Category Archives: Info

RNLI – THEN AND NOW

And the Year was…….? Sorry do not know who to credit but following – Judith Richardson   CHRISTMAS FAYRE – SUNDAY  12th NOVEMBER       Dungeness Lifeboat Station in Kent guards the Channel from Folkestone to Rye Bay and … Continue reading

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WWII B17 Flying Fortress Engine Surfaces

‘Sleepytime Girl’, an American World War II  B17 Flying Fortress bomber crashed into the sea off Dungeness on 24th April 1944, with only four of the ten crew surviving. A few weeks ago Joe Thomas, a local fisherman, snagged something large … Continue reading

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Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat – Awards and Reward

A couple of items, recently reviewed, regarding the Lifeboat that I feel need shouting about:- The first being a celebration of the 90 years of service by two stalwarts of the station. Judith Richardson, currently the Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer … Continue reading

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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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Plein air at Dungeness

Today, local artist Paul Apps held a plein-air workshop, focusing on ‘off the beaten track’ locations at Dungenes. The enthusiastic amateur artists attending the workshop painted interesting variations of these local scenes.

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Good Knees Required

Good knees are required for some light house work locally.   In the lighthouse! Weekly cleaning during the ‘open’ season’ and minor odd jobs as and when they are needed. With over 160 steps to the top any applicant must … Continue reading

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Fisheye

Interesting pic of the Old Lighthouse from the grounds of the Roundhouse. Alas cannot find the original email from the photographer but looking at the copyright stamp it would seem to be N Barsons.  (Please get in touch) And anyone … Continue reading

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Ben Fogle – More 4, Thursday 6th April

More 4 TV channel Freeview and Freesat at 8pm Thursday 6th April 2017 sees Ben Fogle, adventurer extraordinaire, walking his dog around Dungeness. Haven’t seen anything of this series but assume Ben and his dog will be sniffing around the … Continue reading

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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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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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