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How Kent helped save London during the Second World War

Contributed by editor on Feb 19, 2017 - 04:35 PM

By Dana Wiffen

It is well known that Kent became the cushion for London as the Germans tried to bring the capital to its knees.



Historic Crab and Winkle railway in Whitstable to see £150,000 spent on new cycle and footpath

Contributed by editor on Feb 19, 2017 - 03:20 PM

Canterbury City Council has agreed to allocate £150,000 of developer funding to a scheme to provide a walking and cycling path on part of the former Crab and Winkle railway in Whitstable.
 


'Sailor's Friend' from Folkestone who saved hundreds of lives is commemorated in the town

Contributed by editor on Feb 16, 2017 - 11:55 AM

By Ray Duff

One of Folkestone's most famous residents of the past, Samuel Plimsoll has been remembered in the town.
 


Have a say over the Waterloo Crescent Conservation Area in Dover

Contributed by editor on Jan 28, 2017 - 02:55 PM

 

A review of the historical character of the Waterloo Crescent Conservation Area near Dover Seafront has been carried out by Dover District Council, as it continues to plan for the future of the district – and your views are sought.

 


Kent County councillor steps in to help save historic church near Hythe

Contributed by editor on Jan 14, 2017 - 04:00 PM

 

A £500 KCC Members grant from Kent County Councillor Susan Carey has gone to support urgent roof repairs at Lympne church.

 


Stunning discovery as Dover Town Hall is revealed it to be far more important than anyone suspected

Contributed by editor on Jan 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM

 

Dover’s 800-year old Maison Dieu, also known as Dover Town Hall has been upgraded from a Grade II* to a Grade I listing by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

 


Is this the end for the Folkestone Leas Lift - forced to close over safety?

Contributed by editor on Jan 09, 2017 - 07:20 PM

 

The Leas Lift Community Interest Company which took over the running of the town's historic seafront attraction is handing it back to the owners after a damning report on its condition by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

 


Multi-million pound bid for restoration of the historic Maison Dieu in Dover gets go ahead

Contributed by editor on Dec 03, 2016 - 11:55 AM

 

A major bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a multi-million pound restoration of the Maison Dieu in Dover has been given the go ahead at a meeting of Dover District Council.



Important archaeological dig in Folkestone launches its own website

Contributed by editor on Nov 14, 2016 - 12:25 PM

 

By Ray Duff,

Canterbury Archaeology Trust has just launched a specific website to cover the on-going excavations at Folkestone, East Cliff ancient site.



Folkestone to be featured in Channel Four TV series

Contributed by editor on Oct 12, 2016 - 05:50 PM

 

By Ray Duff

A new Channel 4 TV series, 'Britain's Ancient Tracks' with Sir Tony Robinson begins on Saturday 15 October at 8pm and features 'Icknield Way'.

 

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