Welcome to Historic Swale

Historic Swale is an umbrella organisation set up to showcase the diverse and fascinating heritage of the Swale area.

Swale is an area of North Kent with a deceptively rich history. The towns of Sheerness, Sittingbourne and Faversham are only the beginning!

If you are a visitor please explore this site to find our museums, historic buildings and heritage attractions.

If you are local and looking to get involved, then there will be something for you here too!

News:

Regretfully, the Historic Swale Conference which had be re-scheduled for Saturday 6th November 2021 at the Appleyard, Sittingbourne will no longer be taking place.

As we are all volunteers, the organisers have decided that due to the increasing numbers of Covid cases, it would be inappropriate to hold this event.

We were hoping to reschedule, but having been moved twice previously, we have had to make the difficult call to 'cancel' and to refund all those who had paid for the original event planned for March 2020.

  1. Those who bought tickets through Eventbrite have been contacted and refunds are in progress.
  2. To facilitate refunds for tickets bought in person at either the Fleur de lis, Faversham, The Heritage Hub, Sittingbourne or Blue Town Heritage Centre, Sheerness – please can you contact Theresa on 07970073950. You will need to bring with you your ticket(s) and identification for a cash refund to be made.

If you have any questions, please contact us, using the email address: events@historicswale.org.uk

We apologise for any inconvenience and hope in the future another Historic Swale conference will take place.

On behalf of Historic Swale Trustees.

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Ship with Explosive Cargo

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In 1944 the United States cargo ship SS Richard Montgomery ran aground and sank 1 mile (1.6 km) off the coast of Sheerness, with large quantities of explosives on board. It is still there !

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