Posted in March 2013

Chalybeate Water

Today, Good Friday, the Chalybeate Spring in the Pantiles re-opened for the summer season, having been shut last year due to troubles with the supply. The traditional ‘dippers’ will be there during the summer serving glasses of water for £1.00. Afterwards we had lunch in the Duke of York, then walked south to Brighton Lake. … Continue reading

Crescent Road…. Car Park?

I thought I had been blogging for a year this weekend, but turns out to now be a year and four days… but let’s mark the blog with a bog. I’m looking for old photos of The Forum, pre Forum days, when it was ‘Fonthill Rest Shelter’ and The Brass Rubbing Centre from 1939 – … Continue reading

Word Up!

A particularly chilly March evening in Tunbridge Wells, and a varied assortment of people sit and stand in The Forum for the first Word Up! event. Hosted by Dwella, we were entertained by two Brighton poets, Tom Sissons and, pictured, Invokal .  There was also the Open Mic Slam, where eight ‘virgins’ got up and … Continue reading

From Mount Ephraim

This is the view over Tunbridge Wells, towards green-copper Opera House and tower of Trinity, from Mount Ephraim.

Writing for free magazines

What started as writing for the Friends of Grosvenor and Hilbert Park newsletter has turned into writing for local free magazines, and I’m very pleased to get a double page spread in the April Town Crier with an article about our forthcoming Family Day, and music. Family Day is in six weeks time, and we … Continue reading

Lovely chilly evening

A very chilly day, but nothing warms the cockles of your heart like a couple of glasses of red and some lovely music. Into one evening we squeezed an Evening with Paul Dunton, and the debut of The Silver Laces, and an hour or so of The Travelling Band at the Forum. Many thanks for … Continue reading

Start of Park Art

Friday, and work starts on installing “Grosvenor Rocks” at the end of Grosvenor and Hilbert Park. Foundations are now in, and the rocks will start arriving after Easter.

Music in Woods Restaurant

We popped out last night to meet our friend, Pat Pope, who managers Stray Dogs, to see them perform an acoustic set in Woods Restaurant. Woods has only recently started holding music nights, they aren’t too well advertised, but there were quite a few people there, and a good atmosphere. Stray Dogs did an excellent … Continue reading

Fusion 2013

It’s good to be invited out to a launch, and then fail to take any photos… I was racking my brains for a previous photo that would be suitable, and ended up with a historical one. The Bayreuth Orchestra used to play in Tunbridge Wells, the most notable mention I have about them is from … Continue reading

Tunbridge Wells Town Hall

A couple of every day photos of Tunbridge Wells Town centre and the Town Hall. Nothing remarkable, it’s another grey day after a sunny start, still no leaves on the trees, a few traffic cones and traffic signs…. Tourist information “Drum”…. I’d been at the Cabinet Meeting in the town Hall in the morning. The … Continue reading