it used to be.

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