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Alice Eastwood Nee Colthup

My great aunt Alice was a teacher at Five Ashes village school in the early years of the 20th century. She was born in New Brompton, Kent on 29.8.1879 and died 23.12.1966 and is buried in the village. She married Fred ...Read more

A memory of Five Ashes in 1900 by Michael Canton

Road Accident In 1962

In May 1962, I was 5 years old and lived in Amhurst Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. I stepped out in front of an oncoming brick lorry on the zebra crossing at St Johns Church. I was taken to the Kent and Sussex hospital ...Read more

A memory of Tunbridge Wells in 1962 by Nicole Doke

Memories Of Aveley

Hi, came across memories of Aveley by chance and found this very interesting as we were also the first to move into the experiment house, number 37 Central, and like you said was very cold. When we moved there there was no houses ...Read more

A memory of Aveley by Elaine Olley

Charity Boxing Match Winter Gardens

My father of 76 yrs has a problem. He has a photo of himself at the Margate winter gardens on a charity night, as he used to box for the army. He was in the boxing ring with a marine in 1957. He had the report ...Read more

A memory of Margate in 1957 by Allan More

Gamekeepers Hill

I hope someone can help, my family lived in Snodland during the 60's and 70's. My father attended Holmesdale. He wrote a poem about Kent and mentions a place called gamekeepers hill, which we think was in or around Snodland as it ...Read more

A memory of Snodland by Paul Billanie

Summer Of '63

Hello. Although I spent all of my early life - that is up to the age of 21 - in Penge, South London, I also spent some time(s) in Ash (Kent) during August to December, 1963. I have already written about my early life in ...Read more

A memory of Ash by Anthony Godly

Westhill Schoolww Ii

Miss Wade was the head mistress of the infants and the girls school. Miss Snell and Miss Jolly were the infant teachers, both out of retirement. In the boys juior school the teachers were Miss James, a new teacher she made the ...Read more

A memory of Dartford in 1940 by Ramon Lane

Stairfoot In The 1920s

Unfortunately I have never ever been to Stairfoot. However, my mother, Mary, was born there in June 1920 and was the 5th of 7 children born to William and Emily Tooley. From what I gathered from my dear mum prior to her ...Read more

A memory of Stairfoot by Carol Bloomfield

A Seaside Holiday At Allhallows

My earliest memories of the seaside are from the 1950's. We lived in Bexleyheath and - like most people - did not own a car in those far off austerity years after the war. For this reason our summer holidays were ...Read more

A memory of Allhallows in 1954 by John Howard Norfolk

When L Was Little

Hello, I was born at Paxton Park in 1948. My mum was Sheila Shepherd, daughter of Lilian and Percy. Mum married Horace Hermitage who was stationed there, they married and went off to live in Kent but she came back to St Neots to ...Read more

A memory of Eynesbury in 1960 by Sylvia Webster