Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Tunbridge Wells, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Tunbridge Wells

Historic Maps of Tunbridge Wells and the local area.

I was born in June 1944. My mother started labour in Farmcombe Rd (the Sussex end of TW) but delivered in the Kent & Sussex (the Kent end of TW). The Kent Sussex border ran (does it still?) by the St Johns church, Pantiles. Does this make me born in Kent or Sussex? My mother told me the story of looking out the (...Read full memory)

I went to school here, 1958-1964 there exist photos of the school but so far none with the Frith Collection. The school was opposite Central Station in Vale Road and resembled a large shoebox with small extensions at either end with a forecourt (playground) before it and this behind (...Read full memory)