~ Past Exhibitions


Shops past & present

“In 1938 Kelly’s Directory listed 31 shops and businesses in Marden, excluding farmers, banks, fruit growers and carriers.”

This booklet has been prepared by Roger and Jenny Mallion as a permanent record of the “Shops Past and Present” exhibition held in Marden Library and Heritage Centre. Opened on the 2nd April 2016 by Beverley McGaw.

Who do you think WE are?

“From humble beginnings as a motley group of members of the Marden Society, this exhibition traces the timeline, events and highlights of the Marden History Group”

This booklet has been prepared by Roger and Jenny Mallion as a permanent record of the ‘Who do you think WE are?’’ exhibition held in Marden Library and Heritage Centre.
Opened by Kent County Councillor Paulina Stockell on 21st November 2015


Hopping time in Marden

“The hop pickers were families from Marden – school did not start until after the hop picking was finished at the end of September. Because Marden was one of the busiest hop growing areas, hop pickers from London came by train to help”

This booklet has been prepared by Roger and Jenny Mallion as a permanent record of the “Hopping’’ exhibition held in Marden Library and Heritage Centre. Opened on the 10th July 2015 by Peter Hall.


Marden’s Weather

“Where other countries have climates, we in Britain just have weather, a daily phenomenon that controls our lives, provides a perpetual topic of conversation and is totally unpredictable”.

This booklet has been prepared by Roger and Jenny Mallion as a permanent record of the ‘Weather’’ exhibition held in Marden Library and Heritage Centre between
22nd February 2014 and 28th June 2014. Opened by Ken Jenner.


World War One

The impact of the First World War on the residents of Marden

This booklet has been prepared by Roger and Jenny Mallion as a permanent record of the ‘WWI’’ exhibition held in Marden Library and Heritage Centre. The first Exhibition was opened on 11th November 2014 by Mr. Hammond the local British Legion representative. The second Exhibition was opened by Jo Highwood.


Film Premiere: Marden, A Wealden Village II : 2010-2016

Vestry Hall on April 21st at 7:30 pm

Also showing on the same night are some earlier Marden Films. These films depict our village over the last 50 years. The latest film has never been seen before. It should be a great evening.

No tickets are needed, just come and enjoy the memories.

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Bugler on November 11


This is a photo of Mo Gillis-Coates playing the Last Post at Marden cemetery where the parish council and villagers remembered the dead of both World Wars.

A cherry tree was planted by Dorothy Reed, the chairman of the Parish Council.
Several councillors read poems, children and adults scattered poppy seeds and there was singing from a village group.

This all followed a special church service, the opening of the Heritage Centre’s second part of their exhibition on WW1 and the sounding of the the ‘Alert’ and ‘All Clear’ on the newly installed WW2 siren.

And the sun shone from a brilliant blue sky on a warm November
day.


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