High Profile Event

Romance of Wrotham's Darby and Joan

Every village throughout Kent has its Darby and Joan and Wrotham is no exception. They are Mr and Mrs Henry Sellens. When I entered their little almshouse in St Mary's Road I found them sitting on either side of a huge log fire which cast a ruddy glow on their lined and puckered faces.

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Where is Wrotham?

Wrotham is a village situated on the Pilgrims’ Way in Kent, at the foot of the North Downs. It is located one mile north of Borough Green and approximately five miles east of Sevenoaks. It is within the junction of the M20 and M26 motorways.

News and Blog

The Battle of Blacksole Field

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High Profile Figures

Admiral John Byng

The French writer, Voltaire (1694-1778), said 'In this country [England] it is thought well to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others' - a very harsh comment at the expense of Admiral John Byng (1704-1757).

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Reverend George Moore

The Reverend George Moore, Rector of Wrotham at the time of the Tithe Riot in 1830. For further information we recommend the publication 'Wrotham Place' by Miriam Stead.

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Caught On Film

Prepared for the Wrotham Historical Society to mark the Millennium, this fascinating video, relating the history of Wrotham from the earliest written record in 788 AD to the present day, is now available on DVD.

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