The parish magazine of St Mary’s Church, Goudhurst often includes a section under the heading Village Echoes. These are written by members of the Society and over the years have covered a large range of historical aspects of Goudhurst and Kilndown.

To view click on the links below to open a PDF copy.

2008 Fete Parish Hall Swans on the Pond Telephone
2009 Aircraft at Trillinghurst Ambulance Clocks Paupers Roads
Royal Visits Weather Wells
2010 Bankruptcies Birds Builders Fair Goudhurst Gas Works
Lidwells & the French Gardens Methodist Church Rifle Volunteers Roadmen Thrift Club
2011 Bricklayers Glebe Field Hop Shelters Poachers Post Office
2012 Agricultural Association Alfred Fitzhugh Fire Brigade Goudhurst Rifle Club  Goudhurst Prosecuting Society
Paine’s Folly Puritans Rope Making & Rope Walk
2013 1881- population Bell Ringers strike Catholic Church Charitable Gifts Cricket
Goudhurst Benefit Society Lost Pubs Pinehurst School Tollgates 
2014 Butchers Early Vicars Fete 1921  Goudhurst in August 1914 Joseph Ridgway
Local History Society 50th Anniversary News from the past Parish Register comments Water Trough William Cogger
2015 Dibley Cycle Shop Goudhurst Men at Waterloo Jaffa – Napoleon’s Horse John Gordon Stirling Lumps & Bumps in Bedgebury Forest
Parachute Mines Priors Heath Restoration of St Mary’s Windows Stoney Lane Tattlebury Asylum
2016 Bands of Goudhurst Combwell Priory Crimean troops in Goudhurst 1856 Goudhurst Men and the Battle of the Somme James Ager
Listed Headstones Mesopotamia and Goudhurst New Road of 1768 River and Mills Scope Mead
Snippets from St Mary’s Churchyard
2017 Beresford Road Bonfire Night Canterbury Connections Chandler Sisters  Crime
Early Goudhurst Postmen Election Fever Frog’s Hole Goudhurst Village Pond Kilndown Cricket Club
Notes from St Mary’s Baptism Registers William Bagshaw Harrison
2018 Amos Mercer Barnados Children Drake Panel in Kilndown Church Egg and Poultry Depot Hilder – Policeman
Kilndown Methodist Chapel Lathes and Hundreds Manors (1) Manors (2) Relief of Mafeking
William Drake Women’s Organisations
2019 Charcoal Burning Daniel West and the 1811 Census Fire at the Vicarage Irish Lay Subsidy Just a Minute
Peace celebrations 1919 Rebuilding the Church Tower Telegrams Travel Witchcraft
2020 1851 Census of Goudhurst An Untimely Death in 1910 Good for Whatever Ails You Goudhurst During the Battle of Britain – Planes
In Sickness and in Health Markets and Fairs Pillory Corner VE Day Celebrations in Goudhurst
2021 Christmas Covid 19: the pandemic of 2020 in Goudhurst Goudhurst & Kilndown Gymkhanas Goudhurst Census
Goudhurst Entertainment Keeping the Village Educated and Sober The Marthas of the Church
2022 Artefacts from the Archives: Coat of Arms Church Door with Bullets Curious Burials in Kilndown
Jubilees Oil in Goudhurst Re-Purposed Buildings 1 Riseden postcards
Rough Music The Grapes Water Supply
2023 Beer & Cheer From Kilndown to Christmas Island Murders and Deaths at Goudhurst New Year Changes Water Colour Painting
Hops in Kilndown Scotney Dig Summer Memories Ox Rib of Goudhurst Water Colour Painting Update
More Light on the Cenotaph A Christmas Album
2024 Kilndown Women’s Institute Where is History Treacherous Travel Taxi