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In This Issue
Memories of a Land Army Girl
Jack Cade's Rebellion
The Dutch Raid of 1667
The Oldest Shop in England
Winston Churchills Butterflies
Towns & Villages recently added to Kent Past

 
 
 
Welcome

Welcome to another addition of Kent Past Times.

 

In a month, when we celebrated 1000 years since the murder of St Alphege and 100 years from the sinking of the Titanic, the former nearly passed unnoticed.

 

This month's issue celebrates the re-introduction of butterfly breeding at Chartwell, together with taking a look at the oldest shop in England, and catches up on the memories of Olive Boyes, a Land Army girl.

 

It is often said that we will be judged by history, and that is certainly the case of past monarchy in the Dutch Raid of 1667, and Jack Cade's rebellion.

 

So dive in and enjoy.

 

Dr Steve Sidders

 

  
 

 

Memories of a Land Army Girl 

Land ArmyUntil the spring of 1942, I lived with my mother, father, sisters and brothers in a neat little brick council house, in Bellingham, on the outskirts of South East London, and worked at the nearby Chiltonian Biscuit Factory. ...more

Jack Cade's Rebellion
Peasant revoltFor a long time, dissatisfaction with the leadership of Henry VI had been growing. The powerbrokers of his government had been lining their own pockets, to the detriment of his people. ....more
The Dutch Raid of 1667
Dutch RaidIn an early morning in June 1667, the Dutch fleet sailed, unchallenged up the river Medway, their target the British Navy at anchor in Chatham. No alarm was raised, and the coastal defences were scattered far and wide. Most of the home army were based in London, although they had not been paid in months.....more
The Oldest Shop in England
ChiddingstoneChiddingstone possess one of the oldest surviving rural shops in England, the street where it stands is also one of the most pleasing in Kent. ....more
Winston Churchills Butterflies
Churchills butterfliesSir Winston Churchill led Britain to victory in the Second World War and is a world renowned historian although he is much less well known for his lifelong love of butterflies. ....more
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