Hello. We are arriving in London 10 September and have a few days before crossing to Ireland. We have been to London before and looking to get out and about a little more this time.
My great grandparents emigrated from Kent to New Zealand in the 1870s and I am interested in perhaps visiting the area as a day-trip/overnight from London. My great grandmother's family name was Quicke and last known address in Maidstone was 27 George Street. My great grandfather was a Medley, also from Maidstone area.
My questions are:
Does anyone have any link to a possible site for church records/ historical society?
Is there any purpose in visiting George St- from google maps it looks a semi-industrial area but hard to tell. Further family members were the Pound family from Hever- family lore has it that they once
owned Hever Castle- seems a little far-fetched but a nice story!
Really, this would be a bit of a sentimental journey as my darling grandmother always felt her family were from Maidstone, but I honestly have no idea where to start if I want to see areas which may
have significance in the 1860s. IS it just a silly flight-of-fancy to think about visiting when time is so limited?A bit of a garbled and confused request- apologies.All advice gratefully received.