A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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Eastry, Kent

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Eastry, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Eastry

Historic Maps of Eastry and the local area.

I had a wonderful upbringing ‘up the hill’ from Buttshole pond… 1958 - 1966 I was raised in one of the seven cottages- mine was Lime Cottage. My matron was Mrs. Aunty Betty Harris- who had a daughter, Ann The Deputy Matron was Aunty Mary- a Scott and the sports master Uncle Bob and the Supervisor was Mr. Jeffrey Baker whom with Mrs. Baker had a son, Paul who also attended Sir Roger ...see more

This is very nostalgic! In the Autumn of 1955 I was on leave from the Far East,and helped my recently widowed sister and her young son settle into Lynch Cottage. She bought the house from the Hon Barbara Lucas and her third husband,Peter,an artist The lucases then took over the Bull Inn,where I spent much of my spare time,with,among others,Bob and Joan Stanford-Tuck,who were particularly kind to me.In 1959 my new wife and I ...see more