Posted in April 2013

Bridge Place Manor

Today we happened to be in the village of Bridge, East Kent, and get to walk around the outside of Bridge Place Manor. Now run as an over 30s bar and nightclub, I felt a bit of research was needed… There is a good history piece on the website and also some interior photos. This … Continue reading

Tonbridge Theatre, Sean de Burca

>An evening out in Tonbridge at the E M Forster Theatre, Tonbridge School, for the launch of Virgin Soldiers ep; pictured is one of the support acts, the very talented Sean de Burca, catch his wordpress site here. Sean has a unique way of playing acoustic guitar which he is constantly developing. Sean was selling … Continue reading


Back in October there will be a blog Walking Tour about a walk around Tunbridge Wells common as part of the Grosvenor Rocks project. The walk finished at Tunbridge Wells Forum, which is situated where one of the original houses pre-The Wells was. Polly and Suzie were part of commissioning Grosvenor Rocks, and in October … Continue reading

Parking Debate

Here’s a photo from Royal Victoria Place car park. I’ve just noticed the ‘Pay by phone’ sign covers up the ‘Welcome to Royal Tunbridge Wells’ sign. In fact, all in all, it’s rather a muddle of signs, and I’ve been told (not having paid to park for a couple of years) that the machines now … Continue reading

Bonfire Music

This afternoon we have been listening to the new album from David Mumford – ‘Bonfire Music’, launched last night at the Local and Live Sessions at Trinity Theatre. For the gig David had assembled a band, Poppy Alice on backing vocals, Mike Wilton on guitar, Henry Willard on double bass and Matt Bennie on drums. … Continue reading

A bit of Batman and Robin

To raise awareness of the upcoming Mayor’s Variety Show, Tunbridge Wells Mayor, John Smith, and local personality Brian Bissell, dressed as Batman and Robin and abseiled down the Town Hall, to the backdrop of the town motto “Do Well, Doubt Not”. They then stopped a thief with their bag of swag before driving off into … Continue reading

Carving in the sandstone

Bridget Powell is now spending eight days at ‘Grosvenor Rocks’ carving as many of the words, phrases and pictures as possible in the time she has. Bridget J Powell

Crescent Road Car Park

I’ve been out photographing car parks as part of  Car Parking Petition The Crescent road car park is the town’s oldest multi storey, now 45 years old. While not the most attractive building at the moment… how often in history has that been thought, 45 years after the building was built? What will we think … Continue reading

New hoardings for Ritz cinema

Some photos from Friday afternoon showing the start of new hoardings around the whole “cinema grotspot site” . Planning permission has been given for these, before the next lot of work… the planning application for the next stage is still ‘pending’… it’s now two months since the planning applications went in (on the notable date … Continue reading

Unveiling Day

We had a sunny morning, but a wet afternoon; here are Grosvenor Rocks at the end of the unveiling day. A visit by the Mayor and his wife, and a crowd of activity, various words and pictures are now on the rocks waiting to be professionally carved over the next couple of weeks.