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Kent in the 1960s: Classic pictures from across the county


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It was the revolutionary decade that brought us The Beatles, the moon landings, the Dartford Tunnel and flavoured crisps.

Thanks to a chance meeting at a Kent railway station, the 1960s also gave us the Rolling Stones.

A punter sips a pint of Guinness while having his hair cut by barber Ted Tole at The Chapter Arms in Chartham Hatch in 1964. Landlord Norman Askey is behind the bar
A punter sips a pint of Guinness while having his hair cut by barber Ted Tole at The Chapter Arms in Chartham Hatch in 1964. Landlord Norman Askey is behind the bar
The winter of early 1963 was so severe that coal barges were frozen on the Medway at Rochester
The winter of early 1963 was so severe that coal barges were frozen on the Medway at Rochester
Miss World, 21-year-old Ann Sidney, came to Canterbury in October 1965 to compere a wool fashion parade at Ricemans where two years before she had her first modelling assignment
Miss World, 21-year-old Ann Sidney, came to Canterbury in October 1965 to compere a wool fashion parade at Ricemans where two years before she had her first modelling assignment
Life guards at Yalding in June 1967
Life guards at Yalding in June 1967
Inside one of the many public houses in Snodland in 1968
Inside one of the many public houses in Snodland in 1968
David Atkinson, Andrew Nicholson, Trevor Gransden and Paul Edwards raised money for 1st Strood Boy's Brigade in 1969 by collecting waste paper. The cash went to a fund for a campsite and training centre
David Atkinson, Andrew Nicholson, Trevor Gransden and Paul Edwards raised money for 1st Strood Boy's Brigade in 1969 by collecting waste paper. The cash went to a fund for a campsite and training centre

There was rebellion in the air, with protests breaking out across the county, railing against everything from local traffic issues to the Vietnam War.

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