Publications by James Carley

Local History

  • The Lost Roads of Meopham

  • Pubs of Meopham

  • The Story of Meopham Mill (with John Carley)

  • Meopham Miscellany 1895 - 1899 (with Brian Sweeney)

  • The Gravesend to Wrotham Turnpike Road

  • Turnpike Roads of Kent

  • Meopham Pictorial

  • Meopham Chronology to 1955

  • Meopham Parish Council, the first 80 years

  • Field Names in Meopham and Nurstead

  • Byrhtric, Thegn of Meopham

  • Edward Averill, 1639 - 1694

  • The Boughurst family

  • The Meopham Edmeades

  • Anthony Camp, a 17th century husbandman

  • A History of Culverstone

  • Meopham History Trail

  • Meopham Street Plan and Shopping Guide

  • Meopham and Nurstead Wills and Inventories

  • The Development of Hook Green

  • Historic Meopham

  • The Killicks and the Nortons, millers of Meopham

  • Meopham in old picture postcards

  • The Medway Crossings

  • St. James House, Gravesend

  • 48/50, Windmill Street, Gravesend

  • Meopham Parish Guide (with John Walliker)

  • The Forge at Hook Green in the 1840's and the 1850's

  • Snippets of Meopham's past

  • More Snippets of Meopham's Past. Snippets No. 3. Snippets No. 5

  • North West Kent in 1858

  • Inside Two Local Pubs

  • A Précis of Meopham's Pubs

  • A Welcome to Meopham. Kent by Numbers

  • A Visit to Gravesend in 1863, Parts One and Two

  • Former Roads in Nurstead, Meopham and Vigo

  • Thameside Kent in 1839

  • Old Roads around Meopham

  • The Medway Valley in 1839

  • Meopham at Risk

  • The Eight Mills of Meopham

  • More Kentish Valleys in 1839

  • Bygone Trades of Kent

  • Medical services in Kent in 1839

  • A Directory of Financial services in 1839

  • Kentish Towns, Villages and Hamlets, with their churches, in 1839

  • "The Times" of 2nd Oct 1913

  • Sixty-odd Meopham folk

  • More Meopham folk

  • Meopham Street Names

  • Taking the Waters

  • Meopham Ponds

  • A Meopham Dictionary

  • Yet More Meopham Folk

  • Notes about Harvel

  • Meopham Charities, Past and Present

  • Even more Meopham folk

  • Sudden Deaths in Meopham

  • Which one ? a Gazetteer of places with the same name

  • Local Bigwigs, 1839

  • Kentish Postal Services in 1839

  • Sussex Postal Services in 1839

  • Meopham at Work, at Play and at Prayer

  • The Manor of Meopham in 1663

  • Meopham life some 300-odd years ago

  • Meopham under the hammer.

  • A shop-keeper and a maltster

Local Transport

  • Public Transport Timetables, 1838, Kent and East Sussex

  • The Tunbridge Wells, Snodland and Edenbridge Suspension Railway

  • Holidays by Rail in Kent in 1887

  • "Or shall we go by Steamer ?"

  • Long Before Eurostar

  • On the Viking Trail

  • Looking for Kelly

  • Over the Sea to Skye

  • To the Emerald Isle

  • To the North and South

  • A Collision Averted

  • The Meopham Community Bus, its first 21 years

  • Trains through Meopham

  • From "A" to "B", a short history of U.K. Railway Timetables

  • Horse Power, '87

  • Rail Transport in the mid-19th century

  • Caveat Viator

  • London Bus Services, 1836

  • Passenger Transport in West Sussex and Surrey, September, 1839

  • Some Jinxed Journeys

  • Liner Travel in 1887

  • Railways in the South East in 1839

Local Walks

  • 40 Former Footpaths in and around Meopham

  • Meopham Parish Council Centenary Walk, 1994

  • Six Walks from Meopham Green

  • Six Walks from Cobham

  • Six Walks from Harvel

  • Six Walks from Nurstead

  • Six Walks from Hodsoll Street

  • Byways and Bridleways

  • Meopham Nature Trails.

  • The Wealdway, Part 1

  • Six Walks from Meopham Church

  • 20 Miles round Meopham

  • Six Walks from Shorne

  • Six Walks from Shipbourne

  • Six Walks from Trosley Country Park

  • Meopham Walks, sets 'A', 'B' and 'C'

Miscellaneous Publications

  • "Lynds, a Kentish Family” By Doris Lynds 1987

  • "The People of Meopham 1851-1871, Origins and Occupations” By Joan Goodwins 1988

  • “Life as a Weaver” By Doris Lynds 1995

  • “Rockwood, my memories” By Doris Lynds 1997

  • “Things I Remember about West Malling 1932-1942” By Jack Preston 1998

  • Reprint of “C. H. Golding-Bird’s History of Meopham (1934)” in 2000 - Project leader Joan Goodwins

  • “A Transcription of the Monumental Inscriptions in the Church and Churchyard of St John the Baptist, Meopham“ By Joan Goodwins, Jack Preston, Jim Ford, Sheila Bodiam, Sheila Farmer, Ann Kneif, Renee Phippen, Suzanne Edmeades-Stearns and Jane Paffard, in 2000

  • “Jim Carley’s Meopham” a Hard Back Compilation of twelve of Jim Carley’s original booklets on Meopham, Project Leader Joan Goodwins 2003

  • “Domesday Census of Meopham, Kent - Inland Revenue Land Valuation Survey 1910” This project involved people from the Meopham Historical Society and the NWK Family History Society (Meopham House Group). They were:- Sheila Bodiam, Grace Crowhurst, Sheila Farmer, Pamela Goodwin, Joan Goodwins, Nicholas Miskin (IT expertise), Peter Read, Mary Sargeant and Ros Wakeman in 2004

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