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Cathedral fire could have been arson

Cathedral fire could have been arson

A new book suggests a fire at one of Kent's most historic buildings could have been started deliberately.

'Where the devil can I get that? I wish Woollies were still here'

'Where the devil can I get that? I wish Woollies were still here'

It's been 10 years now since "The Wonder of Woolworths" disappeared from town centres up and down the country.

The Woolworths store left empty 10 years after it closed

The Woolworths store left empty 10 years after it closed

It has been ten years since Woolworths up and down the country closed, but one store still has its original signage up.

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Public thanks for Victoria Cross hero with poem

Public thanks for Victoria Cross hero with poem

How to honour a VC hero was the question circulating Sittingbourne when the town learned of Lieut Donald Dean’s bravery at Christmas, 1918.

Survivors tell of bombing horror

Survivors tell of bombing horror

Residents have recalled the death and destruction caused by a lone bomber days before Christmas.

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Builder's Grand plan to outdo neighbour

Builder's Grand plan to outdo neighbour

An iconic fixture of the town's coastline, The Grand features in Martin Easdown's recent book Fashionable Folkestone.

'We saw a plane and heard a bang'

'We saw a plane and heard a bang'

Fifteen-year-old Peter Rainer was one of the first on the scene when a bomber crashed near Ashford in the Second World War.

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The story of the giant lace panel

The story of the giant lace panel

It could not be more prominently displayed but how many people stop to look at a lace panel hanging in the reception of Sheppey Healthy Living Centre?

The reality of first post-war Christmas 100 years ago

The reality of first post-war Christmas 100 years ago

Three weeks after the euphoria of the Armistice, many families mourned losses as they approached their first Christmas after the First World War.

The last of the family to catch shrimps on the river

The last of the family to catch shrimps on the river

A daughter recounts the work of her father, the last of her family to fish a river before the the ancient industry became commercially unviable.

Kent stars from a bygone era

Kent stars from a bygone era

Audrey Hepburn and Peter Cushing are among the stars of black and white films who lived in Kent.

Town that's always changing

Town that's always changing

A look at a town's streets which have changed beyond recognition in the last few decades.

Changing faces of Halfway House

Changing faces of Halfway House

From a pub to a meze, the wind of change has been blowing through Halfway in recent times.

A walk through Sittingbourne in days gone by

A walk through Sittingbourne in days gone by

A business man, who spotted society's move from horses to motor cars, has had his writings put into a book.

The changing faces of city centre church

The changing faces of city centre church

Pictures of a church built in 1853 where a shopping centre now stands.

How town got through the war

How town got through the war

It was business as usual for those who lived through the war years, with pride and determination coming as standard against the enemy.

Fishing for a little history

Fishing for a little history

Take a journey back in time to the time with old fishing families on the Medway.

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The rise and fall of Abbott's Mill

The rise and fall of Abbott's Mill

We look back at Abbott's Mill, which was destroyed in a huge blaze in 1933.

Remembering the summer camps of the 1970s

Remembering the summer camps of the 1970s

Looking back at Sheerness summer fun.

Look back: The High Street as it used to be

Look back: The High Street as it used to be

Up and down the country, the street scene has changed beyond all recognition over the decades, and many say not for the better.

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