Category Archives: Research

Cobham’s historic water supply

Cobham Village Pump and Cistern 1778 – Parish Pump Moves In the mid 18th Century, Cobham Village’s water was supplied from a number of ponds and a parish pump with an underground cistern located in Cobham’s The Street, close to … Continue reading

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Betty Bicker-Robinson remembers the villagers of Cobham 1938-40

Betty Bicker-Robinson (nee King) was a young girl when she moved to Cobham in 1938 but has managed to recall, not only a vast majority of the occupants but also occupations of people who lived in the village at that time. Many … Continue reading

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Betty Grayland: memories of Shorne Woods

Betty Grayland remembers growing up in Shorne Woods, Kent Early days I was six weeks old in 1928 when we moved to Shorne, my father, Albert Swaisland, worked for the village baker and we lived on the premises, the bakery … Continue reading

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Jack Hollis: memories of Ashenbank and Shorne Woods

Jack Hollis talks about growing up in Kent The family and Ashenbank Camp My Mum was born in Glyncorrwg Wales, and Dad was born  in Houghton-Le-Spring County Durham. I was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire on the 26th September 1944. I have … Continue reading

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Peter Beech: memories of Shorne, the airfields and clayworks

I have lived in Thong for all of my 84 years, the first six weeks on the Shorne/Ifield Road and then two houses in Thong Lane. I have lived at my current address, Little Westwood, Thong Lane, Gravesend for the … Continue reading

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