SOUNDS OF THE WELLS

Originally printed in October Tunbridge Wells ‘Town Crier’ magazine. SOUNDS OF THE WELLS Within a few years of Lord North’s discovery, and promotion of, The Wells near Tonbridge, a small spa town resort was growing, providing entertainment for visitors, as well as healthy chalybeate water to drink. For a long time the basis of the … Continue reading

John Peel, 10pm, and growing-up.

It’s a quiet October evening, and I’m catching up on a backlog of reading other people’s blogs (such as Big Forest) and deleting promotional emails. But I stop and listen to the radio; tomorrow will be 10 years since the last radio programme the late John Peel presented. There have already been mentions on BBC … Continue reading

October sunshine

Originally posted on Social Mediable :
? It’s been a mild and dry September, and after rain yesterday, today was sunny again. A walk around the park revealed that the seagulls have moved back onto the lake, so we must be approaching winter. Work is carrying on above the dripping wells to see what makes them…

Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells…

Last week our local paper featured an article about Tunbridge Wells Forum, following on from a variety of residents objections to plans for some new flats on London Road. The main concern was from the Environmental Agency, as a risk assessment of the site, formerly a petrol station, hadn’t been carried out. Being a local … Continue reading

Work starts! Grosvenor and Hilbert Park

Originally posted on Social Mediable :
I’m not the only one blogging about this as Cally, our Community Engagement Officer has her own blog but I thought it was worth adding my views of the work going on. So firstly, a tree and shrub clearance from the Upper Grosvenor entrance, what a difference to what was…

UGLY LOVE

In these days of X-Factor ballad wannabes and endless computer generated dance tracks, one local band are getting on with having fun, and trying to add some excitement to the indie music scene. I spoke to Ugly Love lead singer Tom Adolph about how the last two years had been for himself, Kit, Sam and … Continue reading

I’M GLAD I SPENT IT WITH YOU

For a while now, I’ve been writing this collection, not so much of stories, but of lives. They can be read in any order, as they are each a table of their own, although they slightly overlap and link. The concept is a Coffee Shop on a Sunday lunchtime, with a band playing. Each table … Continue reading

Looking ahead to Christmas 2014

Originally posted on Social Mediable :
On a balmy July evening a, very varied, group of people met in The Cross Keys pub, to sing a Christmas song. Some might find them barmy rather than balmy, but good things come to those who wait, and the majority of you will need to wait til November to…