Welcome to Bygone Kent, the only magazine for local Kent history

For more than 30 years, Bygone Kent magazine has been delving deep into the rich and varied history of Kent. From cricketing heroes and distinguished authors to world war reminiscences and famous events, we hope you will find the articles of interest.

Now, reflecting demand for all things technological and historical, Bygone Kent is available as an online subscription as well as a printed version. For just £15 a year, you will receive a pdf of each issue by email – all the history, articles, news, letters and book reviews sent straight to your inbox six times a year... Or if you would prefer to receive the magazine by post, the cost remains the same as last year, at £26.

Kent history has never been more fascinating!

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The new editor of Bygone Kent is Andrew Rootes, author of Front Line County, the story of Kent in the Second World...

A new souvenir guide for the South Foreland Lighthouse has been published by the National Trust, detailing its incredible history, including its...