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Visiting Dover Western Heights

All Quiet on the Western Heights ? When someone mentions the Kent coastal town of Dover, what immediately comes to mind? Dover Castle, the English Heritage historic property that proudly overlooks the town? The iconic White Cliffs of Dover as immortalised in song?...

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Walk from St.Margaret’s to Dover

What’s the closest point on the English coast to France? Wrong! It’s not Dover, but actually St Margaret’s Bay, a spot about three miles north and east of the famous ferry port. The Bay and the nearby pretty little village of St Margaret’s at Cliffe was the starting...

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Visiting Ramsgate Tunnels

It’s Easter Bank Holiday Saturday. There are strong, gale force winds forecast and already people are huddled into their coats, heads forward, eyes down, hands thrust deep into pockets. Except those who are trying to keep their wholly hats on. There’s a definite...

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Visit Canterbury

Millions of words must have been written in praise of Canterbury since Chaucer wrote his Canterbury Tales in the late fourteenth century. And indeed most of them, whether reverential, spiritual or just appreciative, have hardly been misplaced. It is a truly wonderful...

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Broadstairs

Magdalena’s birthday was coming up and so was the inevitable question – where should we go to celebrate? Every year had followed a similar pattern; a trip to London involving a museum or exhibition; a nice meal and culminating with taking in a West End show. Well,...

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Dartford History

‘Dirty Dartford; peculiar people. They bury their dead above the steeple’!   What a strange way of starting a blog post about a Dartford history, but like many an old saying there’s a grain of truth in the dig at the folk of this corner of North West Kent. The...

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Tea & Chat with Katy from Mint Rainbow

Hello! Great to have you here, the kettle’s just boiled – what would you like to drink? Hello! Well, thanks for having me – make mine a Latte or a Diet Coke please – I have 2 small children, so I always need ALL the caffeine! So, tell us a bit about yourself and your...

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Sunny day in Whitstable

Say that you’re going to Whitstable and before you can get past the end of the first sentence someone is bound to mention Oysters. And do you know why? The height of the industry was in the mid Victorian era when millions of oysters were raised annually. The stretch...

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Tea & Chat with ‘Simply Ice Cream’

Hello! Great to have you here, the kettle’s just boiled – what would you like to drink? A cup of tea would be lovely! So, tell us a bit about yourself and your business. Well my name is Sally Newall, I am 46 years old and I run a business making handmade ice cream...

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Tudor House in Margate

These days a visit to Margate has something for everyone. From the thrill of Dreamland’s retro rides to the esoteric appreciation of new exhibitions on offer at the Turner Gallery. With ever improving access from London, it’s a corner of Thanet that’s fast cornering...

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History of Reculver

We first intended to go to Reculver about 16 years ago. We were on holiday in Margate and visited Herne Bay for the day. From the promenade the striking twin towers of St Mary’s Church loomed ahead in the distance. The towers jutting upwards, the ruined church...

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