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Dungeness on the Choo-Choo

We took off for New Romney via Tenterden and Appledore and on the way we passed through Old Romney passing by the church where Derek Jarman is buried; I could see the grave headstone from the car – clever me. The area of Dungeness is strange, but oddly attractive. The beach is an active place where fishers with rod and line try their luck and boats go out on working days to make the catches. The lighthouses are a dominant feature as is the many homes peculiar to the place, more like driftwood huts than houses. Continue reading

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Two Choo-choos and a Power Station

Beyond Folkstone is a flat land where the cliffs and the North Downs recede leaving the Romney Marsh famous for its breed of sheep and for its smuggling. Tales of Doctor Syn and the Revenue men of the 18 C are all part of the mystique. Continue reading

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