Author Archives: Ruiha Smalley

Alan Hills: Shorne Woods clay pit operation

Some notes taken in discussion with Alan Hills about the workings of the clay pits at Shorne Woods. Alan worked in the Clay Pit from 1959 – 1963. Navvy Driver load clay into hopper which had a screw blades rotating, … Continue reading

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SWAG activities suspended for the present

Dear all, It will come as no great surprise to hear that I am going to suspend all on the ground volunteering activities for the immediate future. You are all, whether occasional supporters or hardcore regulars dearly important to me and for … Continue reading

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Several injured in crash near Cobham

Chatham Observer – Friday July 30th 1943 PLANE RIPS TOPS OFF FARM COTTAGES: Several Injured in Crash Near Cobham Three of crew killed OCCUPANTS of two farm cottages at Henhurst were injured-three seriously – when a plane crashed into the … Continue reading

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Dennis, a long term volunteer at Shorne Woods Country park, has turned 90! Today the team held a party for him and we all had the chance to wish him a happy birthday. Dennis was an integral part of the … Continue reading

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Current Palaeolithic work in Gravesend – event

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