Category Archives: Blogs and thoughts

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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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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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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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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Inconsiderate

Just when one is enjoying a cup of tea looking across the Channel to France this bloke parks his boat right in front of the window. Couldn’t hear what he was saying – I think he was lost so pointed … Continue reading

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Boat Fire

3 young male prats pretending to be ‘photographers’ on an (illegal) shoot decided to place smoke grenades in canisters in an old wooden boat last evening.   The craft, belonging to local fisherman Kenny Thomas, was, as can be seen completely burnt … Continue reading

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Memories

Last year, sometime, I received the following missive – which was immediately lost in the bowels of my PC and together with the ‘help’ of  Microsoft ‘Outlook’  lost all record of the person who submitted these personal memories of Dungeness:- Shortly a new … Continue reading

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Fatwa

An indirect Fatwa has been placed on me by the Residents Association to ensure I do not reproduce comments they have made, on behalf of the residents, vis-a-vis the purchase of Dungeness. So I won’t – suffice to say – … Continue reading

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Local Councillors – Say YES

Have always been told if you don’t want to be ruled by idiots – then stand for election yourself. That said I must then be to blame for the inane comments and actions of various members of the local community … Continue reading

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