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The State Opening of Parliament 

The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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Meet the Group

The Group included members of Marden History Group, winners of Family History Magazine's Archive of the Year for 2010, and others from Marden and the surrounding area. 

Members of the group were Richard Adam, Catherine Alderson, Tom Burnham, Eunice Doswell, Diane Fisher, Patricia Foskett, Vince Green, Patricia Maynard, John Oakley, Anita Thompson and Graham Tippen. 

Group members are pictured here with Laura Gardner (Parliamentary Archives) on their visit to the Houses of Parliament.  Group members not pictured are Richard Adam and Graham Tippen.

In order to investigate the impact of the South Eastern Railway on their community, they carried out research using records held by Kent History and Library Centre, Marden Heritage Centre and Parliamentary Archives.  They worked in three groups to look at the effect of the railway in three areas: people, economy and landscape. 

The group concluded the project with a trip to the Houses of Parliament, where they had a tour and a chance to consult records held by the Parliamentary Archives.

 

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This section of the website supports the People and Parliament: Connecting with Communities project.

To find out more about the project, visit People and Parliament: Connecting with Communities

Related information

Find connections, past and present, between Parliament and your town

Parliamentary Archives

Parliamentary Outreach