This website and catalogue contain digitised images, documents, and other historic material related to the village of Hothfield, Kent, UK. This website will be regularly updated as we continue to add stories and catalogue the collection. We have over one thousand items so far on the catalogue. Currently we are seeking copyright permissions from the original owners or publishers before we can allow access to more images for you to enioy.

Aims of the catalogue

  • To collect and preserve original material or copies of historic items about Hothfield
  • To allow the archive to be used by a broader audience for enjoyment and research
  • To work with and produce resources for local schools or other organisations interested in Hothfield's history
  • To encourage a wider appreciation of the local culture and heritage of Hothfield and its people


  • We are particularly grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund (National Lottery) for originally funding our websites and training, and for having provided materials for securely storing Hothfield's artefacts, images and documents for future generations
  • The Hothfield Educational Foundation
  • The Godinton Charitable Trust
  • Hothfield Parish Council
  • Former Kent County Councillor, Richard King
  • Kent County Councillor Charlie Simkins 

Hothfield History Society

Hothfield History Society is an informal group of local residents who undertake research about Hothfield’s history. We would welcome additional members to join us. If you are interested please contact us at hothfieldmemories@hotmail.com


The following Committee members, volunteers and helpers have catalogued the History Society's collection:

John Coles, Pauline Fletcher, Bob Fletcher, Chris Rogers, Sheila Flynn, Karen Brock, Simon Brock, Karen Wright, Denny Hemming, Richard Kemp, Liz Douglas, Barbara Beckley, Dave Beckley, Pat Warren, Graham Warren, Shirley Whittington, Peter Whittington, Michel Blake and Pamela Howard.

Through the previous funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund we employed the services of professional archivist Nicola Waddington (Archives Alive).