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Caption for Saltwood, The Castle 1890: It was from here that four knights set off one winter evening in 1170 for Canterbury to murder Thomas à Becket. In more recent times it was the home of the art historian Sir Kenneth Clark and his son Alan Clark (1928-1999), the politician and historian, whose diaries became bestsellers.

Memories of Saltwood

We lived at Well House in Castle Road, Saltwood for about 15 years in the 1960s & 70s....Mum, Dad, my 2 brothers and myself. Absolutely loved the place and was gutted when parents moved us all to Bournemouth. We used to love going the to farm at the end of the road and playing around the castle. My (...Read full memory)

i lived there with my parents.... in fact they still live there

My parents lived in one of the double houses in Grange Road from the early 1970s till the late 1980s, while my aunt lived in one of the singles in Rectory Lane from the 1960s until her death in the early 1990s. I was at the old primary school in the 1960s and we often had "gym" classes in the (...Read full memory)

My grandparents lived here. My grandmother ran the shop and my grandfather was a carpenter in Hythe. I have very happy memories of sitting behind the big glass fronted cabinet on a stool, taking the customers' money and giving them their greenshield stamps. I remember a very old fashioned grocery shop near The Bon Marche (...Read full memory)

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