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Betty Bicker-Robinson remembers the villagers of Cobham 1938-40

Betty Bicker-Robinson (nee King) was a young girl when she moved to Cobham in 1938 but has managed to recall, not only a vast majority of the occupants but also occupations of people who lived in the village at that time. Many … Continue reading

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Peter Beech: memories of Shorne, the airfields and clayworks

I have lived in Thong for all of my 84 years, the first six weeks on the Shorne/Ifield Road and then two houses in Thong Lane. I have lived at my current address, Little Westwood, Thong Lane, Gravesend for the … Continue reading

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Bettie Robinson: memories of The Old Curiosity Shop’, Cobham

Betty Bicker-Robinson remembers ‘The Old Curiosity Shop’ from 1938-1942 The Old Curiosity Shop no longer exists and is now a domestic dwelling (39 The Street, Cobham). As well as being a shop, it was also the local Post Office. The … Continue reading

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Capability Brown exhibition

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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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