Posted in March 2014

Last orders at the bar please.

11pm last night and it was ‘time’ at the Duke of York on the Pantiles. Hopefully someone has been in the pub today and got a last record of the accumulation of postcards from abroad, and the oddity that is the decor of The Ladies loos… A bit like The High Brooms Tavern which closed … Continue reading

Duke of York pub, Tunbridge Wells

A couple of photos from last year – outside the Duke of York with the fishmarket still as Tourist Information, and a view inside DofY of unfest 2013 with Jessica Johansson band. In that time the TI has moved into the Corn Exchange, and the fishmarket has become Sankey’s Champagne & Seafood bar. Today (Saturday … Continue reading

Banff Film Festival

Oh sad little blackberry phone-camera-photos…. I picked up a flyer in The Assembly Hall lobby a while ago with the thought: “What on earth is the Banff Mountain Film Festival” and what has it got to do with Tunbridge Wells? It turns out the Banff Film and Book Festival is: a film and book festival … Continue reading

March Local and Live Electric

Saturday night saw Local and Live Electric return to The Forum, as a fund-raiser towards the summer free Local and Live Festival. Four acts, Chameleon (top), Searching for Pie (missing), Dan Clews band (centre) and Wheels (bottom). All the bands bios can be found on Paul Dunton and guests. Chameleon were a very good band, … Continue reading

The Ragged Trousers coffee shop

Not an advert for biscuits. It’s been a busy week, in the blog that now-a-days resembles a diary. It’s like being 14 again, and getting to Friday, opening the diary, and realising you didn’t fill in anything on the pages Monday – Thursday. There will be a lack of teenage angst here though, no sighing, … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Mr Dunton

Can you think of anything better than running regular musical showcases – and once a year arranging the bands so you can have your favourites play for your birthday? So it was that last night’s line-up at the Grey Lady ‘Paul Dunton and guests’ was truly awesome. Opening with seven members of The Paul Dunton … Continue reading

Coffee Haus

Don’t you love the internet? You could get lost there forever. While these two photos were uploading I was ‘googling’ Coffee Haus, and haus, and Coffee Haus Studios, and I’m sure half an hour of my life passed by…. The photos are of Fine Grind Espresso Bar set up in Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art … Continue reading

Grave concerns

I was in need of the Daily Prompt to get me started today: Here Daily Prompt: We Built This City by Krista on March 9, 2014 What do you love most about the city / town / place that you live in? What do you like the least about it? If you were mayor, what would … Continue reading

Water meters in Tunbridge Wells

An inspiring title. Yesterday I walked through Calverley Grounds, with puddles where the ice rink had been at Christmas, looking at spring daffodils. I’d just been to a community information talk about installing water meters locally, as it had been found in 2007 that water in the south east was stressed. It was hard to … Continue reading