Posted in January 2013

Mending a wall

If this is a blog about what happened in my day – yesterday was definitely “The Day of The Park”. I can short cut through Grosvenor and Hilbert Park to the town, and as I did so yesterday it was at the time all the bosses concerned with these major works descended on the park … Continue reading

Tunbridge Wells Writers

Last summer I “got involved” with Tunbridge Wells Writers group, who meet every fortnight at The Black Pig Pub, Grove Hill Road. The group has been meeting for over a year around a table at the back of the pub, but the group has grown so large now the meeting has moved to one of … Continue reading

Breakfast at Trinitys….

A few days behind, but there was a lot happening in Tunbridge Wells last weekend. Back on every other Saturday is “Breakfast at Trinitys”, starting at 10.30am. Two sets of live music in the foyer cafe, and a special breakfast menu. Last Saturday Paul Cheese came with the bike he had cycled around Britain on, … Continue reading

Grove Hill Gardens

Carrying on research into the life of Edwardian author Sarah Grand while she was in Tunbridge Wells, here are two photos. A view out of the window of 5 Grove Hill Gardens, and a current shot of 10 Grove Hill Gardens. This website including an old sketch of Grove Hill by Charles Tattershall Dodd was … Continue reading

Open : So Create A Difference

Open : So Create A Difference Lots of hard work had been put in to open the one day pop-up-display of “So Create A Difference” in Tunbridge Wells’s Royal Victoria Place. All the design-boards with ideas to transform “grot’spots” around town were on the walls. To encourage public interaction – on the tables were plenty … Continue reading

Originally posted on thesememorieswhich:
This has been the view from Trinity Theatre in Church Road for several years now. The building in the background is Lloyds Bank, but was originally Beechings Bank. The row of shops and flats next to the bank lead down the hill to Tunbridge Wells Railway station. The Ritz cinema in…

So Create A Difference

A lot of Tunbridge Wells architects have been looking at parts of the town that could do with a bit of a re-vamp. The designs are up in the windows of this empty shop, and on Saturday the shop will be open for the general public to give their opinions. This could become a very … Continue reading

Madame Sarah Grand

Following on from looking into the life of suffrage author Sarah Grand, I went to Tunbridge Wells reference library to look through the Kelly’s and Pelton’s street directories. From 1899 -1902 “Madame Sarah Grand” lived at the Grey House in Langton Green, only one of about 36 properties listed in the directory at the time, … Continue reading

Blue Monday

Apparently yesterday was Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year? Possibly so, or not – here in UK we are sitting in the cold looking at the weekend’s snow, with some schools closed, trains and cars struggling. For some it could have been more cheery than the normal mid January – surely a … Continue reading