Welcome to the Shepherdswell & Coldred History Society

Through this site you will be taken on a journey to our past, learning how events have shaped the people of this area and how the people have shaped the area.

History is a very fluid subject and so we will be constantly updating the information on this site as we learn more. We also hope to add both audio and visual recordings.

The society normally holds monthly meetings and regular talks at Shepherdswell Village Hall.

To see our full Programme of Events & Meetings for the coming year, click here.

Our next presentation will be on Thursday 26th May at 7.30pm and is our Family History Night with Carol Howell.

More and more of us are researching our family history.

In an informal setting and with a chance for everyone to get very practical advice, Carol will be sharing some of her experience and giving useful tips.

Where to begin? What are the best sources? What is the best way to access censuses, marriage and death certificates? What can we learn from military service records, criminal records, newspapers, trade directories, church records etc.?

But perhaps you have questions relating to your own family history – Carol will do her best to answer them.

Thursday 26th May, 7.30pm Shepherdswell Village Hall

Keep an eye on our website for details of upcoming presentations for 2022.

The History Society only survives with the support of you, the villagers. If you would like to become a member of S&CHS just click here or come along to any of our monthly meetings in the Village Hall.

All are welcome.

To contact The History Society, please email shepherdswellhistory@gmail.com.




Our thanks to Dover District Council for the support it has given to the Society over the past few years which has greatly assisted our various projects as well as our ability to share the history of the village with the whole community.


The History Society is a member of the Kent Archaeological Society.