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All Our Stories – Beat Project ‘All Our Stories’ website

About the ‘All our stories’ project – ‘Capturing Community Heritage in West Malling’ All Our Stories, a brand new small grant programme, launched last year in support of BBC Two’s The Great British Story – has been designed as an opportunity for everyone to get involved in their heritage. With HLF funding and support, community groups […]

George ‘Gus’ Watson

My grandfather, George ‘Gus’ Watson, is the gentleman wearing the cap sitting outside the Bull Inn, Larkfield. He died in May 1955 aged 82 and from his appearance, I suspect this picture was taken not long before that. Certainly in the 1950s. He and my grandmother, Alice (d1959) lived in Lunsford Lane at the time. […]

Memories from Kemp and Son

I was 15 when I started working there as shop assistant on the princely wage of £4/2/6 (£4.25) gross per week, £3/17/6 (£3.87) after stoppages. The shop was basically divided into two departments, Ladies and Gents but also had a room selling toys, a room selling linen, fabric rugs etc.         Mr […]

Church of The Holy Trinity Larkfield, Kent

Grade II listed Church. 1854. By R P Pope. Kentish ragstone rubble with ashlar dressings in an early English style. Nave with west bellcote, south porch and south aisle, separate chancel. Roof of plain tiles except pantiles over south aisle. WEST FRONT. Very tall angle buttresses with single lower central buttress separating single lancets. Large […]

The Inn House, Larkfield

785 London Road, East Malling, Kent ME20 6DE Grade II listed building which was a Farmhouse, subsequently inn, now shop. 15th Century with later 16th century additions. Timber framed, elevations of painted brick on coursed rubble stone plinth, rendered to north. Plat band. Plain tiled roof with slightly lower end cross-wing gables. 20th century boxed […]

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