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Charing photos

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Charing maps

Historic maps of Charing and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Charing maps

Charing area books

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Memories of Charing

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Children's Home

I was in a children's home for a very short time in the summer of 1946. Does anyone have any infomation? I believe it was called The Lantern.

Kent memories

Stalisfield Church

Hi I grew up living at Stalisfield, and left when I was 18. My mother died and my father is still there and recently I have become more interested in the history of Stalisfield. Why is the church so far from the village? What used to be by the church? Was there a windmill there as well? Any information about the history would be very interesting. Thank you.

Westwell Cottage

I lived here 1950ish, my dad worked on a farm which I think was called Coles Farm. I can remember the village school with a curtain in the middle. My dad's name was Mr Norman Charles Manley, my mum was Winafred Anne Manley.

Eastwell Park, Lake & Church

My great-grandfather sketched this landscaped scene in pencil & pastils, his name was Thomas Corbett McDonald. I was thrilled to find this address, it answers a lot of questions. I'm from Sydney Australia and as I just discovered an etching of his initials in sandstone (circa 1885) at Chinamans Beach (Sydney Harbour) the 'jig-saw' is nearly complete for us. Thank you. Best regards, R.W.Elliot.

Growing up in Eastwell Park

My grandfather came up from Cranbourne in Dorset and was head gamekeeper of Eastwell Park all his working life, and my mother met my father, Alfred Clark, when he was sent there to work. They married in the church that was later to be bombed. The house of my grandparents was next to the church on the lake that we as children (my sister and brother and I) used to go out in a punt to fish on, then it had lots of pike in. I remember most the spring flowers that grew in the churchyard and most of all the masses of double snowdrops that grew all the way round the lake. Watching (Titch) Herbert Haskell my dear grandad work with the young pheasants was a memory that would stay with me for ever. I have lived in Kent all my life but Dorset is my roots. If there is anyone left who would remember us please get in touch with me:

My Grandad

I remember my grandad Henry Stuart Head was a sheperd for Park Farm, Westwell. I've been trying to find some photos which I got told there was one in a earlier book. I would love to find it as I've got no photos of him, only memories in my mind, please help.

Monkery Bottom

One of the land owners living in Hothfield and well known for her generosity was Mrs Tufton. Although she lived a half mile up a dark lane, she would make it worth the walk to go sing her a few Christmas carols. In the spring she would hire buses to take Hothfield children down to the seaside for the day. Theres more at

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