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'We didn't break, and neither did the people of Deal'

'We didn't break, and neither did the people of Deal'

On the 32nd anniversary of the IRA bombing, a man who survived the blast due to a late start recalls the events of that fatal day.

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Saving an historic Thames sailing barge

Saving an historic Thames sailing barge

We spend a day aboard Thames sailing barge Edith May as part of a new patronage programme and learn how to save historic ships from the breakers.

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Kent aviation museum part of new heritage trail

Kent aviation museum part of new heritage trail

A tiny museum in a prison at the birthplace of British aviation is now on a new heritage trail charting the exploits of Battle of Britain pilots.

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Every Wetherspoon pub in Kent and what was there before

Every Wetherspoon pub in Kent and what was there before

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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Dentist plans for Kent nightclub

Dentist plans for Kent nightclub

Part of a Kent nightclub and former holiday camp could bite the dust if a dentist gets his teeth into it. Did you ever visit Warners and Layzells?

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The man who plunged 200ft down well – and was left there

The man who plunged 200ft down well – and was left there

The shocking death of a father-of-two turned into a national scandal when no-one would pay to have his body recovered.

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The force is strong with this exhibition

The force is strong with this exhibition

An exhibition of original Star Wars toys and memorabilia is set to open at a Kent museum this weekend and will run throughout the summer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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