Category Archives: Local Issues

Another One Missing?

Dungeness lifeboat was launched just after ten this morning after flip flops found at waters edge. Search for possible missing person still ongoing together with the air sea rescue helicopter from Lydd. Always the possibility of a hoax but search … Continue reading

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5 Die in Sea

Five people died in the sea yesterday in the Camber area, just around the corner from Dungeness. The lifeboat and Air Sea Rescue were called out twice to assist in the rescue. Camber, unlike Dungeness, which has exceptionally deep water … Continue reading

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They are Coming!

A boat load of suspected illegal immigrants were found floundering off the coast at Dymchurch (just down the road) late yesterday.   Their rigid inflatable had been taking on water and they phoned home (Calais) for help.  Two lifeboats and coastguards responded … 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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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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Polish Memorial – Update

This coming April 16th marks the 75th anniversary of the deaths of the two Spitfire pilots shot down and killed here during the war. We know of a few people who will be visiting on this day to pay their … 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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Barrier!

Heard they had erected a barrier at the end of the Estate!  great – keep the immigrants out or better still the visitors.   Alas no – its just the latest safety measure for the ‘light’ railway.   Finally a level crossing … Continue reading

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A Sad Farewell – Peter Marlow Dies

Peter Marlow, a highly acclaimed photographer, passed away last Sunday .   He was 63 and is survived by wife Fiona and four children.   Condolences to all the family. Peter is known locally for his purchase and re development of  several … Continue reading

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