I went to visit a local historian about Heritage Open Days this afternoon, which was all in all a lovely afternoon. He suggested, due to lack of street parking, that I walk; only half an hours walk so that was fine. It was interesting as these parts of Tunbridge Wells are the ones I normally drive past, or linger in a traffic jam. On the walk home I realised this row of shops, in the background, are all old weatherboarded buildings. They are next to the 1930s built Kent and Sussex hospital, which was closed last year, and due to be re developed as residential. Currently this is a good example of the different stages in the town’s history….