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World War 2
World War 2
Crashed Focke-Wulf FW190A-5, Oxney Court. January 1944
Photocopy from an unidentified article. The article deals with air action over the south-east during January 1944 and includes a photograph of the crash-site in Oxney Court of a German Focke-Wulf 190 fighter brought down ...
Deaths of 11 servicemen in Reach Road on 9th November 1942
Various letters, a death certificate, news articles and extracts from the relevant ARP Wardens Log concerning the deaths of 11 servicemen through shelling, in Reach Road 9th November 1942. Original letter from a relative in file ...
Demolition of 540 Coast Regiment HQs near South Foreland Lighthouse. 27 November 1985
This series of photographs taken on 27 November 1985 showing the old headquarters of the 540 Coast Regiment, which was sited behind the Lighthouse during WW 2, being demolished.
Demolition of military buildings along Lighthouse Road. 25 July 1986
The South Foreland Battery WW2 domestic buildings along Lighthouse Road being demolished in 1986.
Diary of 'C' Battery US 127th AAA Gun Battery by Corporal Allan J English. 1945
This is a copy of the diary of 'C' Battery US Army 127th AAA Gun Battation (MBL) written in 1945 by Ammunition Corporal Allan J English Part of his service was at the Langdon Battery near ...
Douglas Stanford, St Margaret's Blacksmith, Kingsdown Road 1940
Photograph of Douglas Stanford in Local Defence Volunteer (LDV) uniform (later the Home Guard) outside the Repeater Station, Bay Hill in 1940. The blacksmith's workshop was located in Kingsdown Road.
Drawing of Townsend Farm. April 1972
A drawing of Townsend Farm dated April 1972. [Possibly by John Jewell?]
Estate Agent's sale brochure for Hope Farm 1952
Sale particulars booklet with attached map for Hope Farm and lands. The sale on 18th December 1952 by instruction of Miss A Temple (A Tenant for Life under the Settled Lands Act, 1925)
Eulogy for Frank Casey, USA airman who crashed in St Margaret's during WW2
The Eulogy script for Frank Casey giving his history.
Excelsior Tea Rooms in ruins. 1945
From the Gordon Denoon album this photograph taken in 1945 depicts Gordon's son, Ian, standing in the ruins of what was the Excelsior Tea Rooms. The view is from the east end of the Bay looking ...
Excelsior Tea Rooms, pre and post WW2
Two photographs taken from the Gordon Denoon album. The first is a copy of a postcard, the second taken from approximately the same spot in 1945. In his book 'Saga of St Margaret's', Gordon captions the ...
Extracts from 'Leslie Weatherhead - A Personal Portrait', life at The Dial House, St Margaret's Road. 1936-1939
These are typewritten extracts from Kingsley Weatherhead's book entitled 'Leslie Weatherhead - A Personal Portrait' and describes life at The Dial House in St Margaret's Road from 1936, when the house was purchased up to ...
Frank Casey, B17 pilot from The Cedartown Standard (Georgia, USA). 12 July 2011
Pages 1 and 2 of The Cedartown Standard, local newspaper of Cedartown, Georgia, USA, dated 12th July 2011. Front page features a photograph of Frank Casey pilot of the B17 bomber which was successfully crash-landed at ...
Granville Hotel, Hotel Road: Items found under the floorboards. 1995
Boot tags found under the floorboards of the Granville Hotel. They belong to Cpl Munt, Private Perkins, Private Birch and Private Knott. All appear to have been in C Company, 9th Battalion, the Worcester Regiment. The ...
Green Hedges, The Droveway, showing WW2 bomb damage
A photograph of Green Hedges in The Droveway showing damage after a bomb landed nearby.
Gun sites of Clem and Jane at Wanstone Farm. 20 May 1990
Four photographs taken 20 May 1990 showing structures associated with the cross Channel guns Clem and Jane which were situated at Wanstone Farm.
Harry Curling with Land Army girls at Reach Court Farm. 1940s
Henry Curling with a group of landgirls at Reach Court Farm 1943. One of a collection of propaganda photos made at the farm which was run by Gilbert Mitchell. Mr Mitchell and his wife, her sister ...
Hope Farm site, 15 October 2003
Photograph of Hope Farm site taken on 15 October 2003
Impending demolition of war damaged village on the beach. c1950
Photocopied extract, probably from a local newspaper (?), undated, titled 'Changing The Bay'. Accompanying photograph is of Adcock's Villas in a derelict condition. The article concerns their impending demolition. Article thought to have been printed ...
Interior of a deep wartime shelter near the South Foreland Lighthouse. 25 April 2003
Three photographs dated 25 April 2003 showing the interior of the underground wartime shelter near the South Foreland Lighthouse.
Interior of some WW2 military buildings used by the South Foreland Battery, Lighthouse Road. 1986
These photographs taken in 1986 show the interior of some of the domestic buildings situated along Lighthouse Road and used by the South Foreland Battery during WW 2. One of the photographs also shows the entrance ...
Interior of the deep shelter near South Foreland lighthouse. 25 April 2003
Photographs from 25 April 2003 showing the interior of the wartime deep shelter situated near the South Foreland Lighthouse.
Jean Weir and a downed Messerschmitt 109 at Solton Manor. August 1940
Details of a Messerschmitt 109 force-landed on farmland around Solton Manor after engagement with RAF fighters over Manston. Taken from page 594 of 'The Battle of Britain Then and Now' 1980 edited by Winston G. ...
Land Army girls at Gilbert Mitchell's wartime farm. 1940
Land girls on a tractor at Reach Court Farm. One of a collection of wartime propaganda photos taken in 1940 at 'Britain's wartime farm'
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