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I have just stumbled across this wonderful site and how the memories have come flooding back! My name was Jackie Coppin and I lived at 7 Farrar Road in Birchington until I was 15. My mum worked at the Economic Stores in The Square and when we left Farrar Road, Mum and Dad ran the Fish and Chip shop next to the Smugglers (...Read full memory)

Like many others I also spent summer holidays in Birchington with my Grandfather at 96, Park Avenue. I remember that the Icecream Parlour had a fairly large wooden parrot outside. We were friends with the children opposite at 111, Park Avenue, they were permanent residents and Barbara had a holiday job there. I also (...Read full memory)

We hope to visit Birchington again this year 2019, love the place, wish the Wayside cafe was still there, it was where my Aunt Audrey & Uncle Dennis had their wedding reception, Aunt Audrey was the head pastry & cake chef/cook & my other Uncle met his wife Betty there, happy memories, of Birchington in the 50's , hope to visit the United service club also

In the early 1960s my dad would drive us down to Birchington in his Morris Oxford to visit my grandparents who lived in Lancaster Gardens. We would visit on a Sunday about twice a month and in the summer we would sometimes walk across the cabbage fields, cross the railway line and paddle in the sea at (...Read full memory)

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