Hythe, School Of Musketry 1890

Memories of Hythe


The original site of the School of Musketry is no more, having been demolished to make way for a modern supermarket, but I remember using the nearby army firing ranges. My first encounter was with 39 Signal Regiment in the late 1960's for our annual "Range Day", and the routine was to shoot the old 762 self (...Read full memory)

I used to live in Sir John Moore Avenue, Hythe. This small estate was built on the site of the School of Musketry. We went to Nova Scotia, Canada, to see my wife's family. While there, we visited a tourist attraction. I found myself at a bookstall, picked up a book that I liked the look of, turned it over to see what (...Read full memory)

I can remember stayiing at a camp with wooden huts for children in the 1960s. My father died when I was nine and Notts. Social Services arranged for me and my brother to have a holiday. Although I was home-sick, I stuck it out for a week. My memories are a beach with stones, not sand, and it hurt (...Read full memory)

My grandmother, Kate Elizabeth Wicks, was born in Hythe on 16 June 1887. She was a Roman Catholic and attended the school run by The Austin Friars Church, in Hythe. They lived in Eltham. She married my grandfather on 18 August 1913 and the service was officiated by Father Richard A O'Gorman OSA. She (...Read full memory)

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