Village life in Kent fifty years ago. In this review Charlotte Lebon compares John Bennett’s recollection of Kent village life with her own.
In Whitstable, we found many churches and chapels open and pleased to see us. Fine Kentish ale, swimming in the sea, visits to a few of Whitstable’s quaint old shops and a search for oysters rounded off a thoroughly enjoyable day … and hopefully a few well earned £££s for the Ride & Stride cause.
My memory of sitting in a trench overlooking the misty plains below is tinged with satisfaction of a job well done but, in reality, the cost to the taxpayer was huge as large armies are expensive. Yes, we held the line during the Cold War, but at what cost?
There are many great houses and gardens in this country. Some are owned by the National Trust, others have been converted into schools.
Willesborough Windmill is a landmark South East of Ashford, run by a small but enthusiastic group of volunteers
All over the plot, various plants are flourishing side by side, rather than in segregated beds. This is known as companion planting.
Some of this is unintended. Waving his arm over a patch of rudbeckia and marigolds, Ed explained that he had intended to rotate that patch from flowers to vegetables this year, but the flowers were determined to flourish again in the same place!
Now schoolchildren in the summer holidays can lose themselves in a maze cut into a corn field. Then it’s pumpkins galore at local Kent farmer
Dinosaur footprints found in rocks from the cliffs near Folkestone are those of medium-sized dinosaurs from 120 million years ago
The 2021 UK Census had a tick-box for Roma for the first time. Gypsies and Irish travellers were only put in the census for the first time in 2011. “Gypsy” by Cernavoda is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Gypsies and Travellers are 0.5% of population in Kent The results revealed 58,000 Gypsies and Irish travellers, the majority in the […]
Diana Darke writes about stained glass at Brabourne having possible Syrian roots; skilled craftsmen who created stained glass, were often taken prisoner by Norman Crusader knights and brought to Europe.