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  • Holmes Lawn Mowers and the Camber GT

    Hello, In the 1960s a man called George Holmes ran a lawnmower business in Camber. He was also responsible for making cars based on Mini mechanicals called, appropriately enough, the Camber GT. I am interested in hearing from anyone can remember where the workshop was or has any recollections of the car being made. Thanks … read more

  • Local History – Frewens and Lords

    Hello there. I’m a descendant of the Lord family who were rectors in Northiam for so many years, and I’ve heard with amusement of the long-standing feud between the Lords and the Frewens. I just wondered if by any chance any local history enthusiast could put any flesh on the bones of that story? A … read more

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  • Rope Bridge

    I remember as a child walking over a rope bridge, I think it crossed the Rother, does anyone remember it? … read more

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  • Royal William Inn

    Daisy Butchers, daughter in law of Edmund Duff Butcher produced a booklet ‘Camber Jottings’ and gives the following history of the Inn. ‘The Inn and land land belonged to a Mr William Longley and the first Licensee was Mr William Morris who had been a ship’s carpenter of the ‘Royal William’. The first license was … read more

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  • Victoria Inn and Appledore’s Pubs

    I am currently researching a book on the pubs of Romney Marsh and surrounding villages and would appreciate any information about the former Victoria Inn. Appledore has a rich pub heritage including the Queen’s Arms, the Bell, Railway Hotel, Swan and Red / Black Lion. But I am struggling to find out much about the … read more

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  • Wells

    I’m looking for evidence of a well on my property in Fairlight. Or pictures and information about a bungalow called Bel Air, no longer in existence. … read more

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  • Comports of Northiam

    The Comports of Northiam were I believe Agricultural Engineers, in the 19th Century they produced Hop Tokens for local farmers, recording transactions in their Ledgers. In the late 1930s the Rev Acworth viewed these ledgers and recorded some of the results. I am interested in finding out any information about these ledgers or any Hop … read more

  • Springfield Cottages, Cackle Street

    Springfield (cottages) Cackle Street, Brede Hi, I am trying to find out when the properties now known as Springfield Cottages were given this name. They are a terrace of old houses possibly dating back to the 1700s. I have printed out all the census entries for Cackle Street but am trying to pin down the … read more

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  • War Memorial

    I am a member of the History Group from the joint villages of Aston Upthorpe and Aston Tirrold in Oxfordshire (was Berkshire in WW1) We are just starting a project on our war dead of WW1 and one of the casualties named on our memorial and in St Michaels Church Aston Tirrold, is Lance Corporal … read more

  • The Match of the Century

    Ashdown of Kent CC and Wensley of Sussex CC and Auckland (9 wickets for 36 runs against Otago in 1920’s) played the full Isle of Oxney eleven on the Wittersham Farm Cricket ground belonging to my 2nd x 1 cousin Colonel John Body. Just found out as it was reported in The Kent Messenger 11th … read more

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Jeake's House

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