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Painting reveals the story of Kent's 7th century African abbot

Painting reveals the story of Kent's 7th century African abbot

11 June 2021

An English Heritage project highlighting the history of people of African heritage has seen a portrait of an abbot from the 7th century go on show.

Step back in time in new-look museum

Step back in time in new-look museum

08 June 2021

How a couple created a living museum from a former kitchen showroom.

The days of knitted swimwear, grubby towels and freezing cold water

The days of knitted swimwear, grubby towels and freezing cold water

06 June 2021

We remember a popular, but freezing cold, open air pool in Kent - and the humiliation of the woollen costumes patrons of the time had to wear.

New owners for 196-year-old pub

New owners for 196-year-old pub

27 May 2021

The new owners of a pub built nearly 200 years ago are giving the venue a £600,000 facelift.

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When shops were shops

When shops were shops

15 May 2021

Memories of bacon slicers, cheese cut with a wire, butter patted into shape with wooden paddles and sugar weighed into blue paper bags.

History of Island's Walk of Witness site

History of Island's Walk of Witness site

02 April 2021

A hill which hosts an annual Easter service is not all that it seems.

Film stars, floods and grisly goings on at forgotten pub

Film stars, floods and grisly goings on at forgotten pub

27 March 2021

A remote pub demolished to make way for a major Kent bridge had a macabre reputation.

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Blood, bandages and bugles: How St John’s band was born

Blood, bandages and bugles: How St John’s band was born

04 March 2021

We take a musical trip down memory lane to find out more about the last remaining St John Ambulance band that lives in Kent.

Looking back on decades of fun at the Hazlitt Theatre

Looking back on decades of fun at the Hazlitt Theatre

28 January 2021

Sometimes it's not until you fear you might lose something that you realise how precious it is.

Events to look forward to in 2021

Events to look forward to in 2021

30 December 2020

We may have missed out this year, but from festivals and foodie events to big music names and family fun, there's a bumper schedule in 2021.

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The story of Kent's silkworms that produced royal robes

The story of Kent's silkworms that produced royal robes

30 March 2020

Did you know Kent had the UK's first silk farm? Here's the tale of the mulberry-munching silkworms who made silk for several queens' gowns:

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Watch: The big names who have filmed pop videos in the county

Watch: The big names who have filmed pop videos in the county

15 March 2020

Some of the music world's biggest names have shot promotional films for their hits in the county - we take a look back at some of the biggest.

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A look back on The Great Storm of 1987

A look back on The Great Storm of 1987

20 February 2020

With the recent disruption of Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis, we look back on the chaos caused by The Great Storm of 1987.

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Game found on scrapheap could fetch up to £20k

Game found on scrapheap could fetch up to £20k

13 February 2020

A woman was shocked to find an item she kept for 50 years could be worth a five-figure sum.

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How Kent has changed over the past decade

How Kent has changed over the past decade

29 December 2019

As we get set to welcome in 2020 we've been taking a look at the changing face of Kent over the past 10 years.

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Looking back at club's heyday

Looking back at club's heyday

29 December 2019

Pictures and stories of partygoers throughout the years have emerged as a much-loved nightclub shuts its doors - are you in one of these photos?

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Things we said goodbye to in Kent in 2019

Things we said goodbye to in Kent in 2019

27 December 2019

Shops, power stations and nightclubs have all closed this year for the final time.

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Re-runs of Royal Marines book on sale again

Re-runs of Royal Marines book on sale again

15 December 2019

Pictures of Royal Marines spanning over a century are being republished in a book to mark the corps' bond with a Kent town

Take a footstep back in time

Take a footstep back in time

07 December 2019

A tour with a twist: Learn about Dickens' links with Kent, helped along by an eccentric guide.

Every Spoons in Kent and what was there before

Every Spoons in Kent and what was there before

07 December 2019

From former opera houses, to police stations to car showrooms - each of the county's 23 Wetherspoon pubs has a fascinating history behind it.

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