Category Archives: Blogs and thoughts

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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Good News Week

Vivien and Graham Foster have been awarded the ‘Bronze Badge’ by the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) for their valiant efforts, over many years, in fundraising for the lifeboat institution. Overseas readers may not be aware that the lifeboat service, … Continue reading

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I didn’t Know that

Went to a gig at the annual Rye Festival Thursday evening – the ‘Mountain Firework Company’ …… and what a professional lot they are – fantastic harmonies and very good musicians and their music – for the most part self … Continue reading

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Out and About

Since the recent publicity on the impending sale of Dungeness we have witnessed a substantial increase in visitor numbers together with media interest in the form of national newspaper coverage and television companies.   All is dying down now except the wild … Continue reading

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Polish Pilots Memorial – updat

There has been a fantastic response to the original blog regarding the destruction of the little memorial for two Polish Spitfire pilots lost in the area during the war – and not just the many hundreds who have viewed the … Continue reading

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