A full view of the Victorian monument to the Hartlake Disaster victims. It’s believed to be in the shape of an oast-house, used in Kent for the drying of hops. Also note that. curiously, a hop vine has seeded itself at the foot of monument.
Braving the rain for the dedication of the new plaque in the churchyard of St Mary, Hadlow, Kent, on 19 October 2013.
The new plaque in honour of those who died at Hartlake, with the RTFHS floral tribute in the foreground.
The new plaque in the churchyard at Hadlow, Kent, in memory of all those who died in the Hartlake Disaster on 20 October 1853. The plaque was dedicated by the Vicar on 19 October 2013, as part of the RTFHS Open Day in Hadlow.
A posy of flowers in memory of those who died in the 1853 Hartlake Disaster, left on the grave in the churchyard of St Mary, Hadlow, Kent, on behalf of all RTFHS members.
RTFHS members and friends exchange family history information at the Open Day at Hadlow, Kent, 19 October 2013.