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Early footagge 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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Alan Hills: Shorne Woods clay pit operation

Some notes taken in discussion with Alan Hills about the workings of the clay pits at Shorne Woods. Alan worked in the Clay Pit from 1959 – 1963. Navvy Driver load clay into hopper which had a screw blades rotating, … Continue reading

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Several injured in crash near Cobham

Chatham Observer – Friday July 30th 1943 PLANE RIPS TOPS OFF FARM COTTAGES: Several Injured in Crash Near Cobham Three of crew killed OCCUPANTS of two farm cottages at Henhurst were injured-three seriously – when a plane crashed into the … Continue reading

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Call for entertainers for historical event

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Local History Day

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