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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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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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