Golden Green shown within Kent
|District||Tonbridge and Malling|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
Golden Green is a village in the Medway valley near Tonbridge, Kent. It is 1 mile (1.6 km) from the larger village of Hadlow (of which it is part of the civil parish) and 4 miles (6 km) from the town of Tonbridge.
Golden Green has a population of around 350. The surrounding area is predominantly agricultural with fruit orchards and cereals as the principal crops. It stands on a ridge, with the River Medway to the south and the River Bourne to the north. Goldhill Mill is the only watermill on the Bourne that retains its machinery. The village is popular with commuters and has many expensive houses. Barnes Street hamlet is located immediately adjacent along the same minor road. The Bell Inn public house is located in the village centre. There are no shops or schools, but the Golden Green Mission Church—a Grade II-listed tin tabernacle opened in about 1914—serves Anglican worshippers. It is a chapel of ease to St. Mary's Church, Hadlow.
On 6 August 1924,Farman F.60 Goliath F-ADDT Languedoc of Air Union was on a scheduled international passenger flight from Paris to Croydon when the port engine failed. A forced landing was made at Golden Green. One person amongst the pilot and five passengers on board was injured. The aircraft was dismantled to allow removal. It was later repaired and returned to service. In 1931, the aircraft was written off when it crashed shortly after taking off from Marden Airfield, Kent.
- "Churches in our Parish or Benefice: Hadlow". A Church Near You website. Archbishops' Council. 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- "The Golden Green Mission Church". A Church Near You website. St. Mary's Church, Hadlow. 2012. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- Golden Green Mission Church (Grade II) (1070418). National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
- "Mishap to Passenger Aeroplane" The Times (London). Friday, 8 August 1925. Issue 43725, col F, p. 14.
- Aviation News (December 2005).
- Alderson, Catherine; Gosling, Chris; Gosling, Mari; McArragher, Steve; Adam, Richard (2009). Marden's Aviation History. Marden: The Marden History Group. p. p11.
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