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Kent Photographic Memories

Kent Photographic Memories

The photo 'Maidstone, Market Place 1885' appears in this book.

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Caption for Maidstone, Market Place 1885: This photograph shows the drinking fountain and the statue of Queen Victoria, which dates from 1862. To the left is Bank Street, separated from the High Street by a block of buildings - these have infilled the formerly very wide High Street.

An extract from Kent Photographic Memories.

Memories of Maidstone

I remember Darge's nursery very well because I was born at in 16 Tonbridge Road in 1947. There was also Corbin's builders merchants a little further down if I remember correctly. I believe Jimmy Corbin who wrote about his years as a Spitfire pilot in the 2nd world war and later became a well respected teacher (...Read full memory)

Actually previous to 1860's. My Great Grandfather was born Under-the-Cliffe, Maidstone in 1845. His name was Thomas Ackworth Parker and his parents were Thomas Edward Parker and Susanna Elizabeth Parker, formally Ackworth. I assume this is what is now known as the Undercliffe.

I was born in Maidstone 19 Hardy Street. Went to St Paul's School. I started at Northborough School.The house was converted into flats.at the same time my mum had twins.so had to move out .And moved to Milton Street. So went to Westborough School.We then moved to Shepway estate Middlesex rd .then went to Mangravite School .I (...Read full memory)

During the late 1940s and early 1950s my brothers and I were Scouts and each summer we went to Scout Camp at Westgate on Sea. There was no M20 in those days so our journey by lorry took us through Maidstone High Street and we were all excited to be the first to spot the cannon which I believe was (...Read full memory)

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