Over the years the Society has published books, booklets, leaflets and DVDs.  Many can be purchased from the Heritage Centre situated in Otford High Street, ODHS meetings (it is best to order in advance if you want to collect a copy at an ODHS meeting, please order using the ODHS email address info@otfordhistoricalsociety.co.uk), and from local retailers and the Sevenoaks Bookshop. It is possible to order by post, please email us for post and packing charges and payment details.

Some of our popular titles include:

OTFORD the past in pictures 1 (ODHS/Hopgarden Press, card covers, 21cm x 21cm, 64 pages fully illustrated, £7.00)

Also published in a similar format by HOPGARDEN PRESS in the ‘The Past in Pictures’ series are, Otford (2), Sevenoaks, Sevenoaks Villages, Dunton Green and Wildernesse School.  Available from the Heritage Centre in the High Street or please email for further information or to order copies.

 

 

 

 

Recently published titles are:

A Guide to the Otford Mosaic (ODHS,  2016, card covers, 15cm x 21cm, 24 pages, £5.00)

Written by members of the ODHS Committee this fully-illustrated in colour paperback book explains the background to and story of the Millennium Mosaic designed by Oliver Budd which is on display on the wall of the Church Hall in the High Street.  The mosaic depicts the story of Otford from pre-historic times up to the late twentieth century.

 

 

 

 

 

A Guided walk Around Otford Palace (ODHS, 2017, card covers, 15cm x 21cm, 48 pages, £6.00)
Written by Cliff Ward with an introduction by Alison Weir, this book aims to tell the fascinating story of Otford Palace, and to examine its important place in English history. The archbishops of Canterbury, maintained a vast estate in West Kent based on Otford Manor, which grew to become one of the most magnificent houses in Medieval England.   A Tudor Palace was built on the site by Archbishop William Warham in the early 1500s, and the whole was taken over by King Henry VIII in 1537. However, by 1600 its splendours waned and Otford faded from the national scene after eight hundred years of prominence.  Fully illustrated in colour.