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Archive for the category “Kent”

Platform 3, Victoria Station…en route to East Malling…

Victoria Station, around half-four this afternoon...

Victoria Station, around half-four this afternoon…


Three trains, juxtaposed...

Three trains, juxtaposed…


A festive Brian's Hairdresser's, at the top of East Malling High Street...

A festive Brian’s Hairdresser’s, at the top of East Malling High Street…

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A cold and rainy day in Maidstone town…Maidstone United 2 Salisbury City 0…yay, come on you Stones…:)

Pre-match formalities and civilities…two teams, mascots, match officials…


Salisbury City were 2-0 down at half-time, despite they playing in a higher league (this was an FA Trophy first round tie), and for some reason, they spent two-thirds of the half-time break on the pitch…as a punishment from their manager maybe, who knows?


Some very happy Stones fans acclaiming their victorious team after the game..:)

A Soccer Saturday in a Surbiton pub…and a Kentish thing…

The Victoria pub in Surbiton…and no. 36, AFC Wimbledon 0 Gillingham 1….(alas, I missed my Norbiton train) šŸ˜‰


The Coronation Clock Tower (for Edward VII in 1902) in Surbiton. Originally erected in 1908, and restored in relatively recent times…


‘The Milkmaid’ a self-portrait by a West Malling photographer, Freda Barton, who would have been a young woman at the time of Edward VII’s Coronation Picked up a 10 X 8 copy of the photo in Kent this morning, and bought a frame for it in Surbiton this afternoon šŸ˜‰

To the Isle of Harty with Mum and three sisters…

St. Thomas the Apostle, Isle of Harty, arguably Kent’s remotest church, on the Isle of Sheppey.

The ‘Owl’ stained glass window, within the church.

Across the water to the north Kent coast, around Oare…

Public Art at Kings Hill…and thanks, Chris ;)…

‘Memorial to Group Captain Peter Townsend’ by Guy Portelli…

‘A Different Ball Game’ by Kevin Atherton…

‘Tug of War’ by W. Stanley Proctor.

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A visit to East Malling, via Victoria Station…

After buying the return ticket to East Malling, I had maybe 40 minutes wait for the Ashford International train, so The Iron Duke on the station concourse beckoned, and this is the view out of a window, of the Apollo Victoria, where Wicked is currently playing….

East Malling villlage, from Mill Street, with the King and Queen pub on the left, and the tower of St. James’ Church visible at the end of Church Walk.

Further along Mill Street, on the left, is Upper Mill, with these Oast Houses, now converted to homes, but formerly with a practical use as hop-drying kilns, and a feature of some Kentish and Sussex landscapes.

Two London 2012 images…and one for my Mum ;)

Chen Guanming, aboard his tricycle, in Gerrard Street today, having cycled from Beijing to London…’to support Olympics…I hope my story can contribute to world peace and environment protection.’

Trafalgar Wenlock, at the southern end of the Charing Cross Road.

And last…but very far from least…today was my Mum’s 80th birthday, and this is one of her favourite flowers, an hibiscus, in her back garden.

Memento Holbrook House, 5th October 1970…White Rabbit, and a momentous day in the history of Maidstone United Football Club :)

72, Bank Street, Maidstone…once home of Kingsford, Garlant & Co., Chartered Accountants, where a callow youth began his working life, half a lifetime ago šŸ˜‰

Pub sign for the White Rabbit, an inn near Fairmeadow, Maidstone.

Maidstone United celebrate their return to the town, after a two dozen year exile, with a friendly fixture against Gus Poyet’s Brighton and Hove Albion, at the new Gallagher Stadium. Oh, the result…well, it was Maidstone United 0 Brighton and Hove Albion 5…but it was only the occasion that mattered. Welcome home, MUFC :).

A flower at the old Vicarage, an inspired piece of architecture, and the City of Westminster’s Coat of Arms…

In the garden of the old Vicarage, in East Malling High Street, Kent.

100, Victoria Street, Westminster…and I love this bit of modern archtecture :).

Further along Victoria Street, at number 64, the Coat of Arms on the City of Westminster council offices wall.

Life’s journey is too short sometimes…

14:37 Victoria to Ashford International.

Des Lynham’s Foreword to Helen Rollason’s ‘Life’s Too Short’

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Church Walk, East Malling, Kent

 

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