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Ted Goodwin and his sister Patricia Cox remember their Dad and the clay works in Shorne woods

Our dad’s name was Edgar (Ted) Amos Goodwin and our mum was Rosina. Our dad was born in 1910 and worked for AEI at Northfleet for 25 years before taking the job of Wet Miller, in the wash plant at … Continue reading

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Cobham online chat

The Cobham project online talk, held recently, is now available to watch online – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs_cmOkJDzc&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=ArchaeologywithSophie Resources mentioned in the talk incude: Medway archives – https://cityark.medway.gov.uk/ The Kent LiDAR portal is online here (you need to register) –  https://kentlidar.org.uk/wp_kent/wp/ The British Library … 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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Betty Bicker-Robinson: memories of WW2

At the beginning of the war I was in my early teens, and each year we used to go hop picking on My Pye’s farm for about seven weeks. Whenever the air raid siren went off, and the German planes … Continue reading

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Early footage of village life in Cobham

We’ve recently been alerted to footage of Cobham from 1944. The film can be found on Screen Archive South East’s website and shows village life in Cobham. The film follows villagers as they walk through the quiet streets and lanes, … Continue reading

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