Paddock Wood, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Maidstone Rd And Other Memories

I remember visiting the mill many years ago as my mother had an uncle who worked there, and often went into the house on the right which then was the mill´s offices. Everyone used to buy Viv Wood's fish and chips wrapped up in newspaper, they were really delicious. I was at school with Margaret the ...Read full memory

Burnt Boy

while hop picking with my parents at a farm in paddock wood in the early 1950s i was badley burnt when a petrol stove exploded farm name not rememberd spent 6 months in the burns unit at a hospital in east grinstead i wonder if anybody remembers this event roy furze

Hop Picking

Paddock Wood, in particular Beltring, the home of the famous Whitebread Oasts, was the centre of the Hop Gardens of Kent. The Gardens were set out with rows of elevated wire tressles which were supported at intervals by poles. In the spring, from each hop plant, which was cut back to ground level every year, the shoots were ...Read full memory