Posted in November 2012

New homes

Top picture: Quarry Road, Tunbridge Wells Bottom picture: from Victoria Road towards Goods Station Road, Tunbridge Wells A walk into Tunbridge Wells from St James area this afternoon revealed more spots of development. The former Scout Headquarters in Quarry Road is now for sale, on a corner opposite four brown-field site builds… Meanwhile I spied … Continue reading


Friday 30th November – the end of the month, the start of Advent, 21 days til the shortest day, or watch this video

Music and lights

A brilliant evening of Music by Candlelight at The Grey lady again. Opening with the beautiful voice and interesting lyrics of Kay Hazleden with her acoustic guitar, looking forward to Kay recording an EP, then swiftly followed by Kirsti Robinson and her band. Strongly suggest you listen to Kirsti’s music on her website, and watch … Continue reading

Calverley Grounds with bandstand

Following on from our afternoon watching ice-skating in Calverley Grounds, I found this old photo, when there was a bandstand, there also seem to be more trees on the slope near the hotel, formerly Mount Pleasant House. The grounds were informal gardens for the house, and remained so when it was converted to a hotel … Continue reading


The top photo is the newly re-opened re-vamped “Tunbridge Wells Hotel” on the Pantiles, better known locally still as “The Swan”. The bottom photo is the former “High Brooms Tavern” now closed for about five months. the first planning application for conversion to flats plus a semi-detached house & a small bar, has been withdrawn.

Ice skating!

For the second year running Calverley Grounds in Tunbridge Wells has been transformed into an ice-rink. Bigger, and therefore I suppose better, this year, surrounded by craft chalets and a cosy home for Father Christmas, the normal cafe is open as well as a cafe and bar inside the skate-office. Very sadly, but being winter … Continue reading

over in Crowborough “up the mountain”

“A vintage and handmade craft fair” organised by Alice and Rose in the new Crowborough Community Centre…. a couple of people we know were involved so we went along for a look. A lovely new building with this large hall, a cafe downstairs and various meeting rooms, do hope it can all be used to … Continue reading

Originally posted on circles in the sky:
During my research methods class last Wednesday evening, we received news that Hamas’s military leader, Ahmed Jabari, had been assassinated by an Israeli air strike.   As the conflict between Gaza militants and Israel escalated over the next day, my friends and I decided to move ahead with our…

America, Thanksgiving, Black Friday…..

In September, when I went to meet Jason Dorman and Richard Simm from Tunbridge Wells Forum about youth activities, they suggested I check out all their gig listings, find the bands on YouTube, have a listen, and then buy some tickets myself – because music isn’t just about under-21s. One band that caught my eye … Continue reading

Stray Dogs, Grey Lady

Wednesday evening, Music by candlelight, Grey Lady on Tunbridge Wells’ Pantiles. A feast of music, as the evening started with David Mumford , who the evening before had been the opening act for Joan Armatrading at our Assembly Hall Theatre. He managed to sell out of his EP’s on Tuesday evening, so good job we … Continue reading