Sir David Salomons Society

Scope and Content

The records can be divided into two types. Firstly there are the records produced by the Society for study and information purposes. These include the catalogues, ballooning posters, leaflets, photocopies of information collected, newsletters and journals. Secondly there are the Society's own administrative records comprising correspondence, membership forms, constitution, minutes and financial records.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Society was a registered charity which was formed in 1981 to promote the lives and achievements of the two Sir David Salomons and to secure the preservation of the buildings and artefacts associated with the family. It also specifically aimed to restore the Welte Pipe Organ in the Science Theatre together with the stage machinery and fittings. The Society was wound up in 2001. Some local interest in the study of the family has been continued by The Southborough Society.

The Sir David Salomons Society undertook a great deal of work in the Memento Rooms including indexing the Salomons Family collection, collecting information about the family and opening the Rooms to researchers and as a museum.

Access Information

To view this collection please apply in writing to the Curator, Chris Jones, Salomons Estate, Broomhill Road, Southborough, Kent, TN3 0TG (though email is preferred).



Description created by Nicola Waddington

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction of these documents is at the discretion of the Curator and is subject to copyright and the preservation needs of the documents.

Custodial History

The Society's records were lodged in the Memento Rooms when the Society was wound up.

Related Material

See also the Salomons Family collection, held in the Memento Rooms.