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We have been very lucky as Homewood has lent us some of their pupils' project work. Each pupil in year seven completed a piece of work discussing which monarch should be considered the most significant Tudor. Their responses were wide ranging and there were some very interesting arguments made for each of the monarchs. Mary... Continue Reading →

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The Tannery in Tenterden

A couple of weeks ago photographs of the tannery in Tenterden were featured and gained positive responses. Here is a further extract from Gladys Kitney's Memoir of St Michaels in the 1920s and 30s, and an article - unattributed at the moment, but someone might know who wrote it - about the Tanning process. Extracts... Continue Reading →

Dementia Awareness Training

It is the time of year for forget-me-nots. They are the most beautiful flowers and there are many stories that are linked to their naming. They also symbolise faithful love and memories. This beautiful little flower with its mouse like petals has been adopted by the Alzheimer's society as their logo and now, to show that... Continue Reading →

Tenterden’s First Moon Launch

GEORGE (SPIDER) BURNISTON 1927-2017 A keen and popular member of the Tenterden Motorcycle club in the 50’s and 60’s, George had been nicknamed Spider from childhood. His early crawling method of getting about on the coarse coconut matting in the family home by only putting his finger tips and toes in contact with the matting... Continue Reading →

The Spring Offensive

Jim Ferrier was in the Canadian Black Watch and fought in the same battles as men from Tenterden and District. He sent quite detailed letters home to his brother, a policeman, from ‘Somewhere in France’ about his experiences. We do have access to some information about local men and the engagements that they were involved... Continue Reading →

Twentieth Century Exhibition Room

The Museum is planning a new exhibition room for 2019. The focus is to be the Twentieth Century. The Committee is hoping that the community will help us add to the archives and knowledge of Tenterden and District. Because the anniversary of the Representation of the People Act of 1918 is this month, the focus... Continue Reading →

The Tenterden Tapestry

This is a copy of what I have just posted on Facebook as some people who follow the Blog may not follow us on Facebook. This week, on the social media sites, the focus is on the Tapestry. It seemed opportune to foreground this beautiful contribution to our Museum whilst there is so much conversation... Continue Reading →

Bill Ivy

The following article is one that you can find in the Tenterden and District Motorcyle Club's Exhibition at the Museum. The late club president Ned Noakes at his agricultural engineering business in Ulcombe employed a welder by the name of Ivy, the father of Bill Ivy, later to become the 1967 world 125cc Champion Road Racer.... Continue Reading →

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