Godmersham, 1909

Godmersham, 1909

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Memories of Godmersham

Godmersham Post Office

We visited and stayed at  the Post Office, village shop and off licence in 1973. My mother Mrs Oliver had just taken over as Post Mistress. My mother had given up a teaching post in Liverpool to be nearer her own mother who lived in Westgate on Sea. She ran it until 1982 when she retired to Herne Bay and took up ...Read full memory

A memory of Godmersham by Brian Rees
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History

This village stands alongside the River?Stour, two miles south-west of Chilham. In the main street of the village, we see a nice picket fence and some typically ivy-clad buildings. Just outside the village is the beautiful 560-acre Godmersham Park, the home down the centuries of the Valoigns, Astyns and Broadnaxes. Jane Austen was a frequent visitor here.

This is an excerpt from Villages of Kent Photographic Memories, by Paul Harris

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