Archive Photos & Illustrations

Moments from our past.

The village and its valley have been a source for inspiration for artists and photographers over recent centuries.  An extensive collection of archival photos is held by local historian, Ed. Thompson. He kindly permits some of his collection to be reproduced here. Watercolours and oil paintings of the village are dispersed among many private owners who have permitted their reproduction on this site. All photos are copyright and may not be used professionally without the express permission of the copyright holder.

Video programmes on aspects of the village are available through barbara@dvideos.co.uk

CD titles include:

  • Chronicle of Millennium events
  • Otford down under
  • Otford Mosaic
  • Otford 2012
  • Otford remembered 1907
  • Otford 1901 – 1914
  • Village  in Kent with a pond
  • Otford Village sign
  • Vanished palace of Otford
  • Model of the Solar system
  • Kentish village of Otford
  • 110 years of Otford Railway station

If you hold any old archive photos of the village or its surroundings that you feel might be of interest to this site, or are a researcher requiring further access to additional photographic material, please contact Ed Thompson on edwin.thompson@otford.net

The Archive Photos

Otford Fetes

Otford Fetes

Farming & Countryside

Farming & Countryside

From A Distance

From A Distance

Hight Street

High Street

Otford At War

Otford At War

Palace & Church

Palace & Church

People

People

Pond & Green

Pond & Green

Transport

Transport

Otford Fetes

Otford Fetes

Farming & Countryside

Farming & Countryside

From A Distance

From A Distance

Hight Street

High Street

Otford At War

Otford At War

Palace & Church

Palace & Church

People

People

Pond & Green

Pond & Green

Transport

Transport