Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

History repeats itself for Sevenoaks High Street building damaged by collision

The Sevenoaks High Street building was left damaged after the collision.

A LITTLE piece of Sevenoaks history took a battering this morning (21 June) when a coach collided with the side of a building while the driver was trying to negotiate around a broken down lorry in the narrow part of upper Sevenoaks High Street.

The property is part of a parade of buildings which originally included a Sevenoaks town pub called The Coachmakers Arms which closed down in the 1930s but its history goes back to the 1800s.

And these properties appear to have been hit before as a reference to the buildings on The Sevenoaks Society website states that one of the projecting ornamental cast iron window box supports in front of first floor windows has been ‘largely demolished by passing high vehicles’.

The broken down lorry and collision caused major tailbacks for a few hours from mid-morning onwards but the vehicles were cleared before the evening rush hour.

The scene of this morning’s collision.

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