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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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Soldiers stationed at Cobham?

Well not quite… The find This is the lead soldier found at the Mausoleum Cottage excavation this year. Headless and with spigots for arm location, it is hollow model of the size and type that W. Britain manufactured from 1893 … Continue reading

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