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A Cobham gentleman of the 1700s: Mr Hayes Diary

One of our volunteers, Don Blackburn, has transcribed the diary entries of Mr Hayes, of Cobham, Kent. As a boy Richard Hayes (1725-1790), lived with his uncle, Richard Hayes senior, at Owletts (now owned by the National Trust) in the … Continue reading

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Ear cleaners and tweezers among Roman finds at Ebbsfleet Garden City

The rogue nostril hairs and ear wax they once removed have long since decomposed, thankfully – but ancient Roman tweezers and ear cleaners found at Ebbsfleet remain in remarkable condition. The 2000-year-old artefacts were among a number of finds uncovered by archaeologists … Continue reading

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