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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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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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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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Danson House in Bexleyheath

Over the last few years, I’ve run past Danson House in Bexleyheath more times than I care to remember. It’s the main feature of my local weekly 5k parkun held naturally enough in Danson Park. It occupies the high ground and commands the view down to the lake – the...

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Herne Village Windmill

How many day trippers have been to Herne Bay and never ventured in land to visit the village of Herne and its picturesque windmill? Until last week, I was one of them. We’d happily walked along the promenade, watched the children fishing for crabs on the pier, and...

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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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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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