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SWAG detectives uncover a local hero

A medal was recently found while excavating in the park. Upon inspection the details of the person that had been awarded the medal could be seen inscribed on the rim – 2048607   SJT. A. R. Blake R.E. On the obverse … Continue reading

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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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Current Palaeolithic work in Gravesend – event

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Ern and myself

Now to get back to Ern and myself. We saved twenty pounds (felt like millionaires). Ern’s Gran was selling her home furniture well we went out on our bikes to have a look at it all and it looked good … Continue reading

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Living in Gravesend and Cobham

No. 11 The Overcliffe We lived at no. 11 The Overcliffe, Gravesend.  Old Tom (that’s what we called mum’s husband). One night he told mum he would take me out with him, I didn’t want to go but in those … Continue reading

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