Outstanding News – HRGS Receives the QAVS
The Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne (HRGS) and the volunteers who run the Heritage Hub, have been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) for ‘Promoting local history through research, exhibitions, events and publications’. The award is the equivalent of an MBE to voluntary groups. Nationwide a total of 230 groups were recognised for the accolade, and HRGS are one of only four volunteer organisations from across Kent to receive one this year.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Recipients are announced each year on 2nd June, the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.
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New Release On Sale Now
The Heritage Hub and research rooms are closed, until further notice.
We are though still available to answer enquiries, via our Contact Us page.
- Regarding our joint talks with Sittingbourne Heritage Museum, these are suspended, until further notice.
- The Archive will continue to be produced each month, and will be sent out electronically. Those who have paid for postage will still continue to receive it by post. Those who currently collect their Archive at The Hub or at Talks, will be distributed via email. You will still be able to collect your paper copy of The Archive, when we re-open..
- The Archaeological Field Unit has suspended all digs, until further notice.