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Dymchurch, Kent
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Historic maps of Dymchurch and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Discovering Dymchurch

The first time I went to Dymchurch was with my mother, stepfather, brothers and sister. We stayed at Pippers Field Caravan Park. Discovering Dymchurch, there was a desterted holiday camp with all the windows smashed. The holiday camp looked as though it had been empty and abandoned for quite some time. We wandered off ...Read full memory

A memory of Dymchurch

The Victoria Hotel. Dymchurch

My sister Marjorie Andrew and her husband Ralph had the Vic between 1940 and 1950. I lived in Yorkshire and visited every year during the summer holidays and I loved the place. I did read that it had been renamed after refurbishment of the outside where the original name of the Ship Inn was discovered, then retained. I would love to hear from anyone who was around st that time.

A memory of Dymchurch by Terry King

A Long Happy Association

My family has had a long association with Dymchurch since the 1890s, first at Barn House and later at Grantchester Cottage in Sycamore Gardens. Six of my family are buried in the churchyard and two are named on the war memorial. I first visited aged 7 in 1946, have done so ever since and have met the welcoming new ...Read full memory