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Villages of Kent Photographic Memories

Villages of Kent Photographic Memories

The photo 'West Peckham, the Village Stores c1960' appears in this book

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Caption for West Peckham, The Village Stores C1960: This village seems archetypal: it has a village green, a local store and a red telephone box; surrounded by fields and oasthouses it retains a deep rural tranquillity. On a nearby hill is an old cottage, once the abode of the notorious highwayman Jack Diamond, who is said still to haunt the area in ghostly form.

An extract from Villages of Kent Photographic Memories.

Memories of West Peckham

My name is Gail Godden, formally Morris, my father was Tony (Anthony Morris), my mother Eugene (Jean Morris). My father and I were both born at No. 6 Church Row, West Peckham, we moved to No. 2 Church Row. West Peckham has a strong pull in my heart as my father named Morris was in fact a Glover, I have no history on this side (...Read full memory)

My Dad and Mum moved to what was then 'The old Cottage', Water Lane in 1954-5 from Cornwall. Mum was pregnant and they couldn't get a cottage, so Dad, Ken Johnson, applied to Corfe's Farm to get a tied cottage. He worked with the pigs, in apple orchards and ' the nut platt' I was born soon after. (...Read full memory)

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