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  • Folkestone Town Sprucer
    Article: Nov 23, 2015
    By Tim Prater

    I've just pledged to this JustGiving Crowdfunding Page to save the Folkestone Sprucer.

    The £5,000 total is now just £1,1150 away: can you help them hit their target and Save The Sprucer?


  • The Nusseree Battalion later known as the 1st Gurkha Rifles circa 1857
    Article: Nov 12, 2015

    The Shorncliffe Lectures: Saturday 14th November 2015

    Gurkha, Canadian and Belgian Military Connections - 200 years of history.

    10.00 am Start - 5.00 pm Finish. £18.00, concessions £15.00.

    Dr Stephen Summerfield of Loughborough University

    "The Netherlands and the Defence of Kent"

    Author who written over 40 books in military history, science and education. Specialising in the 18th and early 19th uniforms, equipment and weapons. Editor of the Shorncliffe Lecture Series and historical advisor to the Shorncliffe Trust.

  • Map of Shorncliffe Camp 1801 (
    Article: Nov 12, 2015

    ...some time agoto be honest, but I've just come across the link.

    Shorncliffe Redoubt is a large earthwork and fort, used by Sir John Moore and dating back to the Napoleonic Wars, located right by the present Shorncliffe Camp and Military Cemetery above Sandgate.

    Although little remains obviously visible now, if you know where to look you can still see the huge earth banks that formed the walls. Channel 4's "Time Team" visited Shorncliffe Redoubt in episode 5 of their 14th series.

  • Roadworks sign
    Article: Oct 22, 2015
    By Tim Prater

    A resident from Sunnyside Road has been in touch about a serious problem with a hole in Sunnyside Road off Sandgate Esplanade. The hole appeared some weeks ago, and Kent Highways had investigated but said it is a Southern Water responsibility and it had effectively coned off and left.

    However, the size of the hole is increasing, to the extent that the bin lorries have this week refused to go up the road to the bin collections due to it cracking further and the hazard of it collapsing. Although they are apparently going to make alternative arrangements with a smaller lorry, it's clear action is needed - soon.

  • Sandgate Parish Council logo / arms
    Article: Oct 12, 2015
    By Amanda Oates & Gaye Thomas, Sandgate Parish Clerks

    Sandgate Parish Council wishes to create a car park for up to 10 / 12 cars so as to create a safer environment for users of the recreation ground.

    Whilst it is hoped that the majority of users of the park will walk to it, there are occasions when people will drive there and, by creating a car park, it is hoped to lessen the cars being parked on Military Road.

  • Date and Time settings screen
    Article: Oct 12, 2015

    Having spent a slightly frustrating few hours over the weekend trying to resolve some issues with my Tesco Hudl2, I thought I'd post my experience and feedback from Tesco here in case it saves anyone else a few minutes angst...

    I got my tablet around 6 months ago on the basis of a recommendation (from @garymarkfuller) that they were at the time the best value tablet on the market. I've been delighted with it since: quick, smooth, nicely configured, decent price (now £99): as customer reviews go, mark me down as really content with my Hudl2 (and it seems I'm not alone).

  • Map of Shorncliffe Camp 1801 (
    Article: Sep 9, 2015

    The Shorncliffe Trust will this weekend (12th and 13th September) be running free guided tours visiting and explaining the evolvement of a military garrison over 200 years. Almost forgotten about and unmarked for over a century, the site has been interpreted and plotted by the Shorncliffe Trust's chairman Christopher Shaw.

  • Sandgate Sea and Food Festival 2015 Flyer
    Article: Aug 26, 2015

    The fabulous Sandgate Sea Festival takes place this Sunday! A fun day for all the family!

    The venue: Granville Parade, Sandgate

    Times: 11am - 5pm

    There will be live music throughout the day with: KL Music, vocalist Sarah Jane Hassel, The Saltdash Ukulele Group, Electric Tortoise, Rhonda Merrick (a soul-pop-gospel-jazz singer), the Marching band and a steel band.

Sandgate Farmer's Market

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