Author Archives: Ruiha Smalley

Betty Bicker-Robinson: memories of WW2

At the beginning of the war I was in my early teens, and each year we used to go hop picking on My Pye’s farm for about seven weeks. Whenever the air raid siren went off, and the German planes … Continue reading

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Archaeological excavation in Cliffsend

A major archaeological excavation has started in Cliffsend ahead of the construction of the new Thanet Parkway station. Led by the Canterbury Archaeological Trust, the excavation will continue over the winter and is expected to be completed by March 2021. … Continue reading

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‘Christmas verse’ by S.W.A.G.

On the first day of Christmas Santa gave to me, a massive credit card bill. On the second day of Christmas Santa gave to me, two spoil heaps and a massive credit card bill. On the third day of Christmas … Continue reading

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Some hoard inspired poetry

In response to the Hoards and All advent calender our members have gone all poetic. Here are a couple from the trenchs: A hoard is like this is one of a kind Our ancestors left it for us to find … Continue reading

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Advent calendar for archaeologists

Click here for a special advent calendar: https://calendar.myadvent.net/?id=59835fb6e6bc74462a17be9760db2b13 The days focus on the Boughton Malherbe hoard and are brought to you by Dr Sophie Adams.

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