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St Margaret's Village History
Thousands of historic images & stories from a Kent village
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Land Army girls building a haystack. 1940s
One of several propaganda photographs taken during WW2 at Reach Farm, which became known as 'Britain's Frontline Farm' due to its vulnerability to bombing and shelling from occupied France. The farmer, Gilbert Mitchell, was awarded ...
Mitchell family look across the Channel in wartime. 1942
Gilbert Mitchell, his wife and her sister, Gladys Harrison, look across farmland at St Margaret's to the Channel in May 1942. The Mitchell's ran Reach Court Farm which they bought just before the war. They continued ...
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