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Signs, posters, leaflets, newspaper articles, magazine articles, adverts, television, radio, word of mouth, planes flying through the sky trailing streamers, branded hot air balloons, buses, hoardings, newsletters, notices in the church pews… and now emails, facebook, twitter, blogs, tumblr,¬†instagram, websites…. How is the best way to get your message across? Our Family Day showed how … 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

Mount Pleasant

This is a view from the bottom of Mount Pleasant, looking up the hill, past the Railway Station and the taxi rank. It was suggested on twitter that the Railway Station would be a good place to site Tourist Information, either real people or electronic terminals. There was also an idea that the Museum and … Continue reading

The electronic terminals

I’m aware this blog is read by people in Tunbridge Wells, and by others around the world. This truly amazing photo is of the electronic terminal in The Corn Exchange, Tunbridge Wells, but really, you could have them all around the world! Touch the screen and you can read assorted preset websites, the most notable … Continue reading

Tourist Information.. The future?

Part two of two… On Thursday morning members of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Cabinet will meet to discuss cultural strategy and proposals over relocating Tourist Information Centre (TIC) and Restructuring the Tourist Information Service. Two winters ago they trialled moving the TIC to the top of the town into Gateway (top photo), not a very … Continue reading

Pantiles 1912

I’m not too sure where this picture came from now… but a view of The Pantiles in 1912, with old bandstand. I was trying to find an old photo of The Fishmarket. Council ideas at the moment, to save money, are to move the Tourist Information Centre, from it’s prominent position in The Fishmarket, to … Continue reading

Chipping away

I took this photo last week in Hilbert Road, where the original red brick pavements are showing themselves under the wearing away tarmac. A year ago I traded up my phone to a Blackberry because I wanted to use twitter and, less so, facebook when out. Not long after that I started this blog, and … Continue reading