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Seddlescombe Geese, Mods and Rockers

  Seddlescombe on the road from Hawkhurst to Hastings was one of the places we rode through on our motorcycles in the days when the Mods and the Rockers were creating the setting for the movie Quadrophenia.   It was … Continue reading

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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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Go Down to Kingsdown

The day, was a good one, sunny with a cool breeze and the worry of rain gone for the time being, so we decided that going to the coast would be a good idea.  We had bad news on the … Continue reading

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A Day of Remembering – and Grafty Green

There was an Ngs garden open at Grafty Green which was not a long way from Boxley – through Bearsted near Harrietsham. The memory comes from my Father having worked in the area building houses – probably the ones we saw this day after we took a quick walk around the village. Continue reading

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Gravesend – just walking around

That the council has made some effort to regenerate the town (as the current catch phrase seems to be) goes a long way to disperse the bad impression and we can look at Gravesend with a different point of view. Whatever we thought of Gravesend on the day the attraction was to walk along the riverside and see if we could get on to the piers and view the town from the water. Continue reading

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Tenterden in the Drought

The attraction of Tenterden is that it is an interesting town with some good waling paths around it, some of which we found the last time we paid a visit and close by is Small Hythe and Ellen Terry’s house, a vineyard and the Steam Railway. When we arrived the children’s playground with its colourful equipment was deserted and looked forlorn under the grey sky. We didn’t use it in case a job’s worth was watching. Continue reading

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Chartham – looking for the river

We dropped into Chartham and eased through the village stopping briefly at the village hall where parking is a valuable with restrictions – read them – and wanting to explore further we drove past the Chartham Paper Mill and found The Artichoke Inn complete with small car park and a place to take the dog. The mill once had a terrace of dwellings now disused and fenced off – a sad looking row of barracks-like houses. The mill has a date on the building – 1946 – and it looks as if the houses were built in the same austere style. Continue reading

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