|The Sandgate Society
The Sandgate Society was founded by Mrs Ruby Estelle Greenwall, J.P., in 1962 in an attempt, though just too late to save the Royal Kent Hotel, an ancient coaching inn, from demolition (now the site of the Sir John Moore Court). Founder members included Lola Lachlan, Dennis Vorley, Frank Norden, Mrs Joan Bennette, Mary Green and Mrs Linda Rene-Martin.
Current committee members are: Roger Joyce Chairman, Marjorie Findlay-Stone Correspondence Secretary. Ron Lewis Vice Chairman, Stuart McIntyre Treasurer, Liz Joyce Minute Secretary, Tony Miles Membership Secretary, Jill Partridge Archivist Assistant, Liv Pattison, John Cutmore, David Everitt, Ken Gorrie, Bobbie Allen Archivist, Bob Preedy Newsletter Editor, Sarah Washford.