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Derbies Well Street East Malling – A potted history from Mr Sinclair-Williams former occupant.

A HISTORY OF DERBIES WELL STREET, EAST MALLING. There is evidence to suggest that Well Street is a remnant of a Roman road. The Saxon term ‘streat’ was used in rural areas only for ‘made up‘ roads, and after the departure  the Romans and until the advent of Macadam there were no rural metalled roads […]

Arthur John GOODSELL

Private 24884 7th Btn The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Dies 24th March 1918 aged 19 DOB 23 Oct 1898. 1901 lived at 8 Annington Terrace Bell Lane Ditton with Father Robert and Mother Alice GOODSELL and siblings Allen, Emily, Sidney, Stanley and Ambrose 1911 lived at 4 Syringa Terrace, New Hythe Lane, Larkfield, Kent, with […]

The Battle of Medway 43AD

The Battle of the Medway took place in 43 AD, probably on the River Medway in the lands of the Iron Age tribe of the Cantiaci, now the English county of Kent. Other locations for the battle have been suggested but are less likely. This was an early battle in the Claudian invasion of Britain, […]

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