Monthly Archives: September 2012

St. Augustine was here

Augustine established the monastery in or around 598 when King Ethelbert was in charge and favoured the idea of Christianity, because his wife, Bertha, was a practising Christian. Wonderful how wives can influence a husband, isn’t it? Continue reading

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Looking at Local Lakes in Leybourne

The lakes have a water sport facility that does not include motorised boats offering board sailing, kayaking, swimming and scuba diving. Gravel pits may not be the best but the park is a pleasant place set in what was once a dull and dreary region dominated by a cement works and scruffy industrial plots. They are still there but on my visit I was barely aware of them. Continue reading

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