Local History

We shall be using this page to provide links to various other items of local historical interest that aren’t necessarily related to both World Wars.

H.G. Murphy

Henry George Murphy was born on 27th October 1884 at Birchington on Sea Kent. He was familiarly known throughout his life as ‘Harry’. Read more….

Platt Primary School

By the start of the Great War, Platt Primary School had been based in its current location for just over two years, Read More….

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1911 Platt Parish Census

The 1911 UK census was taken on 2 April and is particularly poignant as it was the last census taken before the start of World War One, Read more….

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Vintage Postcards

A surprisingly large number of photographs were taken of the parish for us on postcards in the first two-decades of the 20th century. Read more….

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Platt Woods

This article was written by Carine Cadby and illustrated with photographs by her husband who were living at the house at the top of Platt Common, Read more….

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The Rev. John Brand

The Rev. John Brand was vicar in Platt throughout the Great War and prominent in supporting the community. Read more….

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Finding A Fairy

‘Finding a Fairy’ was written by Carine Cadby and first published during 1917 by Mills & Boon. Read more….