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Joan Wolford

Following on from my chat to local resident Joan Wolford about the opening of The Assembly Hall, which was 75 years ago this Saturday 24th May, I called into the theatre to look at some of the things she had mentioned. Here are the original box offices, built into the pillars of the foyer; also … Continue reading

Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre at 75

Here’s a piece I wrote for a local magazine Tunbridge Wells Town Crier regarding the forthcoming anniversary at the Assembly Hall: On May 24th 2014, The Assembly Hall Theatre celebrates 75 years since its opening in 1939. While many of us now moan about the lack of  a town centre cinema and the state in … Continue reading

The Pantiles in sun and B&W

I spent a sunny Thursday wandering around the town, drinking coffee, catching up with friends, and a lovely lunch in The Cake Shed on The Pantiles. Not only that, I was fiddling around with Black and White photos, I love the patterns the different shades of grey and shadows make…

Views from Lewes Castle

When my children were young I loved (even if they didn’t) the books about The Little Red Train. Being at the top of Lewes Castle reminded me of that, seeing distant views and tiny people! In the bottom photo, on left, beyond the bowling green and a couple of buildings, is the second of the … Continue reading

Lewes Castle

Varied weather on Saturday when we visited Lewes Castle. Full of lovely spring flower-beds, the castle has two entrance gates, and two mottes. Brack Mound is visible from the top of the other mound, but has no building now, and is actually closed for ‘health and safety’ reasons (it is made of chalk, which I … Continue reading

Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square

A sunny afternoon in London’s Trafalgar Square, with the incredible cobalt blue cockerel installed on the fourth plinth. Quite funny that our first view of it, as we walked along Pall Mall, also features a couple dressed in cobalt blue top and jeans! We had been on a long walk around central London, through Covent … Continue reading

St Peter Church, Bridge

There is no need for me to write anything about the church, as there is an excellent description here. We were in the church graveyard to look at the still flooded field; the graveyard is raised quite high about the field, or as Kent Archaeological Society comment: ‘just above the Nailbourne floodplain’. The water is … Continue reading

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

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