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


I worked at the mill for a number of years.Outside the power plant was a fresh water 'well' fed I think, either from the river or from an underground artesian well. I was amazed when someone told me there were crabs in the well, incredibly they were correct, I actually saw them myself, they were the size of edible crabs you buy at ...Read full memory

Little Boys Home, South Darenth

My two great uncles were at Horton Kirby Home in 1880's, aged 6 and 10. The 6 year old died of pneumonia there, and the 10 year old went into the army when he was of age. He eventually emigrated to Canada.

Housemother Known As Teddy Edwards

I went as assistant housemother in No.4 in 1944 and stayed there as housemother in No.9 until1947. I would like to hear from a boy who was there at that time. I am now 93 but can still remember going to Somerset with the boys and we brought back a little kitten called, Teddy Compton. I do not know if ...Read full memory