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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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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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Event: talk on Pegwell Bay & British coastal defence in WW2

Pegwell Bay’s sheltered location at the mouth of the old Wantsum Channel and its close proximity to the continent has made it a place of strategic importance for centuries; recent investigations even put it as the first landing place for … Continue reading

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Now for another little yarn…

When we lived in Gravesend we didn’t live far from the swimming baths as you know.  My mum said you are not allowed in the water until you can swim, so I had an old chair without a back on … Continue reading

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Hopping in WWII

When we were still young, we used to go down to Yalding to go hopping.  We had some good fun.  We used to stay in an old barn next to the pub in Laddingford, The Chequers, the one I mentioned … Continue reading

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