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Caption for Allington, the Castle c1965: Enclosed by a bend in the river Medway, the castle was founded in early Norman times and rebuilt during the late 13th century by Sir Stephen de Penchester, a Warden of the Cinque Ports. The eminent mountaineer Lord Conway again extensively restored the buildings between 1906-32. Since 1951, the castle has been occupied by an order of Carmelite nuns.

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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