Monthly Archives: July 2013

Lunch at Herstmonceux – twice

In 1963 I was an apprentice Fitter and Turner in Chatham Dockyard working first for the Navy Works Department and then for the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works which meant that I got to go to the Marine Barracks … Continue reading

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Old Bayham Abbey – a borderline experience

  It features briefly on TV4 so I was told and when you walk its greensward and gaze at the ruins you stroll from Kent into Sussex and back again.   Old Bayham Abbey ruins are impressive and on a … Continue reading

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East of Kent – land of windmills and Van Gogh

Having placed Sophie in her cell at the cattery, I drove to Manston Airport and parked the car, wandered into the airport building, booked my baggage and waited for the airplane to arrive.  It trundled in, dropped its steps and … Continue reading

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