HIGHAM IN OLD PHOTOGRAPHS

The History Group has a growing collection of old photographs and is very keen to collect more. We are interested in all areas of life in the past including: pictures of people in front of shops or buildings that are no longer here; social occasions and carnival processions; School or Church activities; agricultural scenes – farm workers, machinery, hop or fruit picking. The list is endless and we are very keen to look at any photos that you have.

You do not have to part with your precious photos because we can copy them whilst you are present. Please can you have a look in your cupboards and see what you can find. You can contact us by email here.

Pictured below are some photos that have recently been reviewed in our collection.



 

1. Higham School c1914.  The teacher on the left of the picture is Mrs Dean.  [Picture Credit ~ Miss E Nash]

Higham School c1914.  [Miss E Nash]
 Higham School staff, 1952 [Miss E Nash]

 

 

2. Higham School Staff 1952.  Back row left to right: Dorothy Farley, Mr Nicholls (Headteacher), Mrs Nicholls.  Front row left to right: Stephanie Rogers, Miss Kitty Nash.  [Picture Credit ~ Miss E Nash]

 

 

 

3. St Johns' Church Choir, June 1952. [Picture Credit ~ Miss E Nash]

 St Johns Church Choir, June 1952 [Miss E Nash]
 The Berry Family [HVHG Collection]


 

 

4. The Berry family outside their shop in Villa Road, Higham.  Date unknown. [HVHG Collection]


 

5. The Railway Tavern, Lower Higham in the 1930's. [Postcard].

Railway Tavern, Lower Higham 1930's [Postcard] 
 Bramble Stores, Lower Higham, 1970's [Deakin Family]


 

6. The Bramble Stores, Lower Higham, shortly after an extension had been added to the building in the 1970's [Picture Credit ~ Deakin Family]

 

 

7. Higham's oldest building, the 15th century Clerk's Cottage, in Church Street, Lower Higham.  Picture taken in Spring 1979 after a late fall of snow. 

The building on the left middle distance is the Sun Inn Public House which closed in the 1990's.  [Picture Credit ~ HVHG Collection]

Clerk's Cottage, Church Street, Lower Higham [HVHG Collection]
Scene of interest and beauty from Mid Higham in Kent [HVHG Collection from L. Fagence]

 

 

8. A postcard showing probably the houses in The Braes. Dated around the early 1970's and originally sold by B.R. Sutton, P.O. & Stores, Mid Higham. "Scene of interest and beauty from Mid Higham in Kent" is printed on the rear.  [Picture Credit ~ HVHG Collection, from L. Fagence]

 

9. And Finally...In February 2006, an evocative scene was recreated on the Higham Marshes with a preserved British Railways steam locomotive puffing along nicely.  It hauled a rake of carriages along the old Allhallows single track to Grain. [Picture Credit ~ B Portway]

February 2006, an evocative scene was recreated on the Higham Marshes with a preserved British Raileways steam locomotive puffing along nicely. It hauled a rake of carriages along the old Allhallows line to Grain. [Picture Credit: B Portway]

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