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Chrissie Callaghan Photographs

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted, through the website, by a lady (now known as Chrissie Callaghan) who said she was paying her first visit to the area from somewhere ‘up North’ – well beyond Watford Gap anyway.  … Continue reading

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Storm Force Angus

Now copying the U.S. we are naming our storms – and yesterday (November 20th) was the first this year and called Angus.   Yes it rained and the wind was quite strong and it did cause a little havoc along the … Continue reading

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Fish Hut/Snack Shack wants to expand!

The success of the local ‘Fish Hut/ snack Shack’, run by the local Thomas family (Lee and Kelly Smith) goes from strength to strength and is now looking to expand their fayre. ‘We would like to sell more local produce … Continue reading

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Dungeness circa 1885 – Local Author ‘Secrets of the Shingle’

Local author Emma Batten has just released her first work of fiction – and a very good read it is. The story is set in Dungeness around the 1890’s and really does provide a good ‘picture’ and feel for the … Continue reading

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Award Winning Photo

Reproduced with the kind permission of the Kentish Express. Photograph by Alex Lacobet The picture also appeared in the national press.

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Lifeboat Donation

The RNLI lifeboat station at Dungeness has  received a donation in excess of £800.00 from the family of the late Mark Stanley.   The money came from individual contributions made by the many friends and family who attended the recent funeral service. … Continue reading

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Another One Missing?

Dungeness lifeboat was launched just after ten this morning after flip flops found at waters edge. Search for possible missing person still ongoing together with the air sea rescue helicopter from Lydd. Always the possibility of a hoax but search … Continue reading

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5 Die in Sea

Five people died in the sea yesterday in the Camber area, just around the corner from Dungeness. The lifeboat and Air Sea Rescue were called out twice to assist in the rescue. Camber, unlike Dungeness, which has exceptionally deep water … Continue reading

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Tart, Tartt or Tarte?

I have received two independent emails from individuals claiming to be relatives of the Tart family at Dungeness. The ‘Tarts’ are one of the original families to establish themselves here, many years ago. One subscriber asked me to amend mention … Continue reading

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Recent Film – Afro Punk Girl – Support Needed

A ‘short’ film, entitled ‘Afro Punk Girl’, with the support of ‘Film London’, was recently made here, on the beach and other locations along the coast – namely Camber Sands and the Nature Reserve at Rye (Winchelsea). Both daughter Tilly … Continue reading

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