Shepherdswell & Coldred History Society

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.

OUR Next Meeting – Thursday 25th april
Shepherdswell Village Hall @ 7.30pm
  • The Domesday Book

After his previous well-received talks on the Bayeaux Tapestry and Coldred Castle, Paul Dalton, an expert on the Norman Conquest, returns to Shepherdswell to talk about the Domesday Book.

This great survey of England and parts of Wales was completed by William the Conqueror in 1086.

After explaining the background and creation of the Book, Paul’s talk will outline what it tells us about life in our part of East Kent.

To view our full 2024 programme of events click here but do check this website regularly for any updates or amendments to the programme.

To download a hard copy of the programme, simply click here.

To contact the History Society, please email [email protected].


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.