Category Archives: History

90 This Year – The RH&DR

The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway (RH&DR) celebrates 90 years of operation this year. This year also marks another celebration – 70 years to the day,(March 21st 1947) that popular comedy duo – Laurel and Hardy reopened the line which … 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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Memorial Latest

Despite the weather the new memorial board has been installed.   EDF workers arrived just after eleven this morning and managed to get the bench seat inserted into the beach – and then the rains came!!   And below the … Continue reading

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Polish Memorial – 75th Anniversary

Saturday 16th April 2016 will see the 75th anniversary of the two Polish Spitfire pilots killed on that day in 1941. The hitherto privately maintained memorial – by Colin Clayton – is being replaced by a more substantial structure on … 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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Lifeboat Launch System c1957

Just found an old pic which must have been taken on a ‘Brownie 127’ – as that is all we could afford in those days.  A fairly calm day so probably a routine exercise. The photo shows the then lifeboat … Continue reading

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Ongoing Saga – Polish Memorial

The construction (erection) of a new memorial to the two Polish airmen who died at Dungeness during the last war is still no nearer being agreed upon.   Since we first mentioned  the matter, several suggestions have been put forward but … Continue reading

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Polish Spitfire Memorial – Just a thought

If there is anyone out there with a couple of thousand pounds to spare please get in touch but on a practical note – is there anyone out there (a professional ‘chippy’ perhaps) who would like to provide a quote either for … Continue reading

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Polish Airmen’s Memorial – proposal

Not a flattering pic of what the memorial might be but the idea has been put forward to have the two upright posts in the shape of a Spitfire propeller.   This however does not come cheap.   The original idea … 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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