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RNLI – THEN AND NOW

  And the Year was…….? Sorry do not know who to credit but following – Judith Richardson   CHRISTMAS FAYRE – SUNDAY  12th NOVEMBER       Dungeness Lifeboat Station in Kent guards the Channel from Folkestone to Rye Bay … Continue reading

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WWII B17 Flying Fortress Engine Surfaces

‘Sleepytime Girl’, an American World War II  B17 Flying Fortress bomber crashed into the sea off Dungeness on 24th April 1944, with only four of the ten crew surviving. A few weeks ago Joe Thomas, a local fisherman, snagged something large … Continue reading

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RNLI – DIARY NOTE – 12th NOVEMBER 2017

The annual Lifeboat Christmas Craft Fayre will be held from 10am until 4pm on Sunday 12th November – at the Lifeboat Station. Various craft stalls, tea and coffee and,probably, irresistible cakes – all on sale to raise much needed funds … Continue reading

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Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat – Awards and Reward

A couple of items, recently reviewed, regarding the Lifeboat that I feel need shouting about:- The first being a celebration of the 90 years of service by two stalwarts of the station. Judith Richardson, currently the Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer … Continue reading

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Democracy in Action! Planning Decision

A public meeting was held last evening (Tuesday 29th August) in the Council offices in Folkestone to hear the arguments for and against the proposals for the redevelopment of the derelict radar site. Consent was granted with only one Councillor … Continue reading

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Lifeboat Open Day Success

Sunday 13th August. The annual Lifeboat Open Day was blessed with brilliant weather and with many hundreds of visitors, was a resounding success. Not only held as a fund raising event but an opportunity for the public to meet the … Continue reading

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Planning and other things

Some call it the ‘Decca Station’, others the ‘Marconi Site’ but whatever you call it it is a mess having bee allowed to deteriorate over the years. A planning application for its redevelopment, in keeping with what is already there, … Continue reading

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Plein air at Dungeness

Today, local artist Paul Apps held a plein-air workshop, focusing on ‘off the beaten track’ locations at Dungenes. The enthusiastic amateur artists attending the workshop painted interesting variations of these local scenes.

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Good Knees Required

Good knees are required for some light house work locally.   In the lighthouse! Weekly cleaning during the ‘open’ season’ and minor odd jobs as and when they are needed. With over 160 steps to the top any applicant must … Continue reading

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