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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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Tsunami Threat????!!!!!!!!

Headline scare stories say that underwater movements off the coast of Norway could bring 60 foot waves to the area and demands are being made for the protection of the power station. Protection of the power station? 60 foot waves … Continue reading

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Memories Continued

Having seen the lovely picture of the school with all the proud school children circa 1940 below is how it looked like after Hitler decided to close it. Taken around 1950 it shows the author and, younger, Uncle on the … Continue reading

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House of the Year 2016 – Another Dungeness ‘Shack’ Shortlisted

Dungeness new build house ‘North VAT’ has been longlisted for the Channel Four ‘Grand Designs’ RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) ‘House of the Year 2016’. THURSDAYS 9pm to 10pm and repeated at other times! The following is an article … Continue reading

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Examples of Power Plants Used as Filming Locations

Power stations are often used as filming locations for films and television series. Science fiction films are the most common genre to use power stations as a location due to the futuristic environment and feel of the stations. In this … Continue reading

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Further Memories

The following pics were taken by Peter ion the summer of 1959, who has fond memories of this desolate place – well it was in those days.    The first being the now long gone ‘Experimental Station belonging to ……………………. followed … Continue reading

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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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