Category Archives: Research

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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Reg Rootes: memories of Shorne Woods

Reg Rootes talks about life in Shorne Woods I was born in Harvel in 1928 but moved to Garden Road Cottage, Shorne in 1929 and moved to Boghurst (Boughurst is a Meopham family name) Cottage, 44 Brewers Road, Shorne, DA13 … Continue reading

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Anita Bridger: memories of the military camps

Anita Bridger talks about life in the military camps I know that we were living in the Laughing Waters camp in 1948 as that was the year my sister Wendy was born (now Wendy Johnson) but by 1949 we had … Continue reading

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Betty Robinson: memories of Park House, Cobham

Betty Robinson talks about growing up in Park House (Mausoleum cottage) Early life I was born in New Barn as Betty King and lived there until we moved to Gravesend when I was about 10 but this was only for a … Continue reading

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Ben Parish: memories of Shorne

Ben Parish talks about growing up in Shorne during WWII First of all it is probably best if I begin by amplifying some of Reg’s memories with some of my own. We both lived near the woods and each of us was … Continue reading

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