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Kent’s story in pictures

How Kent's seaside towns have changed over the years

How Kent's seaside towns have changed over the years

Kent has lots to celebrate today, including its Blue Flag beaches, so we've taken a look back at how the county's seaside towns have changed.

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Kent from the skies in the 1990s

Kent from the skies in the 1990s

Just how much has the county changed since the 1990s? Take a trip down memory lane with dozens of aerial pictures of Kent's towns.

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A day at the arcade in 1980s Kent

A day at the arcade in 1980s Kent

Remarkable photographs reveal what days were like at a Kent arcade in the 1980s.

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Pictures show how Kent changed during Queen's reign

Pictures show how Kent changed during Queen's reign

Photos from our files show how much parts of the county changed during Elizabeth II's 70 years on the throne.

Photos show changing face of Kent's pubs

Photos show changing face of Kent's pubs

Pictures from our archive show the changing face of the county's pubs, drinkers, landlords and landladies.

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Classic photos of Maidstone River Festival

Classic photos of Maidstone River Festival

Photos from our archive show fun-loving activities on the water at Maidstone River Festival over the years.

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Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1990s

Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1990s

Join us on a stroll down memory lane, looking back at the shops, pubs and famous faces in our towns in the 1990s. Can you spot yourself?

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Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1980s

Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1980s

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in these amazing photographs taken across the county during the 1980s?

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Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1970s

Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1970s

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in these amazing photographs taken across the county during the 1970s?

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Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1960s

Classic pictures from Kent towns in the 1960s

These incredible photos from our archives show how the county was transformed during the Swinging Sixties.

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Kent from the skies in the 1970s and 80s

Kent from the skies in the 1970s and 80s

Just how much has the county changed in the last 40 to 50 years? Take a trip down memory lane with 101 pictures of Kent's towns.

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Kent from the skies in the 1950s and 60s

Kent from the skies in the 1950s and 60s

Just how much has the county changed in the last 70 years? Take a trip down memory lane with dozens of pictures of Kent's towns.

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Aerial photos show Kent like you've never seen it before

Aerial photos show Kent like you've never seen it before

We showcase some stunning images taken from the skies - some dating back almost 100 years - showing just how much Kent's towns have changed.

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Kent from the skies 100 years ago

Kent from the skies 100 years ago

After thousands of rare archive photos were released by Historic England, we saw how Kent looked from above in the 1920s.

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'We shall not be moved': 60 years of protest in Kent

'We shall not be moved': 60 years of protest in Kent

War, religion and rubbish dumps - a look at some of the causes that have brought placard-waving protesters onto the county's streets.

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Incredible pictures of Sainsbury's in Kent over the years

Incredible pictures of Sainsbury's in Kent over the years

We take a walk back through the decades to chart the history of the major supermarket chain and the changing face of its stores across Kent.

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In pictures: Kent's funfairs through time

In pictures: Kent's funfairs through time

We take a look at the funfairs of our childhoods - the ones that still stand, and the ones that are just distant memories.

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Here's how Christmas used to look in Kent

Here's how Christmas used to look in Kent

Take a trip to Christmas past and see how the county's Christmas season looked in years gone by.

Exploring Kent's Kingdom of Skulls

Exploring Kent's Kingdom of Skulls

One of Kent's churches holds a secret because underneath its stunning architecture, there is a staggering and grim spectacle.

Through the ages: Kent's historic and lost sports grounds

Through the ages: Kent's historic and lost sports grounds

Using photos in the KM Media Group's newspaper archives, we look back at the sports grounds we know and love through the ages.

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Remembering Diana: Photos of the princess in Kent

Remembering Diana: Photos of the princess in Kent

Princess Diana came to Kent several times during her lifetime - here's a look back at her visits.

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In pictures: 20 years of Ashford Designer Outlet

In pictures: 20 years of Ashford Designer Outlet

A series of archive photos have captured the history of the Ashford Designer Outlet.

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Incredible pictures of Kent's most historic high street - then and now

Incredible pictures of Kent's most historic high street - then and now

Use our slider tool to see how some of the county's most iconic buildings have changed - or stood strong - over the centuries.

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Pictures from Kent libraries' 100-year history

Pictures from Kent libraries' 100-year history

As Kent's libraries turned 100, we delved into the archives to see how far the service has come.

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An arrest and a protest: When the Olympics came to Kent in 101 photos

An arrest and a protest: When the Olympics came to Kent in 101 photos

We've delved into the archives and dug out 101 pictures and stories of the Olympic torch coming through Kent.

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Changing face of Canterbury

Changing face of Canterbury

The changing face of Canterbury can be explored in a time-travelling tool on Google Street View - here are some of the city's best.

A nostalgic look at Rochester

A nostalgic look at Rochester

We take another look in our archive to see how much Rochester has changed over the decades.

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Retro photos show how Ashford has changed

Retro photos show how Ashford has changed

A series of archive photos have captured Ashford town centre's history - including a ban on high street traffic and plans to knock down a landmark building.

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Nostalgic look at how Maidstone and West Malling have changed

Nostalgic look at how Maidstone and West Malling have changed

Our old pictures show how much these towns have changed over the decades.

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Changes to Gravesend over 30 years

Changes to Gravesend over 30 years

Check out these pictures showing how Gravesend has changed over the past decades.

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Then and now pictures of the Isle of Sheppey

Then and now pictures of the Isle of Sheppey

Join us on another trip down memory lane as we recreate photos of Sheppey from our archives.

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Archive trawl reveals rare photos of Folkestone

Archive trawl reveals rare photos of Folkestone

Rare retro photos of Folkestone have been dug out of our archive.

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A trip down memory lane to Sittingbourne's past

A trip down memory lane to Sittingbourne's past

Ever wondered what Sittingbourne looked like in years past? Here's your chance to find out.

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