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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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Pubs and Things

A warm welcome to Richard Davies who has recently taken over the Britannia Pub (more about him in a later blog) Richard is aware how the ‘Brit’ has been run down over the past several years.   Once the hub … Continue reading

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Campers

There seem to be more and more overnight campers on the beach, flagrantly ignoring the, very polite, notices to refrain from so doing.  The general public seem to forget Dungeness is a private estate and not dedicated to the public. … Continue reading

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Fisheye

Interesting pic of the Old Lighthouse from the grounds of the Roundhouse. Alas cannot find the original email from the photographer but looking at the copyright stamp it would seem to be N Barsons.  (Please get in touch) And anyone … Continue reading

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Ben Fogle – More 4, Thursday 6th April

More 4 TV channel Freeview and Freesat at 8pm Thursday 6th April 2017 sees Ben Fogle, adventurer extraordinaire, walking his dog around Dungeness. Haven’t seen anything of this series but assume Ben and his dog will be sniffing around the … Continue reading

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90 This Year – The RH&DR

The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway (RH&DR) celebrates 90 years of operation this year. This year also marks another celebration – 70 years to the day,(March 21st 1947) that popular comedy duo – Laurel and Hardy reopened the line which … Continue reading

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Snack Shack Shortlisted for Award

The ‘Snack Shack’ – situated on the beach, owned and operated by Kenny Thomas and family, has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Coastal Fish Restaurant of The Year Awards’. The fact that it is in the open air, with diners … Continue reading

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a.m. p.m.

As nothing seems to be happening locally, worthy of comment, I thought I’d start adding a few pics past and present! At the start of a day, less than 20 miles away, the sun rises over the French Coast on … Continue reading

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The Pilot Public House – Revisited

I had forgotten how good the Pilot is for food. One tends to forget what is on ones doorstep. It has been some considerable time since I last visited The Pilot and whilst some prices are a little higher than … Continue reading

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Road Repaired

At, very long, last the road is being resurfaced – properly! This means the speed merchants who like to visit the area will be able to achieve at least 100 mph without endangering themselves on the pot holes. Thank you … Continue reading

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