Allhallows, The Rose And Crown c.1950

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Caption for Allhallows, the Rose and Crown c1950: Allhallows is in the hundred of Hoo, close by the Thames. It looks as if the Rose and Crown might have at least one customer taking refuge from the cold winds of this exposed part of the Hoo Peninsula. Isolation led in the past to the area being a hotbed of smuggling. Today, once away from these few houses, you cannot avoid the dominating presence of the Isle of Grain power station chimney.

An extract from Villages of Kent Photographic Memories.

Memories of Allhallows


I moved to a caravan in Hoo in 1967-68 and went on to have two more children whilst living in Lower Stoke - my three kids went to the local primary school and even now talk about the freedom they had as kids living in the village and how their own kids have had very different lives. Most days my friend (...Read full memory)

I have pics of me and my family camping in a bell tent at Allhallows. We then bought a caravan which I thought was fabulous, there wa my mum and dad, us kids, Dot, Carol, Charlie and me, Jenny, and a baby sister cam along in 1961. Our surname was Fox. We all used to go out in the mud and there was a big white (...Read full memory)

We had many happy weeks down at the Allhallows campsite. I lived in Gravesend and we travelled by steam train to Allhallows. Also for a day out we would cycle as well, a long way but we were young. We met a lot of nice people from all over Kent & London. I had a lady friend who lived in Allhallows and may still (...Read full memory)

My earliest memories of the seaside are from the 1950's. We lived in Bexleyheath and - like most people - did not own a car in those far off austerity years after the war. For this reason our summer holidays were always on the nearby north Kent coast and we would travel by train! Our trip to Allhallows (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Allhallows, the Rose and Crown c1950: Allhallows is in the hundred of Hoo, close by the Thames. It looks as if the Rose and Crown might have at least one customer taking refuge from the cold winds of this exposed part of the Hoo Peninsula. Isolation led in the past to the area being a hotbed of smuggling. Today, once away from these few houses, you cannot avoid the dominating presence of the Isle of Grain power station chimney.

An extract from Villages of Kent Photographic Memories.

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