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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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Alan Driscoll: memories of Shorne

Alan Driscoll talks about his days as an air cadet in Shorne during WWII, while his daughter remembers Shorne Woods in the 1970s Although I lived in Shorne from 1956 to 1987 my memories are more related to my teenage years when … Continue reading

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Nellie Dodd: memories of Cobham

Nellie Dodd remembers life after WWII, living at Laughing Water Camp, located  in a previous air force camp in Cobham Woods.* Earlier life I was born in the yard of the Pelican pub in Strood and was always told that … Continue reading

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DH Mosquito crash

An investigation into a 1944 DH Mosquito crash at RAF Gravesend, described by Ben Parish. Ben Parish remembers: Mr Parish recalled that in early 1944, when the ‘Aerodrome was home to DH Mosquito’s, one of the aircraft failed to takeoff and … Continue reading

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