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On my recent trip to Kent I payed my first visit to Rochester and one of the first things I noticed as I entered the city was a weather vane in the shape of a ship. On further investigation I found that it was on top of the guildhall which was built in 1687.

Outside, [...]

13 Comments CherryPie on Jan 28th 2012

In the 1860s Charles Fechter sent Charles Dickens a Christmas present, it arrived in 58 packing cases at Gravesend station. The present was a prefabricated Swiss Chalet which Dickens assembled in the garden at his country home at Gadshill Place. He constructed it in the second part of his garden which was across the [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 24th 2012

I have now returned from from my second journey (in a month) down south.  It is such a long journey (5 hours) that it feels like a trip to the moon.    Making the journey by road is less than ideal; it is mostly motorways, which currently have a lot of roadworks that slow down the [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 23rd 2012

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