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.

During 2021 we have been running on-line presentations via Zoom or the Society’s own YouTube channel but now we are BACK in the flesh.

Our most recent meeting, held on 24th November, saw the launch of Friends of Three Barrow Down. This event included presentations from leading Kent archeologists Keith Parfitt and Andrew Richardson, who explained the importance and significance of this archaeological gem within our parish.

At our October meeting (28th October in Shepherdswell Village Hall), we launched our 2022 programme. The evening included a number of short presentations such as the history of Linden House, an update on Three Barrows Down and the Graveyard projects as well YouTube presentations about the landlord of Thomas Jennings Williams, the landlord of The Bricklayers Arms, and Egon Troha, a German WW2 pilot who crash landed on the edge  of the village.

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

We have been issuing regular newsletters in order to keep members up-to-date on any developments. Click here to see the latest newsletter or visit  our Facebook page (@shephissoc). If you become a member you will receive them direct to your in-box.

If you would like to become a member of S&CHS just click here or come along to any of our monthly meetings either online or in the Village Hall (when they resume).

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.