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Shell We? #shellgrotto

In 1837, some building works were being carried out on a cottage in Margate. it wasn’t a particularly pretentious part of the town, quite humble really.No one really knows what happened – a workman’s spade hit a large slab, a … Continue reading

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Street Art: Margate #art #murals

I mentioned Margate had a strong artistic history. A project called Rise Up has created some stunning murals throughout the town, highlighting many of the problems with the coastal waters, not least the current scandal that our water authorities pouring … Continue reading

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After Sandwiches #walking #broadstairs #margate

At the end of England – imagine the British Isles as an old man kneeling and facing west and then imagine the heels of his shoes; that’s us – we were in the east of Kent. Our friends live in … Continue reading

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Thanet, A Walk On The Not So Wild Side #walking #kent

The images in this post come from our walk between Margate and Broadstairs. If the weather provides a calm backdrop it’s worth the effort.  I spent a lot of my summers in North Kent, at my maternal grandma’s. My memories … Continue reading

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I’m really quite sophisticated #humour #family #sibling

It’s odd what my mother kept. In one envelope are two letters written in the early 1960s by me and my brother, the Archaeologist.  He is a mere 19 months older than me but it might as well be a … Continue reading

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