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Coal mining in Kent

What images come to mind when you think of Kent? Probably white cliffs, castles surrounded by moats and cathedrals. What else? Beach huts, beautiful gardens and coalfields. Hang on a minute – coalfields? Yes, there were coalfields in Kent for the best part of a...

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Faversham Gunpowder Mills

Faversham Gunpowder Mills

What’s Faversham famous for? Beer fans will need no reminding that it’s the home of Shepherds Neame – England’s oldest brewery which was founded in 1698. The brewery can be visited on special tours but Faversham can claim to be the site of an even older industry that...

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Tea & Chat with Framerstamp

Tea & Chat with Framerstamp

Hello! Great to have you here, the kettle’s just boiled – what would you like to drink? Coffee please So, tell us a bit about yourself and your business. I started Framerstamp about 18 months ago following a varied career. What I do is frame sets of postage stamps...

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Tea & Chat with ‘Simply Ice Cream’

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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Tea & Chat with Katy from Mint Rainbow

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

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 Klarity Marketing

Tea & Chat with Klarity Marketing

Hello! Great to have you here, the kettle’s just boiled – what would you like to drink? Just a good old cup of tea for me! I like it strong but milky. Big fan of Pluckley Tea from the Kent and Sussex Tea & Coffee Company.   So, tell us a bit about yourself and...

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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 Dover Western Heights

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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Tea & Chat with ‘Keep in Local Events’

Tea & Chat with ‘Keep in Local Events’

Hello! Great to have you here, the kettle’s just boiled – what would you like to drink? Decaf anything please or a fruit tea would be lovely if you have it thanks.   So, tell us a bit about yourself and your business. My name’s Anne Marriner and I left a...

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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

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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