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Posted over 6 years ago by Rachael Hale with 0 comments

Approximately 400 years ago this oak tree was a little sapling and the first barrels of cured tobacco were arriving in England from Virginia. Now children hide inside its hollow trunk, cricketers use it as a boundary marker and walkers sit under it for...

Posted over 6 years ago by Rachael Hale with 0 comments

It's well known that the tunnel's beneath Dover Castle were the military headquarters during World War II but did you know an underground hospital was also concealed there? Between 1941 and 1942, an extra annexe level of tunnels was created to house a...

Posted over 6 years ago by Rachael Hale with 0 comments

This old man is a representation of time itself. From 1767, he held his hourglass over the church clock in Cranbrook but in 1922 he finally grew weary and fell down. He now rests in Cranbrook Museum while a replacement made of pre-cast stone, with a real...

Posted over 6 years ago by Rachael Hale with 0 comments

Dame Ellen Terry was a hugely successful Victorian stage actress. Smallhythe Place near Tenterden was her retreat from the world and I wonder, whilst practicing her parts, how many expressions did this mirror see? The above image was taken with the kind...