Tag Archives: ww1

The Sad End of the Sergeant Major’s Career

The sad end of the Sergeant Major’s Career by Alan R. Anstee Whilst researching for the Swale 20th Century Defence Project a number of interesting and at times odd events concerning the military were seen in the local newspapers from the early years of WWI when large numbers of troops were based in and around Sittingbourne. Perhaps the oddest of

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A Fatal Fire at Milton Regis 1915

A Fire Fatal at Milton Regis by Alan R. Anstee In February 1915 with large numbers of troops billeted in and around Sittingbourne the potential benefits of having troops in the area was demonstrated by the effects of a fire in King Street. The following account is based on reports in the Kent Messenger (KM) of the 6th February 1915

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Fan Bay Deep Shelter

Fan Bay Deep Shelter Fan Bay Deep Shelter is a system of underground tunnels located on the edge of Fan Hole on the White Cliffs. The shelter is located on the land which was purchased in the national appeal to buy the remaining section of the White Cliffs in 2012. The tunnels are in excellent condition and today remain the

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HDC talk at Canterbury conference

October conference poster View this poster for more details on a joint study day organised by The University of Kent with the Kent Archaeological Society and the Council for Kentish Archaeology. The Grand 50th and 100th Year Anniversary Conference Saturday 18th October 2014 2.00pm – 5.15pm At Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury Publications on aspects of the history and

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