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Kent columnist reminisces the grounded Avro Vulcan

Contributed by editor on Sep 17, 2017 - 02:30 PM



By Dana Wiffen

Looking at this majestic aircraft you would not believe it was created for a retaliatory nuclear strike during the cold war but acted as a nuclear deterrent.


Firepower Museum at Woolwich Arsenal set to close

Contributed by editor on Jul 03, 2016 - 01:50 PM

By Dana Wiffen

The Royal Arsenal "Firepower" Museum at Woolwich is set to permanently close on the 8th of July 2016.


Forthright historian David Starkey to discuss Magna Carta in Folkestone

Contributed by editor on May 19, 2015 - 11:50 AM

The UK’s leading constitutional historian David Starkey comes to Folkestone Quarterhouse Friday 12 June to discuss Magna Carta.

75th anniversary of LT and Greenline RT buses in Kent and Surrey will see preserved vehicles running in London

Contributed by editor on Apr 06, 2014 - 01:55 PM

By Dana Wiffen

To celebrate 75 years of the AEC Regent III, aka RT bus this year, preserved RTs and RT1s will be running in London on the 22 route from Piccadilly Circus on Saturday 12th April.

107 years of teaching at Alkham School near Dover

Contributed by editor on Dec 18, 2013 - 11:45 AM

By the editor of the Alkham Newsletter, Brian Wimsett

The featured building this month is the school at Alkham which opened in 1865 and finally closed in 1972.

Hawkinge vintage photos show Canterbury Road and Cemetery

Contributed by editor on Feb 26, 2011 - 08:35 AM

Folkestone reader, Robert Mouland has sent the Hawkinge Gazette two photographs of the village in the early 1900s.

Lord Radnor announces name of new Folkestone's Leas Lift operator

Contributed by editor on Jun 01, 2010 - 12:13 PM

Lord Radnor has announced that a new company has been formed to run the Leas Lift once the building works are completed.

Leas Lift lease decision 'called in' - (Photo) - UPDATED 30 MARCH 2009

Contributed by editor on Mar 28, 2009 - 09:07 AM

Crowds gathered at the Leas Lift yesterday (27 March) to protest at Shepway Council's decision to give up the lease of Folkestone's Historic water lift.

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