NCRA NewsMail

17 October 2018

Bob Ogley 

Former editor of The Sevenoaks Chronicle, Bob Ogley is a Kentish man, and proud to be so. 

He is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio Kent and gives many talks to local societies.

His forthcoming talks in our area are:

Tuesday 13 November at 2pm "Spirit of Invicta" - Erith Ladies Probus, Bexleyheath Conservative Club, 151 Broadway

Monday 19 November at 2.30pm "Biggin Hill" - Thomas Philipot's Almshouses, Philipot Path, Passey Place, Eltham

Wednesday 21 November at 10am "Biggin on the Bump" - Crayford and District Probus, The Falconwood Club, Falconwood Ave, Welling

Friday 30 November at 7.30pm "Spirit of Invicta" - Oddfellows, Hall Place, Bourne Road, Bexley.

Bob is also the author of a lavishly illustrated four part series of books entitled "Kent - A Chronicle of the Century" which is available from Froglets Publications in either paperback or hard-cover versions 

      Volume 1 1900 -1924 : £12.99 
      Volume 2 1925 -1949 : £10.99
      Volume 3 1950 -1974 : £10.99
      Volume 4 1975 -1999 : £12.99
      Boxed set (Paperback) : £45.

Contact details for Froglets Publications are 

    Telephone : 01959 562972 
    Email :

Jean Gammons writes :

I am indebted to Bob Ogley for the story that he tells in his series of books which sets out what was going on in the World at large. Both as a valuable source of information and for the inspiration that his books have given to me in writing my series on the history of the NCRA and the evolution of North Cray from a rural community to a London suburb.