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Village life in wartime Cobham

The BFI have a given access to an amateur film made in Cobham, Kent in 1944. “You’d never know there was a war on in sleepy Cobham until you see the soldiers – otherwise life goes on at a slow … Continue reading

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Betty Grayland: memories of Shorne Woods

Betty Grayland remembers growing up in Shorne Woods, Kent Early days I was six weeks old in 1928 when we moved to Shorne, my father, Albert Swaisland, worked for the village baker and we lived on the premises, the bakery … 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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YAC Archaeological Dig 2016

Young Archaeologists’ Club dig: Shorne Woods, 13 March 2016 On Sunday the 13th March 2016 a group of young enthusiastic archaeologists (YACs) conducted a dig on a demolished  WWII RAF Camp within the boundary of Shorne Country Park. One of the … Continue reading

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Anita Bridger: memories of the military camps

Anita Bridger talks about life in the military camps I know that we were living in the Laughing Waters camp in 1948 as that was the year my sister Wendy was born (now Wendy Johnson) but by 1949 we had … Continue reading

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