Category Archives: Local Issues

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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Local Anglers & The RNLI

A couple of weeks ago now but still worthy of a mention:- The World Dab Fishing Championships were held here and hosted by the Dungeness  RNLI station at the end of January.   The 175 anglers taking part in the event, organised … 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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Early morning mist

Following inclusion of Robert Walker’s. photograph of the new lighthouse put up last week the following pic taken 1st November is not untypical of the mist that comes off the sea – and lingers yet 4 miles down the road they are … Continue reading

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Fine Art

  One of a series of photographs taken by a fine arts photographer, Robert Walker. It will feature in his exhibition ” The Fifth Continent ”  at Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale, Lancashire. It opens on 12th December 2015 and closes on 27th … Continue reading

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