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Caption for Langton Green, Village Green C1950: This leafy suburb of Tunbridge Wells boasts a broad and spacious green, fringed by cottages and trees. It was a popular place to live in Victorian times, containing several 'gentlemen's seats and neat villas'. The village sits three miles west of the Tunbridge Wells on the East Grinstead road, which is much busier today than when this picture was taken some 50 years ago.

An extract from Villages of Kent Photographic Memories.

Memories of Langton Green

My great-great-grandfather was a blackmith in Langton Green in 1851, he went to Hampshire for a while and then moved back to the Rusthall area by 1881. I have all details about the family if you want to know more - other names connected are LENEY and LANGRIDGE Rowena (nee Heat)

My great-grandfather, by the name of Turner, owned a shop in Langton Green in the 1890s.

I was born at 3 Dornden Cottages in June 1942. My father (Charles Harris) was Chauffer to Mr Coombe at Dornden. Unfortunately Mr Coombe died around 1947 and we had to move out of our cottage as it was a tied residence (about 1949). My memories of living there are vague, but I know happy. There (...Read full memory)

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