Details of the Publications & other Merchandise you can buy from the Plaxtol Local History Group, and of how you can buy them.

You can buy any of our publications or other merchandise at any of our Talks, or by post from:   
 
The Archivist, Plaxtol Local History Group, 4 Kingscote, Tree Lane, Plaxtol, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0QA

All post & packing quoted is per item for 2nd class post within the United Kingdom. Items are posted at the buyer's risk.

For orders of more than one item (or for posting to addresses outside the United Kingdom), we will calculate the cost of post & packing on a case by case basis. Please contact the Archivist (at the address above) with details of your order, and he will then let you know the cost of post & packing for your order, so that you can pay us the appropriate total amount.

Cheques for the total amount of your order (including post & packing) should be made payable to Plaxtol Local History Group  and drawn in Sterling on a UK bank account. If you cannot provide a cheque drawn in Sterling on a UK bank account, arrangements can be made for payment in Sterling via PayPal to our Archivist's personal PayPal account (all charges are to be paid by the buyer)..

Most of our publications are also available for purchase at Plaxtol Village Stores, The Street, Plaxtol.


 OUR LATEST PUBLICATION

PLAXTOL AT WAR - I remember

 

 

Plaxtol at War - I remember

Published November 2014

68 page A5 booklet with 41 photos, maps and other illustration (some in colour).

The booklet is an edited collection of the World War 2 memories of 24 past and present residents of Plaxtol. Their fascinating reminiscences cover both wartime Plaxtol and their experiences elsewhere during WW2.

£6.00

Post & packing £1.75 extra

 

 

 


 

Plaxtol at War

Published May 2014

84 page A5 booklet with 72 photos, maps, tables and other illustrations (many in colour).

The booklet focuses on the impact on Plaxtol of both the First and Second World Wars - those who went on active service, those who remained in the village and the children who grew up in the shadow of war.

It contains numerous fascinating quotes from villagers about their childhood experience of Plaxtol during WW2.

£6.00

Post & packing £1.75 extra

 

 


 

 Houses and Households of Victorian Plaxtol

by Haydn Puleston Jones

Published May 2012

84 page A5 booklet with 71 photos, maps, tables and other illustrations (many in colour).

The booklet focuses on the Victorian history of over 30 of Plaxtol's fascinating period houses and the families who lived in them. It also includes information form Plaxtol's Victorian censuses and parish registers, such as population, size of households, life expectancy, employment and common Plaxtol surnames.

£6.00

Post & packing £1.75 extra

Mill Life in Victorian Plaxtol                          

by Vanessa Dussek 

Published October 2011

44 page A5 booklet with 39 photos, maps, graphs, tables and other illustrations (many in colour).

The booklet covers the Victorian history of the six watermills in the Plaxtol area, with particular focus on the papermaking process, working conditions, wages and the owners, occupiers and millworkers.

£5.00

Post & packing £1.75 extra.

 

   

School Life in Victorian Plaxtol

by Tom Hogg

Published December 2010

52 page A5 booklet with 49 photos, maps, drawings, tables and other illustrations (many in colour).

A short history of education in Victorian Plaxtol, including the establishment of the National Schools, headteachers, monitors, pupil numbers, welfare issues, evening classes and other Plaxtol schools. The booklet includes many fascinating details from the schools' log books and other sources.

£5.00

Post & packing £1.75 extra

 


CD of Plaxtol Parish Registers, published
March 2010

Find your Plaxtol ancestors. This searchable CD has details of all the thousands of entries of baptisms, marriages and burials in Plaxtol Parish Registers from 1648 to 1931, plus an alphabetical index.

£10.00

Post & packing extra

We have no copies left, but you can buy one from North West Kent Family History Society - see Plaxtol Parish Registers CD 

See also our Plaxtol Censuses CD below


                             

 


 

Beerhouses and Inns of Victorian Plaxtol

by Haydn Puleston Jones

Published March 2010

40 page A5 booklet with 35 photos, maps, drawings and other illustrations (9 in colour).

A short history of the 12 hostelries that served Plaxtol in Victorian times, with details of their colourful licensees and amusing anecdotes from local newspapers and other sources.

£5.00

Post & packing £1.75 extra

 


Church Life in Victorian Plaxtol   

by Haydn Puleston Jones   

Published December 2009

48 page A5 booklet with 44 photos, drawings, plans, graphs and other illustrations (18 in colour).

A short history of church life in Victorian Plaxtol, covering Plaxtol Parish Church, Dunks Green Chapel and Plaxtol Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, the Rectory and statistics on baptisms, marriages and burials.

£5.00

Post & packing £1.75 extra

 


 

Plaxtol in the Seventeenth Century

by Mary Lewis

A4, 96 pages, 27 illustrations, fold-out map

A larger-sized reprint of Mollie Lewis's best-selling history of Plaxtol in the 17th century, including chapters on Village Industries, Plaxtol Houses and Families, Life in Plaxtol from Wills and Inventories,Law and Order, Helping the Poor and the Sick, the Civil Wars, and Church Life.

£9.50

Post & packing £2.25 extra


CD of Plaxtol Censuses 1841-1911  Published December 2007, updated March 2013 to include 1911 census

Find your Plaxtol ancestors, or who lived in your Plaxtol house. This searchable CD has details of all the thousands of entries in the seven 10-yearly censuses for Plaxtol from 1841 to 1911, plus an alphabetical index.

£10.00 

Post & packing £1.50 extra

See also our Plaxtol ParishRegisters CD above

 


The Posts and Postcards of Plaxtol

By David Gurney

Published November 2007

8 x 8 inches, 48 pages, 65 pictures

A postal and social history to 2007 of life in Plaxtol, illustrated with drawings, maps, photographs and postcards.

£6.00

Post & packing £1.75 extra


Plaxtol in the past (2003 edition)

8 x 8 inches, 48 pages, 80 photographs, 3 maps

A pictorial history of Plaxtol from the 19th century to 2003, illustrated with old photographs and postcards, all with captions.

£6.00

Post & packing £1.75 extra


Plaxtol within Living Memory

6 x 8 inches, 72 pages, 15 illustrations

A collection of memories of village people from 1905 to 1980, including schooldays, farming, Roughway Mill and Hyder's Iron Works.


£5.00

Post & packing £1.75 extra


Stitches in Time                                

By Jayne Semple & Mollie Lewis 

7 x 9 inches, 47 pages, 21 drawings

A description of historical Plaxtol
characters from the Iron Age to
the 20th Century,
with drawings
in costume.

£4.00

Post & packing £1.75 extra
 


A Short History of Plaxtol

By Mollie Lewis

5 x 7 inches, 16 pages, 4 photos

£2.00

Post & packing £1.25 extra

 


The Old Green Hut

By Jean Leftley

6 pages. A5 leaflet

The history of the Plaxtol Women's
Institute hut 1920-1965.

£1.00

Post & packing £1.00 extra

 



The History of Cooper's Pitt Field

By Jean Leftley 

8 pages, A5 leaflet, 2 illustrations

A history of Plaxtol Garage from
17th century hopfield to 20th
century garage.

£1.00

Post & packing £1.00 extra

 


Pack of 8 notecards & envelopes

2 x 4 inches

2 each of 4 designs taken from old photographs of Plaxtol, in a cardboard wallet showing the 4 designs - the Street, hop pickers, the Church and Allens Lane.

NOW ONLY £3.00

Post & packing £1.75 extra

 



Plaxtol tea towel    

8 old village scenes from old photographs
- Church Row, The Street, Old Soar Manor, Little Damas, Spoute House, The Golding Hop pub, hop pickers.

Brown sepia printed on white linen

£5.00

Post & packing £1.25 extra

 


Plaxtol Heritage Walks 

Folded A5 leaflet mapping a walk around
Plaxtol village marking buildings of interest.

£1.00

Post & packing if sent individually £1.00 extra

 


Churchyard Walk

2 page A5 leaflet with details of many gravestones of interest in Plaxtol churchyard.

£1.00

Post & packing if sent individually £1.00 extra

 

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