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The New Heritage Trail
On Tuesday 17th March, two prototypes of the signs for Kenley's new Heritage Trail were installed near The Tribute blast pen.
Mini Museum – Take 3
22 February 2020 saw the third iteration of the Kenley Mini Museum. To keep things fresh, the theme once again varied; this time with WWII re-enactors and for half term kids activities and even a drawing competition with the prizes donated by a local artist.
Paul Farnes DFM, AE (16 July 1918-28 Jan 2020)
We are saddened to learn that RAF Kenley’s last fighter ace from the Battle of Britain, Wing Commander Paul Farnes ...
10 November 2019 - RAF Kenley Remembers
10 November 2019 – In a ceremony to mark the 101st anniversary of the end of the First World War, ...
Seminar: The Conservation of 20th-Century Military Architecture
On 13 June 2019, the Kenley Revival Project hosted a Conservation Seminar in conjunction with Historic England. The focus of ...
Heritage Day, 2019!
A big thank you to the Kenley Revival volunteers for their hard work at the Heritage Day, organised by Kenley ...
Happy Birthday Sir!
A very happy 101st birthday today (16th July, 2019) to Paul Caswell Powe Farnes, DFM, AE, the last of “The ...
Brookwood Military Cemetery Open Days
On the 28th and 29th June, we were honoured to be invited to have a stand at the first Open ...
Ridgeway School Workshops
We were very impressed with the knowledge (and the artwork) shown by the pupils of Ridgeway Primary School, when we ...
Throughout March 2019, to celebrate Women’s History Month, the Kenley Revival Project will be posting an article or photo everyday, ...
Hayes Primary School History Week
Excellent. The children loved the artefacts, videos and audio clips. Great range of activities and resources. Teacher This workshop made me feel ...
Thank you to everyone who entered and thank you to Barry for creating the final artwork and to our lovely volunteers for ...
On the 8 January 1940, rationing began in the UK, this first started with bacon, butter and sugar – later ...
Lillias Barr Performances
In a moving tribute to RAF Kenley, this month, the Kenley Revival Project have brought to the stage the true ...
Visit to the Douglas Brunton Centre
As part of our Remembrance Season, this November, the Kenley Revival Project decided to make a wreath to be laid ...
RAF Kenley's Tribute
The Kenley team have previously posted about the RAF Kenley Tribute and about how it was moved forward out of ...
Community Archaeology Year 2 - Archaeological Investigation Report
Below is the full report of our 2018 dig, it presents the results of a community archaeological investigation with fieldwork ...
Community Archaeology 2018
That’s a wrap! Our community archaeology dig for this year has come to its end, we tackled two weeks of insane ...
Digging into the Past: A Vintage Poster with Local Roots - Croydon Citizen Article
“After posting some of the newly created images and some of the vintage ones on Facebook, I received a message ...
RAF100 and 101 years of RAF Kenley
As 2018 marks 100 years of the Royal Air Force, we would like to share some of the 101 years ...
Women in Uniform and Overalls
‘The War Illustrated’ magazine article brought in by one of the Kenley Revival Project volunteers, the article is demonstrating the ...
Women of the Empire take the Joystick
Scanned from a copy of ‘The War Illustrated’ brought in by one of the Kenley Revival Project volunteers, the article ...
AFS Girls - Women Fire Fighters in WW2
Article scanned from a copy of ‘The War Illustrated’ brought in by one of the Kenley Revival Project volunteers, the ...
Volunteer Christmas Party!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Celebrating the end of the year and the beginning of the new with our volunteers! Over ...
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