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‘Living and Working in Lydd’

First Published In Issue 3 I did various jobs on the farm during the war including catching moles that were causing a lot of damage to the arable crops. As a lot of the good grazing land had to be ploughed up, I got sixpence a tail and I had to keep the tails in a tin and show ...Full Article

“Goal Running”

First Published Issue 2 This ancient game, peculiar to Kent and East Sussex, was first played in the late 19th Century. Virtually every town and village had a team ...Full Article

A Postman In New Romney

First Published Issue 1 On leaving school, I obtained a job as a Boy Messenger at New Romney Post Office and sometimes they gave me part-time postman’s job if ...Full Article

The ‘scousification’ of….

Saturday 5th September 2015 I almost choked on my cappuccino-as we sat after lunch on the Fred. Olsen cruise ship Braemar last week – when my friend stated that ...Full Article

Folkestone celebrate 75 years of the Battle of Britain

After a tense couple of weeks The Looker can confirm that the planned air display at Folkestone next weekend (12th September) will go ahead. This follows the civil aviation ...Full Article

Raise a mug to the 25th worlds biggest coffee morning this September

It’s time to dust off those coffee mugs and dig out your ‘showstopper’ recipe, as Macmillan Cancer Support’s flagship fundraiser World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, returns on Friday 25th September ...Full Article

Dog owners collared

Two dog owners have fallen foul of the laws that protect everyone’s enjoyment of Shepway’s public spaces. The first was given an £80 fixed penalty for not clearing up ...Full Article

Alarm call for landlords

Private landlords in Shepway are being urged to make sure they have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors fitted in their properties. Under new regulations coming into force on 1 ...Full Article

Hythe’s new Doggy Day Care opens it’s doors

Dogs in Hythe are certainly happy hounds after the opening of a day care and training centre, allowing your pooches to be pampered whilst you are out at work ...Full Article

Aldington Soapbox Derby made it through the rain

Despite torrential downpours overnight along with thunder and lightning right up until 10 o’clock on the race day morning, the Aldington Soapbox Derby went ahead on Bank Holiday Monday. ...Full Article
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