Tag Archives: world war II

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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Betty Robinson: memories of Park House, Cobham

Betty Robinson talks about growing up in Park House (Mausoleum cottage) Early life I was born in New Barn as Betty King and lived there until we moved to Gravesend when I was about 10 but this was only for a … Continue reading

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Ben Parish: memories of Shorne

Ben Parish talks about growing up in Shorne during WWII First of all it is probably best if I begin by amplifying some of Reg’s memories with some of my own. We both lived near the woods and each of us was … Continue reading

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