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Caption for Elham, High Street C1960: Elham, pronounced 'Eel-am', dates from Saxon times, and stands six miles north-east of Hythe. Along the nearby valley floor runs an intermittent stream, known as the Nailborne. For years its course will be dry; then suddenly it will come to life. Legend has it that the Nailbourne was brought into being by St Augustine to alleviate the effects of local droughts.

An extract from Villages of Kent Photographic Memories.

Memories of Elham, High Street c1960

LEST I FORGET! How it was for my 1st, 2nd and 3 x great-grandparent who lived and worked and died in Elham,Kent, and my dear sweet great-grandfather who was born in the Elham Union workhouse and in 1913 moved his family to New Zealand after his parents died. Lest I forget... how hard it was for them... his mother was sent to (...Read full memory)

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