Posted in June 2013

Sunny afternoon on The Common

A truly glorious sunny Sunday in Tunbridge Wells – a rare event this year! We walked to The Pantiles for lunch, and returned via The Common – stopping for an ice cream by the Higher Cricket Ground, coffee at the Mount Edgcumbe, and watching volleyball on the Lower Cricket Ground. I gloat a lot here, … Continue reading

At Word Up! again

I missed the second Word Up! in May, but memories of the first one in March were: jolly good but cold! Looking back to here – alot more people were in the audience last night for the third Word Up! at The Forum. The evening started with Kate reading poems from her new book. A … Continue reading

A crazy night at The Grey Lady

I seem to have spent the past year missing seeing ‘Ross and The Wrongens’ play, where ever they were – I was somewhere else. I’d heard them online, and bought “The Rat Race” CD, but not seen them live. Finally Sunday 23rd June and no clash of events – wrote GREY LADY in big letters … Continue reading

Random photos on a High Brooms walk

There seems to be a lot of activity around High Brooms and the Sandhurst Road area. Starting with the gas holders being noisily demolished, there are these markings all over the nearby road. Not sure if this is part of the updated electricity cable being laid from High Brooms Industrial Estate to the sub-station by … Continue reading

Some more ‘Art Pull’ hats….

More hats – showing the variety of styles and prices on show this week, from the flowers of Caroline Morris, to the felt of Victoria Hansen, and the rosettes by Milly Spaven. I’ve looked up ‘Hat Shops’ and ‘Millinery Shops’ in Tunbridge Wells, and I can’t see that we have any other shops completely full … Continue reading

‘Hats Matter’ are at Art Pull!

It’s the third week that ‘Art Pull’ in Camden Road has been open, and this week sees ‘Hats Matter’ – and yes, I think hats can be art. We had a lovely chat with Sarah McIvor (top photo) whose hat making is her hobby, often making hats for her work colleagues. They get to visit … Continue reading

Tankerton Fun Day

Sunday 16th June – My sister in law had a jewellery stall at Tankerton Fun Day, on top of Tankerton slopes; we decided to stop by for some lunch and a look around. Took several photos, but tried to find three (my allowance on this blog lay out) that summed up a Fun Day on … Continue reading

Violet Jive, Jazz on the Pantiles

Thursday summer evenings have, for a few years, seen ‘Jazz on the Pantiles’ held on the bandstand; I however, for many different reasons, hadn’t visited until yesterday. Two reasons for finally going yesterday were: I was out already at a meeting and, I liked ‘The Violet Jive’ when I heard them last year. Arranging to … Continue reading

Demolition of Gas Holders

The footpath alongside the High Brooms gas holders is supposed to be closed while demolition takes place, but was still open yesterday afternoon. An incredible amount of noise made by the taking down of these Victorian holders; the gas works was open here from 1880 until 1967, originally gas was made from coal delivered from … Continue reading

Shed Gallery

For the first time I’ve managed to co-ordinate myself to the opening times of a South East Open Studio. Every June a variety of artists and makers in the South East open their doors, and you can pop round their studio (or house) and see them, talk to them, and maybe buy something.  A short … Continue reading