Half Term Event : Family History Tour
Wednesday 30 May
Take a 2 mile guided tour with the Kenley Revival Learning Officer to find out more about RAF Kenley’s significant Battle of Britain history as part of the Caterham Festival.
Hear the stories of real people that worked and lived at RAF Kenley during World War 2, venture into our air raid shelter and handle our collection of replica World War 2 objects.
For more information and to book your place, click here.
Half Term Event : WAAF via the World Workshop
Friday 1 June
11am-12:45pm and 2pm-3:45pm
Find out more about Amy Johnson and her love of flying and how women of the WAAF contributed to the RAF effort in WW2. Children will meet Jason the Gipsy Moth who will lead part of the session and be invited to the engineers' workshop where they will design and make their own aeroplane creations.
Places are limited so for more information and to book, click here.
Community Archaeology on Kenley Airfield
FREE (book your place here)
July - Group 1 16th - 18th
July - Group 2 23rd - 25th
Meet at Merlewood Estate Office; (CR3 5LN)
We will be returning to the area we investigated last year to get an even better picture of how it would have functioned during World War II - we're even hoping to excavate the arm of the blast pen in order to find out how it was constructed!
You will get the chance to excavate features, make reconstruction drawings of the remaining footings and help us in revealing hidden archaeology. Furthermore you will get the opportunity to take part in workshops to learn more about artefact handling and map progression to consolidate your learning. During the whole event we will have professional archaeologists onsite who will share their knowledge with you.
There will be two groups on offer: 16 - 18 July and 23 - 25 July. If you would like to take part please sign up to either Group 1 (Monday 16 July) or Group 2 (Monday 23 July). Please note that due to fairness and popularity, we would expect volunteer’s to attend one group and participate for all 3 days including attending a mandatory health and safety induction on the 1st day. Places are free and available on a first come first served basis so please do ensure you can commit to the duration of the dig.
Please note that the community archaeology will include physical tasks that may require you to work at ground level along with digging activities, please remember to wear appropriate clothing and footwear. You must also be over 18 to participate.
If you would like to participate, please book your place here.
Archaeology Family Open Day
Saturday 21 July
11am - 3pm
As part of our Community Archaeology event we will be hosting an open day at the location of the archaeology dig, this will be open to anyone interested in, having guided tours around RAF Kenley and learn some information about the work that has been going on, looking at some artefacts and understanding why we are doing an archaeology dig.
There will be some activities for children to get involved with, a mini archaeology dig and trying on some replica pilot hats. As well as this we will have some stalls of various similar groups or community groups for you to talk to and learn a bit more about what their link to Kenley is.
This will be a drop in event so no need to book on, just turn up and have a chat!