Category Archives: Research

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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Bettie Robinson: memories of The Old Curiosity Shop’, Cobham

Betty Bicker-Robinson remembers ‘The Old Curiosity Shop’ from 1938-1942 The Old Curiosity Shop no longer exists and is now a domestic dwelling (39 The Street, Cobham). As well as being a shop, it was also the local Post Office. The … Continue reading

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Pat Sandford: memories of the Darnley Estate

Pat Sandford talks about the Darnley Estate I lived in Ivymeath House, 284 Maidstone Road, Chatham from when I was born in 1928 until 1953. Joining the Scouts Peter Harvey, who was a scout master for the Mathematical School 2nd … Continue reading

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