In 1935 the Minister of Health, Sir Howard Kingsley Wood, visites families working as hop pickers in Kent.Continue reading “Kingsley Wood Visits Kent Hop Pickers (1935)”
Sidcup is in the historic County of Kent, but today forms part of the London Borough of Bexley. Called Cetecopp in 1254, its original name meant ‘fold in a hill’.
Today it’s home to top drama schools Bird College and Rose Bruford College. The area has fast and easy access into Central London, being only 11 miles from Charing Cross.Continue reading “Sidcup, Kent: Old Photos And Film”
Rochester lost its 800-year-old city status in 1998 by what may have been an administrative oversight. Thankfully, the Norman Castle and Cathedral still remain!Continue reading “Rochester, Kent: Old Photos And Film”
Margate’s sandy beaches made it popular with holidaymakers throughout much of the 20th century. Both visitors and residents enjoyed the amusement parks and this is reflected in the many home videos taken.
Trouble first appeared in the 1960s, with infamous tension between the mods and rockers. From the 1980s onwards foreign holidays drew away many of the visitors and both the town and amusement park have experienced difficult times.Continue reading “Margate, Kent: Old Photos And Film”
The county of Kent, meeting Greater London’s South East border on one side and enjoying over 350 miles of coastline on the other, has a notable and rich history.Continue reading “Kent, A County In England”