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Caption for Wrotham, High Street 1901: The narrow high street leading to a small square boasted a varied selection of businesses at the turn of the last century. On the right hand side is Wagland's bakery, with the Wrotham Cycle Works and its hanging sign a few doors along towards the George & Dragon Inn. On the left-hand corner of the street, J Coleman's operation combined the service of local undertaker with that of grocer and draper.

Memories of Wrotham

In doing family history research I discovered my Grandfather, George Crowhurst, was born and grew up in this beautiful home from 1895 til 1920. His father, Isaac, leased the house and the land to farm. They lived on the farm until Isaac's passing at which time George's mother took the remaining family to live at (...Read full memory)

My maternal grandparents were great friends of Charles and Laura Smith, and their son Albert, who lived at New House Farm, Kemsing Lane. Charles was, I think, the farm manager/bailiff for a Mr Gardner of Style Place Farm, Hadlow. I believe in later years Albert moved to East Peckham and worked at Lillicoe's (?) in Borough (...Read full memory)

I was born in 1940 in Langley Maidstone, Lord Routes' house, a wing of which was given over during the Second World War as a maternity part for expectant mothers. We lived on the main road in Wrotham, opposite a pub called The Spring Tavern, it's no longer there now. We lived next door to a family called (...Read full memory)

G'day, My parents sold Wrotham Hill Farm in 1947 to move to Australia. It cost my father 700 pounds in then money to take the family (Mum, Dad, two brothers and myself aged 4) to Australia. I remember Dad saying there was 12 foot of snow around the house in winter that year. It was a cherry orchard when Dad had (...Read full memory)

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