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Villages of Kent Photographic Memories

Villages of Kent Photographic Memories

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Caption for Westerham, The Village 1925: A beautifully tranquil scene is created by the water in the foreground. The simple weatherboarded house with the half-hipped roof in the middle of the line of buildings is a public house. It is selling Westerham-brewed ales, though its sign is, unfortunately, illegible.

An extract from Villages of Kent Photographic Memories.

Memories of Westerham

My nan Eliza Geal or Jelly as she was known, worked at Pitts Cottage doing the cooking in the 50-60s she lived at Park Cottages just down the road and her husband Sunny worked on the Squerrys Estate which was run by a Major Warde, his son John took over and I remember Nan and Sunny doffing their hat's and half bowing when (...Read full memory)

To everyone who spent some time at Farleycroft. I was there from approx 1948. I remember Mrs Gunn, I remember a nurse Lemon and a nurse Baldry. I met Nurse Baldry’s parents one day when they were visiting their daughter. It’s quite a long story but later it turned out that they fostered me out, I think I was (...Read full memory)

The left hand shop of the pair on the right of this photo was still called London House when I was a young lad in the late 1960's, going to Hosey school. I recall it had large glass jars with sweets in them but also sold things like "toothbrush sticks" which were twigs of what I later thought were Yarrow twigs but (...Read full memory)

I moved to Westerham in 1954 from London aged 7.. the smogs were too much. I went to Hosey School and remember teachers, especially Mr Goldsmith. Memories include parading outside the school and raising our caps when Winston Churchill was driven by.  Living in Granville Road I remember the Barnardo's (...Read full memory)

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