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Caption for Allington, the Castle c1955: Having survived yet another war, this ancient battlement enjoys a total restoration carried out by its owner Sir Martin Conway in 1905. In 1951 it was bought by the Carmelite Order and used as a 'desert house' for its members - here the sisters could spend a year in contemplation before going back to their professional lives. Today, it still attracts many visitors.

Memories of Allington

I moved to 71 Hildenborough Crescent, Allington, Maidstone, Kent in 1973 aged 10 years old. In the nine years I lived there I saw many changes. Parts of Allington were still being built. There were no houses built in between the frontage of the Mid Kent shopping centre ... it was just waste land later to become Foyle (...Read full memory)

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