Dymchurch, Eastbridge Road c.1955
Memories of Dymchurch
I lived in Marshlands during the 1950s and started school there, Miss Weth was the headmistress and my favourite teacher was Mrs Nichols. I moved away in 1960 but still remember a lot of my friends names including Lesley Frisby, David Coker, Dennis Lees, Jill Clayson and my first girl friend at the age ...Read full memory
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
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.
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