Welcome to Capel History Society


Recently Added: An article on the history of the Scouting movement in Capel written by our Society Chairman Don Foreman - read the article here



Who We Are

Capel History Society comprises a group of Capel residents with an interest in our local history. We use this website to publish our findings from our historical research about the area in which we live.

The full version of many of the items on this website, along with pictures, appear in our three books, Capel Explored One, Two and Three, of which further information and how to buy a copy, can be found by clicking on this link  Capel Explored


Where We Live

Capel is a hamlet and civil parish in the Tunbridge Wells district of Kent with a long involvement in hop and fruit farming and, from before then, the iron and charcoal industries.

The parish is located on the North Weald, three miles to the east of Tonbridge. The southern part of the parish lies within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, while most of the land also falls within the Metropolitan Green Belt. As well as Capel itself, the parish includes the communities of Castle Hill, Colts Hill, Five Oak Green, Postern, Tudeley and Whetsted.