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Most of the archive material on this site is shown courtesy of participating local museums and local collectors.
Contributions from specific museum/collectors can be accessed by clicking the relevant panel below. Each 'collection' has its own sort and search features.
MAIDSTONE MUSEUM COLLECTION
The largest collection of Kent images on the site. Also included are a number images held at Maidstone of other places of interest elsewhere in the UK and overseas.
Number of archive images - 5463
MEDWAY ARCHIVE COLLECTION
Glass plate negatives from Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre. The collection originated from Rochester Guildhall Museum and its predecessor Eastgate House Museum.
Number of archive images - 1273
SNODLAND MUSEUM COLLECTION
Prints and postcards from this small museum which prides itself on being a research centre on the area and its people. The museum is run by the members of the Snodland Historical Society.
Number of archive images - 1037
LYDD MUSEUM COLLECTION
Lydd Town Museum's photo archive reflects the town's past, including its association with the military, the fishing industry and the local Dungeness lifeboat station.
Number of archive images - 833
ASHFORD MUSEUM COLLECTION
Housed in a 17th Century grade 2 listed building Ashford Museum houses this good collection of old pictures of the town centre and surrounding area.
Number of archive images - 525
EDEN VALLEY MUSEUM COLLECTION
The images here are part of a large collection of prints and postcards dating from the late 19th Century depicting towns and villages in the Eden Valley Kent.
Number of archive images - 747
THE BOB RICHARDS COLLECTION
A good selection of images from the personal archive of Kent history and conservation enthusiast Bob Richards.
Images depict past Canterbury as well as many other towns and villages of Kent.
Number of archive images - 440
GOUDHURST & KILNDOWN LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
A comprehensive selection of the Society's archive of photographs and postcards showing places of interest and local people and events.
Number of archive images - 387
CRANBROOK MUSEUM COLLECTION
Located at the heart of the pretty Wealden town of Cranbrook, the Museum covers three floors of a delightful Grade 2 listed 15th Century timber framed building.
Number of archive images - 322
THE WAR & PEACE COLLECTION
The Rex Cadman glass plate collection showing military personnel and equipment, wartime training and civilian life before, during and after the second world war.
Number of archive images - 3985
THE FREDERICK CARLEY COLLECTION
A selection of images taken by Frederick Carley - a professional photographer in Maidstone during the 1930/40's - showing local scenes and events.
Number of archive images - 423
THE SHEPWAY COLLECTION
Glass plate images taken by the Borough Engineers Department Folkestone between 1900 and 1940. The plates are stored at the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone.
Number of archive images - 557
THE KENT CHURCHES COLLECTION
A fine collection of glass plate images showing predominently the interiors of Kent churches. The plates are held at the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone.
Number of archive images - 1395
THE KENT AND SHARPSHOOTERS YEOMANRY COLLECTION
A collection of images held by the Kent and Sharpshooters Yeomanry Museum depicting serving members at home and abroad in the 1900's.
Number of archive images - 700
THE ISLE OF THANET COLLECTION
Prints and postcards, from Simon Sackett, showing locations on the 'Isle of Thanet' - predominently Ramsgate but also Margate, Broadstairs and other smaller towns on the Isle.
Number of archive images - 352
THE WESTERHAM HERITAGE ARCHIVE COLLECTION
A collection of old images from Bill Curtis of the Westerham Society depicting Westerham Town and the surrounds from as early as 1860. Number of archive images - 82
THE SIMON BARCHAM GREEN COLLECTION
A private collection of images showing Hayle Mill, Tovil and other paper making industry and landscape pictures from the Loose Valley and elsewhere in the 19th/20th Centuries.
Number of archive images - 363
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A KPA Guide to some of Kent's less prominent - and often forgotten! - street 'furniture' and alternative roadside landmarks. Includes Horse Troughs, Drinking Fountains, Water Pumps and Victorian/Edwardian Post Boxes.
Number of images - 391