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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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Peter Dadson: memories of Shorne Woods clay works

I lived on Painters Ash Estate and went to Colyer Road school (Now Northfleet School for Boys). I left there in 1959, when I was 15 and went to work for Blue Circle at Bevan’s cement works, Northfleet. I wanted … Continue reading

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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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