This is an authoritative web site detailing the history of Hayes Kent.
Information about its history, the Hayes trail, Hayes Remembers, Reviews and Memories.
Hayes – A history of a Kentish Village
Today Hayes is part of the London Borough of Bromley but for many centuries it was a small village in Kent. Its inhabitants still consider themselves part of a village community and there is a thriving Hayes Village Association with a membership of over 2,500 households.
In 1935 The history of Hayes written by Canon Henry Percy Thompson was published. It was written mainly from the church records available at the time and from information from local historians, especially the work of B F Davis. It was after Canon Thompson’s death that Hayes started to change substantially. With local government reorganisation in the 1930s it lost its Parish Council and instead became part of Bromley Borough.