Posted in December 2013

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading

New flats Goods Station Road, was Jiskoot

I’ve been following the demolition of Jiskoot and the new build since August 2012. Now finished, and with residents moved in, the flats fit into the road quite well…. not looking that dis-similar to the original office block!

Christmas Day 2013

Storms across the country again on Monday meant flooding in several places (including Tonbridge). We went for a Christmas Day walk around Grosvenor and Hilbert park to see how many trees were down, and how the water levels were. A few tress fallen over, and quite a bit of water, but the squirrels seemed happy … Continue reading

Merry Christmas 2013

In terms of a blink of an eye, that year has gone quickly. I have pondered the wiseness of this, but would like to say ‘Thanks’ to some people who have helped make 2013 a good year. Not quite a New Year’s Honours List, more a Merry Christmas One and All. So, in no particular … Continue reading

Jack and the Beanstalk, Assembly Hall Theatre

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK ‘So here it is, Merry Christmas…’ the season for being jolly includes many meals, drinks and of course the Great British Pantomime. Assembly Hall Theatre Panto Launch Day was in September which I covered in and it was quite interesting to read back on my blog, which reflected on the … Continue reading

The BFG, Trinity Theatre

BIG FRIENDLY GIANT In September I received the press release for Trinity Theatre’s Christmas Show – The BFG by Roald Dahl. I then spent a whole morning researching the life of Roald Dahl for a cover article of October ‘Stay Go’ – Trinity hadn’t cast the production and we had few details on how they … Continue reading

Christmas at Ightham Mote

  A slightly drizzly day, but we had planned to visit Ightham Mote, which was decorated for Christmas. Sadly no photos inside, but there were a few decorations outside as well! I have to admit to not researching history before we went, but the house was built up over the centuries, starting in around 1320. … Continue reading

High Brooms in the Mist

A very chilly, foggy morning around High Brooms, highlighting the remaining gas holder, with similar structural patterns in the cobwebs. Comforting thought that in ten days time the days will get longer again! 

A wordy Christmas

Yesterday two attendees of ‘Tunbridge Wells Writers’ helped out at the Oxfam Bookshop. They are setting up an art show, so the day was billed as ‘Artists Unveiled Takeover’ and included a display of their favourite items in the shop, and a give away of ‘Fiction Feathers’, to use as bookmarks or gift-tags. Mine’s now … Continue reading

Demolition of Wheelers Motors

It seems a while ago that the planning application was submitted, but work has started on, more ‘dismantling’ than demolition, of Wheelers Motors in Goods Station Road. The work revealed the sign writing for T Ashby Wood, Ironmonger, found in an 1881 census. The Weald